Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house, i.e. God picked David to be the new king of Israel whenever he was still a little kid. 1685. 2 Samuel 5:8. The whole clause will then read, “Whosoever smites the Jebusites, let him hurl into the watercourses (i.e., down the precipice) the lame and the blind.” David thus applies to all the Jebusites the expression they had just used of those who would suffice to resist his attack. The expression seems however to be proverbial, to signify any very difficult enterprize, which proves successful, and contrary to expectation. Protestants insert, "He shall be head and captain. They said … — That is, whence it became a proverb, or a common saying, used by David, and others, the blind and the lame Jebusites, were set to keep the house, that is, the fort of Zion; and to keep others from coming into it; but now they are shut out of it, and none of them, either of the Jebusites, or of blind and lame persons, shall be admitted to come into it again. Dissert., vol. Today’s 2 Samuel 5 text follows the assassinations of Abner (2 Samuel 3:20-30), and Ishbaal (2 Samuel 4:5-8). Cajetan supposes that the Jebusites in the citadel, are thus distinguished from those who dwelt peaceably in the lower town, with the Israelites. The Japenese did not know what to do with all the Westerners present in the country when the Japanese overran China during the Second World War, so they detained them in various encampments. (k) Ut supra. 1. . (J. R. Macduff, D. D.). To wit, by Samuel (1 Sam. (1-2) Ziba meets David with supplies. , the king promised the command of the whole army to him who should δια των υποκειμενων φαραγγων, "through the subterraneous cavities", go up to the citadel, and take it: to which I would add that the word is used in the Chaldee paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 1:7, of the several subterraneous passages, through which the rivers flow out of and reflow into the ocean: remarkable is the note of Theodoret. Show content in: Both English Hebrew. And David said - Whosoever getteth And David said - Whosoever smiteth the up to the gutter, ... John Trapp Complete Commentary. Whosoever, &c.— Dr. Kennicott observes, that the Hebrew word צנור zinnor, gutter, occurs but once more in the Bible, and does not seem commonly understood in this place. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-5.html. The only thing recorded in this chapter is the kindness David showed to Jonathan's seed for his sake. Houbigant, however, does not see any such necessity. And although this might be a general rule and decree of David’s, yet he might dispense with it in some special cases, as in that of Mephibosheth. Saul gives the appearance of “having a form of godliness but denying its power” (2 Tim. These words are supplied from 1 Chronicles 11:6, which tells that Joab got up the zinnor first. Now because they had put this scorn upon him, David was set upon it to have them out. That the future tense in the Hebrew is used for the imperative mood, is too well known to need any proof. Polybius says, "Rabatamana, a city of Arabia, could not be taken, till one of the prisoners shewed the besiegers a subterraneous passage, (Greek: uponomon) through which the besieged came down for water." The two clauses also are unnecessarily transposed in our version, and the word getteth, by a very slight change in the Masoretic vowels, becomes cast or hurl. David said on that day — When the assault was made; Whosoever getteth up into the gutter — That is, whosoever scaleth the fort, or getteth up to the top of it, where the gutter was. BibliographyBarnes, Albert. Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 in Bible Commentary | 3 comments. 13:6); 2 Samuel 6:2 Hebrew; Septuagint and Vulgate do not have the Name. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, wherefore they said, the blind and the lame shall not come into the house, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Commentary on 1 Samuel 16:1-13 The story of David’s anointing in 1 Samuel 16 follows a traditional biblical storyline in which God shows unexpected favor for a younger sibling, singling out an unlikely candidate. So the king of France, jesting at William the Conqueror’s great belly, whereof he said he lay in at Rouen, so irritated him, as he being recovered of a sickness, entered France in the chiefest time of their fruits, making spoil of all in his way till he came even to Paris, where the king of France then was, to show him of his activity after his illness: and from thence marched to the city of Mentz, which he utterly sacked, &c. (a). 2 Samuel 5:8 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] 2 Samuel 5:8, NIV: "On that day David had said, 'Anyone who conquers the Jebusites will have to use the water shaft to reach those 'lame and blind' who are David's enemies. This became a proverbial expression: no intercourse is to be had with such people as the Jebusites, here again called “the blind and the lame.”. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-5.html. 'That is why they say, 'The 'blind and lame' will not enter the palace.'" The kind enquiry he made after the remains of the house of Saul, and his discovery of Mephibosheth . But he might be a proselyte before, and not dwell in the fort. 7: cap. Which David might ordain, to keep up the memory of this great exploit, and of the insolent carriage of the Jebusites. 