S E C O N D K I N G S
This chapter gives us the history of the reign of
Joash, which does not answer to that glorious beginning of it which
we had an account of in the foregoing chapter; he was not so
illustrious at forty years old as he was at seven, yet his reign is
to be reckoned one of the better sort, and appears much worse in
Chronicles (2 Chron.
xxiv.) than it does here, for there we find the blood of
one of God's prophets laid at his door; here we are only told, I.
That he did well while Jehoiada lived, ver. 1-3. II. That he was careful and
active to repair the temple, ver.
4-16. III. That after a mean compact with Hazael
(ver. 17, 18) he died