New American Standard Bible
David became greater and greater, for the LORD God of hosts was with him.
King James Bible
And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And David became continually greater; and Jehovah the God of hosts was with him.
World English Bible
David grew greater and greater; for Yahweh, the God of Armies, was with him.
Young's Literal Translation
and David goeth, going on and becoming great, and Jehovah, God of Hosts, is with him.
2 Samuel 5:10 Parallel
The life of David is naturally divided into epochs, of which we may avail ourselves for the more ready arrangement of our material. These are--his early years up to his escape from the court of Saul, his exile, the prosperous beginning of his reign, his sin and penitence, his flight before Absalom's rebellion, and the darkened end. We have but faint incidental traces of his life up to his anointing by Samuel, with which the narrative in the historical books opens. But perhaps the fact that the story …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
The Quotation in Matt. Ii. 6.
2 Samuel 3:1
Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David; and David grew steadily stronger, but the house of Saul grew weaker continually.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, He is the King of glory. Selah.
'But now take courage, Zerubbabel,' declares the LORD, 'take courage also, Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and all you people of the land take courage,' declares the LORD, 'and work; for I am with you,' declares the LORD of hosts.
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