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8:11 These will be the ways of the king. Israel’s Canaanite neighbors and many of the Israelite kings were guilty of harsh practices like those described in vv. 11–17.
run before. Compare the actions of Absalom in 2 Sam. 15:1 with Adonijah in 1 Kin. 1:5.
chariots. See 2 Sam. 8:4; 15:1; 1 Kin. 4:26; 10:26–29.