2 Chronicles 26:17

17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in.

2 Chronicles 26:17 in Other Translations

17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
17 But Azariah the priest went in after him, with eighty priests of the LORD who were men of valor,
17 Azariah the high priest went in after him with eighty other priests of the LORD, all brave men.
17 The priest Azariah, backed up by eighty brave priests of God, tried to prevent him.
17 Azariah the priest, along with 80 brave priests of the Lord, went in after him.

2 Chronicles 26:17 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 26:17

And Azariah the priest went in after him
To hinder him from doing it, and to persuade him to go out. This was the high priest, as appears from ( 2 Chronicles 26:20 ) and is thought to be the same that is spoken of in ( 1 Chronicles 6:10 )

and with him eighty priests of the Lord, that were valiant men;
not only able bodied men, but men of spirit and courage, and zealous for the honour of God.

2 Chronicles 26:17 In-Context

15 In Jerusalem he made devices invented for use on the towers and on the corner defenses so that soldiers could shoot arrows and hurl large stones from the walls. His fame spread far and wide, for he was greatly helped until he became powerful.
16 But after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.
17 Azariah the priest with eighty other courageous priests of the LORD followed him in.
18 They confronted King Uzziah and said, “It is not right for you, Uzziah, to burn incense to the LORD. That is for the priests, the descendants of Aaron, who have been consecrated to burn incense. Leave the sanctuary, for you have been unfaithful; and you will not be honored by the LORD God.”
19 Uzziah, who had a censer in his hand ready to burn incense, became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the LORD’s temple, leprosy broke out on his forehead.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S 1 Kings 4:2; 1 Chronicles 6:10
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