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Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 9

Introduction

Overview

2 Samuel 9:1, David by Ziba sends for Mephibosheth; 2 Samuel 9:7, For Jonathan’s sake he entertains him at his table, and restores him all that was Saul’s; 2 Samuel 9:9, He makes Ziba his farmer.

Verse 1

show him: 2 Samuel 1:26, 1 Samuel 18:1-4, 1 Samuel 20:14-17, 1 Samuel 20:42, 1 Samuel 23:16-18, 1 Kings 2:7, Proverbs 27:10, Matthew 10:42, Matthew 25:40, Mark 9:41, John 19:26, John 19:27, Philemon 1:9-12, 1 Peter 3:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:14 - show Joshua 2:14 - when the Lord Ruth 2:20 - hath not 1 Samuel 18:3 - made a covenant 1 Samuel 20:15 - thou shalt 1 Samuel 23:18 - General 2 Samuel 9:7 - for I will 1 Chronicles 19:2 - I will show Proverbs 17:17 - General Proverbs 18:24 - that hath Isaiah 32:8 - the liberal Philemon 1:10 - my son

Verse 2

a servant: Genesis 15:2, Genesis 15:3, Genesis 24:2, Genesis 39:6

was Ziba: 2 Samuel 16:1-4, 2 Samuel 19:17, 2 Samuel 19:27-29

Verse 3

the kindness of God: That is, the highest degree of kindness; as the hail of God is very great hail; the mountains of God exceeding high mountains; besides which, this kindness was according to the covenant of God made between him and Jonathan. Deuteronomy 4:37, Deuteronomy 10:15, 1 Samuel 20:14-17, Matthew 5:44, Matthew 5:45, Luke 6:36, Titus 3:3, Titus 3:4

yet a son: 2 Samuel 4:4, 2 Samuel 19:26

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 2:6 - I also 2 Samuel 9:7 - for I will 2 Samuel 9:13 - was lame

Verse 4

Machir: 2 Samuel 17:27-29

Lodebar: This place appears to have been situated beyond Jordan; and was probably, as Reland supposes, the same as Debir or Lidbir, Joshua 13:26.

Verse 5

Reciprocal: Joshua 13:26 - Debir

Verse 6

Mephibosheth: 1 Chronicles 8:34, 1 Chronicles 9:40, called Meribbaal

he fell: Genesis 18:2, Genesis 33:3, 1 Samuel 20:41, 1 Samuel 25:23

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 22:12 - Here I am 2 Samuel 1:7 - Here am I 2 Samuel 19:24 - Mephibosheth 1 Kings 1:31 - did reverence

Verse 7

Fear not: Genesis 43:18, Genesis 43:23, Genesis 50:18-21, 1 Samuel 12:19, 1 Samuel 12:20, 1 Samuel 12:24, Isaiah 35:3, Isaiah 35:4, Mark 5:33, Mark 5:34, Luke 1:12, Luke 1:13, Luke 1:29, Luke 1:30

for I will: 2 Samuel 9:1, 2 Samuel 9:3, Ruth 2:11, Ruth 2:12, 2 Timothy 1:16-18

eat bread: 2 Samuel 9:11, 2 Samuel 19:28, 2 Samuel 19:33, 1 Kings 2:7, Psalms 41:9, Jeremiah 25:33, Jeremiah 25:34, Matthew 6:11, Luke 22:30, Revelation 3:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:12 - eat bread 2 Samuel 2:6 - I also 2 Samuel 9:10 - shall eat bread 2 Samuel 9:13 - he did eat 2 Kings 8:6 - Restore all 2 Kings 25:29 - he did eat bread 1 Chronicles 19:2 - I will show Nehemiah 5:17 - at my table Esther 8:2 - Esther set Jeremiah 52:33 - he did Daniel 5:2 - father Matthew 25:40 - Inasmuch

Verse 8

a dead dog: 2 Samuel 3:8, 2 Samuel 16:9, 1 Samuel 24:14, 1 Samuel 24:15, 1 Samuel 26:20, Matthew 15:26, Matthew 15:27

Reciprocal: Ruth 2:10 - Why have 1 Samuel 17:43 - Am 2 Samuel 19:28 - didst thou 2 Samuel 24:20 - bowed 2 Kings 8:13 - a dog

Verse 9

I have given: 2 Samuel 16:4, 2 Samuel 19:29, 1 Samuel 9:1, Isaiah 32:8

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 16:1 - Ziba 2 Samuel 16:3 - where is Luke 22:30 - eat

Verse 10

shall eat bread: The eating at courts was of two kinds; the one public and ceremonious, the other private. Sir John Chardin understands those passages which speak of a right to eat at the royal table, as pointing out a right to a seat there, when the repast was public and solemn. So in a manuscript Note on 1 Kings 2:7, he tells us that it was to be understood of the majilis, (the term for an assembly of lords, or a public feast), and not of the daily and ordinary repast. Hence, though Mephibosheth was to eat at all public times at the king's table, yet he would want the produce of his lands for food at other times, which it was necessary for Ziba to understand. 2 Samuel 9:7, 2 Samuel 9:11-13, 2 Samuel 19:28, 2 Kings 25:29, Luke 14:15

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:13 - he did eat 2 Samuel 16:3 - where is 2 Samuel 19:17 - Ziba 2 Samuel 21:7 - Mephibosheth 1 Chronicles 8:34 - Meribbaal Jeremiah 52:34 - there was Luke 22:30 - eat

Verse 11

Ziba: 2 Samuel 19:17

According: 2 Samuel 16:1-4, 2 Samuel 19:26

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:7 - eat bread 2 Samuel 9:10 - shall eat bread 2 Samuel 9:13 - he did eat 2 Samuel 19:33 - Come thou

Verse 12

son: 1 Chronicles 8:8, 1 Chronicles 8:34-40, 1 Chronicles 9:40-44, Micah

servants: Micah 7:5, Micah 7:6

Verse 13

he did eat: 2 Samuel 9:7, 2 Samuel 9:10, 2 Samuel 9:11

was lame: 2 Samuel 9:3

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:28 - didst thou Nehemiah 5:17 - at my table Jeremiah 52:33 - he did

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-samuel-9.html.