David, being driven from Achish, returns into the land of Israel to be hunted by Saul. David had to learn to trust God in the midst of danger, not on the other side of danger. i. ii. . He hath hid himself among the stuff — Among the carriages or baggage of the people there assembled. b. I have caused the death of all the persons of your father’s house: David meant this in two ways. David received God’s word. c. Will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards: Saul appealed to the truly worst in these men, asking them if a man from Judah will favor the tribe of Benjamin with riches and promotions. The Hebrew word for discontented means bitter of soul. (Psalm 57:9, 5, 11). (1a) David’s distress at Adullam. SAUL COMMANDS TO KILL THE PRIESTS. iii. So when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him: First, David’s family came to him. He accused Ahimelech and David of conspiracy against him (you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse). JAMES ROSSCUP - Commentaries for Biblical Expositors. He also thought that David was out to kill him (, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as the victim, that David and Ahimelech were, For your servant knew nothing of all this, little or much, : Ahimelech told the exact truth. We may request cookies to be set on your device. 1. They knew the bitterness of life, and they were not satisfied with their lives or with King Saul. So Saul constructed elaborate conspiracies against him. i. Ahimelech was so unaware of the hatred Saul has for David that he praised David before the jealous king: “And who among all your servants is as faithful as David.” This is because David told Ahimelech that he was on Saul’s bidding when he was really running for his life (1 Samuel 21:2). (1-5) Saul destroys the priests of Nob. Click on the different category headings to find out more. But they proved ruinous to Saul's own interest, as they alienated the priesthood and disgusted all good men in the kingdom. ii. Please be aware that this might heavily reduce the functionality and appearance of our site. : David had been through a lot. The principle that God leads through a called and anointed man is important. David made them into the kind of men described in 1 Chronicles 12:8: Mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle the shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains, And there were about four hundred men with him. And Saul said, “Hear now, son of Ahitub!” And he answered, “Here I am, my lord.” Then Saul said to him, “Why have you conspired against me, you and the son of Jesse, in that you have given him bread and a sword, and have inquired of God for him, that he should rise against me, to lie in wait, as it is this day?” So Ahimelech answered the king and said, “And who among all your servants is as faithful as David, who is the king’s son-in-law, who goes at your bidding, and is honorable in your house? David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. Now Eli was very old.] But you can’t hide 400 men. When David came to Ahimelech, the priest questioned him carefully (, Why are you alone, and no one is with you. When an ark had to be built, God didn’t call 400 men. David had his followers, and so does the Son of David, Jesus Christ. i. Ahimelech was so unaware of the hatred Saul has for David that he praised David before the jealous king: “, And who among all your servants is as faithful as David. First Samuel 22:1-23 shows us how to trust in the Lord in difficult circumstances. But just as much as God called David, God called these four hundred to come beside David. at the tabernacle (1 Samuel 21:7) but it didn’t change his heart at all. My son has stirred up my servant against me. Then answered Doeg the Edomite, who was set over the servants of Saul, and said, “I saw the son of Jesse going to Nob, to Ahimelech the son of Ahitub. 20-23. one of the sons of Ahimelech . This put Ahimelech in a very vulnerable position. In Psalm 52, David showed his confidence in God’s judgments: God shall likewise destroy you forever; He shall take you away, and pluck you out of your dwelling place, and uproot you from the land of the living. . I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. They wanted to be like other nations. He wanted his parents to be safe in whatever battles he may face in the future. He knew he was called and anointed to be the next king of Israel, but he had no idea how God would get him there. So when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. DAVID'S KINDRED AND OTHERS RESORT TO HIM AT ADULLAM. We will focus our attention on verses 22-23 of our text, in which Samuel confronts Saul for having disobeyed God. b. 1 Samuel 22 New International Version (NIV) David at Adullam and Mizpah. I have caused the death of all the persons of your father’s house. of danger, not on the other side of danger. 1. 