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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 11

Verse 1

the men . Hebrew 'enosh. App-14 . Those who had not obeyed the summons of Judges 21:8 were extinguished, and their daughters given to remnant of Benjamin. This gave them a claim on Saul, who was a Benjamite.

Verse 2

a covenant . Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read this word in the text, which already implies it.

right eyes . As the shield covered the left eye, the right was necessary for seeing. The loss of it incapacitated men from fighting.

Verse 3

seven days. A very short respite.

coasts = borders.

man to save us = saviour.

Verse 5

behold . Fig, Asterismos. App-6 .

Verse 6

the Spirit . Hebrew. ruach. App-9 .

God. Some codices, with Aramaean, Septuagint, and Vulgate, read " Jehovah ". Compare App-4 .

came = came mightily. Same word as in 1 Samuel 10:6 , 1 Samuel 10:10 .

Verse 7

hewed . Always used of dividing what is already dead, and mostly of sacrifices.

messengers = the messengers.

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

with one consent . Hebrew as one man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 8

children = sons.

men . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 9

help = salvation, or deliverance.

Verse 11

host = camp.

Verse 15

sacrificed sacrifices . Figure of speech Polyptoton App-6

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 11". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.