And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. 10 And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night. 2 Samuel 21 KJV - Then there was a famine in the days of - Bible Gateway Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. Bible / Our Library / Bible Commentaries / Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Complete) / 2 Samuel / 2 Samuel 21; Share Tweet. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, … And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, … 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. 22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants. When God sent rain to water the earth, these bodies were buried, for then it appeared that God was entreated for the land. (15-22)1-9 Every affliction arises from sin, and should lead us to repent and humble ourselves before God; but some troubles especially show that they are sent to bring sin to remembrance. King James Version (KJV), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, KJV Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: Second Edition, KJV, The King James Study Bible, Red Letter, Full-Color Edition: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, KJV, Word Study Bible, Red Letter Edition: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, KJV, Reference Bible, Personal Size Giant Print, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, King James Version, KJV, Baby's First Bible, Hardcover, Multicolor: A special keepsake for your new arrival. And he said, What ye shall say, that will I do for you. Nor against this generation suffering for the sin of the last. 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. And the LORD answered, "[It is] because of Saul and [his] bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites." 2 Samuel 21:20 King James Version (KJV) 20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. 6 Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the Lord in Gibeah of Saul, whom the Lord did choose. 1Sam 18:19.2 Samuel 21:8 Parallel Commentaries Library Samuel 22 These foure were borne to the Gyant in Gath, and fell by the hand of Dauid, and by the hand of his seruants. The Gibeonites did not require this out of malice against Saul or his family. 11 And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done. 3 Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? 21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimeah the brother of David slew him. 2 Samuel 6:3; 2 Samuel 21:16 Read chapter in King James Version. Then the men of David sware unto him, saying, Thou shalt go no more out with us to battle, that thou quench not the light of Israel. And he said, What ye shall say, that will I do for you. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. The LORD said, "It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it … And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. 14 And the bones of Saul and Jonathan his son buried they in the country of Benjamin in Zelah, in the sepulchre of Kish his father: and they performed all that the king commanded. 4 And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither for us shalt thou kill any man in Israel. 8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite: 9 And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest. (1-9) Rizpah's care for the bodies of Saul's descendants. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. 8 But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite: 9 And he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the Lord: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest. 21 And when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea the brother of David slew him. And the king said, I will give them. 1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. 2 Samuel 21:15 Context. NIV: ESV: NASB: KJV: HCSB: 1 During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the LORD. KJV 2 Samuel 21 1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. David fainted, but he did not flee, and God sent help in the time of need. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. 11 And it was told David what Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, the concubine of Saul, had done. 19 And there was again a battle in Gob with the Philistines, where Elhanan the son of Jaareoregim, a Bethlehemite, slew the brother of Goliath the Gittite, the staff of whose spear was like a weaver's beam. 2 Samuel 21-24 King James Version (KJV) 21 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. 2 Samuel 21:10 Context. 5 And they answered the king, The man that consumed us, and that devised against us that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the coasts of Israel. KJV : 2 Samuel 21 When justice is done on earth, vengeance from heaven ceases. 18 And it came to pass after this, that there was again a battle with the Philistines at Gob: then Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Saph, which was of the sons of the giant. Executions must not be thought cruel, which are for the public welfare.10-14 That a guilty land should enjoy many years of plenty, calls for gratitude; and we need not wonder misused abundance should be punished with scarcity; yet how few are disposed to ask of the Lord concerning the sinful cause, while numbers search for the second causes by which he is pleased to work! 18 Then she spake, saying, They were wont to speak in old time, saying, They shall surely ask counsel at Abel: and so they ended the matter. It was not to gratify any revenge, but for the public good. and wherewith shall I make the atonement, that ye may bless the inheritance of the Lord? 2 Samuel 21 (King James Version) 1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. 20 And there was yet a battle in Gath, where was a man of great stature, that had on every hand six fingers, and on every foot six toes, four and twenty in number; and he also was born to the giant. 7 But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan the son of Saul, because of the Lord's oath that was between them, between David and Jonathan the son of Saul. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither … 6 Let seven men of his sons be delivered unto us, and we will hang them up unto the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD did choose. It is not for us to object against the people's smarting for the sin of their king; perhaps they helped him. If we cannot understand all the reasons of Providence in this matter, still we have no right to demand that God should acquaint us with those reasons. 2 Samuel 20:6 And David said to Abishai, Now shall Sheba the son of Bichri do us more harm than did Absalom: take thou thy lord's servants, and pursue after him, lest he get him fenced cities, and escape us. 3 Wherefore David said unto the Gibeonites, What shall I do for you? 4 And the Gibeonites said unto him, We will have no silver nor gold of Saul, nor of his house; neither for us shalt thou kill any man in Israel. 1 Kings 15:4 And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. 2 Samuel 21 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. The "five sons" were children of Michal's sister Merab, wife of Adriel, "whom she brought up for Adriel". 22 These four were born to the giant in Gath, and fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants. 2 Samuel 22:29 For thou art my lamp, O LORD: and the LORD will lighten my darkness. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites. It should seem, Saul's posterity trod in his steps, for it is called a bloody house. 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