S E C O N D K I N G S
This chapter continues the history of the
succession in the kingdoms both of Judah and Israel. I. In the
kingdom of Judah here is, 1. The entire history (as much as is
recorded in this book) of Amaziah's reign (1.) His good character,
ver. 1-4. (2.) The
justice he executed on the murderers of his father, ver. 5, 6. (3.) His victory over
the Edomites, ver. 7. (4.)
His war with Joash, and his defeat in that war, ver. 8-14. (5.) His fall, at last, by a
conspiracy against him, ver.
17-20. 2. The beginning of the history of Azariah,
ver. 21, 22. II. In the
kingdom of Israel, the conclusion of the reign of Joash (ver. 15, 16), and the entire
history of Jeroboam his son, the second of that name, ver. 23-29. How many great men
are made to stand in a little compass in God's book!