1 Samuel 22 Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary. But we can have it now, no matter what our circumstances. You can also change some of your preferences. “Hereby also God would exercise David’s faith, and wisdom, and courage; and so prepare him for the kingdom, and uphold and increase his reputation among the people.” (Poole), When Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered—now Saul was staying in Gibeah under a tamarisk tree in Ramah, with his spear in his hand, and all his servants standing about him—then Saul said to his servants who stood about him, “Hear now, you Benjamites! These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. I pour out my complaint before Him; I declare before Him my trouble. The sheer pressures of these frustrations drives them to the refuge of the blood of Christ that was shed for them.” (Redpath). The Son of David is ready to receive distressed souls, who will be commanded by him. 1 Samuel 2:23. 1 Samuel 2. . “This is one of the worst acts in the life of Saul; his malice was implacable, and his wrath was cruel, and there is no motive of justice or policy by which such a barbarous act can be justified.” (Clarke) “A bloody sentence, harshly pronounced and as rashly executed, without any pause or deliberation, without any remorse or regret. This put Ahimelech in a very vulnerable position. Instead of telling Ahimelech the truth, David lied to him. He confessed his guilt in the matter and sought forgiveness from the LORD. 1 Samuel 22:16. set over the servants--Septuagint, "the mules of Saul.". (Psalm 57:4, 6), iv. From Beth-lehem to Deir-Dubban it is, indeed, a descent all the way. When Saul heard that David and the men who. with him had been discovered—now Saul was staying in Gibeah under a tamarisk tree in Ramah, with his spear in his hand, and all his servants standing about him—then Saul said to his servants who stood about him, “Hear now, you Benjamites! . Saul is clearly going off the deep end. Your tongue devises destruction, like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. c. With me you shall be safe: David could not do anything about the priests who were already murdered. a. We often think we have to get out of the cave until we can have the heart David had in Psalm 57. David at Adullam and Mizpah. This was a team that needed a leader, and David became captain over them. “Look at all the help Ahimelech gave David. (10-22) Commentary on 1 Samuel 8:1-3 (Read 1 Samuel 8:1-3) It does not appear that Samuel's sons were so profane and vicious as Eli's sons; but they were corrupt judges, they turned aside after lucre. None of you is sorry for me (1 Samuel 22:8). In 1 Samuel 15:22 Samuel said that it is better to obey God than to *sacrifice to him. Salem Media Group. Each principle is important. : Saul appealed to the truly worst in these men, asking them if a man from Judah will favor the tribe of Benjamin with riches and promotions. 22 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. : David doesn’t know the whole story. Far be it from me! 1 Samuel 22:1. Saul kills the priests of Nob. Four hundred men, and desperate men at that. He inquired of the LORD for him, gave him provisions, and gave him the sword of Goliath, : Doeg implicated the priest Ahimelech as David’s accomplice. A verse by verse commentary on 1 Samuel 22 dealing with David in the cave of Adullam. Just as in David’s day, there is a King in exile who is gathering around Him a company of people who are in distress, in debt, and discontented. 1 David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. is important. iii. 3. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. He became paranoid and whiny, and he led through guilt and accusation. 22. These are the kind of people who come to Christ, and they are the only people who come to Him, for they have recognized their distress, their debt, and bankruptcy, and are conscious that they are utterly discontented. : David enjoyed support and aid from the prophets. In the lesser way, David’s lying to Ahimelech made the priest vulnerable before Saul. Doeg . Commentary for 1 Samuel 22 . (16-19) Saul commands the execution of the priests and their families, and Doeg the Edomite carries it out. They had problems of their own, yet God called them to David at the Adullam cave. For your servant knew nothing of all this, little or much.”, : Ahimelech answered Saul with the honesty of a man with a clear conscience. c. The cave of Adullam: The title of Psalm 142 reads: A Contemplation of David. He had the high of immediate fame, a recent marriage, dangers from the Philistines, repeated attempts on his life, and a heartbreaking farewell from everyday life to live as a fugitive for who knows how long. Click to enable/disable _ga - Google Analytics Cookie. 