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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:14-16

Here is, I. The revolt of Amaziah from the God of Israel to the gods of the Edomites. Egregious folly! Ahaz worshipped the gods of those that had conquered him, for which he had some little colour, 2 Chron. 28:23. But to worship the gods of those whom he had conquered, who could not protect their own worshippers, was the greatest absurdity that could be. What did he see in the gods of the children of Seir that could tempt him to set them up for his gods and bow himself down before them? 2... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:15

Wherefore the anger of the Lord was kindled against Amaziah ,.... Idolatry being always highly displeasing to the Lord; and this was a most provoking instance of it, that when the Lord had given him victory over his enemies, that he should forsake him, and worship their gods: and he sent unto him a prophet ; whether the same as before, is not certain: which said unto him, why hast thou sought after the gods of the people which could not deliver their own people out of thine hand ?... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:1-28

Another type of uncertain character. We are at once advised, in refer-once to Amaziah, that he "did right in the sight of the Lord, but not with a perfect heart." The expression might be supposed to cover the description of a man whose life was in the main right, but who was betrayed by temptation into some serious sins, of which, like David, he bitterly repented, but genuinely repented, and was restored to peace -rod favour. No such interpretation, however, is here possible. And as... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:14-16

The declension of Amaziah. I. THE NATURE OF IT . A subsidence into idolatry. On returning from the slaughter of the Edomites he brought with him the gods of the children of Seir, and, setting them up to be his gods, bowed down him- self before them and burned incense unto them ( 2 Chronicles 25:14 ). That the Seirites were idolaters is confirmed by Moses, who gives Baal-hanan, "Baal is gracious," as one of their kings ( Genesis 36:38 ); by Josephus, who mentions that the... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:15

He sent unto him a prophet. We are again not told whom . The tone of the prophet, and the words given us as his in the latter half of 2 Chronicles 25:16 , would lead us to think it was the same "man of God;" but we cannot assert it, and had it been the same, it would more probably have transpired. The history now often reminds us of 2 Chronicles 24:16 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:15

The folly of irreligion. The remonstrance addressed by the prophet of the Lord to Amaziah was well grounded; his argument was conclusive. We arc simply astonished at— I. THE INFATUATION OF IDOLATRY . What insensate folly of the King of Judah to turn from the service of Jehovah, who had just granted him a signal proof of his power and his goodness, to the service and the worship of the gods of the very people he had defeated ( 2 Chronicles 25:14 )! Well might he be reproached... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 25:15

2 Chronicles 25:15. The anger of the Lord was kindled against Amaziah And well it might; yet, before he sent to destroy him, he sent to convince and reclaim him, and thus prevent his destruction. He sent to him a prophet, who reasoned with him very fairly and mildly, saying, Why hast thou sought after the gods which could not deliver their own people? Is this reasonable? Is it acting like a wise man? If men would but duly consider the inability of all those things to help them, which... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 25:1-28

Prosperity followed by disaster (25:1-28:27)Succeeding kings of Israel are passed over in silence (2 Kings 13:1-25). Judah was to have nothing to do with the northern kingdom, not even to the hiring of Israelite soldiers. Amaziah took the advice, and was rewarded with victory in a battle against Edom. But the victory, instead of increasing his dependence on God, gave him a feeling of independence. He turned from God and worshipped idols. The ungodly northern kingdom then became God’s instrument... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 25:15

sent unto him a prophet. When He might have sent a sore judgment. deliver = rescue. read more

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