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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 22:12

Only the Lord give thee wisdom and understanding ,.... To manage and conduct an affair of such importance, as well as to govern the people, as follows: and give thee charge concerning Israel; or, when he gives , commits the charge of them to thee, sets thee king over them: that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord thy God ; have wisdom and understanding to do that, and make that the rule of all thine actions, private and public, in thine own house, in the house of God, and in all... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 22:12

The father's prayer for the son, and in his hearing, will have often recurred to the memory of Solomon, and may have been the germ of the son's own prayer, which "pleased the Lord" ( 1 Kings 3:5-14 ; 2 Chronicles 1:7-12 ). 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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 22:12

give thee wisdom. This was Solomon's prayer in 1 Kings 3:5-15 . the law The whole Levitical code. read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 22:12

DAVID'S FURTHER CHARGE TO SOLOMON"Only Jehovah give thee discretion and understanding, and give the charge concerning Israel; that so thou mayest keep the law of Jehovah thy God. Then shalt thou prosper, if thou observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Jehovah charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong and of good courage; fear not, neither be dismayed. Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Jehovah a hundred thousand talents of gold, and a thousand... 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

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