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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

1 Chronicles 16

Verses 1-43

1 Chronicles 16:3 And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.

1 Chronicles 16:3 Word Study on “a flagon of wine” - Strong says the Hebrew word “flagon of wine “ash-ee-shaw’” ( אֲשִׁישָׁה ) (H809) means, “a cake of raisins or other comfits, flagon.” Webster defines a flagon as “a vessel with a narrow mouth, used for holding and conveying liquors. It is generally larger than a bottle, and of leather or stoneware rather than of glass.” The Enhanced Strong says this Hebrew word is used 4 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as “flagon 4.” Modern versions translate this word as “raisin-cakes.” Note the other uses in the Old Testament, which supports the translation of “raisin-cakes” within its context.

2 Samuel 6:19, “And he dealt among all the people, even among the whole multitude of Israel, as well to the women as men, to every one a cake of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine. So all the people departed every one to his house.”

1 Chronicles 16:3, “And he dealt to every one of Israel, both man and woman, to every one a loaf of bread, and a good piece of flesh, and a flagon of wine.”

Song of Solomon 2:5, “Stay me with flagons , comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.”

Hosea 3:1, “Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods, and love flagons of wine.”

1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

1 Chronicles 16:11 Scripture Reference - Note a similar verse:

Psalms 22:26, “The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.”

1 Chronicles 16:8-22 Comments - Parallel Passage - 1 Chronicles 16:8-22 has a parallel translation in Psalms 105:1-15.

1 Chronicles 16:23-33 Comments - Parallel Passage - 1 Chronicles 16:23-33 is recorded as Psalms 96:1-13.

1 Chronicles 16:40 To offer burnt offerings unto the LORD upon the altar of the burnt offering continually morning and evening, and to do according to all that is written in the law of the LORD, which he commanded Israel;

1 Chronicles 16:40 “to do according to all that is written in the law of the Lord” Comments - We see David's heart in 1 Chronicles 16:37-40. His greatest love was to do everything in God's Law, to the smallest commandment. David delighted in learning God's Word and performing it.

Psalms 119:47, “And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.”

Psalms 119:97, “O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.”

Psalms 119:112, “I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.”

Psalms 119:128, “Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.”

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 16". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/1-chronicles-16.html. 2013.