1 Chronicles 14:2
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English Standard Version
And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.

King James Bible
And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was lifted up on high, because of his people Israel.

American Standard Version
And David perceived that Jehovah had established him king over Israel; for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Israel's sake.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And David perceived that the Lord had confirmed him king over Israel, and that his kingdom was exalted over his people Israel.

English Revised Version
And David perceived that the LORD had established him king over Israel, for his kingdom was exalted on high, for his people Israel's sake.

Webster's Bible Translation
And David perceived that the LORD had confirmed him king over Israel, for his kingdom was exalted on high, because of his people Israel.

1 Chronicles 14:2 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

As the whole assembly approved of David's design (כּן לעשׂות, it is to do so equals so much we do), David collected the whole of Israel to carry it out. "The whole of Israel," from the southern frontier of Canaan to the northern; but of course all are not said to have been present, but there were numerous representatives from every part, - according to 2 Samuel 6:1, a chosen number of 30,000 men. The מצרים שׁיחור, which is named as the southern frontier, is not the Nile, although it also is called שׁחר (Isaiah 23:3 and Jeremiah 2:18), and the name "the black river" also suits it (see Del. on Isaiah, loc. cit.); but is the שׁיחור before, i.e., eastward from Egypt (מצרים על־פּני אשׁר), i.e., the brook of Egypt, מצרים נחל, the Rhinocorura, now el Arish, which in all accurate statements of the frontiers is spoken of as the southern, in contrast to the neighbourhood of Hamath, which was the northern boundary: see on Numbers 34:5. For the designation of the northern frontier, חמת לבוא, see on Numbers 34:8. Kirjath-jearim, the Canaanitish Baalah, was known among the Israelites by the name Baale Jehudah or Kirjath-baal, as distinguished from other cities named after Baal, and is now the still considerable village Kureyeh el Enab; see on Joshua 9:17. In this fact we find the explanation of י אל ק בּעלתה, 1 Chronicles 13:6 : to Baalah, to Kirjath-jearim of Judah. The ark had been brought thither when the Philistines sent it back to Beth-shemesh, and had been set down in the house of Abinadab, where it remained for about seventy years; see 1 Samuel 6 and 1 Samuel 7:1-2, and the remarks on 2 Samuel 6:3. שׁם נקרא אשׁר is not to be translated "which is named name," which gives no proper sense. Translating it so, Bertheau would alter שׁם into שׁם, according to an arbitrary conjecture of Thenius on 2 Samuel 6:2, "who there (by the ark) is invoked." But were שׁם the true reading, it could not refer to the ark, but only to the preceding משּׁם, since in the whole Old Testament the idea that by or at the resting-place of the ark Jahve was invoked (which שׁם אשׁר would signify) nowhere occurs, since no one could venture to approach the ark. If שׁם referred to משּׁם, it would signify that Jahve was invoked at Kirjath-baal, that there a place of worship had been erected by the ark; but of that the history says nothing, and it would, moreover, be contrary to the statement that the ark was not visited in the days of Saul. We must consequently reject the proposal to alter שׁם into שׁם as useless and unsuitable, and seek for another explanation: we must take אשׁר in the sense of ὡς, which it sometimes has; cf. Ew. 333, a.: "as he is called by name," where שׁם does not refer only to יהוה, but also to the additional clause הכּרוּבים יושׁב, and the meaning is that Jahve is invoked as He who is enthroned above the cherubim; cf. Psalm 80:2; Isaiah 37:16. - On the following 1 Chronicles 13:7-14, cf. the commentary on 2 Samuel 6:3-11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

1 Chronicles 17:17 And yet this was a small thing in your eyes, O God; for you have also spoken of your servant's house for a great while to come...

2 Samuel 7:16 And your house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before you: your throne shall be established for ever.

Psalm 89:20-37 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him...

his kingdom

Numbers 24:7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag...

2 Samuel 7:8 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the LORD of hosts, I took you from the sheepcote...

because

1 Kings 10:9 Blessed be the LORD your God, which delighted in you, to set you on the throne of Israel: because the LORD loved Israel for ever...

2 Chronicles 2:11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the LORD has loved his people...

Esther 4:14 For if you altogether hold your peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place...

Isaiah 1:25-27 And I will turn my hand on you, and purely purge away your dross, and take away all your tin...

Daniel 2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 28:1
"And if you faithfully obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

1 Chronicles 14:1
And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also masons and carpenters to build a house for him.

1 Chronicles 14:3
And David took more wives in Jerusalem, and David fathered more sons and daughters.

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