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Bible Commentaries

Wesley's Explanatory Notes
2 Chronicles 10

 

 

Verse 4

Thy father made our yoke grievous: now therefore ease thou somewhat the grievous servitude of thy father, and his heavy yoke that he put upon us, and we will serve thee.

Grievous — It is probable, when Solomon had declined from God, that God left him to himself to act thus impolitically.


Verse 7

And they spake unto him, saying, If thou be kind to this people, and please them, and speak good words to them, they will be thy servants for ever.

If thou be kind, … — Moderate counsels are generally best. Gentleness will do what violence will not do. Good words cost nothing but a little self-denial, and yet they purchase great things.


Verse 16

And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and we have none inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.

See to thine own house|-When public affairs are in a ferment, violent proceedings do but make ill worse. Many have been driven to the mischief they did not intend, by being too severely dealt with.

 


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 10:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-chronicles-10.html. 1765.

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Tuesday, October 15th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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