2Sa 23:1
23:1 Now these [be] the {a} last words of David. David the son
     of Jesse said, and the man [who was] raised up on high, the
     anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of
     Israel, said,

     (a) Which he spoke after he had written the psalms.

2Sa 23:2
23:2 The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word [was] in
     my {b} tongue.

     (b) Meaning, he spoke nothing but by the motion of God's

2Sa 23:4
23:4 And [he shall be] as the light of the morning, [when] the
     sun riseth, [even] a morning without clouds; [as] the
     tender {c} grass [springing] out of the earth by clear
     shining after rain.

     (c) Which grows quickly, and fades soon.

2Sa 23:5
23:5 Although my house [be] not so with God; yet he hath made
     with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all [things],
     and sure: for [this is] all my salvation, and all [my]
     desire, although he make [it] not to {d} grow.

     (d) But that my kingdom may continue for ever according to
         his promise.

2Sa 23:8
23:8 These [be] the names of the mighty men whom David had: The
     Tachmonite that sat in the {e} seat, chief among the
     captains; the same [was] Adino the Eznite: [he lift up his
     spear] against eight hundred, whom he slew at one time.

     (e) As one of the king's counsel.

2Sa 23:9
23:9 And after him [was] Eleazar the son of Dodo the Ahohite,
     [one] of the three mighty men with David, when they defied
     the Philistines [that] were there gathered together to
     battle, and the men of Israel were {f} gone away:

     (f) Meaning, fled from the battle.

2Sa 23:10
23:10 He arose, and smote the Philistines until his hand was
      weary, and his {g} hand clave unto the sword: and the LORD
      wrought a great victory that day; and the people returned
      after him only to spoil.

      (g) By a cramp which came from weariness and fighting.

2Sa 23:12
23:12 But he stood in the midst of the ground, and defended it,
      and slew the Philistines: and the LORD wrought a {h} great

      (h) Which has no respect for many or few, when he will
          show his power.

2Sa 23:15
23:15 And David {i} longed, and said, Oh that one would give me
      drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which [is] by
      the gate!

      (i) Being overcome with weariness and thirst.

2Sa 23:16
23:16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the
      Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem,
      that [was] by the gate, and took [it], and brought [it] to
      David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but {k}
      poured it out unto the LORD.

      (k) Bridling his affection, and also desiring God not to
          be offended for that rash enterprise.

2Sa 23:21
23:21 And he slew an Egyptian, a goodly man: and the Egyptian
      had a {l} spear in his hand; but he went down to him with
      a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand,
      and slew him with his own spear.

      (l) Which was as big as a weavers beam, 1Ch 11:23.

2Sa 23:23
23:23 He was more honourable than the {m} thirty, but he
      attained not to the [first] three. And David set him over
      his guard.

      (m) He was more valiant than the thirty that follow and
          not so valiant as the six before.

2Sa 23:27
23:27 Abiezer the Anethothite, {n} Mebunnai the Hushathite,

      (n) Some of these had two names, 1Ch 11:29 and also
          many more are mentioned there.

2Sa 23:39
23:39 Uriah the Hittite: {o} thirty and seven in all.

      (o) These came to David, and helped restore him to his