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Bible Commentaries

Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 19

Verse 1

in peace. In contrast with Ahab's return (2 Chronicles 18:33 , 2 Chronicles 18:34 , 2Ch 18:37 ).

Verse 2

Jehu the son of Hanani. He had reproved Baasha, king of Israel, at Tirzah (1 Kings 16:1 ); and now rebukes Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, at Jerusalem.

Shouldest thou . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis , for emphasis. Here we have Jehovah's opinion as to alliances with idolaters (Ahab, 2 Chronicles 18:1 , &c), and as to what constitutes a "good work". See note on 2 Chronicles 19:3 .

ungodly = lawless one (singular) App-44 .

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

wrath. Manifested in the wars recorded in 2 Chronicles 20:1-3 .

Verse 3

Nevertheless. Figure of speech Palinodia.

the groves = the 'Asheroth. See App-42 .

God. Hebrew. Elohim. (with Art.) = the [true] God. App-4 .

Verse 4

from Beer-sheba, &c. The two outermost bounds.

mount = hill country of.

Verse 6

man. Hebrew. 'adam. App-14 .

in the judgments = in the word or matter of judgment.

Verse 7

fear = dread, as in 2 Chronicles 20:29 ; not as in 2 Chronicles 19:9 below, which is "reverence".

respect of persons. Closely following Deuteronomy 16:18-20 .

gifts = bribes.

Verse 8

Moreover, &c. Compare Deuteronomy 17:8-13 .

chief = head.

Verse 9

fear = reverence. See note on 2 Chronicles 19:7 above.

Verse 10

warn. Used of warning or enlightenment as to God's word (Psalms 19:11 ). Out of twenty-two occurrences fifteen are in Ezekiel.

trespass. Hebrew. 'asham. App-44 .

Verse 11

Amariah. The fifth high priest from Zadok (1 Chronicles 6:11 ), Jehoshaphat being the fifth king from David.

all matters of the LORD. Probably refers to spiritual, or ecclesiastical matters.

Deal courageously = be strong, and act.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 19". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-chronicles-19.html. 1909-1922.