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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 22:42

He reigned twenty and five years; part by himself and partly with his sons, whom he took into the fellowship of his kingdom; of which see more on 2 Kings 1:17. read more

Joseph Exell

Preacher's Complete Homiletical Commentary - 1 Kings 22:41-50

CRITICAL AND EXPLANATORY NOTES.—1 Kings 22:41. History of the reign of Jehoshaphat of Judah—Scant records of Judah occur in the Scriptures, but Chronicles give them more fully. 1 Kings 22:46. The sodomites … he took out of the land—Lit., extinguished from the land. 1 Kings 22:49. Then said Ahaziah—At that time king of Israel. He wished to unite with Jehoshaphat in maritime expeditions; the explanation of his refusal is found in 2 Chronicles 20:35-37. Ezion-geber (1 Kings 22:48) abounds in... read more

Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith Bible Commentary - 1 Kings 22:1-53

Chapter 22So they went for three years without war between Syria and Israel. And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat who was the king of the southern tribes Judah, he came up to visit Ahab. And the king of Israel [that would be Ahab] said to his servants, Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and we be still, and take it not out of the hand of the king of Syria? So he said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle at Ramothgilead? And Jehoshaphat said to the king, I am as you are, my... read more

Joseph Sutcliffe

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments - 1 Kings 22:1-53

1 Kings 22:2 . Jehoshaphat had married his son Jehoram to Athaliah, daughter of Jezebel; probably from the idea that the connection would prevent internal war for the future: oh fatal mistake! 1 Kings 22:7 . Is there not here a prophet of the Lord besides? It was a maxim, even of the ancient pagan priests, that nothing of importance was to be undertaken without consulting the gods. 1 Kings 22:17 . As sheep that have not a shepherd. Cyrus and David are called shepherds. Here then is... read more

Joseph Exell

The Biblical Illustrator - 1 Kings 22:2-50

1 Kings 22:2-50Jehoshaphat the King of Judah.Character of JehoshaphatIn Ahab we have an instance of a wicked man partially reclaimed, frequently arrested, but yet finally hardened in his iniquity. In Jehoshaphat, again, we have a still more affecting example. We see how a man, upright before God, and sincere in serving Him, may be betrayed into weak compliances; and how dangerous and melancholy the consequences of these compliances may be. The general uprightness of Jehoshaphat, his sincerity... read more

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