2 Samuel 8:15
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New International Version
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.

New Living Translation
So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people.

English Standard Version
So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.

New American Standard Bible
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

King James Bible
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

Christian Standard Bible
So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.

Contemporary English Version
David ruled all Israel with fairness and justice.

Good News Translation
David ruled over all of Israel and made sure that his people were always treated fairly and justly.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.

International Standard Version
David reigned over all of Israel, administering justice and equity to every one of his people.

NET Bible
David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people.

New Heart English Bible
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So David ruled all Israel. He did what was fair and right for all his people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.

New American Standard 1977
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And David reigned over all Israel, and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.

King James 2000 Bible
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

American King James Version
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

American Standard Version
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David reigned over all Israel: and David did judgment and justice to all his people.

Darby Bible Translation
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

English Revised Version
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

World English Bible
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

Young's Literal Translation
And David reigneth over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and righteousness to all his people,
Study Bible
David's Officers
14He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever he went. 15So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people. 16Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:33
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and obtained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,

2 Samuel 8:14
He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the LORD helped David wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:16
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder.

1 Kings 10:9
"Blessed be the LORD your God who delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel; because the LORD loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness."

Psalm 119:121
I have done justice and righteousness; Do not leave me to my oppressors.
Treasury of Scripture

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

over all Israel

2 Samuel 3:12 And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is …

2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in …

David executed

2 Samuel 23:3,4 The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me, He that rules …

1 Chronicles 18:14 So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice …

Psalm 45:6,7 Your throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the scepter of your kingdom …

Psalm 72:2 He shall judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with judgment.

Psalm 75:2 When I shall receive the congregation I will judge uprightly.

Psalm 78:71,72 From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob …

Psalm 89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and …

Psalm 101:1-8 I will sing of mercy and judgment: to you, O LORD, will I sing…

Isaiah 9:7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, …

Jeremiah 22:15,16 Shall you reign, because you close yourself in cedar? did not your …

Jeremiah 23:5,6 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will raise to David …

Amos 5:15,24 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate…

Verse 15. - David executed judgment and justice. There was very little real truth in Absalom's fault finding with the administration of justice (2 Samuel 15:3, 4), unless we suppose - what is only too probable - that David, after his terrible crimes of murder and adultery, became lax in the discharge of his judicial duties. Here, at this period of his life, he was a zealous judge at home, as well as a brave and skilful general. He was one of those many sided characters who are great in a multitude of ways. Like Julius Caesar and our own Alfred, he was as distinguished in the arts of peace as in those of war. And thus, while his first care was for the establishment of religion, and while even the singing in the sanctuary was not beneath his notice, he also, even in the midst of dangerous wars, gave careful attention to the orderly government of his kingdom and the maintenance of right and law. We have already seen with what consummate skill he selected a capital immediately that he was made king of all Israel. Saul had done much in war. Though finally defeated at Gilboa, he had taught the Israelites their strength, and laid the foundations of David's empire; but he had done nothing to consolidate the tribes, or provide tribunals for the settlement of disputed legal rights or the punishment of crimes. Israel was as loose an aggregate of discordant atoms at his death as it was at his appointment; and the maintenance of order was left to the caprice of local sheiks. Samuel had done far more for the internal development and consolidation of the people than Saul; but it was David who made them into a nation. The continuance of his work was frustrated by the extravagance of Solomon, the folly of Rehoboam, and the ambition of the restless tribe of Ephraim; but the two parts into which his realm was broken at least held together, and there never again was danger of such anarchy and threatened disintegration as existed in the times of the judges. And David reigned over all Israel,.... Not only over Judah, but over all the tribes of Israel, and over the whole land of Canaan, as promised to Abraham, Genesis 15:18; reaching to the river Euphrates, as Syria did, now conquered by David:

and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people; when he returned from his wars, he heard and tried all causes impartially, brought before him, and gave sentence according to the law of God, and administered righteous judgment without any respect to persons; all had justice done them that applied unto him, whether high or low, rich or poor; and indeed during his wars he was not negligent of the civil government of his subjects, and the distribution of justice to them by proper officers, in which he was a type of Christ; see Isaiah 11:5. 2Sa 8:15-18. His Reign.

15. David executed judgment and justice unto all his people—Though involved in foreign wars, he maintained an excellent system of government at home, the most eminent men of the age composing his cabinet of ministers.8:15-18 David neither did wrong, nor denied or delayed right to any. This speaks his close application to business; also his readiness to admit all addresses and appeals made to him. He had no respect of persons in judgment. Herein he was a type of Christ. To Him let us submit, his friendship let us seek, his service let us count our pleasure, diligently attending to the work he assigns to each of us. David made his sons chief rulers; but all believers, Christ's spiritual seed, are better preferred, for they are made kings and priests to our God, Re 1:6.
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