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Bible Commentaries

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

2 Chronicles 9

Introduction

2 CHRONICLES CHAPTER 9

The queen of Sheba visiteth Solomon, and admireth his wisdom; giveth and receiveth presents, 2 Chronicles 9:1-12.

Solomon’s gold; his targets, and shields, 2 Chronicles 9:13-16.

The throne of ivory, 2 Chronicles 9:17-19.

His vessels; his presents, 2 Chronicles 9:20-21.

His chariots and horses; his tributes; his reign and death, 2 Chronicles 9:25-31.

Verse 1

Almost all this chapter is contained in 1 Kings 10:0, where it is explained.

Verse 8

King for the Lord, i.e. in the Lord’s name and stead, both in general, because all kings have and hold their kingdoms from God, and act as his viceregents and deputies; and in a special manner, because he sat in God’s own throne and ruled over God’s peculiar people, and did in a singular and eminent manner maintain the honour and worship of God in his land, and in the eyes of all the world besides.

Verse 12

Besides that which she had brought; besides what he gave her of his royal bounty, as it is expressed, 1 Kings 10:13, which was in compensation for her presents, as is here noted.

Verse 25

Four thousand stalls, to wit, greater stalls, in each of which were ten stalls, in all forty thousand stalls, as it is in 1 Kings 4:26, See Poole "1 Kings 4:26".

Verse 29

Iddo the seer, mentioned also 1 Chronicles 12:15, supposed to be the same who is called Obed, 2 Chronicles 15:1. This, and the other prophets mentioned, were also historians, and wrote some annals or histories of their times; out of which these sacred and canonical books were taken, either by these or other prophets.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 9". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/mpc/2-chronicles-9.html. 1685.