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2 Chronicles 26

Overview

2 Chronicles 26:1, Uzziah succeeding, and reigning well in the days of Zechariah, prospers; 2 Chronicles 26:16, Waxing proud, he invades the priest’s office, and is smitten with leprosy; 2 Chronicles 26:22, He dies, and Jotham succeeds him.

Verse 1

all the: 2 Chronicles 22:1, 2 Chronicles 33:25

Uzziah: 2 Kings 14:21, 2 Kings 15:1-7, 1 Chronicles 3:12, Azariah, Matthew 1:8, Matthew 1:9, Ozias

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 21:24 - made Josiah 2 Chronicles 34:1 - eight years 2 Chronicles 36:1 - the people Isaiah 1:1 - the days Hosea 1:1 - Uzziah Amos 1:1 - in the

Verse 2

Eloth: 2 Chronicles 8:17, 2 Kings 14:22, 2 Kings 16:6, Elath

restored: 2 Chronicles 25:23, 2 Chronicles 25:28

Verse 3

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Uzziah: Isaiah 1:1, Isaiah 6:1, Hosea 1:1, Amos 1:1, Zechariah 14:5

Jecoliah: 2 Kings 15:2, 2 Kings 15:3, Jecholiah

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:1 - Azariah

Verse 4

according to all: 2 Chronicles 25:2

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 12:2 - General 2 Kings 15:1 - Azariah 2 Kings 15:3 - General 2 Kings 15:34 - according 2 Chronicles 24:2 - Joash 2 Chronicles 27:2 - And he did Proverbs 24:4 - General

Verse 5

he sought God: 2 Chronicles 24:2, Judges 2:7, Hosea 6:4, Mark 4:16, Mark 4:17, Acts 20:30

had: Genesis 41:15, Genesis 41:38, Daniel 1:17, Daniel 2:19, Daniel 5:16, Daniel 10:1

visions: Heb. seeing

and as long: 2 Chronicles 15:2, 2 Chronicles 25:8, 1 Chronicles 22:11, 1 Chronicles 22:13, Psalms 1:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 39:3 - prosper Genesis 46:2 - in the visions 2 Kings 15:6 - they not written 2 Kings 15:34 - according 2 Chronicles 27:6 - Jotham 2 Chronicles 29:1 - Zechariah 2 Chronicles 31:21 - prospered Nehemiah 2:20 - The God Mark 6:20 - feared

Verse 6

warred against: 2 Chronicles 21:16, Isaiah 14:29

the wall of Gath: 2 Samuel 8:1, 1 Chronicles 18:1

Jabneh: Jabneh, or Jamnia, was given to the tribe of Dan; and was situated between Lydda and Azotus. It is now called Yebna, and is described as "a village about twelve miles distant from Jaffa - Joppa in a fine open plain, surrounded by hills, and covered by herbage. On sloping hills of easy ascent, by which the plains were bordered, Yebna, Ekron, Ashdod, and Askalon were in sight."

about: or, in the country of, 1 Samuel 5:1, 1 Samuel 5:6

Reciprocal: Joshua 11:22 - Ashdod Joshua 15:46 - near Judges 10:12 - the Maonites 1 Samuel 6:17 - Ashdod 1 Kings 12:33 - he offered 2 Chronicles 11:5 - built 2 Chronicles 17:12 - in Judah 2 Chronicles 35:22 - Nevertheless Nehemiah 4:7 - Ashdodites Amos 1:7 - a fire Amos 6:2 - Gath

Verse 7

God helped: 2 Chronicles 14:11, 1 Chronicles 5:20, 1 Chronicles 12:18, Psalms 18:29, Psalms 18:34, Psalms 18:35, Isaiah 14:29, Acts 26:22

the Arabians: 2 Chronicles 17:11, 2 Chronicles 21:16

Reciprocal: Judges 10:12 - the Maonites 2 Chronicles 18:31 - the Lord Ezra 4:20 - toll Acts 2:11 - Arabians

