2 Samuel 23:6
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English Standard Version
But worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away, for they cannot be taken with the hand;

King James Bible
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

American Standard Version
But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, Because they cannot be taken with the hand;

Douay-Rheims Bible
But transgressors shall all of them be plucked up as thorns: which are not taken away with hands.

English Revised Version
But the ungodly shall be all of them as thorns to be thrust away, for they cannot be taken with the hand:

Webster's Bible Translation
But the sons of Belial shall be all of them as thorns thrust away, because they cannot be taken with hands:

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

50 Therefore will I praise Thee, O Jehovah, among the nations,

And sing praise to Thy name.

51 As He who magnifies the salvation of His king,

And showeth grace to His anointed,

To David, and his seed for ever.

The grace which the Lord had shown to David was so great, that the praise thereof could not be restricted to the narrow limits of Israel. With the dominion of David over the nations, there spread also the knowledge, and with this the praise, of the Lord who had given him the victory. Paul was therefore perfectly justified in quoting the verse before us (2 Samuel 22:50) in Romans 16:9, along with Deuteronomy 32:43 and Psalm 117:1, as a proof that the salvation of God was intended for the Gentiles also. The king whose salvation the Lord had magnified, was not David as an individual, but David and his seed for ever-that is to say, the royal family of David which culminated in Christ. David could thus sing praises upon the ground of the promise which he had received (2 Samuel 7:12-16), and which is repeated almost verbatim in the last clause of 2 Samuel 22:51. The Chethib מגדיל is the Hiphil participle מגדּיל, according to Psalm 18:51; and the Keri מגדּול, "tower of the fulness of salvation," is a singular conjecture.

2 Samuel 23:6 Parallel Commentaries

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the sons

2 Samuel 20:1 And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite: and he blew a trumpet, and said...

Deuteronomy 13:13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying...

1 Samuel 2:12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the LORD.

thorns

Genesis 3:18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to you; and you shall eat the herb of the field;

Songs 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.

Isaiah 33:12 And the people shall be as the burnings of lime: as thorns cut up shall they be burned in the fire.

Ezekiel 2:6 And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, neither be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns be with you...

Cross References
Matthew 13:41
The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,

Isaiah 27:4
I have no wrath. Would that I had thorns and briers to battle! I would march against them, I would burn them up together.

Isaiah 33:12
And the peoples will be as if burned to lime, like thorns cut down, that are burned in the fire."

Ezekiel 2:6
And you, son of man, be not afraid of them, nor be afraid of their words, though briers and thorns are with you and you sit on scorpions. Be not afraid of their words, nor be dismayed at their looks, for they are a rebellious house.

Nahum 1:10
For they are like entangled thorns, like drunkards as they drink; they are consumed like stubble fully dried.

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