2 Samuel 5:25
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New International Version
So David did as the LORD commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.

New Living Translation
So David did what the LORD commanded, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Gibeon to Gezer.

English Standard Version
And David did as the LORD commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.

New American Standard Bible
Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

King James Bible
And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David did exactly as the LORD commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines all the way from Geba to Gezer.

International Standard Version
So David did exactly what the LORD ordered him to do, and he struck down the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.

NET Bible
David did just as the LORD commanded him, and he struck down the Philistines from Gibeon all the way to Gezer.

New Heart English Bible
David did so, as the LORD commanded him, and struck the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David did as the LORD ordered him and defeated the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David did so, as the LORD commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gezer.

New American Standard 1977
Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David did so as the LORD had commanded him and smote the Philistines from Geba unto Gazer.

King James 2000 Bible
And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and struck the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gezer.

American King James Version
And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gazer.

American Standard Version
And David did so, as Jehovah commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gezer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David did as the Lord had commanded him, and he smote the Philistines from Gabaa until thou come to Gezer.

Darby Bible Translation
And David did so, as Jehovah had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou comest to Gezer.

English Revised Version
And David did so, as the LORD commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gezer.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David did so as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou comest to Gazer.

World English Bible
David did so, as Yahweh commanded him, and struck the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gezer.

Young's Literal Translation
And David doth so, as Jehovah commanded him, and smiteth the Philistines from Geba unto thy coming to Gazer.
Study Bible
David Defeats the Philistines
24"It shall be, when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall act promptly, for then the LORD will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines." 25Then David did so, just as the LORD had commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba as far as Gezer.
Cross References
Joshua 12:12
the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

Joshua 21:21
They gave them Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasture lands, in the hill country of Ephraim, and Gezer with its pasture lands,

Isaiah 28:21
For the LORD will rise up as at Mount Perazim, He will be stirred up as in the valley of Gibeon, To do His task, His unusual task, And to work His work, His extraordinary work.
Treasury of Scripture

And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gazer.

Geba

1 Chronicles 14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host …

Gibeon
Gazer

Joshua 16:10 And they drove not out the Canaanites that dwelled in Gezer: but …

(25) From Geba . . . to Gazer.--In the parallel passage (1Chronicles 14:16) it is "from Gibeon to Gazer." One or the other is a slip of the scribe, and there can be little question that Gibeon is the true reading, since it lies about five and a half miles northwest of Jerusalem, while Geba (Gibeah) is about seven and a half miles north-east. The site of Gazer (or Gezer) has not been exactly identified, but it was certainly just on the edge of the Philistine plain. The distance of the pursuit from Gibeon was about twelve miles, and six miles more must already have been passed over before reaching Gibeon from the valley of Rephaim. The flight of the Philistines was determined in this north-westerly direction at first, from the fact that David had "fetched a compass," and attacked them from the south. In 1Chronicles 14:8-17, these battles are placed between the unsuccessful (2Samuel 13:5-14) and the successful (2 Samuel 15) attempts to bring up the ark to Jerusalem. It is impossible now to determine the exact details of the chronology.

Verse 25. - From Geba until thou some to Gazer. In 1 Chronicles 14:16 "Gibson" is substituted for "Geba," and it is one of those corrections which a commentator is inclined to adopt, because it makes all things easy. For Gibeon lay directly on the road from the Rephaim valley towards Gazer, and the armies must have passed it in the fight. But if "Geba" be the right reading here, then the battle must have been most sternly contested. For it is the "Gibeah of Benjamin," Hebrew, "Geba of Benjamin," described in 1 Samuel 13:16. The Philistines had a garrison there in Saul's time (1 Samuel 13:3), and had probably again occupied it as a military post after their victory at Gilboa. To reach it the line of retreat would go nine miles northward over difficult ground; but this was not disadvantageous to a retreating army as long as it remained unbroken, and the Philistines would expect to be able to make a successful defense at a strong citadel like Geba, held by a garrison of their own troops. But when driven by David's "mighty men" from this fortified hill, being hemmed in by the defile of Michmash on the east, they would have no choice but to hurry down the valleys to the west, and, still passing by Gibson, so flee to Gazer. Thus the reading "Geba" implies a stout and long resistance ending in a most complete victory. And confessedly this was a decisive battle, fought with larger forces, and causing far larger loss to the Philistines than that at Baal-Perazim, where, attacked by only a few men, they were seized with panic, and saved themselves by a headlong flight. Gazer lay upon the border of Ephraim, and was one of the royal cities of the Canaanites, and so strong that it was left in the hands of its old possessors (Joshua 16:3, 10; Judges 1:19). Subsequently Solomon fortified it (1 Kings 9:17), as being the key of the defiles which led from Ekron and the plain of Philistia up to Jerusalem. We also find it mentioned as an important military post in the days of the Maccabees (1 Macc. 9:52). The pursuit would naturally stop here, as the fugitives would now be in their own country, and succour would be close at hand. Probably, too, the Canaanites who held the fortress were friendly to them, and gave them shelter.



And David did so as the Lord commanded him,.... In all things he was obedient to the command of God; Saul was not: he got behind the army of the Philistines, as he was directed; and when he heard the sound in the mulberry trees, he arose and fell upon his enemies:

and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer; or from Gibeon, as in 1 Chronicles 14:16; a city in the tribe of Benjamin, near to which this battle was fought, and where the pursuit began, which was carried as far as Gazer, a city that lay on the borders of the Philistines, as Josephus says (b); and so far they were pursued, and were smitten as they fled; and, according to Bunting (c), it was a space of eighteen miles.

(b) Antiqu. l. 7. c. 4. sect. 1.((c) Travels, &c. p. 138. 5:17-25 The Philistines considered not that David had the presence of God with him, which Saul had forfeited and lost. The kingdom of the Messiah, as soon as it was set up in the world, was thus attacked by the powers of darkness. The heathen raged, and the kings of the earth set themselves to oppose it; but all in vain, Ps 2:1, etc. The destruction will turn, as this did, upon Satan's own kingdom. David owns dependence on God for victory; and refers himself to the good pleasure of God, Wilt thou do it? The assurance God has given us of victory over our spiritual enemies, should encourage us in our spiritual conflicts. David waited till God moved; he stirred then, but not till then. He was trained up in dependence on God and his providence. God performed his promise, and David failed not to improve his advantages. When the kingdom of the Messiah was to be set up, the apostles, who were to beat down the devil's kingdom, must not attempt any thing till they received the promise of the Spirit; who came with a sound from heaven, as of a rushing, mighty wind, Ac 2:2.
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