1 Samuel 26:6

6 “Who will volunteer to go in there with me?” David asked Ahimelech the Hittite and Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother. “I’ll go with you,” Abishai replied.

1 Samuel 26:6 Meaning and Commentary

1 Samuel 26:6

Then answered David
Or addressed himself to the two following persons:

and said to Ahimelech the Hittite;
who was either an Hittite by birth, but was become a proselyte, or he was an Israelite that had dwelt among the Hittites, and so had this name given him; the former seems most probable; some say F11 this was Uriah the Hittite:

and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab;
Zeruiah was the sister of David, ( 1 Chronicles 2:15 1 Chronicles 2:16 ) ; and these were two sons of hers, who very probably joined David at the cave of Adullam, ( 1 Samuel 22:1 ) ;

saying, who will go down with me to Saul to the camp?
that is, which of you two?

and Abishai said, I will go down with thee;
the other being timorous, or Abishai being most forward spoke first.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Hieron. Trad. Heb. in lib. Reg. fol. 76. M.

1 Samuel 26:6 In-Context

4 he sent out spies to verify the report of Saul’s arrival.
5 David slipped over to Saul’s camp one night to look around. Saul and Abner son of Ner, the commander of his army, were sleeping inside a ring formed by the slumbering warriors.
6 “Who will volunteer to go in there with me?” David asked Ahimelech the Hittite and Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab’s brother. “I’ll go with you,” Abishai replied.
7 So David and Abishai went right into Saul’s camp and found him asleep, with his spear stuck in the ground beside his head. Abner and the soldiers were lying asleep around him.
8 “God has surely handed your enemy over to you this time!” Abishai whispered to David. “Let me pin him to the ground with one thrust of the spear; I won’t need to strike twice!”