Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

1 Kings 14:28

Then it happened as often as the king entered the house of the Lord , that the guards would carry them and would bring them back into the guards' room.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Rehoboam;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Rehoboam;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Army;   Cherethims;   Jerusalem;   Rehoboam;   Shishak;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Archaeology and Biblical Study;   Ark of the Covenant;   Arms and Armor;   Beth-Shean;   Footman;   Guard;   Jewels, Jewelry;   Libya;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Abijah;   Armour, Arms;   Guard Body-Guard;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Guard;   Rehoboam ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Footman,;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Guard;   Philistines;   Rehoboam;   Temple;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ammon, Ammonites;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The guard bare them - The guard probably were just three hundred, answering to the number of the shields.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/1-kings-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

It appears from this verse that Rehoboam, notwithstanding that he encouraged, and perhaps secretly practiced, idolatry (1 Kings 14:22-24, compare 1 Kings 15:3, 1 Kings 15:12; 2 Chronicles 12:1), maintained a public profession of faith in Yahweh, and attended in state the temple services. Compare the conduct of Solomon, 1 Kings 9:25.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/1-kings-14.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it was so, when the king went into the house of the Lord,.... The temple; for though he had fallen into idolatry, he had not wholly forsaken the worship of God in the temple, and perhaps by the late humbling providence he might be stirred up to attend there more frequently:

that the guard bare them: before him, partly for pomp and grandeur, and partly to keep in awe such as were inclined to mutiny and sedition:

and brought them back into the guard chamber; when the king returned, the place where the guard lodged and slept by turns.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/1-kings-14.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.

To the house, … — By which it seems the affliction had done him some good, and brought him back to the worship of God, which he had forsaken.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/1-kings-14.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

1 Kings 14:28 And it was [so], when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.

Ver. 28. That the guard bare them.] Propter periculum insidiarum etiam in ipsa domo Domini metuendarum, to prevent danger.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/1-kings-14.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

When the king went into the house of the Lord; by which it seems the affliction had done him some good, and brought him back to the worship of God, which he had forsaken.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/1-kings-14.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

1 Kings 14:28. When the king went to the house of the Lord — It appears from this, that he had not quite forsaken the worship or God; but still, at least occasionally, attended at the temple: or, if he had forsaken it, the chastisement he had received by the instrumentality of the king of Egypt had done him some good, and brought him back to that worship.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/1-kings-14.html. 1857.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(28) When the king went.—Hence we see that Rehoboam still worshipped in the house of the Lord. If his idolatry were like that of his father, it would not have prevented this; but in 2 Chronicles 12:6-8; 2 Chronicles 12:12 it is implied that after the invasion he “humbled himself,” and returned to the Lord.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/1-kings-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it was so, when the king went into the house of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.
the guard chamber
2 Chronicles 12:11
Reciprocal: Nehemiah 3:16 - the house;  Isaiah 22:8 - the armour

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 1 Kings 14:28". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/1-kings-14.html.