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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
1 Chronicles 22



Verses 1-19

1 Chronicles 22:1 Then David said, This is the house of the LORD God, and this is the altar of the burnt offering for Israel.

1 Chronicles 22:1Comments- This place becomes the site of Solomon's temple.

1 Chronicles 22:5 And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

1 Chronicles 22:5 — "Solomon my son is young and tender" - Word Study on "tender" - Gesenius says the Hebrew word "tender" "rak" ( רַךְ) (H 7390) means, "tender, infirm, delicate, soft, fearful." The Enhanced Strong says it used 16 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as "tender 9, soft 3, fainthearted + 038241, one 1, weak 1, tenderhearted + 038241". Strong says it comes from the primitive root "rakak" ( רָכַךְ) (H 7401), which means, "to soften, to be faint, to be tender."

Comments- Young people are characterized as impressionable, pliable, easily convinced to follow a cause. They are looking for a purpose in life.

1 Chronicles 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Song of Solomon , and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.

1 Chronicles 22:9"for his name shall be Solomon" - Comments- The Lord told David what to name his son Solomon (H 8010). This name means "peaceable" (Gesenius). See also:

God to Joseph:

Matthew 1:23, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Song of Solomon , and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted Isaiah , God with us."

God to Mary:

Luke 1:13, "But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a Song of Solomon , and thou shalt call his name John."

God to Zacharias:

Luke 1:31, "And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Song of Solomon , and shalt call his name JESUS."

1 Chronicles 22:9Comments- We see here that God had previously spoken to King David about a son being born to him and his name would be called "Solomon."

The birth and naming of Solomon took place in 2 Samuel 12:24-25.

2 Samuel 12:24-25, "And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a Song of Solomon , and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him. And he sent by the hand of Nathan the prophet; and he called his name Jedidiah, because of the LORD."

God revealed to King David that Solomon was to succeed him on the throne.

1 Chronicles 28:5-6, "And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel. And he said unto me, Solomon thy Song of Solomon , he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my Song of Solomon , and I will be his father."

1 Chronicles 22:10 He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my Song of Solomon , and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

1 Chronicles 22:10Comments- God is given the name "Father" in the Old Testament as well as in the New Testament. Also, both Solomon and Jesus are called the "son of David."

Verses 1-30

Preparations for the Building of the Temple- Comments- In 1Chronicles 22-29, we see King David making preparations to build the Temple. He spent a great amount of effort in gathering materials and organizing the people to serve in the Temple service. He gathered the materials and workmen (chapter 22). He divided the Levites for temple service (chapter 23). He divided the priests (chapter 24). He organized musicians (chapter 25), gatekeepers and treasurers (chapter 26). He organized the military and tribal leaders (chapter 27). He then gave Solomon instructions on building the Temple (chapter 28). Finally, he takes an offering from the people, prays and blesses God, and anoints Solomon as king (chapter 29).


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Bibliography Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 22:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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