New American Standard Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom crossed the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
King James Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
Darby Bible Translation
And David came to Mahanaim. And Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
World English Bible
Then David came to Mahanaim. Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him.
Young's Literal Translation
And David came to Mahanaim, and Absalom passed over the Jordan, he and all the men of Israel with him;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Mahanaim - See 2 Samuel 2:8. The same reasons which induced Abner to choose it for Ishbosheth probablv made it a good rallying point for David. It was a strong city, in a well-provisioned country, with a mountainous district for retreat in case of need, and with a warlike and friendly population.
BY REV. GEORGE MILLIGAN, M.A., D.D. "There is nothing," says Socrates to Cephalus in the Republic, "I like better than conversing with aged men. For I regard them as travellers who have gone a journey which I too may have to go, and of whom it is right to learn the character of the way, whether it is rugged or difficult, or smooth and easy" (p. 328 E.). It is to such an aged traveller that we are introduced in the person of Barzillai the Gileadite. And though he is one of the lesser-known characters …
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known
Mr. John Bunyan's Dying Sayings.
Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.
I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant; for with my staff only I crossed this Jordan, and now I have become two companies.
2 Samuel 2:8
But Abner the son of Ner, commander of Saul's army, had taken Ish-bosheth the son of Saul and brought him over to Mahanaim.
Song of Solomon 6:13
"Come back, come back, O Shulammite; Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!" "Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, As at the dance of the two companies?
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