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John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

Reign of UzziahThis chapter adds largely to the parallel account of Uzziah’s reign in 2 Kings 15:1-7, and furnishes information respecting his wars, his military defences, and the cause of his leprosy.1. Uzziah] This is the usual form in Chronicles except in 1 Chronicles 3:12 in Kings it is generally ’Azariah.’6. Jabneh] between Joppa and Ashdod: afterwards called Jamnia.7. The Mehunims] see on 2 Chronicles 20:1.9. The valley gate] probably a gate leading into the valley of Hinnom, at the S.... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Chronicles 26:6-15

UZZIAH’S CAMPAIGNS, PUBLIC WORKS, AND MILITARY STRENGTH (2 Chronicles 26:6-15).This section is peculiar to the Chronicles. Although the book of Kings passes over the facts recorded here, they are essential to forming a right conception of the strength and importance of the southern kingdom during the age of Uzziah and Jotham; and they are fully corroborated, not only by comparison with the data of Isaiah (Isaiah 2-4) upon the same subject, but also by the independent testimony of the cuneiform... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Chronicles 26:13

(13) Under their hand.—Or, at their side, meaning, under their command.An army.—See margin. An armed force, or, warlike host (chêl çâbâ’); an expression only found besides in 1 Chronicles 20:1.Three hundred thousand . . . five hundred.—This fairly agrees with the statement respecting the total of Amaziah’s army (300,000) in 2 Chronicles 25:5.That made war with mighty power.—Literally, a doer of battle with strength of might (sturdy strength, kôach chayil, a unique phrase). Each chief was thus... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

UZZIAH, JOTHAM, AND AHAZ2 Chronicles 26:1-23; 2 Chronicles 27:1-9; 2 Chronicles 28:1-27AFTER the assassination of Amaziah, all the people of Judah took his son Uzziah, a lad of sixteen, called in the book of Kings Azariah, and made him king. The chronicler borrows from the older narrative the statement that "Uzziah did that which was right in the eyes of Jehovah, according to all that his father Amaziah had done." In the light of the sins attributed both to Amaziah and Uzziah in Chronicles,... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

CHAPTER 26 The Reign of Uzziah 1. The beginning of his reign (2 Chronicles 26:1-5 ) 2. Uzziah’s success and fortifications (2 Chronicles 26:6-15 ) 3. Uzziah’s sin and leprosy (2 Chronicles 26:16-21 ) 4. The death of Uzziah (2 Chronicles 26:22-23 ) The Son of Amaziah, Uzziah, in his sixteenth year, was made king by the people. In Second Kings 15 he is called Azariah. (In the annotations on 2 Kings 15:1-2 an explanation is given on this double name of Uzziah.) Isaiah was then prophet in... read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

THE REIGN OF UZZIAH (vv.1-15) Uzziah, the son of Amaziah, took the throne of Judah when he was only 16 years old and reigned for 52 years. The first thing mentioned about him is the positive good work of building the city of Elath, bringing it back under Judah's authority. This was a good beginning. He did right in the Lord's eyes, as did his father Amaziah in the early stages of his reign (v.4). Verse 5 indicates that Zechariah, evidently a priest who was a seer also, understanding "the... read more

James Gray

James Gray's Concise Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

JEHORAM TO HEZEHIAH JEHORAM (2 Chronicles 21:0 ) Jehoshaphat followed Rehoboam’s example in arranging for his sons (2 Chronicles 21:3 ), but without the hoped-for result (2 Chronicles 21:4 ). Such a brother as Jehoram proved might be expected to act in his kingly capacity as verses five to seven testify. Elijah (2 Chronicles 21:12 ) may be mistaken of the transcribers for Elisha, as the former died earlier (2 Kings 2:0 ); unless we take the view in the margin that this was a “writing” he... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Chronicles 26:1-23

2 Chronicles 26:0 1. Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah [this form of the name is found uniformly in Chronicles, with the single exception of 1 Chronicles 3:12 , where Azariah occurs. Uzziah is likewise the only form used by the prophets (see Isaiah 1:1 ; Isaiah 6:1 ; Isaiah 7:1 ; Hosea 1:1 ; Amo 1:1 )], who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah. 2. He built Eloth [the Idumean port on the Red Sea], and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:6-15

During the time that Uzziah favored the service of the temple the Lord made his way prosperous in temporal things. This is the sense of what is meant by the Lord's helping him. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 26:1-15

1-15 As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, and minded religion, God made him to prosper. Those only prosper whom God makes to prosper; for prosperity is his gift. Many have owned, that as long as they sought the Lord, and kept close to their duty, they prospered; but when they forsook God, every thing went cross. God never continues either to bless the indolent or to withhold his blessing from the diligent. He will never suffer any to seek his face in vain. Uzziah's name was famed throughout all... read more

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