Verse 25. "David-offered burnt-offerings" - And that these sacrifices were pleasing to the Lord, is evident from a circumstance marked in the parallel place, 1 Chron. xxi. x16: David called upon the Lord, and he answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of burnt-offering.
"The plague was stalled" - Jerusalem did not share in the common calamity, seventy thousand being the whole that were slain throughout the land.
THIS book is unfinished, and requires 1 Chronicles22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29, to complete it. A few things relative to this history may be found in the beginning of the following book; but the information in 1 Chroniclesis much more extensive and satisfactory.
MASORETIC NOTES ON THE TWO BOOKS OF SAMUEL
IN the time of the Masoretes the two books of Samuel were considered but as one, and thus divided:-
Number of verses in these two books, 1506.
Number of Masoretic sections, 34.
The middle verse is 1 Sam. xxviii. 24: And the woman had a fat calf in the house, and she hasted and killed it, and took flour and kneaded it, and did bake unleavened bread thereof.