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Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:42

 

 

"O LORD God, do not turn away the face of Your anointed; remember Your lovingkindness to Your servant David."

Adam Clarke Commentary

Turn not away the face of thine anointed - "At least do me good; and if not for my sake, do it for thy own sake." - Jarchi.

These two last verses are not in the parallel place in 1 Kings 8:22-53. There are other differences between the two places in this prayer, but they are not of much consequence.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1832.

Geneva Study Bible

O LORD God, turn not away the face of n thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

(n) Hear my prayer, I who am your anointed king.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

turn not away the face of thine anointed — that is, of me, who by Thy promise and appointment have been installed as king and ruler of Israel. The words are equivalent in meaning to this: Do not reject my present petitions; do not send me from Thy throne of grace dejected in countenance and disappointed in heart.

remember the mercies of David thy servant — that is, the mercies promised to David, and in consideration of that promise, hear and answer my prayer (compare Psalm 132:10).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

Thine anointed — Of me, who by thy command was anointed the king and ruler of thy people: do not deny my requests, nor send me from the throne of thy grace with a dejected countenance.

The mercies — Those which thou hast promised to David and to his house for ever. And thus may we plead, with an eye to Christ, who is called David, Hosea 3:5. Lord, remember his merits, and accept of us, on the account of them. Remember the promises of the everlasting covenant, which are called the sure mercies of David, Isaiah 55:3. This must be all our desire, all our hope, all our prayer, and all our plea; for it is all our salvation.


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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-chronicles-6.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Chronicles 6:42 O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.

Ver. 42. Remember the mercies of David.] Those "sure mercies"; [Isaiah 55:3] that is, promises of mercy.


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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". John Trapp Complete Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1865-1868.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

REFLECTIONS

Oh! most gracious, most holy, most blessed Lord God Almighty! what expressions of thankfulness can be found sufficient to speak thy love in the unequalled gift of thy dear Son! Was it not enough, O thou Father of mercies, and God of all comfort, that from thine own free grace thou didst set up thy dear Son from everlasting, as the constituted head of thy church and people; but through so many ages intermediate to his coming thou shouldst be pleased to keep up, by so many ways, and in such various representations, tokens, and symbols, and types to shadow forth the glories of his person, and the vast importance of his salvation? Oh! Lord! I would not only beseech thee, like Solomon, to bless me in all the circumstances in which I may be placed, and to pardon me in all the transgressions into which I may fall, for Jesus's sake; but I would pray also, Holy Father, that thou wouldest give me grace to appreciate and esteem this inestimable gift of thy dear Son in a manner suited to the vast importance with which thou hast been pleased to give him. I see, Lord, that thine infinite mind hath been occupied in this grand concern, as it relates to the salvation of poor sinners, from everlasting. Thou hast called upon the world to behold him whom thy soul loveth. Thou hast manifested such a display of love and grace in this solemn transaction of redeeming thy church by the Lord Jesus, as challengeth the whole earth to contemplate the person of Jesus whom the Father so loveth. Now, Lord, hear me for one sweet mercy which in its bosom includes every other; cause me so to love the Lord Jesus as thou lovest him. Let Jesus be precious to my soul as he is to my God and Father. And while I pray thee to look upon the face of thine anointed, and accept my soul in him; oh! for grace in mine own soul to look unto Jesus with that fixedness of rapture and joy, until my whole heart be found going out after him in such earnestness of desire as can be satisfied with nothing beside. Hear me, Lord and Father, for this mercy! I am encouraged to ask it in faith, because Jesus himself encourageth me so to do. For he hath said, In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall ask the Father, in my name he will give it you. Ask and ye shall receive that your joy may be full. Thus my joy will be full when my soul is full of Jesus! let this be the very language of my heart, Whom have I in heaven but thee; and who is there upon earth that I desire in comparison of thee? My flesh and my heart faileth, but thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.


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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1828.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Of thine anointed, i.e. of me, who by thy command and appointment was anointed the king and ruler of thy people: do not deny my present requests, nor send me back from the throne of thy grace with a sad heart and dejected countenance.

The mercies of David thy servant, i.e. those which thou hast promised to David and to his house for ever.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 6:42. O Lord, turn not away the face of thine anointed — Of me, who by thy command was anointed the king and ruler of thy people: do not deny my request, nor send me from the throne of thy grace with a dejected countenance. Remember the mercies of David — Those which thou hast promised to David, and to his house for ever. And thus may we plead, with an eye to Christ, who is called David, Hosea 3:5. Lord, remember his merits, and accept of us on the account of them. Remember the promises of the everlasting covenant, which are called the sure mercies of David, Isaiah 55:3. This must be all our desire, all our hope, all our prayer, and all our plea; for it is all our salvation.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Anointed. Cover not with shame the king, whom thou hast appointed, (Haydock) nor reject my prayer. (Tirinus) --- Mercies, which thou hast shewn, or rather (Calmet) the acts of virtue which thy servant displayed. (Syriac, &c.) For thy servant David's sake, turn not away the face of thy anointed, Psalm cxxxi. In consideration of his merits, grant my request. (Calmet) --- Even Solomon, though at this time the object of God's complacency, disdains not to screen himself under the merits of the departed saints. (Haydock)

 


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Thine Anointed. Hebrew Messiah.

the mercies of David. Genitive of Relation (App-17) = the mercies, or lovingkindnesses, shown and assured to David (Psalms 89:49).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant. Turn not away the face of thine anointed - i:e., of me, who by thy promise and appointment have been installed as king and ruler of Israel. The words are equivalent in meaning to this: Do not reject my present petitions; do not send me from thy throne of grace dejected in countenance and disappointed in heart.

Remember the mercies or David thy servant - i:e., the mercies promised to David; and in consideration of that promise, hear and answer my prayer (cf. Psalms 132:10).


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(42) O Lord God.—Not in the psalm. The temple invocation is used as in the priest’s blessing (Numbers 6:24-26).

Turn not away the face of thine anointed—i.e., deny not his request (1 Kings 2:16). Psalms 132:10 :—

“For the sake of David Thy servant,

Turn not away the face of Thine Anointed.”

The members of the couplet are transposed, and the language of the first is modified by the chronicler, so as to bring in the phrase, “the mercies of David,” that is, Jehovah’s mercies promised to David (Isaiah 55:3; Psalms 89:49).

Remember (zokrâh)—Only here and five times in Nehemish.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:42". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

O LORD God, turn not away the face of thine anointed: remember the mercies of David thy servant.
turn not
That is, "reject not thine anointed;" or, "repulse him not," agreeably to the interpretation of this phrase in the Syriac and Arabic versions.
1 Kings 2:16
thine anointed
1 Kings 1:34; Psalms 2:2; Isaiah 61:1
remember
Psalms 132:1; Isaiah 55:3; Acts 13:34
the mercies
Or, as Dr. Geddes renders, "the pious deeds of thy servant David." The Syriac has, "the good actions of thy servant."

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