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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 19



Verse 2

until = in, or against.

Verse 3

what I see, &c. = " I shall see what [he replies] and shall tell thee". Figure of speech Ellipsis. App-6.

Verse 4

sin. Hebrew. chata". App-44.

Verse 5

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

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 9

evil. See note on 1 Samuel 16:16.

spirit. Hebrew. ruach. App-9.

Verse 10

Saul sought. Note the nine attempts on David"s life; three personally by Saul, and six by his messengers (nine being the number of judgment, App-10). See note on 1 Samuel 18:11, and App-23and App-25.

even to, or, even [to pin him] to.

Verse 11

save not thy life = save not thy soul: i.e. deliver not thyself. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 13

image = teraphim.

Verse 17

why . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6.

Verse 19

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Verse 20

company. Compare 1 Samuel 10:5. 2 Kings 2:3-5; 2 Kings 5:22. College for instruction of prophets, priests having failed in their duty as teachers. Deuteronomy 17:11; Deuteronomy 33:10.

appointed over. Samuel the head here. Elisha in 2 Kings 2:15.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Verse 22

one. A special various reading (Sevir) reads "they". See App-34.

Verse 23

thither. Septuagint reads "thence".

Verse 24

clothes: i.e. his robes, or armour, or both.

naked. Compare 1 Samuel 18:4, i.e. stripped of outer garments.

Is Saul . . . ? Figure of speech Parcemia. App-6.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 19:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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