2 Samuel 5:25
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King James Version
And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to Gazer.

Darby Bible Translation
And David did so, as Jehovah had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou comest to Gezer.

World English Bible
David did so, as Yahweh commanded him, and struck the Philistines from Geba until you come to Gezer.

Young's Literal Translation
And David doth so, as Jehovah commanded him, and smiteth the Philistines from Geba unto thy coming to Gazer.

2 Samuel 5:25 Parallel
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King James Translators' Notes

Geba: also called, Gibeon

Geneva Study Bible

And David did so, as the LORD had commanded him; and smote the Philistines from Geba until thou come to {h} Gazer.

(h) Which was in the tribe of Benjamin, but the Philistines possessed it.2 Samuel 5:25 Parallel Commentaries

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Early Days
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

God's Strange Work
'That He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act.'--ISAIAH xxviii. 21. How the great events of one generation fall dead to another! There is something very pathetic in the oblivion that swallows up world- resounding deeds. Here the prophet selects two instances which to him are solemn and singular examples of divine judgment, and we have difficulty in finding out to what he refers. To him they seemed the most luminous illustrations he could find of the principle
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The King.
We have now to turn and see the sudden change of fortune which lifted the exile to a throne. The heavy cloud which had brooded so long over the doomed king broke in lightning crash on the disastrous field of Gilboa. Where is there a sadder and more solemn story of the fate of a soul which makes shipwreck "of faith and of a good conscience," than that awful page which tells how, godless, wretched, mad with despair and measureless pride, he flung himself on his bloody sword, and died a suicide's death,
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
Joshua 12:12
The king of Eglon, one; the king of Gezer, one;

Joshua 21:21
For they gave them Shechem with her suburbs in mount Ephraim, to be a city of refuge for the slayer; and Gezer with her suburbs,

Isaiah 28:21
For the LORD shall rise up as in mount Perazim, he shall be wroth as in the valley of Gibeon, that he may do his work, his strange work; and bring to pass his act, his strange act.

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