F I R S T C H R O N I C L E
David's piety and his prayer we had an account of
in the foregoing chapter; here follows immediately that which one
might reasonably expect, an account of his prosperity; for those
that seek first the kingdom of God and the righteousness thereof,
as David did, shall have other things added to them as far as God
sees good for them. Here is, I. His prosperity abroad. He conquered
the Philistines (ver. 1),
the Moabites (ver. 2), the
king of Zobah (ver. 3,
4), the Syrians (ver.
5-8), made the king of Hamath his tributary (ver. 9-11), and the Edomites,
ver. 12, 13. II. His
prosperity at home. His court and kingdom flourished, ver. 14-17. All this we had an
account of before, 2 Sam.