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2Chronicles 22:1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem made Ahaziah his youngest son king in his stead, for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

2Chronicles 22:1 And the inhabitants of Jerusalem.(the capital of Judah; Samaria was the capital of Israel).made Ahaziah.(also called Azariah, see verse 6 and also called Jehoahaz, see the Ahaziah link).his youngest son.(Jehoram/Joram's youngest son?.2Chronicles 21:9-20) king in his stead, for the band of men that came with the Arabians to the camp had slain all the eldest. So Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah reigned.

2Chronicles 22:2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.

2Chronicles 22:2 Forty and two years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign.(Ahaziah was not 42; comprised from.Adam Clarke's Commentary:.Ahaziah was.twenty-two years old, according to 2Kings 8:26; he could not have been forty-two as stated here without being two years older than his father).and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Athaliah the daughter of Omri.(Athaliah was the.grandaughter.of Omri, not the.daughter.of Omri; it's how the words have been applied from the original {those involved in the many versions of the.Bible.have been remiss, as it would have been just as easy to do it the first time in a way that made it comprehendible}; she was wicked daughter of evil Ahab and the bitch Jezebel).

2Chronicles 22:3 He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother.(Athaliah).was his counsellor to do wickedly.

2Chronicles 22:4 Wherefore he did evil in the sight of the LORD like the house of Ahab, for they were his.(words 'for they were his' not in original).counsellors.(also spelt, counselor).after the death of his father.(Ahab), to his destruction.(counseled by his mother Athaliah, verse 2).

2Chronicles 22:5 He walked also after their counsel and went with Jehoram the son of Ahab king of Israel to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramothgilead and the Syrians smote Joram.(the names Joram and Jehoram are synonymous here).

2Chronicles 22:6 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah the son of Jehoram king of.Judah.went to see Jehoram the son of Ahab at Jezreel, who was sick.

2Chronicles 22:6 And he.(Jehoram/Joram of Israel).returned to be healed in Jezreel because of the wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Azariah.(actually Ahaziah {see verse 1 above} due to an ancient copyist's error; fifteen Hebrew manuscripts and all the versions read Ahaziah; he's also known by the name of Jehoahaz).the son of Jehoram king of.Judah.went to see Jehoram.(who had the same name, but was king of.Israel).the son of Ahab at Jezreel, who was sick.(from the wounds he received).

2Chronicles 22:7,8 But, from God came the downfall of Azariah.(king of.Judah; also called Ahaziah), through his coming to Joram and because, through his coming, he went with Jehoram against Jehu son of Nimshi, whom God had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab. And it came to pass, that, when Jehu was executing judgment upon the house of Ahab and found the princes of Judah and the sons of the brethren of Ahaziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, he slew them.(and then they looked for Ahaziah).

2Chronicles 22:9 And he sought Ahaziah and they caught him, for he was hid in Samaria and brought him to Jehu and when they had slain him, they buried him, because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat, a man who sought the LORD with all his heart. So, the house of Ahaziah had no power to still keep the kingdom.

2Chronicles 22:9 And he.(Jehu and his men).sought Ahaziah and they caught him, for he was hid in Samaria and brought him to Jehu and when they had slain him, they buried him, because, said they, he is the son of Jehoshaphat.(he was.grandson.of Jehoahaphat, because the word 'son' in the.Bible.is often used to show lineage as well as an immediate.relative, see 'son or grandson'; the grandfather of Ahaziah, Jehoshaphat, was a good king and because of that, they felt that any descendent, though he was evil, at least deserved a decent burial:.2Chronicles 24:16), who sought the LORD with all his heart. So, the house of Ahaziah had no power to still keep the kingdom.(was only 23 when he died and thus, had no son to carry on the kingdom:.2Kings 8:26).

2Chronicles 22:10-12 But when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah.saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed.(the children).of the royal of the house of Judah. But Jehoshabeath, the daughter.(compare parallel account in.2Kings 11:2).of the king.(Jehoram), took Joash the son of Ahaziah and stole him from among the king's sons that were slain and put him and his nurse in a bedchamber. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Jehoram, the wife of Jehoiada the priest.(2Chronicles 24:3), for she was the sister of Ahaziah, hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew him not. And he was with them hid in the house of God six years and Athaliah reigned over the land.(the evil bitch Athaliah lasted 6 years before she was slain).

