2 Samuel 5:18
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English Standard Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.

King James Bible
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

American Standard Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Philistines coming spread themselves in the valley of Raphaim.

English Revised Version
Now the Philistines had come and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

Webster's Bible Translation
The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim.

2 Samuel 5:18 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And David perceived (sc., from the success of his enterprises) that Jehovah had firmly established him king over Israel, and that He had exalted his kingdom for His people Israel's sake," i.e., because He had chosen Israel as His people, and had promised to make it great and glorious.

To the building of David's palace, there is appended in 2 Samuel 5:13-15 the account of the increase of his house by the multiplication of his wives and concubines, and of the sons who were born to him at Jerusalem (as in 1 Chronicles 14:3.). Taking many wives was indeed prohibited in the law of the king in Deuteronomy 17:17; but as a large harem was considered from time immemorial as part of the court of an oriental monarch, David suffered himself to be seduced by that custom to disregard this prohibition, and suffered many a heartburn afterwards in consequence, not to mention his fearful fall in consequence of his passion for Bathsheba. The concubines are mentioned before the wives, probably because David had taken many of them to Jerusalem, and earlier than the wives. In the Chronicles the concubines and omitted, though not "intentionally," as they are mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:9; but as being of no essential importance in relation to the list of sons which follows, because no difference was made between those born of concubines and those born of wives. "Out of Jerusalem," i.e., away from Jerusalem: not that the wives were all born in Jerusalem, as the words which follow, "after he was come from Hebron," clearly show. In the Chronicles, therefore, it is explained as meaning "in Jerusalem." The sons are mentioned again both in 1 Chronicles 14:5-7 and in the genealogy in 1 Chronicles 3:5-8. Shammua is called Shimea in 1 Chronicles 3:5, according to a different pronunciation. Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, and Solomon were sons of Bathsheba according to 1 Chronicles 3:5.

2 Samuel 5:18 Parallel Commentaries

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2 Samuel 23:13 And three of the thirty chief went down, and came to David in the harvest time to the cave of Adullam...

Genesis 14:5 And in the fourteenth year came Chedorlaomer, and the kings that were with him, and smote the Rephaims in Ashteroth Karnaim...

Joshua 15:8 And the border went up by the valley of the son of Hinnom to the south side of the Jebusite; the same is Jerusalem...

1 Chronicles 11:15 Now three of the thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam...

Isaiah 17:5 And it shall be as when the harvestman gathers the corn, and reaps the ears with his arm...

Cross References
Genesis 14:5
In the fourteenth year Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him came and defeated the Rephaim in Ashteroth-karnaim, the Zuzim in Ham, the Emim in Shaveh-kiriathaim,

Joshua 15:8
Then the boundary goes up by the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the southern shoulder of the Jebusite (that is, Jerusalem). And the boundary goes up to the top of the mountain that lies over against the Valley of Hinnom, on the west, at the northern end of the Valley of Rephaim.

Joshua 17:15
And Joshua said to them, "If you are a numerous people, go up by yourselves to the forest, and there clear ground for yourselves in the land of the Perizzites and the Rephaim, since the hill country of Ephraim is too narrow for you."

Joshua 18:16
Then the boundary goes down to the border of the mountain that overlooks the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is at the north end of the Valley of Rephaim. And it then goes down the Valley of Hinnom, south of the shoulder of the Jebusites, and downward to En-rogel.

2 Samuel 5:22
And the Philistines came up yet again and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim.

2 Samuel 23:13
And three of the thirty chief men went down and came about harvest time to David at the cave of Adullam, when a band of Philistines was encamped in the Valley of Rephaim.

Isaiah 17:5
And it shall be as when the reaper gathers standing grain and his arm harvests the ears, and as when one gleans the ears of grain in the Valley of Rephaim.

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