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Bible Commentaries

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1 Samuel 11

Overview

1 Samuel 11:1, Nahash offers them of Jabesh-gilead a reproachful condition; 1 Samuel 11:4, They send messengers, and are delivered by Saul; 1 Samuel 11:12, Saul thereby is confirmed, and his kingdom renewed.

Verse 1

Nahash: In the Vulgate this chapter begins thus: Et factum est quasi post mensem, "And it came to pass about a month after;" which is also the reading of the principal copies of the Septuagint; and is also found in Josephus, though it appears to be of little authority. 1 Samuel 12:12, Judges 10:7, Judges 11:8-33

Jabeshgilead: 1 Samuel 31:11-13, Judges 21:8, 10-25

Make: Genesis 26:28, Exodus 23:32, Deuteronomy 23:3, 1 Kings 20:34, Job 41:4, Isaiah 36:16, Ezekiel 17:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:38 - children 1 Samuel 17:9 - and serve us 2 Samuel 10:1 - king 2 Samuel 10:2 - Nahash 2 Samuel 17:27 - the son of Nahash 1 Chronicles 10:11 - when 1 Chronicles 19:1 - Nahash 2 Chronicles 26:8 - the Ammonites Jeremiah 40:14 - Ammonites Jeremiah 49:1 - their king Amos 1:13 - and for

Verse 2

On this: 2 Kings 18:31

thrust: Judges 16:21, Exodus 3:6, Proverbs 12:10, Jeremiah 39:7

reproach: 1 Samuel 17:26, Genesis 34:14

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 11:10 - To morrow 1 Samuel 11:11 - slew 1 Samuel 12:12 - Nahash 1 Chronicles 19:1 - Nahash Nehemiah 2:17 - a reproach Nehemiah 4:7 - the Ammonites Amos 1:13 - and for

Verse 3

Give us: Heb. Forbear us

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 11:10 - To morrow Isaiah 36:16 - come out

Verse 4

to Gibeah: 1 Samuel 10:26, 1 Samuel 14:2, 1 Samuel 15:34, 2 Samuel 21:6

lifted up: 1 Samuel 30:4, Judges 2:4, Judges 21:2, Romans 12:15, 1 Corinthians 12:26, Galatians 6:2, Hebrews 13:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 49:27 - a wolf 1 Chronicles 12:3 - Gibeathite Esther 4:3 - great mourning Job 2:12 - their voice Isaiah 10:29 - Gibeah

Verse 5

after the herd: 1 Samuel 9:1, 1 Kings 19:19, Psalms 78:71

What aileth: Genesis 21:17, Judges 18:23, Isaiah 22:1

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 6:14 - offered 1 Samuel 21:7 - herdmen

Verse 6

Spirit of God: 1 Samuel 10:10, 1 Samuel 16:13, Judges 3:10, Judges 6:34, Judges 11:29, Judges 13:25, Judges 14:6

his anger: Exodus 32:19, Numbers 12:3, Mark 3:5, Ephesians 4:26

Reciprocal: Judges 11:5 - to fetch Judges 14:19 - the Spirit 1 Samuel 16:14 - the Spirit 1 Samuel 20:13 - he hath been with my father Psalms 36:3 - he hath

Verse 7

he took: The sending the pieces of the oxen was an act similar to that of the Levite - see note on Judges 19:29. An eminent Scotch writer describes the rites, incantations, and imprecations used prior to the fiery cross being circulated, to summon the rough warriors of ancient times to the service of their chief; and he alludes to this ancient custom, which in comparatively modern times, has been practised in Scotland; and proves that a similar punishment of death, or destruction of their houses, for disobeying the summons, was inflicted by the ancient Scandinavians, as recorded by Olaus Magnus, in his History of the Goths. This bears a striking similarity to the ancient custom of the Israelites. With the Highlanders, a goat was slain; with the Israelites, an ox. The exhibition of a cross, stained with the blood of the sacrificed animal, was the summons of the former, while part of the animal, was the mandate of the latter. Disobedience in one nation was punished with the death of themselves or oxen, and burning of their dwellings in the other.

hewed: Judges 19:29

Whosoever: Judges 21:5-11

the fear: Genesis 35:5, 2 Chronicles 14:14, 2 Chronicles 17:10

with one consent: Heb. as one man, Judges 20:1

Reciprocal: Judges 11:5 - to fetch Judges 21:10 - Go and smite Ezra 10:8 - And that whosoever

Verse 8

Bezek: Judges 1:4, Judges 1:5

the children: 1 Samuel 13:15, 1 Samuel 15:4, 2 Samuel 24:9, 2 Chronicles 17:12-19

Reciprocal: Judges 20:1 - as one man Judges 20:17 - four hundred 2 Kings 3:6 - numbered

Verse 9

help: or, deliverance, Psalms 18:17

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:9 - all night Joshua 11:6 - morrow 2 Kings 7:1 - To morrow Proverbs 27:17 - so

Verse 10

To morrow: 1 Samuel 11:2, 1 Samuel 11:3

Reciprocal: Proverbs 27:17 - so

Verse 11

on the morrow: Genesis 22:14, Psalms 46:1

in three: Judges 7:16, Judges 9:43

morning: Exodus 14:24

slew: 1 Samuel 11:2, Judges 1:7, Matthew 7:2, James 2:13

so that two: 1 Samuel 30:17, 1 Samuel 30:18, Judges 4:16

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 13:17 - in three companies 1 Samuel 14:36 - let us not leave 1 Samuel 14:47 - Ammon 1 Samuel 25:34 - hasted Mark 6:48 - the fourth

Verse 12

Who is he: 1 Samuel 10:27, Psalms 21:8, Luke 19:27

Reciprocal: Joshua 1:18 - that doth rebel Judges 11:5 - to fetch

Verse 13

There shall: 1 Samuel 14:45, 2 Samuel 19:22

the Lord: 1 Samuel 19:5, Exodus 14:13, Exodus 14:30, Psalms 44:4-8, Isaiah 59:16, 1 Corinthians 15:10

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 23:10 - the Lord Isaiah 26:18 - we have not Matthew 13:20 - anon

Verse 14

let us go: 1 Samuel 7:16, 1 Samuel 10:8

renew: 1 Samuel 10:24, 1 Samuel 5:3, 1 Chronicles 12:38, 1 Chronicles 12:39

Reciprocal: Joshua 4:19 - Gilgal Joshua 10:43 - unto the camp 1 Samuel 12:1 - have made 1 Samuel 13:4 - to Gilgal 2 Samuel 19:15 - Gilgal 1 Kings 1:25 - slain

Verse 15

before the Lord: 1 Samuel 10:17

sacrificed: 1 Samuel 10:8, Exodus 24:5, 1 Chronicles 29:21-24

rejoiced greatly: 1 Samuel 8:19, 1 Samuel 12:13-15, 1 Samuel 12:17, Hosea 13:10, Hosea 13:11, James 4:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:46 - an heap Joshua 4:19 - Gilgal Judges 11:11 - before 1 Samuel 7:17 - he built 1 Samuel 13:4 - to Gilgal 1 Samuel 31:6 - General 2 Samuel 5:3 - made 2 Samuel 19:15 - Gilgal 1 Kings 1:25 - slain 1 Kings 1:40 - rejoiced 2 Kings 10:3 - Look even 2 Kings 21:24 - made Josiah 1 Chronicles 11:3 - David made Acts 13:21 - Saul

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 11". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-samuel-11.html.