2Chronicles 23:7 And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand and whosoever else cometh into the house, he shall be put to death, but be ye with the king when he cometh in and when he goeth out.

2Chronicles 23:8 So the Levites and all Judah did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest had commanded and took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that were to go out on the sabbath, for Jehoiada the priest dismissed not the courses.

2Chronicles 23:11 Then they brought out the king's son and put upon him the crown and gave him the testimony and made him king. And Jehoiada and his sons anointed him and said, God save the king.

2Chronicles 23:12,13 Now when Athaliah heard the noise of the people running and praising the king, she came to the people into the house of the LORD. And she looked and behold, the king stood at his pillar at the entering in and the princes and the trumpets by the king and all the people of the land rejoiced and sounded with trumpets, also the singers with instruments of musick and such as taught to sing praise. Then Athaliah rent her clothes and said, Treason! Treason!

2Chronicles 23:14-20 Then Jehoiada the priest brought out the captains of hundreds that were set over the hos, and said unto them, Have her forth of the ranges and whoso followeth her, let him be slain with the sword. For the priest said, Slay her not in the house of the LORD. So they laid hands on her and when she was come to the entering of the horse gate by the king's house, they slew her there. And Jehoiada made a covenant between him and between all the people and between the king, that they should be the LORD'S people. Then all the people went to the house of Baal and brake it down and brake his altars and his images in pieces and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. Also Jehoiada appointed the offices of the house of the LORD by the hand of the priests the Levites, whom David had distributed in the house of the LORD, to offer the burnt offerings of the LORD, as it is written in the law of Moses, with rejoicing and with singing, as it was ordained by David. And he set the porters at the gates of the house of the LORD, that none which was unclean in any thing should enter in. And he took the captains of hundreds and the nobles and the governors of the people and all the people of the land and brought down the king from the house of the LORD and they came through the high gate into the king's house and set the king upon the throne of the kingdom.

2Chronicles 23:21 And all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet after they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

2Chronicles 24:1.Joash was seven years old when he began to reign and he reigned forty years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Zibiah of Beersheba.(wife of Ahaziah king of Judah:.2Kings 12:1)

2Chronicles 24:2 And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD all the days of Jehoiada the priest.

Joash was a good king.while.Jehoiada was helping him:.2Kings 12:2.

2Chronicles 24:3 And Jehoiada took for him two wives and he begat sons and daughters.

2Chronicles 24:3 And Jehoiada.(a high priest of ancient Judah who did much good; along with.Jehosheba.{daughter to Joram king of Israel and wife of Jehoiada}, their nephew Joash, a baby at the time destined to become king, was protected from the evil bitch Athaliah who wanted him dead:.2Kings 11:1-12; Jehoiada died B.C.E. 834 at 130 years of age; nothing more is known of Jehoiada's wife).took for him two wives and he begat sons and daughters.

2Chronicles 24:7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had broken up the house of God and also all the dedicated things of the house of the LORD did they bestow upon Baalim.

2Chronicles 24:14 And when they had finished it, they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels for the house of the LORD, even vessels to minister and to offer withal and spoons and vessels of gold and silver. And they offered burnt offerings in the house of the LORD continually all the days of Jehoiada.

2Chronicles 24:15 But Jehoiada waxed old and was full of days when he died. An hundred and thirty years old was he when he died.

2Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings, because he had done good in Israel, both toward God and toward his house.

2Chronicles 24:16 And they buried him in the city of David among the kings.(but not in the area known as the selpulchres of the kings {2Chronicles 28:27} as that was.only.for kings having done good:.2Chronicles 22:9; it was for no one else, no matter how much good they may have done and Jehoiada had done much good; so, Jehoiada was.buried.in the city.with others having done good who were not also kings and alongside kings whose lives didn't qualify them to be buried in the city of David in the special sepulchres of kings), because he had done good in Israel, both toward God and toward his house.

2Chronicles 24:17 Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah and made obeisance to the king.(which king?). Then the king hearkened unto them.

Once the high priest Jehoiada died, Joash quickly forgot the ways Jehoiada had taught him and began to listen to the younger princes, to his disaster.

