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E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes
Deuteronomy 20

 

 

Verse 1

enemies. Hebrew text has singular, but some codices, with Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum of Onkelos, Syriac, and Vulgate, read the plural, as Authorized Version.

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.


Verse 3

faint. This and the following three words = Figure of speech Synonymia. App-6. tremble = be excited. (Hebrew = make haste.)


Verse 4

to fight for you. Compare Exodus 14:25. Psalms 3:8; Psalms 35:1.


Verse 5

man. Heb "ish. App-14.


Verse 6

what. Figure of speech Erotesis.


Verse 8

faint = melt.


Verse 10

proclaim peace: i.e. if it belong not to the Canaanites. Compare Matthew 10:12, Matthew 10:13.


Verse 14

spoil. take = take as a prey. These two words, "spoil" and "prey", occur in the name Maher-shalal-hash-baz. Isaiah 8:1.


Verse 16

breatheth. Hebrew. neshamah = that hath breath. See App-16.


Verse 17

utterly destroy. Because descendants of the Nephilim. App-25. Compare Ch. Deuteronomy 7:1, Deuteronomy 7:2.

namely. Only six mentioned here.

as = according as.


Verse 18

That = to the intent that.

sin. Idolatry was, and still is, the great sin. Compare Galatians 1:5, Galatians 1:20.


Verse 19

man"s. Hebrew. "adam. App-14.

 


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 20:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-20.html. 1909-1922.

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