2 Samuel 23:2
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New International Version
"The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.

New Living Translation
"The Spirit of the LORD speaks through me; his words are upon my tongue.

English Standard Version
“The Spirit of the LORD speaks by me; his word is on my tongue.

New American Standard Bible
"The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.

King James Bible
The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me, His word was on my tongue.

International Standard Version
The Spirit of the LORD speaks within me; his word is on my tongue!

NET Bible
The LORD's spirit spoke through me; his word was on my tongue.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The Spirit of the LORD spoke through me. His words were on my tongue.

Jubilee Bible 2000
(The Spirit of the LORD has spoken by me, and his word has been in my tongue.

King James 2000 Bible
The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.

American King James Version
The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was in my tongue.

American Standard Version
The Spirit of Jehovah spake by me, And his word was upon my tongue.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue.

Darby Bible Translation
The Spirit of Jehovah spoke by me, And his word was on my tongue.

English Revised Version
The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was upon my tongue.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word was on my tongue.

World English Bible
"The Spirit of Yahweh spoke by me. His word was on my tongue.

Young's Literal Translation
The Spirit of Jehovah hath spoken by me, And His word is on my tongue.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

23:1-7 These words of David are very worthy of regard. Let those who have had long experience of God's goodness, and the pleasantness of heavenly wisdom, when they come to finish their course, bear their testimony to the truth of the promise. David avows his Divine inspiration, that the Spirit of God spake by him. He, and other holy men, spake and wrote as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. In many things he had his own neglect and wrong conduct to blame. But David comforted himself that the Lord had made with him an everlasting covenant. By this he principally intended the covenant of mercy and peace, which the Lord made with him as a sinner, who believed in the promised Saviour, who embraced the promised blessing, who yielded up himself to the Lord, to be his redeemed servant. Believers shall for ever enjoy covenant blessings; and God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, shall be for ever glorified in their salvation. Thus pardon, righteousness, grace, and eternal life, are secured as the gift of God through Jesus Christ. There is an infinite fulness of grace and all blessings treasured up in Christ, for those who seek his salvation. This covenant was all David's salvation, he so well knew the holy law of God and the extent of his own sinfulness, that he perceived what was needful for his own case in this salvation. It was therefore all his desire. In comparison, all earthly objects lost their attractions; he was willing to give them up, or to die and leave them, that he might enjoy full happiness, Ps 73:24-28. Still the power of evil, and the weakness of his faith, hope, and love, were his grief and burden. Doubtless he would have allowed that his own slackness and want of care were the cause; but the hope that he should soon be made perfect in glory, encouraged him in his dying moments.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Spirit of the Lord spake by me,.... The psalms and songs he composed were not the fruits of his own genius, but were written by him under the inspiration of the Spirit of God; by whom holy men of God, the penmen of the Scriptures, spoke, even as they were moved by the Holy Ghost, of whom David was one, being a prophet; see Acts 1:16 Acts 2:30; so the Targum here,"David spoke by the spirit of prophecy of the Lord:''or spake "in me" (h); what he spoke was first internally impressed upon his mind by the Spirit of God, and then he expressed it with his tongue, as follows:

and his word was in my tongue; not only the matter of his psalms was indited by the Spirit of God, and suggested to his mind; but the very words in which they are delivered were given to him, and he was directed to make use of them, and did.

(h) "in me", Montanus, Junius & Tremellius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. The Spirit of the Lord spake by me—Nothing can more clearly show that all that is excellent in spirit, beautiful in language, or grand in prophetic imagery, which the Psalms of David contain, were owing, not to his superiority in natural talents or acquired knowledge, but to the suggestion and dictates of God's Spirit.

2 Samuel 23:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Last Song
1Now these are the last words of David. David the son of Jesse declares, The man who was raised on high declares, The anointed of the God of Jacob, And the sweet psalmist of Israel, 2"The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue. 3"The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,…
Cross References
Matthew 22:43
He said to them, "How is it then that David, speaking by the Spirit, calls him 'Lord'? For he says,

2 Peter 1:21
For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
Treasury of Scripture

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2 Samuel 22:43 Then did I beat them as small as the dust of the earth, I did stamp …

Acts 2:25-31 For David speaks concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before …

Acts 3:7,8 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately …

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy …

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