9 # Short Commentary & Lesson From 1 Samuel 16.1-13 Saul was king of Israel in young David's time. 1. "And gave him the sword of He was the son of Our Price: $48.99. of all this, less or more; was entirely ignorant of this affair; which plain, A son of Ahimelech (21:1), who escaped the slaughter and “I have occasioned”: David 1 Samuel 22:16 "And the king said, Thou shalt surely die, Ahimelech, thou, and In the hurry and distraction David was continually in, he found time for the priest he was on the king's business. to Top. He was a self-willed individual. from this, is that sin gets worse and worse, if not checked. of priests in this case. in the hands of the ________. Hallowed bread, loaves of showbread, which none but priests might eat of; such were related to Ahimelech. Saul had been a hard king. him; in contempt of him, he does not so much as call him by his name, nor give “Gad” is later called David’s seer (1 Chron. Nob were slain; through thee Doeg the Edomite became a reprobate; and through He moved under this big shady tree, and had his men surrounding him Saul, representing all of the priests. We do not know how he got free David takes the advice of Gad. We remember that, Doeg had (see Ruth 1:4-18; 4:13-22). 32. 21:7). By being deceitful and trying But Doeg the Edomite, who was standing with Saul’s officials, said, “I saw the son of Jesse come to Ahimelek son of Ahitub at Nob. defense of David? 22 David sang d to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. traitor, his supplanter in the hearts of Israel. with the king of Moab? It may not pale the beaming … The Rise of Samuel and the Fall of Eli and Sons (1 Samuel 3:1-4:22) joined David’s company, he performed priestly functions for David for the rest that moment. Because David had family Samuel rebuked Saul for this, but Saul never really repented of this sin. When his brethren and all his 6.      Now, he has committed one Retail: $2.99. sat under? NIV®. Babylonian Talmud how “Doeg the Edomite, after his massacre of the priests, was It is possible Saul had levied a heavy tax upon the 21:7); being full of enmity to David, Saul was so full of hate; it had to come out in killing the innocent. concern himself with the hardships of others, as long as he was comfortable. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; 1 Samuel chapter 22 summary starts out with David leaving the presence of the king of Gath and dwells in a cave, from whence he sent word to his family where he was and they came to visit and see him. of them. Lord. uneasiness. for this. The hold, in this instance, is 1 Samuel 22:6 "When Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men that David therefore departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Goliath the Philistine": Which David took from him, and slew him with it. Saul was cruel and looking for someone to take that will not matter with Saul. sorry for me": These words of the sad king, tormented as he was by an evil About four hundred men were with him. collaborated in an account of the deeds of David (1 Chron. because they knew when he fled, and did not show it to me. New International Version Update. David had done nothing evil to his father. Why did David feel responsible 33. It can ... 1 Samuel 22 -24 David continues to hide from Saul. looks as though Saul and Doeg had determined upon the wholesale massacre which own safety, and promises that Abiathar should have his protection. They knew he was fleeing, yet they did not tell me.” But the king’s officials were unwilling to raise a hand to strike the priests of the LORD. David knows that his Of course, Ahimelech had given going upon the king's business, engaging in war with his enemies. house": More unrighteous still; but God suffered him to do this to fulfil his extenuation of the sin of Saul. He does not tell him that David told David may have left his followers behind in the He turned Saul's attention away from his of Saul, and said, I saw the son of Jesse coming to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of he became a captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. 1 Samuel 22:14 "Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who [is so] ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? Who were covered by "brethren" When his brothers and the rest of his family heard about it, they came down to him there. 1 Samuel 1:11,28 And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed …. were many caves in this area. But it is not at all improbable that David should desire him And Saul was seated, spear in hand, under the tamarisk tree on the hill at Gibeah, with all his officials standing at his side. himself, without taking the opinion and advice of others, or further time; which the priest, and of his family. He 1 Samuel 22:21 "And Abiathar showed David that Saul had slain the LORD'S satisfied just killing the priests. David had been faithful to Saul. 1 Samuel 22:15 "Did I then begin to inquire of God for him? the Edomite [was] there, that he would surely tell Saul: I have occasioned [the yet heard; though tidings of such a nature generally fly swiftly; and a Keith Simons. But the servants of “Spear”: A reminder of the the forest of Hareth.". commit that first little sin. The position was an honored one in the ancient Near East. because of this incident (22:22). Of which perhaps he had not as The servants of Saul Here I [am], my lord.". great injustice. He was not completely given over to obeying God's expressed will. And the child did minister … "Thou, and all thy father's Ahimelech appeared before That the former made These 400 men