2 Samuel 17:24
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New International Version
David went to Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

New Living Translation
David soon arrived at Mahanaim. By now, Absalom had mobilized the entire army of Israel and was leading his troops across the Jordan River.

English Standard Version
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Then David went to Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed over the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

King James Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Christian Standard Bible
David had arrived at Mahanaim by the time Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

Contemporary English Version
David went to the town of Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed the Jordan River with the army of Israel.

Good News Translation
David had reached the town of Mahanaim by the time Absalom and the Israelites had crossed the Jordan. (

Holman Christian Standard Bible
David had arrived at Mahanaim by the time Absalom crossed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

International Standard Version
Later, David arrived at Mahanaim. Absalom and all of the Israelis who supported him crossed the Jordan River.

NET Bible
Meanwhile David had gone to Mahanaim, while Absalom and all the men of Israel had crossed the Jordan River.

New Heart English Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
David had [already] come to Mahanaim by the time Absalom and all the men of Israel with him crossed the Jordan River.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When David was come to Mahanaim, Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

New American Standard 1977
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed the Jordan with all the men of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

American King James Version
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

American Standard Version
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But David came to the camp, and Absalom passed over the Jordan, be and all the men of Israel with him.

Darby Bible Translation
And David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

English Revised Version
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

World English Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Young's Literal Translation
And David came to Mahanaim, and Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him;
Study Bible
Hushai's Warning Saves David
23When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his affairs in order and hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb. 24Then David went to Mahanaim, and Absalom crossed over the Jordan with all the men of Israel. 25Absalom had appointed Amasa over the army in place of Joab. Amasa was the son of a man named Ithra, the Ishmaelite who had married Abigail daughter of Nahash and sister of Zeruiah the mother of Joab.…
Cross References
Genesis 32:2
When Jacob saw them, he said, "This is the camp of God." So he named that place Mahanaim.

Genesis 32:10
I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness You have shown Your servant. Indeed, with only my staff I came across the Jordan, but now I have become two camps.

2 Samuel 2:8
Meanwhile, Abner son of Ner, the commander of Saul's army, took Saul's son Ish-bosheth, moved him to Mahanaim,

Song of Solomon 6:13
Come back, come back, O Shulammite! Come back, come back, that we may gaze upon you. The Groom Why do you look at the Shulammite, as on the dance of Mahanaim?

Treasury of Scripture

Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.

Mahanaim

2 Samuel 2:8 But Abner the son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, took Ishbosheth …

Genesis 32:2 And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called …

Joshua 13:26 And from Heshbon to Ramathmizpeh, and Betonim; and from Mahanaim …







(24) Mahanaim.--See Note on 2Samuel 2:8. The same reasons which made it a favourable place for the capital of Ish-bosheth, recommended it also as a place of refuge to David and a rallying point for his adherents.

Verse 24. - Then (Hebrew, and) David came to Mahanaim. (On Mahanaim, see note on 2 Samuel 2:8.) It was now a fortified city, with walls and gates (2 Samuel 18:24), and its strength of position, which had made it a safe capital for Ishbosheth, who had probably added to its defences, made it also a safe retreat for David while gathering his forces. As it was only about fifty miles distant from the fords of the Jordan, David had not retreated far; and, meanwhile, Absalom was wasting time in gathering "all the men of Israel" for the attack. During this interval Absalom was anointed king (2 Samuel 19:10) by the priests, with all due solemnity. Then David came to Mahanaim,.... A city on the other side Jordan in the tribe of Gad, Joshua 13:26, famous for its being the place where the angels of God met Jacob, Genesis 32:1; and was for some time the seat of Ishbosheth the son of Saul, 2 Samuel 2:8;

and Absalom passed over Jordan, he, and all the men of Israel with him; not directly after David, but some time after, when, according to the counsel of Hushai, he had gathered all the warlike men of Israel to him that he could, and with this army pursued his father; not content to drive him to the other side Jordan, sought to seize his person, and take away his life, and so secure the crown and kingdom to him, of which he made no doubt, having such a numerous army, on which he relied. 24. Then David came to Mahanaim—in the high eastern country of Gilead, the seat of Ish-bosheth's government.

Absalom passed over Jordan—It is not said how long an interval elapsed, but there must have been sufficient time to make the intended levy throughout the kingdom.17:22-29 Ahithophel hanged himself for vexation that his counsel was not followed. That will break a proud man's heart which will not break a humble man's sleep. He thought himself in danger, concluding, that, because his counsel was not followed, Absalom's cause would fail; and to prevent a possible public execution, he does justice upon himself. Thus the breath is stopped, and the head laid low, from which nothing could be expected but mischief. Absalom chased his father. But observe how God sometimes makes up to his people that comfort from strangers, which they are disappointed of in their own families. Our King needs not our help; but he assures us, that what we do for the least of his brethren, who are sick, poor, and destitute, shall be accepted and recompensed as if done to himself
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