Matthew Henry's Commentary

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Outline of 1 Chronicles 27

David's military force. (Verse 1-15.)

Princes and officers. (Verse 16-34.)


Read 1 Chronicles 27:1-15

Verse 1-15 — In the kingdoms of this world readiness for war forms a security for peace; in like manner, nothing so much encourages Satan's assaults as to be unwatchful. So long as we stand armed with the whole armour of God, in the exercise of faith, and preparation of heart for the conflict, we shall certainly be safe, and probably enjoy inward peace.

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Read 1 Chronicles 27:16-34

Verse 16-34 — The officers of the court, or the rulers of the king's substance, had the oversight and charge of the king's tillage, his vineyards, his herds, his flocks, which formed the wealth of eastern kings. Much of the wisdom of princes is seen in the choice of their ministry, and common persons show it in the choice of their advisers. David, though he had all these about him, preferred the word of God before them all. Thy testimonies are my delight and my counsellors.

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