Read & Study the Bible Online - Bible Portal
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

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 23:21

The city was quiet - There was no attempt at a counter-revolution. Concerning the coronation of Joash, there is a curious circumstance mentioned by the Targumist on 2 Chronicles 23:11 , it is as follows: - "And they brought forth the son of the king, and put on him the royal crown which David took from the head of the king of the children of Ammon. In it was inserted the precious attracting stone, in which was engraven and expressed the great and honorable Name [ יהוה ] which David... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:16-21

The close of a revolution. I. COVENANT - MAKING . ( 2 Chronicles 23:16 .) Read in connection with 2 Kings 11:17 , this verse points to two covenant transactions. 1 . Between Jehovah and the king and people. 2 . Between the king and the people. II. IDOL - PURGING . In a fit of reforming zeal the excited people entered without delay on a crusade against the false worship which had been introduced and patronized by Athaliah. 1 . The temple of Baal wrecked. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 23:21

First purity, then peace. "And the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword." We can conceive of many occasions when the "slaying of a woman with the sword" should not and would not lead to quietude, but to unrest, to turbulence, and to strife. But this "wicked woman," Athaliah, was the impersonation of usurpation and of idolatry. To slay her was to "put away the evil thing" from above and from the midst of the people of God. It was an act of purgation, of... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 23:21

2 Chronicles 23:21. All the people rejoiced: and the city was quiet The generality of the people rejoiced, the rest were quiet, and made no opposition. When the son of David is enthroned in the soul, all therein is quiet, and springs of joy are opened. 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 23:21

rejoiced . . . quiet. "After" Athaliah was slain! So will it be when the great usurper shall he finally cast down. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 23:1-21

G. Athaliah ch. 23The Chronicler did not have much interest in Athaliah because she was not of the Davidic line; she was the daughter of Ahab. His concern in this chapter was with the events that brought the next Davidic king to the throne: Joash.Instead of protecting the temple, as had all the good kings of Judah so far, Joash enjoyed protection in the temple. The temple was a visual symbol of the continuity of the Davidic dynasty. Even though there was no visible king during Athaliah’s... read more

Group of Brands