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III. 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord.
Samuel was not yet acquainted with the voice of the Lord,

IV. I And the word of Samuel came to all Israel.

And these words of Samuel, which God had by him spoken concerning Eli, came to the notice of all Israel.

VI. 5 Ye shall make images of your emerods, and images of your mice.

In acknowledgment that these judgments come from the hand of the Lord, ye shall make the fashions both of the emerods and of the mice, wherewith ye are annoyed, in gold; and offer them up to God, for an expiation of that offence, which we have done against him.

VI. 19 And he smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the Lord, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men.

He smote some of the men, that were priests and Levites, of Bethshemesh; because, contrary to the charge of the Lord, they looked into the ark: and of the common people, who resorted thither upon the report of the return of the ark, he smote fifty thousand and threescore and ten men, for the same presumption and curiosity.

VII. 2 And all the house of Israel lamented after the Lord. All the house of Israel, being humbled by their servitude under the Philistines, made great moans and lamentations to God, for remission and favour.

VII. 6 And drew water, and poured it out before the Lord, And drew water in great abundance, and washed, and purified themselves before the Lord from their long and general unclean . nesses.

X. 5 After this thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is a garrison of the Philistines.

After this, thou shalt come to the hill of Gibeah, which is consecrated to God, in that there is a college of the sons of the prophets on the one side, as there is a garrison of the chased Philistines on the other.

X. Ibid. Thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp before them; and they shall prophesy.

Thou shalt meet with a company of prophets and their scholars coming down from Gibeah, with much variety of the cheerfullest music, which they shall use for the raising up of their spirits, and composing of their thoughts in a preparation to their prophesying, which they shall take up before thee.

X. 6 And the Spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.

Tbou shalt find thyself suddenly endued with the same spirit, wherewith they are moved; and enabled to prophesy as they do; and shalt feel a sensible alteration in thyself, by reason of those extraordinary graces which shall be wrought in thee.

X. 9 God gave him another heart. God wrought a sensible change in him, by these new abilities which he infused into his heart.

X. 12 One of the same place answered and said, But who is their father?

Look not unto the men themselves, but look unto the hand of that God, who hath inspired them: what need you to marvel that Saul prophesies? These other, whom ye see, have not this power from their parents, but it is the gift of God; which is equally free, wheresoever he pleaseth to bestow it.

XIII. 13 For now would the Lord have established thy kingdom upon Israelfor ever.

That kingdom, whereinto thou wert elected, should have been, all thy life, established unto thee; which now, by this sin, thou hast lost the right unto, ere thou be thoroughly settled in it.

XIII. 19 Now there was no smith found throughout all the land of Israel.

Such was the jealousy and tyranny of the Philistines over their tributaries, the Israelites, that as they had despoiled them of those weapons, which were taken from the Ammonites, so they would not suffer a smith amongst them, who might furnish them with new.

XIV. 10 But if they say thus, Come up unto us; then we will go up: for the Lord hath delivered them into our hand.

I find a strong instinct from God, assuring me, that if the Philistines shall say to us, Come up to us, God would have us go up, and we shall speed accordingly: this shall be a watchword from God to us, presaging our certain victory.

XIV. 27 His eyes were enlightened. He received new strength, whereby all his senses were cheered and revived.

XIV. 41 Give a perfection.

Do thou, O Lord, by this lot clearly and perfectly shew who is guilty this day.

XV. 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. ,

Thou wilt grant that witchcraft is a most heinous and abominable sin; I tell thee, that this thy disobedience to God's command, is no less odious to him, than that witchcraft, which thou justly hatest andpunishest in others.

XV. 29 And also the strength of Israel will not lie nor repent. He, that is the holy and strong God of Israel, as he hath decreed thy kingdom to another; so he will be sure not to falsify his word, nor retract that his just purpose.

XV. 35 And the Lord repented that he had made Saul king over Israel.

And God did (as those do which repent them of their former actions) profess td Undo that, which he had done in setting up Saul; and therefore did now cast him off, and anoint another inliis stead.

XVI. 14 But the Spirit ofthe Lord departedfrom Saul, andan evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.

And the Lord took from Saul those graces of wisdom and moderation, wherewith he had endued him; and gave power to an evil spirit to seize upon him, and to vex him with frenzy and distemper.

XVI. 23 And the evil spirit departed from him.

By the sweet and holy music of David, the spirits of Saul were so composed for the time, and calmed, that he brake not forth into his wonted fury.

XVII. 29 What have I now done? Is there not a cause?

Is it not a just reason that my father hath sent me hither for your good? Have I not a lawful business here? Wherein then have I given thee cause of displeasure or exception?

XVII. 58 And Saul said to him, Whose son art thou, thouyoung man?

And Saul, having never seen David, till this occasion of vanquishing the Philistine (which fell out before his frenzy, and David's playing before him) said unto David, Whose son art thou, thou young man ? .

