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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 4

Verse 2

men . Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .

Beerothite . Near Gibeon (Joshua 18:25 ), now El Bireh, 6 miles north of Jerusalem, one of the Hivite towns possessed by Benjamin.

children = sons.

for . Note Figure of speech Parenthesis. App-6 .

Verse 4

lame of his feet. Compare state of sinner by nature. of Saul: i.e. of the death of Saul, &c.: 2 Samuel 4:4 is introduced here to explain the ease with which David's accession was accomplished, Mephibosheth being unable to succeed his father or avenge the death of Ish-bosheth.

Verse 6

And they came thither . Or, "Thither, into the interior of the house, came wheat-fetchers, and they smote", &c.

Verse 7

bed . Compare 2 Samuel 3:31 .

Verse 8

life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

the LORD . Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

Verse 9

soul . Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 10

Behold . Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

Verse 11

person . Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

require = exact the penalty for.

earth = land.

Verse 12

sepulchre . Compare 2 Samuel 3:32 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 4". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.