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1 Chronicles 20 COMMENTARY (Matthew Henry)
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1 Chronicles 20
Matthew Henry's Commentary
1 Chronicles 20:1
And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out
, Joab led forth the power of the army, and wasted the country of the children of Ammon, and came and besieged Rabbah. But David tarried at Jerusalem. And Joab smote Rabbah, and destroyed it.
20:1-8 David's wars. - Though the Lord will severely correct the sins of his believing people, he will not leave them in the hands of their enemies. His assistance will overcome all advantages of number and strength of those that defy his Israel. All that trust in Christ, shall be made more than conquerors through him that loveth them.
1 Chronicles 20:2
And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and
precious stones in it; and it was set upon David's head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city.
1 Chronicles 20:3
And he brought out the people that
in it, and cut
with saws, and with harrows of iron, and with axes. Even so dealt David with all the cities of the children of Ammon. And David and all the people returned to Jerusalem.
1 Chronicles 20:4
And it came to pass after this, that there arose war at Gezer with the Philistines; at which time Sibbechai the Hushathite slew Sippai,
of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.
1 Chronicles 20:5
And there was war again with the Philistines; and Elhanan the son of Jair slew Lahmi the brother of Goliath the Gittite, whose spear staff
like a weaver's beam.
1 Chronicles 20:6
And yet again there was war at Gath, where was a man of
stature, whose fingers and toes
four and twenty, six
on each hand
, and six
on each foot
: and he also was the son of the giant.
1 Chronicles 20:7
But when he defied Israel, Jonathan the son of Shimea David's brother slew him.
1 Chronicles 20:8
These were born unto the giant in Gath; and they fell by the hand of David, and by the hand of his servants.
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