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John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible

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Chapter 6

Chapter Overview

The first fathers of the tribe of Levi, verse 1-3.
The line of the priests from Aaron to the captivity, verse 4-15.
Of some other families, verse 16-30.
The work of the Levites, verse 31-48 Of the priests, verse
49-53. The cities of the priests and Levites, verse 54-81.

Verse 10
The priest's office - So did all the rest, but it is implied that he did it worthily, he filled his place, and valiantly discharged his office in Uzziah's time. Solomon built - In Solomon's temple; so called to distinguish it from the second temple which was built or in building when these books were written.

Verse 44
Ethan - Called also Jeduthun, chap. ; 2 Chronicles 35:15, and in the titles of divers psalms.

Verse 54
Castles - So called, not only because, walled and well guarded by the country; but because they and their possessions were in a particular manner the care of divine providence. As God was their portion, so God was their protector. And a cottage will be a castle to those that abide under the shadow of the Almighty. The lot - Or, the first lot.

Verse 66
Coasts - Or, of their borders, of their country contained within its borders.


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on 1 Chronicles 6". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes
on the Whole Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/wen/view.cgi?book=1ch&chapter=006>. 1765.  

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