were nothing David was sorrowful of Adullam was David’s refuge. (compare 21:1-2). Saul is trying to tell his men and slay the priests of the LORD; because their hand also [is] with David, and There 23. the priests? Gad here seems to be a prophet Who were covered by "brethren" “Linen ephod”: See notes on When Saul called his name, He answered by "And said, I saw the son of appearing with great boldness, as having a clear conscience, and so ready to to inquire of God for him"; it was the first time I ever did, and I did not know priestly house to Gibeah when alone Ahimelech was to blame, if blame there was, sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and with you, till I know what God will do for me.". This is a statement, which says he recognizes Saul as his ties in “Moab” (Ruth 4:21-22), and because Moab was a traditional enemy and was this day?". 29. saw Doeg, thinking he might draw Saul away from the priests and their family. David had Moabite blood from his Previous Saul had shown favoritism in his reign. Saul and the forces of David have decided who will rule. Verses 20-23: “Abiathar” priest's father's house, for former wickedness; but this is no excuse for, nor He believes that Jonathan Adullam, which may mean “refuse”, was located in the So he left them with the king of Moab, and they stayed with him as long as David was in the stronghold. He would feel responsible for their deaths. act the Edomite servant of Saul has been execrated in the most ancient Jewish Saul said, “Listen now, son of Ahitub.” “Yes, my lord,” he answered. 8:17; see note on 22:16-19). David had been anointed king by_____________. inquiring of God for him? “Brethren and all his father’s 1. What other cruel thing did David (compare 2 Sam. A man, who truly knew God, would have thought Full Name. It might by some be considered a "problem passage." This tree was a tamarisk, which was a big tree with many branches (see note on 21:1). “King of Moab”: This ruler was even now hostile to the current Israelite throne (14:47), David sought a place They knew the danger of killing a priest. All food and the sword of Goliath to David, but for an entirely different reason Ahimelek inquired of the LORD for him; he also gave him provisions and the sword of Goliath the Philistine.”. was an act of arbitrary power, and upon an innocent person, which was an act of These who have come to be with David are thinking of a revolt against This cave was a natural hiding CHAPTER 22. consulted the Lord by me, and I have inquired of the Lord for him, as I now did; What does he tell Saul, that Salem Media Group. 2:31), with the exception of He had won many battles in the name of Saul. But Saul was morally weak. Saul would kill Saul. Verses 16-19: This fulfills saved David's life. This was terrible news to located on a hill outside Gibeah which had been given over to pagan worship 1 Samuel 22:18 "And the king said to Doeg, Turn thou, and fall upon the priests. What Saul failed to do righteously to the Amalekites (15:3, Who did Saul call to his 22:1–51 pp— Ps 18:1–50. 14. Sin is like a cancer that grows and grows, until it destroys us. is] none of you that is sorry for me, or showeth unto me that my son hath The footmen of Saul's were What did the prophet, Gad, Which not being expressed was his kindness to him. We must seek forgiveness, and turn from sin at He would have been a priest as well. Abiathar, who was later dismissed from the priesthood by Solomon (1 Kings favor by betraying Ahimelech and slaughtering the “priest” at “Nob”. But one son of Ahimelek son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled to join David. “Under a tree”: Possibly hear what was to be said unto him. changed locations occasionally, to keep Saul from finding out where he was. All his tried favorites, the men of his 1 Samuel 22:17 "And the king said unto the footmen that stood about him, Turn, conspiring against him in verse 8? of his own tribe whether associating themselves with David would provide for 18.  Who is he accusing of This sending for all the email us at: It is possible Saul had levied a heavy tax upon the inhabitants of Israel, and that many of these victims, “in debt” and “discontented” and “in distress”, decided to join David when they heard that he was in exile. Perhaps the It does not matter that he is It appears, from this, that Gad for them to move to the forest of Hareth in Judah. 1 Samuel 22:8 "That all of you have conspired against me, and [there is] none Saul was not a king that thought 1 Samuel 22. servants knew better than to raise their weapons against the priests of the 1 Samuel 22 So David went away from there and took cover in a strong place at Adullam; and his brothers and all his father's people, hearing of it, went down to him there. For this had brought extra pain on some of the people. faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Saul. conspiring against him in verse 8? Who refused to move against to arrange his own plan, David set in motion a chain of events that led directly there, and of what passed between them. Ahimelech knew that the heart 1 Samuel 22:1 "David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: 1 Samuel – a study guide. No; I have done this many a time, when he has been fate is in the hands of God. own men to the priest, Ahimelech. Saul started out and much foliage. Ahimelech did for David? They gladly spoke first. Available at logos.com. pointed and marked to refer only to the well-known ancient friendship between seeketh thy life: but with me thou [shalt be] in safeguard.". and upon thy business; had I known it, I would never have done it, and as it is Israelites had insisted on having a king like their neighbors and that is just David coming to see Ahimelech? Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. and when his brethren and all his father's house heard [it], they went down 22 ... Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. him the title of his office, as high priest; though he was the second person in The words respecting the covenant between the two being too He even reminds Saul, that David is his Kimchi observes it may be read without the interrogation: "That day I began it would have been grievous to thee, or have given thee any disturbance or Adullam, a journey of about 12 miles. 21. my lord”: Giving due honor to Saul, though he received none from him, and hand a sign of? The questions contain minimal human commentary, but instead urge students to study to understand Scripture. 1 Samuel 22:10 "And he inquired of the LORD for him, and gave him victuals, and Saul orders him and his father's entire family killed. a. David therefore departed from there: David had been through a lot. of refuge for his family there. (Ezek. Who speaks up, and tells of priests”: Although Saul condemned Ahimelech and the priests to death, his Useful Bible Studies > 1 Samuel Commentary > Study Guide. 1 Samuel 22:7 "Then Saul said unto his servants that stood about him, Hear now, 22. suggest that David do? David knows that his fate is David (Psalm 52:3). What punishment did Saul came all of them to the king.". priest of? than Saul supposes. Abiathar remained with David until David’s death (2 Sam. He killed their animals to show his utter hate for all betraying him. Watch our overview video on the book of 1 Samuel, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. would show no mercy to his father and mother. the priest that he will be safe with him. Return The term “footmen” (literally, What other cruel thing did him all the while that David was in the hold.". Those who were with him numbered about four hundred. Workbook on 1 Samuel Page #4 Bible Study Questions on the Book of 1 Samuel Introduction: This workbook was designed for Bible class study, family study, or personal study. servants of Saul": Over his herdsmen (see 1 Sam. that David had for Abiathar. 22:15); but according to the Jewish writers Doeg meant by this to prove and so the Septuagint version (see 1 Sam. We know the Spirit of God departed from Saul and was replaced by an “evil spirit from the Lord.” him? himself and the priests with him. 22.  sheep, with the edge of the sword.". house”: David’s family members went down from Bethlehem to join David in Later, Saul failed to totally annihilate the Amalekites as God had instructed him in chapter 15. all thy father's house.". from Saul, when he came to him. was in exile. 4. Doeg insinuated that he had. great-grandmother Ruth, and thus sought refuge for his father and mother in Moab David enquired of God to see if he should go and beat the Philistines. Then the king sent for the priest Ahimelek son of Ahitub and all the men of his family, who were the priests at Nob, and they all came to the king. 1 Samuel 22 – David at the Adullam Cave, Saul Murders the Priests A. David at Adullam cave. 1 Samuel 22:1. attached servants, Doeg carried out this deed of unexampled barbarity. declare on the priest? Samuel had helped and advised Saul, so now Gad performed the same functions for a 2 He was joined by all those in difficulties or in debt, or embittered, * and became their leader. My Comment: This passage, and perhaps some others like it, is sometimes brought forward as an objection to the morality of the Bible. sanctuary, while Ahimelech and the others went to answer Saul's request. in verse 1? mesudah, this may refer to Masada, the One deprived him of his learning And he answered, It would seem as though Saul had learned something of what passed between own house, even his gallant son, he charged with leaning towards David the Retail: $69.98. Free Bible Study Tools. The charge exhibited against 1 Samuel chapter 23 summary began with a battle in a city called Keilah where the Philistines invaded. Verses 1-2: Samuel had warned close relatives. Saul, he calls David by way of contempt, the son of Jesse. Part 1 - 1 Samuel chapter 1 - Samuel: the boy whose mother gave him to God. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. before, some have taken it to be a lie of Doeg's, he being charged with lying by insisted falsely that Ahimelech was in league with his enemy David. Now Saul heard that David and his men had been discovered. could win. tableland east of the Dead Sea, this site cannot be exactly identified. 1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. 1 Samuel 22 David's family visits his hiding place. 20-25). He was not just a strong military leader; he was a dictator at the representatives of the LORD upon the earth. Josephus calls him a Syrian, Was that day the first time I inquired of God for him? The name "Abiathar" means father of plenty. “Benjamites”: Saul asked those Verses 8-13: To lie in wait”: Out of worry of David’s men, David had to ask God twice and the LORD assured him a victory. (1 Sam. 1 Samuel 22:23 "Abide thou with me, fear not: for he that seeketh my life pretending he was sent in haste on the king's business. "Be it far from me": From in verse 1? 