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Friday, June 14th, 2024
the Week of Proper 5 / Ordinary 10
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Bible Commentaries
2 Kings 25

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole BibleMorgan's Exposition

Verses 1-30

The rebellion was easily quelled, and Zedekiah was captured and taken to Babylon. His fate is tragic and awful. With eyes put out, and bound in fetters, he was carried to the court of his conqueror as the type and symbol of the people who had rebelled against God and been broken in pieces. A poor remnant still remained in the land over whom Gedaliah was appointed governor for a brief period. After his murder, the remnant fled to Egypt, and thus the nation called to peculiar position of honor, became a people scattered and peeled, losing all their privileges because of their failure to fulfil responsibility.

On the human side the record ends in tragic and disastrous failure. To those whose eyes are fixed on the eternal Throne it is certain that the divine purpose must be accomplished. Into long years of servitude and suffering these people have passed, still to be watched over by their one and only King, and, according to the covenant of grace, by these very conditions are prepared for co-operation in the ultimate movements of the overruling God.

Bibliographical Information
Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on 2 Kings 25". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/gcm/2-kings-25.html. 1857-84.
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