14:17 fear of him upon all nations. This verse is in addition to the account of 2 Sam. 5, highlighting David’s international fame (v. 1 note). David stood strong against his enemies. Other nations saw the power of God in the king’s victory and feared (Josh. 2:11; 2 Chr. 17:10; 20:29). Readers of the book are encouraged to hope for a new David who would overthrow secular worldly powers (Hag. 2:6, 7, 20–23; Zech. 9:1–13).