Verse 8

the Ammonites: 2 Chronicles 20:1, Genesis 19:38, Deuteronomy 2:19, Judges 11:15-18, 1 Samuel 11:1, 2 Samuel 8:2

his name: Genesis 12:2, 2 Samuel 8:13, 1 Kings 4:31, Matthew 4:24

spread: Heb. went

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:25 - every man 1 Chronicles 14:17 - fame of David 2 Chronicles 17:1 - and strengthened 2 Chronicles 17:11 - brought 2 Chronicles 26:15 - to shoot arrows 2 Chronicles 32:5 - he strengthened Ezra 4:20 - toll Mark 6:14 - his name

Verse 9

the corner gate: 2 Chronicles 25:23, 2 Kings 14:13, Jeremiah 31:38, Zechariah 14:10

the valley gate: Nehemiah 3:13, Nehemiah 3:19, Nehemiah 3:32

the turning: Nehemiah 3:20, Nehemiah 3:24

fortified: or, repaired

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 27:4 - he built cities Nehemiah 2:13 - the gate Ezekiel 21:20 - the defenced

Verse 10

digged many wells: or, cut out many cisterns, Genesis 26:18-21

he had much: 2 Kings 3:4, 1 Chronicles 27:26-31

Carmel: or, fruitful fields, 2 Kings 19:23, Isaiah 29:17

husbandry: Heb. ground

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:6 - rulers Joshua 15:55 - Maon 1 Samuel 8:11 - He will take 1 Samuel 21:7 - herdmen 2 Samuel 13:23 - sheepshearers 2 Kings 18:8 - from the tower 1 Chronicles 27:25 - the storehouses 2 Chronicles 17:13 - much business 2 Chronicles 26:15 - to shoot arrows 2 Chronicles 27:4 - he built cities 2 Chronicles 32:28 - Storehouses 2 Chronicles 32:29 - possessions Job 1:3 - household Proverbs 27:23 - diligent Ecclesiastes 2:4 - I planted Ecclesiastes 2:7 - also Hosea 8:14 - and Judah

Verse 11

went out: 2 Kings 5:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 5:6 - officers Numbers 1:3 - able 1 Chronicles 27:1 - served

Verse 12

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 13:3 - four hundred Ezra 8:1 - the chief

Verse 13

an army: Heb. the power of an army

three hundred: 2 Chronicles 11:1, 2 Chronicles 13:3, 2 Chronicles 14:8, 2 Chronicles 17:14-19

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 12:1 - he forsook Ezekiel 17:7 - another

Verse 14

slings to cast stones: Heb. stones of slings, Judges 20:16, 1 Samuel 17:49

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:32 - as it were 2 Chronicles 11:12 - he put shields 2 Chronicles 32:5 - darts Job 41:29 - General

Verse 15

cunning men: 2 Chronicles 2:7, 2 Chronicles 2:14, Exodus 31:4

to shoot arrows: These engines, it is probable, bore some resemblance to the baliste and catapulte of the Romans, which were employed for throwing stones and arrows, and were in reality the mortars and carcasses of antiquity. With respect to the towers which Uzziah built in the wilderness - 2 Chronicles 26:10, Mr. Harmer appears to have given a truer view of the subject than commentators in general have done, who suppose that they were conveniences made only for sheltering the shepherds from bad weather, or to defend them from incursions of enemies; for they might rather be designed to keep the nations that pastured there in awe, and also to induce them quietly to pay the tribute to which the 2 Chronicles 26:8, seems to refer. William of Tyre describes a country not far from the Euphrates as inhabited by Syrian and Armenian Christians, who fed great flocks and herds there, but were kept in subjection to the Turks, in consequence of their living among them in strong places.

spread far: Heb. went forth, Matthew 4:24

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 20:20 - thou shalt build 2 Chronicles 11:12 - he put shields 2 Chronicles 32:5 - darts Ezekiel 26:9 - General Mark 6:14 - his name

Verse 16

when he was: 2 Chronicles 25:19, 2 Chronicles 32:25, Deuteronomy 8:14, Deuteronomy 8:17, Deuteronomy 32:13-15, Proverbs 16:18, Habakkuk 2:4, Colossians 2:18

went into: 2 Kings 16:12, 2 Kings 16:13

to burn: Numbers 16:1, Numbers 16:7, Numbers 16:18, Numbers 16:35, 1 Kings 12:33, 1 Kings 13:1-4

