2 Samuel Chapter 1
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2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.
4 And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also.
10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head, and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord.
21 Ye mountains of Gilboa, let there be no dew, neither let there be rain, upon you, nor fields of offerings: for there the shield of the mighty is vilely cast away, the shield of Saul, as though he had not been anointed with oil.
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Matthew Henry's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 Bible commentary...
This book is the history of the reign of king David. It relates his victories, the growth of the prosperity of Israel, and his reformation of the state of religion. With these events are recorded the grievous sins he committed, and the family as well as public troubles with which he was punished. We here meet with many things worthy of imitation, and many that are written for our warning. The history of king David is given in Scripture with much faithfulness, and from it he appears, to those who fairly balance his many virtues and excellent qualities against his faults, to have been a great and good man.Tidings brought to David of the death of Saul. (1-10) The Amalekite is put to death. (11-16) David's lamentation for Saul and Jonathan. (17-27)1-10 The blow which opened David's way to the throne was given about the time he had been sorely distressed. Those who commit their concerns to the Lord, will quietly abide his will. It shows that he desired not Saul's death, and he was not impatient to come to the throne.
11-16 David was sincere in his mourning for Saul; and all with him humbled themselves under the hand of God, laid so heavily upon Israel by this defeat. The man who brought the tidings, David put to death, as a murderer of his prince. David herein did not do unjustly; the Amalekite confessed the crime. If he did as he said, he deserved to die for treason; and his lying to David, if indeed it were a lie, proved, as sooner or later that sin will prove, lying against himself. Hereby David showed himself zealous for public justice, without regard to his own private interest.
17-27 Kasheth, or "the bow," probably was the title of this mournful, funeral song. David does not commend Saul for what he was not; and says nothing of his piety or goodness. Jonathan was a dutiful son, Saul an affectionate father, therefore dear to each other. David had reason to say, that Jonathan's love to him was wonderful. Next to the love between Christ and his people, that affection which springs form it, produces the strongest friendship. The trouble of the Lord's people, and triumphs of his enemies, will always grieve true believers, whatever advantages they may obtain by them.
Martha's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment about verse 26 on 5/16/2013, 7:39am...
I do not believe that David and Jonathan was gay because the bible says that this kind of relationship is a sin. I know that David had a great love for Jonathan a pure love of the heart like the love God has for us.
Martin moyo's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 1/15/2013, 2:33am...
This simply shows the importance of loving our enemies, as he did by not being pleased by what the young man did. LOVE YOUR ENEMY.
Elaine's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 12/18/2012, 8:00pm...
The love between David and Jonathan was pure, just as friends, why people have to black and white everything. Talking about homosexual read Leviticus 20:10-21. Remember that Jonathan had a son who was sick from a child and if you read 2 Samuel 9:1-13, you will see how David took care of him through the love he had for Jonathan; just love with no hidden agenda, read the word, study the word, and believe the word. Remember it will not return to him void but shall go forth for which it was sent. God loves you all or lean it is the things that we saw that he hates. Peace.
DZARMA EZRA's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 12/10/2012, 2:51am...
I perceive the kind of love that David and Jonathan had for each other, it was Christ kind of love that make someone to lay down his life for his friend, not homosexual lust. Homosexuality is sin before the Almighty God, if you are involved in it, repent and accept Jesus Christ.
Clint's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 11/27/2012, 11:45am...
Sadly, it seems you are mistaken and taken by Satan and his lies! Please read Romans 1 and it very plainly states that gay and lesbians will NOT be in heaven! It is sin and you prefer to live in sin against Gods word, repent and get God’s blessings not His judgment against you!
Lillie's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 11/20/2012, 11:15am...
In this chapter I think of how wonderful and anointed David was to still love a man that wanted him dead. If many of us could have that anointing…
Renee's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 7/12/2012, 6:43am...
I always thought the reason the young man claimed to have killed Saul was beccause he thought it would cause hime to have favor with David. It was no secret that Saul had previously tried to kill David, so this young man thought if he took the credit for killing the person who appeared to be an enemy,this would possibly bring him great wealth.
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