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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

1 Samuel 25:27

And now this blessing, which thine handmaid hath brought unto
my lord
The present, consisting of the things mentioned in (1 Samuel 25:18) ; which came as a blessing from God, and with good will from her:

let it even be given unto the young men that follow my lord;
the servants of David: in the original it is, "that walk at the feet of my lord": and which the Targum paraphrases, "who minister before my lord"; and so Abigail's damsels are called "pedissequae", or "that walked at her feet", (1 Samuel 25:42) ; and with the Romans, in later times, servants were called a "pedibus" and "pedissequi" F4. This also is very artfully said, as if the present was not good enough for David, and worthy of his acceptance; might be agreeable to his men, and of service to them.


FOOTNOTES:

F4 Vid. Pignorium de Servis, p. 140, 248, 293.

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Bibliography Information
Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 25:27". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=1sa&chapter=025&verse=027>. 1999.