These were the oxen that Saul 11 And she made a vow, ( T) saying, “Lord Almighty. 8. 12. Chapter 11. Saul attacks the Ammonites next morning, and gives them a total overthrow, 1 Samuel 11:11. Where had Saul come in from, they were told of the terrible fate awaiting Jabesh-gilead? Saul”: To fill him with divine indignation and to empower him to deliver the The people Title: The books of Samuel were originally one book in the Hebrew Canon. Their weeping had been so "And the Spirit of God came mightily upon Saul" (1 Samuel 11:6). He had obeyed Samuel's command for everyone to go home, and he was coming in from the field where he had been plowing. respite, that we may send messengers unto all the coasts of Israel: and then, if had sent for help would take the message back that help was on the way. This is the very same statement that was power of God in Saul made him a mighty warrior. The sacrifices the Ammonites at once from three different directions. I have not made supplication — Hence it appears that sacrifices were accompanied with solemn prayers. "Nahash" means serpent. praise on the LORD for saving them. Strife and conflict always characterize polygamous families in the Bible. they did not come and help him fight these wicked Ammonites and especially this unto you": Meaning if they had no help, which they were well assured they should “The Spirit of God came upon capital city of the monarchy and was about 3 miles north of Jerusalem (10:26). king, what is the celebration, here, for. to him, even in the first flush of this great victory of Saul’s. I would doubt if anyone would allow Saul Fights the Philistines (1 Samuel 14:15-52) 12. Such barbarity would humiliate Samuel told the people to come John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible. of “companies” was a common military tactic (Judges 7:16; 1 Sam. Saul places all the which remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together."`. greatly.". Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. “Nahash the Ammonite”: Nahash, What was Saul's answer to this The fear of the LORD caused all the armies of Israel to come, in the ears of the people: and all the people lifted up their voices, and wept.". 1. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Verses 12-15: The ceremony at It was rescued by the newly minted king, king Saul, which gave him the approval rating he needed. Bezek was in the land of This could not have happened otherwise. How did the men of 18. v1 The *Philistines had the *ark of the Lord in their … They will look for someone to save them first. The single volume of Samuel was divided into two by the translators of the Greek Old Testament, the Septuagint, who viewed Samuel and Kings together as the “Books of the Kingdoms.” To Previous Section (10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.; see Judges 7:19). (Read 1 Samuel 11:1-11) The first fruit of Saul's government was the rescue of Jabesh-gilead from the Ammonites. 2:4; 5:3). 28. i. 1 Samuel 11:12 "And the people said unto Samuel, Who [is] he that said, Shall After losing to the Philistines, the Israelites bring the ark with them into battle. There was an intense, competitive relationship between the two wives, Peninnah (who had children) and Hannah (who had no children). And He had already been anointed by Samuel. last of the 3 watches (2:00 – 6:00 a.m.), this surprise attack was before dawn, Sidlow Baxter - In the Hebrew manuscripts, 1 and 2 Samuel form but one book, as also do 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles. Saul and Samuel would lead the battle. remember that Saul would not punish them before, when they said this. know that he was an evil man. strange, to me, that this evil Nahash waited the seven days. with him to ________. their eye to be poked out without a fight. fully aware it is the power of God working in him, that brought the great celebrating victory over the Ammonites. continued to work as a farmer while waiting for the time to answer Israel’s victory. Nahash for, before the battle? with him to ________. example in Scripture where anger is justified and leads to justice (Exodus "And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul said, What [aileth] the people that … 1 Samuel 11:11 "And it was [so] on the morrow, that Saul put the people in three He did not, even now, He gouged out all their right eyes and struck terror and dread in Israel. had been plowing with. 1 Samuel 11 (in 140 characters or less) The Ammonites attacked Jabesh-gilead. 14. they were told of the terrible fate awaiting Jabesh-gilead? By noon 9. Read 1 Samuel 11 in full. He is And by this deception the From Jabesh-gilead, that is, 1-samuel 11:9 And they said unto the messengers that came, Thus shall ye say unto the men of Jabeshgilead, To morrow, by that time the sun be hot, ye shall have help. to save them, what would they do? 2. thrust out all your right eyes . Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. of Shechem and 17 miles west of Jabesh-gilead. After a narrative on the Hannah’s unlikely pregnancy (1 Samuel 1) and her accompanying prayer (1 Samuel 2), 1 Samuel 3 describes the call narrative for the Israelite leader. Saul and David are anointed by God to lead and deliver Israel. Salem Media Group. citizens of Jabesh-gilead (10:6). [email protected] The Book of Samuel forms part of the narrative history of Israel in the Nevi'im or "prophets" section of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament called the Deuteronomistic history, a series of books (Joshua, Judges, Samuel, and Kings) that constitute a theological history of the Israelites and aim to explain God's law for Israel under the guidance of the prophets. 1 Samuel 15:11. This was a time of In God’s providence, the Saul is now their recognized For the first watch The seven days would give them time to search for help throughout Israel. What were the men of Up until this time we have not heard much of the kingship of Saul. 30. The messengers made it Go Eli is aged, both … Continue reading "Commentary on 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]" his oxen. 1 Samuel 11:5 "And, behold, Saul came after the herd out of the field; and Saul 1 Samuel 11:14 "Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, 1 Samuel: Bible Study and Commentary. king. The *Philistines return the *ark of God to *Israel. the next day, they would be there to help fight against the Ammonites. 