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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:8-17

This narrative of David's triumph over the Philistines is much the same with that, 2 Sam. 5:17-25 1. Let the attack which the Philistines made upon David forbid us to be secure in any settlement or advancement, and engage us to expect molestation in this world. When we are most easy something or other may come to be a terror or vexation to us. Christ's kingdom will thus be insulted by the serpent's seed, especially when it makes any advances. 2. Let David's enquiry of God, once and again, upon... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:9

Spread themselves . The root, פָשַׁט appears here for the נָטַש of the parallel place. So also again in 1 Chronicles 14:13 of this chapter. In the valley of Rephaim; i.e. of giants, though some translate "healers," and yet others "chiefs." Though not Canaanites, they once held portions of Canaan. Their origin is very uncertain. Kalisch thinks they were descendants of Japheth ( Genesis 14:5 ; Genesis 15:20 ; Deuteronomy 2:9-11 ; Deuteronomy 3:11 ). The "valley" was south of... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

A.M. 2961. B.C. 1043. David is confirmed in his kingdom, 1 Chronicles 14:1 , 1 Chronicles 14:2 . His wives and children, 1 Chronicles 14:3-7 . His victories over the Philistines, 1 Chronicles 14:8-17 . NOTES ON CHAPTER 14. 1 Chronicles 14:2. David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel By the remembrance of God’s promise, and his providence conspiring with it. For his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel But of this and the following... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

The ark comes to Jerusalem (13:1-16:7)David knew that part of the reason for Israel’s previous weakness was Saul’s lack of interest in its religious life. Even the ark of the covenant, symbol of God’s presence, lay forgotten in a country house. David set out to restore the ark to its rightful place at the centre of the nation’s religious life. In bringing the ark to Jerusalem, his aim was to make Jerusalem the religious, as well as the political, centre of Israel. But his plans suffered an... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

2. Restoring fellowship with Yahweh ch. 14God blessed David and his kingdom because David had honored God by seeking to bring the ark into Jerusalem. The Chronicler recorded three instances of divine blessing in this chapter. First, God gave David favor in the eyes of his neighbor allies. This resulted in his kingdom experiencing great honor in the ancient Near East (1 Chronicles 14:1-2). Second, God increased David’s personal fertility by giving him many children (1 Chronicles 14:3-7).A... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Chronicles 14:1-17

Hiram and David. David’s ChildrenThis chapter reproduces 2 Samuel 5:11-25 with some variations in the names of David’s children, and the additional fact that David burnt the idols of the Philistines.7. Beeliada] This name contains the title ’Baal,’ which, as has been already implied (see on 1 Chronicles 8:33), had at first an innocent sense. When, later, it contracted evil associations, the names in which it occurred underwent alterations, and for Beeliada was substituted the form ’Eliada’: 2... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 1 Chronicles 14:9

(9) And the Philistines came.—Now the Philistines had come. The narrative goes back to 1 Chronicles 14:8 a. The invaders had approached by another road than usual, and encamped in the valley of Rephaim (1 Chronicles 11:15).Spread themselves.—The chronicler has given an easier term than that used in Samuel. read more

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