1 Chronicles 19:3
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New International Version
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?"

King James Bible
But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Thinkest thou that David doth honour thy father, that he hath sent comforters unto thee? are not his servants come unto thee for to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out the land?

Darby Bible Translation
And the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, Is it, in thine eyes, to honour thy father that David has sent comforters to thee? Is it not to search and overthrow, and to spy out the land that his servants are come to thee?

World English Bible
But the princes of the children of Ammon said to Hanun, "Do you think that David honors your father, in that he has sent comforters to you? Haven't his servants come to you to search, to overthrow, and to spy out the land?"

Young's Literal Translation
and the heads of the sons of Ammon say to Hanun, 'Is David honouring thy father, in thine eyes, because he hath sent to thee comforters? in order to search, and to overthrow, and to spy out, the land, have not his servants come in unto thee?'

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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

but the princes

1 Samuel 29:4,9 And the princes of the Philistines were wroth with him; and the princes of the Philistines said to him, Make this fellow return...

1 Kings 12:8-11 But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him...

Thinkest thou that David. [heb] in thine eyes doth David

1 Corinthians 13:5-7 Does not behave itself unseemly, seeks not her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil...

to search

Genesis 42:9-18 And Joseph remembered the dreams which he dreamed of them, and said to them, You are spies...

Joshua 2:1-3 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went...

Judges 1:23,24 And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. (Now the name of the city before was Luz.)...

Judges 18:2,8-10 And the children of Dan sent of their family five men from their coasts, men of valor, from Zorah, and from Eshtaol...

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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
2 Samuel 10:3
the Ammonite commanders said to Hanun their lord, "Do you think David is honoring your father by sending envoys to you to express sympathy? Hasn't David sent them to you only to explore the city and spy it out and overthrow it?"

1 Chronicles 19:2
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,

1 Chronicles 19:4
So Hanun seized David's envoys, shaved them, cut off their garments at the buttocks, and sent them away.

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