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Bible Commentaries

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

1 Chronicles 17

Verse 1

Cedar. Such were esteemed the most magnificent, ver. 6. See 2 Kings vii.

Verse 9

A place permanent and secure, while I have had no fixed abode. (Calmet) --- No more, for a long time: and unless they provoke me by their crimes, as they did afterwards, and were exposed to more severe chastisements. Constant rest is not always expedient. (Tirinus)

Verse 11

Seed, even till Christ shall be born of the Blessed Virgin, of the family of David.

Verse 12

Ever often means only a long duration. The dominion of Christ shall have no end. (Calmet) --- The Church founded by this true David, (Haydock) falls heir to these promises. (Du Hamel)

Verse 13

Thee. The posterity of Saul lost the throne. (Haydock) --- If Solomon was reprobated, his children were permitted to reign. It is also presumed that he did penance; though this is not certain.

Verse 17

Men. Who was ever more favoured by God than David? Hebrew, "Thou hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree." (Protestants) (Haydock)

Verse 18

Known him. Treating him with love and tenderness, as a friend. How can David sufficiently testify his gratitude?

Verse 21

Himself. Hebrew adds, "and to make thee a name."

Verse 27

Begun. Hebrew, "be pleased, (Haydock) or thou hast had the goodness to bless." Syriac, "I pray thee bless."

Verse 43


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 17". "Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.