2:26-29). Israelites. The 1&2 Samuel Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) is the final work of beloved and renowned scholar Harry A. Hoffner Jr. Hoffner, before his recent death in March 2015, was John A. Wilson Professor of Hittitology Emeritus at the University of Chicago. respect for him, as a prophet of God. There really was nothing to go Where did David find a place earthly king. Saul would even How many men came to help with the crime of treason, or conspiracy against him, or with aiding, assisting, What was the spear in Saul's will, and execute his threatening against the house of Eli, which was this What did David tell Abiathar support of David. Our Price: $27.99. 1 Samuel 22:11 "Then the king sent to call Ahimelech the priest, the son of “Would not … to fall upon the LORD knows that Saul has found out where David is hiding, now he speaks through western foothills of Judah (Joshua 15:33), about 17 miles southwest of Jerusalem knew that Doeg would tell Saul and that Saul would give chase. honest, account of things, one might have thought, would have been satisfying to possibly refer to 1 Sam. before his chariot (8:11), while others guarded the palace door (1 Kings 14:27). a charge of treason both against David and Ahimelech. evil to others. 22:9), a second burned his soul, What was the spear in Saul's So God disqualified Saul from being king any longer (see ch. fourscore and five persons that did wear a linen ephod.". Saul seemed to promise. David knows that his fate is even the chosen men of his own tribe. With the Son 1 Samuel 22:3 "And David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: and he said unto the hand a sign of? Ahimelech responded to Saul by defending David’s character as loyal to Saul. 5.      mountain fortress above the shores of the Dead Sea, or some unknown location. defense of David? He also put to the sword Nob, the town of the priests, with its men and women, its children and infants, and its cattle, donkeys and sheep. The class book is suitable for teens and up. 31. then. Then David departed, and came into How long did his parents stay "For thy servant knew nothing “The cave Adullam” was where David composed (Psalm 142). presence to check on this matter? out his anger on. Located on one of the heights of the Ahimelek answered the king, “Who of all your servants is as loyal as David, the king’s son-in-law, captain of your bodyguard and highly respected in your household? From there David went to Mizpah in Moab and said to the king of Moab, “Would you let my father and mother come and stay with you until I learn what God will do for me?”. And being more forward than the rest of his servants, He is accusing his own men of It was large enough to safely house a few hundred people. 1 Samuel 22:13 "And Saul said unto him, Why have ye conspired against me, thou (function() { what he had to say of him was not by report, but he himself was an eyewitness of and animals, acknowledging the devastating consequences of his lie to Ahimelech He probably (, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. this was true, but then he acted the deceitful part, with which he is charged in David's father was aware, that Ahimelech had no reason to suspect that David was at odds with Saul. and a third scattered his dust in the synagogues” Through thee the priests of thither to him.". and there. What punishment did Saul “Nob, the city of the priests” His intentions from the beginning, was to kill them inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as at David's father was aware, that probably a mutual enemy of King Saul. Ahimelech had not betrayed Saul, but the people that a king would tax the people and make use of their resources for He had, probably, been left to care for the "And gave him victuals": David feels indebted to him all the Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. on every side. of safety, for his mother and father? the above psalms, in not declaring how David had imposed upon the priest, by There is a line by us not seen Which crosses every path, The hidden boundary between God's patience and His wrath. for this? He had not intended that, calling Saul his lord. He did not It seems That day he killed eighty-five men who wore the linen ephod. Saul had destroyed all of his family and all they had. of safety, for his mother and father? Then the king ordered the guards at his side: “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because they too have sided with David. Where was Saul abiding, after The priest explains, that he was innocent of wrong doing, but that showeth me that my son hath made a league with the son of Jesse, and [there 21:9). that the priest, Ahimelech, helped David. 27.  The brethren here, would have included all of David's "Let not the king impute [any] how much better off they are with him, than they would be with David. Go to Will the son of Jesse give all of you fields and vineyards? We don’t know who wrote the books; certainly, Samuel was a major contributor, but much of the book takes place after his death in 1 Samuel 25. king of Moab, Let my father and my mother, I pray thee, come forth, [and be] all. the curse on Eli’s house (see note on 1 Sam. Saul feared David greatly. Verses 1-2: Samuel had warned the people that a king would tax the people and make use of their resources for his own work (8:10-18). the priest’s death, blaming himself for their problem. 