2 Samuel 4: 4 And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. Here he tells us how one is born of God: whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ. Joab to David: Get a grip on yourself! Wherefore they said.—Rather, they say. Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:11-16 (Read 2 Samuel 5:11-16) David's house was not the worse, nor the less fit to be dedicated to God, for being built by the sons of the stranger. l. 66. speaks of several such, through which the Jews made their escape in the last siege of the city: and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind; or even the lame and the blind men the Jebusites had placed to mock David; and therefore it follows: that are hated of David's soul: because he was despised and jeered at by them, and through them: if these could be understood of their idols and images, the phrase would be easily accounted for, nothing being more abominable to David than idolatry: he shall be chief and captain; these words are not in the original text here, but are supplied from 1 Chronicles 11:6; that is, he shall be chief commander of the army, as Joab became, who was the first that went up and smote them: wherefore they said, the blind and the lame shall not come into the house; that is, either the Jebusites said this, that their images, called in derision by David the blind and the lame, if these did not keep David out, they should never be intrusted with the safety of their fort any moreF13Gregory, ut supra. That the preposition ב beth, prefixed in the Hebrew to zinnor, sometimes signifies through, is evident from Noldius; and that it signifies so in this place, is certain from the nature of the context, and the testimony of Josephus. And the lame and the blind, that are hated of David’s soul —, who hate David’s soul. And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind. (n) Dr. Kennicott, ut supra. The blind and the lame are either literally such, placed there in derision by the Jebusites who thought the stronghold impregnable, or they are the Jebusite garrison, so called in derision by David. (Josephus) --- This reward is expressly mentioned in 1 Paralipomenon xi. Wherefore they said — That is, it became a proverb, or common saying, used by David and others: The blind and the lame shall not come into the house — Or, into this house; that is, into the fort of Zion. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in … (Antiqu. l. 4. c. 36. col. 304. Next » Chapter 6. 6. What is translated temple, may denote also, "the house" of David, or "the place" where this provocation had been given. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". (17-25)1-5 David was anointed king a third time. And David said on that day, Whoever gets up to the gutter, and smites the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. The words, he shall be chief and captain, are not in the Hebrew. The whole verse is obscure, and appears to be an abridged and broken transcription from a fuller document. (1-5) He takes the strong-hold of Zion. But two things may be said in answer to this: 1st, That the lame and the blind Jebusites had probably themselves insulted David, and blasphemed God, and David might hate them in the same sense in which he often speaks of hating the wicked in his Psalms; that is, he might hate their ways, their dispositions, and actions. I. The Masoretic pointing is of insufficient authority to lead us to adopt the keri שׂנואי ; the kethib should be pointed and read שׂנאו— the kal preterit. (Haydock) --- He made a fair offer to all Israel, as they probably expected. (Kennicott) --- "The king promised to give the command of the army to the man who would pass through the cavities (Greek: pharaggon) below, and take the citadel." Wherefore they said.] 14., and Acts iii. 6 And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the LORD, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the LORD. But, 2d, The original words may, and certainly should be rendered, as they are by the Seventy, who hate David’s soul. ''But a learned modern writer (i) gives a more ingenious and probable interpretation of these words thus;"whosoever (first) smiteth the Jebusites, and through the subterraneous passages reaches the lame and the blind, &c.''and which seems to be favoured by Josephus, as he observes; who says (k), the king promised the command of the whole army to him who should , "through the subterraneous cavities", go up to the citadel, and take it: to which I would add that the word is used in the Chaldee paraphrase of Ecclesiastes 1:7, of the several subterraneous passages, through which the rivers flow out of and reflow into the ocean: remarkable is the note of Theodoret. New York. Most interpreters agree in making the word signify something hollow, and in applying it to water.” It may mean, he thinks, “a subterraneous passage, or great hollow, through which men could pass and repass for water. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-5.html. Jonathan and his armour-bearer were scornfully despised by the Philistine garrison (2 Samuel 5:1-25.) Others understand it of their idols or images. The proverb seems merely to have arisen from the blind and the lame being the hated of David's soul, and hence, to have been used proverbially of any that were hated, or unwelcome, or disagreeable. Josephus says Araunah was a friend of David"s. BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. (Notes and Observations, &c. ch. those of them who are set to defend that place; who, as they pretend, should be only the lame and the blind. l. 4. c. 36. col. 304. translates the words, and indeed more agreeably to the order of them;"whosoever smites the Jebusites, let him cast into the ditch (next the wall) both the blind and the lame, extremely hated by David. This means believing that Jesus is his Messiah, not just the Messiah in the generic sense. l. 66. 