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2 Chronicles 21

Overview

2 Chronicles 21:1, Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slays his brethren; 2 Chronicles 21:5, His wicked reign; 2 Chronicles 21:8, Edom and Libnah revolt; 2 Chronicles 21:12, The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing; 2 Chronicles 21:16, Philistines and Arabians oppress him; 2 Chronicles 21:18, His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial.

Verse 1

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Jehoshaphat: 1 Kings 22:50

was buried: 2 Chronicles 21:20, 2 Chronicles 9:31, 2 Chronicles 12:16

Jehoram: 2 Kings 8:16, 2 Kings 8:17

reigned: "Alone.

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 2:32 - buried 2 Kings 8:24 - Ahaziah 1 Chronicles 3:11 - Joram Matthew 1:8 - Joram Acts 13:36 - and was

Verse 2

Israel: Jehoshaphat was certainly not king of Israel, but of Judah: Yisrael must therefore be a mistake for Yehoodah; which is the reading of thirty-eight of Dr. Kennicott's and De Rossi's manuscripts, and of the Syriac, Arabic, Septuagint, and Vulgate. 2 Chronicles 21:4, 2 Chronicles 12:6, 2 Chronicles 23:2, 2 Chronicles 24:5, 2 Chronicles 24:16, 2 Chronicles 28:19, 2 Chronicles 28:23, 2 Chronicles 28:27, 2 Chronicles 33:18, 2 Chronicles 35:18

Verse 3

gave them: 2 Chronicles 11:23, Genesis 25:6, Deuteronomy 21:15-17

the kingdom: He associated him with himself in the kingdom about three years before his death, and in the fifth year of Joram king of Israel; so that Jehoram reigned three years with his father, and five years alone, in all eight years.

Jehoram: "Jehoram made partner of the kingdom with his father, 1 Kings 8:16.

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:53 - precious Deuteronomy 21:16 - General Ezekiel 46:16 - If the prince

Verse 4

slew all: 2 Chronicles 21:17, 2 Chronicles 22:8, 2 Chronicles 22:10, Genesis 4:8, Judges 9:5, Judges 9:56, Judges 9:57, 1 John 3:12

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 1:12 - the life 2 Kings 3:7 - wilt thou go 2 Kings 10:7 - slew seventy 2 Chronicles 21:2 - Israel 2 Chronicles 21:13 - hast slain 2 Chronicles 22:9 - the house

Verse 5

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Jehoram: "In consort, 2 Kings 8:17." 2 Chronicles 21:5

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 22:50 - Jehoram 2 Chronicles 21:20 - Thirty and two

Verse 6

in the way: 1 Kings 16:25-33

he had: 2 Chronicles 18:1, 2 Chronicles 22:2, 2 Kings 8:18, Nehemiah 13:25, Nehemiah 13:26

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:2 - surely 1 Kings 22:44 - made peace 2 Chronicles 28:2 - For he walked Jeremiah 44:19 - without

Verse 7

Howbeit: 2 Chronicles 22:11, Isaiah 7:6, Isaiah 7:7

because: 2 Samuel 23:5, Psalms 89:28-34, Psalms 89:39, Jeremiah 33:20-26

as he promised: 2 Samuel 7:12-17, 1 Kings 11:13, 1 Kings 11:36, 2 Kings 8:19, Psalms 132:11, Psalms 132:17, 18-135:21; Luke 1:69, Luke 1:79

light: Heb. lamp, or candle

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 15:4 - give him 2 Chronicles 23:3 - as the Lord Isaiah 7:13 - O house Isaiah 59:15 - displeased him Jeremiah 33:21 - may

Verse 8

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the Edomites: Genesis 27:40, 2 Kings 8:20-22

dominion: Heb. hand

and made: 1 Kings 22:47, 2 Kings 3:9

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 3:5 - General 2 Chronicles 25:12 - broken in pieces

Verse 10

Libnah: Joshua 21:13, 2 Kings 19:8

because: 2 Chronicles 13:10, 2 Chronicles 15:2, Deuteronomy 32:21, 1 Kings 11:31, 1 Kings 11:33, Jeremiah 2:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:40 - that thou 2 Kings 8:22 - Libnah Isaiah 37:8 - Libnah

Verse 11

Moreover: Deuteronomy 12:2-4, 1 Kings 11:7, Psalms 78:58, Ezekiel 20:28

caused: 1 Kings 14:9, 1 Kings 14:16, 2 Kings 21:11, Habakkuk 2:15, Revelation 2:20

fornication: 2 Chronicles 21:13, Leviticus 17:7, Leviticus 20:5, 2 Kings 9:22, Psalms 106:39, Ezekiel 16:15-63, Revelation 2:20-22, Revelation 17:1-5

compelled: 2 Chronicles 33:9, Daniel 3:5, Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:15, Revelation 13:15-17, Revelation 17:5, Revelation 17:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:23 - General 2 Kings 17:19 - Also Judah 1 Chronicles 5:25 - a whoring Matthew 19:9 - except

Verse 12

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a writing: "Which was writ before his assumption." 2 Kings 2:1, Jeremiah 36:2, Jeremiah 36:23, Jeremiah 36:28-32, Ezekiel 2:9, Ezekiel 2:10, Daniel 5:5, Daniel 5:25-29

