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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 4



Verse 2

men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.

Beerothite. Near Gibeon (Joshua 18:25), now El Bireh, 6 miles north of Jerusalem, one of the Hivite towns possessed by Benjamin.

children = sons.

for. Note Figure of speech Parenthesis. App-6.

Verse 4

lame of his feet. Compare state of sinner by nature. of Saul: i.e. of the death of Saul, &c.: 2 Samuel 4:4 is introduced here to explain the ease with which David"s accession was accomplished, Mephibosheth being unable to succeed his father or avenge the death of Ish-bosheth.

Verse 6

And they came thither. Or, "Thither, into the interior of the house, came wheat-fetchers, and they smote", &c.

Verse 7

bed. Compare 2 Samuel 3:31.

Verse 8

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

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

Verse 9

soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13.

Verse 10

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Verse 11

person. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

require = exact the penalty for.

earth = land.

Verse 12

sepulchre. Compare 2 Samuel 3:32.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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