dry. (1.) For Jabesh-Gilead (1 Sam. 11:3,9,10). (2.) The father of Shallum (2 Kings 15:10, 13, 14), who usurped the throne of Israel on the death of Zachariah.
So he passed over Jordan, and proceeded in marching all that night, thirty furlongs, and came to jabesh before sun-rising.
So the messengers went and told the men of jabesh, and they were glad.
David's prayer for the men of jabesh was an enlightened benediction: "God show you kindness and truth."
He was willing to let the men of jabesh off with the loss of one eye only.
The messengers came and told the men of jabesh; and they were glad.
And the messengers came and told the men of jabesh; and they were glad.
Therefore the men of jabesh said, "To-morrow we will come out unto you, and ye shall do with us all that seemeth good unto you."
Then they took their bones and buried them under the oak-tree in jabesh and ate no food for seven days.
No voice suggested that the people of jabesh may have been more cautious than the rest, not less faithful to the law of God.
The Ammonites encamped before jabesh in Gilead, and the inhabitants were ready to submit.