The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible2 Samuel 5:19
And David inquired of the Lord…
By Abiathar, and the Urim
and Thummim, in the ephod he had on:
saying, shall I go up to the Philistines?
who by this time were gone
from the valley to an higher place, to Mount Perazim, as in (Isaiah 28:21) ;
wilt thou deliver them into my hand?
here two questions are put
together, and an answer returned to both, contrary to a notion of the
Jews, (See Gill on 23:11);
and the Lord said to David, go up, for I will doubtless deliver the
Philistines into thine hand;
by which oracle he had both the mind of
God that he should go up, and was assured of victory.