Attention!
Tired of seeing ads while studying? Now you can enjoy an "Ads Free" version of the site for as little as 10¢ a day.

Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 1

Introduction

Overview

2 Samuel 1:1, The Amalekite, who brought tidings of the overthrow, and accused himself of Saul’s death, is slain; 2 Samuel 1:17, David laments Saul and Jonathan with a song.

Verse 1

when David: 1 Samuel 30:17-Ezekiel :

Ziklag: 1 Samuel 27:6

Reciprocal: Exodus 17:14 - for I will 1 Chronicles 12:1 - these are

Verse 2

1 Samuel 4:12

the third: Genesis 22:4, Esther 4:16, Esther 5:1, Hosea 6:2, Matthew 12:40, Matthew 16:21

a man: 2 Samuel 4:10

clothes: Genesis 37:29, Genesis 37:34, Joshua 7:6, 1 Samuel 4:12, 1 Samuel 4:16, Joel 2:13

and earth: 2 Samuel 15:32

he fell: 2 Samuel 14:4, Genesis 37:7-2 Samuel :, Genesis 43:28, 1 Samuel 20:41, 1 Samuel 25:23, Psalms 66:3, Revelation 3:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:13 - General 1 Samuel 30:1 - were come 2 Samuel 3:31 - Rend 2 Samuel 13:19 - put ashes 2 Samuel 18:28 - All is well 1 Kings 1:53 - bowed himself Nehemiah 9:1 - earth Jeremiah 41:6 - weeping Ezekiel 27:30 - cast

Verse 3

From: 2 Kings 5:25

am I: Job 1:15-Psalms :

Reciprocal: Job 1:17 - I only am Jeremiah 48:19 - ask

Verse 4

How went: Heb. What was, etc. 1 Samuel 4:16, *marg.

the people: 1 Samuel 31:1-Joshua :, 1 Chronicles 10:1-Joshua :

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:1 - Jonathan 1 Samuel 31:3 - went sore 1 Chronicles 10:3 - went Jeremiah 48:19 - ask

Verse 5

How knowest: Proverbs 14:15, Proverbs 25:2

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:1 - Jonathan

Verse 6

As I happened: The story of this young man appears to be wholly a fiction, formed for the purpose of ingratiating himself with David, as the next probable successor to the crown. There is no fact in the case, except for the bringing of the diadem and bracelets of Saul, as a sufficient evidence of his death, which, as he appears to been a plunderer of the slain, he seems to have stripped from the dead body of the unfortunate monarch It is remarkable, that Saul, who had forfeited his crown by his disobedience and ill-timed clemency with respect to the Amalekites, should now have the insignia of royalty stripped from his person by one of those very people. Ruth 2:3, 1 Samuel 6:9, Luke 10:31

mount: 2 Samuel 1:21, 1 Samuel 28:4, 1 Samuel 31:1

Saul: 1 Samuel 31:2-Judges :

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:12 - in Gilboa 1 Chronicles 10:1 - mount

Verse 7

Here am I: Heb. Behold me, 2 Samuel 9:6, Judges 9:54, 1 Samuel 22:12, Isaiah 6:8, *marg. Isaiah 65:1

Verse 8

an Amalekite: Genesis 14:7, Exodus 17:8-Nehemiah :, Numbers 24:20, Deuteronomy 25:17-Psalms :, 1 Samuel 15:3, 1 Samuel 27:8, 1 Samuel 30:1, 1 Samuel 30:13, 1 Samuel 30:17

Reciprocal: Exodus 17:14 - for I will 2 Samuel 1:13 - General

Verse 9

anguish: etc. or, my coat of mail, or, my embroidered coat hindereth me, that my, etc

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 31:4 - Saul 1 Chronicles 10:4 - Saul took Revelation 9:6 - shall men

Verse 10

slew: Judges 1:7, Judges 9:54, 1 Samuel 22:18, 1 Samuel 31:4, 1 Samuel 31:5, Matthew 7:2

crown: 2 Samuel 12:30, Lamentations 5:16

bracelet: This was probably worn as an ensign of royalty, as is frequently the case in the East. When the Khalif Cayem Bemrillah granted the investiture of certain dominions to an Eastern prince, the ceremony was performed by sending him letters patent, a crown, chain, and bracelets. The bracelet, says Mr. Morier, are ornaments fastened above the elbows, composed of precious stones of great value, and are only worn by the king and his sons.

