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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:1-9

We have here an account of the reign of Ahaziah, a short reign (of one year only), yet long enough, unless it had been better. He was called Jeho-ahaz (2 Chron. 21:17); here he is called Ahaz-iah, which is the same name and of the same signification, only the words of which it is compounded are transposed. He is here said to be forty-two years old when he began to reign (2 Chron. 22:2), which could not be, for his father, his immediate predecessor, was but forty when he died, and it is said (2... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:5-6

He walked also after their counsel ,.... Did as they advised him, as in matters of religion, so in political things, of which there is an instance in this and the next verse; of which see Gill on 2 Kings 8:28 , 2 Kings 8:29 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:1-12

A medley of the memoranda of evil-doing, its consequences, and its end. The one surviving son of Jehoram, his youngest son, Ahaziah, is put on an unsteady, unsafe throne. Jehoram had caused all his own brethren to be slain, and now it had come to pass that all his "eldest sons had been slain by the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp" As Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and granddaughter of Omri, the evil wife of Jehoram, had not failed to make an evil husband of Jehoram, so,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:1-12

A chapter of tragedies. I. THE SLAUGHTER OF JEHORAM 'S SONS . ( 2 Chronicles 22:1 .) An illustration of three things. 1 . The perils attending high station. Jehoram's sons were among the captives taken by the Philistines and Arabians ( 2 Chronicles 21:17 ). Had they been common soldiers, their lives might have been spared; being princes of the blood, they were put to death. A man's social elevation attracts towards him the arrows of hate, envy, malice, and other secret... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:5-12

Our friends and their fate, etc These verses offer us a cluster of truths which we may gather. I. THAT OUR FATE IS COMMONLY BOUND UP WITH THAT OF OUR FRIENDS . Ahaziah "went with Jehoram the son of Ahab" ( 2 Chronicles 22:5 ); and, allying himself with him in war, he visited him as a friend when he was at his home at Jezreel. But this friendship with God's enemies led him to his destruction; his coming to Jehoram was "of God" ( 2 Chronicles 22:7 ); it was... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:6

Both places (this and the parallel) tell first that Ahaziah went with Joram against Hazael; then that Joram, being smitten, returned for healing to Jezreel; next that Ahaziah, out of compassion in some sort, went down to see Joram in Jezreel; and lastly, it is here signalized that in that very deed of his, Providence brought it about that Jehu lighted upon the track of him ( 2 Chronicles 22:7-9 ), and he met his end. This feature of the history the writer of Chronicles wishes to exhibit, as... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 22:1-12

A.M. 3119. B.C. 885. Ahaziah’s wicked reign, 2 Chronicles 22:1-4 . Being confederate with Joram, he is slain by Jehu, 2 Chronicles 22:5-9 . Athaliah destroys the seed royal, and usurps the kingdom, 2 Chronicles 22:10-12 . 2 Chronicles 22:1. The band of men had slain all the eldest A cruel sort of men, who came along with the Arabians, and therefore slew those whom the Arabians had spared, and only carried into captivity. Or the Philistines may be intended, who accompanied the Arabians... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 22:1-12

Jezebel’s Baalism in Judah (21:1-23:21)The Baalism of Ahab and Jezebel remained strong in the northern kingdom during the successive reigns of their sons Ahaziah and Joram (2 Kings 1:1-8:15). It spread to Judah in the reign of Jehoshaphat’s son Jehoram, who was married to Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel (21:1-20; see notes on 2 Kings 8:16-24).Judah’s next king, Ahaziah, at the direction of his mother Athaliah and her northern relatives, cooperated with the idolatrous northern... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 22:6

Azariah. Same as Ahaziah. See note on 2 Chronicles 22:1 with 2 Chronicles 21:17 . read more

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