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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 12

Verse 1

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

Verse 3

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

whom . Some codices, with three early printed editions, read "or whom", thus preserving the Figure of speech Paradiastole ( App-6 ) throughout verses: 1 Samuel 12:12 , 1 Samuel 12:3 and 1 Samuel 12:4 .

Verse 4

man's. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 8

Jacob. Compare Genesis 46:6 , Genesis 46:6 .

sent. Compare Exodus 4:16 .

made = He caused. So Aramaean, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate.

Verse 9

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

of Hazor. Septuagint reads "of Jabin king of".

Verse 10

sinned . Hebrew chata '. App-44 .

Verse 11

and Bedan . The Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic read "and Barak" (the names being much alike in Hebrew). and Samuel. The Peshito (or Revised Syriac) reads "and Samson". But, if "Samuel", these are not Samuel's words, but Jehovah's in Samuel's mouth.

Verse 12

ye saw . Figure of speech Hysteresis, or Hysterologia ( App-6 ), by which a prior event is recorded later. children-sons.

Verse 13

and. Some codices, with three early printed editions. Syriac, and Vulgate, read "for".

Verse 15

as , &c. Septuagint reads "and against your king".

Verse 17

send. It had to be sent, for rain in harvest was most exceptional; and would be regarded as sent in judgment. Compare Proverbs 26:1 .

wickedness. Hebrew. raa '. App-44 .

Verse 19

Pray. Moses and Samuel specially named as intercessors. Psalms 99:6 . Jeremiah 13:1 .

evil. Same word as "wickedness" above.

Verse 22

will not forsake . Compare Genesis 28:15 .Joshua 1:5 . Quoted in Romans 11:1 , Romans 11:2 .

His People = a People for Himself.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 12". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.