2 Samuel 2:6
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New International Version
May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.

King James Bible
And now the LORD shew kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because ye have done this thing.

Darby Bible Translation
And now Jehovah shew kindness and faithfulness to you; and I also will requite you this good, because ye have done this thing.

World English Bible
Now may Yahweh show loving kindness and truth to you. I also will reward you for this kindness, because you have done this thing.

Young's Literal Translation
'And, now, Jehovah doth with you kindness and truth, and also, I do with you this good because ye have done this thing;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

David sent messengers unto - Jabesh-gilead - This was a generous and noble act, highly indicative of the grandeur of David's mind. He respected Saul as his once legitimate sovereign; he loved Jonathan as his most intimate friend. The former had greatly injured him, and sought his destruction; but even this did not cancel his respect for him, as the anointed of God, and as the king of Israel. This brings to my remembrance that fine speech of Saurin, when speaking of the banishment of the Protestants from France by the revocation of the edict of Nantes. He thus at the Hague apostrophizes Louis XIV., their persecutor: Et toi, prince redoubtable, que j'honorai jadis comme mon roi, et que je respecte encore comme le fleau do Seigneur. "And thou, O formidable prince, whom I once honored as my king, and whom I still reverence as the scourge of the Lord!"

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

2 Samuel 15:20 Whereas you came but yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us? seeing I go where I may, return you...

Psalm 57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah...

Proverbs 14:22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

2 Timothy 1:16-18 The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain...

I also

2 Samuel 9:3,7 And the king said, Is there not yet any of the house of Saul, that I may show the kindness of God to him? And Ziba said to the king...

2 Samuel 10:2 Then said David, I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, as his father showed kindness to me...

Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you...

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the middle of wolves: be you therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Philemon 1:18 If he has wronged you, or owes you ought, put that on my account;

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The Bright Dawn of a Reign
'And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the Lord, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the Lord said unto him, Go up. And David said, Whither shall I go up? And He said, Unto Hebron. 2. So David went up thither, and his two wives also, Ahinoam the Jezreelitess, and Abigail, Nabal's wife, the Carmelite. 3. And his men that were with him did David bring up, every man with his household: and they dwelt in the cities of Hebron. 4. And the men of Judah came, and there
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The First Chaldaean Empire and the Hyksos in Egypt
Syria: the part played by it in the ancient world--Babylon and the first Chaldaean empire--The dominion of the Hyksos: Ahmosis. Some countries seem destined from their origin to become the battle-fields of the contending nations which environ them. Into such regions, and to their cost, neighbouring peoples come from century to century to settle their quarrels and bring to an issue the questions of supremacy which disturb their little corner of the world. The nations around are eager for the possession
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 4

Cross References
2 Timothy 1:16
May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.

Exodus 34:6
And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, "The LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness,

2 Samuel 2:7
Now then, be strong and brave, for Saul your master is dead, and the people of Judah have anointed me king over them."

2 Samuel 15:20
You came only yesterday. And today shall I make you wander about with us, when I do not know where I am going? Go back, and take your people with you. May the LORD show you kindness and faithfulness."

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