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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:12-19

We may learn here, 1. That when public affairs are in a ferment violent proceedings do but make bad worse. Rough answers (such as Rehoboam here gave) do but stir up anger and bring oil to the flames. The pilot has need to steer steadily in a storm. Many have been driven to the mischief they did not intend by being too severely dealt with for what they did intend. 2. That, whatever the devices and designs of men are, God is, by all, doing his own work, and fulfilling the word which he has... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 10:16

To your tents , O Israel - "To your cities, O Israel." - Targum. Now , David , see to thine own house - "Now, David, rule over the men of thy own house." - Targum. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

The verses of this chapter, nineteen in number, correspond with those of 1 Kings 12:1-19 . They so correspond as to convince us that both writers took from one original, or, at any rate, one former source. But they are particularly instructive also in another direction. Our 1 Kings 12:2 and 1 Kings 12:3 are in order, and quite intelligible. 1 Kings 12:2 and 1 Kings 12:3 of the parallel are not so, and convince us either that the carelessness of copyists was more than usual (even... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

A notable and very mournful instance of lacking wisdom through not asking of God. The compiler of the Chronicles, in the pursuit of the special objects which he had in view, feels that he need lose no time in details, or in parts of the whole history, which were to be found elsewhere, but which were less important to his own object. The fifteenth verse of this chapter supplies us with an instance of this, its reference to Ahijah the Shilonite finding full explanation in the fuller parallel... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:3-19

The loss of a kingdom. I. A REASONABLE REQUEST PREFERRED , ( 2 Chronicles 10:3 , 2 Chronicles 10:4 .) 1 . A public grievance stated. The northern tribes, through Jeroboam, complained to Rehoboam that Solomon had made their yoke grievous. Whether this was tree or not has been much debated. 2 . A measure of relief demanded. "Make the heavy yoke of thy father lighter." Not only was this reasonable, but it should, have been a point in their favour, that they sought... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:16

What portion have we in David? (see 2 Samuel 20:1 ). To your tents, O Israel ; i.e. there is nothing more to be done here; all may as well go home. The use, and especially repeated use, of the names, David, Jesse, David , plainly speaks tribe rivalry, if not jealousy. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

A.M. 3029. B.C. 975. The people request Rehoboam to ease their grievances, 2 Chronicles 10:1-5 . Rehoboam, rejecting the old men’s counsel, by the advice of the young men, answers them roughly, 2 Chronicles 10:6-15 . Ten tribes revolt, 2 Chronicles 10:16-19 . NOTES ON CHAPTER 10. 2 Chronicles 10:1. Rehoboam, went to Shechem, &c. See 1 Kings 12:0., where this chapter is explained, so that little need be added here. 2 Chronicles 10:3. And they sent and called him Or rather, as... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

10:1-36:23 THE KINGS OF JUDAHDivision and its consequences (10:1-13:22)The Chronicler records the division of the kingdom (10:1-11:4; see notes on 1 Kings 12:1-24), but omits the statement in 1 Kings 12:20 that Jeroboam was made king of the northern tribes. He does not even mention Jeroboam’s reign (1 Kings 12:25-14:20). He considers that because the northerners broke away from the dynasty of David and from the true worship of God, they had no right to be called a kingdom, and certainly not the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 10:16

saw. Some codices, with seven early printed editions, read this word "saw", in the text. your tents. Primitive text reads "your gods". One of the emendations of the Sopherim. See App-33 , and compare 2 Samuel 20:1 . tents = homes. Compare 2 Samuel 18:17 ; 2Sa 19:8 ; 2 Samuel 20:1 . read more

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