1 Chronicles 11 Bible Commentary

John Gill’s Exposition of the Bible

(Read all of 1 Chronicles 11)
This chapter treats of David's being anointed king by all Israel, 1 Chronicles 11:1, which agrees with 2 Samuel 5:1
See Gill on "2Sa 5:1" See Gill on "2Sa 5:2" See Gill on "2Sa 5:3" and of his taking Jerusalem from the Jebusites, 1 Chronicles 11:4 the account of which we have 2 Samuel 5:6.

See Gill on "2Sa 5:6" See Gill on "2Sa 5:7" See Gill on "2Sa 5:8" See Gill on "2Sa 5:9" See Gill on "2Sa 5:10" only here we are told, that it was Joab that smote the Jebusites first, and so was made chief captain according to David's promise; and that he also repaired the rest of the city David built round about; perhaps the fortifications demolished in taking it, 1 Chronicles 11:6 or rather, as others give the sense, he "saved alive" {b} those that remained in the city, after he had slain the lame and the blind; though a learned {c} writer conjectures it should be read, "and Joab hyhy was made
rv the governor of the city"; and the Targum is,

"Joab governed the rest of the city."

And then follows an account of David's mighty men and worthies, 1 Chronicles 11:10 of whom see the notes on
See Gill on "2Sa 23:8-39", and others are added here, 1 Chronicles 11:42 of whom we know no more than their names.

{b} rav ta hyxy "vivas conservavit urbis reliquias," Junius & Tremellius; Strigelius in Poli Synops. in loc. {c} Dr. Kennicot's State of the Hebrew Text, dissert. 1. p. 54.