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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Samuel 22:6-19

We have seen the progress of David's troubles; now here we have the progress of Saul's wickedness. He seems to have laid aside the thoughts of all other business and to have devoted himself wholly to the pursuit of David. He heard at length, by the common fame of the country, that David was discovered (that is, that he appeared publicly and enlisted men into his service); and hereupon he called all his servants about him, and sat down under a tree, or grove, in the high place at Gibeah, with... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 22:9

Then answered Doeg the Edomite ,.... Josephus F4 Antiqu. l. 6. c. 12. sect. 1, 4. calls him a Syrian, and so the Septuagint version; see 1 Samuel 21:7 ; being full of enmity to David, and willing to curry favour with Saul, and eager of further preferment, which Saul seemed to promise; and being more forward than the rest of his servants, prevented them and spoke first: (which was set over the servants of Saul) : over his herdsmen; see 1 Samuel 21:7 , and said, I saw the son... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Samuel 22:9

Doeg the Edomite , which was set over the servants of Saul - In 1 Samuel 21:7 ; he is said to be the chiefest of the herdmen that belonged to Saul, and the Septuagint intimate that he was over the mules of Saul. Probably he was what we call the king's equery or groom. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Samuel 22:6-16

Resistance to God's purposes. The facts are— 1 . Saul, hearing at Gibeah of David's movements, makes an appeal to his Benjamite attendants. 2 . He insinuates the existence of secret designs against himself, connivance at David's supposed purpose, and lack of pity for his condition. 3 . Thereupon Doeg the Edomite relates what he saw at Nob, and makes the statement that the high priest inquired of the Lord for David. 4 . Saul sends for Ahimelech and charges him with... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Samuel 22:9-10

Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants of Saul. This translation is entirely wrong, nor would Saul's Benjamites have endured to have an Edomite set over them. The verb is that used in 1 Samuel 22:6 , and refers simply to Doeg's place in the circle of attendants standing round Saul. The words mean, "Doeg the Edomite, who stood there with the servants of Saul." As chief herdsman he was present as a person of some importance, but far below "the captains of thousands and the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Samuel 22:1-23

A fighting unit (22:1-23)David found a hiding place in the barren regions of Adullam. Here he was joined by his family, who had fled to escape the hate and revenge of Saul (22:1; see Psalms 57:0; Psalms 63:0; Psalms 142:0). Knowing this hard life would be too much for his aged parents, he left them in the care of the king of Moab, and returned to his home territory of Judah. By now a crowd of four hundred, mainly outlaws and discontented people, had joined David, and he soon built these into a... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Samuel 22:9

Then , &c.: verses: 1 Samuel 22:9-16 , by the Figure of speech Hysteresis ( App-6 ), give details not contained in former narration (21. i-9). read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 1 Samuel 22:9

1 Samuel 22:9. Then answered Doeg—(which was set over the servants of Saul)— Who happened then to be with the servants of Saul. Houbigant. See the foregoing chapter, 1 Samuel 22:7. It does not appear from the preceding chapter, nor is it likely, that Ahimelech, or the priests, knew any thing of Saul's displeasure against David; and therefore, as he was the king's son-in-law, and Ahimelech thought he was sent on some hasty errand to the king, the giving him bread and a sword was what he owed in... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Samuel 22:6-23

Saul’s slaughter of the priests 22:6-23The writer’s attention focused next on Saul’s activities. He used the literary device of focusing on David, then on Saul, then on David, etc. He used the same technique in chapters 1-3 with Samuel and Eli’s sons to contrast Samuel’s goodness with the wickedness of Hophni and Phinehas. The same purpose is in view in chapters 21-31 with David and Saul.Saul was aware that some in his army, apparently even some of his tribal kinsmen from Benjamin, had deserted... read more

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