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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-15

We have here an account of two things concerning Uzziah:? I. His piety. In this he was not very eminent or zealous; yet he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord. He kept up the pure worship of the true God as his father did, and was better than his father, inasmuch as we have no reason to think he ever worshipped idols as his father did, no, not in his latter days, when his heart was lifted up. It is said (2 Chron. 26:5), He sought God in the days of Zechariah, who, some think, was... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-4

Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah ,.... Of this and the three following verses, see the notes on 2 Kings 14:21 where Uzziah is called Azariah. See Gill on 2 Kings 14:21 , 2 Kings 14:22 , 2 Kings 15:2 , 2 Kings 15:3 read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 26:1

The people of Judah took Uzziah - They all agreed to place this son on his father's throne. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1

Uzziah ; Hebrew, עֻזִּיָּה . (signifying "Strength of Jehovah"). Once in Chronicles, and once only ( 1 Chronicles 3:12 ), this king's name is given Azariah, Hebrew, עֲזַרְיָה (signifying "Help of Jehovah") or עֲזַרְיָהוּ ; and Isaiah ( Isaiah 1:1 , etc.), Hosea ( Hosea 1:1 , etc.), and Amos ( Amos 1:1 , etc.) always use the word Uzziah. In the parallel, however, and in both the chapters in which the parallel clauses lie, the word Azariah is used, as well in other... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-5

Premature responsibility, etc. In these verses we have a picture or a suggestion of— I. PREMATURE RESPONSIBILITY . "All the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king." They all agreed to set a lad upon the throne. Events seem to have justified their course; and if Zechariah the prophet, or, what is more likely, some prominent "prince of Judah," acted as prime minister or protector, he may have succeeded even in the earlier years of his... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-15

Uzziah the prosperous. I. A YOUTHFUL SOVEREIGN . ( 2 Chronicles 26:1-3 .) 1 . His names. Uzziah, "Might of Jehovah" ( 2 Kings 15:13 , 2 Kings 15:30 , 2 Kings 15:32 , 2 Kings 15:34 ; Isaiah 1:1 ; Isaiah 6:1 ; Amos 1:1 ; Zechariah 14:5 ); Azariah, "Whom Jehovah aids" ( 2 Kings 14:21 ; 2 Kings 15:1 , 2 Kings 15:6 , 2 Kings 15:8 , 2 Kings 15:17 , 2 Kings 15:23 , 2 Kings 15:27 ; 1 Chronicles 3:12 );—the former, the designation taken by or conferred... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

The reign of fifty-two years spoiled in an hour. Many a reign, indeed, was a spoiled reign which had begun well, promised well, and continued well for some length, of time. But the reign of Uzziah, of all the reigns of Judah and of Israel the longest with the one exception of that of Manasseh, and particularly full of prosperity, and remarkably varied prosperity within, of success in just foreign wars, and of that which led to these things, viz. the most gracious tokens of the Divine... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Chronicles 26:1

Uzziah - This form of the name is found uniformly in Chronicles (except 1 Chronicles 3:12) and in the prophets. The writer of Kings prefers the form Azariah. Uzziah has been regarded as a phonetic corruption of the real name used by the common people. read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 26:1

2 Chronicles 26:1. The people of Judah took Uzziah Called also Azariah, 2 Kings 14:21; both names signifying the same thing, the strength, or help of God. Of this and 2 Chronicles 26:1; 2 Chronicles 26:3-4, see notes on 2 Kings 14:21-22; and 1 Kings 15:2-3. read more

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