2 Samuel 2:3
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English Standard Version
And David brought up his men who were with him, everyone with his household, and they lived in the towns of Hebron.

King James Bible
And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

American Standard Version
And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the men also that were with him, David brought up every man with his household: and they abode in the towns of Hebron.

English Revised Version
And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

Webster's Bible Translation
And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron.

2 Samuel 2:3 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

In death as in life, the two heroes were not divided, for they were alike in bravery and courage. Notwithstanding their difference of character, and the very opposite attitude which they assumed towards David, the noble Jonathan did not forsake his father, although his fierce hatred towards the friend whom Jonathan loved as his own soul might have undermined his attachment to his father. The two predicates, נאהב, loved and amiable, and נעים, affectionate or kind, apply chiefly to Jonathan; but they were also suitable to Saul in the earliest years of his reign, when he manifested the virtues of an able ruler, which secured for him the lasting affection and attachment of the people. In his mourning over the death of the fallen hero, David forgets all the injury that Saul has inflicted upon him, so that he only brings out and celebrates the more amiable aspects of his character. The light motion or swiftness of an eagle (cf. Habakkuk 1:8), and the strength of a lion (vid., 2 Samuel 17:10), were the leading characteristics of the great heroes of antiquity. - Lastly, in 2 Samuel 1:24, David commemorates the rich booty which Saul had brought to the nation, for the purpose of celebrating his heroic greatness in this respect as well. שׁני was the scarlet purple (see at Exodus 25:4). "With delights," or with lovelinesses, i.e., in a lovely manner.

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his men

1 Samuel 22:2 And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves to him...

1 Samuel 27:2,3 And David arose, and he passed over with the six hundred men that were with him to Achish, the son of Maoch, king of Gath...

1 Samuel 30:1,9,10 And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south, and Ziklag...

1 Chronicles 12:1 Now these are they that came to David to Ziklag, while he yet kept himself close because of Saul the son of Kish...

the cities

Joshua 21:11,12 And they gave them the city of Arba the father of Anak, which city is Hebron, in the hill country of Judah...

Cross References
1 Samuel 27:3
And David lived with Achish at Gath, he and his men, every man with his household, and David with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel, and Abigail of Carmel, Nabal's widow.

1 Samuel 30:9
So David set out, and the six hundred men who were with him, and they came to the brook Besor, where those who were left behind stayed.

1 Chronicles 12:1
Now these are the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he could not move about freely because of Saul the son of Kish. And they were among the mighty men who helped him in war.

1 Chronicles 12:23
These are the numbers of the divisions of the armed troops who came to David in Hebron to turn the kingdom of Saul over to him, according to the word of the LORD.

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