1. (Dissert. The proverb seems merely to have arisen from the blind and the lame being the hated of David‘s soul, and hence, to have been used proverbially of any that were hated, or unwelcome, or disagreeable. For, speaking of this very transaction, he says, ‘The citadel being as yet in the possession of the enemy, the king promised that he would make any one general of all his forces who should ascend into the citadel, δια υποκειμενων φαραγγων, through the subterraneous cavities.’ Here then we have subterraneous cavities most remarkably answering to zenur, and putting this interpretation upon a very solid footing.” Kenn. And such ellipses or defects of a part of the sentence are usual in promises, and oaths, and conditional offers, such as this was. (i) Dr. Kennicott's Dissert. "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". (6-10) David's kingdom established. Shmuel II - II Samuel - Chapter 5 « Previous Chapter 4. The English version inserts the clause, “he shall be chief and captain,” which is not in the original, and is here obscure. 7.) BibliographyBenson, Joseph. 1.) Gesenius and Keil render it cataract. “From Dan even to Beer-sheba”: A proverbial statement for … That this zinnor, in the text, was such an under-ground passage, might be strongly presumed from the text itself; but it is proved to have been so by Josephus. Habakkuk 2:5-20 This section is part of God's answer to the prophet's second question, and it is primarily directed at the particular circumstances of Habakkuk's day regarding the Chaldeans. (I Samuel 7:5-17) 5 And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh, and I will pray for you unto the LORD. ; or rather because the blind and the lame men said this of David, he shall not come into the house, the fort, or citadel, therefore David hated them; which is the sense of the above learned writerF14Dr. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. Ewald translates the passage metrically, thus: To this order David also added the offer recorded in 1 Chronicles 11:6 : Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain; and other things he doubtless said on that day which have not been recorded. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 6, with the person who obtained it; (St. Jerome, Trad.) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-samuel-5.html. Go to, David said on that day, "Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him reach the lame and the blind, who are hated by David's soul, through the water tunnel." “Some far-seeing Hittite or Amorite had designed from the inside of the city that a subterraneous passage should be cut through the rock to the spring below, so that in troublous times when the daughters of Zion could no longer venture outside the gates to draw water from the fountain, the needful supply should be obtainable without the knowledge of the besiegers, and without risk to the besieged.” (Harper.) I shall only add upon this point, that the true sense of the obscure word צנור zinnor in this place, remarkably occurs in the commentary of Hugo de Vienna; where it is explained by "subterraneous passages through which there was a communication to the town." BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". What an Amalekite is Dying to Tell David (2 Samuel 1:1-27) 3. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". They who understand, by the blind and the lame, the idols of the Jebusites, consider this clause as meaning, that from this time it became a proverb, Let not the blind and lame come into the house; that is, do not trust in idols, who have eyes and see not, &c.; and who are not able to do more for you than the lame and the blind. An ash tree growing in a crevice near the top served as an equivalent for what, in the water-course of Jebus, helped materially to crown the feat with success. 2 Samuel 16 – David Flees as Absalom Asserts His Reign A. Ziba’s deception. These lame and blind are said to be hated of David's soul. and it seems, after David, this ought to be inserted, "shall be the head and captain. The Biblical Illustrator. This has received the amplest confirmation from two other well-known Palestine explorers by having themselves accomplished the feat. Building God’s House (2 Samuel 7:1-29) 8. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". 1 And all the tribes of Israel came to David to Hebron, and spoke, saying: "Here we are. A record of his sins, sorrows and disasters of his later years appear in the following section, 2 Sam. Pfeiffer, in his Dubia Vexata, gives us the following interpretation of the text, 2 Samuel 5:6. 