2 Samuel 8:15
New International Version
David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.

New Living Translation
So David reigned over all Israel and did what was just and right for all his people.

English Standard Version
So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people.

Berean Study Bible
Thus David reigned over all Israel and administered justice and righteousness for all his people:

King James Bible
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

New King James Version
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered judgment and justice to all his people.

New American Standard Bible
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

NASB 1995
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

NASB 1977
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.

Amplified Bible
So David reigned over all Israel, and continued to administer justice and righteousness for all his people.

Christian Standard Bible
So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.

American Standard Version
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And David reigned over all Israel, and David executed judgment and justice over all his people

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And David reigned over all Israel: and David wrought judgment and justice over all his people.

Contemporary English Version
David ruled all Israel with fairness and justice.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David reigned over all Israel: and David did judgment and justice to all his people.

English Revised Version
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.

Good News Translation
David ruled over all of Israel and made sure that his people were always treated fairly and justly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So David ruled all Israel. He did what was fair and right for all his people.

International Standard Version
David reigned over all of Israel, administering justice and equity to every one of his people.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness unto all his people.

Literal Standard Version
And David reigns over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and righteousness to all his people,

NET Bible
David reigned over all Israel; he guaranteed justice for all his people.

New Heart English Bible
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

World English Bible
David reigned over all Israel; and David executed justice and righteousness to all his people.

Young's Literal Translation
And David reigneth over all Israel, and David is doing judgment and righteousness to all his people,

Additional Translations ...
Context
David's Officers
15Thus David reigned over all Israel and administered justice and righteousness for all his people: 16Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the recorder;…

Cross References
Hebrews 11:33
who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,

2 Samuel 8:14
He placed garrisons throughout Edom, and all the Edomites were subject to David. So the LORD made David victorious wherever he went.

2 Samuel 8:16
Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was the recorder;

1 Kings 10:9
Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you to set you on the throne of Israel. Because of the LORD's eternal love for Israel, He has made you king to carry out justice and righteousness."

Psalm 119:121
I have done what is just and right; do not leave me to my oppressors.


Treasury of Scripture

And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice to all his people.

over all Israel

2 Samuel 3:12
And Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and, behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.

2 Samuel 5:5
In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

David executed

2 Samuel 23:3,4
The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God…

1 Chronicles 18:14
So David reigned over all Israel, and executed judgment and justice among all his people.

Psalm 45:6,7
Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre…









Verse 15. - David executed judgment and justice. There was very little real truth in Absalom's fault finding with the administration of justice (2 Samuel 15:3, 4), unless we suppose - what is only too probable - that David, after his terrible crimes of murder and adultery, became lax in the discharge of his judicial duties. Here, at this period of his life, he was a zealous judge at home, as well as a brave and skilful general. He was one of those many sided characters who are great in a multitude of ways. Like Julius Caesar and our own Alfred, he was as distinguished in the arts of peace as in those of war. And thus, while his first care was for the establishment of religion, and while even the singing in the sanctuary was not beneath his notice, he also, even in the midst of dangerous wars, gave careful attention to the orderly government of his kingdom and the maintenance of right and law. We have already seen with what consummate skill he selected a capital immediately that he was made king of all Israel. Saul had done much in war. Though finally defeated at Gilboa, he had taught the Israelites their strength, and laid the foundations of David's empire; but he had done nothing to consolidate the tribes, or provide tribunals for the settlement of disputed legal rights or the punishment of crimes. Israel was as loose an aggregate of discordant atoms at his death as it was at his appointment; and the maintenance of order was left to the caprice of local sheiks. Samuel had done far more for the internal development and consolidation of the people than Saul; but it was David who made them into a nation. The continuance of his work was frustrated by the extravagance of Solomon, the folly of Rehoboam, and the ambition of the restless tribe of Ephraim; but the two parts into which his realm was broken at least held together, and there never again was danger of such anarchy and threatened disintegration as existed in the times of the judges.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

reigned
וַיִּמְלֹ֥ךְ (way·yim·lōḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4427: To reign, inceptively, to ascend the throne, to induct into royalty, to take counsel

over
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

and administered
עֹשֶׂ֛ה (‘ō·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

justice
מִשְׁפָּ֥ט (miš·pāṭ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and righteousness
וּצְדָקָ֖ה (ū·ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

for all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

his people:
עַמּֽוֹ׃ (‘am·mōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock


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