1 Chronicles 14


Hiram sends artificers and materials to David, to build him a

house, 1, 2.

David's wives and children, 3-7.

He defeats the Philistines in two battles: one in the valley of

Rephaim, 8-12;

and the other at Gibeon and Gazer, 13-16.

His fame goes out into all the surrounding nations, 17.


Verse 1. Now Hiram king of Tyre] See the transactions of this

chapter related 2Sa 5:11-25.

Verse 4. These are the names of his children] In 2Sa 5:14-16,

eleven persons only are mentioned in the Hebrew text, but the

Septuagint has twenty-four, here there are thirteen, and all the

versions have the same number, with certain varieties in the

names.-See the notes there.

Verse 8. The Philistines went up to seek David] See on

2Sa 5:17.

Verse 10. David inquired of God] "David consulted the WORD of

the Lord."-T.

Verse 11. Like the breaking forth of waters] "And David said,

The Lord hath broken the enemies of David like to the breaking of

a potter's vessel full of water."-T.

Verse 15. A sound of going] "When thou shalt hear the sound of

the angels coming to thy assistance, then go out to battle; for an

angel is sent from the presence of God, that he may render thy way


Verse 17. Into all lands] That is, all the surrounding or

neighbouring lands and nations, for no others can possibly be


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