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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 11:10-47

We have here an account of David's worthies, the great men of his time that served him and were preferred by him. The first edition of this catalogue we had, 2 Sam. 23:8-39 This is much the same, only that those named here from 1 Chron. 11:41-47 to the end are added. Observe, I. The connexion of this catalogue with that which is said concerning David, 1 Chron. 11:9. 1. David waxed greater and greater, and these were his mighty men. Much of the strength and honour of great men is borrowed from... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 11:26-41

These verses correspond with 1 Chronicles 11:24-39 in 2 Samuel 23:1-39 ; and with them the subject ends there, though not here. The list announced here as comprising "the valiant men of the armies," is unannounced there, but, beginning with the same name, Asahel , it calls him "one of the thirty," and suggests the inference that those who follow will make up the rest. The number that follows (coinciding in this respect strictly with our list here) is itself thirty, which, though one too... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 11:26

etc. The list of names here given corresponds generally with that in 2 Samuel 23:24-39, but presents several remarkable differences.(1) the number in Chronicles is 47; the number in Samuel is 31.(2) Four names in the list of Chronicles are not in Samuel.(3) five names in Samuel are not in Chronicles.(4) many of the other names, both personal and local, vary in the two lists.It is quite possible that the two lists varied to some extent originally. The writer of Chronicles distinctly states that... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 11:1-47

David made king (11:1-12:40)It seems clear that the writer of Chronicles assumes that his readers have already read the books of Samuel and Kings. (In this commentary also it is assumed that the reader has read these books. For further details see notes and maps at the relevant places in Samuel and Kings, and the appendix at the end of Chronicles.)In view of his readers’ assumed knowledge, the Chronicler makes no attempt to record events that have little to do with his central purpose. For... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 11:26

valiant men. Hebrew. gibbor. App-14 . The list contains several non- Israelites. Compare Psalms 18:43 , Psalms 18:44 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 11:26

"Also the mighty men of the armies: Asahel the brother of Joab, Elhanan the son of Dodo of Bethlehem, Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite, Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite, Abiezer the Anathothite, Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite, Maharai the Netophathite, Heled the son of Baanah the Netophathite, Ithai the son of Ribai of Gibeah of the children of Benjamin, Benaiah the Pirathonite, Hurai of the brooks of Gaash, Abiel the Arbathite, Azmaveth the Baharumite, Eliahba the... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 11:26

26. Also the valiant men of the armies—This was the third degree of military rank, and Asahel was their chief; the names of few of those mentioned are historically known. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 11:10-40

C. David’s Mighty Men 11:10-12:40This list of great warriors reflects the greatness of David. People know something about a man or woman by the company he or she keeps. The writer identified three groups: the chiefs among David’s mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:10-25), the mighty men in David’s army (1 Chronicles 11:26-47), and the mighty men who joined David at Ziklag (ch. 12).There are several discrepancies between the numbers in Chronicles and those in parallel passages in Samuel, Kings, and... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 11:1-47

David’s Coronation at Hebron and his Capture of ZionThe writer, though mentioning David’s crowning at Hebron, omits all description of his 7 years’ reign there, and in this chapter unites with some variations and additions two sections of 2 S, viz. 2 Samuel 5:1-10 and 2 Samuel 23:8-39.6. So Joab, etc.] This is an addition to the account in 2 Samuel 5:8.10. Strengthened themselves] better, ’exerted themselves.’11. The chief of the captains] another reading is ’chief of the thirty’: cp. 1... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 11:10-44

(10-44) X list of the warriors who helped David to win and maintain his kingdom. This catalogue answers to that of 2 Samuel 23:8-39, which, however, breaks off with Uriah the Hittite; whereas our text communicates sixteen additional names. This fact proves that the chronicler had either a fuller source, or a different recension of Samuel. The numerous variant spellings are in general mistakes of transcription. read more

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