Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 21:22

So he forsook the Lord , the God of his fathers, and did not walk in the way of the Lord .
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Amon;   Backsliders;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Rulers;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Forsaking God;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Amon;   Manasseh;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Amon;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Josiah;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Israel;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amon ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Amon;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amon, King of Judah;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he forsook the Lord God of his fathers,.... Of David, Solomon, &c.

and walked not in the way of the Lord; prescribed by him in his law for the worship of him.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the g way of the LORD.

(g) That is, according to his commandment.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:22". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-21.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:22 And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.

Ver. 22. And he forsook the Lord.] Though he had been better taught by his father, who had repented, likely, before Amon was born.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) And he forsook the Lord . . .—And he forsook Jehovah, the God of his fathers; abandoned his worship altogether, and gave himself up to foreign superstitions which his father had introduced. It is noteworthy that the long reign of Manasseh-Amon is described by the sacred historian simply on the side of its relation to the religion of Israel. The astonishing corruption of worship which broke out during this period; the perverted hankering after foreign rites, which appears to have been only intensified by the restraints endured under Hezekiah; the bloody persecution of those who maintained the ancient faith; the prophetic menaces of coming retribution—such are the main points of the brief but impressive story. As usual, moral and religious license went hand in hand. The prophet Zephaniah denounces all the ruling classes of “the rebellious and polluted city;” princes and judges, prophets and priests, are involved in the same condemnation (Zephaniah 1:4-5; Zephaniah 3:1-4; comp. Micah 6:10 seq., Micah 7:2-6).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he forsook the LORD God of his fathers, and walked not in the way of the LORD.
22:17; Deuteronomy 32:15; 1 Kings 11:33; 1 Chronicles 28:9; Jeremiah 2:13; Jonah 2:8
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:12 - which Manasseh;  2 Kings 23:32 - GeneralEzekiel 11:12 - GeneralActs 22:14 - The God

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.