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man . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
Kish. Compare 1 Samuel 14:51 . 1 Chronicles 8:33 ; 1 Chronicles 9:39 . For the difficulties of the genealogy, see note on 1 Chronicles 8:33 .
a Benjamite . As was Saul of Tarsus (Philippians 1:3 , Philippians 1:5 ).
mighty man . Hebrew. gibbor. App-14 .
Saul . Many points of resemblance and contrast with Saul of Tarsus.
Name = Asked for: i.e. by man.
children = sons.
lost . Contrast David, who had charge of his father's "sheep", and " kept them "(1 Samuel 16:11 ); with Saul, who lost his father's "asses" (1 Samuel 9:3 ).
servants = young men. Tradition says "Doeg". Compare 1 Samuel 21:7 .
he . Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulgate, read "they", as in 1 Samuel 9:6 .
mount = the hill country of.
take thought = be anxious. Compare Matthew 6:25 , Matthew 6:27 , Matthew 6:28 , Matthew 6:31 , Matthew 6:34 .
Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .
man of God = God's man: i.e. a prophet, because God's spokesman. See App-49 . (Hebrew. 'ish and Elohim)
man . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 . Literally "the God".
present . Hebrew. teshurah. Occurs only here. It is from shur, to behold. Hence, that which procures and secures an interview, or sight of the person sought.
shekel. See App-51 .
that will I give . Septuagint reads "which thou canst give".
Beforetime . Note the parenthesis.
seer . Hebrew. ro'eh = a seer of visions. Another name for seer was chozeh, which referred rather to spiritual apprehension of what was seen. In 1 Chronicles 29:29 all three words occur in the same verse.
Prophet. Hebrew. nab'i = one who spoke for or was moved by God.
let. Some codices, with one early printed edition, and Septuagint, read "and let".
up the hill = by the ascent of.
of = by. Genitive of Instrument. See App-17 .
the high place . In Numbers 21:19 = Bamoth-Baal. Shiloh was now forsaken. No "place" within the meaning of Deuteronomy 12:0 . Compare 1 Samuel 7:10 , 1 Samuel 7:17 .
out against = opposite, so as to meet them.
the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .
told Samuel in his ear = opened or uncovered the ear of Samuel.
a = one.
captain = leader.
My people . Aramaean and Syriac read "the oppression". In that case the Figure of speech Ellipsis should be supplied after it, "of My People" being implied.
reign = control, restrain, or rule.
in the gate . Hebrew "in the midst of the gate": i.e. the open place near the gate where judgment was given.
mind. Hebrew "heart " = "do not regard them".
Am not I . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
the smallest . Very true, since the events recorded in Judges 20:35 .
so to me = according to this word.
left! = reserved.
the word of God. First occurrence of this expression. "Word of Jehovah "frequent from Genesis 15:1 .
God = Elohim . App-4 . Creation relationship.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 9". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/
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