And they came up into Judah, and brake into it
l In an hostile manner:
and carried away all the substance that was found in the king's house,
his gold, silver, and precious things, the rich furniture of his palace; no mention is made of any other plunder in the city, or the country; so that they seem to have had their principal eye to the king's palace, and the spoil of that; being so directed by the providence of God, who had stirred them up to do this as a punishment of Jehoram:
and his sons also, and his wives;
these they also carried away, all but Athaliah, who hid herself; he through his disease not being able to make any opposition, or to get any forces together to withstand them:
so that there was never a son left him, save Jehoahaz,
the youngest of his sons; the same that is called Ahaziah and Azariah, ( 2 Chronicles 22:1 2 Chronicles 22:6 ) so the prophecy in ( 2 Chronicles 21:14 ) was fulfilled.