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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

1 Chronicles 11

Verse 1

11:1 Then all Israel {a} gathered themselves to David unto Hebron, saying, Behold, we [are] thy bone and thy flesh.

(a) This was after the death of Ishbosheth Saul’s son, when David had reigned over Judah seven years and six months in Hebron, 2 Samuel 5:5.

Verse 11

11:11 And this [is] the number of the mighty men whom David had; Jashobeam, an Hachmonite, the {b} chief of the captains: he lifted up his spear against three hundred slain [by him] at one time.

(b) Meaning, the most excellent and best esteemed for his valiantry: some read, the chief of the princes.

Verse 14

11:14 And they set themselves in the midst of [that] parcel, {c} and delivered it, and slew the Philistines; and the LORD saved [them] by a great deliverance.

(c) This act refers to Shammah, 2 Samuel 23:11 , who it seems was the chiefest of these.

Verse 15

11:15 Now three of the {d} thirty captains went down to the rock to David, into the cave of Adullam; and the host of the Philistines encamped in the valley of Rephaim.

(d) That is, Eleazar and his two companions.

Verse 19

11:19 And said, My God forbid it me, that I should do this thing: shall I drink the {e} blood of these men that have put their lives in jeopardy? for with [the jeopardy of] their lives they brought it. Therefore he would not drink it. These things did these three mightiest.

(e) That is, this water, for which they risked their lives.

Verse 25

11:25 Behold, he was honourable among the thirty, but attained not to the {f} [first] three: and David set him over his guard.

(f) Meaning, those three who brought the water to David.

Verse 27

11:27 {g} Shammoth the Harorite, Helez the Pelonite,

(g) Called also Shammah, 2 Samuel 23:25.

Verse 29

11:29 {h} Sibbecai the Hushathite, Ilai the Ahohite,

(h) He is also called Mebunnai, 2 Samuel 23:27.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 11". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/1-chronicles-11.html. 1599-1645.