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2 Chronicles 15

 

 

Introduction
1Asa, with Judah and many of Israel, moved by the prophecy of Azariah the son of Oded, make a solemn covenant with God.
16He puts down Maachah his mother for her idolatry.
18He brings dedicated things into the house of God, and enjoys a long peace.

Verse 1
And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
the Spirit
20:14; 24:20; Numbers 24:2; Judges 3:10; 2 Samuel 23:2; 2 Peter 1:21

Verse 2
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
to meet Asa
Heb. before Asa. Hear ye me.
13:4; 20:15,20; Judges 9:7; Psalms 49:1,2; Isaiah 7:13; Matthew 13:9; Revelation 2:7,11,17; Revelation 2:29; 3:6,13,22
The Lord
13:12; 32:8; Deuteronomy 20:1; James 4:8
if ye seek him
4,15; 33:12; Isaiah 55:6,7; Jeremiah 29:12-14; Matthew 7:7,8
if ye forsake
12:1-3; 24:20; 2 Kings 21:14; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Romans 11:1,2; Hebrews 10:38; 12:25

Verse 3
Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
a long
1 Kings 12:28-33; Hosea 3:4
true God
Jeremiah 10:10; John 17:3; 1 Thessalonians 1:9; 1 John 5:20
a teaching
17:8,9; Leviticus 10:11; Deuteronomy 33:10; Nehemiah 8:9; Ezekiel 44:21-23; Micah 3:11; Malachi 2:7; Matthew 2:4,5; 1 Timothy 3:2
without law
Romans 2:12; 7:8,9; 1 Corinthians 9:21

Verse 4
But when they in their trouble did turn unto the LORD God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.
in their trouble
Deuteronomy 4:29,30; Judges 3:9,10; 10:10-16; Psalms 106:44; Hosea 6:1; 14:1-3
found of them
15; Isaiah 55:6; 65:1,2; Romans 10:20

Verse 5
And in those times there was no peace to him that went out, nor to him that came in, but great vexations were upon all the inhabitants of the countries.
no peace
Judges 5:6; 1 Samuel 13:6; Psalms 121:8
great vexations
Matthew 24:6,7; Luke 21:25

Verse 6
And nation was destroyed of nation, and city of city: for God did vex them with all adversity.
nation
12:15; 13:17; Mark 13:8; Luke 21:9,10
destroyed
Heb. beaten in pieces. God.
33:11; 36:17; Judges 2:14; Psalms 106:41; Isaiah 10:6; Amos 3:6; Luke 21:22-24

Verse 7
Be ye strong therefore, and let not your hands be weak: for your work shall be rewarded.
ye strong
Joshua 1:7,9; 1 Chronicles 28:20; Psalms 27:14; Isaiah 35:3,4; Daniel 10:19; 1 Corinthians 16:13; Ephesians 6:10
your work
Genesis 15:1; Ruth 2:12; Psalms 19:11; 58:11; Matthew 5:12,46; 6:1,4,6,18; 10:41,42; Luke 6:35; Romans 4:4,5; 1 Corinthians 3:8,14; 9:17,18; 15:58; Colossians 3:24; Hebrews 6:10; Hebrews 10:35; 2 John 1:8

Verse 8
And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the altar of the LORD, that was before the porch of the LORD.
Oded
took courage
19:11; Isaiah 44:14; *margins; Acts 28:15
abominable idols
Heb. abominations.
Leviticus 18:30; Deuteronomy 27:15; 1 Kings 11:5,7; 2 Kings 23:13; Isaiah 65:4; Jeremiah 16:18; Ezekiel 8:10; 1 Peter 4:3; Revelation 17:4,5
the cities
13:19
the altar of the Lord
4:1; 8:12; 29:18; 2 Kings 16:14; 18:22

Verse 9
And he gathered all Judah and Benjamin, and the strangers with them out of Ephraim and Manasseh, and out of Simeon: for they fell to him out of Israel in abundance, when they saw that the LORD his God was with him.
the strangers
11:16; 30:1-11,25
they fell
1 Kings 12:19; 1 Chronicles 12:19
they saw
Genesis 39:3; 1 Samuel 18:28; 1 Kings 3:28; Zechariah 8:21-23; Acts 7:9,10; 9:31

Verse 10
So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.
the third month
Esther 8:9

Verse 11
And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.
offered
14:13-15; Numbers 31:28,29,50; 1 Samuel 15:15,21; 1 Chronicles 26:26,27
the same time
Heb. in that day. seven hundred.
1:6; 7:5

Verse 12
And they entered into a covenant to seek the LORD God of their fathers with all their heart and with all their soul;
they entered
23:16; 29:10; 34:31,32; Deuteronomy 29:1,12; 2 Kings 23:3; Nehemiah 9:38; 10:29; Jeremiah 50:5; 2 Corinthians 8:5
seek
4; Deuteronomy 4:29; 10:12; 1 Kings 8:48; Jeremiah 29:12,13; Acts 24:14

Verse 13
That whosoever would not seek the LORD God of Israel should be put to death, whether small or great, whether man or woman.
whosoever
Exodus 22:20; Deuteronomy 13:5-15; 17:2-5; 1 Kings 18:40
whether small
Genesis 19:11; Exodus 12:29; Deuteronomy 29:18; Job 3:19; 34:19; Psalms 115:13; Acts 26:22; Revelation 6:15; 20:12

Verse 14
And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets.
sware
Nehemiah 5:13; 10:29
trumpets
Psalms 81:1-4

Verse 15
And all Judah rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all their heart, and sought him with their whole desire; and he was found of them: and the LORD gave them rest round about.
rejoiced
23:16-21; 29:10,36; Deuteronomy 26:11; Nehemiah 8:9; Psalms 32:11; 119:111; Proverbs 3:17; 2 Corinthians 1:12
sworn
Psalms 119:106
sought him
2,4,12; Isaiah 26:8; 45:19; Philippians 1:23
and he was
the Lord
6; Joshua 23:1; Job 34:29

Verse 16
And also concerning Maachah the mother of Asa the king, he removed her from being queen, because she had made an idol in a grove: and Asa cut down her idol, and stamped it, and burnt it at the brook Kidron.
Maachah
1 Kings 15:13-24
the mother
that is, grandmother.
1 Kings 15:2,10
he removed
14:3-5; Exodus 32:27,28; Deuteronomy 13:6-8; 33:9; Zechariah 13:3; Mark 3:21,31-35; 2 Corinthians 5:16
idol
Heb. horror. cut down.
14:3-5; 34:7; Exodus 32:20; Leviticus 26:30; Deuteronomy 7:5,25,26; 9:21; 1 Kings 15:14-24; 2 Kings 23:6,12,15

Verse 17
But the high places were not taken away out of Israel: nevertheless the heart of Asa was perfect all his days.
the high places
14:3-5; Deuteronomy 12:13,14; 1 Kings 3:2-4; 22:43; 2 Kings 12:3; 14:4
the heart of Asa
16:7-12; 1 Kings 11:4

Verse 18
And he brought into the house of God the things that his father had dedicated, and that he himself had dedicated, silver, and gold, and vessels.
brought
1 Kings 7:51; 15:14,15; 1 Chronicles 26:20-26

Verse 19
And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa.
A. M. 3063-3073. B.C. 941-931. five and thirtieth
16:1; 1 Kings 15:16,17,31,33

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 15:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-15.html.

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Saturday, July 20th, 2019
the Week of Proper 10 / Ordinary 15
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