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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

1 Chronicles 29

Verse 1

congregation. Same word as in 1 Chronicles 28:8 .

whom = the one whom.

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

young and tender. Compare 1 Chronicles 22:5 .

the palace. Hebrew. birah. Used only here and 1 Chronicles 29:19 . Esther 1:2 , Esther 1:5 ; Esther 2:3 , Esther 2:5 , Esther 2:8 , Esther 2:15 ; Esther 8:14 ; Esther 9:6 , Esther 9:11 , Esther 9:12 .Nehemiah 1:1 ; Nehemiah 2:8 ; Nehemiah 7:2 .Daniel 8:2 . The name for a Persian royal palace, which shows the date of these hooks. (See note on "drams", 1 Chronicles 29:7 ), and why it is found among the Kethubim, or later books (and not with the historical books); and why Daniel is there too (and not among the prophets).

Verse 2

gold . . . silver . . . brass . . . iron. Put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Cause), App-6 , for what is made from them. The Figure of speech is completed by the words in italics.

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton ( App-6 ), to emphasize the fifteen gifts of grace (3 x 5, see App-10 ).

onyx. Compare Genesis 2:12 .Exodus 25:7 ; Exodus 28:9 .

Verse 3

I have of mine own proper good = Seeing I have a treasure of mine own. Omit the word "which".

mine own proper good. Hebrew only one word, segullah = personal treasure. Occurs only in Exodus 19:5 .Deuteronomy 7:6 ; Deuteronomy 14:2 ; Deuteronomy 26:18 . Deuteronomy 29:3 .Psalms 135:4 .Ecclesiastes 2:8 . Malachi 3:17 (see margin).

over and above. Compare 1 Chronicles 22:14 .

holy. See note on Exodus 3:5 .

Verse 4

houses. Compare 1 Chronicles 28:11 .

Verse 5

to consecrate. See notes on Exodus 28:41 .Leviticus 9:17 .

Verse 6

chief = prince. See note on 1 Chronicles 27:16 .

Verse 7

drams. Hebrew. 'adarkonim, darics. Only here, and Ezr 27 . A Persian coin Probably so called from the appellative "Darius" = the king's coin (like English "sovereign"). Indicates date of book. See note on "the palace", 1 Chronicles 29:1 , and consult App-51 .

Verse 8

by the hand = unto the hand: i.e. under the direction of. Literally "[laying them] upon the hand".

Verse 9

rejoiced with great joy = rejoiced exceedingly. Figure of speech Polyptoton ( App-6 ), for emphasis.

Verse 10

David said. A wonderful ascription of praise follows, tracing all good to Jehovah's sovereign grace.

Verse 11

greatness. Compare Psalms 145:3 .

and. Note the Figure of speech Polysyndeton in verses: 1 Chronicles 29:11-13 , fourteen "ands", (including "Both" (1 Chronicles 29:12 ) and "Now" (1 Chronicles 29:12 ) placing great emphasis on the fifteen separate clauses of praise and prayer.

power. Compare 1 Chronicles 29:12 and Psalms 21:13 .

glory. Compare 1 Chronicles 29:13 .Psalms 96:6 ("beauty").

victory. Compare 1 Samuel 15:29 ("Strength").

majesty. Compare Psalms 21:5 ("honour").

Verse 12

of Thee. Hebrew from thy face. Figure of speech Anthropopatlieia. App-6 .

Verse 14

who am I. ? See note on 2 Samuel 7:18 .

Verse 15

we are strangers. Compare Psalms 39:12 ; Psalms 119:19 .

none abiding = no hope of continuance.

Verse 17

triest the heart. Compare 1 Chronicles 28:9 . 1 Samuel 16:7 .

present = found.

Verse 18

Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel. See note on Ex, 1Ch 32:13 .

Verse 20

congregation = assembly.

worshipped = did homage to. Hebrew. shahah. First occurrence in Genesis 18:2 .

Verse 21

sacrificed sacrifices. App-43 .

offered = offered up.

Verse 22

- did eat = they did eat.

-22 the second time. The first is recorded in 1 Chronicles 23:1 and 1 Kings 1:39 .

Zadok. Solomon completed this act of David by removing Abiathar after David's death (1 Kings 2:27 )

Verse 24

submitted. Hebrew gave the hand unto: "hand" being put by Figure of speech Metonymy (of Adjunct), App-6 , for the submission implied by it. Compare 2 Chronicles 30:8 .

Verse 25

bestowed. Compare 1 Kings 3:13 . 2 Chronicles 1:12 .Ecclesiastes 2:9 .

in = over.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 29". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/1-chronicles-29.html. 1909-1922.