2 Chronicles 1

the courses.


all manner.

Ex 31:3


Ex 35:25,26,35; 36:1-4; Ro 13:1; Ps 110:3

also the princes.

22:17,18; Tit 3:1

1 The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon.

7 Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God.

13 Solomon's forces and wealth.

was strengthened.

1Ki 2:12,46

the Lord.

Ge 21:22; 39:2,21; Ex 3:12; 1Ch 17:8; Mt 28:20


1Ch 29:25; Php 2:9-11

Then Solomon.This seems to have taken place a short time after David's decease, and, according to some, in the second year of Solomon's reign; when being established in his kingdom, he convened his chief men, and spake to them concerning the solemn sacrifice which he purposed to offer to God.

to the captains.

29:20; 30:2; 34:29,30; 1Ch 13:1; 15:3; 27:1; 28:1; 29:1

the chief.

1Ch 15:12; 24:4,31


1Ki 3:4-15; 1Ch 16:39; 21:29

the tabernacle.

Ex 26:1-37; 40:2,34; Le 1:1

the servant.

De 34:5

the ark.The tabernacle and the brazen altar still remained at Gibeon; but David had brought away the ark out of the tabernacle, and placed it in a tent at Jerusalem.

2Sa 6:2,17; 1Ch 13:5,6; 15:1,25-28

for he had pitched.

1Ch 16:1; Ps 132:5,6

the brasen.

Ex 27:1-8; 38:1-7


Ex 31:2; 1Ch 2:19,20

he put. or, was there. sought unto it. went to seek theLord there.

a thousand.

1Ki 3:4; 8:63; 1Ch 29:21; Isa 40:16

In that night.This was the night following the sacrifice which Solomon had offered.

1Ki 3:5-15; Pr 3:5,6


Mt 7:7,8; Mr 10:36,37,51; Joh 16:23; 1Jo 5:14,15

Thou has shewed.

2Sa 7:8,9; 12:7,8; 22:51; 23:1; Ps 86:13; 89:20-28,49; Isa 55:3

to reign.

1Ch 28:5; 29:23

let thy promise.

2Sa 7:12-16,25-29; 1Ch 17:11-14,23-27; 28:6,7; Ps 89:35-37

Ps 132:11,12

for thou hast.

1Ki 3:7,8

like the dust. Heb. much as the dust.

Ge 13:16; 22:17; Nu 23:10

Give me.

1Ki 3:9; Ps 119:34,73; Pr 2:2-6; 3:13-18; 4:7; Jas 1:5

go out.

Nu 27:17; De 31:2; 2Sa 5:2

for who can.

2Co 2:16; 3:5

Because.This does not occur in Kings: and it implies that the request of Solomon, as arising from a spiritual judgment and heart, was peculiarly acceptable to that God who searches, regards, and demands the heart. God promised Solomon all the things which he had not asked, except the life of his enemies; for he was to be a peaceable king, a type of the Prince of peace.

this was.

1Sa 16:7; 1Ki 3:11-13; 8:18; 1Ch 28:2; 29:17,18; Pr 23:7; Ac 5:4

Heb 4:12

that thou mayest.

1Ki 3:28; Pr 14:8; Jas 3:13,17

I will give.

Mt 6:33; Eph 3:20

such as none.

9:22; 1Ch 29:25; Ec 2:9; Jas 1:5

at Gibeon.



1Ki 4:24,25


9:25; De 17:16; 1Ki 4:26; 10:16,26-29

the chariot cities.Cities where the chariots, and horses belonging to them, were kept.

the king.He destroyed its value by making it so exceedingly plentiful.

12; 9:27; 1Ki 10:27-29; Job 22:24,25; Isa 60:17

made. Heb. gave. sycamore trees.

9:27; Isa 9:10; Am 7:14

Solomon. Heb. the going forth of the horses which wasSolomon's.

9:28; 1Ki 10:28,29

linen yarn.The word [miqvê ,] or [miqvêh ,] {mikweh,} is regarded by the ancient translators as a proper name: the LXX. have [ek Thekoue,] "from Tekoa," the Vulgate, {de Coa,} "from Koa," which is adopted by Dr. Geddes; the Syriac, "from the city Aphelia;" and the Arabic, "{ex urbe Australium.}" Bochart thinks it signifies a tribute; others suppose that it signifies a string or drove of horses, or as Jarchi says, what the Germans call {Stutte,} a stud; but Houbigant supposes it to be a corruption for {mercavah,} "chariots." Our English translation, however, which regards it as synonymous with {tikwah,} seems by far the best. According to Norden, linen yarn is still one of the principal articles of commerce in Egypt, and is exported in very large quantities, together with unmanufactured flax and spun cotton; and Sanutus, 400 years ago, remarked that though Christian countries abounded in flax, yet the goodness of the Egyptian was such, that it was dispersed even to the west.

the kings.

2Ki 10:29

means. Heb. hand.
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