2 Chronicles 26:5

5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the feara of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.

Read 2 Chronicles 26:5 Using Other Translations

And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him to prosper.
He set himself to seek God in the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God, and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him prosper.
Uzziah sought God during the days of Zechariah, who taught him to fear God. And as long as the king sought guidance from the LORD, God gave him success.

What does 2 Chronicles 26:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
2 Chronicles 26:5

And he sought God in the days of Zechariah
Not that Zechariah, the last of the prophets save one, he lived three hundred years after this; nor he that Joash slew; but, as it may seem, a son of his, perhaps the same with him in ( Isaiah 8:2 ) ,

who had understanding in the visions of God:
who either had prophetic visions granted to him, or had divine wisdom to interpret such that others had; or, as others think, had a gift of interpreting the prophecies of others, the writings of Moses and David to which the Targum seems to agree; which paraphrases it,

``who taught in the fear of the Lord;''

with which agree the Septuagint, Syriac, and Arabic versions; some copies read "in the fear of God"; as an ancient manuscript mentioned by Junius, and so the Talmud F12:

and, as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper;
in his kingdom, and against his enemies; even so long as he abode by the word, worship, and ordinances of God, of which instances are given, as follow.


FOOTNOTES:

F12 Vid. Buxtorf. Lex. in rad. (har) .
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