Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 19

Clarke's CommentaryClarke Commentary

Verse 1

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:1. Now it came to pass — See the same history, 2 Samuel 10:1, &c., and the notes there.

Verse 4

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:4. And cut off their garments in the midstUsque ad eorum, pudenda. So the Targum, Jarchi, and others; leaving exposed what nature and decency require to be concealed. See on 2 Samuel 10:4.

Verse 6

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:6. Chariots and horsemen out of Mesopotamia — These are not mentioned in the parallel place in Samuel; probably they did not arrive till the Ammonites and their other allies were defeated by the Israelites in the first battle.

Verse 7

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:7. Thirty and two thousand — The whole number mentioned in Samuel is, Syrians, of Beth-rehob, and of Zoba, twenty thousand; of King Maacah, one thousand; of Ish-tob, twelve thousand; in all thirty-three thousand. Of chariots or cavalry there is no mention. These could not have been the whole army.

Verse 13

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:13. Be of good courage2 Samuel 10:12.

Verse 18

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:18. Forty thousand footmen — See this number accounted for in Clarke's note on "2 Samuel 10:18".

Verse 19

Verse 1 Chronicles 19:19. They made peace with David, and became his servants — See on 2 Samuel 10:19, and the concluding note in that place; and see for omissions in Chronicles, the preface to these books.

Bibliographical Information
Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 19". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". 1832.