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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 10:1-7

This account of Saul's death is the same with that which we had, 1 Sam. 31:1-13 We need not repeat the exposition of it. Only let us observe, 1. Princes sin and the people suffer for it. It was a bad time with Israel when they fled before the Philistines and fell down slain (1 Chron. 10:1), when they quitted their cities, and the Philistines came and dwelt in them, 1 Chron. 10:7. We do not find that they were at this time guilty of idolatry, as they had been before, in the days of the judges,... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 10:1

Now the Philistines fought against Israel - The reader will find the same history in almost the same words, in 1 Samuel 31:1-13 , to the notes on which he is referred for every thing important in this. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 10:1

EXPOSITION It is evident that the compiler of the Chronicles intended its history proper to begin substantially with the reign of David. Strictly, however, it opens with the last mournful chapter of the career of Saul and his sons, or of three out of the four ( 1 Chronicles 9:39 ) of them. The mention of Saul had been prepared for by the short preamble of his pedigree and family; and, in like manner, the way is paved for the introduction of the reign add deeds of David by the brief... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 10:1

The present chapter contains two facts not found in 1 Samuel 31:1-13 - the fastening of Saul’s head in the temple of Dagon 1 Chronicles 10:10, and the burial of his bones, and those of his sons, under an oak 1 Chronicles 10:12. Otherwise the narrative differs from 1 Samuel 31:1-13 only by being abbreviated (see especially 1 Chronicles 10:6-7, 1 Chronicles 10:11-12), and by having some moral reflections attached to it 1 Chronicles 10:13-14. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 10:1

1 Chronicles 10:1. The men of Israel fled Thus princes sin, and the people suffer for it. No doubt there was enough in them to deserve it. But that which divine justice had chiefly an eye to, was the sin of Saul. Great men should, in an especial manner, take heed of provoking God’s wrath. For if they kindle that fire, they know not how many may be consumed by it for their sakes. See notes on 1 Samuel 31:0. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 10:1-14

9:35-22:1 THE REIGN OF DAVIDEnd of the line of Saul (9:35-10:14)Saul is introduced by listing his genealogy once again (35-44). However, the Chronicler passes over the reign of Saul in silence, for his concern is with the dynasty of David. Saul’s death alone is recounted, since that was the means of bringing in the reign of David. It was also God’s judgment on Saul for his unfaithfulness and disobedience (10:1-14; see notes on 1 Samuel 31:1-13). read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 1 Chronicles 10:1

the Philistines fought. Compare 1 Samuel 31:1-6 and 2 Samuel 1:9 , 2 Samuel 1:10 . read more

James Burton Coffman

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 10:1

II. HISTORY OF DAVID'S REIGN (1 Chronicles 10-29)This chapter begins the record of the reign of David over all Israel, prefacing it with a brief account of Saul's death. (1000-960 B.C.)The balance of 1Chronicles is devoted to a review of the history of David, which falls into two parts. "1 Chronicles 10-20 have an account of his reign; and 1 Chronicles 21-29 give preparations for the building of the Temple and the orders and arrangements of those who would serve in it."[1]"Now the Philistines... read more

Robert Jamieson; A. R. Fausset; David Brown

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - 1 Chronicles 10:1

1. Now the Philistines fought against Israel—The details of this chapter have no relation to the preceding genealogies and seem to be inserted solely to introduce the narrative of David's elevation to the throne of the whole kingdom. The parallel between the books of Samuel and Chronicles commences with this chapter, which relates the issue of the fatal battle of Gilboa almost in the very same words as :-. read more

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