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.…
I. THE GENEROUS MESSAGE OF DAVID.
1. In its accession.
2. In its form.
II. THE DISGRACEFUL TREATMENT OF DAVID'S MESSENGERS. Shaving their beards and shortening their garments, a double insult in the East, where long beards and long garments are badges of honour. Many Orientals would rather die than lose their beards (signs of dignity and ornaments of freedom), and Turks used to regard beardless Europeans as runaway slaves.
III. THE CONSIDERATE KINDNESS FOR THE DISGRACED MESSENGERS.
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.