Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 23:32

He did evil in the sight of the Lord , according to all that his fathers had done.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Egyptians;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoahaz;   Pharaoh;   Rulers;   Thompson Chain Reference - Doers, Evil;   Evil;   Evildoers;   Sight, in God's;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Egypt;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Jehoahaz;   Jeremiah;   Shallum;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Riblah;   Shallum;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Pharaoh;   Zephaniah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Exile;   Neco;   Riblah;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Canon of the Old Testament;   Hexateuch;   Idolatry;   Temple;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Jehoahaz ;   Shallum ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Raca;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehoahaz;   Riblah;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehoahaz;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jehoahaz;   Johanan;   Riblah;   Tax;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord,.... Committed idolatry:

according to all that his fathers had done; his grand father and great grandfather, Amon and Manasseh; so soon after Josiah's death was the revolt to idolatry.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-23.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his t fathers had done.

(t) Meaning, the wicked kings before.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-23.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

His fathers — His grand-parents, Manasseh, and Amon. He restored that idolatry which his father had destroyed. Jerusalem saw not a good day, after Josiah was laid in his grave; but one trouble came after another, 'till within two and twenty years it was destroyed.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-23.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 23:32 And he did [that which was] evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.

Ver. 32. And he did evil.] See Ezekiel 19:2-9.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-23.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. His grandparents, Manasseh and Amon. He restored that idolatry which his father had destroyed, partly to gratify the generality of the people, who had made him king, and who were inclined to their old superstitions even in Josiah’s time, as was observed before, though restrained from the outward acts by fear; and partly to sweeten the king of Egypt, who possibly was a zealous idolater, by his compliance with him in the worship of idols.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-23.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

32.He did that which was evil — His short rule evinced his character for evil. It was during that short period that the high places and images were restored in many parts of the land. This shows that Josiah’s reformation had not changed the nation’s heart.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-23.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 23:32. He did evil, according to all that his fathers had done — That is, his grand-parents, Manasseh and Amon. He restored that idolatry which his father had destroyed. Jerusalem saw not a good day after Josiah was laid in his grave; but one trouble came after another, till, within two and twenty years, it was destroyed.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-23.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

evil. Hebrew. raa". App-44.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-23.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(32) And he did that which was evil . . .—Comp. Ezekiel’s lamentation for the princes of Judah,” where Jehoahaz is called a young lion that “devoureth men,” alluding to his oppressive rapacity and shameless abuse of power (Ezekiel 19:1-4).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-23.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, according to all that his fathers had done.
21:2-7,21,22
Reciprocal: Ezekiel 19:3 - it became

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-23.html.