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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 4:43

And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped ,.... That escaped the sword of Saul; though, according to the Jews F14 Midrash Esther, fol. 93. 4. , 100,000 of them were slain by him in one day; and of the sword of David, though he is said not to leave man or woman alive, 1 Samuel 27:8 . and dwelt there unto this day ; in the cities of the Amalekites, even of the posterity of the above; who were some of the remnant of Israel, that were not carried away by the king of... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 4:43

They smote the rest of the Amalekites - Those who had escaped in the war which Saul made against them, (see 1 Samuel 14:48 ;), and from David, who had attacked them afterwards, 2 Samuel 8:12 . The expedition of the Simeonites mentioned here, against Gedor and Seir, was in the days of Hezekiah; and, as Calmet conjectures, near about the time of the captivity of the ten tribes, when the remnant of Simeon would feel themselves obliged to retire more southward, into Arabia... 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

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 4:43

Unto this day - These words are probably taken from the record which the writer of Chronicles had before him, and do not imply that the Simeonites remained undisturbed in their conquests until after the return from the captivity. So 1 Chronicles 4:41. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 4:43

1 Chronicles 4:43. They smote the rest of the Amalekites Not destroyed by Saul, or David, or his successors. That dwelt there unto this day Until the Babylonish captivity, or the time next after it, when these books were written. For, although the main body of the tribe of Simeon, dwelling in Canaan, were carried into captivity, yet this small remnant of them, having removed their dwellings, and being planted In mount Seir, which lay southward from Judah, might possibly be continued and... 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 4:43

the rest of the Amalekites. Not all destroyed in 1 Samuel 15:8 . A number survived. Compare 1 Samuel 27:8 ; 1Sa 30:1 . 2 Samuel 8:12 .Esther 3:1 . See note on Exodus 17:16 . unto this day. Evidently not disturbed by the king of Babylon in the deportation of Israel. 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

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