2Chronicles 24:18 And they left the house of the LORD God of their fathers and served groves and idols and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass.

2Chronicles 24:19,20 Yet he.(God).sent prophets to them, to bring them again unto the LORD and they testified against them, but they would not give ear. And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest.(verse 3 above), which stood above the people and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress you the commandments of the LORD that you cannot prosper? Because you have forsaken.(Jeremiah 44:16,17).the LORD he has also forsaken you.

2Chronicles 24:21 And they conspired against him.(conspired against Zechariah, the son of Jehoida the high priest).and stoned him with stones at the commandment of the king in the court of the house of the LORD.(went to get him in the 'chuch' he was in).

2Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king.remembered not.the kindness which Jehoiada his father had done to him, but slew his son. And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it and require it.

2Chronicles 24:22 Thus Joash the king.remembered not.the kindness which Jehoiada.(verse 3 above, in.this.chapter 24).his father had done to him.(actually Jehoiada was his uncle, but was like a kind father to him:.2Kings 11:2-4), but slew his son.(speaking of Jehoida's son Zechariah, verses 19-21 just above). And when he died, he said, The LORD look upon it and require it.(a sarcastic remark, as much as saying 'oh well, if God is there, He can take care of it', but he didn't realize how God would take care it it {verses 23-27 below}; Joash, by his attitude now of pleasing the princes under him {verse 17 above} and comparing this with how he was when the high priest Jehoiada was still alive {verses 1,2 above}, shows he was always a people pleaser and never grasped an overstanding of the true God; Joash had no depth to himself and was a responder to the situation at hand only after advice, unable to make a decision on his own; along with his ineptitude, Joash was also stupid, as he had difficulty remembering, as it says in this verse 22).

2Chronicles 24:23 And it came to pass at the end of the year, that the host of Syria came up against him and they came to Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed all the princes of the people from among the people and sent all the spoil of them unto the king of Damascus.

2Chronicles 24:24,25 For the army of the Syrians came with a small company of men and the LORD delivered a very great host into their hand, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers. So they executed judgment against Joash. And when they were departed from him, for they left him in great diseases.(in the wake of war comes conditions precipitating diseases), his own servants conspired against him.(they could see this guy was nothing but a loser).for the blood of the sons of Jehoiada the priest and slew him on his bed and he died and they buried him in the city of David, but they buried him not in the sepulchres of the kings.(why not?).

2Chronicles 24:26,27 And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son of Shimeath, an Ammonitess and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith, a Moabitess. Now concerning his sons and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

2Chronicles 25:1,2.Amaziah 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. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.

2Chronicles 25:3 Now it came to pass, when the kingdom was established to him, that he slew his servants that had killed the king his father.(his father was Joash).

2Chronicles 25:4 But he slew not their children, but did as it is written.(Deuteronomy 24:16).in the law in the book of Moses.(also known as the book of the Law and the book of Moses and now commonly known as the Pentateuch, these were the first five books of the Bible), where the LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall not die for the children, neither shall the children die for the fathers, but every man shall die for his own sin.

2Chronicles 25:5,6.Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together and made them captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, according to the houses of their fathers, throughout all Judah and Benjamin and he numbered them from twenty years old and above and found them to be three hundred thousand choice men, able to go forth to war, that could handle spear and shield.(same as today, kings want to know how strong their military is instead of simply looking to God; God has a lesson on this). He hired also an hundred thousand mighty men of valour out of Israel for an hundred talents of silver. 

2Chronicles 25:7 But there came a man of God to him, saying, O king, let not the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel, not with all the children of Ephraim

2Chronicles 25:8 But if you will go to be strong for the battle, God shall make you fall before the enemy.(God was showing who was really in control and showing Amaziah that he was trusting in his own mighty strength, not in God), for God has power to help and to cast down.

2Chronicles 25:9 And Amaziah said to the man of God, But what shall we do for the hundred talents which I have given to the army of Israel.(what should I do about what I've already paid them? they are expecting to join with us; so, did he let them keep the money? probably not, because of what they did on their way home)? And the man of God answered, The LORD is able to give thee much more than this.

2Chronicles 25:10 Then Amaziah separated them and sent the army that was come to him out of Ephraim, to go home again. Wherefore their anger was greatly kindled against Judah and they returned home in great anger.