XVIII. 1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David.

When Saul had called David to the court, and entertained him as an attendant there, it came to pass, that, upon his conference with Saul, the heart of Jonathan was deeply affected towards David.

XVIII. 10 And he prophesied in the midst of the house.

And he carried himself as a man distracted of his senses, both in his speeches and motions.

XIX. 20 And they also prophesied. See chapter x. 6. and xviii. 10.

XIX. 24 And he stripped off his clothes also, and prophesied before Samuel in like manner, and. lay down naked all that day and all that night.

And he stript himself of his military habit, or of his kingly attire, and carried himself in a wild distracted fashion; and lay down so disrobed, all that day and that night; appearing before Samuel, in the habit and fashion of a prophet, amongst the rest.

XX. 26 He is not clean; surely he is not clean.

Some legal uncleanness hath happened unto him, that hinders him from this holy feast; for the law forbids any unclean person to eat of these holy sacrifices.

XX. 30 Thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness.

This thy favour to David shall be to thine own wrong and shame; since, by this means, thou shalt be defeated of the kingdom, as if thou wert base born, and therefore uncapable to succeed me: and to the shame of thy mother, who shall by this act be proclaimed an adultress, and a dishonourer of my bed.

XXI. 4 But there is hallowed bread; if the young men have kept themselves at least from women.

There is hallowed bread, which having been consecrated to the Lord, may not (thou knowest) be received by any ordinary person, much less by any that is unclean; but in this necessity, if the young men have abstained from the use of women, and have kept themselves this way undefiled, I shall condescend to give it unto them.

XXI. 5 The vessels of the young men are holy, and the bread is in a manner common, yea, though it were sanctified this day in the vessel; (or, as in the margin, especially when this day there is other sanctified,

The bodies of the young men are this way undefiled; and the bread, however consecrated, is unto us, in this case of necessity, but as common bread, so as we may lawfully receive it; especially when, as this day, there is other bread sanctified, according to the Law, in the room thereof.

XXI. 11 Is not this David the king of the land?
Is not this David, that sways so much in Israel? .

XXIV. 3 To cover his feet.
To discharge the necessities of nature. .

XXIV. 13 Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked: but mine hand shall not be upon thee.

Were I, such as thou supposest me, wicked, surely wicked acts . would proceed from me; but now thou findest how far I am from any villanous intention against thee; neither shall my hand lift up itself against thee to thy hurt.

XXV. 22 If I leave of all, Ht. any that pisseth against the wall. lfl leave so much as a dog alive, in all the house of Nabal.

XXV. 3/7 That his heart died within him, and he became as astone. Nabal was-so deeplv stricken, with an apprehension of the danger that was towards him, by the relation of his wife, that his heart was cold within him; and he became stupid, and senseless with 'ear a:id astonishment.

XXVI. 19 They have driven me out this day from abiding in the inheritance of the Lord, saying, Go, serve other gods.

They have driven me away from God's people, and from his holy ordinances; and have, in effect, as good as said, Go, serve other gods.

VOL. lit.' I

XXVIII. 6 Neither by Urim, nor by prophets. God hath withdrawn himself from Saul; and gave no answer to him, either by his priest or by his prophets.

XXVIII. 15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up?

And the evil spirit, which appeared in the likeness of Samuel, as counterfeiting the speech of the prophet also, said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me to bring me up?

XXVIII. 19 Shalt thou and thy sons be with me. Tomorrow shall thou and thy sons be dead men.

XXXI. 10 They fastened his body to the wall of Bcihshan. They hanged up Saul's body on the wall of the city of Bethshan.

II. SAMUEL.

I. 9 Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me; for anguish (or, my coat of mail) hindered me, that my life is yet whole in me. Do thou put me out of pain, in killing of me; for, though I have offered to do this dispatch upon myself, yet the coat of mail which is upon me, hath hindered my weapon from freely entering into my body; so as my life is yet, to my sorrow, left whole and entire in me,

I. 18 Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher. Upon too good experience of the advantage, which the Philistines had of Israel by the skill in shooting, he caused the men of Judah to be trained up in the use of the bow; as it is also recorded in the civil annals of Judah.

I. 21 Nor fields of offerings.

Let there be upon you no fruitful fields, that may yield offerings of first-fruits, and tythes unto the tabernacle of God.

II. 14 Let the young men now arise, and play before us. Let the young men arise, and skirmish before us.

II. 2G Kiiowest thou not that it will be bitterness in the latter end? Dost thou not consider, that the remembrance of'so much Israelitish blood shed by their brethren will be once grievous unto thee?

II. 27 As God liveth, unless thou hadst spoken, surely then in the morning the people had gone up every one from following his brother. As the Lord liveth, thou art the only cause of this bloodshed: lor if thou hadst not made that challenge, and provoked us thereby to fight, surely in the morning the people had peaceably departed, without giving any blow to their brethren.

III. 8 Am 7 a dog's head?

Am I so base a person in thine eyes, that thou shouldst think fit to charge me in this challenging fashion?

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