And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
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EXPOSITORY (ENGLISH BIBLE)In a good old age.—Genesis 15:15.
Riches and honour.—1Chronicles 29:12. Syriac, “And he was great in the riches of the world, and in the honour thereof.”
And Solomon his son reigned in his stead.—The regular formula, from 1Kings 11:43 to the end of the history of the kings.1 Chronicles 29:28. Full of days — Fully satisfied with the days which God had given him, having had the happiness of seeing his beloved son Solomon settled in his throne. Riches and honour — He had enough of this world, and of the riches and honour of it; and he knew when he had enough. He was satisfied, and very willing to go to a better place.1 Kings 1:1 note.
26. Thus David … reigned—(See 1Ki 2:11).Full of days; fully satisfied with the days which God had given him, having had the happiness to see his beloved Solomon settled in his throne, being now weary of this life, and desiring to be with God.
full of days, riches, and honour; had as much of either of them as he could wish for; and having enough, he sought after, and was taken to the possession of, eternal life, durable riches, and honours, and glory, that fade not away:And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honor: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.
EXEGETICAL (ORIGINAL LANGUAGES)Verse 28. - We learn from 2 Samuel 5:4, 5, that David was thirty years old when he began to reign in Hebron. He must, therefore, have died in his seventy-first year. That this is called here a good old age shows that the length of human life had now greatly subsided. In comparison of all his successors on the thrones of Judah and of Israel, his age was clearly a "good old age?' 1 Chronicles 23:1, and the first anointing of Solomon narrated in 1 Kings 1:32. ליהיה, not: before Jahve, which ל cannot signify, but: "to Jahve," in accordance with His will expressed in His choice of Solomon (1 Chronicles 28:4). The ל before צדוק is nota accus., as in לשׁלמה. From the last words we learn that Zadok received the high-priesthood with the consent of the estates of the kingdom.
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