Reciprocal: Exodus 30:1 - an altar Exodus 37:25 - General Leviticus 10:1 - put incense Numbers 3:10 - and the stranger Numbers 8:19 - that there Numbers 16:40 - come near Deuteronomy 17:20 - his heart 1 Kings 9:25 - he burnt 2 Kings 14:10 - thine heart 2 Kings 15:5 - the Lord 1 Chronicles 13:10 - there he died 2 Chronicles 4:19 - the golden 2 Chronicles 27:2 - he entered not Ecclesiastes 5:1 - thy foot Ezekiel 8:11 - every Ezekiel 28:2 - Because Daniel 8:8 - when Daniel 11:12 - his heart Luke 1:9 - his Acts 4:19 - to hearken 2 Corinthians 12:7 - lest 1 Timothy 3:6 - lest 1 Timothy 6:17 - that they Hebrews 7:13 - of which Hebrews 9:6 - the priests Revelation 8:3 - stood

Verse 17

Azariah: 1 Chronicles 6:10

valiant men: 1 Chronicles 12:28, 1 Chronicles 26:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 16:11 - built an altar 2 Chronicles 31:10 - Azariah

Verse 18

withstood Uzziah: 2 Chronicles 16:7-9, 2 Chronicles 19:2, Jeremiah 13:18, Matthew 10:18, Matthew 10:28, Matthew 14:4, 2 Corinthians 5:16, Galatians 2:11

not unto thee: Numbers 16:40, Numbers 16:46-48, Numbers 18:7

to the priests: Exodus 30:7, Exodus 30:8, Hebrews 5:4

go out: 1 Corinthians 5:5

neither shall it be: 1 Samuel 2:30, Daniel 4:37, John 5:44, James 2:1

Reciprocal: Exodus 28:1 - take Deuteronomy 33:10 - they shall put incense Joshua 22:15 - General Judges 4:9 - notwithstanding 1 Kings 13:1 - Jeroboam 2 Kings 16:11 - built an altar 1 Chronicles 23:13 - to burn incense 2 Chronicles 26:23 - they buried him Hebrews 8:4 - he should

Verse 19

he: 2 Chronicles 16:10, 2 Chronicles 25:16

even: Numbers 12:10, 2 Kings 5:27

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:2 - the plague of leprosy Leviticus 13:10 - shall see him 2 Kings 5:1 - a leper Psalms 38:3 - soundness Ezekiel 8:11 - every Matthew 8:2 - a leper Matthew 14:4 - General Luke 5:12 - full Hebrews 8:4 - he should

Verse 20

hasted also: Esther 6:12

the Lord: Leviticus 14:34, Deuteronomy 28:22, Deuteronomy 28:35

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:10 - shall see him Numbers 12:14 - let her be Deuteronomy 24:9 - Miriam Ezra 7:5 - chief priest Luke 5:12 - full Luke 17:12 - which

Verse 21

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Uzziah: 2 Kings 15:5

dwelt: Leviticus 13:46, Numbers 5:2, Numbers 5:3, Numbers 12:15, 2 Kings 7:3

several: Heb. free

Reciprocal: Numbers 12:14 - let her be Deuteronomy 24:9 - Miriam Matthew 1:9 - Joatham Luke 17:12 - which

Verse 22

first: 2 Chronicles 9:29, 2 Chronicles 12:15

Isaiah: Isaiah 1:1, Isaiah 6:1

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 19:2 - to Isaiah 2 Chronicles 16:11 - the acts of Asa 2 Chronicles 27:7 - Now the rest 2 Chronicles 35:27 - deeds

Verse 23

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slept: 2 Kings 15:6, 2 Kings 15:7

they buried him: 2 Chronicles 26:18, 2 Chronicles 21:20, 2 Chronicles 28:27, 2 Chronicles 33:20

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:43 - buried 2 Kings 14:20 - he was buried 2 Kings 15:5 - Jotham 2 Kings 20:21 - slept 2 Chronicles 27:7 - Now the rest Isaiah 6:1 - the year Acts 13:36 - and was

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 26". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-26.html.