2 Chronicles 15:1

1 Then Azariah son of Obed, moved by the Spirit of God,

2 Chronicles 15:1 Meaning and Commentary

2 Chronicles 15:1

And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded
The same with Iddo, as Hillerus F8 thinks; and some suppose this to be the name of the son as well as the father, but called Azariah, to distinguish him from him, see ( 2 Chronicles 15:8 ) on whom came, as the Targum, the spirit of prophecy, instructing him what to say to Asa; and the Jews say F9 he is the same with Iddo, and he the same that was sent to Jeroboam, to reprove him for the altar he built.


F8 Onomastic, Sacr. p. 458.
F9 In Hieron. Trad. Heb. in Paralipom. fol. 84. L. & 85. A.

2 Chronicles 15:1 In-Context

1 Then Azariah son of Obed, moved by the Spirit of God,
2 went out to meet Asa. He said, "Listen carefully, Asa, and listen Judah and Benjamin: God will stick with you as long as you stick with him. If you look for him he will let himself be found; but if you leave him he'll leave you.
3 For a long time Israel didn't have the real God, nor did they have the help of priest or teacher or book.
4 But when they were in trouble and got serious, and decided to seek God, the God of Israel, God let himself be found.
5 At that time it was a dog-eat-dog world; life was constantly up for grabs - no one, regardless of country, knew what the next day might bring.
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