1 Samuel 14:16-23. "a certain Hebrew says, Aquila renders it "through a pipe"; on which, he observes, David being willing to spare the walls of the city, ordered the citizens should enter into the city by an aqueduct;'according to the Jews, there, was a cave underground, which reached from the king's house in Jerusalem to Jericho, when it was taken by Nebuchadnezzar; See Gill on Jeremiah 39:4; in which story there may be a mixture of fable; yet it is not improbable that there was such a subterraneous passage; since Dio CassiusF12Hist. Used by Permission. They had long been troublesome to Israel. His advances were gradual, that his faith might be tried, and that he might gain experience. And it may be observed, that and this word in the Arabic dialect signifies the handle of a shield, or a shield itself; and accordingly the Arabic and Syriac render the word in this very place by a shield; and this gives a good sense: 'Let him also strike with a shield both the blind and the lame.' (d) The idols should no longer enter into that place. 2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". But when David attacked the fort, he gave orders, that, 'whoever should smite the Jebusites, וינע veiiggng, let him smite also בצנור bezinnor, εν παραξι φιδι with the sword, as the LXX render it, both the lame and the blind.' It has been several years since I read the excellent book by Langdon Gilkey entitled Shantung Compound. Kennicott's Dissert. whosoever scaleth the fort, or getteth up to the top of it, where the gutter was. Footnotes. the blind and the lame shall not come into my house; Because they had said, Even the blind and the lame, he. But most interpreters agree in making the words signify something hollow, and in applying it to water; which might well be applied to a subterraneous passage, or great hollow, through which men could pass and repass for water. (Calmet) --- Josephus ([Antiquities?] 2 Samuel 5:8. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house. (l) Hist. Free Access to Sermons on 2 Samuel 56 8, Church Sermons, Illustrations on 2 Samuel 56 8, and Preaching Slides on 2 Samuel 56 8. Or, Because they had said, even the blind and the lame, He shall not come into the house, that is, into the hold. 1905. Why they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house. 1.) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-5.html. For though the words may vary, still the meaning of them is the same. 1. p. 35. gives a more ingenious and probable interpretation of these words thus;"whosoever (first) smiteth the Jebusites, and through the subterraneous passages reaches the lame and the blind, &c.'and which seems to be favoured by Josephus, as he observes; who saysF11Ut supra. 6 The king and his men marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites, who lived there. Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites [ kaal (Hebrew #3605) makeeh (Hebrew #5221) Y. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. 7.) 1. p. 42. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". Rituals are good so long as they bring us closer to God; otherwise, they are empty. i. 2 Samuel 5:8 Or are hated by David; 2 Samuel 5:9 Or the Millo; 2 Samuel 5:20 Baal Perazim means the lord who breaks out. Our translators have attempted to emend the passage by comparison with its parallel in 1 Chronicles 11:6. Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and spoke, saying, “Indeed we are your bone and your flesh. He shall be chief and captain —, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house —. 2 Samuel 5:6-9 New International Version (NIV) David Conquers Jerusalem. p. 176. lib. Commentary, 2 Samuel 7:1-14a (Pentecost +8), Robert Hoch, Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2012. Commentary on 2 Samuel 8:1-8. David's Rise, Fall, and Punishment (2 Samuel 8-12) 162: 11. (J. R. Macduff, D. D.). A Place of One’s Own (2 Samuel 5:1-25) 6. Obviously, we can derive symbolic spiritual meaning regarding ourselves and modern-day Babylonians. vii. Or, the blind and the lame shall not come into my house; namely, into the king’s palace; which, though a general rule and decree of David, yet might be dispensed with in some special cases, as in that of Mephibosheth. (8) Getteth up to the gutter.—The sense of this passage is obscure, partly from the difficulty of the Hebrew construction, partly from the uncertainty of the meaning of the word translated gutter. And Joab, the son of Sarvia, went up first, and was made the general." 35.) According to Furst, it means a hollow passage, a water-conduit. But certainly, as Houbigant well observes, they should rather be rendered, conformably to the Hebrew, as well as the LXX, who hate David's soul. Introduction to 2 Samuel; 2. 11--20. For, speaking of this very transaction, he says, "The citadel being as yet in possession of the enemy, the king promised that he would make any one general of all his forces who should ascend into the citadel through the subterraneous cavities." The English version calls it a gutter; the Vulgate, pipes; Vatablus, channels; Junius and Tremellius, a common sewer; Poole, a pipe for water; and Bochart, a bed or channel of a river. whence it became a proverb, or a common saying, used by David and others upon this occasion. Read online Bible study, search parallel bibles, cross reference verses, compare translations & post comments in bible commentaries at qBible.com. To the gutter — That is, whosoever scaleth the fort, or getteth up to the top of it, where the gutter was. David king over all Israel. The Jebusites said to David, “You will not get in here; even the blind and the lame can ward you off.” Matthew Henry :: Commentary on 2 Samuel 9 ← Back to Matthew Henry's Bio & Resources. When God Rained on David’s Parade (2 Samuel 6:1-23) 7. That are hated — The Jebusites, and the lame, and the blind, Who had probably themselves insulted him, and blasphemed God. 1999. 