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The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible

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1 Samuel 30:7

And David said to Abiathar the priest, Ahimelech's son
The son of Ahimelech, who was slain at Nob by the order of Saul, (1 Samuel 22:19) ; and Abiathar his son, who fled to David with the ephod, on the death of his father, (1 Samuel 22:20) , was now high priest in his room; and who it seems was with David when he went with Achish, and returned with him; for had he been left at Ziklag, he and his ephod, in all probability, had been carried off by the Amalekites, unless we can suppose him under the protection of a special providence: it is much David had not inquired of the Lord by him about his going with Achish; perhaps the present disaster brought to mind that neglect, and made him the more diligent now:

I pray thee, bring me hither the ephod;
not to put it on himself, but that the high priest might put it on, and inquire by it before him of the Lord:

and Abiathar brought thither the ephod to David;
for the sake of David, that inquiry might be made before him of the Lord by Urim and Thummim.

 


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The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible Modernised and adapted for the computer by Larry Pierce of Online Bible. All Rightes Reserved, Larry Pierce, Winterbourne, Ontario.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Samuel 30:7". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=1sa&chapter=030&verse=007>. 1999.

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