2 Samuel 5:4
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New International Version
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.

New Living Translation
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years in all.

English Standard Version
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

New American Standard Bible
David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years.

King James Bible
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David was 30 years old when he began his reign; he reigned 40 years.

International Standard Version
David began to reign when he was 30 years old, and he reigned 40 years.

NET Bible
David was thirty years old when he began to reign and he reigned for forty years.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David was 30 years old when he became king, and he ruled for 40 years.

Jubilee Bible 2000
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

King James 2000 Bible
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

American King James Version
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

American Standard Version
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

Douay-Rheims Bible
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

Darby Bible Translation
David was thirty years old when he began to reign; he reigned forty years.

English Revised Version
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

Webster's Bible Translation
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

World English Bible
David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.

Young's Literal Translation
A son of thirty years is David in his being king; forty years he hath reigned;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:1-5 David was anointed king a third time. His advances were gradual, that his faith might be tried, and that he might gain experience. Thus his kingdom typified that of the Messiah, which was to come to its height by degrees. Thus Jesus became our Brother, took upon him our nature, dwelt in it that he might become our Prince and Saviour: thus the humbled sinner takes encouragement from the endearing relation, applies for his salvation, submits to his authority, and craves his protection.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 4. - David was thirty years old. As David was probably about eighteen or nineteen years of age at the time of his combat with Goliath, the events recorded in 1 Samuel 17-31, must have occupied about ten or eleven years.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

David was thirty years old when he began reign,.... Over Judah, which was the age of his antitype Christ, when he entered upon his public ministry, Luke 3:23,

and he reigned forty years; and six months, as appears by 2 Samuel 5:5; but the months are not mentioned, only the round number of years given: two reasons the Jews (a) give for this; the one, that he fled six months from Absalom; the other is, that he was ill in Hebron so long, and therefore are not reckoned.

(a) Hieron. Trad. Heb. in lib. Reg. fol. 77. I.



2 Samuel 5:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
David Anointed King over Israel
3So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and King David made a covenant with them before the LORD at Hebron; then they anointed David king over Israel. 4David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 5At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty-three years over all Israel and Judah.
Cross References
Luke 3:23
Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli,

Genesis 41:46
Joseph was thirty years old when he entered the service of Pharaoh king of Egypt. And Joseph went out from Pharaoh's presence and traveled throughout Egypt.

Numbers 4:3
Count all the men from thirty to fifty years of age who come to serve in the work at the tent of meeting.

1 Kings 2:11
He had reigned forty years over Israel--seven years in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem.

1 Chronicles 3:4
These six were born to David in Hebron, where he reigned seven years and six months. David reigned in Jerusalem thirty-three years,

1 Chronicles 26:31
As for the Hebronites, Jeriah was their chief according to the genealogical records of their families. In the fortieth year of David's reign a search was made in the records, and capable men among the Hebronites were found at Jazer in Gilead.

1 Chronicles 29:27
He ruled over Israel forty years--seven in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem.
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