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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 26

Verse 2

men . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Verse 5

trench , or, barricade.

Verse 7

spear. This is still the mark of the chiefs tent. Compare 1 Samuel 18:10 .

bolster = head.

Verse 8

God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .

let me smite him . Note Abishai's character. 2 Samuel 16:9 ; 2 Samuel 19:21 .

Verse 9

Destroy . . . not. See Deuteronomy 9:26 , the subscriptions of Psa 56:57 , Psa 56:58 , Psa 56:74 , and App-65 .

the LORD ' S. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .

Verse 11

cruse, or, flask.

Verse 12

no man = no one.

Verse 15

man . Hebrew. 'ish, App-14 . not. Hebrew. 'el. (Hypothetical.)

Verse 16

not. Hebrew. `al. (Absolute.)

Verse 17

knew = recognised.

Verse 18

evil. Hebrew. ra'a. App-44 .

Verse 19

offering . See App-43 .

children = sons.

men. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

serve other gods . David was being driven from God's altar.

Verse 20

a flea = one flea.

Verse 21

sinned . Hebrew. chata'. App-44 .

soul = life. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

erred . Hebrew. shagah. App-44 .

Verse 23

The LORD = Jehovah. Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis. App-6 .

Verse 24

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 26". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-samuel-26.html. 1909-1922.