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2 Kings 12

Introduction

Overview

2 Kings 12:1, Jehoash reigns well all the days of Jehoiada; 2 Kings 12:4, He gives order for the repair of the temple; 2 Kings 12:17, Hazael is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed treasures; 2 Kings 12:19, Jehoash being slain, Amaziah succeeds him.

Verse 1

the seventh: 2 Kings 9:27, 2 Kings 11:1, 2 Kings 11:3, 2 Kings 11:4, 2 Kings 11:21, 2 Chronicles 24:1-:

Jehoash: 2 Kings 11:2, 1 Chronicles 3:11, Joash

Verse 2

2 Kings 14:3, 2 Chronicles 24:2, 2 Chronicles 24:17-Song of Solomon :, 2 Chronicles 25:2, 2 Chronicles 26:4

Reciprocal: Judges 2:7 - the people Judges 8:33 - as soon 2 Kings 11:2 - Joash 2 Kings 12:7 - Jehoiada 2 Kings 15:3 - General Jeremiah 34:15 - ye Galatians 4:1 - That

Verse 3

2 Kings 14:4, 2 Kings 18:4, 1 Kings 15:14, 1 Kings 22:43, 2 Chronicles 31:4, Jeremiah 2:20

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 3:3 - only he 2 Kings 15:3 - General 2 Chronicles 15:17 - the high places Isaiah 65:7 - burned

Verse 4

am 3148, bc 856

said to the priests: 2 Kings 22:4, 2 Chronicles 29:4-1 Kings :, 2 Chronicles 35:2

the money: 2 Kings 12:18, 1 Kings 7:1, 1 Chronicles 18:11, 2 Chronicles 15:18, 2 Chronicles 31:12

dedicated things: or, holy things, Heb. holiness, Leviticus 5:15, Leviticus 5:16, Leviticus 27:12-Daniel :, Leviticus 27:31

even the money: 2 Kings 22:4, Exodus 30:12-Nehemiah :, 2 Chronicles 24:9, 2 Chronicles 24:10

that every man is set at: Heb. of the souls of his estimation, Leviticus 27:2-Ruth :

and all the money: Exodus 25:1, Exodus 25:2, Exodus 35:5, Exodus 35:22, Exodus 35:29, Exodus 36:3, 1 Chronicles 29:3-1 Samuel :, 1 Chronicles 29:17, Ezra 1:6, Ezra 2:69, Ezra 7:16, Ezra 8:25-Hosea :, Luke 21:4

cometh: etc. Heb. ascendeth upon the heart of a man

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:5 - gather of all Israel 2 Chronicles 24:7 - the dedicated

Verse 5

Let the priests: 2 Chronicles 24:5

let them repair: 2 Kings 12:12, 2 Kings 22:5, 2 Kings 22:6, 1 Kings 11:27, 2 Chronicles 24:7, Isaiah 58:12

Verse 6

three and twentieth year: Heb. twentieth year and third year

the priests: 1 Samuel 2:29, 1 Samuel 2:30, 2 Chronicles 29:34, Isaiah 56:10-2 Kings :, Malachi 1:10, Philippians 2:21, 1 Peter 5:2

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:5 - Howbeit

Verse 7

king Jehoash: 2 Chronicles 24:5, 2 Chronicles 24:6-:

Jehoiada: 2 Kings 12:2, 2 Kings 11:4, 2 Chronicles 23:1, 2 Chronicles 24:16

Why repair ye: 1 Chronicles 21:3

Verse 8

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:4 - sum the silver 2 Chronicles 24:8 - at the king's

Verse 9

took a chest: 2 Chronicles 24:8-:, Mark 12:41

beside: 2 Chronicles 24:10

the priests: 2 Kings 22:4, 2 Kings 23:4, 2 Kings 25:18, 1 Chronicles 15:18, 1 Chronicles 15:24, Jeremiah 35:4, Jeremiah 52:24

door: Heb. threshold, Psalms 84:10, *marg.

Verse 10

the king's: 2 Kings 19:2, 2 Kings 22:3, 2 Kings 22:12, 2 Samuel 8:17, 2 Samuel 20:25

scribe: or, secretary

put up: Heb. bound up, 2 Kings 5:23

in bags: Sir J. Chardin informs us, "it is a custom of Persia always to seal up bags of money; and the money of the king's treasure is not told, but is received by bags sealed up." These are what are called in the East purses; each of which, as Maillet informs us, contains money to the amount of 1,500 livres, or about 63. of our money. The money thus collected for the reparation of the temple, seems, in like manner, to have been reckoned in bags of equal value to each other; as we can scarcely imagine the placing it in bags would otherwise have been mentioned. The value of a Jewish purse is unknown; but the bags mentioned in 2 Kings 5:23, amounted to a talent.

