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Bible Commentaries
2 Chronicles 25

Bullinger's Companion Bible NotesBullinger's Companion Notes

Verse 1

Amaziah. Compare 2 Kings 14:1-3 . Complementary to Kings (see App-56 ); verses: 2 Chronicles 25:5-10 and verses: 2 Chronicles 25:13-16 are additional.

Verse 3

established = confirmed.

killed the king (2 Chronicles 24:25 , 2 Chronicles 24:26 ).

Verse 4

as it is written. Compare Deuteronomy 24:16 .

in the law in the book of Moses. See App-47 .

children = sons.

sin. Hebrew. chata'. App-44 .

Verse 7

a man of God. See App-49 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .

let not. For similar protests Compare 2 Chronicles 19:2 ; 2 Chronicles 20:37 .

army = host.

Israel. These were mercenaries gathered out of the ten tribes, to be used against Edom (2 Chronicles 25:6 ).

not with. This is the measure by which our alliances of all kinds should be tried.

all the children of Ephraim = any of the sons of Ephraim. Of these were the kings of Israel.

Ephraim. Put here for the whole northern kingdom.

Verse 8

be strong. Figure of speech Eironeia. App-6 .

Verse 9

army = troop.

Verse 11

valley of salt. South of the Dead Sea.

the children of Seir: i.e. the Edomites.

Verse 13

them: i.e. men, not villages.

Verse 14

set them up. For a similar action See 2 Chronicles 28:23 .

Verse 15

sent unto him a prophet. When He might have sent a sore judgment.

deliver = rescue.

Verse 16

Art thou made of, &c. = Have we given thee to be of.

of the king's counsel = for counsellor to the king.

determined = counselled.

Verse 17

advice = counsel, as in 2 Chronicles 25:16 . He took man's counsel, but not God's.

see = look. Idiom for desire to fight.

Verse 18

thistle = thorn. Compare 2 Kings 14:9 .

Verse 21

saw. See note on "see" (2 Chronicles 25:17 )

Verse 24

Obed-edom. He and his family were the Temple treasurers (1 Chronicles 26:15 ).

hostages. Hebrew "sons of securities".

Verse 26

are they not . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .

Verse 27

made a conspiracy = conspired a great conspiracy. Figure of speech Polyptoton .

Verse 28

the city of Judah = Jerusalem. The only occurrence of the expression. Some codices, with Septuagint and Syriac and Vulgate, read "the city of David".

Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 25". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-25.html. 1909-1922.
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