Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 3:3

Nevertheless, he clung to the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israel sin; he did not depart from them.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Rulers;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Jehoram;   Jezebel;   Miracles;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehoram;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Tribute;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Edom, Edomites;   Jehoshaphat;   Medeba;   Mesha;   Sin;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joram, Jehoram;   Nebat ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehoram;   Kirharaseth;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Armor;   Arms;   Jehoshaphat;   Moab;   Samaria;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Israel, Kingdom of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin,.... He closely adhered to the worship of the calves set up by him:

he departed not therefrom: that being a piece of state policy, to keep up the division of the two kingdoms.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-3.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Nevertheless he cleaved unto the b sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

(b) He sacrificed to the golden calves that Jeroboam had made.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-3.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

The sins — The worship of the calves: which all the kings of Israel kept up as a wall of partition between their subjects and those of Judah. So that altho' he had a little religion, yet he had not enough to over-rule this policy.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-3.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 3:3 Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

Ver. 3. Nevertheless he cleaved.] This partiality in reformation marreth all. God liketh not that men should plough here, and make a balk there: this is putid hypocrisy.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The sins of Jeroboam, i.e. the worship of the calves; which all the kings of Israel kept up as a wall of partition between their subjects and those of Judah. Thus he shows that his religion was overruled by his interest and policy.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-3.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3.He cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam — That is, the calf-worship which Jeroboam established. His reformation was only partial. He turns from Tyrian idolatry, but worships still the idols at Beth-el and at Dan.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-3.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

made Israel to sin. See note on 1 Kings 14:16.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-3.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(3) He cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam.—1 Kings 12:28, seq., 1 Kings 16:2; 1 Kings 16:26.

Therefrom.—Heb., from it (a collective feminine). So in 2 Kings 13:2; 2 Kings 13:6; 2 Kings 13:11.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.
he cleaved
10:20-31; 1 Kings 12:28-33
which made
1 Kings 14:16; 15:26,34; 16:31
he departed
13:2,6,11; 14:24; 15:9,18; 17:22; 1 Kings 12:26-28; 13:33; 1 Corinthians 1:19,20
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:52 - and in the way;  2 Kings 3:11 - that we may;  2 Kings 8:18 - in the way;  2 Kings 10:31 - he departed;  Jeremiah 32:35 - to cause

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-3.html.