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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 17:16-27

We have here David's solemn address to God, in answer to the gracious message he had now received from him. By faith he receives the promises, embraces them, and is persuaded of them, as the patriarchs, Heb. 11:13. How humbly does he here abase himself, and acknowledge his own unworthiness! How highly does he advance the name of God and admire his condescending grace and favour! With what devout affections does he magnify the God of Israel and what a value has he for the Israel of God! With... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 17:16-27

These verses contain David's response to the gracious communication which had been made to him, and thanksgivings for the promise made to him as regards his seed. His appreciation of the contents of that promise is expressed in a manner which would seem to indicate that he was not altogether untaught, even then, by the Spirit of some of the deeper significance of the far-reaching promise. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 17:18

Thy servant . The Septuagint Version has not got these words on their first occurrence. They may have found their way in wrongfully out of the next clause. They are not found in the parallel place. If they remain, they can mean nothing else than "How can David further acknowledge the honour conferred on thy servant,"—a sense by no means far-fetched. read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 17:18

For the honor of thy servant - i. e., “for the honor which Thou hast done for Thy servant.” The Septuagint omits “Thy servant,” and renders it: “What can David say more to Thee to glorify Thee? For Thou knowest,” etc. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 17:18-19

1 Chronicles 17:18-19. For the honour of thy servant The honour God puts upon his servants, by taking them into covenant and communion with himself, is so great, that they need not, they cannot desire to be more highly honoured. Servant’s sake In 2 Samuel 7:21, it is, for thy word’s sake, for the sake of thy promise made to thy servant. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 17:1-27

Plans for a permanent house (16:37-17:27)On being brought to Jerusalem, the ark had been placed in a tent that David prepared for it (see v. 1). David appointed temple servants to remain with the ark to guide the worship, apparently under the direction of the senior priest, Abiathar. The other chief priest, Zadok, was in charge of the worship at the tabernacle, which was still at Gibeon (37-43).One reason why David did not shift the tabernacle from Gibeon was that he was planning to build a... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 17:1-30

E. God’s Covenant Promises to David chs. 17-29The dominating theme in 1 Chronicles is the Davidic Covenant, the receiving of which was the most important event in David’s life. God promised to give him an eternal kingdom, and He formalized that promise by making a covenant with him. The writer repeated three times that David’s descendants would be God’s instruments for bringing salvation to the nations.The Chronicler referred to the Davidic Covenant seven times in his book (1 Chronicles... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 17:16-27

David’s response to God’s promises 17:16-27David manifested attitudes of humility (1 Chronicles 17:16) and trust (1 Chronicles 17:27) in his prayer. Most of what he prayed was thanksgiving for what God had promised (1 Chronicles 17:20-27)."The erection of the temple was an assertion of the divine control over the political and religious life of the state (1 Chronicles 17:22)." [Note: Thompson, p. 145.] David’s response was a model for the returned exiles, and it is for us. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 17:1-27

David’s desire to build the Temple disallowedThis chapter is almost identical with 2 Samuel 7:1-29. 17. Hast regarded me.. degree] i.e. hast treated me with great distinction. read more

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