Bible Commentaries
1 Chronicles 20

Trapp's Complete CommentaryTrapp's Commentary

Verse 1

1Ch 20:1 And it came to pass, that after the year was expired, at the time that kings go out [to battle], 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.

Ver. 1. And it came to pass. ] See 2 Samuel 11:1 , See Trapp on " 2Sa 11:1 "

But David tarried at Jerusalem. ] And there committed adultery with Bathsheba; 2Sa 11:1-5 but the author of those two books speaks sparingly, as was before noted, of David’s and his son Solomon’s faults and failings.

Verses 2-3

1Ch 20:2 And David took the crown of their king from off his head, and found it to weigh a talent of gold, and [there were] precious stones in it; and it was set upon David’s head: and he brought also exceeding much spoil out of the city. 1Ch 20:3 And he brought out the people that [were] in it, and cut [them] 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.

Ver. 2,3. See Trapp on " 2Sa 12:31 "

Verse 4

1Ch 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, [that was] of the children of the giant: and they were subdued.

Ver. 4. See Trapp on " 2Sa 21:18 " &c.

Bibliographical Information
Trapp, John. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 20". Trapp's Complete Commentary. 1865-1868.