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 1:16 - mouth 2 Kings 11:12 - put the crown 1 Chronicles 10:4 - Saul took 2 Chronicles 23:11 - put upon

Verse 11

rent: 2 Samuel 3:31, 2 Samuel 13:31, Genesis 37:29, Genesis 37:34, Acts 14:14

likewise: Romans 12:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 44:13 - General Esther 4:1 - rent Psalms 35:14 - I behaved Psalms 59:10 - let Ecclesiastes 3:7 - time to rend Joel 2:13 - your garments

Verse 12

Psalms 35:13, Psalms 35:14, Proverbs 24:17, Jeremiah 9:1, Amos 6:6, Matthew 5:44, 2 Corinthians 11:29, 1 Peter 3:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - mourn Joshua 7:6 - until the eventide 2 Samuel 3:32 - lifted 2 Samuel 3:34 - wept 2 Samuel 3:35 - till the Job 31:29 - General Psalms 59:10 - let

Verse 13

2 Samuel 1:8

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:16 - Ahab rose up Psalms 18:44 - strangers

Verse 14

How: Numbers 12:8, 1 Samuel 31:4, 2 Peter 2:10

stretch forth: 1 Samuel 24:6, 1 Samuel 26:9, Psalms 105:15

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 12:3 - his anointed 1 Samuel 26:11 - that I should 1 Chronicles 10:4 - he was Lamentations 4:20 - the anointed

Verse 15

Go near: 2 Samuel 4:10-2 Kings :, Judges 8:20, 1 Samuel 22:17, 1 Samuel 22:18, 1 Kings 2:25, 1 Kings 2:34, 1 Kings 2:46, Job 5:12, Proverbs 11:18

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 4:12 - slew them 2 Samuel 18:13 - wrought

Verse 16

Thy blood: Genesis 9:5, Genesis 9:6, Leviticus 20:9, Leviticus 20:11-1 Chronicles :, Leviticus 20:16, Leviticus 20:27, Deuteronomy 19:10, Joshua 2:19, Judges 9:24, 1 Samuel 26:9, 1 Kings 2:32, 1 Kings 2:33, 1 Kings 2:37, Ezekiel 18:13, Ezekiel 33:5, Matthew 27:25, Acts 20:26

mouth: 2 Samuel 1:10, Job 15:6, Proverbs 6:2, Luke 19:22, Romans 3:19

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:26 - conceal 1 Samuel 26:11 - that I should 2 Samuel 3:29 - rest 2 Samuel 16:8 - the blood 2 Samuel 18:13 - wrought Ecclesiastes 10:12 - but Ezekiel 33:4 - his blood Hosea 12:14 - therefore Acts 18:6 - Your

Verse 17

lamented: 2 Samuel 1:19, Genesis 50:11, 2 Chronicles 35:25, Jeremiah 9:17-Ecclesiastes :

Reciprocal: Genesis 23:2 - mourn Genesis 50:10 - seven days Psalms 35:14 - I behaved Psalms 59:10 - let Psalms 141:6 - When their judges Ezekiel 32:16 - General Micah 2:4 - and lament

Verse 18

teach: Genesis 49:8, Deuteronomy 4:10

bow: Kasheth, or the bow, was probably the title of the following threnody; so called, in the oriental style, because Saul's death was occasioned by that weapon, and because the bow of Jonathan, out of which "the arrow was shot beyond the lad," - 1 Samuel 20:36, is celebrated in this song.

the book: Joshua 10:13

Jasher: or, the upright, So LXX וני גיגכיןץ פןם וץטןץע; Targum, siphra deooritha, "the book of the law;" the Arabic, "the book of Ashee: this is the book of Samuel." This book was probably a collection of divine odes, written to commemorate remarkable events.