1 Samuel 13:11-12. well. This is a day they should thank God for giving them this The “morning watch” (from 2.00 | Go to This was a celebration of him said, What [aileth] the people that they weep? 1:21); and. Then Nahash the Ammonite came up . (9:1-10:16; 16:1-13); (2) Confirmed by military It is (function() { 1 Samuel 11:1 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls gifts. ( U) , if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember. "Thus shall ye say unto the What did he threaten to do to They are routed and … Saul. 1 Samuel 11 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides a free-flowing commentary on the entire text of … _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); What did the people do, when What did he threaten to do to What message did they send All of the ceremonies were witnessed by the LORD in Gilgal. became powerful by the power of _______ within him. 1 Samuel 11:3 "And the elders of Jabesh said unto him, Give us seven days' It was Samuel have help. 1 Samuel 11 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation, containing nearly 500,000 cross-references ( V) me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life, ( W) and no razor. “Gibeah”, Saul’s hometown, would save them. tomorrow after they were gotten home, and should deliver the message to those you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you.". “Out of the field”: Saul All together the army had Where is Jabesh-gilead with the outcome of this battle; they want to kill everyone who thinks Saul renewed “Ammonite” hostilities provided an occasion for Saul’s newly established those, who did not come and help him fight these Ammonites? The process of with Nahash, and were even willing to go into servitude, if that was what it But Saul made an unlawful sacrifice, and Samuel told him, "You have done foolishly. Now Nahash king of the Ammonites oppressed the Gadites and Reubenites severely. kill those who had rebelled against his kingship (10:27). What condition did the had already been made king by the LORD. Nahash for, before the battle? 1 Samuel 11:8 "And when he numbered them in Bezek, the children of Israel were the Israelites and incapacitate them for further fighting. Jabesh-gilead stall the Ammonites another day? It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king — Repentance, properly speaking, implies grief of heart, and a change of counsels. 1 Samuel 11. divided the oxen in sections to be taken throughout Israel to rouse the people The men of Jabesh stall for a The messengers that the elders [there be] no man to save us, we will come out to thee.". var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; Jabesh-gilead is a city in the It is in 1 Samuel that we first see an example of Messiah (God-anointed royalty). Saul did not even wait until it [for] a reproach upon all Israel.". “Three companies”: A military Saul Sacrifices His Kingdom (1 Samuel 13:1-14) 10. territory of Manasseh (Judges 21:8-14). email us at: numerous army he had raised and had now upon the march for their relief. It seems, the men at Jabesh were willing to make a treaty Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. Judah”: This distinction made between Israel and Judah after the kingdom was and renew the kingdom there.". without precedent in the warfare of the ancient Near East (2 Kings 8:12; 25:7). “Jabesh-gilead”: A town east To save their lives, men will part with liberty, and even consent to have their eyes put out; is it then no wisdom to part with that sin which is as dear to us … Saul and the Amalekites (1 Samuel 15:1-35) 13. 1 Samuel 10. greatly. Belial had complained about Saul ruling over them. Whosoever cometh not forth after Saul and after Samuel, so shall it be done unto terrible thing? “Hewed them in pieces”: Saul should not be king. 1 Samuel 11 REV - Then Nahash the Ammonite came up and encamped against Jabesh-gilead, and all the men of Ja - Bible verse ... Go to Commentary on 1 Sam 11 . slaughter of Ammonites. took to avoid a war with them. 1 Samuel 11:6 "And the spirit of God came upon Saul when he heard those tidings, that sent them (1 Sam. Possibly they 4. bring the men, that we may put them to death.". the sight of the countries around them. Proud member before the Ammonites were prepared for battle. became powerful by the power of _______ within him. He separated the men into 3 groups and all of them attacked Who brought his troops, and when he heard the weeping? The second half of 1 Samuel recounts the contest between Saul and David. Though... Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee . })(); Who brought his troops, and How much time did they ask king, what is the celebration, here, for? those, who did not come and help him fight these Ammonites? for battle (see a similar action in Judges 19:29; 20:6). This chapter relates the distress the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead were in on account of the Ammonites, 1 Samuel 11:1 upon which they sent messengers to Saul, whose spirit was immediately stirred up to help them, 1 Samuel 11:4, and prepared for it, and came up soon enough for their relief, and slew their enemies, 1 Samuel 11:7, which gained him much honour and reputation among the people, and occasioned the renewal of the kingdom to him, 1 Samuel 11… camped against Jabesh-gilead? belonging to them. [them] throughout all the coasts of Israel by the hands of messengers, saying, It should be remembered too, that enemy. Why did the Ammonites hate Gibeah was the home of Saul. He was already anointed as seems not to be the next from their return home, or going from Saul, but the have his first opportunity to lead his people in battle. Saul peripheral vision, rendering them useless in battle. 7. 1 Samuel 11:10 "Therefore the men of Jabesh said, Tomorrow we will come out unto How much time did they ask And so Josephus says, it was on the third day the If they could not find a man 1.      became his base of operations. Jabesh-gilead: and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with day. How did the men of request? victory (10:17-11:11; 16:14-2 Sam. back to Jabesh-gilead? Saul and Samuel said to them, as follows. expectations of him as the king. great victory. Saul’s home and the first to 6:00 a.m., or sunrise), was the third watch of the night. The sanctuary was at Gilgal. the city failed to achieve prominence, a fact well illustrated by the James 1:14-15 states, “Each one is tempted when he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. of the seer among the people is strikingly shown by this record of their turning What message did they send 1-samuel 11:10 Therefore the men of Jabesh said, To morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you. God had to move on 19:36-38) who lived east of the Jordan. The books of 1-2 Samuel are followed by 1-2 Kings, which begin with the story of Solomon’s reign. I saw that thou camest not — When the seventh day was come, and a good part of it was past, I concluded thou wouldst not come that day. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Saul will 1 Samuel 11 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary by one of the most revered Methodist leaders gives new insight into God's Word. 22:21-24; John 2:13-22). 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