But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.
1. Sad providences in the loss of dearest friends may befall the saints when they are in duty with God.
2. Parents' friends should be dear unto, and accepted with their children also, especially gracious ones (Proverbs 27:10).
3. Death and burial are the events of providence unto the holiest and the oldest and dearest friends.
4. Burial places are of natural and not religious consideration, any fit place pointed out by providence.
5. Old gracious friends, as they live desired, so they die lamented.
6. Lamentations for good old friends, deceased, is a duty beseeming God's church, yet not without hope.
7. Saints mourn for the loss of friends for goodness sake, not for gain. Jacob had no gain by Deborah.
8. Monuments of said providences, and lamentations over them, are not unbeseeming saints to make.
(G. Hughes, B. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But Deborah Rebekah's nurse died, and she was buried beneath Bethel under an oak: and the name of it was called Allonbachuth.