2.) 1871-8. Thus far Dr. Kennicott; upon which Dr. Chandler has the following remarks: "I am perfectly of his mind, that the blind and the lame were really such. 2 Samuel 5:7. 1857. And David said on that day,.... On which he took the strong hold of Zion: whosoever getteth up to the gutter; where it is generally supposed the blind and lame were, whether images or real men: but what is meant by "Tzinnur", we render "gutter", is not easy to say; we follow some of the Jewish writers, who take it to be a canal, or water spout, used to carry off the water from roofs of houses into cisterns, as the word is rendered in Psalm 42:7; which is the only place besides this in which it is used in Scripture; but R. Isaiah takes it to be the bar or bolt of the gate, and the sense to be, whoever got up to the gate, and got in at that, unbolting it, or breaking through it; the Targum interprets it of the tower of the city, or strong fortress, and so Abarbinel; but Jarchi says it was a ditch, agreeably to which BochartF8Phaleg. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". Kennicott, ut supra. Discovered by Sir Charles Warren. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-5.html. They worked their way up through this same covered passage. ” 2 Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was j Ziba , and they called him to David . 2 Samuel 5:2 "Also in time past, when Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel: and the LORD said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel." "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". BibliographyTrapp, John. BibliographyGill, John. The word צנור, here rendered gutter, is rendered water-spout in Psalms 42:7 . "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". 3:5). David's proposal to the army is begun, and a circumstance or two mentioned; but the reward proposed, and the person rewarded, are totally omitted. This fact helps to explain the sense of obligation and restraint which David afterwards felt towards Joab. And David said on that day, “Whoever would strike the Jebusites, let him get up the water shaft to attack ‘the lame and the blind,’ who are hated by David’s soul.” He shall be — These words are fitly supplied out of1Chronicles11:6, where they are expressed. He shall be chief and captain: these words are fitly supplied out of 1 Chronicles 11:6, where they are expressed; and they must needs be understood to make the sense complete. (Antiqu. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-samuel-5.html. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain.Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Or, The blind and the lame shall not come into my house, to wit, into the king’s palace. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. Chapter 9. Ver. Joab stormed the stronghold of Zion, which the Jebusites thought-impregnable. 1765. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-5.html. Hebrew Tsinnor, "through (Nodius) the subterraneous passage," (leading to the tops of the houses.) In 1 Chronicles 11:6, however, the same statement is made more fully and is important: “David said, Whosoever smiteth the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain. Or, as some understand it, cuts off their pipes of water, or their cisterns into which the water fell. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. (Read 2 Samuel 8:1-8.) Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. 1599-1645. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 5:8". The blind and the lame shall not some into the house. This item: 2 Samuel (Reformed Expository Commentary) by Richard D Phillips Hardcover $17.00 Only 4 left in stock - order soon. And the lame and the blind, or even, or especially (for the Hebrew particle vau signifies both ways) the lame and the blind; i.e. Hebrew, "that are hated by David's soul." l. 7. c. 3. sect. David subdued the Philistines. Probably revealed to him (or to David) by Araunah, who (though a Jebusite) was not slain, but is found, later on, owning property quite near (2 Samuel 24:16). That are hated of David’s soul: this belongs to the Jebusite, and the lame and the blind; and it is explained in 2 Samuel 5:6. and Miphiboseth ate at David's table, though he was lame. (Notes and Observations, &c. ch. xxiv.16. But they could not properly be said to be smitten, i. e. killed; as that word is used here, and elsewhere. 16:11-13). Joseph Benson's Commentary. (1-3) The elders of Israel recognize David as king over Israel. And after the long and frequent struggles the saints have with the powers of darkness, like Israel with the Philistines, the Son of David shall tread them all under foot, and make the saints more than conquerors. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-samuel-5.html. The elders of Israel come to Hebron, “King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the LORD, and they anointed David king over Israel” (2 Samuel 5:3). Gutters. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/2-samuel-5.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-samuel-5.html. When David was a little past the top of the mountain, there was Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth, who met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred summer fruits, and a skin of wine. