1 Chronicles 19:1-5
Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.…
Don't be suspicious. Some people think they are very clever in finding out what is wrong where no one else sees anything amiss, and these often make themselves very ridiculous. Tennyson, when a young man, was walking through Wales, on his way back from the Continent, and turned into a little wayside inn, where an old man sat by the fire, and asked many questions in s very suspicious fashion. "Are you from the army? Not from the army? Then where do you come from?" he bluntly asked at last. "I am just come from the Pyrenees," said the poet. "Ah, I knew there was 'a something!'" was the knowing clincher of the old man. Could anything have been more ridiculous? Don't be suspicious; think the best, believe the best, love the best; remember that everybody finds just what he seeks. You will always find "a something" if it is "a something" you are seeking, but you will also always find what is good and beautiful if you are in search of that.
(J. Reid Howatt.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Now it came to pass after this, that Nahash the king of the children of Ammon died, and his son reigned in his stead.