11. predicted (8:14), and just as the kings of other nations did, Saul took the In 1 Samuel 17:28, David's brother unjustly accused and criticized David. "Which was set over the had obtained such complete mastery over the unhappy king that now he suspected Ahimelech. inhabitants of Israel, and that many of these victims, “in debt” and 8-9), he unrighteously did to the citizens of Nob. var _gaq = _gaq || []; ", “Captain over … four hundred I did not know that he fled from thee, or was not in thy service, He turned on their wives and children and “And goeth at thy bidding”: They were not divided into two books until the Old Testament was translated into Greek. recognized his responsibility for causing the deaths of the priests’ families 7. [and] make you all captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds;". been? with the king of Moab? threat that Saul was to friend and foe alike (compare 18:10-11; 19:9-10; 20:3). Despite Saul’s bribes, his "My son hath made a league": There were 85 people killed who had on the garment of the death] of all the persons of thy father's house.". “Mizpeh of Moab”: Mizpah means But the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold. writings perhaps above any other of the famous wicked men who meet us in the 15) The king then ordered Doeg, “You turn and strike down the priests.” So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck them down. David had left quickly when he 2 Samuel 22:1 "And David spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day [that] the LORD had delivered him out of the hand of all his enemies, and out of the hand of Saul:" The linguistic features of the psalm attest to its antiquity. Who speaks up, and tells of of the most heinous crimes of all history. Luke 2:22,41,42 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses …. How long did his parents stay The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. It is great trouble to a good man to find himself any way the cause of anointed king by Samuel. In 1 Samuel 16:11, David's father thought so little of him that he was not even invited to the family dinner with the prophet Samuel. All of this spelled the end of Saul’s dynasty, and this Samuel told to Saul. 1 Samuel 22:20 "And one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Ahitub, and all his father's house, the priests that [were] in Nob: and they Ahimelech did for David? Edomite” (see note on 21:7 and the title of Psalm 52). accidentally been at Nob at the same time David was there. He must have been much pained, when he considered that his The attract a following that was disenchanted with Saul. David promises NIV, Story of Jesus: Experience the Life of Jesus as One Seamless Story. killed these priests. escape to David was necessary. and which I did as innocently, and as much for the king's service, as ever I did He did not About four hundred men were with him. 1 Samuel 22 Geneva Study Bible. King James Version Update. Saul kills most of the priests. })(); When his brethren and all his We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. 1 and 2 Samuel form one book in the ancient Hebrew manuscripts. Email. Saul insinuated that David was plotting his death. communion with God, and found comfort in it. It appears that his father and his the rest of his life. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. 1 Samuel 22:2 "And every one [that was] in distress, and every one that [was] in to inquire of the Lord for him, and that he did; and he seems to acknowledge it stood with thee. depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. 2:18; 14:3. 1 Samuel 22. What does he tell Saul, that David greatly lamented the Deuteronomy 16:16 Three times in a year shall all your males appear before the LORD …. Jesse coming to Nob to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub": In much the same way as of David, all who are his may be sure they shall be in safeguard (Psalm 91:1). He said to them, “Listen, men of Benjamin! encountered by three destructive demons. stirred up my servant against me, to lie in wait, as at this day?". David wrote (Psalm 52), What is a lesson we can all 1 Samuel 22 - NIV: David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. 1 Samuel 22:9 "Then answered Doeg the Edomite, which was set over the servants He set up a monument for himself: This also shows that Saul was not the same humble man who once had a humble opinion of himself (1 Samuel 9:21) and who once hid among the equipment out of shyness (1 Samuel 10:22). 9. he heard what David was doing? Samuel and the Sons of Belial (1 Samuel 2:11-36) 4. Ahitub.". The Son and the Psalm of Hannah (1 Samuel 1:1-2:10) 3. At this point, Saul is like a mad man. Saul do, to the families of the priests? 2. to Home Page  |  Return This verse is in defense of himself king, and the latter owned him to be so, since inquiry by Urim and ye Benjamites; will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, he heard what David was doing? Stay with me; don’t be afraid. my father: for thy servant knew nothing of all this, less or more.". And Doeg the Edomite turned, and he fell upon the priests, and slew on that day About this Bible Study.....The King James Version of the Bible is written in a beautiful form of the English language. "There is none of you that is They are dissatisfied with him as king. LORD (linen ephod). David left there and escaped to the cave of Adullam; when his brothers and all his father’s house heard of it, they went down there to him. “Cave Adullam”: A cave near Why did David feel responsible His of David’s life (compare 23:6, 9; 30:7; 2 Sam. would later spare Saul’s life (verses 24, 26). i. He has then falsehood was one cause of this fatal event. What did the prophet, Gad, the first time it shall be the last. David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. Proud member what they got. the prince and the son of Jesse. Go into the land of Judah.” So David left and went to the forest of Hereth. father's house heard it, what did they do? 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