1 Samuel 20:30
Saul's: Job 5:2, Pro 14:29, Pro 19:12, Pro 19:19, Pro 21:24, Pro 25:28, Pro 27:3, Jam 1:19, Jam 1:20 Thou: etc. or, Thou perverse rebel, Heb. Son of perverse rebellion, Pro 15:2, Pro 21:24, Mat 5:22, Eph 4:31, Eph 6:4 and unto the: This reflection on the mother of Jonathan, by the passionate monarch, reflects more dishonour on himself than on his brave and noble minded son. Mungo Park gives an instance of the prevalence of the same principles in Africa; for he says, "Maternal affection is every where conspicuous among the Africans, and creates a correspondent return of tenderness in the child. Strike me,' said my attendant, but do not curse my mother.' I found the same sentiment to prevail universally in all parts of Africa." King Saul, unable to villify Jonathan to his own satisfaction by personal reproaches, outstepped the ordinary abuse of his day, and proceeded to that which was designed to produce unusual vexation, and vented the bitterness of his mind by maligning the character of his own wife and Jonathan's mother. Reciprocal: 1Sa 20:10 - answer thee 1Sa 22:7 - the son of Jesse 1Sa 22:8 - that my son 1Sa 24:20 - I know well 1Sa 25:10 - Who is David 1Ki 12:13 - answered 2Ch 10:16 - the son Psa 120:6 - soul Psa 124:3 - their wrath Pro 12:16 - fool's Pro 18:3 - General Dan 3:13 - in his Mat 1:6 - Jesse