New International Version
Then Saul sent the men back to see David and told them, "Bring him up to me in his bed so that I may kill him."
King James Bible
And Saul sent the messengers again to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may slay him.
Darby Bible Translation
And Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may put him to death.
World English Bible
Saul sent the messengers to see David, saying, "Bring him up to me in the bed, that I may kill him."
Young's Literal Translation
And Saul sendeth the messengers to see David, saying, 'Bring him up in the bed unto me,' -- to put him to death.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Michal took an image - את התרפים eth hatteraphim, the teraphim. The Hebrew word appears to mean any kind of image, in any kind of form, as a representative of some reality. Here it must have been something in the human form; because it was intended to represent a man lying in bed indisposed.
A pillow of goats' hair - Perhaps she formed the appearance of a sick man's head muffled up by this pillow or bag of goats' hair. So I think the original might be understood. The goats' hair was merely accidental; unless we could suppose that it was designed to represent the hair of David's head, which is not improbable.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Bring him. The eastern beds consist merely of two thick cotton quilts, one of which, folded double, serves as a mattress, the other as a covering. Such seems to have been the bed of David, which could easily have been carried, with himself in it, to the presence of Saul.
LibraryThe Exile Continued.
"So David fled, and escaped and came to Samuel to Ramah, and told him all that Saul had done unto him. And he and Samuel went and dwelt in Naioth" (1 Sam. xix. 18)--or, as the word probably means, in the collection of students' dwellings, inhabited by the sons of the prophets, where possibly there may have been some kind of right of sanctuary. Driven thence by Saul's following him, and having had one last sorrowful hour of Jonathan's companionship--the last but one on earth--he fled to Nob, whither …
Alexander Maclaren—The Life of David
1 Samuel 19:14
When Saul sent the men to capture David, Michal said, "He is ill."
1 Samuel 19:16
But when the men entered, there was the idol in the bed, and at the head was some goats' hair.
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