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enquired . Probably by Urim and Thummim, in the breastplate of Abiathar the High Priest, who was with David (1 Samuel 22:20 ).
the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
men . Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .
man . Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .
anointed David . Aged thirty years. See note on 1 Samuel 16:13 .
The 20th Seder ends here. See note on p. 366.
valiant = Sons of valour.
Ish-bosheth = man of shame: i.e. the idol " Baal ". In 1 Chronicles 8:33 = Esh-baal.
and . Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ) in 2 Samuel 2:9 .
Gibeon . Abner's city, in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:29 , 1 Chronicles 8:30 ; 1 Chronicles 9:35 , 1 Chronicles 9:36 ).
young men = common soldiers.
play = make sport.
which pertained . Septuagint and Syriac read "pertaining".
as a wild roe = as one of the gazelles which are in the field.
stood still : i. e, with horror at the sight.
children = sons.
God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .
I (with Art.) spoken. Supply the Ellipsis ( App-6 ) thus: "spoken [the words which caused the provocation], surely". Compare 2 Samuel 2:14 .
Bithron = the ravine.
men. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 2". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26