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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:12-19

We may learn here, 1. That when public affairs are in a ferment violent proceedings do but make bad worse. Rough answers (such as Rehoboam here gave) do but stir up anger and bring oil to the flames. The pilot has need to steer steadily in a storm. Many have been driven to the mischief they did not intend by being too severely dealt with for what they did intend. 2. That, whatever the devices and designs of men are, God is, by all, doing his own work, and fulfilling the word which he has... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

The verses of this chapter, nineteen in number, correspond with those of 1 Kings 12:1-19 . They so correspond as to convince us that both writers took from one original, or, at any rate, one former source. But they are particularly instructive also in another direction. Our 1 Kings 12:2 and 1 Kings 12:3 are in order, and quite intelligible. 1 Kings 12:2 and 1 Kings 12:3 of the parallel are not so, and convince us either that the carelessness of copyists was more than usual (even... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

A notable and very mournful instance of lacking wisdom through not asking of God. The compiler of the Chronicles, in the pursuit of the special objects which he had in view, feels that he need lose no time in details, or in parts of the whole history, which were to be found elsewhere, but which were less important to his own object. The fifteenth verse of this chapter supplies us with an instance of this, its reference to Ahijah the Shilonite finding full explanation in the fuller parallel... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:3-19

The loss of a kingdom. I. A REASONABLE REQUEST PREFERRED , ( 2 Chronicles 10:3 , 2 Chronicles 10:4 .) 1 . A public grievance stated. The northern tribes, through Jeroboam, complained to Rehoboam that Solomon had made their yoke grievous. Whether this was tree or not has been much debated. 2 . A measure of relief demanded. "Make the heavy yoke of thy father lighter." Not only was this reasonable, but it should, have been a point in their favour, that they sought... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:17

To the tribe of Judah the family of David belonged. There was less inclination on this ground, to begin with, among them to go to the length of revolting. Though they too are pressed with burden and taxation, yet royal expenditure, residence, magnificence, are all near them, and are some solarium doubtless to them. God said that this tribe and (as is abundantly evident from Ahijah's forcibly dramatic parable of the rent garment) Benjamin also should be saved to Rehoboam and for ever to... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

A.M. 3029. B.C. 975. The people request Rehoboam to ease their grievances, 2 Chronicles 10:1-5 . Rehoboam, rejecting the old men’s counsel, by the advice of the young men, answers them roughly, 2 Chronicles 10:6-15 . Ten tribes revolt, 2 Chronicles 10:16-19 . NOTES ON CHAPTER 10. 2 Chronicles 10:1. Rehoboam, went to Shechem, &c. See 1 Kings 12:0., where this chapter is explained, so that little need be added here. 2 Chronicles 10:3. And they sent and called him Or rather, as... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

10:1-36:23 THE KINGS OF JUDAHDivision and its consequences (10:1-13:22)The Chronicler records the division of the kingdom (10:1-11:4; see notes on 1 Kings 12:1-24), but omits the statement in 1 Kings 12:20 that Jeroboam was made king of the northern tribes. He does not even mention Jeroboam’s reign (1 Kings 12:25-14:20). He considers that because the northerners broke away from the dynasty of David and from the true worship of God, they had no right to be called a kingdom, and certainly not the... read more

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Chronicles 10:17

children = sons. dwelt in the cities of Judah. See note on 1 Kings 12:17 . read more

Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - 2 Chronicles 10:1-19

CHAP. X. All Israel intreat Reboboam to lighten the yoke laid upon them by Solomon. Rehoboam, despising the court of the old men, follows that of the young ones. Ten tribes separate themselves from him. Before Christ 975. REFLECTIONS.—1st, After what has been said on this chapter in 1 Kings 12:0 we have only to add, (1.) That men are readier to complain of the least expence which the wants of government call for, than to acknowledge how much indebted they are for the mercies and protection that... read more

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