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Poole's Outline of 1 Samuel 24: David's Sparing of Saul



Saul pursueth David to En-gedi; cometh into a cave in which was David with his men; who cutteth off the skirt of Saul’s mantle, but will not kill him, 1-7. He communeth with Saul, and hereby evidenceth his innocency towards him, 8-15. Saul acknowledgeth his fault, taketh an oath of David, and departeth, 16-22.

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jun 13, 2023

Jonathan Edwards' Types of Messiah: 'There is a yet more remarkable, manifest, and manifold agreement between the things said of David in his history, and the things said of the Messiah in the prophecies.... David was of an humble, meek, and merciful spirit. 1 Samuel 18:23; 2 Samuel 6:21-22; 7:18; 24 throughout, and 1 Samuel 26 throughout; 2 Samuel 2:5, 21 and 4:9, etc. 7:18; 22:26 and many places in the Psalms show the same spirit, too many to be mentioned. This is agreeable to what is said of the Messiah, Zechariah 9:9, "He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on an ass, and a colt the fool of an ass." Isaiah 42:3, "A bruised reed shall h…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jun 13, 2023


Matthew Henry: 'We have hitherto had Saul seeking an opportunity to destroy David, and, to his shame, he could never find it. In this chapter David had a fair opportunity to destroy Saul, and, to his honour, he did not make use of it; and his sparing Saul's life was as great an instance of God's grace in him as the preserving of his own life was of God's providence over him. Observe, I. How maliciously Saul sought David's life, verses 1-2. II. How generously David saved Saul's life (when he had him at an advantage) and only cut off the skirt of his robe, verses 3-8. III. How pathetically he reasoned with Saul, upon this to bring him t…

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Dr. Dilday
Dr. Dilday
Jun 13, 2023

Study 1 Samuel in detail with Matthew Poole! www.fromreformationtoreformation.com/1-samuel

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