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2 Samuel 6:11

Thus the ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and all his household.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ark;   Blessing;   David;   Kirjath-Jearim;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ark;   Blessings;   Blessings-Afflictions;   Temporal;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Ark of the Covenant;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Ark of the Covenant;   Obed-Edom;   Tabernacle;   Uzzah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gath;   Tabernacle;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Family Life and Relations;   Jerusalem;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ark;   Obed-Edom;   Tabernacle;   Uzzah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Dance;   Obed Edom;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Gath;   Kohathites;   Obed-Edom;   Purity-Purification;   Samuel, Books of;   Transportation and Travel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Jerusalem;   Priests and Levites;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Bag ;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gittites ;   Obededom ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Nachon;   Obed-edom;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ark;   David;   Handicraft;   Jerusalem;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Ark of the Covenant;   O'bed-E'dom;   Tyre;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Obed-Edom;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Hebrew Monarchy, the;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Gittites;   Obed-Edom;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Ark of the covenant;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Ark of the Covenant;   Obed-Edom;   Samuel, Books of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Lord blessed Obed-edom - And why? Because he had the ark of the Lord in his house. Whoever entertains God's messengers, or consecrates his house to the service of God, will infallibly receive God's blessing.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-samuel-6.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months,.... David, and those with him, returned to their habitations, where they continued during this time:

and the Lord blessed Obededom, and all his household; him, and all his family, with spiritual blessings, and with an affluence of temporal good things; for godliness has the promise of this life, and of that which is to come; men are not losers but gainers, even in things temporal, for their attachment to the cause of religion, and the service of God, and their regard to that in their own houses, as well as in the house of God. JosephusF15Antiqu. l. 7. c. 4. sect. 2. says, that Obededom was very poor before, and in a low condition, out of which he soon emerged, and came into affluent circumstances, so as to be taken notice of by his neighbours, and reported abroad; by which means David came to the hearing of it, as follows.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-samuel-6.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Obed-edom the Gittite — a Levite (1 Chronicles 15:18, 1 Chronicles 15:21, 1 Chronicles 15:24; 1 Chronicles 16:5; 1 Chronicles 26:4). He is called a Gittite, either from his residence at Gath, or more probably from Gath-rimmon, one of the Levitical cities (Joshua 21:24, Joshua 21:25).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-samuel-6.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.

The Lord blessed, … — The same hand that punished Uzzah's presumption, rewarded Obed-edom's humble boldness. None ever had, or ever shall have reason to say, that it is in vain to serve God. Piety is the best friend to prosperity. His household too shared in the blessing. It is good living in a family that entertains the ark; for all about it will fare the better for it.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-samuel-6.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Samuel 6:11 And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.

Ver. 11. And the ark of the Lord continued.] If that heathen could say of his poor cottage, Eνθα και οι θεοι, here are gods, household gods, whatever else is wanting; how much more might this good Levite now say so!

And the Lord blessed Obededom.] As he will do all those, both small and great, that favour his cause and further his kingdom: for he is a liberal paymaster, and his retributions are more than bountiful. If Abinadab was not so well blessed as Obededom, it was haply because he entertained not the ark with like reverence. As men measure to God in preparation, &c., so will God measure to them in blessing.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-samuel-6.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

With happy success in all their affairs and actions.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-samuel-6.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

11.Blessed Obed-edom — The consecrated house, where the presence of God abides and is reverenced, will not be wanting in divine blessings.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-samuel-6.html. 1874-1909.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

And the ark of YHWH remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and YHWH blessed Obed-edom, and all his house.’

The Ark of YHWH remained where it had been placed in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite for three months, and the consequence was that Obed-edom and the whole of his house enjoyed special blessing. We are not told the form that the blessing took. They may have experienced a greater than usual sense of great joy and worship because of a sense of the presence of YHWH, or their harvests may have been unusually fruitful. Whatever it was, however, it was something that was apparent, even to outsiders.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/2-samuel-6.html. 2013.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Samuel 6:11. The Lord blessed, &c. — The same hand that punished Uzzah’s presumption, rewarded Obed-edom’s humble boldness. None ever had, or ever shall have, reason to say that it is in vain to serve God. Piety is the best friend to prosperity. His household too shared in the blessing. It is good living in a family that entertains the ark; for all about it will fare the better for it.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-samuel-6.html. 1857.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.

Obed-edom the Gittite - a Levite (1 Chronicles 15:18; 1 Chronicles 15:21; 1 Chronicles 15:24; 1 Chronicles 16:5; 1 Chronicles 26:4). He is called a Gittite, either from his residence at Gath, or more probably from Gath-rimmon, one of the Levitical cities (Joshua 21:24-25).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-samuel-6.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.
the Lord blessed
Genesis 30:27; 39:5,23; Proverbs 3:9,10; Malachi 3:10
Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 13:13 - Obededom;  Proverbs 3:33 - he blesseth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Samuel 6:11". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-samuel-6.html.