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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-11

We may well imagine the bad posture of affairs in Jerusalem during Athaliah's six years? usurpation, and may wonder that God permitted it and his people bore it so long; but after such a dark and tedious night the returning day in this revolution was the brighter and the more welcome. The continuance of David's seed and throne was what God had sworn by his holiness (Ps. 89:35), and an interruption was no defeasance; the stream of government here runs again in the right channel. The instrument... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

The contents of this chapter are the same with 2 Kings 11:4 and need no other explanation than what may be found in the notes there, to which the reader is referred.See Gill on 2 Kings 11:4 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:5 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:6 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:7 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:8 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:9 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:10 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:11 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:12 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:13 . See Gill on 2 Kings 11:14 . See... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 23:1

And in the seventh year - See on 2 Kings 11:4 ; (note), etc. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1

Jehoiada strengthened himself (see our note, 2 Chronicles 12:1 ; 2 Chronicles 13:7 ). He nerved himself with courage, and that courage which results from conviction of duty and of ripe time to achieve it. The captains of hundreds (or, centurions of the royal guards ) are not mentioned in the parallel by name, but the significant mention there ( 2 Kings 11:5-7 ) of five detachments (three "third parts," plus "two parts" of another body) tally with the number five , who are ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1

The time of action, after six years' waiting. In the first verse of this chapter, so full of the indications of the ruling providence of God, alike in his raising up a priest like Jehoiada, and in the marriage alliance which Jehoiada had formed with the sister of the king, we are told that this priest "strengthened himself," or took courage, and proceeded also therewith to take measures to bring the hidden heir to the throne to light, and to place on his head the crown. It is not... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-11

The constituents of success. It was no light work that Jehoiada had in hand. He had need to "strengthen himself," as we are told that he did ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 ). To effect a revolution in a kingdom is either a very guilty or a very noble deed. It can only be justified by the most grave conditions and by a reasonable prospect of success. When, as on this occasion, it is imperatively demanded, and when, as now, it is boldly and effectively accomplished, a very great work of patriotism... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-11

The coronation of Joash. I. PREPARATIONS FOR THE CEREMONY . ( 2 Chronicles 23:1-10 .) 1 . Jehoiada ' s covenant with the captains. ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 .) 2 . The nation ' s covenant with the king. 3 . The arrangements for the coup d ' etat . II. PROCEEDINGS IN THE CEREMONY . (Verses 8-11.) 1 . The carrying out of the above arrangements. When the sabbath fixed for the execution of the plot arrived, "the Levites and all the men of... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 23:1

The five names do not occur in Kings; only, and incidentally, the five divisions of the royal guard (2 Kings 11:5 note). read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 23:1

2 Chronicles 23:1. And took the captains of hundreds Not all, but those here following, in whom he put most trust. But the contents of this chapter, in general, having occurred 2 Kings 11:0., where they are explained, little need be said on them here. read more

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