Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 21:11

When it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done,
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ajah;   David;   Rizpah;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Mephibosheth;   Rizpah;   Easton Bible Dictionary - David;   Rizpah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - David;   Rizpah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Burial;   Concubine;   Court Systems;   Samuel, Books of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Aiah;   Haggai;   Israel;   Rizpah;   Samuel, Books of;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Aiah ;   Gibeonites ;   Mephibosheth ;   Rizpah ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Rizpah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - A-I'ah;   Riz'pah,;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Aiah;   Burial;   Rizpah;   Salvation;   Samuel, Books of;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Burial and sepulchers;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Rizpah;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done. Whether this was told out of good will or ill will is not certain; however, it was not disagreeable to David, but served to move pity and compassion in him to the woman, and to stir him up to give an honourable interment to Saul and his sons; and which would show that this fact was not done out of personal pique and revenge to his family, but in obedience to the will of God, and the honour of his name.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-21.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.

David — Who heard it with so much approbation, that he thought fit to imitate her piety, being by her example provoked to do what hitherto he had neglected, to bestow an honourable interment on the remains of Saul and Jonathan, and, with them, upon those that are now put to death, that the honour done to them herein, might be some comfort to this disconsolate widow.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-21.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 21:11 And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.

Ver. 11. And it was told David what Rizpah … had done.] Who liked it well, and thought it no disparagement to make such a woman his pattern in showing kindness to the dead. We should not disdain to learn any good of any one, though never so mean. God sendeth us to school to the pismire, stork, &c.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

It was told David; who heard it with so much approbation, that he thought fit to imitate her piety, being by her example provoked to do what hitherto he had neglected, to bestow an honourable interment upon the remains of Saul and Jonathan, and, with them, upon those that were now put to death, that the honour done to them herein might be some comfort to this dejected and disconsolate widow.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

BURIAL OF THE BONES OF SAUL AND JONATHAN, 2 Samuel 21:11-14.

11.It was told David — And it deeply touched his sensitive nature, and prompted him to the action next described.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-21.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 21:11. It was told David what Rizpah had done — And he heard it with so much approbation, that he thought fit to imitate her piety, being by her example provoked to do what hitherto he had neglected, to bestow an honourable interment on the remains of Saul and Jonathan, and, with them, upon those that were now put to death, that the honour done to them therein might be some comfort to this disconsolate widow.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-21.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Done. Her piety and affliction were extraordinary. She had been brought up in delicacies, and was a person of uncommon beauty, so as to captivate Abner, chap. iii. 8. She must now have been advanced in years. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-21.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-21.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done.
told David
2:4; Ruth 2:11,12
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 21:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-21.html.