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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 33:21-25

We have little recorded concerning Amon, but enough unless it were better. Here is, I. His great wickedness. He did as Manasseh had done in the days of his apostasy, 2 Chron. 33:22. Those who think this an evidence that Manasseh did not truly repent forget how many good kings had wicked sons. Only it should seem that Manasseh was in this defective, that, when he cast out the images, he did not utterly deface and destroy them, according to the law which required Israel to burn the images with... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 33:20-25

So Manasseh slept with his fathers, and they buried him in his own house ,.... That is, in the garden of his house; see Gill on 2 Kings 21:18 ; there; to which may be added, that the Jews F19 Cippi Heb. p. 43. in later times buried in a garden; though it was the custom of the ancients, both Greeks F20 Plato in Minoe. and Romans F21 Servius in Virgil. Aeneid. 5. "praeterea si nova", & in l. 6. "sedibus hunc refer", &c.; , to bury the dead in their own houses; hence... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Chronicles 33:24

His servants conspired against him - On what account we cannot tell. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 33:21-25

The forfeited heritage. It is but very little we know or think of Amon: his name is unfamiliar, for his life was uneventful. And yet why should not he have had as happy, as glorious, as useful a career as David, or as Hezekiah, or as Josiah? He had a very fair opportunity before him, but he lost it by his own folly. Let us look at— I. THE GOLDEN CHANCE THAT WAS BEFORE HIM . He was heir to the throne of Judah. Measured by some monarchies, ancient and modern, that was small... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 33:21-25

Manasseh and Amen-father and son: a parallel and a contrast. I. MANASSEH AND AMON RESEMBLED EACH OTHER . Both were: 1 . Men. No higher dignity attainable on earth than that of manhood; higher than any purely temporal or social distinction is that of having been made in the Divine image. 2 . Kings. Though often desecrated and abused, the position of a sovereign is one of great honour and responsibility. As vicegerents of Jehovah, the theocratic potentates of Israel and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 33:24

His servants conspired. So also Joash and Amaziah had been punished, the latter avenging the death of his father on those servants who had caused it ( 2 Kings 1:14 :5; 2 Chronicles 24:25 , 2 Chronicles 24:26 ; 2 Chronicles 25:27 ). read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 33:24

2 Chronicles 33:24. His servants conspired against him He rebelled against God, and his own servants rebelled against him, and that when he had reigned but two years. Thus, though they were wicked, God was righteous. Perhaps when he sinned, as his father did, in the beginning of his days, he promised himself that he would repent, as his father had done, in the latter end of his days. But if so, he was wretchedly mistaken, being cut off when he was young. And his case shows what madness it... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 33:1-25

The evil of Manasseh and Amon (33:1-25)Manasseh receives the full blame for destroying all the good work that his father had done. Over his long reign of fifty-five years he dragged the nation down to its lowest spiritual condition ever. Although he made a brief attempt at reform towards the end of his life, he could not undo the damage of the previous half a century. Nor was any king after him able to reform Judah sufficiently to save it from judgment. Like Israel, Judah would go into... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Chronicles 33:21-25

O. Amon 33:21-25Amon was an evil king, as Manasseh was, but he did not repent as his father had done. Consequently, rather than experiencing forgiveness and restoration, he died prematurely. He represented the other alternative the returned exiles could take. His fate would have been, and is, a warning to seek the Lord. read more

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