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Bible Commentaries

Adam Clarke Commentary

1 Chronicles 14

Verse 1

CHAPTER XIV

Hiram sends artificers and materials to David, to build him a

house, 1, 2.

David's wives and children, 3-7.

He defeats the Philistines in two battles: one in the valley of

Rephaim, 8-12;

and the other at Gibeon and Gazer, 13-16.

His fame goes out into all the surrounding nations, 17.

NOTES ON CHAP. XIV

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:1. Now Hiram king of Tyre — See the transactions of this chapter related 2 Samuel 5:11-25.

Verse 4

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:4. These are the names of his children — In 2 Samuel 5:14-16, eleven persons only are mentioned in the Hebrew text, but the Septuagint has twenty-four, here there are thirteen, and all the versions have the same number, with certain varieties in the names. - See the notes there.

Verse 8

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:8. The Philistines went up to seek David — See on 2 Samuel 5:17.

Verse 10

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:10. David inquired of God — "David consulted the WORD of the Lord." - T.

Verse 11

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:11. Like the breaking forth of waters — "And David said, The Lord hath broken the enemies of David like to the breaking of a potter's vessel full of water." - T.

Verse 15

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:15. A sound of going — "When thou shalt hear the sound of the angels coming to thy assistance, then go out to battle; for an angel is sent from the presence of God, that he may render thy way prosperous." - T.

Verse 17

Verse 1 Chronicles 14:17. Into all lands — That is, all the surrounding or neighbouring lands and nations, for no others can possibly be intended.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/acc/1-chronicles-14.html. 1832.