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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Samuel 9

Verse 1

kindness = grace, favour, or lovingkindness.

Verse 3

any = a man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 . lame. Compare 2 Samuel 4:4 .

Verse 4

Behold. Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6 .

Lo-debar = no pasture. Where the sinner is until found by God ' s free grace.

Verse 5

sent, and fetched . This is the action of grace towards the "lost" sinner. Compare Luke 15:4 , Luke 15:5

Verse 6

Mephibosheth . Born in 965 (2 Samuel 4:4 ). Now seventeen, and father of a young son (2 Samuel 9:12 ).

Verse 7

thy father's sake . So with God's grace to us; not for the sake of the lost one.

Saul thy father = Saul thy grandfather.

Verse 8

What . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

a dead dog . Self-abasement is ever the result of grace shown.

I am. So the sinner is concerned about what he is, rather than what he has done. Compare Isaiah 6:5 .Luke 5:8 .

Verse 12

Mephibosheth . Note the Figure of speech Epanadiplosis ( App-6 ) in this verse: being repeated at the beginning of the next verse.

was = he was.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". 1909-1922.