Partner with as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Commentaries

Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

2 Chronicles 18

Verse 1

Affinity, taking Achab’s daughter for his son’s wife. T. C. xxi. 6., and 3 K. xxii.

Verse 3

War. Josaphat was too complaisant. He was rebuked by the son of Hanani, as Asa had been by his father; (chap. xvi. 7.) and, not long after, Eliezer reproached him for joining in alliance with Ochozias, C. xx. C. --- He acted without an ill intention, and was more easily pardoned. W.

Verse 14

Hands. He ironically (C.) alludes to the declarations of the false prophets. H.

Verse 18

Ye. In 3 K., he addresses his discourse chiefly to Achab. C.

Verse 19


Verse 20

Said. See 3 K. xxii. The Rabbins pretend that the spirit of Naboth came forth. But it was satan, or an evil spirit. T.

Verse 21

So. The Lord permits evil, but he does not approve of it. C. --- Homer makes Jupiter send a deluding dream to Agamemnon. Iliad B. --- The delusive predictions of impostors, are one great source of calamities. D.

Verse 25

Amelech. Sept. and Syriac, "to Joas, the commander, son of the father. H. --- He had perhaps the government of affairs at Samaria, during his king." Achab’s absence. T.

Verse 27

People. Mark what I say. The event will quickly prove whether I am a prophet or an impostor. H.

Verse 29

Dress. Prot. "disguised himself, and they went." See 3 K. xxii. 30.

Verse 31

Turned. Heb. "moved them from him." They felt that he was under God’s protection; and discovered that he was not the king of Israel. H.

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 18". "Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". 1859.