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Bible Commentaries

Coke's Commentary on the Holy Bible

1 Chronicles 17

Verse 5

1 Chronicles 17:5. Since the day that I brought up Israel Out of Egypt. See 2 Samuel 7:6.

Verse 14

1 Chronicles 17:14. Settle him in mine house, &c.— In 2 Samuel 7:16. In thine house, and in thy kingdom. The Jews understand this as a prophetic description of the reign of the Messiah. See Hebrews 1:5.

Verse 19

1 Chronicles 17:19. Hast thou done all this greatness, &c.?— Thou hast done all these great things, that thou mightest shew all thy glory in thy servant. Houbigant.

REFLECTIONS.—1st, David's pious purpose, Nathan's encouragement, and God's gracious acceptance of his intentions, though he restrained him from the service, we had before, 2 Samuel 7:0. We may observe, (1.) How solicitous the heart of every faithful Israelite is, that God's glory may be set forth. (2.) That God's ministers should delight to encourage others to every good word and work. (3.) A gracious desire, though ineffectual, is not forgotten of God. (4.) Blessings on our children, are mercies to ourselves. (5.) In Jesus Christ is the promise fulfilled, 1Ch 17:14 who is exalted to sit upon the throne of David for ever and ever.

2nd, David's prayer differs little here from the former, except in a few expressions. It teaches, (1.) With what deep humility we should approach God. (2.) That those are the truly honourable of the earth, whom God regards. (3.) That the highest glory of the greatest king, is to be the servant of God. (4.) As there is no God like the Lord, so there is no happiness equal to a sense of his favour. (5.) When we have God's promises, we may confidently plead them, and be assured that we shall be heard and answered.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 17". Coke's Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tcc/1-chronicles-17.html. 1801-1803.