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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 27:16-34

We have here an account, I. Of the princes of the tribes. Something of the ancient order instituted by Moses in the wilderness was still kept up, that every tribe should have its prince or chief. It is probable that it was kept up all along, either by election or by succession, in the same family; and those are here named who were found in that office when this account was taken. Elihu, or Eliab, who was prince of Judah, was the eldest son of Jesse, and descended in a right line from Nahshon... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 27:25-34

And over the king's treasures was Azmaveth the son of Adiel ,.... The historian here proceeds to relate who were employed in the economical and civil affairs of David; and the first mentioned is the lord of his treasury, who had the care of his gold and silver brought into his exchequer, either by a levy on his own people, or by the tribute of others: Jehonathan the son of Uzziah had the care of the storehouses, in which were laid up what the fields, cities, villages, and castles that... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 27:32-34

These verses contain the names of seven men of high position, and who were, at all events, important enough, in one respect or another, for this closing special mention. 1 . Jonathan and Ahithophel are singled out as counsellors ( יוֹעֵץ ) of the king. 2 . Hushai the Archite is mentioned as the companion ( רֵעַ ) of the king. 3. Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar are mentioned as standing in a similar relation of counsellors to the king with Ahithophel, but after... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 27:33

For Hushai the Archite , see 2 Samuel 15:32 , 2 Samuel 15:37 ; 2 Samuel 16:16 ; 2 Samuel 17:14 , 2 Samuel 17:15 . read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 27:32-34

A list - supplemental in character - of some chief officers of David, not mentioned before. The list cannot belong to a very late part of David’s reign, since it contains the name of Ahithophel, who killed himself during Absalom’s rebellion 2 Samuel 17:23.1 Chronicles 27:33Was the king’s companion - or, “king’s friend,” as in 1 Kings 4:5. Compare also 2 Samuel 16:17.1 Chronicles 27:34After Ahithophel - i. e., next in counsel to Ahithophel: inferior to him, but superior to all others. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 27:33-34

1 Chronicles 27:33-34. Ahithophel was the king’s counsellor The person whose counsel, in matters of state, the king most prized and followed. Hushai was the king’s companion Or his friend, (2 Samuel 15:37,) the person whom he trusted with his secrets, and whose conversation was most pleasant and acceptable to him. Observe, a cunning man was his counsellor: but an honest man was his friend. After Ahithophel After his death, these were his chief counsellors. Much of the wisdom of princes... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 27:1-34

Military and civilian leaders (27:1-34)In contrast to the detail that the writer gives in the lists of the Levites, there is only a brief summary of David’s military and civil leaders. Each month 24,000 men were required to do one month’s military service. The twelve commanding officers (who took turns at commanding this fighting force, one month at a time) all belonged to David’s group of ‘mighty men’ (27:1-15; see 11:10-47). Three other lists name the leaders of Israel’s tribes (16-24), the... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 27:1-34

Preparations for governmental order ch. 27David also organized his army (1 Chronicles 27:1-15), Israel’s tribal leaders (1 Chronicles 27:16-24), his administrators (1 Chronicles 27:25-31), and his counselors and advisers (1 Chronicles 27:32-34). He did all this to ensure future stability so what God had promised could happen without unnecessary opposition or confusion. Again the writer mentioned 12 tribes, but in this list these included Levi and the two halves of Manasseh. He omitted Gad and... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 27:1-34

Particulars respecting various Military OfficersThis c., as distinguished from the four preceding chapters which describe David’s ecclesiastical officials, relates to his secular officers.1. Which came.. out] i.e. relieved each other in turn: cp. 2 Chronicles 23:8. For particulars concerning several of the officers mentioned in the following vv. see 1 Chronicles 11. 3. Of the children, etc.] Rv’He was of the children of Perez, the chief of,’ etc. 4. Dodai] The words ’Eleazar son of’ have been... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 27:32-34

IV.—DAVID’S PRIVY COUNCIL 1 Chronicles 27:32-34).(32) Also Jonathan David’s uncle was a counsellor.—A son of David’s brother Shimeah was named Jonathan (1 Chronicles 20:7; 2 Samuel 21:21). Nothing further is known of the present Jonathan than what is here related.A wise man, and a scribe.—Rather, a sage and a scholar was he. The word rendered “scribe” (sôphçr) usually answers to the γραμματὲυς of the New Testament, and so the LXX. gives it here. We may remember that in the rude epochs of... read more

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