Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 14:21

All the people of Judah took Azariah, who was sixteen years old, and made him king in the place of his father Amaziah.
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Uzziah;   Thompson Chain Reference - Azariah;   Israel;   Israel-The Jews;   Kings of Israel;   Uzziah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Easton Bible Dictionary - Azariah;   Uzziah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Azariah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Uzzia(h);   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amaziah ;   Genealogy of the Lord Jesus;   Jeroboam (2) ;   Joash ;   Uzziah ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Amaziah;   Azariah;   Uzziah;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Azari'ah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Chronology of the Old Testament;   Uzziah (Azariah);  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Took Azariah - He is also called Uzziah, 2 Chronicles 26:1. The former signifies, The help of the Lord; the latter, The strength of the Lord.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

All the people of Judah - The words imply that the conspiracy was one in which the general mass of the people did not participate. There was no confusion and trouble as on the occasion of the murder of Joash. Azariah (“the strength of Yahweh”), and Uzziah (“whom Yahweh assists”), were mere variants of one name.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "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 all the people of Judah took Azariah,.... Called Uzziah in the next chapter, and so in the book of Chronicles; both names signifying much the same, the one "the help of the Lord", the other "the strength of the Lord":

(which was sixteen years old;) yet as he began to reign in the twenty seventh year of Jeroboam, 2 Kings 15:1 and Jeroboam began to reign in the fifteenth yaer of Amaziah, 2 Kings 14:23, he could be but four years of age, for the solution of which; see Gill on 2 Kings 15:1,

and made him king instead of his father Amaziah; which was after his death, and not when he fled to Lachish, as Kimchi thinks.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And all the people of Judah took i Azariah, which [was] sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

(i) Who is also called Uzziah, (2 Chronicles 26:1).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-14.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

2 Kings 14:21, 2 Kings 14:22. Azariah succeeds him.

all the people of Judah took Azariah — or Uzziah (2 Kings 15:30; 2 Chronicles 26:1). The popular opposition had been personally directed against Amaziah as the author of their calamities, but it was not extended to his family or heir.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-14.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

Azariah — This Azariah is called Uzziah, chap15:30, both names signifying the same thing for substance; that, God's help; and this, God's strength. But this was not done till twelve years after his father's death: so long the government was in the hands of protectors.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-14.html. 1765.

Scofield's Reference Notes

Azariah

Called Uzziah, 2 Chronicles 26:1; Isaiah 1:1.

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Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on 2 Kings 14:21". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/srn/2-kings-14.html. 1917.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 14:21 And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which [was] sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

Ver. 21. And all the people of Judah took Azariah.] Called also Uzziah. [2 Chronicles 26:1] Itaque hic duo nomina habuit confinia, Consilium Domini et Auxilium Dei, saith Vatablus: His two names were suitable, God’s counsel, and God’s help.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". 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

Which they did, either in opposition to the conspirators, or to show their affection to the house of David, and that their quarrel was only personal against Amaziah, whom they looked upon as thee author of all their late calamities. This Azariah is called Uziah, 2 Kings 15:30 2 Chronicles 26:1, both names signifying the same thing for substance; that God’s help, and this God’s strength.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". 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

21.Azariah — Called also Uzziah. See note on 2 Kings 15:1.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-14.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 14:21. The people of Judah took Azariah — Called Uzziah, chap. 2 Kings 15:30, and 2 Chronicles 26:1. The two names signify nearly the same thing, the former meaning the help of God, and the latter, the strength of God. And made him king — Either in opposition to the conspirators, or to show their affection to the house of David, and signify that their quarrel was only personal against Amaziah, whom they considered as the author of all their late calamities. But, it must be observed, the people did not do this till twelve years after Amaziah’s death. For Amaziah died in the fifteenth year of Jeroboam, (compare 2 Kings 14:23 with 2 Kings 14:1,) but Azariah did not begin his reign till the twenty-seventh of Jeroboam, (2 Kings 15:1,) for he was but four years old at the death of his father: so that, for twelve years, till he came to be sixteen, the government was in the hands of protectors.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-14.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Azarias. Hebrew Hazarya. Sometimes printed more correctly Azieu, at others Azrien, (Haydock) by the blundering of transcribers, who have confounded the name of the king Ozihu (Azieu or Ozias) with that of the priest Ozrichu. (Azrien.) Carpzovius maintains that Azarias and Usias are two names of the same person. (Crit. p. 789.) But if he should find Carpzovius, Carpzorvius, and Carpzoviu, in the same book, would he not think them the same name erroneously printed? Kennicott, (Dis. i. p. 478.) who observes that the Syriac and Arabic versions have here, as in the sequel, Uzia, and St. Matthew (i. 8.) calls the king Ozias, conformably to 2 Paralipomenon xxvi. 1., &c. The manuscripts also vary. (Kennicott)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-14.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Azariah. Called also Uzziah (2 Kings 15:13, 2 Kings 15:30, 2 Kings 15:32; 2 Chronicles 26:1. Isaiah 1:1; Isaiah 6:1. Hosea 1:1. Amos 1:1. Zechariah 14:5). In Chronicles called Azariah (1 Chronicles 3:12). These different names are common, having the same or similar meanings.

sixteen years: i.e. when "made" king. Only three years old at his father"s death. See note on 2 Kings 15:1.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.

All the people of Judah took Azariah - or Uzziah (2 Kings 15:30; 2 Chronicles 26:1). The popular opposition had been personally directed against Amaziah, as the author of their calamities, but it was not extended to his family or heir.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-14.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(21) All the people of Judah.—Thenius explains, all the men of war, as in 2 Kings 13:7.

Took.—The expression seems to imply that Azariah was not the eldest son. As Amaziah was fifty-nine years old at his death he probably had sons older than sixteen. Azariah was therefore chosen as a popular, or perhaps military, favourite.

Azariah.—See Note on 2 Chronicles 26:1. Thenius thinks the soldiery gave Azariah the name of Uzziah. At all events, the king may have taken a new name on his accession, though which of the two it was we cannot; say. (Comp. 2 Kings 24:17.) Sennacherib on investing Esarhaddon with sovereignty named him Asshurebil-mukin-pal.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And all the people of Judah took Azariah, which was sixteen years old, and made him king instead of his father Amaziah.
Azariah
15:13; 2 Chronicles 26:1
Uzziah
Matthew 1:8,9
Ozias
made him king.
21:24; 1 Chronicles 3:12
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 15:8 - the thirty;  2 Kings 15:32 - Jotham;  2 Kings 23:30 - the people;  Amos 1:1 - in the

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:21". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-14.html.