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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 28:11-21

As for the general charge that David gave his son to seek God and serve him, the book of the law was, in that, his only rule, and there needed no other; but, in building the temple, David was now to give him three things:?1. A model of the building, because it was to be such a building as neither he nor his architects ever saw. Moses had a pattern of the tabernacle shown him in the mount (Heb. 8:5), so had David of the temple, by the immediate hand of God upon him, 1 Chron. 28:19. It was given... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to Solomon his son, be strong, and of good courage, and do it ,.... See Gill on 1 Chronicles 28:10 . fear not, nor be dismayed ; that thou shalt meet with any opposition in the work, or not be able to finish it for want of materials and workmen, or money to pay them: for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee ; to guide and direct, prosper and succeed; the Targum is,"the Word of the Lord God, my God, will be thy help:" he will not fail thee, nor forsake... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 28:20

The Lord God - my God , will be with thee - "The Word of the Lord my God will be thy assistant." - T. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 28:20

David in this verse enlarges upon the certainty of God's faithful steady presence with Solomon and support of his work to the end. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 28:20-21

These verses, as above seen, continue and close David's urgent and last exhortation to Solomon. He has now done with admonition and urgent appeal, but he offers prayer for him ( 1 Chronicles 29:19 ). read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 28:20

1 Chronicles 28:20. The Lord, even my God, will be with thee He whom I have chosen and served, who has all along been with me, and prospered me. I recommend thee to him; he will be with thee, to strengthen, direct, and prosper thee. The God that owned our fathers, and carried them through the services of their day, will, in like manner, if we are faithful to him, go along with us in our day, and will never fail us. God never leaves any, unless they first leave him. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 28:1-21

Solomon presented to the people (28:1-29:30)David had been forced to appoint Solomon as king hastily when he learnt that another son, Adonijah, was plotting to seize the throne for himself (see notes on 1 Kings 1:5-53). That very unceremonious anointing of Solomon was followed soon after by a second anointing, this time with full religious and regal ceremony (see 29:22). This second occasion is the one that the Chronicler refers to here. David presented Solomon to the people as the one who, by... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 28:20

Be strong, and of a good courage. See note on Deuteronomy 31:7 . He will not fail thee. See notes on Deuteronomy 4:31 ; Deuteronomy 31:6 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 28:20

DAVID'S ADMONITION FOR SOLOMON"And David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed; for Jehovah God, even my God is with thee; he will not fail thee, or forsake thee, until all the work for the service of the house of Jehovah be finished. And, behold, there are the courses of the priests and the Levites, for all the service of the house of God: and there shall be with thee in all manner of work every willing man that hath skill for any manner... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 28:20

20. Be strong and of good courage—The address begun in :- is resumed and concluded in the same strain. read more

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