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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 16:1-6

It was a glorious day when the ark of God was safely lodged in the tent David had pitched for it. That good man had his heart much upon it, could not sleep contentedly till it was done, Ps. 132:4, 5. I. The circumstances of the ark were now, 1. Better than what they had been. It had been obscure in a country town, in the fields of the wood; now it was removed to a public place, to the royal city, where all might resort to it. It had been neglected, as a despised broken vessel; now it was... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 16:1-3

So they brought the ark of God ,.... What is contained in these three verses is the same with 2 Samuel 6:17 , see the notes there. See Gill on 2 Samuel 6:17 . See Gill on 2 Samuel 6:18 . See Gill on 2 Samuel 6:19 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 16:3

To every one a loaf of bread - A whole cake. A good piece of flesh; "the sixth part of an ox, and the sixth part of a hin of wine." - T. See 2 Samuel 6:18-20 ; see Jarchi also. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 16:1-3

EXPOSITION These three verses rather belong to the close of the last chapter, and they carry on the parallel of 2 Samuel 6:1-23 . in its 2 Samuel 6:17-19 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 16:3

Each little clause of this verse is replete with interest. The royal giver, who now dealt to every one of Israel , was, after all, but a channel; yes, and only one channel, through which the fulness and the bounty of the royal Giver of every good and perfect gift, of all good whatsoever, of all things necessary to life and godliness, are supplied to every one of his creature-subjects. But it is highest honour, as servant and instrument alone, to figure forth him in any way. The second little... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 16:1-3

1 Chronicles 16:1-3. So they brought back the ark of God For these three verses, see notes on 2 Samuel 6:17-19. A flagon of wine A draught of wine. Hiller and Waterland. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 16:1-7

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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 16:3

every one = every one, to a man. Hebrew. 'ish. App-14 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 1 Chronicles 16:3

1 Chronicles 16:3. A flagon of wine— A draught of wine. Hiller, p. 333. read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 16:3

3. flagon of wine—The two latter words are a supplement by our translators, and the former is, in other versions, rendered not a "flagon," but a "cake," a confection, as the Septuagint renders it, made of flour and honey. read more

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