2Chronicles 25:11,12 And Amaziah strengthened himself.(he got over the upset he felt from hiring them and then sending them back home and now they disliked him very much).and led forth his people and went to the valley of salt and smote of the children of Seir ten thousand. And other ten thousand left alive did the children of Judah carry away captive and brought them unto the top of the rock and cast them down from the top of the rock, that they all were broken in pieces. 

2Chronicles 25:13 But the soldiers of the army which Amaziah sent back, that they should not go with him to battle, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria even unto Bethhoron and smote three thousand of them and took much spoil.

These hired and now rejected soldiers were so angry at Amaziah that on their way back home they attacked some cities of Judah that Amaziah was king over and took the goods of the people with them as they headed back home. 

2Chronicles 25:14-16 Now it came to pass, after that Amaziah was come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir and set them up to be his gods and bowed down himself before them and burned incense unto them.

2Chronicles 25:15 Wherefore the anger of the LORD was kindled against Amaziah and he sent unto him a prophet, which said unto him, Why have you sought after the gods of the people, which could not even deliver their own people out of your hand?

2Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Are you part of the king's counsel? forbear.(if you're not one of my counselors, cease talking and leave, as I'll have nothing to do with you; a disrespect of God and the prophet God sent to get him back to the way that would be best for him); why should you be smitten?.(if you don't leave, you'll be slain).Then the prophet forbear and said, I know that God has determined to destroy you, because you have done this and have not hearkened unto my counsel.

2Chronicles 25:17 Then Amaziah king of.Judah.took advice.(not from what the prophet had told him, but from his counselors).and sent to Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of.Israel, saying, Come, let us see one another in the face.(he was feeling strong in his hubris and so challenged Joash to a war with him, being confident he would win; big mistake).

2Chronicles 25:18-20 And Joash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying, The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon, saying, Give your daughter to my son to wife. And there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon and trode down the thistle. You say, Lo, you have smitten the Edomites and your heart lifts you up to boast. Abide now at home. Why should thou meddle to your hurt, that you should fall, even you and the people of Judah with you? But Amaziah would not hear.(why its important to listen and consider), for it came of God that he might deliver them into the hand of their enemies, because they sought after the gods of Edom..(they had many gods back then which they gave homage to; Amaziah figured that because Joash was into these false gods, that the true God would enable him to be the victor in any battle with them; he was wrong!)

2Chronicles 25:21 So Joash the king of.Israel.went up and they saw one another in the face, both he and Amaziah king of.Judah, at Bethshemesh, which belongs to Judah.

2Chronicles 25:22 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel and they fled every man to his tent.

Lesson being not to reject another's attempt at peace with you.

2Chronicles 25:23 And Joash the king of.Israel took Amaziah king of.Judah, the son of Joash.(this Joash being a past king of Judah), the son of Jehoahaz, at Bethshemesh and brought him to Jerusalem and brake down the wall of Jerusalem from the gate of Ephraim to the corner gate, four hundred cubits.

2Chronicles 25:24 And he took all the gold and the silver and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obededom and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also and returned to Samaria.

2Chronicles 25:25 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of.Judah.lived after the death of Joash son of Jehoahaz king of.Israel.fifteen years.

2Chronicles 25:26 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel?

2Chronicles 25:27,28 Now after the time that Amaziah did turn away from following the LORD they made a conspiracy against him in Jerusalem and he fled to Lachish, but they sent to Lachish after him and slew him there. And they brought him upon horses and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.

2Chronicles 26:1 Then all the people of Judah took Uzziah, who was sixteen years old and made him king in the room of his father Amaziah.

2Chronicles 26:2-4 He built Eloth and restored it to Judah, after that the king slept with his fathers. Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah did.

2Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah the prophet, who had understanding in the visions of God and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper. 

2Chronicles 26:6 And he went forth and warred against the Philistines and brake down the wall of Gath and the wall of Jabneh and the wall of Ashdod and built cities about Ashdod and among the Philistines.

2Chronicles 26:7 And God helped him against the Philistines and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal and the Mehunims.(plural of Maonites).

