2 Samuel 5:10
And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.
It is slow. Ewald would translate this phrase, "And David gradually became greater and greater." It was not a sudden and unexplained outburst of prosperity, but a gradual growth. God's greatest results are the slowest of accomplishment. Haste is a sign of feebleness, but that which is to abide must be slowly achieved. The lower forms of life quickly reach maturity, and quickly decay. Man alone spends years of helpless childhood. The building up of a kingdom and the formation of character are alike works that cannot be hurried. The setting up of the Kingdom of God on the earth is a task more difficult of accomplishment than was the establishment of David's kingdom. We must not be impatient. God has eternity in which to work.
(R. C. Ford, M. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And David went on, and grew great, and the LORD God of hosts was with him.