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Bible Commentaries

Geneva Study Bible

1 Chronicles 18

Verse 1

18:1 Now after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them, and took {a} Gath and her towns out of the hand of the Philistines.

(a) Which 2 Samuel 8:1 calls the bridle of bondage, because it was a strong town and kept the country around it in subjection.

Verse 6

18:6 Then David put [garrisons] in Syriadamascus; and the Syrians became David’s servants, [and] brought gifts. Thus the LORD {b} preserved David whithersoever he went.

(b) That is in all things that he attempted.

Verse 8

18:8 Likewise from {c} Tibhath, and from Chun, cities of Hadarezer, brought David very much brass, wherewith Solomon made the brasen sea, and the pillars, and the vessels of brass.

(c) Which in 2 Samuel 8:8 is called Betah and Berothai.

Verse 10

18:10 He sent {d} Hadoram his son to king David, to enquire of his welfare, and to congratulate him, because he had fought against Hadarezer, and smitten him; (for Hadarezer had war with Tou;) and [with him] all manner of vessels of gold and silver and brass.

(d) Called also Joram 2 Samuel 8:10.

Verse 11

18:11 Them also king David dedicated unto the LORD, with the silver and the gold that he brought from all [these] nations; from {e} Edom, and from Moab, and from the children of Ammon, and from the Philistines, and from Amalek.

(e) Because the Edomites and the Syrians joined their power together, it is said, 2 Samuel 8:12 that the Amramites were spoiled.

Verse 12

18:12 Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah slew of the Edomites in the valley of salt {f} eighteen thousand.

(f) Which is understood that Joab slew 12,000 as is in Psalms 60:1 and Abishai the rest.

Verse 17

18:17 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada [was] over the {g} Cherethites and the Pelethites; and the sons of David [were] chief about the king.

(g) Read 2 Samuel 8:18.

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Bibliographical Information
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 18". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gsb/1-chronicles-18.html. 1599-1645.