Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 16:16

So Urijah the priest did according to all that King Ahaz commanded.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahaz;   Altar;   Church and State;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Temple;   Urijah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Altar of Burnt-Offering, the;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Temple;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahaz;   Damascus;   Nahum;   Priest;   Temple;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Tiglath-Pileser Iii.;   Urijah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ahaz;   High Priest;   Tiglath Pileser;   Uriah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Altar;   Damascus;   Hezekiah;   High Priest;   King, Kingship;   Uriah;   Urijah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Ahaz;   Alliance;   Damascus;   Temple;   Uriah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaz ;   Uriah ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Uri'ah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Isaiah;   Priest, High;   Temple;   Uriah;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Uriah, Urijah;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The writer condemns the obsequiousness of Urijah, whose conduct was the more inexcusable after the noble example of his predecessor Azariah 2 Chronicles 26:17-20.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-16.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that King Ahaz commanded. Not only concerning the structure of the altar, but the sacrifices to be offered on it; like king like priest, both apostates and idolaters.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-16.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 16:16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

Ver. 16. Thus did Urijah the priest.] A fawning parasite to that wicked king; and one of those qui sacerdotium in aucupium vertunt, principum mensas et cellaria obsident, et qui quaestus causa ad dominorum suorum fistulas saltant, accinentes illud, Mihi placet quicquid regi placet, (a) who will please the prince howsoever.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-16.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Having once began to debauch his conscience, he could not now make an honourable retreat; and therefore proceeds to execute all the king’s commands.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-16.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

16.Thus did Urijah — And because of his sacrilegious obedience to Ahaz, some think his name was not allowed in the list of priests given at 1 Chronicles 6:3-15. What a contrast to the bold and faithful Azariah, who withstood the king when he attempted sacrilege. 2 Chronicles 26:17-18.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-16.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 16:16. Thus did Urijah the priest, &c. — Having once begun to defile his conscience, he could not now make an honourable retreat, and therefore proceeds to execute all the king’s commands.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-16.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

did Urijah. Unlike Azariah in 2 Chronicles 26:17, 2 Chronicles 26:18.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-16.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-16.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king Ahaz commanded.
11; Acts 4:19; 5:29; 1 Thessalonians 2:4; Jude 1:11
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 16:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-16.html.