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famine . One of the thirteen mentioned. See note on Genesis 12:10 .
year after year = the year after that year: i.e. 932. David being now fifty-eight.
the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .
Gibeonites . Compare Joshua 9:3 , Joshua 9:16 , Joshua 9:17 .
now. Note the Figure of speech Parenthesis. App-6 .
were = they [were].
children = sons.
any man . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .
coasts = borders.
men . Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .
Michal . Some codices, cited in the Massorah, with Septuagint and Syriac, read "Merab", as in 1 Samuel 18:19 .
men = lords, or masters (Hebrew. baalim). Compare 1 Samuel 31:10 , 1 Samuel 31:13 .
street . The open space by the gate (2 Chronicles 32:6 . Nehemiah 8:1 , Nehemiah 8:3 , Nehemiah 8:16 ).
when = in the day.
and Jonathan . Some codices, with two early printed editions, and Septuagint, read "the bones of Jonathan".
all . Some codices, with one early printed edition, read "according to all".
God . Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .
war again. 930-923 B.C.
waxed faint . David was now sixty.
giant = Rapha. See App-23 and App-25 ,
thought to have slain , or, said he would slay.
light = lamp. Compare Genesis 15:17 . 1 Kings 15:4 .Proverbs 13:9 ; Proverbs 20:20 , though not the same word in Genesis 15:17 ,
Gob . Some codices, with two early printed editions, read "Nob".
the brother of Goliath . Omit the italics, and understand another giant of the same name as the Goliath of 1 Samuel 17:0 .
staff . Hebrew "wood", put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause) for what was made from it. App-6 .
defied = reproached.
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