SEV Biblia, Chapter 14:7 Y he aquí toda la parentela se ha levantado contra tu sierva, diciendo: Entrega al que mató a su hermano, para que le hagamos morir por la vida de su hermano a quien él mató, y quitemos también el heredero. Así apagarán el ascua que me ha quedado, no dejando a mi marido nombre ni reliquia sobre la tierra.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 14:7 Verse 7. The whole family is risen] They took on them the part of the avenger of blood; the nearest akin to the murdered person having a right to slay the murderer.
They shall quench my coal which is left] A man and his descendants or successors are often termed in Scripture a lamp or light. So, chap. xxi. 17, the men of David said, when they sware that he should no more go out with them to battle, That thou QUENCH not the LIGHT of Israel. See also Psa. cxxxii. 17. And to raise up a lamp to a person signifies his having a posterity to continue his name and family upon the earth: thus, quench my coal that is left means destroying all hope of posterity, and extinguishing the family from among the people. The heathens made use of the same similitude. The few persons who survived the deluge of Deucalion are termed zwpura living coals, because by them the vital flame of the human race was to be rekindled on the earth.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 7. And, behold, the whole family is risen against thine handmaid , etc.] Who had sheltered her son, that slew his brother, from the avenger of blood; and not only the next akin, the avenger of blood, but even all the kindred and relations of the deceased, those of her husband’s family rose up as one man, demanding justice: and they said, deliver him that smote his brother, that we may kill him for the life of his brother whom he slew ; pretending great regard to the deceased, and a zeal for justice, when the main thing aimed at was to get the inheritance into their own hands, as appears by what follows: and we will destroy the heir also ; and hereby she would insinuate to the king, that the reason why the rest of the king’s sons spake against Absalom to him, and stirred him up to punish him with death, was because he was heir to the crown, and they thought by removing him to make way for themselves: and so they shall quench my coal that is left ; she had but one son, as she represents her case, who was like a coal left among ashes, in the ruins of her family; the only one to support her, keep alive her family, and bear up and continue her husband’s name; and, as the Targum, “they seek to kill the only one that is left;” and so the family be extinct: and shall not leave to my husband [neither] name nor remainder upon the earth ; should he be delivered up to them and slain; but herein the fable or apologue differed greatly from the case it was intended to represent; for had Absalom been put to death, as the law required, David had sons enough to inherit his throne, and keep up his name.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-20 - We may notice here, how this widow pleads God's mercy, and his clemenc toward poor guilty sinners. The state of sinners is a state of banishment from God. God pardons none to the dishonour of his law an justice, nor any who are impenitent; nor to the encouragement of crimes, or the hurt of others.
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