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Bible Commentaries

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

2 Chronicles 28

Verses 1-27

2 Chronicles 28:5 Wherefore the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; and they smote him, and carried away a great multitude of them captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.

2 Chronicles 28:5 “the king of Syria” Comments - The king of Syria was Rezin (2 Kings 16:5).

2 Kings 16:5, “Then Rezin king of Syria and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel came up to Jerusalem to war: and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.”

2 Chronicles 28:16 At that time did king Ahaz send unto the kings of Assyria to help him.

2 Chronicles 28:16 Comments - There was not a greater man of human power and authority on earth than the king of Assyria at this time in ancient history. When we look to man for help, even the most capable man we can find, we turn away from God (Psalms 146:3). This king also failed King Ahaz in 2 Chronicles 28:21.

Psalms 146:3, “Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.”

2 Chronicles 28:21, “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: but he helped him not.”

2 Chronicles 28:17 For again the Edomites had come and smitten Judah, and carried away captives.

2 Chronicles 28:17 Comments - God’s curse of the sword was being poured out upon Ahaz, first by Syria, and now Edom.

2 Chronicles 28:18 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.

2 Chronicles 28:18 Comments - God was also using the Philistines to judge Israel.

2 Chronicles 28:20 And Tilgathpilneser king of Assyria came unto him, and distressed him, but strengthened him not.

2 Chronicles 28:20 Comments - God was also using Assyria to judge Israel.

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Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 28". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. 2013.