2 Samuel 5:25
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English Standard Version
And David did as the LORD commanded him, and struck down the Philistines from Geba to Gezer.

King James Bible
And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

American Standard Version
And David did so, as Jehovah commanded him, and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gezer.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David did as the Lord had commanded him, and he smote the Philistines from Gabaa until thou come to Gezer.

English Revised Version
And David did so, as the LORD commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gezer.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David did so as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou comest to Gazer.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

David inquired of the Lord by the Urim whether he should go out against the foe, and whether God would give them into his hand;

(Note: Through the express statement that David inquired of Jehovah (viz., by the Urim) in both these conflicts with the Philistines (2 Samuel 5:19 and 2 Samuel 5:23), Diestel's assertion, that after the death of Saul we do not read any more about the use of the holy lot, is completely overthrown, as well as the conclusion which he draws from it, namely, that "David probably employed it for the purpose of giving a certain definiteness to his command over his followers, over whom he had naturally but little authority (1 Samuel 22:2?), rather than because he looked upon it himself with any peculiar reverence.")

and when he had received an answer in the affirmative to both these questions, he went to Baal-perazim (lit. into Baal-perazim), and smote them there, and said (2 Samuel 5:20), "Jehovah hath broken mine enemies before me like a water-breach," i.e., has smitten them before me, and broken their power as a flood breaks through and carries away whatever opposes it. From these words of David, the place where the battle was fought received the name of Baal-perazim, i.e., "possessor of breaches" (equivalent to Bruch-hausen or Brechendorf, Breach-ham or Break-thorpe). The only other passage in which the place is mentioned is Isaiah 28:21, where this event is alluded to, but it cannot have been far from the valley of Rephaim.

2 Samuel 5:25 Parallel Commentaries

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Geba

1 Chronicles 14:16 David therefore did as God commanded him: and they smote the host of the Philistines from Gibeon even to Gazer.

Gibeon
Gazer

Joshua 16:10 And they drove not out the Canaanites that dwelled in Gezer: but the Canaanites dwell among the Ephraimites to this day...

Cross References
Joshua 12:12
the king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

Joshua 21:21
To them were given Shechem, the city of refuge for the manslayer, with its pasturelands in the hill country of Ephraim, Gezer with its pasturelands,

Isaiah 28:21
For the LORD will rise up as on Mount Perazim; as in the Valley of Gibeon he will be roused; to do his deed--strange is his deed! and to work his work--alien is his work!

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