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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Chronicles 28

Verse 1

assembled = convoked, or mustered.

princes of Israel. Compare 1 Chronicles 27:16-22 .

captains = princes (throughout the chapter). See note on 1 Chronicles 27:1 .

stewards. Compare 1 Chronicles 27:25-31 . Each body consisted of twelve persons. App-10 .

Verse 2

stood up upon his feet. Note David's three attitudes: lying on the earth as a penitent (2 Samuel 12:16 . Compare Psalms 51:0 ); sitting before Jehovah as a worshipper (2 Samuel 7:18 . 2 Samuel 17:16 ); and standing on his feet as a servant (28, 2).

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

and = even.

the footstool of our God = the Ark. Figure of speech Anthropopatheia. App-6 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

Verse 4

chose me. Compare 1 Samuel 16:12 .

chosen Judah. Compare Genesis 49:10 .

Verse 5

chosen Solomon. Compare 1 Chronicles 22:9 . 2 Samuel 12:25 .

Verse 6

He said unto me. Compare 1 Chronicles 22:9 . 2 Samuel 7:13 , 2 Samuel 7:14 .

Verse 8

congregation = assembly as in 1 Chronicles 28:1 .

seek. Hebrew. darash. See notes on 1Ch 10:13 , 1 Chronicles 10:14 ; 1 Samuel 28:6 , 1 Samuel 28:7 .

children = sons.

Verse 9

mind = soul. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 .

Verse 10

Take heed, &c. The 11th Seder begins here, and ends with 2 Chronicles 2:2 . See note on p. 366.

Verse 11

the pattern. Same word as of Tabernacle to Moses (Exodus 25:9 , Exodus 25:40 . See Hebrews 9:5 ).

thereof: i.e. of the sanctuary.

mercy seat = the propitiatory. See note on Exodus 25:17 .

Verse 12

by the Spirit. Hebrew "by the Spirit ( ruach . App-9 ) with (or in) me". The pattern without, and the worship within, all of God. Nothing can be offered in worship but what comes from God (John 4:24 ). Therefore said to be built by David in intention, and by Solomon in fact.

chambers = attached chambers.

Verse 17

basons = covered bowls.

Verse 18

of = even. Genitive of Apposition. See App-17 .

Verse 20

Be strong, and of a good courage. See note on Deuteronomy 31:7 .

He will not fail thee. See notes on Deuteronomy 4:31 ; Deuteronomy 31:6 .

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 28". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-chronicles-28.html. 1909-1922.