2 Samuel 5:13
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.

Berean Study Bible
After he had arrived from Hebron, David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him.

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.

New King James Version
And David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron. Also 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.

NASB 1995
Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.

NASB 1977
Meanwhile David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to David.

Amplified Bible
David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, after he came from Hebron; and more sons and daughters were born to him.

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.

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.

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David took again concubines and wives from Jerusalem after he came from Khebron, and sons and daughters were born again to David

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David took again wives and concubines out of Jerusalem, after he came from Chebron: and David had still more sons and daughters born to him.

Contemporary English Version
After David left Hebron and moved to Jerusalem, he married many women from Jerusalem, and he had a lot of children.

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:

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.

Good News Translation
After moving from Hebron to Jerusalem, David took more concubines and wives, and had more sons and daughters.

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.

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.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

Literal Standard Version
And again David takes concubines and wives out of Jerusalem, after his coming from Hebron, and again there are born to David sons and daughters.

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

New Heart English Bible
David took more secondary wives and wives out of Jerusalem, after he had come from Hebron; and there were born to David more sons and daughters.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Family Grows
12And David realized that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and had exalted his kingdom for the sake of His people Israel. 13After he had arrived from Hebron, David took more concubines and wives from Jerusalem, and more sons and daughters were born to him. 14These are the names of the children born to him in Jerusalem: Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,…

Cross References
Deuteronomy 17:17
He must not take many wives for himself, lest his heart go astray. He must not accumulate for himself large amounts of silver and gold.

2 Samuel 5:12
And David realized 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 turned his heart away.

1 Chronicles 3:9
These were all the sons of David, besides the 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 unto Isaac…

Deuteronomy 17:17
Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.

1 Chronicles 3:9
These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.









(13) More concubines and wives.--In Deuteronomy 17:17, the law had been given for the future king, "Neither shall he multiply wives to himself." David certainly came perilously near a violation of this law, although he did not, like his son Solomon, take wives and concubines in enormous number for the sake of having a great harem--an important element in the Oriental ideas of regal magnificence. Any possible ambiguity in the phrase "out of Jerusalem" is removed by the expression in the parallel place (1Chronicles 14:3), "at Jerusalem." Altogether, here and in Chronicles, the names of nineteen sons are mentioned; those of the daughters are not given, although one, Thamar, is mentioned in the story in 2 Samuel 13.

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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After
אַחֲרֵ֖י (’a·ḥă·rê)
Preposition
Strong's 310: The hind or following part

he had arrived
בֹּא֣וֹ (bō·’ōw)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

from Hebron,
מֵחֶבְר֑וֹן (mê·ḥeḇ·rō·wn)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 2275: Hebron -- 'association, league', a city in southern Judah

David
דָּוִ֨ד (dā·wiḏ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse

took
וַיִּקַּח֩ (way·yiq·qaḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3947: To take

more
ע֜וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

concubines
פִּֽלַגְשִׁ֤ים (pi·laḡ·šîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 6370: A concubine, a paramour

and wives
וְנָשִׁים֙ (wə·nā·šîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 802: Woman, wife, female

from Jerusalem,
מִיר֣וּשָׁלִַ֔ם (mî·rū·šā·lim)
Preposition-m | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3389: Jerusalem -- probably 'foundation of peace', capital city of all Israel

and more
ע֛וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

sons
בָּנִ֥ים (bā·nîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1121: A son

and daughters
וּבָנֽוֹת׃ (ū·ḇā·nō·wṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 1323: A daughter

were born
וַיִּוָּ֥לְדּוּ‪‬ (way·yiw·wā·lə·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

to him.
לְדָוִ֖ד (lə·ḏā·wiḏ)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1732: David -- perhaps 'beloved one', a son of Jesse


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