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2 Samuel 8:14

He put garrisons in Edom. In all Edom he put garrisons, and all the Edomites became servants to David. And the Lord helped David wherever he went.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Edomites;   Garrison;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Edomites, the;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Elath;   Hadad;   Idumea;   Philistines;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Israel;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Israel;   Obadiah, Theology of;   Victory;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Euphrates;   Rabbah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Elath;   Esau;   Garrison;   Jehoram;   Joab;   Sandal;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Edom;   Esau;   Garrison;   King, Kingship;   Samuel, Books of;   Tribute;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Edom, Edomites;   Israel;   Jacob;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Esau ;   Shoes;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elath;   Idumaeans;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Da'vid;   E'dom, Idumae'a;   E'lath, E'loth;   Garrison;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Elath;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - David;   Egypt;   Elath;   Numbers, Book of;   Solomon;   War;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Edox, Idumea;   Jehoram (Joram);  

Adam Clarke Commentary

He put garrisons in Edom - He repaired the strong cities which he had taken, and put garrisons in them to keep the country in awe.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-8.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he put garrisons in Edom,.... To keep the inhabitants in subjection to him; as their forts and strong holds came into his hands, he placed companies of soldiers in them for the said purpose; or governors, as the Targum, men of his own nation, into whose hands he put their principal cities, who governed them for him, and under him. Jarchi interprets it of officers appointed to collect the tribute he exacted of them:

throughout all Edom put he garrisons; which is observed to show that the whole country was brought into subjection to him:

and all they of Edom became David's servants; and hereby were fulfilled the oracle delivered to Rebekah, and the prophetic blessing of Isaac, Genesis 25:23,

and the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went; See Gill on 2 Samuel 8:6.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-8.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

(14) And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

May we not spiritualize this passage, and truly say, in allusion to the holy war, when the Lord hath subdued the corruptions of our nature by the conquests of his grace, doth not the Holy Spirit garrison our souls with his divine presence, and convert the very weapons, our time and talents, which in a state of nature, we brought forward as the artillery against heaven; doth not the Lord convert these very things to his own glory and service?

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-samuel-8.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

The Lord preserved, … — All David's victories were typical of the success of the gospel over the kingdom of Satan, in which the Son of David rode forth, conquering and to conquer, and will reign 'till he has brought down all opposing rule, principality and power.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-8.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 8:14 And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David’s servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

Ver. 14. And he put garrisons in Edom.] He cast out his shoe over them, as Psalms 60:8. {See Trapp on "Psalms 60:8"} he set a deputy or viceroy there; [1 Kings 22:47] and here the elder brother began to serve the younger, according to the oracle, Genesis 25:23.

And the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.] Neither preserved him only, but prospered him: and this is twice noted in this chapter. See 2 Samuel 8:6. Plures sunt gratiae privativae quam positivae, saith Gerson. Our deliverances are many and daily: this being the difference betwixt a godly and and a wicked man; that the former is preserved, the latter is only reserved to further punishment, as was Pharaoh Sennacherib, others. See both these in 2 Peter 2:9.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-8.html. 1865-1868.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 8:14. Throughout all Edom put he garrisons — Having conquered the whole country, he garrisoned the strongest places in it with his own men, to keep them in subjection to him. Some of the Jews interpret these words, He put captains, or commanders, in Edom, that is, great men to govern them, and, as his deputies, to raise a tribute from them. Now began to be fulfilled the extraordinary prediction to Rebekah, recorded by Moses, Genesis 25:22, but not begun to be accomplished till many centuries after his death, namely, The elder shall serve the younger. Then also was fulfilled that prophecy of Balaam, mentioned Numbers 24., Edom shall be a possession, &c. The Lord preserved David, &c. — God, in his providence, still watched over and protected him, as before, (2 Samuel 8:6,) in all these expeditions. All David’s victories were typical of the success of the gospel over the kingdom of Satan, in which the Son of David rode forth, conquering and to conquer, and will reign till he has brought down all opposing rule, principality, and power.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-8.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Guards, or officers to administer justice in his name, after Joab had killed all the males, during six months, 3 Kings xi. 15. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-8.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

garrisons, or political residents.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-8.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

He put garrisons in Edom - with a view to secure his acquisition of so important a dependency. It was, however, after the commencement of the war with the Syrians, and probably on a personal visit to Petra (Psalms 9:9; Psalms 108:11).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-8.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons, and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.
all they
Genesis 25:23; 27:29,37,40; Numbers 24:18; 1 Kings 22:47; 1 Chronicles 18:13; Psalms 60:8,9; Psalms 108:9,10
the Lord
6; Psalms 121:4-8
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 7:9 - And I was;  2 Samuel 22:38 - General1 Kings 2:3 - whithersoever;  1 Kings 11:15 - when David;  2 Kings 8:20 - made a king;  2 Kings 18:7 - he prospered;  1 Chronicles 17:8 - I have been;  1 Chronicles 18:12 - slew of the Edomites;  Psalm 139:3 - my path;  Psalm 140:7 - thou hast covered;  Romans 9:12 - The elder

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://beta.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-8.html.