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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 27

Verse 1

in his heart = to himself.

I shall now perish . This lack of faith acted with disastrous results to David. It put him in a false position; shook the People's confidence in him; delayed his own election; and led to divisions in the kingdom.

coast = border.

Verse 2

men . Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

Verse 3

man . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

Nabal's wife. See note on 1 Samuel 30:5

Verse 6

Ziklag . An outpost which protected Gath.

Verse 7

country. Hebrew "field". Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part) for country. App-6 .

Verse 9

And. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in 1 Samuel 27:9 .

Verse 10

Whither . Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "against whom".

road = raid.

south. Hebrew the Negeb or hill country south of Judah.

Verse 12

People Israel = Israel's People.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 27". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.