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:11 - at what time

Verse 11

gave the money: 2 Kings 22:5, 2 Kings 22:6, 2 Chronicles 24:11, 2 Chronicles 24:12, 2 Chronicles 34:9-1 Kings :

laid it out: Heb. brought it forth

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 34:10 - in the hand Ezra 3:7 - gave money

Verse 12

masons: 1 Kings 5:17, 1 Kings 5:18, Ezra 3:7, Ezra 5:8, Luke 21:5

was laid out: Heb. went forth

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 12:5 - let them repair 2 Kings 22:6 - masons 1 Chronicles 22:2 - masons 2 Chronicles 34:10 - in the hand

Verse 13

there were not: That is, there were no vessels made for the service of the temple till all the outward repairs were completed; but, when this was done, "they brought the rest of the money before the king and Jehoiada, whereof were made vessels of gold and silver," - 2 Chronicles 24:14, to replace those which had been taken away by Athaliah and her sons. 2 Chronicles 24:14

bowls: Numbers 7:13, Numbers 7:14, 1 Kings 7:48-Philippians :, Ezra 1:9-1 Kings :

trumpets: Numbers 10:2

Reciprocal: Exodus 25:38 - the tongs Exodus 37:16 - dishes 2 Chronicles 4:22 - snuffers

Verse 14

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 26:27 - to maintain 2 Chronicles 24:14 - General 2 Chronicles 34:10 - in the hand John 12:6 - the bag

Verse 15

they reckoned: 2 Kings 22:7

for they dealt: 2 Chronicles 34:12, Nehemiah 7:2, Matthew 24:45, Luke 16:1, Luke 16:10, Luke 16:11, 1 Corinthians 4:2, 1 Corinthians 4:3, 3 John 1:5

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 31:12 - the dedicated Ezra 7:18 - whatsoever Nehemiah 13:13 - counted John 12:6 - the bag

Verse 16

trespass money: Leviticus 5:15-Job :, Leviticus 7:7, Numbers 5:8-2 Samuel :, Numbers 18:8, Numbers 18:9, Hosea 4:8

Verse 17

am 3164, bc 840

Hazael: 2 Kings 8:12-Ezra :

against Gath: 1 Samuel 27:2, 1 Kings 2:39, 1 Kings 2:40, 1 Chronicles 8:13, 1 Chronicles 18:1

set his face: Jeremiah 42:15, Luke 9:51, Luke 9:53

to Jerusalem: 2 Chronicles 24:23, 2 Chronicles 24:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:21 - set his 2 Kings 13:3 - Hazael 2 Kings 16:8 - the silver 2 Chronicles 32:2 - he was purposed to fight Daniel 11:17 - set

Verse 18

took all the hallowed: He dearly bought, by such unhallowed means, a peace which was of short duration; for the next year Hazael returned, and Jehoash having no more treasures, was obliged to hazard a battle, which he lost, and the principal part of his nobility, so that Judah was totally ruined, and Jehoash soon after slain in his bed by his own servants. 2 Kings 18:15, 2 Kings 18:16, 1 Kings 15:18, 2 Chronicles 16:2

went away: Heb. went up

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 12:4 - the money 2 Kings 15:19 - Menahem 2 Kings 16:8 - the silver 1 Chronicles 18:11 - dedicated 2 Chronicles 24:23 - the host 2 Chronicles 24:27 - burdens Joel 3:5 - ye

Verse 19

the rest: 2 Kings 8:23, 1 Kings 11:41, 1 Kings 14:19, 1 Kings 14:29

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:34 - General

Verse 20

his servants: 2 Kings 14:5, 2 Chronicles 24:24, 2 Chronicles 24:25, 2 Chronicles 25:27, 2 Chronicles 33:24

the house of Millo: or, Beth-millo, Judges 9:6, 2 Samuel 5:9, 1 Kings 11:27

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 9:15 - Millo 1 Kings 15:27 - conspired 1 Kings 16:9 - conspired 2 Kings 14:19 - they made 2 Kings 21:23 - General 1 Chronicles 11:8 - Millo 2 Chronicles 32:5 - Millo Esther 2:21 - and sought

Verse 21

Jozachar: This person is called Zabad in Chronicles, and Shimeath his mother is said to be an Ammonitess; and Jehozabad is said to be the son, not of Shomer, but of Shimrith, a Moabitess. Who the fathers of these two persons were we know not; they were probably foreigners and aliens. Some suppose that they belonged to the king's chamber, and therefore could have easy access to him. 2 Chronicles 24:26, Zabad

Shomer: 2 Chronicles 24:26, Shimrith

Amaziah his son: 2 Chronicles 24:27

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:28 - General 2 Kings 14:5 - his servants 2 Kings 14:19 - they made 2 Kings 14:20 - he was buried

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-kings-12.html.