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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 33:25

The people of the land slew all them - His murder was not a popular act, for the people slew the regicides. They were as prone to idolatry as their king was. We may rest satisfied that idolatry was accompanied with great licentiousness and sensual gratifications else it never, as a mere religious system, could have had any sway in the world. For an explanation of the term groves, 2 Chronicles 23:3 , see the observations at the end of 2 Kings 21:26 ; (note). I have... 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 33:25

The people of the land . The emphatic expression here used (as also in the parallel), with its repetition in same verse malting it more so, may either betray the unfortunate sympathy that the worse element of the nation felt with the bad king and his evil ways, or it may mean that the healthier element of the people insisted on the right respect being observed to the proper succession. The conduct of Josiah from very tender years, which could not have been entirely his own, but must be... 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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 33:25

the People of the land = the commonalty. Compare 2 Chronicles 36:1 . 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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