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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:24-43

We have here some of the genealogies of the tribe of Simeon (though it was not a tribe of great note), especially the princes of that tribe, 1 Chron. 4:38. Of this tribe it is said that they increased greatly, but not like the children of Judah, 1 Chron. 4:27. Those whom God increases ought to be thankful, though they see others that are more increased. Here observe, 1. The cities allotted them (1 Chron. 4:28), of which see Josh. 19:1-9 When it is said that they were theirs unto the reign of... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:42

And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men went to Mount Seir ,.... In the land of Edom: having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi ; these four captains are said, by the ancient Rabbins, to be of the tribe of Manasseh, as Kimchi observes; see 1 Chronicles 5:24 but as the five hundred they were at the head of were of the sons of Simeon, the captains, no doubt, were of the same race. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:42-43

These verses give the further exploits, with a view of settlement, of certain of the tribe of Simeon. And of them we should prefer to apply to those already mentioned ( 1 Chronicles 4:34-41 ), did the expression stand alone. But the following clause in apposition, of the sons of Simeon, seems intended to prevent the supposition that they are the Simeonites to whom alone allusion is made. Keil again ('Comm.,' in loc .) refers those intended to 1 Chronicles 4:27 , because he reads, for... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:1-43

Descendants of Judah and Simeon (2:1-4:43)Having listed the children of Jacob (Israel) starting with the eldest son Reuben, the writer immediately turns his attention to the tribe of Judah, the tribe that produced the dynasty of David (2:1-17). He traces the line of David first, then goes back to deal with a number of other important people in Judah and lists their descendants (18-55). On completing this, he returns to list the family of David (3:1-9), the descendants of David who reigned after... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 4:42

five hundred. If these could accomplish such things, what could not the whole of Israel have done? Compare 1 Chronicles 4:10 with 1 Chronicles 5:20 . read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 4:24-43

2. The family of Simeon 4:24-43The writer may have listed Simeon’s descendants next because the Simeonites shared the tribal territory God gave to Judah. The Judahites absorbed many of them through intermarriage shortly after settlement in the land. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 4:1-43

Genealogies (continued)This chapter enumerates further descendants of Judah, and the descendants of Simeon.1. Sons] rather, ’descendants.’ Carmi] probably an accidental substitution (from 1 Chronicles 5:3) for Chelubai or Caleb: see 1 Chronicles 2:9, 1 Chronicles 2:18. 2. Reaiah] the Haroeh of 1 Chronicles 2:52, whence the posterity of Shobal is continued.9. And his mother.. sorrow] better,’ though his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow’ (Heb. ozeb). The sorrow... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 4:42

(42) Went.—Or, had gone (marched). The time of this expedition to mount Seir is not expressed; but for that very reason it is likely to have been nearly contemporaneous with the events just described. The band of five hundred would seem to have belonged to the clans which had already smitten the Hamites. Neither Ishi (Yish’i) nor his sons are otherwise known. If a totally different expedition were intended, the expression, “and of them—of the sons of Simeon—five hundred men,” would be a... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - 1 Chronicles 4:1-43

The Prayer of Jabez. The Man 1 Chronicles 4:10 Here we have a very short biography of a very notable, character; there is no long preface to it, no long drawn-out description of what sort of man Jabez was, no flowery description of wonderful virtues and attainments, as are many biographies of Christian men which are too much shorn of the infirmities of the creature, and therefore too much dressed with human wisdom to be of very much use, although they seem to be very taking at times. I. His... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:1-43

NAMES1 Chronicles 1:1-54; 1 Chronicles 2:1-55; 1 Chronicles 3:1-24; 1 Chronicles 4:1-43; 1 Chronicles 5:1-26; 1 Chronicles 6:1-81; 1 Chronicles 7:1-40; 1 Chronicles 8:1-40; 1 Chronicles 9:1-44THE first nine chapters of Chronicles form, with a few slight exceptions, a continuous list of names. It is the largest extant collection of Hebrew names. Hence these chapters may be used as a text for the exposition of any spiritual significance to be derived from Hebrew names either individually or... read more

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