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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:12-21

Here we have, I. The people pleased, 2 Chron. 23:12, 13. When the king stood at his pillar, whose right it was to stand there, all the people of the land rejoiced to see a rod sprung out of the stem of Jesse, Isa. 11:1. When it seemed a withered root in a dry ground, to see what they despaired of ever seeing?a king of the house of David, what a pleasing surprise was it to them! They ran in transports of joy to see this sight, praised the king, and praised God, for they had with them such as... 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

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:11-15

Sin surprised at its rapture. The success of this revolution, so long prepared and so admirably accomplished by Jehoiada, involved the ruin of one "wicked woman" ( 2 Chronicles 24:7 ). It was inevitable that Athaliah must perish; here we have the account of her fall. We have before us— I. SIN SURPRISED AT ITS OWN FAILURE . This coup d'etat evidently came upon Athaliah with surprise. The twelfth verse describes the action of one that is both astonished and alarmed, who... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:12-15

The fall of Athaliah. I. A STARTLED QUEEN . ( 2 Chronicles 23:12 , 2 Chronicles 23:13 .) 1 . An unusual sound. Secretly as the coronation of Joash had been conducted, Athaliah's quick ear caught the noise of trampling feet, clapping hands, and shouting voices that issued from the temple on the other side of the Tyropoean valley. Guilty consciences, of sovereigns, as of common sinners, are prone to be startled by strange sounds ( Job 18:11 , Job 18:12 ); cf. 'Macbeth'... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:13

At his pillar (see note on 2 Chronicles 23:10 ). At the entering in . The parallel ( 2 Kings 11:14 ) has "as the manner was" ( כַּמִּשְׁפָּט vice בַּמָּבוֹא ) . The reading in the parallel is quite explainable by such references as 2 Kings 23:3 ; 2 Chronicles 34:31 ). Such as taught . Piel participle of יָדַע ; the meaning here probably being not literally the teaching confraternity as such, but the leaders, and in particular those who were appointed on this occasion... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 23:13

At the entering in - i. e. at, or near, the opening from the main chamber of the temple into the holy of holies. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 23:13

2 Chronicles 23:13. All the people rejoiced To see a rod sprung out of the stem of Jesse! To see what they despaired of ever seeing, a king of the house of David. read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

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 23:13

stood = standing. Treason, Treason. Figure of speech Epizeuxis. App-6 . read more

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