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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 32:1-8

Here is, I. The formidable design of Sennacherib against Hezekiah's kingdom, and the vigorous attempt he made upon it. This Sennacherib was now, as Nebuchadnezzar was afterwards, the terror and scourge and great oppressor of that part of the world. He aimed to raise a boundless monarchy for himself upon the ruins of all his neighbours. His predecessor Shalmaneser had lately made himself master of the kingdom of Israel, and carried the ten tribes captives. Sennacherib thought, in like manner,... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 32:1

After these things, and the establishment thereof ,.... What are recorded in the preceding chapters, when matters were well settled, especially with respect to religion and temple service, and when Hezekiah was well established in the throne of his kingdom, had fought with and defeated the Philistines, and cast off the Assyrian yoke, and was in very prosperous circumstances; for it was in the fourteenth year of his reign that what follows was done: Sennacherib king of Assyria came and... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 32:1

After these things - God did not permit this pious prince to be disturbed till he had completed the reformation which he had begun. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 32:1

The establishment thereof; translate, and this (his) truth . The word is the same with the third of the trio (see above), as given in 2 Chronicles 32:20 of the foregoing chapter. The evident meaning intended to be conveyed is, "After these things and this truth," i.e. truthfulness of conduct on the part of Hezekiah, the strict rendering being, "After the things and the truth this." Sennacherib … came … entered into Judah … encamped against the fenced cities … thought to win. This... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 32:1-8

In face of the enemy. We do not know how long "after these things, and the establishment thereof," occurred the events which are here narrated; but the connection of the two in the record of the Chronicler may suggest to us— I. THAT TROUBLE MAY FOLLOW FAITHFULNESS AS IT DOES FOLLOW SIN . We never read of Israel's serious departure from their loyalty to Jehovah without reading of appropriate penalty coming in due course. Suffering always waits on sin—suffering in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 32:1-8

An Assyrian invasion of Judah. I. THE DATE , 1 . Indefinitely. "After these things, and this faithfulness" ( 2 Chronicles 32:1 ); i.e. after the great Passover, which terminated in the destruction of the symbols of idolatry throughout the land, with the restoration of the true worship of Jehovah in Connection with the reopened and purified temple ( 2 Chronicles 30:1-27 ; 2 Chronicles 31:1-21 .), and after the singular display of zeal and piety on the part of Hezekiah in... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 32:1-23

The weakness that bodes strength; the defiant strength that bodes shame efface. One of the most fruitful sources of strength in the individual character is according to the trustfulness that may be in it-the absence, or all but entire absence, of it on the one hand, and the larger or lesser bulk of it on the other. Trustfulness is a sure turning-point—a determining feature in the original shaping and in the growing formation of any character. The direction in which that trustfulness goes... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 32:1

The establishment thereof - literally, “the faithfulness thereof” or, in other words, “after these things had been faithfully accomplished.”2 Chronicles 32:1-8 form a passage supplementary to 2 Kings 18:13-16. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 32:1

2 Chronicles 32:1. After these things, and the establishment thereof An emphatical preface, signifying, that notwithstanding all his zeal for God, God saw fit to exercise him with a sore trial. And God ordered it at this time, that he might have an opportunity of showing himself strong on the behalf of his returning people. It is possible we may be in the way of our duty, and yet meet with trouble and danger. God permits this, for the trial of our confidence in him, and the manifestation of... read more

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