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Friday, April 19th, 2024
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Bible Commentaries
2 Samuel 19

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-8

David’s Sin and Judgment - Beginning in 2 Samuel 13:0, we see the curse of Nathan, the prophet, taking effect in David's family (2 Samuel 12:7-12). David's children had seen their father commit adultery, lie and murder. Now, some of his own children will follow in their father's actions.

2 Samuel 12:10-12, “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.”

Verses 1-43

2 Samuel 19:22 And David said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah, that ye should this day be adversaries unto me? shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? for do not I know that I am this day king over Israel?

2 Samuel 19:22 “shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel” - Comments - It is hard to carry out vengeance on someone when the Lord has just poured out His blessings on us. I remember in November 2000, I was upset with several staff members for making personal calls at work. These phone calls have cost the company some money. When the director of the company came to town, and gave me many blessings, I no longer felt in mood to judge, but rather to bless. I, therefore, forgave the staff with just a warning not to do it again.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 19". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/2-samuel-19.html. 2013.
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