Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 24:4

and also for the innocent blood which he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; and the Lord would not forgive.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Babylon;   Homicide;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoiakim;   Sin;   Unpardonable Sin;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Urijah;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Jehoiakim;   Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jehoiakim;   Manasseh (2);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bloodguilt;   Crimes and Punishments;   Innocence, Innocency;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Forgiveness;   Israel;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Babylon ;   Jehoiakim ;   Pardon;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Temple;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And also for the innocent blood that he shed, for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood,.... See 2 Kings 21:16 which cruel usage of the prophets, and servants of the Lord, was still continued; see Jeremiah 26:21,

which the Lord would not pardon; he pardoned the sins of Manasseh, who repented, but not the sins of those persons who imitated him, but repented not; or though he personally pardoned the sins of Manasseh, so that he was saved everlastingly, yet the temporal punishment of the nation for those sins, in which they were involved with him, was not averted.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-24.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

the Lord would not pardon — (see on 2 Kings 23:26; Jeremiah 15:1).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-24.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 24:4 And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.

Ver. 4. And also for the innocent blood.] Of this crying sin Jehoahaz also and Jehoiakim were deeply guilty. [Jeremiah 22:17 Ezekiel 19:1-14]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-24.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

For the innocent blood, to wit, of those prophets and saints who either reproved or would not comply with his idolatrous worship.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-24.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

blood. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Species), for murder, and the guilt of it.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-24.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(4) The innocent blood.—Heb., blood of the innocent; an expression like hand of the right, i.e., the right hand; or, day of the sixth, i.e., the sixth day. Thenius thinks the murder of some prominent personage, such as Isaiah, may be intended, and wishes to distinguish between the statement of the first clause of the verse and the second; but 2 Kings 21:16, where the two statements are connected more closely, does not favour this view.

Which the Lord would not pardon.—Literally, and Jehovah willed not to pardon. We must not soften the statement of 2 Kings 24:3-4, as Bähr does, by asserting the meaning to be that the nation was punished, not for the sins of Manasseh, but for its persistence in the same kind of sins. The sins of Manasseh are regarded as a climax in Judah’s long course of provocation: the cup was full, and judgment ready to fall. It was only suspended for a time, not revoked, in the reign of the good king Josiah. In short, the idea of the writer is that the innocent blood shed by Manasseh cried to heaven for vengeance, and that the ruin of the kingdom was the answer of the All righteous Judge. It is no objection to say, that in that case children suffered for their fathers’ misdeeds; that was precisely the Old Testament doctrine, until Ezekiel proclaimed another (Ezekiel 18:19; comp. Exodus 20:5; Deuteronomy 5:9). Looking at the catastrophe from a different standpoint, we may remember that national iniquities must be chastised in the present life, if at all; and that the sufferings of the exile were necessary for the purification of Israel from its inveterate tendency to apostatise from Jehovah.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-24.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
for the innocent
21:16; Numbers 35:33; Deuteronomy 19:10; Jeremiah 2:34; 19:4
he filled
Psalms 106:38
which
Jeremiah 15:1,2; Lamentations 3:42; Ezekiel 33:25
Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 21:8 - lay not;  2 Samuel 21:9 - before the Lord;  2 Kings 21:6 - wrought;  2 Kings 21:11 - Because;  2 Kings 23:26 - Notwithstanding;  2 Chronicles 33:9 - made Judah;  2 Chronicles 34:25 - Because;  Psalm 9:12 - When;  Proverbs 6:17 - and hands;  Jeremiah 7:6 - and shed;  Jeremiah 15:4 - because;  Jeremiah 22:3 - neither;  Jeremiah 22:17 - to shed;  Jeremiah 26:15 - ye shall;  Jeremiah 32:31 - that I;  Ezekiel 7:23 - for;  Ezekiel 8:17 - for;  Ezekiel 9:9 - and the land;  Ezekiel 11:9 - and deliver;  Ezekiel 18:19 - Why;  Ezekiel 22:2 - bloody city;  Ezekiel 23:37 - and blood;  Ezekiel 24:6 - Woe;  Ezekiel 33:21 - The city;  Matthew 1:10 - Manasses;  Matthew 23:35 - upon;  Matthew 27:4 - the innocent;  Matthew 27:25 - His;  Luke 3:20 - GeneralLuke 11:50 - the blood;  Revelation 16:6 - they have

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-24.html.