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Verses of 2 Chronicles 15

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2 Chronicles 15:3 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Heb. For many days have been to Israel

without the true God, & c, i.e. they have long lived without the sound knowledge and worship of the true God. The prophet confirms his foregoing exhortation, and the threatening annexed to it, that if they forsook God, he would forsake them, from the usual manner of God’s dealing with Israel formerly, and therefore in the same case they may expect the same usage. Israel, here mentioned and propounded as an example, is here understood, either,

1. Specially of the ten tribes, distinguished by that name from the kingdom of Judah; whose condition had been, since Jeroboam’s revolt, and now was such in some measure, as is here described, they having been, and still being, without God and his true worship, and therefore exposed to many vexations, and wars, and miseries. But these had not as yet turned unto God, or sought him, nor was God yet found of them, as is said of this Israel, 2Ch 15:4. Nor had they as yet been exercised with those grievous and continual vexations, and wars, and mutual destructions of which he here speaks, 2Ch 15:5,6, and which in succeeding times they felt; for except that one blow which they had from Abijah, 2Ch 13, we read of none other great mischiefs which befell them. Or rather,

2. Generally of the whole nation of Israel in former times, and especially in the times of the judges; to which all that follows suits very well; for then many times they were, though not wholly and universally, yet in a very great measure, and for the generality of them, without God, and his law, and teaching priests, as plainly appears from divers passages in the Book of the Judges; and then indeed they were brought to all the exigencies and calamities here following; then they had grievous wars, both foreign and domestic; and then they did sometimes turn to the Lord and sought him, and he was found of them, and did raise up judges and saviours to them; of which see Jdg 2 at large, and Jdg 3:9; Jdg 3:15; 10:10, &c.

Verses of 2 Chronicles 15

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Consult other comments:

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 15:3 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Geneva Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 15:3 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Biblical Illustrator Edited by Joseph S. Exell

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 15:3 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

2 Chronicles 15:3 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 15:3 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Chronicles 15:3 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole