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George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 22:49

Made. Hebrew incorrectly reads hasar, "ten," instead of hasa, "made;" (Calmet) which the Protestants follow, "made ships of Tharshish, to go to Ophir." (Haydock) See chap. iv. 26., and 28. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 1 Kings 22:41-50

41-50 Jehoshaphat's reign appears to have been one of the best, both as to piety and prosperity. He pleased God, and God blessed him. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 1 Kings 22:41-53

Jehoshaphat in Judah, Ahaziah in Isreal v. 41. And Jehoshaphat, the son of Asa, began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab, king of Israel. Cf 2 Chronicles 17-21. v. 42. Jehoshaphat, of whose reign only a very brief summary is here given, was thirty and five years old when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name, mentioned, as usual, on account of the obvious great influence of the mother in Oriental harems, was Azubah, the... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 1 Kings 22:1-53

C.—Ahab’s expedition against the Syrians, undertaken with Jehoshaphat, and his death1 Kings 22:1-40 (2 Chronicles 18:1-34)1And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel. 2And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Jndah came down to the king of Israel. 3And the king of Israel said unto his servants, Know ye that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria? 4And he said unto Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - 1 Kings 22:1-53

a Prosperous Nation 1 Kings 4:1-7 ; 1 Kings 20:1-43 ; 1 Kings 21:1-29 ; 1 Kings 22:1-53 What a picture is here given of national contentment and prosperity! We can almost hear the gladsome voice of the myriad-peopled land, teeming with young life and laden with golden harvests. It was the summer of their national existence. The sacred scribe enumerates first the high officials of the court, then the daily provision of the king, his studies, and his fame. Abundant proof was yielded by all... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - 1 Kings 22:41-53

“Broken Ships” 1 Kings 22:41-53 Further details of Jehoshaphat’s good reign are given in 2 Chronicles 17:1-19 ; 2 Chronicles 18:1-34 ; 2 Chronicles 19:1-11 ; 2 Chronicles 20:1-37 . He made strenuous efforts to rid the land of the more obvious evils that disgraced it, though some of the abuses seemed too deeply rooted even for his strong hand, 1 Kings 22:43 . The great defect of Jehoshaphat’s character was the ease with which he associated himself with Ahab and his family; for this subsequent... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - 1 Kings 22:1-53

The final movement in the downfall of Ahab is here chronicled. Jehoshaphat visited Ahab, who suggested the alliance against the king of Syria. Jehoshaphat suggested an appeal to Jehovah. Ahab produced certain prophets of his own. Jehoshaphat sought a true prophet of the Lord and found Micaiah, who predicted the king's defeat. Evidently in the heart of Ahab there was a suspicion that, much as he hated him, Micaiah was right. By a mean and cowardly act he put Jehoshaphat in the conspicuous place... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Kings 22:41-50

The Reign Of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah c. 870-848 BC (1 Kings 22:41-50 ). We have already come across Jehoshaphat with regard to his alliance with Ahab against the Aramaeans (1 Kings 22:1-38), although that incident was mainly connected with the conflict between Ahab and Micaiah the prophet. (We will also learn more about him as a result of his alliance with Jehoram of Israel against Moab - 1 Kings 3:1-27). What follows now briefly summarises Jehoshaphat’s whole reign. As far as the... read more

Arthur Peake

Arthur Peake's Commentary on the Bible - 1 Kings 22:41-50

1 Kings 22:41-Philippians : . Reigns of Jehoshaphat of Judah and Ahaziah of Israel,— These reigns are related in the usual annalistic style. 1 Kings 22:47 , which says there was no king in Edom, is very obscure. It seems to imply that Jehoshaphat owned Edom, and ruled by his own nominee, but in 2 Kings 3 we read of a king of Edom. 1 Kings 22:48 . On Ophir and Ezion-geber, see 1 Kings 9:26; 1 Kings 9:28. The Chronicler ( 2 Chronicles 20:37) says that the ships were wrecked as a punishment for... read more

Matthew Poole

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible - 1 Kings 22:49

Object. It is said that he did join with Ahaziah herein, 2 Chronicles 20:35,2 Chronicles 20:36. Answ. That was before this time, and before the ships were broken; for the breaking of the ships, mentioned here, 1 Kings 22:48, is noted to be the effect of his sin, in joining with Ahaziah, and of the prophecy consequent upon it, 2 Chronicles 20:37. And good Jehoshaphat being warned and chastised by God for this sin, would not be persuaded to repeat it; whereby he showed the sincerity of his... read more

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