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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
1 Chronicles 29



Verses 1-30

1 Chronicles 29:1 Furthermore David the king said unto all the congregation, Solomon my Song of Solomon , whom alone God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the work is great: for the palace is not for Prayer of Manasseh , but for the LORD God.

1 Chronicles 29:1 — "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 29:4 Even three thousand talents of gold, of the gold of Ophir, and seven thousand talents of refined silver, to overlay the walls of the houses withal:

1 Chronicles 29:4 — "of the gold of Ophir" - Comments- The gold of Ophir was proverbial for its purity ( Psalm 45:9). ISBE says the location of Ophir can only be conjectured, although for good reasons scholars have suggested India, Africa and Arabia. 28]

28] A. S. Fulton, "Ophir," in International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, ed. James Orr (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co, c 1915, 1939), in The Sword Project, v 1511 [CD-ROM] (Temple, AZ: CrossWire Bible Society, 1990-2008).

Psalm 45:9, "Kings; daughters were among thy honourable women: upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir."

1 Chronicles 29:22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that day with great gladness. And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD to be the chief governor, and Zadok to be priest.

1 Chronicles 29:22 — "And they made Solomon the son of David king the second time" - Comments- Most like, this means that Solomon was initially anointed in hast to halt his brother, Adonijah"s, efforts to take the throne. This took place in 1 Kings 1:28-53. King David would have later organized the much bigger ceremony described in 1Chronicles.

1 Chronicles 29:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

1 Chronicles 29:28Comments- 1 Chronicles 29:28 is a good illustration of Proverbs 3:5-10.

1 Chronicles 29:29 Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the book of Gad the seer,

1 Chronicles 29:29Comments- 1 Chronicles 29:29 is good evidence that prophet played a large role in being many of the authors of the Old Testament.

1 Chronicles 29:30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.


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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 29:4". Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.

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