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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

1 Chronicles 20

Overview

1 Chronicles 20:1, Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the people thereof tortured; 1 Chronicles 20:4, Three giants are slain in three several overthrows of the Philistines.

Verse 1

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And it came: 2 Samuel 11:1

after the year was expired: Heb. at the return of the year, 1 Kings 20:22, 1 Kings 20:26, 2 Kings 13:20

wasted: Isaiah 6:11, Isaiah 54:16

Rabbah: Deuteronomy 3:11, 2 Samuel 12:26, 2 Samuel 17:27, Jeremiah 49:2, Jeremiah 49:3, Ezekiel 21:20, Ezekiel 25:5, Amos 1:14

Joab smote: 2 Samuel 11:16-25, 2 Samuel 12:26-31

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 18:11 - the children

Verse 2

it: Heb. the weight of it

and he brought: 1 Chronicles 18:11, 2 Samuel 8:11, 2 Samuel 8:12

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 12:30 - took Psalms 21:3 - settest

Verse 3

And he: 1 Chronicles 19:2-5, Psalms 21:8, Psalms 21:9

and cut: Instead of wyyasar, "and he cut," the parallel passage is wyyasem, "and he put them;" which is also the reading here of seven manuscripts collated by Dr. Kennicott. Sawing asunder, etc., of human beings, have no more place in the text, than they had in David's conduct towards the Ammonites.

with saws: Exodus 1:14, Joshua 9:23, Judges 8:6-7, Judges 8:16-17, 1 Kings 9:21

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 12:31 - and put them 2 Chronicles 25:12 - cast them

Verse 4

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there arose: or, there continued. Heb. there stood. 2 Samuel 21:15

Gezer: or, Gob, Joshua 12:12, Joshua 16:3, 2 Samuel 21:18-22

Sibbechai: 1 Chronicles 11:29

Sippai: 2 Samuel 21:18, Saph

the giant: or, Rapha

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:33 - Gezer 1 Samuel 17:4 - of Gath 1 Kings 9:15 - Gezer

Verse 5

Jair: 2 Samuel 21:19, Jaare-oregim

Goliath: 1 Samuel 17:4, 1 Samuel 21:9, 1 Samuel 22:10, 2 Samuel 21:19

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 17:7 - the staff 1 Chronicles 11:23 - a spear

Verse 6

of great stature: Heb. of measure, 2 Samuel 21:20

the son of the giant: Heb. born to the giant, or Rapha

Reciprocal: Numbers 13:32 - men of a great stature

Verse 7

defied: or, reproached, 1 Samuel 17:10, 1 Samuel 17:26, 1 Samuel 17:36, Isaiah 37:23

Shimea: 1 Chronicles 2:13, Shimma, 1 Samuel 16:9, Shammah

Verse 8

they fell: Joshua 14:12, Ecclesiastes 9:11, Jeremiah 9:23, Romans 8:31

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:22 - four

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 20". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/1-chronicles-20.html.