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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Chronicles 17

Verse 1

as David = according as David. Compare 2 Samuel 7:1-3 with the royal title "king". Here the personal name, "David". The two accounts are complementary.

the ark. See notes on 1 Chronicles 13:3 , and Exodus 25:22 .

remaineth. Better supply. Ellipsis with "dwelleth".

Verse 2

God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) App-4 .

Verse 3

Nathan. Some codices, with Syriac, add "the prophet".

Verse 4

Thou Shalt not build, or, "Thou art not he who shall build. "

an = the.

Verse 5

Israel. Some codices, with six early printed editions, read "the sons of Israel".

Verse 6

walked = walked to and fro.

judges. 2 Samuel 7:7 = "tribes". These could "feed" only by judges, so both agree.

My People. Western MSS. read 'Ammi = My People. The Eastern MSS. read 'Ammo = His People.

Verse 8

a name. Some codices, with Syriac, read "a great name", as in 2 Samuel 7:9 .

Verse 9

children = sons.

wickedness. Hebrew. 'aval. App-44 .

waste them = wear them out. Some codices, with three early printed editions, read "cause them to languish".

Verse 11

go to be. Septuagint reads "sleep" (2 Samuel 7:12 ).

Verse 13

mercy = lovingkindness, or, grace.

Verse 14

Mine . . . My. 2 Samuel 7:16 = Thine . . . Thy. Both alike, for the kingdom was David's because it was God's gift to him.

Verse 16

Who am I? Figure of speech Erotesis . App-6 . See notes on 2 Samuel 7:18 .

hitherto = to this point.

Verse 17

regarded. Compare "art mindful" of Psalms 8:4 .

estate. Hebrew. tor, abbreviation of torah = law. See note on 2 Samuel 7:19 .

a man. Hebrew. ha-adam = the Man, of Psalms 8:5 , Psalms 8:6 , Who is to have dominion over all the earth.

Verse 20

none like Thee. This is ever the worship rendered by all true worshippers. See note on 1 Samuel 2:2 .

Verse 21

God. Hebrew. ha-'Elohim, the [great] God. App-6 .

redeem . . . redeemed. See notes on Exodus 6:6 ; Exodus 13:13 .

Thee = for Thyself.

Verse 23

as = according as.

Verse 25

hast told = revealed to the ear.

Verse 27

bless . . . blessest . . . blessed. Figure of speech Polyptoton App-6 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 17". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-chronicles-17.html. 1909-1922.