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Bible Commentaries

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

2 Chronicles 25


The reign of this king is, on the whole, more fully detailed in this chapter than in the corresponding passage of 2 Kings 14:1-22. The principal additions are: 1) The preparations for the Edomite war, 2 Chronicles 25:5-10; 2 Chronicles 2:0)

The capture and casting from the rocks of Petra of ten thousand children of Seir, 2 Chronicles 25:12; 2 Chronicles 3:0) The depredations of the Israelite whom Amaziah had offended, 2 Chronicles 25:13; 2 Chronicles 4:0) Amaziah’s introduction of Edomite idolatry, and his controversy with the prophet who rebuked him, 2 Chronicles 25:14-16.

We observe that in the earlier part of his reign, when as yet “he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord,” he obeyed the counsel of the man of God, who warned him not to depend on Israelitish soldiers, (2 Chronicles 25:7-10;) but after he had introduced Edomite idolatry into the kingdom, he spurned the prophet who admonished him of his evil, and persisted in his evil ways. 2 Chronicles 25:15-16. He thus, as the prophet on withdrawing gave him warning, rejected Jehovah’s counsel, and thereby sealed his own downfall. The chronicler, in accordance with one main purpose of his writing, points out that Amaziah’s ruin followed soon after this, and “came of God,” (2 Chronicles 25:20,) as a penal judgment for his idolatry.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 25". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". 1874-1909.