2 Samuel 17:3
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New International Version
and bring all the people back to you. The death of the man you seek will mean the return of all; all the people will be unharmed."

King James Bible
And I will bring back all the people unto thee: the man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: so all the people shall be in peace.

Darby Bible Translation
and I will bring back all the people to thee. The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned: all the people shall be in peace.

World English Bible
and I will bring back all the people to you. The man whom you seek is as if all returned. All the people shall be in peace."

Young's Literal Translation
and I bring back all the people unto thee -- as the turning back of the whole is the man whom thou art seeking -- all the people are peace.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The man whom thou seekest is as if all returned - Only secure David, and all Israel will be on thy side. He is the soul of the whole; destroy him, and all the rest will submit.

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I will bring

2 Samuel 3:21 And Abner said to David, I will arise and go, and will gather all Israel to my lord the king, that they may make a league with you...

shall be

Isaiah 48:22 There is no peace, said the LORD, to the wicked.

Isaiah 57:21 There is no peace, said my God, to the wicked.

1 Thessalonians 5:3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail on a woman with child...

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"The King Kissed Barzillai. " 2 Sam. xix. 39
And no wonder, for David could appreciate a real man when he saw him, and so does David's Lord. I.--LOYALTY IS PRECIOUS TO THE KING OF KINGS. In the days when the son of Jesse had but few friends, it was a precious thing to be treated in the style Barzillai and his neighbours entertained him (see 2 Sam. xvii. 27-29). They were rich farmers, and had land which brought forth with abundance, so were able to act with princely hospitality to the fugitive monarch. But plenty may live with avarice, and
Thomas Champness—Broken Bread

Continued.
In addition to the psalms already considered, which are devoted to the devout contemplation of nature, and stand in close connection with David's early days, there still remains one universally admitted to be his. The twenty-ninth psalm, like both the preceding, has to do with the glory of God as revealed in the heavens, and with earth only as the recipient of skyey influences; but while these breathed the profoundest tranquillity, as they watched the silent splendour of the sun, and the peace of
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David

Cross References
2 Samuel 17:4
This plan seemed good to Absalom and to all the elders of Israel.

Jeremiah 6:14
They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. 'Peace, peace,' they say, when there is no peace.

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