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1 Samuel 16 - Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

Samuel sent to Bethlehem to Jesse.

It appears that Saul was grown very wicked. Of what would he not be guilty, who durst think to kill Samuel? The elders of Bethlehem trembled at Samuel's coming. It becomes us to stand in awe of God's messengers, and to tremble at his word. His answer was, I come peaceably, for I come to sacrifice. When our Lord Jesus came into the world, though men had reason to fear that his errand was to condemn the world, yet he gave full assurance that he came peaceably, for he came to sacrifice,

and he brought his offering with him; A body hast thou prepared me. Let us sanctify ourselves, and depend upon His sacrifice. (1Sa 16:6-13)

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