S E C O N D K I N G S
We here find Ahaziah, the genuine son and
successor of Ahab, on the throne of Israel. His reign continued not
two years; he died by a fall in his own house, of which, after the
mention of the revolt of Moab (ver.
1), we have here an account. I. The message which, on
that occasion, he sent to the god of Ekron, ver. 2. II. The message he received from the
God of Israel, ver. 3-8.
III. The destruction of the messengers he sent to seize the
prophet, once and again, ver.
9-12. IV. His compassion to, and compliance with, the
third messenger, upon his submission, and the delivery of the
message to the king himself, ver.
13-16. IV. The death of Ahaziah, ver. 17, 18. In the story we may observe
how great the prophet looks and how little the prince.