Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 14:12

Judah was defeated by Israel, and they fled each to his tent.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Beth-Shemesh;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoash;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Amaziah;   Beth-Shemesh;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehoash;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Amaziah;   Jehoash;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Bethshemesh;   Palestine;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Beth-Shemesh;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amaziah ;   Joash ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Amaziah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jehoash;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amaziah, King of Judah;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The author of Chronicles notes that Amaziah‘s obstinacy, and his consequent defeat and captivity, were judgments upon him for an idolatry into which he had fallen after his conquest of Edom 2 Chronicles 25:14, 2 Chronicles 25:20.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-14.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Judah was put to the worse before Israel,.... Could not face them; but, as JosephusF4Antiqu. l. 9. c. 9. sect. 3. says, a sudden fear and consternation seized them, and before they joined battle with the Israelites, turned their backs:

and they fled every man to their tents; to their cities, as the Targum, and left their king alone.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-14.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

Tents — Josephus says, when they were to engage, they were struck with such a terror, that they did not strike a stroke, but every man made the best of his way.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-14.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 14:12 And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.

Ver. 12. And Judah was put to the worse; and they fled.] Josephus saith that before the fight they began to flee away; and so the king was taken by the enemy, who threatened presently to put him to a cruel death, unless he would cause the citizens of Jerusalem to open their gates and leave all to his mercy. Others think that he battered down the wall four hundred cubits, and took the city by force.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-14.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Being unsatisfied in the ground and manner of the quarrel, and discouraged by their king’s idolatry, and smitten by God with a spirit of fear.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-14.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

12.Judah was put to the worse ינג Šis better rendered by, was smitten, as in the margin. Judah was utterly defeated.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-14.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Put to the worse = smitten.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-14.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(12) To their tents.—Hebrew text, to his tent; so the LXX. and Syriac. Hebrew margin, to his tents; so Vulg., and Targum, and Chronicles. The meaning is that the enemy disbanded, as usually after a great defeat. (Comp. 2 Kings 8:21.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Judah was put to the worse before Israel; and they fled every man to their tents.
was put to the worse
Heb. was smitten. they fled.
1 Samuel 4:10; 2 Samuel 18:17; 1 Kings 22:36
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:8 - for Israel;  Amos 6:13 - Have

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-14.html.