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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:1-7

We may observe here, 1. There is no man that has such a sufficiency in himself but he has need of his neighbours and has reason to be thankful for their help: David had a very large kingdom, Hiram a very little one; yet David could not build himself a house to his mind unless Hiram furnished him with both workmen and materials, 1 Chron. 14:1. This is a reason why we should despise none, but, as we have opportunity, be obliging to all. 2. It is a great satisfaction to a wise man to be settled,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:4-7

The names of his children which he had in Jerusalem . The names of the children born to David in Hebron are given in 1 Chronicles 3:1-4 . For a comparison of this list with that of 1 Chronicles 3:5-9 , see that place. It will be observed that the present list agrees with that of Samuel in respect of eleven names, and with 1 Chronicles 3:5-8 , so far as number goes, with all thirteen. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

A.M. 2961. B.C. 1043. David is confirmed in his kingdom, 1 Chronicles 14:1 , 1 Chronicles 14:2 . His wives and children, 1 Chronicles 14:3-7 . His victories over the Philistines, 1 Chronicles 14:8-17 . NOTES ON CHAPTER 14. 1 Chronicles 14:2. David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel By the remembrance of God’s promise, and his providence conspiring with it. For his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel But of this and the following... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

The ark comes to Jerusalem (13:1-16:7)David knew that part of the reason for Israel’s previous weakness was Saul’s lack of interest in its religious life. Even the ark of the covenant, symbol of God’s presence, lay forgotten in a country house. David set out to restore the ark to its rightful place at the centre of the nation’s religious life. In bringing the ark to Jerusalem, his aim was to make Jerusalem the religious, as well as the political, centre of Israel. But his plans suffered an... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

2. Restoring fellowship with Yahweh ch. 14God blessed David and his kingdom because David had honored God by seeking to bring the ark into Jerusalem. The Chronicler recorded three instances of divine blessing in this chapter. First, God gave David favor in the eyes of his neighbor allies. This resulted in his kingdom experiencing great honor in the ancient Near East (1 Chronicles 14:1-2). Second, God increased David’s personal fertility by giving him many children (1 Chronicles 14:3-7).A... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

Hiram and David. David’s ChildrenThis chapter reproduces 2 Samuel 5:11-25 with some variations in the names of David’s children, and the additional fact that David burnt the idols of the Philistines.7. Beeliada] This name contains the title ’Baal,’ which, as has been already implied (see on 1 Chronicles 8:33), had at first an innocent sense. When, later, it contracted evil associations, the names in which it occurred underwent alterations, and for Beeliada was substituted the form ’Eliada’: 2... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

DAVID1. HIS TRIBE AND DYNASTYKING and kingdom were so bound up in ancient life that an ideal for the one implied an ideal for the other: all distinction and glory possessed by either was shared by both. The tribe and kingdom of Judah were exalted by the fame of David and Solomon: but, on the other hand, a specially exalted position is accorded to David in the Old Testament because he is the representative of the people of Jehovah. David himself had been anointed by Divine command to be king of... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

4. David’s Increase and Blessing CHAPTER 14 1. Hiram (1 Chronicles 14:1-2 ) 2. David’s family (1 Chronicles 14:3-7 ) 3. The Philistines defeated (1 Chronicles 14:8-17 ) The reader is referred to 2 Samuel 5:11-16 for the comment on verses 1-7. Beeliada is called in 2 Samuel 5:16 Eliada. Beeliada was probably changed to Eliada. David’s great victory over the Philistines is also recorded in 2 Samuel 5:17-25 . He inquired of God and being permitted to go, he smote them at Baal-perazim,... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

DAVID ’S REIGN THE DOWNFALL OF SAUL (1 Chronicles 10:0 ) In reading this chapter with whose general contents we became familiar in 1 Samuel 31:0 , it is important to note the inspired comment at its close (1 Chronicles 10:13-14 ). DAVID’S HEROES (1 Chronicles 11-12) In the history of David in this book, the writer dwells chiefly on its prosperous side, passing over the rest as lightly as possible. His anointing at Hebron (1 Chronicles 11:1-3 ) reveals nothing of what we learned earlier of... read more

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