2 Chronicles 29:9
For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.
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(9) For.And. (See 2Chronicles 28:5-6; 2Chronicles 28:8; 2Chronicles 28:17 for what is here stated.)

29:1-19 When Hezekiah came to the crown, he applied at once to work reform. Those who begin with God, begin at the right end of their work, and it will prosper accordingly. Those that turn their backs upon God's ordinances, may truly be said to forsake God himself. There are still such neglects, if the word be not duly read and opened, for that was signified by the lighting the lamps, and also if prayers and praise be not offered up, for that was signified by the burning incense. Neglect of God's worship was the cause of the calamities they had lain under. The Lord alone can prepare the heart of man for vital godliness: when much good is done in a little time, the glory must be ascribed to him; and all who love him or the souls of men, will rejoice therein. Let those that do good work, learn to do it well.He hath delivered them to ... hissing - See 1 Kings 9:8 note. It was an expression which Hezekiah might naturally use, for it had occurred in a prophecy of Micah M1 Corinthians 6:16, his contemporary and monitor Jeremiah 26:18-19, which was probably uttered toward the close of the reign of Ahaz. In Jeremiah the phrase becomes common (marginal references). 8, 9. Wherefore the wrath of the Lord was upon Judah and Jerusalem—This pious king had the discernment to ascribe all the national calamities that had befallen the kingdom to the true cause, namely, apostasy from God. The country had been laid waste by successive wars of invasion, and its resources drained. Many families mourned members of their household still suffering the miseries of foreign captivity; all their former prosperity and glory had fled; and to what was this painful and humiliating state of affairs to be traced, but to the manifest judgment of God upon the kingdom for its sins? Or were, though they were presently released, 2 Chronicles 28:5,14,15.

For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword,.... Of the kings of Syria and Israel, even great numbers of them, 2 Chronicles 28:5.

and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this; for this idolatry; or they were, though afterwards dismissed, 2 Chronicles 28:8 and some of them were still in captivity, perhaps such as were carried captive by the Edomites, 2 Chronicles 28:17.

For, lo, our fathers have fallen by the sword, and our sons and our daughters and our wives are in captivity for this.






2 Chronicles 29:8
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