Then answered one of the people, and said, Your father straightly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eats any food this day. And the people were faint.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)Then answered one of the people.—Most probably, in reply to Jonathan’s pointing out the plentiful supply of honey, and inviting the soldiers near him to refresh themselves with it. The words “and the people were faint,” at the close of the verse, should be rendered, and the people are faint; they were part of the speech of the soldier who was telling Jonathan of his father’s rash oath.One of the people, who came along with Saul, whose forces were now united with Jonathan’s.
thy father straitly charged the people with an oath; gave them a strict charge, with an oath or imprecation annexed to it:
saying, cursed be the man that eateth any food this day; that is, until the evening, as in 1 Samuel 14:24.
and the people were faint; which is either the observation of the writer of the book; or it may be the words of the man, imputing the faintness of the people to this adjuration of Saul restraining them from food; or as taking notice how strictly the people observed it, though they were hungry, faint, and weary.Then answered one of the people, and said, Thy father straitly charged the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)28. straitly] i.e. strictly. Cp. Exodus 13:19; Joshua 6:1.
And the people were faint] Better, and the people are faint, or weary: words of the speaker, not a comment by the historian.Verse 28. - And the people were faint. There is great diversity of opinion whether this be part or not of the speech of the man who informed Jonathan of the oath forced on the people by Saul. It makes, perhaps, the better sense if regarded as the continuation of the history, and inserted to justify Jonathan's disapproval of his father's hasty command. The fight rendering is were weary, as in the margin and Judges 4:21. 1 Samuel 14:22).
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