2 Samuel Chapter 1
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.
Pam's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 9/04/2014, 8:11am...
This is a wonderful chapter. The comments are awesome! The Amalekite "finished " saul 's death, at Saul 's request as he lay mortally wounded by his own hand. Yet the young Amalekite brings to David Saul 's crown and bracelet. The discussion about the love of Jonathan and David representing God 's and your encouraging remarks is testimony of faith
The Hound Upon The Wall's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment about verse 26 on 7/02/2014, 5:00pm...
The actual order to cease homosexual activity was only passed on to one of the tribes of Israel the smallest, which was why this edict was passed. Sodom and Gomorrah were burned because Sodomy is rape not because they were homosexual. If anyone wants to know I took this from the footnotes of my family 's 1867 calvinist bible. It is not for us to judge, only to accept. It is not for us to turn our brothers and sisters away only to treat them as we would be treated ourselves.
Richard Hauhnar's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 6/11/2014, 2:02am...
Was Saul killed by the Amalekite or did he kill himself?
Liz's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment about verse 26 on 4/26/2014, 11:14am...
This love is a pure love like Gods love towards mankind Gods love is like no other they loves each other like brothers like family
Fridah's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment on 4/22/2014, 3:37am...
This shows us how God had tested the heart of David and proved him. We even see how he responded after Saul 's death. He did not rejoice when Gods annointed fell he instead mourned for him. He knew saul 's weaknesses but he did not take the place of judging him because it is Gods work to judge. He honoured the king since authority is established by God. No wonder God made him king.For his heart was tested and proven.
Derrick's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment about verse 26 on 1/10/2014, 12:13am...
I share this love or bond with my identical twin brother that no one but Jesus Christ can circumvent. We bond on that level I truly believe this is the love that David refers to with Jonathan
Bonnie bartlett's 2 Samuel Chapter 1 comment about verse 20 on 12/12/2013, 12:58pm...
I agree with the above comments; Our love for one another should be of the love God so loved us,and gave his son for us We should celebrate one another and pray for one another lest the tempter tempt us
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