|Overview - 2 Kings 25|
|1||Jerusalem is besieged.|
|4||Zedekiah taken, his sons slain, his eyes put out.|
|8||Nebuzar-adan defaces the city, carries the remnant, except a few poor labourers, into captivity;|
|13||and spoils and carries away the treasures.|
|18||The nobles are slain at Riblah.|
|22||Gedaliah, who was over them that remained, being slain, the rest flee into Egypt.|
|27||Evil-merodach advances Jehoiachin in his court.|
2 Kings 25:30 (King James Version)
And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.
- a daily rate
- Nehemiah 11:23 ; 12:47 Daniel 1:5 ; Matthew 6:11 ; Luke 11:3 ; Acts 6:1
- all the days of his life
- Genesis 48:15 Genesis 48:16 The events detailed in these books are highly interesting andimportant. The account of the wisdom, magnificence, andextended commerce of Solomon; the rash and impolitic conduct ofRehoboam; the disobedient prophet; the widow of Zarephath;Elijah and the prophets of Baal; Ben-hadad's pride and defeat;Elijah's assumption into heaven; Elisha's succession to hisministry, and the series of illustrious miracles he performed;the panic flight of the Syrians; the history of Ben-hadad andHazael; and the predicted death of Ahab and Jezebel, and theirchildren, are all pregnant with instruction, and have furnishedthemes for frequent dissertation. We perceive in theseimpressive histories the characters and qualities of men paintedwith the utmost fidelity, and the attributes of God displayedwith great effect: we contemplate the exact accomplishment ofGod's promises and threatenings, the wisdom of hisdispensations, and the mingled justice and mercy of hisgovernment. The particulars and circumstances are sketched outwith a brief and lively description, and the imagination lingerswith pleasure in filling up the striking outlines presented toour view. The authenticity of these books is attested by theprophecies they contain, which were subsequently fulfilled; bythe citation of our Saviour and his Apostles; by their universalreception by the Jewish and Christian churches; and by thecorresponding testimonies of profane authors and ancientsculptures.