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Bible Commentaries
1 Samuel 23

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

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.

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 23". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-samuel-23.html. 1909-1922.
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