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Verses of 2 Chronicles 19

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2 Chronicles 19:8 Commentary - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

The chief of the fathers of Israel; who were not priests and Levites, but such persons of other tribes as were most eminent for their dignity, ability, and integrity. But whether these persons made up one court, called the Sanhedrim, by which all causes ecclesiastical and civil were decided; or there were two distinct courts, the one ecclesiastical, consisting of the priests and Levites; the other civil, consisting of the chief of the fathers of Israel; belongs to another place to determine, and requires more words than the nature of this work can permit.

For the judgment of the Lord, i.e. for sacred matters concerning the laws, and worship, and service of God.

For controversies; for matters of difference between man and man.

When they returned to Jerusalem, i.e. when Jehoshaphat and his company were returned to Jerusalem, then he made this order concerning establishing judges there. But so this last clause may seem superfluous and tautological, being more than implied in the beginning of the verse. Or rather,

when they, i. e. the causes and controversies last mentioned, shall return, or be returned, to Jerusalem, i.e. when the causes shall be so difficult that the judges ordained in every city cannot determine them; or, when your brethren that dwell in every city shall come to you, as it is expressed, 2Ch 19:10, appealing from their city courts, to the great court or council at Jerusalem; of which See Poole "Exo 18:26"; See Poole "Deu 1:17"; See Poole "Deu 17:8". As for the phrase, not only persons, but things, are said to return, or be returned, as blood, 1Ki 2:33, and clouds, Ecc 12:2, and reproach, Hos 12:14. If it be further objected, that these causes were never brought to Jerusalem before, and therefore cannot be properly said to be returned thither; that may be answered both from the usage of our law, wherein such causes are said to be returned to Westminster, which never were there before; and from the use of Scripture, wherein sinners are commonly said to return to the Lord, though they had never been with the Lord in that sense before, but were estranged from God even from the womb till the time of their conversion. And the dust, i.e. man’s body, is said to return to the earth, Ecc 12:7, though it was never there before.

Verses of 2 Chronicles 19

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Consult other comments:

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 19:8 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Geneva Bible Notes

2 Chronicles 19:8 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

2 Chronicles 19:8 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Old and New Testaments Restoration Commentary

2 Chronicles 19:8 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

2 Chronicles 19:8 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Chronicles 19:8 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole