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2 Kings 24:7

The king of Egypt did not come out of his land again, for the king of Babylon had taken all that belonged to the king of Egypt from the brook of Egypt to the river Euphrates.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Babylon;   Egypt;   Euphrates;   Jehoiachin;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Pharaoh;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Egypt;   Jehoiachin;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Babylon;   Egypt;   Euphrates;   Habakkuk;   Jehoiakim;   Judah, tribe and kingdom;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehoiakim;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Necho Ii;   River of Egypt;   Stream of Egypt;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Babel;   Egypt;   Jehoiakim;   Kings, the Books of;   Nebuchadnezzar;   Pharaoh;   River of Egypt;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Babylon, History and Religion of;   Crimes and Punishments;   Exile;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Neco;   Rivers and Waterways in the Bible;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jehoiakim;   Jeremiah;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Babylon ;   Egypt;   Jehoiachin ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Egypt;   Euphrates;   Jehoiachin;   Necho;   Pharaoh;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jeho-I'akim;   Pha'raoh,;   River of Egypt;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Assyria;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Captivity;   Jehoiakim;   Pharaoh-Necoh;   River;   Tax;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The king of Egypt came not again - He was so crushed by the Babylonians that he was obliged to confine himself within the limits of his own states, and could no more attempt any conquests. The text tells us how much he had lost by the Babylonians. See on 2 Kings 24:1; (note).

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-24.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Neco, from the year of the battle of Carchemish, confined himself to his own country and made no efforts to recover Syria or Judaea.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-24.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the king of Egypt came not any more out of his land,.... To receive the tribute he imposed on the land of Judah, or to help the kings there of, Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin; not till the times of Zedekiah, and then was obliged to retire, without giving any assistance, Jeremiah 37:7 the reason follows:

for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates, all that pertained to the king of Egypt; all that lay between the river Nile, or the Rhinocolura, and the river Euphrates so that he could not stir out of his dominions, which lay beyond.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "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 king of Egypt — that is, Pharaoh-nechoh.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-24.html. 1871-8.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

Came not — In this king's days. He could not now come to protect the king of Judah, being scarce able to defend his own kingdom.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-24.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 24:7 And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

Ver. 7. For the king of Babylon had taken.] About this time died Nabopolassar the father of Nebuchadnezzar: whereupon he, committing the care of his captives to his friends in the army, hastened to Babylon, where, taking upon him the empire, he distributed the captives by colonies into fit places in the country of Babylon, as saith Berosus. (a)

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-24.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

2 Kings 24:7. Came not again any more Or, Came no more as yet. 2 Kings 24:8. Jehoiachin was eighteen years old, &c.] There is a great difference between this passage and 2 Chronicles 36:9 where it is said that Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign. But both the Syriac and Arabic versions read eighteen in that place in the Chronicles. Jehoiachin's succeeding his father in the throne of Judah may seem to disagree with the threat which the prophet denounces against his father, Jeremiah 36:30. He shall have none to sit upon the throne of David; but as Jehoiachin's reign lasted little more than three months, during which time he was absolutely subject to the Chaldeans, a reign of so short continuance, and of so small authority, may well-be looked upon as nothing. See Ezekiel 19:6; Ezekiel 19:14.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/2-kings-24.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The king of Egypt came not again, to wit, in this king’s days; nor until Zedekiah’s time, Jeremiah 37:6,7; nor to any purpose. He could not now come out to protect the king of Judah, being scarce able to defend his own kingdom.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-24.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

7.The king of Egypt came not again — But a subsequent king named Hophra sent an army to raise the siege of Jerusalem. Jeremiah 37:5-11. “This remark is here inserted to show under what circumstances Jehoiakim succeeded his father, (2 Kings 24:6,) and how it came that he reigned for so short a time. 2 Kings 24:8. Necho had finally retired from Asia after such losses that he could not venture again to meet his victorious enemy, and, therefore, Judah could expect no more support from him. Much less could it attempt alone to resist the conqueror from whom it had revolted.” — Bahr.

King of Babylon had taken — Compare Jeremiah 46:2.

River of Egypt — The Wady el-Arish which formed the south-western boundary of the land of Promise. See on 1 Kings 8:65, and Joshua 13:3.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-24.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 24:7. The king of Egypt came not again out of his own land — In this king’s days. He could not now come to protect the king of Judah, being scarce able to defend his own kingdom.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-24.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Egypt, at least from the eastern mouth of the Nile, at Damietta, to the Euphrates. Nechao had conquered all those countries: but now he was driven into his ancient territories. After some time he attempted to relieve Sedecias, but war repulsed by Nabuchodonosor, who soon after took Jerusalem, Jeremias xxxvii. 6. (Calmet) --- Again, during the reign of Joachin. (Du Hamel)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-24.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.

The king of Egypt - i:e., Pharaoh-nechoh.

For the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt. He was defeated at Carchemish by the forces of the young king Nebuchadnezzar, who wrested from him all his acquisitions both in Northern, and Southern Syria (see Rawlinson's Herodotus, 2:, p.

247).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-24.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(7) And the king of Egypt came not again any more . . .—The verse indicates the posture of political affairs at the time when Jehoiachin succeeded his father. Necho had been deprived by Nebuchadnezzar of all his conquests, and so crippled that he durst not venture again beyond his own borders. Thus Judah was left, denuded of all external help, to face the consequences of its revolt from Babylon, which speedily overtook it (2 Kings 24:10).

From the river (torrent) of Egypt—i.e., the Wady-el-Arish. The details of this campaign of Nebuchadnezzar are not recorded. It is clear, from the statement before us, that before the battle of Carchemish Necho had made himself master of the whole of Syria and the country east of the Jordan.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-24.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the king of Egypt came not again any more out of his land: for the king of Babylon had taken from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates all that pertained to the king of Egypt.
the king
Jeremiah 37:5-7; 46:2
from the river
Genesis 15:18; Numbers 34:5; Joshua 15:4; 1 Kings 4:21; Isaiah 27:12
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 23:29 - Euphrates;  1 Chronicles 5:9 - Euphrates;  Jeremiah 22:20 - and cry;  Jeremiah 46:10 - the north;  Lamentations 4:17 - our eyes;  Ezekiel 30:22 - and that

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 24:7". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-24.html.