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2 Samuel 23:2 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The Spirit of Jehovah spake by me, And his word was upon my tongue.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word [was] in my tongue.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, And His word was on my tongue.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The Spirit of the LORD spoke by me, and his word [was] on my tongue.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The Spirit of Jehovah spoke by me, And his word was on my tongue.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The Spirit of Yahweh, spake in me,—And, his word, was on my tongue;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The Spirit of Jehovah hath spoken by me, And His word [is] on my tongue.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— The spirit of the Lord hath spoken by me and his word by my tongue.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word [was] in my tongue.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The Spirit of the Lord spoke by me, and his word [was] upon my tongue.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The Spirit of Yahweh spake by me, and his word [was] in my tongue.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The Spirit 7307
{7307} Prime
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
of Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
spake 1696
{1696} Prime
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
by me, and his word 4405
{4405} Prime
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
[was] in x5921
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
my tongue. 3956
{3956} Prime
From H3960; the tongue (of man or animals), used literally (as the instrument of licking, eating, or speech), and figuratively (speech, an ingot, a fork of flame, a cove of water).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

2 Samuel 23:2

_ _ The Spirit of the Lord spake by me — Nothing can more clearly show that all that is excellent in spirit, beautiful in language, or grand in prophetic imagery, which the Psalms of David contain, were owing, not to his superiority in natural talents or acquired knowledge, but to the suggestion and dictates of God’s Spirit.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 2 Samuel 23:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

2 Samuel 23:2

His word — The following words, and consequently the other words and Psalms composed and uttered by me upon the like solemn occasions, are not to be looked upon as human inventions, but both the matter and the words of them are suggested by God's spirit, the great teacher of the church.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

2 Samuel 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 Spirit.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 22:43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
Mark 12:36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Acts 2:25-31 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved: ... He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Hebrews 3:7-8 Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice, ... Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake [as they were] moved by the Holy Ghost.
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