SEV Biblia, Chapter 16:1 Â¶ Y cuando David pasó un poco de la cumbre del monte, he aquí Siba, el criado de Mefi-boset, que lo salía a recibir con un par de asnos enalbardados, y sobre ellos doscientos panes, y cien hilos de pasas, y cien panes de higos secos, y un cuero de vino.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Samuel 16:1 Verse 1. Two hundred loaves of bread] The word loaf gives us a false idea of the ancient Jewish bread; it was thin cakes, not yeasted and raised like ours.
Bunches of raisins] See on 1 Sam. xxv. 18.
Summer fruits] These were probably pumpions, cucumbers, or watermelons. The two latter are extensively used in those countries to refresh travelers in the burning heat of the summer. Mr. Harmer supposes they are called summer fruits on this very account.
A bottle of wine.] A goat's skin full of wine; this I have already shown was the general bottle in the Eastern countries; see on 1 Sam. xxv. 18.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. And when David was a little past the top [of the hill] , etc.] Of the mount of Olives, the ascent of which he is said to go up by, and to come to the top of it, ( 2 Samuel 15:30,32); behold, Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, met him ; of whom (see Samuel 9:2); with a couple of asses saddled : and so fit to ride on, but for the present he used them to another purpose: and upon them two hundred [loaves] of bread ; an hundred on each ass very probably: and an hundred bunches of raisins ; or dried grapes, as the Targum: and an hundred of summer fruits : not in number, but in weight, as apples, pears, plums, apricots, etc. so the Targum, an hundred pounds of figs: and a bottle of wine : a cask or flagon of wine; for a bottle, such as is in use with us, would have signified nothing in such a company.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-4 - Ziba belied Mephibosheth. Great men ought always to be jealous of flatterers, and to be careful that they hear both sides.
Original Hebrew ודוד 1732 עבר 5674 מעט 4592 מהראשׁ 7218 והנה 2009 ציבא 6717 נער 5288 מפי בשׁת 4648 לקראתו 7122 וצמד 6776 חמרים 2543 חבשׁים 2280 ועליהם 5921 מאתים 3967 לחם 3899 ומאה 3967 צמוקים 6778 ומאה 3967 קיץ 7019 ונבל 5035 יין׃ 3196