Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 21:23

The servants of Amon conspired against him and killed the king in his own house.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Amon;   Backsliders;   Citizens;   Conspiracy;   Homicide;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Servant;   Thompson Chain Reference - Amon;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;   Servants;  
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:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Amon;   Chronology of the Old Testament;   Kitto Biblical Cyclopedia - Amon;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Amon, King of Judah;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The servants of Amon conspired - What their reason was for slaying their king we cannot tell. It does not seem to have been a popular act, for the people of the land rose up and slew the regicides. We hear enough of this man when we hear that he was as bad as his father was in the beginning of his reign, but did not copy his father's repentance.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-21.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

This conspiracy may have been due to the popular reaction against the extreme idolatry which the young king had established.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-21.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the servants of Amon conspired against him,.... Some of his domestic servants, and perhaps his courtiers, not on account of his idolatry, but for some ill usage of them:

and slew the king in his own house: which they had an opportunity to do, being his servants.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:23 And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.

Ver. 23. And the servants of Amon conspired.] Probably these had corrupted him as another Joash. [2 Kings 12:20-21]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

23.The servants of Amon — Probably his court-attendants. For what reason they conspired against him is at present only a matter of conjecture.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-21.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 21:23. The servants of Amon conspired against him — He having rebelled against God, his own servants rose up against him, and slew him when he had reigned only two years; and his own house, that should have been his castle of defence, was the place of his execution. He had profaned God’s house with his idols, and now God suffered his own house to be polluted with his blood. How unrighteous soever they were that did it, God was righteous who suffered it to be done.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-21.html. 1857.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(23) The servants of Amon—i.e., according to the common use of the phrase, his courtiers or palace officials. Nothing further is known of the circumstances of the murder. For a conjecture, see 2 Chronicles 33:25.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.
A. M. 3363. B.C. 641
12:20; 14:19; 15:25,30; 1 Kings 15:27; 16:9; 2 Chronicles 33:24,25
Reciprocal: Esther 2:21 - and sought

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.