2Chronicles 26:8-14 And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt, for he strengthened himself exceedingly. Moreover Uzziah built towers in Jerusalem at the corner gate and at the valley gate and at the turning of the wall and fortified them. Also he built towers in the desert and digged many wells, for he had much cattle, both in the low country and in the plains, husbandmen also and vine dressers in the mountains and in Carmel, for he loved husbandry. Moreover Uzziah had an host of fighting men, that went out to war by bands, according to the number of their account by the hand of Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, one of the king's captains. The whole number of the chief of the fathers of the mighty men of valour were two thousand and six hundred. And under their hand was an army, three hundred thousand and seven thousand and five hundred, that made war with mighty power, to help the king against the enemy. And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields and spears and helmets and habergeons and bows and slings to cast stones.

2Chronicles 26:15 And he made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. And his name spread far abroad, for he was marvelously helped,.till he was strong.

2Chronicles 26:16 But when he was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction, for he transgressed against the LORD his God and went into the temple of the LORD to burn incense upon the altar of incense.

he was not chosen of God to do this as it was part of the service only the priests were to perform; Uzziah here was trampling on the dangerous ground of it being."a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God":.Hebrews 10:31.

2Chronicles 26:17,18 And Azariah the priest went in after him and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men. And they withstood Uzziah the king and said unto him, It appertains not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense. Go out of the sanctuary, for you have trespassed. Neither shall it be for you honour from the LORD God.

2Chronicles 26:19-21 Then Uzziah was wroth and had a censer in his hand to burn incense and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD, from beside the incense altar. And Azariah the chief priest and all the priests, looked upon him and behold, he was leprous in his forehead and they thrust him out from thence. Yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD had smitten him. And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death and dwelt in a several.(separate).house, being a leper, for he was cut off from the house of the LORD. And Jotham his son was over the king's house, judging the people of the land.

2Chronicles 26:22 Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah, first and last.(and where would these be?), did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.

2Chronicles 26:23 So Uzziah slept with his fathers and they buried him with his fathers in the field of the burial.(but not in the sepulchres of the highly regarded kings in the city of David, why?.2Chronicles 24:16).which belonged to the kings, for they said, He is a leper. And Jotham his son reigned in his stead.

2Chronicles 27:1,2.Jotham was twenty and five years old when he began to reign and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. His mother's name also was Jerushah, the daughter of Zadok. And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his father Uzziah did, howbeit he entered not into the temple of the LORD.(see on at parallel account:.2Kings 15:35). And the people did yet corruptly.

2Chronicles 27:5 He fought also with the king of the Ammonites and prevailed against them. And the children of Ammon gave him the same year an hundred talents of silver and ten thousand measures of wheat and ten thousand of barley. So much did the children of Ammon pay unto him, both the second year and the third.

2Chronicles 27:6 So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the LORD his God.

2Chronicles 27:7-9 Now the rest of the acts of Jotham and all his wars and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. He was five and twenty years old when he began to reign and reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem. And Jotham slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city of David and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.

2Chronicles 28:1,2.Ahaz was twenty years old when he began to reign and he reigned sixteen years in Jerusalem, but he did not that which was right in the sight of the LORD, like David his father.(Ahaz didn't learn his dad's good ways), for he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and made also molten images for Baalim.

Ahaz, like many kids growing up, want to discover life, even its wrong ways, for themselves. What happened when they were children to make them head away from mom and dad?

2Chronicles 28:3 Moreover he burnt incense in the valley of the son of Hinnom and burnt his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.

2Chronicles 28:4 He sacrificed also and burnt incense in the high places and on the hills and under every green tree.(and what tree do you bring in at Christmas time?).

2Chronicles 28:5 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria.(Rezin was king of Syria at this time).and they smote him and carried away a great multitude of them captives and brought them to Damascus. And he.(Ahaz king of Judah and his people).was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel.(Pekah), who smote him with a great slaughter.

2Chronicles 28:6 For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah an hundred and twenty thousand in one day, which were all valiant men, because they.(the kingdom of Judah under king Ahaz).had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers.(can be devastating for a people who follow a wicked leader; but most people are sheep)

2Chronicles 28:7 And Zichri, a mighty man of Ephraim, slew Maaseiah, son of king Ahaz and Azrikam the governor of the house and Elkanah that was next to the king.

