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Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Kings 14:1-29

2 Kings 14:0 1. In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah. 2. He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 3. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father [yet not with a perfect heart]: he did according to all things as Joash his father did. 4. Howbeit the high places were not... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Kings 14:1-22

The twenty five years of Amaziah's reign may be brought into a narrow compass. His history, as is here related, consisted chiefly in restoring order in the temple service, by which it is said he did right in the sight of the Lord, though not like David. The other parts are much like that of others in extending his authority, and in a wish to extend his conquests, in which, however, he was worsted. The parable of the thistle and cedar, which Jehoash made use of to correct Amaziah's folly, was... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 14:4

But, &c. All that Amasias did, at first, was right, (ver. 3.) but this only. See 3 Kings xxii. 24. (Haydock) --- Joas had also left such high places, chap. xii. 3. read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-7

1-7 Amaziah began well, but did not go on so. It is not enough to do that which our pious predecessors did, merely to keep up the common usage, but we must do it as they did, from the same principle of faith and devotion, and with the same sincerity and resolution. read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Kings 14:1-22

Amaziah King in Judah v. 1. In the second year of Joash, son of Jehoahaz, king of Israel, reigned Amaziah, the son of Joash, king of Judah, becoming king after the death of his father. v. 2. He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name, mentioned for the usual reason, on account of the influence of the queen-mother, was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. v. 3. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, be... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 2 Kings 14:1-29

B.—The Reign of Amaziah in Judah, and that of Jeroboam II. in Israel2 Kings 14:1-29. (2 Chronicles 25:0)1In the second year of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of Israel reigned [omit reigned] Amaziah the son of Joash king of Judah [became king]. 2He was twenty and five years old when he began to reign, and [he] reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. 3And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David his father: he did... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - 2 Kings 14:1-14

the Penalty of Pride 2 Kings 14:1-14 There were good traits in Amaziah’s character, such as humanity to the children of his father’s murderers, and his willingness to forfeit the aid of the army of Israel, because of the prophet’s remonstrance. See 2 Chronicles 25:1-28 . But he fell a victim to Edom’s idols, though he conquered Edom that worshiped them; and from that moment God’s Spirit and guidance seemed to desert him. He was puffed up with pride and vainglory, challenged the king of... read more

G. Campbell Morgan

G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-29

Turning back to Judah, we find Amaziah on the throne. "He did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet. . . ." The constantly repeated story of limitation in loyalty is told again. Success attended his arms, but issued in the lifting up of his own heart, and his foolish challenge to Jehoash the king of Israel, whose answer was characterized by contempt for Amaziah and yet evidenced a desire for peace. To this the king of Judah would not yield, with the result that he was defeated,... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-16

The Reign Of Jehoash (Joash) King Of Israel c. 2Ki 798-782/1 BC (2 Kings 13:10 to 2 Kings 14:16 ). The reign of Jehoash, King of Israel presents us with another interesting literary phenomenon, for the author first presents us with a brief summary of Jehoash’s reign, ending in the usual closing formula (2 Kings 13:10-13), and then goes on to describe his presence at Elisha’s deathbed (2 Kings 13:14-21), and his successful wars with Benhadad of Aram (2 Kings 13:22-25) and with Amaziah king of... read more

Peter Pett

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 14:1-22

The Reign Of Amaziah, King Of Judah c. 796-767 BC (2 Kings 14:1-22 ). As with many kings of Judah Amaziah’s reign was seen as ‘right in the eyes of YHWH’, although with a decided ‘but’. The ‘but’ explains why he was partly successful, and partly not. It is made clear that on the whole he walked in accordance with the law of Moses (not fully because he did not rid the land of ‘high places’), but that that did not prevent him from foolish pride which led to his downfall, and yet once again the... read more

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