2 Samuel 5:13
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New International Version
After he left Hebron, David took more concubines and wives in Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

New Living Translation
After moving from Hebron to Jerusalem, David married more concubines and wives, and they had more sons and daughters.

English Standard Version
And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born to David.

New American Standard Bible
Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.

King James Bible
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After he arrived from Hebron, David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

International Standard Version
But after arriving in Jerusalem after leaving Hebron, David took more wives and mistresses, and more sons and daughters were born to David.

NET Bible
David married more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he arrived from Hebron. Even more sons and daughters were born to David.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David married more concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he had come there from Hebron, and he fathered more sons and daughters.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David took more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem after he had come from Hebron, and more sons and daughters were born unto David.

King James 2000 Bible
And David took himself more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

American King James Version
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

American Standard Version
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron; and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David took more concubines and wives of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were born to David other sons also and daughters:

Darby Bible Translation
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron; and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

English Revised Version
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

World English Bible
David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron; and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Young's Literal Translation
And David taketh again concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after his coming from Hebron, and there are born again to David sons and daughters.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:11-16 David's house was not the worse, nor the less fit to be dedicated to God, for being built by the sons of the stranger. It is prophesied of the gospel church, The sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, and their kings shall minister unto thee, Isa 60:10. David's government was rooted and built up. David was established king; so is the Son of David, and all who, through him, are made to our God kings and priests. Never had the nation of Israel appeared so great as it began now to be. Many have the favour and love of God, yet do not perceive it, and so want the comfort of it; but to be exalted to that, and to perceive it, is happiness. David owned it was for his people's sake God had done great things for him; that he might be a blessing to them, and that they might be happy under him.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 13. - David took him more concubines. Thus with increase of power came also the increased gratification of David's weakness and sin. Well for him would it have been if, like Saul, he had been content with one wife. But this enlargement of his harem was gradual, and the list includes all the sons born at Jerusalem. Of these four, namely, Shammuah, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon. were his children by Bathsheba (see 1 Chronicles 3:5, where the names are differently spelt). Besides a variation in the spelling, two sons are mentioned in Chronicles, Nogah and an earlier Eliphelet, whose names are not given here, perhaps because they died young. From 1 Chronicles 3:9 we learn that only the names of the sons of wives are given in these tables.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron,.... He had six when he was at Hebron, 2 Samuel 3:2, and now he took more, which was not to his honour, and contrary to the law of God, Deuteronomy 17:17; the concubines were a sort of half wives, as the word may signify, or secondary ones, and under the others:

and there were yet sons and daughters born to David; besides those in Hebron mentioned in 2 Samuel 3:2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2Sa 5:13-16. Eleven Sons Born to Him.

13. David took him more concubines and wives—In this conduct David transgressed an express law, which forbade the king of Israel to multiply wives unto himself (De 17:17).

2 Samuel 5:13 Additional Commentaries
Context
David's Family Grows
12And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel. 13Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David. 14Now these are the names of those who were born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
He must not take many wives, or his heart will be led astray. He must not accumulate large amounts of silver and gold.

2 Samuel 5:12
Then David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and had exalted his kingdom for the sake of his people Israel.

1 Kings 11:3
He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray.

1 Chronicles 3:9
All these were the sons of David, besides his sons by his concubines. And Tamar was their sister.
Treasury of Scripture

And David took him more concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after he was come from Hebron: and there were yet sons and daughters born to David.

Genesis 25:5,6 And Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac…

Deuteronomy 17:17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not …

1 Chronicles 3:9 These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, …

1 Chronicles 14:3-7 And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons …

2 Chronicles 11:18-21 And Rehoboam took him Mahalath the daughter of Jerimoth the son of …

2 Chronicles 13:21 But Abijah waxed mighty, and married fourteen wives, and begat twenty …

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