2Chronicles 28:8 And the children of Israel.(under Pekah).carried away captive of their brethren.(who became the nation of Judah {map}).two hundred thousand, women, sons and daughters and took also away much spoil from them and brought the spoil to Samaria.

2Chronicles 28:9 But a prophet of the LORD was there.(when the captives coming to Samaria were almost there {other captives of this sams time were taken to Damascus, verse 5}), whose name was Oded. And he went out before the host that came to Samaria and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he has delivered them into your hand and you have slain them in a rage that reaches up unto heaven.

2Chronicles 28:10,11 And now you purpose to keep under the children of Judah and Jerusalem for bondmen and bondwomen unto you, but are there not with you, even with you, sins against the LORD your God? Now hear me therefore and deliver the captives again, which you have taken captive of your brethren, for the fierce wrath of the LORD is upon you. 

2Chronicles 28:12-15 Then certain of the heads of the children of Ephraim, Azariah the son of Johanan, Berechiah the son of Meshillemoth and Jehizkiah.(one of the Ephraimite chiefs, who with Obed are said to have opposed the enslavement of the Judahites taken captive by Pekah in his war against Ahaz, circa.B.C.E. 734).the son of Shallum.(an Ephraimite chief).and Amasa the son of Hadlai, stood up against them that came from the war and said unto them, Ye shall not bring in the captives hither, for whereas we have offended against the LORD already, you intend to add more to our sins and to our trespass, for our trespass is great and there is fierce wrath against Israel. So the armed men left the captives and the spoil before the princes and all the congregation. And the men which were expressed by name rose up and took the captives and with the spoil clothed all that were naked among them and arrayed them and shod.(provided proper shoes).them and gave them to eat and to drink and anointed.(showered them to clean them up).them and carried all the feeble of them upon asses and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brethren. Then they returned to Samaria. 

2Chronicles 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him. For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah and carried away captives. The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country and of the south of Judah and had taken the areas of Bethshemesh and Ajalon and Gederoth and Shocho with the villages thereof and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof and they dwelt there.

2Chronicles 28:17,18 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah and carried away captives. The Philistines also had invaded the cities of the low country and of the south of Judah and had taken Bethshemesh and Ajalon and Gederoth and Shocho with the villages thereof and Timnah with the villages thereof, Gimzo also and the villages thereof and they dwelt there.

2Chronicles 28:19 For the LORD brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel.(another of many errors in translating; Ahaz was not the king of Israel, Ahaz was king of Judah), for he made Judah naked and transgressed sore against the LORD.

2Chronicles 28:20,21 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him and distressed him, but strengthened him not. For Ahaz took away a portion out of the house of the LORD and out of the house of the king and of the princes and gave it unto the king of Assyria.(tried to buy his friends), but he helped him not.

2Chronicles 28:22,23 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD; this is that king Ahaz. For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him and of all Israel.

2Chronicles 28:22,23 And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD.(instead of turning to God, he just got worse); this is that king Ahaz. For he sacrificed unto the gods of Damascus, which smote him and he said, Because the gods of the kings of Syria help them.(this guy was not to smart; he figured that the gods of the Syrians help them, maybe they'll help me, never realizing that it was the true God who brought on this dilemma {verse 19} to awaken him and the nation of Judah), therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they may help me. But they were the ruin of him and of all Israel.(these pagan gods of other nations were adopted by both Judah and Israel, as they wanted to hear something different than the truth that would have helped them in all ways:.Isaiah 30:10; 1Samuel 8:7-9; Jeremiah 44:16,17

2Chronicles 28:24,25 And Ahaz gathered together the vessels of the house of God and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God and shut up the doors of the house of the LORD and he made him altars in every corner of Jerusalem. And in every several city of Judah he made high places to burn incense unto other gods and provoked to anger the LORD God of his fathers.

2Chronicles 28:26 Now the rest of his acts and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2Chronicles 28:27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem, but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.

2Chronicles 28:27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers and they buried him in the city, even in Jerusalem, but they brought him not into the sepulchres of the kings of Israel.(the place where they buried kings who were highly regarded;.only kings.that had done good were buried there:.2Chronicles 24:16).and Hezekiah his son reigned in his stead.


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