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. The glory of these 400 is that they came to David in the cave. Now Eli was very old; and he heard all that his sons were doing to all Israel, and how they lay with the women who served at the doorway of the tent of meeting. Oriental princes frequently sit with their court under some shady canopy in the open air. They are just as called and anointed as David is, but they are called and anointed to follow and support David and he is called and anointed to lead them. escaped to the cave Adullam--supposed to be that now called Deir-Dubban, a number of pits or underground vaults, some nearly square, and all about fifteen or twenty feet deep, with perpendicular sides, in the soft limestone or chalky rocks. 6. i. Saul was reluctant to kill the enemies of the LORD when he was commanded to (1 Samuel 15:9). And the king said, “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and all your father’s house!” Then the king said to the guards who stood about him, “Turn and kill the priests of the LORD, because their hand also. Surely, they are working together against you Saul, and Ahimelech probably knows exactly where David is and where he is going.”. The king of Moab was an enemy of Saul ( 1 Samuel 14:47 ), and the great-grandson of Ruth, of course, was related to the family of Jesse. 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. Then David had a brief but intense period of backsliding, a dramatic turn to the LORD and deliverance from a life-threatening situation. These were not the men David would choose for himself, but they were the ones God called to him. David went thence to Mizpeh of Moab--"Mizpeh" signifies a watchtower, and it is evident that it must be taken in this sense here, for it is called "the hold" or fort ( 1 Samuel 22:4 ). b. Escaped to the cave of Adullam: This was David’s place of refuge. Now they join him at the Adullam cave. David had to trust and obey when he didn’t. This probably wasn’t what David really wanted to hear but he obeyed anyway. For your servant knew nothing of all this, little or much.”, a. b. Till I know what God will do for me: David doesn’t know the whole story. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. David had to trust and obey when he didn’t know what God would do. Will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. on StudyLight.org a. David therefore departed from there: David had been through a lot. Go to the land of Judah: Gad counseled David to leave his own stronghold and to go back to the very stronghold of Saul. John Trapp Complete Commentary. 22. And Abiathar told David that Saul had killed the LORD’s priests. (1b-2) Others come to David at the Adullam cave. This was the worst act that ever Saul did.” (Trapp). Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. Look on my right hand and see, for there is no one who acknowledges me; refuge has failed me; no one cares for my soul. Posted on Oct 21, 2002 by Beyond Today Editor Estimated reading time: 3 minutes. 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue. See the insightful remarks by Stephen B. Chapman, 1 Samuel as Christian Scripture: A Theological Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), 87-89, to which I am indebted. 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. that way. With a spear in his hand, and all his servants standing about him. We will examine the text under three headings: 1) Samuel’s rhetorical question, 2) Samuel’s rebuke, and 3) the reasons for Samuel’s rebuke. 1 and 2 Samuel form one book in the ancient Hebrew manuscripts. He couldn’t go to his house, he couldn’t go to the palace, he couldn’t go to Samuel, he couldn’t go to Jonathan, he couldn’t go to the house of the LORD, and he couldn’t go to the ungodly. Ackroyd, Peter R. The Second Book of Samuel (Cambridge Bible Commentary). David, therefore, had less anxiety in seeking an asylum within the dominions of this prince than those of Achish, because the Moabites had no grounds for entertaining vindictive feelings against him, and their enmity, to Saul rendered them the more willing to receive so illustrious a refugee from his court. He couldn’t go to his house, he couldn’t go to the palace, he couldn’t go to Samuel, he couldn’t go to Jonathan, he couldn’t go to the house of the LORD, and he couldn’t go to the ungodly. David made them into the kind of men described in 1 Chronicles 12:8: Mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle the shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains. v. “These are the kind of men who came to David: distressed, bankrupt, dissatisfied. Psalm 57 shows David with a prayerful heart: I will cry out to God Most High, to God who performs all things for me. When Israel needed deliverance from Egypt, God didn’t call a committee. And the king said to Doeg, “You turn and kill the priests!” So Doeg the Edomite turned and struck the priests, and killed on that day eighty-five men who wore a linen ephod. , 1 Samuel 21:1). . He simply and honestly said, “Let not the king impute anything to his servant.”