Reciprocal: Numbers 21:14 - in the book

Verse 19

beauty: 2 Samuel 1:23, Deuteronomy 4:7, Deuteronomy 4:8, 1 Samuel 31:8, Isaiah 4:2, Isaiah 53:2, Lamentations 2:1, Zechariah 11:7, Zechariah 11:10

how are: 2 Samuel 1:25, 2 Samuel 1:27, Lamentations 5:16

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:22 - told 2 Samuel 1:17 - lamented Ezekiel 26:17 - How art Obadiah 1:5 - how

Verse 20

Tell: Deuteronomy 32:26, Deuteronomy 32:27, Judges 14:19, Judges 16:23, Judges 16:24, 1 Samuel 31:9, Micah 1:10

Philistines: Exodus 15:20, Exodus 15:21, Judges 11:34, 1 Samuel 18:6, Ezekiel 16:27, Ezekiel 16:57

uncircumcised: 1 Samuel 17:26, 1 Samuel 17:36, 1 Samuel 31:4, 1 Samuel 31:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 9:22 - told Genesis 34:14 - uncircumcised Genesis 45:1 - Cause Judges 14:3 - uncircumcised Judges 15:18 - the uncircumcised 1 Samuel 6:17 - Gath 1 Samuel 14:6 - uncircumcised 1 Chronicles 10:4 - uncircumcised 1 Chronicles 10:9 - took 1 Chronicles 18:1 - Gath Ezekiel 31:18 - thou shalt Ezekiel 32:25 - all of them Amos 3:9 - Publish

Verse 21

mountains: 1 Samuel 31:1, 1 Chronicles 10:1, 1 Chronicles 10:8

no dew: Judges 5:23, Job 3:3-2 Samuel :, Isaiah 5:6, Jeremiah 20:14-Nehemiah :

offerings: Joel 1:9, Joel 2:14

not: Instead of belee, "not," we should probably, with Dr. Delaney and others, read keley, "weapons," as it is found on one manuscript and in the first edition of the Hebrew Bible, printed at Soncini, 1488: "the shield of Saul; the weapons of the anointed with oil."

anointed: 1 Samuel 10:1, Isaiah 21:5

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:28 - of the dew Deuteronomy 11:29 - General 1 Samuel 28:4 - Gilboa 2 Samuel 1:6 - mount 2 Samuel 21:12 - in Gilboa 2 Chronicles 17:17 - armed men Job 38:28 - dew Psalms 89:38 - wroth Isaiah 10:27 - because Isaiah 16:8 - the fields Isaiah 43:28 - I have Lamentations 4:20 - the anointed

Verse 22

the bow: 1 Samuel 14:6-2 Chronicles :, 1 Samuel 18:4, Isaiah 34:6, Isaiah 34:7

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 17:17 - armed men Jeremiah 50:9 - none

Verse 23

pleasant: or, sweet, 1 Samuel 18:1, 1 Samuel 20:2

they were: 1 Samuel 31:1-Deuteronomy :

swifter: 2 Samuel 2:18, Deuteronomy 28:49, 1 Chronicles 12:8, Job 9:26, Jeremiah 4:13, Lamentations 4:19

stronger: 2 Samuel 23:20, Judges 14:18, Proverbs 30:30

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 1:19 - beauty 2 Samuel 17:10 - heart 1 Chronicles 11:22 - lionlike Psalms 147:10 - he taketh Daniel 7:4 - like Joel 2:7 - They shall run Philippians 4:8 - are lovely Revelation 4:7 - a flying

Verse 24

Judges 5:30, Psalms 68:12, Proverbs 31:21, Isaiah 3:16-Ezekiel :, Jeremiah 2:32, 1 Timothy 2:9, 1 Timothy 2:10, 1 Peter 3:3-Deuteronomy :

Reciprocal: Lamentations 4:5 - brought Acts 9:39 - and all

Verse 25

How: 2 Samuel 1:19, 2 Samuel 1:27, Lamentations 5:16, thou was, Judges 5:18, 1 Samuel 14:13-Ezra :

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 26:17 - How art

Verse 26

thy love: 1 Samuel 18:1-Numbers :, 1 Samuel 19:2, 1 Samuel 20:17, 1 Samuel 20:41, 1 Samuel 23:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 13:6 - which is 1 Samuel 14:1 - Jonathan 2 Samuel 9:1 - show him 2 Samuel 19:30 - Yea Proverbs 17:17 - General Proverbs 18:24 - there Jeremiah 22:18 - Ah my brother Matthew 19:5 - cleave

Verse 27

How are: 2 Samuel 1:19, 2 Samuel 1:25

weapons: 2 Kings 2:12, 2 Kings 13:14, Psalms 46:9, Ezekiel 39:9, Ezekiel 39:10

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 1". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-samuel-1.html.