Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary
Bible Study Resources
And Saul said unto his servants,.... Approving of, and pleased with the advice they gave:
provide me now a man that can play well, and bring him to me; for being a sovereign prince, he could command whom he would to attend to his person and service.
The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rights Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855
Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:17". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https:/
1 Samuel 16:17 And Saul said unto his servants, Provide me now a man that can play well, and bring [him] to me.
Ver. 17. Provide me now a man.] Not a wise man, as they call wizards, or a white witch, - Saul, as bad as he was, was yet an utter enemy to such, [1 Samuel 28:9] - but a man that can play well. Musica maestae medicina mentis, (a) Pythagoras cured a frantic young man by music, saith Seneca. (b) And Xenocrates lymphatos carminum modulis a dementia liberavit, saith another, (c) Elisha called for a musician to settle his distempers. [2 Kings 3:15] And what strange alterations that excellent minstrel Timotheus could work in great Alexander, either to enrage or appease him, is well known out of historians. (d)
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:17". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https:/
the Second Week after Epiphany