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Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
1 Chronicles 15



Verses 1-29

1 Chronicles 15:2. None ought to carry the ark of God but the levites; and they were enjoined to carry it by staves, and on their shoulders. This plainly suggests the reason of God’s awful displeasure against Uzza, who unmindful of the duties of his office, indulged in the profane indolence of the Philistines, in carrying the sacred ark on a cart, and died for his presumption.

1 Chronicles 15:17. Heman, Asaph, and Jeduthun were appointed the chief singers. Asaph composed twelve psalms, and Jeduthun three. The Heman who composed the 87th psalm, is generally allowed to have lived before the emancipation from Egypt, and to be the son of Zerah. 1 Chronicles 2:6.

1 Chronicles 15:29. David dancing and playing. From the sublime psalms which the king now sung, it appears that this was one of the most holy and joyful acts of David’s life. They are often incentives to rouse the enmity of cold hearted people, as in Michal’s unhappy temper, to despise the righteous because of the ardour and warmth of their devotion. And they who quote this text in favour of profane and carnal dancing, as is frequently done, grossly wrest the subject, and betray their own ignorance. See 2 Samuel 6.


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Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 15:4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. 1835.

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