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Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 4:43

(43) The rest of the Amalekites that were escaped.—Literally, the remnant of the survivors (pelêtâh, an abstract collective word) belonging to Amalek. These Amalekites are usually supposed to have been some who had taken refuge in Seir from Saul and David’s exterminating wars (1 Samuel 14:48; 1 Samuel 15:7; 2 Samuel 8:12. Comp. 1 Chronicles 1:36, where Amalek appears as a partly Edomite stock.) 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

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 1 Chronicles 4:24-43

3. Simeon, Reuben, Gad, and Manasseh CHAPTERS 4:24-5:26 1. The sons of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:24-43 ) 2. The sons of Reuben (1 Chronicles 5:1-10 ) 3. The children of Gad and half Manasseh (1 Chronicles 5:11-26 ) The account of the Simeonites is interesting. Some of their families had increased so much that they had no pasture for their flocks. Some went then to Gedor and found fat pasture and quietness. Others went to Mount Seir, and five hundred of them smote the Amalekites. Reuben was... read more

John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - 1 Chronicles 4:43

4:43 And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were {m} escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.(m) And were not slain by Saul and David. read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:1-43

GENEALOGIES AND PEDIGREES INTRODUCTION With this begins the study of those historical books of the Old Testament written shortly after the return from the Babylonian captivity, the remainder of the series including 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. “Chronicles” means “diaries” or “journal,” and the books recapitulate sacred history from the time of Adam, in which the earlier books of the Old Testament are drawn upon and occasionally supplemented. The Holy Spirit, who is the real... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 1 Chronicles 4:1-43

Some Familiar Names Jabez Caleb 1 Chronicles 4:0 In this chapter we find a compilation of scattered and broken notices, relating to the families or clans of Judah, with references to their settlements and increase at a time which is not specifically determined; this section is first of all a supplement to the account of Judah already given in the first, second, and third chapters, and is also an instalment of the similar survey of the other tribes, which is given in the fourth chapter, from... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:24-43

The descendants of Simeon occupy the history of these verses with an account of the places of their settlement. The genealogy of this tribe was considered of sufficient importance in the register of families, to be faithfully preserved. For though our Lord did not spring from Simeon; yet perhaps to avoid contention in this tribe, it was highly proper to settle it in this manner. read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:43

REFLECTIONS READER! it is a sweet thought, in the contemplation of what is here recorded of the tribes of Judah and of Simeon, to recollect that God is the God of all the families of Israel, both then, and now, and forever. Yes, blessed Lord God, Jehovah, thou hast loved with an everlasting love, and thou changest not; therefore it is, the sons of Jacob are not consumed. And oh! how glorious is it, to see the eternal security of this love founded in the person, and established in the perfect... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 4:43

Escape the arms of Saul, or of David. (Du Hamel) --- Day. It seems, therefore, that they escaped captivity, having abandoned their own country; or this was taken from a record, which had been made before that event, and is here inserted by Esdras; though, when he wrote, these Simeonites might have experienced the fate of their brethren, who were led captives in the 6th year of Ezechias. (Haydock) read more

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