. He simply and honestly said, “, Let not the king impute anything to his servant, i. Saul continued in his reckless paranoia. a. David therefore departed from there: David had been through a lot. But he could go to a humble. i. Saul thought of himself as the victim, that David and Ahimelech were out to get him. I will praise You forever, because You have done it; and in the presence of Your saints I will wait on Your name, for it is good. Doeg was detained before the LORD at the tabernacle (1 Samuel 21:7) but it didn’t change his heart at all. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. ii. Instead of telling Ahimelech the truth, David lied to him. A prayer when he was in the cave. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. (Psalm 52:8-9). Once David came to the throne, there were a lot of people who wanted to be around him. For the new initiative with Samuel, see especially Walter Brueggemann, First and Second Samuel: Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching (Lousville: John Knox, 1990), 27-28. iii. v. The LORD brought David into this place while He was still in the. 1 Samuel 22. For he who seeks my life seeks your life, but with me you, I knew that day, when Doeg the Edomite was there, that he would surely tell Saul, : David showed how he felt about this in Psalm 52, which says in its title, A Contemplation of David when Doeg the Edomite went and told Saul, and said to him, “David has gone to the house of Ahimelech.”. In the greater way, it was David’s mere presence with Ahimelech that made him guilty before Saul and there really wasn’t anything David or anyone could do about that. When Israel needed deliverance from Egypt, God didn’t call a committee. , and desperate men at that. b. iii. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary 1 Samuel 2:22. e. My son has stirred up my servant against me: Jonathan never did any such thing but Saul could not accept the truth that David and Jonathan were in the right and he was in the wrong. Most archaeologists believe that the Cave of Adullam was not too far from the place where David defeated Goliath, in the hills of Judah. i. (6-19) Abiathar escapes to David. (20-23)1-5 See what weak instruments God sometimes uses, to bring about his own purposes. 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. You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking righteousness. ... 1 Samuel 8:4-22; 11:14-15. We often think we have to get out of the cave until we can have the heart David had in Psalm 57. He knew he was called and anointed to be the next king of Israel, but he had no idea how God would get him there. 2. (1-3) The Israelites ask for a king. David . New American Standard Version. ii. discontented gathered to him. Now one of the sons of Ahimelech the son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled after David. i. Doeg was more than an ambitious man looking to promote himself. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary 1 Samuel 22:17. Will the son of Jesse give every one of you fields and vineyards, and make you all captains of thousands and captains of hundreds? David therefore departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And there were about four hundred men with him. a. d. And there were about four hundred men with him: David was the one anointed by God to be the next king over Israel, and he became Israel’s greatest earthly king. escaped--This was Abiathar, who repaired to David in the forest of Hareth, rescuing, with his own life, the high priest's vestments ( 1 Samuel 23:6 1 Samuel 23:9 ). “You shall surely die, Ahimelech, you and your father’s house”, : Any man in the place of sin and rebellion Saul was in can’t stand to see an innocent, guileless man like Ahimelech disagree with him. : This man was last seen in 1 Samuel 21:7 in Nob, at the tabernacle at the same time David came there. these 400 men, even if he never thought so before. All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. Psalm 57 describes David as the LORD strengthened him in the cave and prepared him for what was next. In the lesser way, David’s lying to Ahimelech made the priest vulnerable before Saul. You can check these in your browser security settings. You love all devouring words, you deceitful tongue. 4. These men came to David in distress, in debt, and discontented, but they didn’t stay that way. They inquired of the Lord — Either by Urim and Thummim, which was the usual way of inquiry; or by Samuel, who by his prayer procured an answer. DOEG ACCUSES AHIMELECH. . : God called an unlikely and unique group to David in the Adullam cave. You love evil more than good, lying rather than speaking righteousness. These men were in debt. a. Now the prophet Gad said to David, “Do not stay in the stronghold; depart, and go to the land of Judah.” So David departed and went into the forest of Hereth. Hannah vowed a vow, "Yahweh, if you will look on the affliction of your handmaid, and remember me, but will give to your handmaid a son, then I will give him to Yahweh all the days of his life, and no razor shall come on his head." 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