1 Chronicles 19:2
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New International Version
David thought, "I will show kindness to Hanun son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me." So David sent a delegation to express his sympathy to Hanun concerning his father. When David's envoys came to Hanun in the land of the Ammonites to express sympathy to him,

King James Bible
And David said, I will shew kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. So the servants of David came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.

Darby Bible Translation
And David said, I will shew kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father shewed kindness to me. And David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. And David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.

World English Bible
David said, "I will show kindness to Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me." So David sent messengers to comfort him concerning his father. David's servants came into the land of the children of Ammon to Hanun, to comfort him.

Young's Literal Translation
and David saith, 'I do kindness with Hanun son of Nahash, for his father did with me kindness;' and David sendeth messengers to comfort him concerning his father. And the servants of David come in unto the land of the sons of Ammon, unto Hanun, to comfort him,

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Now it came to pass - See the same history, 2 Samuel 10:1 (note), etc., and the notes there.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I will shew

1 Samuel 30:26 And when David came to Ziklag, he sent of the spoil to the elders of Judah, even to his friends, saying...

2 Samuel 9:1,7 And David said, Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan's sake...

2 Kings 4:13 And he said to him, Say now to her, Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for you?...

Esther 6:3 And the king said, What honor and dignity has been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered to him...

Ecclesiastes 9:15 Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.

the children

Genesis 19:37,38 And the first born bore a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites to this day...

Deuteronomy 23:3-6 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD...

Nehemiah 4:3,7 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall...

Nehemiah 13:1 On that day they read in the book of Moses in the audience of the people; and therein was found written...

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Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
John 11:19
and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother.

1 Chronicles 19:1
In the course of time, Nahash king of the Ammonites died, and his son succeeded him as king.

1 Chronicles 19:3
the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun, "Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Haven't his envoys come to you only to explore and spy out the country and overthrow it?"

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