enquired. Probably by Urim and Thummim, in the breastplate of Abiathar the High Priest, who was with David (1 Samuel 22:20).
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4.
men. Hebrew. "enosh. App-14.
man. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
anointed David. Aged thirty years. See note on 1 Samuel 16:13.
The 20th Seder ends here. See note on p. 366.
valiant = Sons of valour.
Ish-bosheth = man of shame: i.e. the idol "Baal". In 1 Chronicles 8:33 = Esh-baal.
and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton (App-6) in 2 Samuel 2:9.
Gibeon. Abner"s city, in Benjamin (1 Chronicles 8:29, 1 Chronicles 8:30; 1 Chronicles 9:35, 1 Chronicles 9:36).
young men = common soldiers.
play = make sport.
which pertained. Septuagint and Syriac read "pertaining".
as a wild roe = as one of the gazelles which are in the field.
stood still: i. e, with horror at the sight.
children = sons.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.
I (with Art.) spoken. Supply the Ellipsis (App-6) thus: "spoken [the words which caused the provocation], surely". Compare 2 Samuel 2:14.
Bithron = the ravine.
men. Hebrew. "ish. App-14.
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