1 Samuel 14:49

49 1Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchi-shua. And the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn was 2Merab, and the name of the younger Michal.

1 Samuel 14:49 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 14:49

And the sons of Saul were Jonathan
Who seems to be his firstborn, of whom, his valour and success, we read in this and the preceding chapter:

and Ishui;
the same with Abinadab, ( 1 Chronicles 8:33 ) ( 9:39 ) for he had two names:

and Melchishua;
and besides these three there was another, whose name was Ishbosheth, sometimes called Eshbaal, ( 2 Samuel 2:8 ) ( 1 Chronicles 8:33 ) who succeeded him in the kingdom; for which reason Abarbinel thinks he is not mentioned here, because he was a king; though it is generally supposed the reason why these only are named is, because they went out to war with him, and died with him, but this did not; he had other children by a concubine, or secondary wife, whose name was Rizpah, not mentioned here, ( 2 Samuel 21:8 ) ,

and the names of his two daughters were these, the name of the
firstborn Merab;
who was afterwards married to Adriel the Meholathite, ( 1 Samuel 18:19 ) and the name of the younger Michal; who became the wife of David, ( 1 Samuel 18:27 ) .

1 Samuel 14:49 In-Context

47 When Saul had taken the kingship over Israel, he fought against all his enemies on every side, against Moab, against the Ammonites, against Edom, against the kings of Zobah, and against the Philistines. Wherever he turned he routed them.
48 And he did valiantly and struck the Amalekites and delivered Israel out of the hands of those who plundered them.
49 Now the sons of Saul were Jonathan, Ishvi, and Malchi-shua. And the names of his two daughters were these: the name of the firstborn was Merab, and the name of the younger Michal.
50 And the name of Saul's wife was Ahinoam the daughter of Ahimaaz. And the name of the commander of his army was Abner the son of Ner, Saul's uncle.
51 Kish was the father of Saul, and Ner the father of Abner was the son of Abiel.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [1 Samuel 31:2; 2 Samuel 2:8-10; 1 Chronicles 8:33; 1 Chronicles 9:39]
  • 2. 1 Samuel 18:17, 19