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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:15-26

We have here a sad account of the degeneracy and apostasy of Joash. God had done great things for him; he had done something for God; but now he proved ungrateful to his God and false to the engagements he had laid himself under to him. How has the gold become dim, and the most fine gold changed! Here we find, I. The occasions of his apostasy. When he did that which was right it was not with a perfect heart. He never was sincere, never acted from principle, but in compliance to Jehoiada, who... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:21

And they conspired against him ,.... Consulted together to take away his life, and got the order of the king to do it: and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the Lord ; where he had stood and reproved them; this they did before he went out, while in the temple; and if he is the same Zechariah, as some think, our Lord speaks of, he was slain between the temple porch and the altar, Matthew 23:35 ; see Gill on Matthew 23:35 . read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 24:21

Stoned him - at the commandment of the king - What a most wretched and contemptible man was this, who could imbrue his hands in the blood of a prophet of God, and the son of the man who had saved him from being murdered, and raised him to the throne! Alas, alas! Can even kings forget benefits? But when a man falls from God, the devil enters into him; and then he is capable of every species of cruelty. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:1-27

The sad and strange unreliableness of human disposition and life here. One of the strangest of all the sadnesses of human life is the uncertainty and unreliableness of human disposition, which it is so constantly exposing to view. Not only has the fairest promise vanished (like the sun of many a morning) long before the character could be supposed to be firm or even fairly formed, but after the period justly esteemed critical has passed, after fruit has set, and even after some fruit has... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:17-22

The downward career of a king. I. JOASH 'S TEMPTATION . ( 2 Chronicles 24:17 .) 1 . When it came. "After Jehoiada's death,", when the weakling king, having lost his counsellor, was left to the guidance of his own vain heart and foolish understanding. Temptations mostly assail men in their moments of weakness. Eve was probably assaulted in the absence of Adam ( Genesis 3:1 ); David, certainly, in the absence of Nathan ( 2 Samuel 11:2 ); Job, when enfeebled through affliction... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:17-25

Sad successive stages. With the seventeenth verse of this chapter there commences a very painful record. From one who had been so mercifully spared, so admirably trained, so bountifully blessed, as was King Joash, much better things might have been expected. It is the melancholy story of rapid degeneracy, and a miserable and dishonourable end. I. DEPARTURE FROM THE LIVING GOD . Not being "rooted and grounded" in reverence and in attachment to Jehovah, as soon as the directing... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:21

Stoned him . Yet this was their Law's punishment for themselves, for idolaters (Le 2 Chronicles 20:2 ). At the commandment of the king. The king, who had yielded to the flattering obeisance and worship of the princes, is now driven on a grievous length further. In the court of the house of the Lord . So Matthew 23:35 , "between the temple [Revised Version, 'sanctuary'] and the altar." read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 24:21

In the court of the house of the Lord - “Between the altar and the Temple,” or directly in front of the temple porch, if it be this Zechariah of whom our Lord speaks Matthew 23:35. A horror of the impious deed long possessed the Jews, who believed that the b ood could not be effaced, but continued to bubble on the stones of the court, like blood newly shed, until the temple was entered, just prior to its destruction, by Nebuzaradan. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 24:21

2 Chronicles 24:21. And they conspired against him Namely, the people whom he addressed, having been easily corrupted by the examples of their apostate king and princes. And stoned him with stones And that immediately, without even colour of law; not so much as accusing him of being a blasphemer, a traitor, a false prophet, or guilty of any crime whatever; at the commandment of the king Who owed his crown and life to Jehoiada his father; and in the court of the house of the Lord Whose... read more

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