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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 1 Samuel 22:6


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    King James Bible - 1 Samuel 22:6

    When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him;)

    World English Bible

    Saul heard that David was discovered, and the
    men who were with him. Now Saul was sitting in Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree in Ramah, with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him.

    Douay-Rheims - 1 Samuel 22:6

    And Saul heard that David was seen, and the
    men that were with him. Now whilst Saul abode in Gabaa, and was in the wood, which is by Rama, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him,

    Webster's Bible Translation

    When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the
    men that were with him, (now Saul abode in Gibeah under a tree in Ramah, having his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him;)

    Original Hebrew

    וישׁמע
    8085 שׁאול 7586 כי 3588 נודע 3045 דוד 1732 ואנשׁים 582 אשׁר 834 אתו 854 ושׁאול 7586 יושׁב 3427 בגבעה 1390 תחת 8478 האשׁל 815 ברמה 7413 וחניתו 2595 בידו 3027 וכל 3605 עבדיו 5650 נצבים 5324 עליו׃ 5921

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    VERSE (6) -
    1Sa 18:10; 19:9; 20:33

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 22:6

    ¶ Y oyó Saúl como había aparecido David, y los que estaban con él. Estaba entonces Saúl en Gabaa debajo de un árbol en Ramá, y tenía su lanza en su mano, y todos sus criados estaban en derredor de él.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 22:6

    Verse 6.
    Saul abode in Gibeah] Saul and his men were in pursuit of David, and had here, as is the general custom in the East, encamped on a height, for so Ramah should be translated, as in the margin. His spear, the ensign of power (see on 1 Samuel xviii. 11,) was at hand, that is stuck in the ground where he rested, which was the mark to the soldiers that there was their general's tent.

    And all his servants were standing about him] That is, they were encamped around him, or perhaps here there is a reference to a sort of council of war called by Saul for the purpose of delivering the speech recorded in the following verses.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that [were] with him , etc.] That it was known where David was, and what number of men were gathered to him, and that they now openly appeared in the tribe of Judah; for some time Saul had heard nothing of him, but now a report had reached his ears that David was in arms, and at the head of a number of men; which now greatly alarmed Saul, and possessed him with fears and jealousies of his people, and all about him: now Saul abode in Gibeah, under a tree in Ramah ; this was Gibeah of Saul, and in or near which was a place called Ramah, or an high place, as the word signifies, on which was a remarkable tree, and under that Saul abode, being a proper shelter for him from any inclemency of the weather; for this was not Ramah where Samuel dwelt, though the Jews in the Talmud so think, and metaphorically understand the tree in it of Samuel in Ramah praying for him, by means of which he continued two years in the height of his kingdom; but this was a tree in a literal sense. R. Jonah f454 says it is possible it might be the same which in Arabia is called Ethel, and is like to a tamarisk tree: having his spear in his hand : ready to defend himself, and revenge his enemies; or rather which he held as a sceptre in his hand; (see Gill on “ Samuel 20:33”); and all his servants [were] standing about him ; in reverence of him, and honour to him, waiting upon him, and ready to obey his orders: these were his courtiers, or his guards, or both.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 6-19 - See the
    nature of jealous malice and its pitiful arts. Saul looks upo all about him as his enemies, because they do not just say as he says In Ahimelech's answer to Saul we have the language of consciou innocence. But what wickedness will not the evil spirit hurry men to when he gets the dominion! Saul alleges that which was utterly fals and unproved. But the most bloody tyrants have found instruments of their cruelty as barbarous as themselves. Doeg, having murdered the priests, went to the city, Nob, and put all to the sword there. Nothin so vile but those may do it, who have provoked God to give them up to their hearts' lusts. Yet this was the accomplishment of the threatenings against the house of Eli. Though Saul was unrighteous in doing this, yet God was righteous in permitting it. No word of God shall fall to the ground.


    Original Hebrew

    וישׁמע 8085 שׁאול 7586 כי 3588 נודע 3045 דוד 1732 ואנשׁים 582 אשׁר 834 אתו 854 ושׁאול 7586 יושׁב 3427 בגבעה 1390 תחת 8478 האשׁל 815 ברמה 7413 וחניתו 2595 בידו 3027 וכל 3605 עבדיו 5650 נצבים 5324 עליו׃ 5921


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