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2 Chronicles 11 Commentary - John Gill's Exposition on the Whole Bible
On hearing a noise behind them:. Then the men of Judah gave a shout , Taking heart at the sound of the trumpets, and in order to encourage one another, and intimidate the enemy; See Gill on 1 Samuel And the children of Israel fled before Judah , Were in such a fright and consternation, that they could not stand their ground, or engage at all; but took to flight immediately:.
And Abijah and his people slew them with a great slaughter , As they fled, pursuing them:. Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time , Humbled and weakened, but not reduced to the government of the house of David:. And Abijah pursued after Jeroboam , As he and his army fled:.
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Bethel with the towns thereof ; the villages adjoining to it; here one of the calves was set up, which either Jeroboam took care to remove before this place fell into the hands of Abijah, or Abijah let it remain, and did not destroy it:. Neither did Jeroboam recover strength again in the days of Abijah , So as to bring an army into the field against him, and fight him:. Seder Olam Rabba, c.
But Abijah waxed mighty , In his kingdom, increasing in riches and numbers, power and authority, and in his family:. And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings , Not only his warlike actions, and his course of life, but some remarkable sayings of his, he being a man of wisdom and eloquence, as his above speech shows:.
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Tozer Charles Spurgeon Voice of the Lord more. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? Verse 2 He reigned three years in Jerusalem , Verse 3 And Abijah set the battle in array, with an army of valiant man of war, even four hundred thousand chosen men , Collected such an army of select men, led them into his enemy's country, and set them in order of battle: Verse 5 Ought you not to know , They did know what he afterwards says, but he would have them consider and acknowledge it: Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees , Nebuchadnezzar; and though it was the rebellion of Zedekiah which was the cause and occasion of his coming against them, yet it was the Lord that moved him to it, and gave him success:.
And all the vessels of the house of God, great and small , All that were left; for some had been carried away in both the reigns preceding:. And they burnt the house of the Lord , The temple; of which, and what follows in this verse; see Gill on Jeremiah And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away captive , The king of Babylon, or his general by his orders, excepting some poor persons left to till the land, see Jeremiah This is the first place we meet with this name of Persia in Scripture. To fulfil the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah , That is, the Jews were so long servants in Babylon, as in the preceding verse, to accomplish Jeremiah's prophecy of it, 2 Chronicles Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia , These two verses are the same with which the next book, the book of Ezra, begins, where they will be explained; and these two books, the one ending and the other beginning with the same words, is a strong presumption, that one and the same person, Ezra, is the writer of them both; or rather, as a learned F5 Dr.
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