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Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 14

Trapp's Complete CommentaryTrapp's Commentary

Verse 1

Now Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and timber of cedars, with masons and carpenters, to build him an house.

Now Hiram king of Tyre.See Trapp on " 2 Samuel 5:11 " See Trapp on " 2 Samuel 5:12 "

Verse 2

And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

Because of his people. — For their behoof and benefit.

Verse 3

And David took more wives at Jerusalem: and David begat more sons and daughters.

And David begat more sons. — Man’s badness breaketh not off the course of God’s goodness.

Verse 8

And when the Philistines heard that David was anointed king over all Israel, all the Philistines went up to seek David. And David heard [of it], and went out against them.

Went up to seek David. — But had soon enough of him; but God had a holy hand in all, to bring them to condign punishment for their late misusage of dead Saul and his sons; ascribing their successes to their gods, …

Verse 11

So they came up to Baalperazim; and David smote them there. Then David said, God hath broken in upon mine enemies by mine hand like the breaking forth of waters: therefore they called the name of that place Baalperazim.

Like the breaking forth of waters. — That is, saith the Chaldee Paraphrast, As water runneth out of a broken earthen vessel.

Verse 12

And when they had left their gods there, David gave a commandment, and they were burned with fire.

And when they had left their gods there. — Their terricula bogey gods. They were now in a great fright.

Verse 13

And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley.

And the Philistine yet again.Ne accepta quidem clade resipiscunt: they were obdurate and obstinate.

Verse 14

Therefore David enquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

Against the mulberry trees. — Where the Philistines had placed their gods, say the Hebrews.

Verse 15

And it shall be, when thou shalt hear a sound of going in the tops of the mulberry trees, [that] then thou shalt go out to battle: for God is gone forth before thee to smite the host of the Philistines.

For God. — That is, The angel of God, saith the Chaldee.

Verse 17

And the fame of David went out into all lands; and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.

And the Lord brought the fear of him. — He grew terrible to his enemies. So did Hunniades, Scanderbeg, Charles V, …, ita et parentes liberis plorantibus silentium non aliter imperarent quam horum praesentiam minitando: so that mothers stilled their children by these men’s names.

Bibliographical Information
Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 14". Trapp's Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jtc/1-chronicles-14.html. 1865-1868.
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