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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 9



Verse 1

kindness = grace, favour, or lovingkindness.

Verse 3

any = a man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4. lame. Compare 2 Samuel 4:4.

Verse 4

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

Lo-debar = no pasture. Where the sinner is until found by God " s free grace.

Verse 5

sent, and fetched. This is the action of grace towards the "lost" sinner. Compare Luke 15:4, Luke 15:5

Verse 6

Mephibosheth. Born in 965 (2 Samuel 4:4). Now seventeen, and father of a young son (2 Samuel 9:12).

Verse 7

thy father"s sake. So with God"s grace to us; not for the sake of the lost one.

Saul thy father = Saul thy grandfather.

Verse 8

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

a dead dog. Self-abasement is ever the result of grace shown.

I am. So the sinner is concerned about what he is, rather than what he has done. Compare Isaiah 6:5. Luke 5:8.

Verse 12

Mephibosheth. Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis (App-6) in this verse: being repeated at the beginning of the next verse.

was = he was.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.

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