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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 22:6-16

Though Solomon was young and tender, he was capable of receiving instructions, which his father accordingly gave him, concerning the work for which he was designed. When David came to the throne he had many things to do, for the foundations were all out of course; but Solomon had only one thing in charge, and that was to build a house for the Lord God of Israel, 1 Chron. 22:6. Now, I. David tells him why he did not do it himself. It was in his mind to do it (1 Chron. 22:7), but God forbade... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 22:10

He shall build an house for my name ,.... For the worship of God, and for his honour and glory: and he shall be my son, and I will be his father ; see 2 Samuel 7:13 and which is applied to Christ, Hebrews 1:5 . and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel forever ; that is, for a long time in his posterity; and which will have its fulfilment in Christ, his antitype, in the utmost sense of the expression, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his throne for... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 22:10

The substance of this verse is found also in Nathan's language ( 1 Chronicles 17:12 , 1 Chronicles 17:13 ; 2 Samuel 7:13 , 2 Samuel 7:14 ). read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 22:2-19

22:2-29:30 PREPARATIONS FOR THE TEMPLEDavid’s encouragement to Solomon (22:2-19)God’s purpose was that Solomon, not David, should build the temple. Although David understood the reason for this and accepted it humbly, he did all he could to help Solomon in his task. He gathered construction materials in great quantities, and put all foreigners in Israel to work preparing the stones for building (2-5). Most importantly, he encouraged Solomon to seek wisdom from God and obey his commandments, so... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 22:1-19

Preparations for temple construction ch. 22This chapter is unique to Chronicles. It records David’s plans to assemble building materials and workers for the construction of the temple. He instructed Solomon carefully in what God had promised so his son would carry out the work as God wanted it done (1 Chronicles 22:5-13). This is the first of three speeches by David that the Chronicler recorded: 1 Chronicles 22:2-19; 1 Chronicles 28:1-21; and 1 Chronicles 29:1-9.The writer provided another... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 22:1-34

2. The second account of God’s promises to David chs. 22-27In this group of chapters we have David’s preparations for the fulfillment of those aspects of the covenant that extended beyond his reign. We can see David’s belief that God would fulfill the rest of His promises in the ways he prepared for their fulfillment. He prepared in two ways: by gathering materials for the construction of the temple (ch. 22), and by appointing the officials who would guide Israel after his death (chs.... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 22:1-19

David’s Preparations for the building of the TempleThis chapter is supplementary to the narrative in the earlier books, its contents coming chronologically between 2 Samuel 24 and 1 Kings 1.1. This is the house] This v. connects with 1 Chronicles 21:28 (1 Chronicles 21:29-30 being parenthetical). 2. The strangers] i.e. the non-Israelite population, who were employed in forced labour upon his building projects: 2 Chronicles 2:17.9. Solomon.. peace] Heb. Shelômôh.. Shalôm. Peace was the ideal... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 22:6-16

(6-16) David gives formal charge to Solomon to build the Temple. read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 22:10

(10) He shall build an house.—Comp. 1 Chronicles 17:0; parts of 1 Chronicles 22:11-13 are here repeated. (See the Notes there.) read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - 1 Chronicles 22:1-19

Cathedrals Their Use and Abuse 1 Chronicles 22:5 This may be regarded as an utterance not so much prompted by any direct inspiration, as of the instinct of the religious nature that is in man. The most 'magnificent' buildings in the world are those that are or have been connected with religion pagodas, mosques, temples, minsters. I. The first Christians, those of whom we read in the Acts of the Apostles and in the Epistles of St. Paul with their surrounding difficulties of poverty or... read more

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