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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 24:25

And when they were departed from him ,.... Having got what wealth and spoil they could: for they left him in great diseases ; through the wounds they gave him, and the distress they brought him into: his own servants conspired against him, for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest ; for perhaps more than one was slain at the same time; the rest vindicating the cause of their brother, shared the same fate; or the plural is put for the singular: and slew him on his bed ; in... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:26

And these are they that conspired against him, Zabad the son of Shimeah an Ammonitess ,.... Called Jozachar, the son of Shimeah, 2 Kings 12:21 , and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess ; called in the same place the son of Shomer. read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 24:27

Now concerning his sons ,.... The sons of Joash; how many they were, and what their names: and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him ; which some understand of the hard and heavy prophecies of the Lord against him; and others of the heavy taxes and tribute imposed on him by the king of Syria; and others of the collection for the repairs of the temple, 2 Chronicles 24:6 , where the word used signifies a burden; and it follows: and the repairing of the house of the Lord ; the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 24:26

These are they that conspired against him - The two persons here mentioned were certainly not Jews; the mother of one was an Ammonitess, and the mother of the other was a Moabitess. Who their fathers were we know not; they were probably foreigners and aliens. Some suppose that these persons were of the king's chamber, and therefore could have the easiest access to him. It has been, and is still, the folly of kings to have foreigners for their valets and most confidential... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 24:27

The greatness of the burdens laid upon him - Meaning, probably, the heavy tribute laid upon him by the Syrians; though some think the vast sums amassed for the repairs of the temple are here intended. Written in the story - מדרש midrash , the commentary, of the book of Kings. We have met with this before; but these works are all lost, except the extracts found in Kings, Chronicles, and Ezra. These abridgments were the cause of the neglect, and finally of the... 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 24:17-25

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 24:23-27

Divine retributions; or, the predictions and prayers of a dying mar, coming true. I. JUDAH INVADED BY THE SYRIANS . ( 2 Chronicles 24:23 .) Zechariah had predicted that prosperity should no longer attend Judah in consequence of her apostasy from Jehovah (verse 20); and, before breathing his last, had prayed, and so practically predicted ( James 5:16 ), that Jehovah would avenge his murder upon the king, his princes, and people (verse 22). That this incursion of Hazael ( 1... read more

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