Bible Commentaries

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible

1 Chronicles 27

Introduction

(1 Chronicles 27:1-15) David's military force.

(v. 16-34) Princes and officers.

Verses 1-15

In the kingdoms of this world readiness for war forms a security for peace; in like manner, nothing so much encourages Satan's assaults as to be unwatchful. So long as we stand armed with the whole armour of God, in the exercise of faith, and preparation of heart for the conflict, we shall certainly be safe, and probably enjoy inward peace.

Verses 16-34

The officers of the court, or the rulers of the king's substance, had the oversight and charge of the king's tillage, his vineyards, his herds, his flocks, which formed the wealth of eastern kings. Much of the wisdom of princes is seen in the choice of their ministry, and common persons show it in the choice of their advisers. David, though he had all these about him, preferred the word of God before them all. Thy testimonies are my delight and my counsellors.

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Bibliographical Information
Henry, Matthew. "Concise Commentary on 1 Chronicles 27". "Matthew Henry Concise Commentary

on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/mhn/1-chronicles-27.html. 1706.