The thirteenth book of the Old Testament.

Chapters: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29

Previous book: 2 Kings | Next book: 2 Chronicles
Everything King James Bible

Known in Catholic Bibles as The Books of Paralipomenon. It starts out with nine chapters (1 Chronicles 1 through 1 Chronicles 9) of family tree data and a lot of begats. Then it settles down and gives an executive summary of the reign of King David, including more smiting and talk about the Ark of the Covenant. For good measure it does a sort of census of the kingdom at the end.

In many ways it reiterates the story covered in 1 Kings and 2 Kings.
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
Book: 1 Chronicles
Chapters: 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 ·

The books of Chronicles are, in a great Measure, repetitions
of what is in the books of Samuel and of the Kings, yet there
are some excellent useful things in them which we find not
elsewhere. The FIRST Book traces the rise of the Jewish people
from Adam, and afterward gives an account of the reign of David.
In the SECOND Book the narrative is continued, and relates the
progress and End of the Kingdom of Judah; also it notices the
return of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity. Jerome says,
that whoever supposes himself to have knowledge of the
Scriptures without being acquainted with the books of
Chronicles, deceives himself. Historical facts passed over
elsewhere, names, and the connection of passages are to be found
here, and many questions concerning the Gospel are explained.

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