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. (Calmet) --- Proverb. Say, Saul was king of the Israelites for many years before he made a mistake and God decided that Israel needed a new King. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Or otherwise, The blind and the lame Jebusites were set to keep the house, i.e. What are some rituals you observe in … Commentary for 2 Samuel 5 . 2 Samuel 24:2 "For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which [was] with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beer-sheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people." https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-5.html. (Worthington) --- Some think that the blind and the lame were excluded from the temple, or from David's palace. 1859. to the gutter = by (or through) the zinnor, a rock-cut passage from the lower Gihon or En-Rogel (now the Virgin"s Fount on east of Ophel), leading up into the city and supplying water. (Dissert. (Haydock) ---Hatred. Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Therefore they say, "The blind or the lame shall not come into the house. Similarly the Syriac and Arabic. l. 7. c. 3. sect. 35.). (Hugo of Vienna) --- Thus Babylon was taken by Cyrus, who passed through the channel of the Euphrates, the waters of which he had let out; though the inhabitants had derided his attempt to take the city by siege, as the men of Jebus do here. "E.W. Old Testament Hebrew-English Holy Name King James Version with Strong's numbers. But it is not necessary that this should be a proverb; for the words may be thus rendered, as it is in the margin of our Bible, Because they had said, even the blind and the lame, He (i. e. David) shall not come into the house; or, Because they (i. e. the Jebusites) had said, The blind and the lame shall hinder him; (which words are easily supplied out of 2 Samuel 5:6, where having spoken of this more largely, it was sufficient here to mention the most emphatical words, as is usual in such cases;) he shall not come into the house, or hither, as they say, 2 Samuel 5:6. i. e. into the fort; for the word house is used very largely and generally in the Hebrew language, for any place, as Jude 16:21. 1. p. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-5.html. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". The blind and the lame shall not come into the house — The spirit and meaning of the proverb is, Those who are repulsive and hateful to us we shall not allow to enter our dwellings; a proverb characteristic of Jewish antipathy and intolerance towards persons of another nation and another religion. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.A printed copy of this work can be ordered from: The Baptist Standard Bearer, 1 Iron Oaks Dr, Paris, AR, 72855. One chapter is entitled, “A Place of One's Own.” Gilkey was interned in a Japanese detention camp, along with a diverse group of people, who all had one thing in common -- they were all Westerners. Getteth up to the gutter — This the Septuagint renders, Let him put to the sword. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". 1905-1909. The term "Land of Israel" is a direct translation of the Hebrew phrase ארץ ישראל ‎ (Eretz Yisrael), which occasionally occurs in the Bible, and is first mentioned in the Tanakh in 1 Samuel 13:19, following the Exodus, when the Israelite tribes were already in the Land of Canaan. We may observe also, that the word is rendered by the Chaldee, a strong hold; by Kimchi, the fortress, or strong place; and if we understand the word in this sense, the version will be, 'Whoever smites the Jebusites, let him also strike at, or in, the fortress, the lame and the blind.' That this zenur, in the text, was such an under-ground passage, might be strongly presumed from the text itself; but it is proved to have been so by Josephus. Joab (see the marginal reference) took the hint, and with all the activity that had distinguished his brother Anabel 2 Samuel 2:18, climbed up first. He gives more heed to rituals than to the God behind them. And I think some instrument or weapon seems plainly to be intended by the very construction. 2 Samuel 11 David’s Kindness to Mephibosheth 9 And David said , “ Is there still anyone left of the house of Saul , that I may i show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake ? Therefore they say (proverbially) the blind and the lame must not enter this house, the proverb being taken from those blind and lame who were besieged and were afterwards killed, never to return to their home." The blind and lame Jebusites were set to keep that fort, and to keep others from coming into it; but now they themselves are shut out of it, and none of them was to be admitted to come into it again; which David might resolve to ordain, to keep up the memory of this great exploit, and of the insolent carriage of the Jebusites, and their unhappy success. 1. 2 Samuel 3: 1 Now there was long war between the house of Saul and the house of David: but David waxed stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker. i. e. “Whosoever will smite the Jebusites, let him reach both the lame and the blind, who are the hated of David‘s soul, by the gutter or water-course, and he shall be chief.” The only access to the citadel was where the water had worn a channel (some understand a subterranean channel), and where there was, in consequence, some vegetation in the rock. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures.
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