Treasury of Scripture
Then your handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD your God will be with you.
comfortable [heb] for rest
as an angel This is very much like the hyperbolical language which is addressed by the Hindoos to an European when they desire to obtain something from him: `Saheb,' they say, `can do every thing. No one can prevent the execution of Saheb's commands. Saheb is God.' Though the expression may be imputed to the hyperbolical genius of these countries, yet there was, perhaps, more of real persuasion than we are apt to suppose. Sir John Chardin states, that having found fault with the king of Persia's valuation of a rich trinket, the grand master told him that if a Persian had dared to have done such a thing, it would have been as much as his life was worth. `Know,' said he, `that the kings of Persia have a general and full knowledge of matters, as sure as it is extensive; and that, equally in the greatest and smallest things, there is nothing more just and sure than what they pronounce.'
2 Samuel 14:20 To fetch about this form of speech has your servant Joab done this thing: and my lord is wise...
2 Samuel 19:27 And he has slandered your servant to my lord the king; but my lord the king is as an angel of God...
1 Samuel 29:9 And Achish answered and said to David, I know that you are good in my sight, as an angel of God...
Proverbs 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
Proverbs 29:5 A man that flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet.
to discern [heb] to hear
1 Kings 3:9,28 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...
Job 6:30 Is there iniquity in my tongue? cannot my taste discern perverse things?
1 Corinthians 2:14,15 But the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness to him: neither can he know them...
Hebrews 5:14 But strong meat belongs to them that are of full age...
Strong's ConcordanceThen thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so [is] my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee.
Topical BibleAngel Bad Bondmaid Bring Comfort Comfortable Comforting Discern Discerning Ease Evil Handmaid Hearing Maidservant Maid-servant Messenger Peace Please Rest Says Servant Understand
2 Samuel Chapter 14 Verse 17
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OT History: 2 Samuel 14:17 Then your handmaid said Please let (2Sa iiSam 2 Sam ii sam)