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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Samuel 23

 

 

Verse 1

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.


Verse 2

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.


Verse 3

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.


Verse 4

hand. Some codices, with one early printed edition, Septuagint, and Syriac, read "hands".


Verse 6

fled. Compare 1 Samuel 22:20. This verse is the Figure of speech Hysteresis. App-6.


Verse 7

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

delivered. Hebrew. nakar. A homonym. Compare Deuteronomy 32:27, "behave strangely"; Job 34:19, regard or acknowledge. Here = to deliver.


Verse 9

secretly practised = contrived.


Verse 11

men = masters, or lords. Hebrew. ba"alim.

as = according as.


Verse 14

mountain = hill country.


Verse 15

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


Verse 18

covenant. Some codices, with two early printed editions, add "in a wood".


Verse 19

the Ziphites. See Psalms 51:1.


Verse 20

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.


Verse 22

prepare. Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "and prepare".

haunt = track, or trail.


Verse 23

take knowledge of = get to know.


Verse 24

the wilderness = a wild forest or park-like country. Carmel of Judah. Not Carmel of Manasseh.


Verse 25

seek him. Some codices, with one early printed edition (margin), read "seek David".

into a rock = from the rock.


Verse 26

Saul. Some codices, with one early printed edition (margin), add "and his men".

for fear of Saul = from the face of Saul.


Verse 28

Sela-hammahlekoth = the cliff of divisions or separations. Now Wady Malaky, where two forces could be inaccessible the one to the other, and yet within sight and hearing.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 23:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/1-samuel-23.html. 1909-1922.

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