Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Samuel 9:5

Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ammiel;   Friendship;   Kindness;   Lo-Debar;   Machir;   Mephibosheth;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Mephibosheth;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jonathan;   Machir;   Mephibosheth;   Ziba;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ammiel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Lodebar;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Debir;   Lo-Debar;   Machir;   Samuel, Books of;   Ziba;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - David;   Lo-Debar;   Machir;   Samuel, Books of;   Ziba;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ammiel ;   Lodebar ;   Machir ;   Mephibosheth ;   Ziba ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Machir;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jonathan;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Lo-De'bar;   Ma'chir;   Zi'ba;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ammiel;   Machir;   Samuel, Books of;  

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

"Then King David sent and brought him from the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, at Lo-debar."

It is not hard to imagine what Mephibosheth might have thought when the royal chariots with their liveried retainers of the king rolled up in front of the house of Machir. Sure, David had said, "That I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake (2 Samuel 9:1)"; but the universal custom of those times was that any king searched out and slew every relative of any previous king. And in the light of that custom David's promise of kindness might well have been discounted. To those of Saul's household, "David's promise of kindness might have sounded remarkably like Herod's remark,"[6] when he said to the wise men concerning Jesus, "When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him" (Matthew 2:8). We may be certain that the appearance of David's messengers before the place where Mephibosheth lived struck great fear and apprehension into his heart.

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/2-samuel-9.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then King David sent,.... Messengers; it may be Ziba, none being more proper than he that knew him, and where he was:

and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar; they demanded him in the king's name, and being delivered to them, they brought him from thence to Jerusalem.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-9.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of c Ammiel, from Lodebar.

(c) Who was also called Eliam the father of Bathsheba, David's wife.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-9.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

Machir — This Machir appears to have been a generous man, who entertained Mephibosheth out of mere compassion, not of disaffection to David: for afterwards we find him kind to David himself, when he fled from Absalom. David now little thought, that the time would come, when he himself should need his assistance. Let us be forward to give, because we know not what we ourselves may sometime want.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-9.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 9:5 Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir, the son of Ammiel, from Lodebar.

Ver. 5. Then king David sent, and fetched him.] Thus God oft stirreth up the hearts of his able servants to do good to the orphans of poorer saints, for their sakes; as were easy to instance. Peter Martyr’s only daughter, through the riot and prodigality of her debauched husband, being brought to extreme poverty, was well maintained by the Senate of Zuric, for her reverend father’s sake. Personal goodness is profitable to posterity.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-9.html. 1865-1868.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

Then king David sent, and fetched him out of the house of Machir the son of Ammiel, from Lo-debar.’

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/2-samuel-9.html. 2013.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

sent, and fetched. This is the action of grace towards the "lost" sinner. Compare Luke 15:4, Luke 15:5

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 9:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-9.html. 1909-1922.