Elijah the prophet: If the account of the translation of Elijah be given in the order in which it happened, then it occurred in the reign of Jehoshaphat, the father of Jehoram. Hence, it is probable that he wrote it before his assumption, and left it to be delivered by Elisha or one of the prophets. 2 Kings 2:11

in the ways of Jehoshaphat: 2 Chronicles 17:3, 2 Chronicles 17:4, 1 Kings 22:43

in the ways of Asa: 2 Chronicles 14:2-5, 1 Kings 15:11

Reciprocal: Hosea 5:1 - O house Hosea 6:5 - have I

Verse 13

in the way: 1 Kings 16:25, 1 Kings 16:30-33

a whoring: 2 Chronicles 21:11, Exodus 34:15, Deuteronomy 31:16, 2 Kings 9:22, Jeremiah 3:8, Jeremiah 3:9

hast slain: 2 Chronicles 21:4, Genesis 4:10-12, Genesis 42:21, Genesis 42:22, Judges 9:56, Judges 9:57, 1 Kings 2:31-33, Isaiah 26:21, Habakkuk 2:12, 1 John 3:12

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 2:32 - more righteous 2 Kings 8:18 - the house 2 Kings 17:19 - Also Judah 1 Chronicles 5:25 - a whoring 2 Chronicles 24:18 - And they left Hosea 1:2 - for Hosea 4:12 - gone

Verse 14

plague: Heb. stroke, Leviticus 26:21

thy people: Many of the people had concurred in Jehoram's idolatry, and some of them must have been instruments in his base, unnatural murders; they were therefore joined in his punishment, and he suffered by the loss of his subjects. Hosea 5:11, Micah 6:16

thy children: Exodus 20:5

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 1:2 - was sick

Verse 15

by disease: This is supposed to have been a violent dysentery, a disease which is often attended with symptoms similar to those described in the text; by the same death perished Antiochus Ephiphenes, and Herod Agrippa. 2 Chronicles 21:18, 2 Chronicles 21:19, Numbers 5:27, Deuteronomy 28:61, Acts 12:23

thy bowels fall: Psalms 109:18, Acts 1:18

the sickness: 2 Chronicles 21:18, Deuteronomy 28:27, Deuteronomy 28:37, Deuteronomy 28:59, Deuteronomy 28:67

Reciprocal: Numbers 5:21 - rot 2 Kings 1:2 - was sick Zechariah 14:12 - Their flesh Revelation 16:2 - a noisome

Verse 16

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the Lord: 2 Chronicles 33:11, 1 Samuel 26:19, 2 Samuel 24:1, 1 Kings 11:11, 1 Kings 11:14, 1 Kings 11:23, Ezra 1:1, Ezra 1:5, Isaiah 10:5, Isaiah 10:6, Isaiah 45:5-7, Amos 3:6

Philistines: 2 Chronicles 17:11

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 22:1 - slain 2 Chronicles 24:25 - great diseases 2 Chronicles 26:6 - warred against 2 Chronicles 26:7 - the Arabians 2 Chronicles 36:22 - the Lord stirred Joel 3:4 - and what Amos 1:6 - carried

Verse 17

carried away: Heb. carried captive, Job 5:3, Job 5:4

his sons also: 2 Chronicles 22:1, 2 Chronicles 24:7

Jehoahaz: 2 Chronicles 22:1, Ahaziah, 2 Chronicles 22:6, Azariah

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:24 - Ahaziah 2 Kings 10:13 - the brethren 2 Kings 11:18 - brake they 1 Chronicles 3:11 - Ahaziah 2 Chronicles 16:6 - Geba 2 Chronicles 21:4 - slew all 2 Chronicles 22:9 - the house 2 Chronicles 25:23 - Jehoahaz Amos 1:6 - carried

Verse 18

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And after all: "His son Ahaziah Prorex, soon after."

an incurable disease: 2 Chronicles 21:15, 2 Kings 9:29, Acts 12:23

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 24:25 - great diseases Psalms 38:7 - my loins Zechariah 14:12 - Their flesh Revelation 16:2 - a noisome

Verse 19

made no: 2 Chronicles 16:14, Jeremiah 34:5

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 13:22 - carcase 2 Kings 9:29 - in the eleventh 2 Chronicles 21:15 - by disease 2 Chronicles 24:25 - great diseases Psalms 38:7 - my loins Jeremiah 22:18 - They Zechariah 14:12 - Their flesh Acts 12:23 - and he

Verse 20

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Thirty and two: 2 Chronicles 21:5

without being desired: Heb. without desire, That is, without being regretted: no one wished him to live any longer. He was hated while he lived, and neglected when he died. 2 Chronicles 23:21, Proverbs 10:7, Jeremiah 22:18, Jeremiah 22:28

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 11:43 - buried 1 Kings 13:22 - carcase 2 Kings 8:25 - General 2 Kings 14:20 - he was buried 2 Kings 21:18 - and was buried 2 Chronicles 21:1 - was buried 2 Chronicles 22:9 - the son of Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 24:25 - not 2 Chronicles 26:23 - they buried him 2 Chronicles 28:27 - they brought Nehemiah 2:3 - the place Job 4:20 - without Jeremiah 34:5 - and they

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 21". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-chronicles-21.html.