2Ch 36:2
36:2 Jehoahaz [was] twenty and three years old when he began to
     reign, and he reigned three {a} months in Jerusalem.

     (a) Three months after the death of Josiah, Necho came to
         Jerusalem, and so the plagues began, which Huldah and
         the prophets forewarned would come on Jerusalem.

2Ch 36:3
36:3 And the king of Egypt put him down at Jerusalem, and
     condemned the land in an {b} hundred talents of silver and
     a talent of gold.

     (b) To pay this as a yearly tribute.

2Ch 36:5
36:5 Jehoiakim [was] twenty and five years old when he began to
     reign, and he reigned eleven years in Jerusalem: and he did
     [that which was] {c} evil in the sight of the LORD his God.

     (c) Because he and the people did not turn to God by his
         first plague, he brought a new one on him, and at
         length rooted them out.

2Ch 36:8
36:8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations
     which he did, and {d} that which was found in him, behold,
     they [are] written in the book of the kings of Israel and
     Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

     (d) He means superstitious marks which were found on his
         body when he was dead, which declared how deeply
         idolatry was rooted in his heart, seeing he bore the
         marks in his flesh.

2Ch 36:9
36:9 Jehoiachin [was] {e} eight years old when he began to
     reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in
     Jerusalem: and he did [that which was] evil in the sight of
     the LORD.

     (e) That is, he began his reign at eight years old, and
         reigned ten years when his father was alive, and after
         his father's death, which was in his eighteenth year,
         he reigned alone three months and ten days.

2Ch 36:15
36:15 And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his
      messengers, {f} rising up betimes, and sending; because he
      had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place:

      (f) By this phrase the scripture means often and
          diligently as in Jer 11:7,25:3,26:5,32:33.

2Ch 36:16
36:16 But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his
      words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the
      LORD arose against his people, till [there was] no {g}

      (g) Till God could no longer allow their sins, but must
          punish them.

2Ch 36:17
36:17 Therefore he brought upon them the king of the Chaldees,
      who slew their young men with the sword {h} in the house
      of their sanctuary, and had no compassion upon young man
      or maiden, old man, or him that stooped for age: he {i}
      gave [them] all into his hand.

      (h) Where they fled, thinking to have been saved for the
          holiness of it.
      (i) Which is not because God approves him, who yet is the
          minister of his justice, but because God would by his
          just judgment punish this people: for this king was
          led with ambition and vain glory, to which were joined
          fury and cruelty: therefore his work was condemnable,
          even though it was just and holy on God's part, who
          used this wicked instrument to declare his justice.

2Ch 36:20
36:20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away
      to Babylon; where they were servants to him and his sons
      until the reign of the kingdom of {k} Persia:

      (k) When Gyrus king of Persia had made the Babylonians

2Ch 36:21
36:21 To fulfil the word of the LORD by the {l} mouth of
      Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths: [for]
      as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil
      threescore and ten years.

      (l) Who threatened the vengeance of God and 70 years
          captivity, which he called the sabbaths or rest of the
          land, Jer 25:11.

2Ch 36:22
36:22 Now in the {m} first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that
      the word of the LORD [spoken] by the mouth of Jeremiah
      might be accomplished, the LORD stirred up the spirit of
      Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation
      throughout all his kingdom, and [put it] also in writing,

      (m) In the first year that he reigned over the Chaldeans,
          Ezr 1:1.

2Ch 36:23
36:23 Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, All the kingdoms of the
      earth hath the LORD God of heaven given me; and he hath
      {n} charged me to build him an house in Jerusalem, which
      [is] in Judah. Who [is there] among you of all his people?
      The LORD his God [be] with him, and let him go up.

      (n) God had so forewarned by his prophet over 100 years
          before Cyrus was born, Isa 44:28 that Jerusalem
          and the temple would be rebuilt by Cyrus his
          anointed: so called because God used his service for
          a time to deliver his Church.