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Heb, which were his.
Syria help them, therefore will I sacrifice to them, that they A.C. 739.
2 KINGS XVI, ver. 10^-19.
11 And Urijah the priest built an altar according to all
12 And when the king was come from Damascus, the
13 And he burnt his burnt offering and his meat offering,
peace offerings, upon the altar.
15 And king Ahaz commanded Urijah the priest, saying,
16 Thus did Urijah the priest, according to all that king
17 And king Ahaz cut off the borders of the bases, and
18 And the covert for the sabbath that they had built in
2 CHRONICLES XXVIII, VER. 24, 25.
, and cut in pieces the vessels of the house of God,
seek the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath with, and
25 And in every several city of Judah he made high
places * to burn incense unto other gods, and provoked to
HOSEA V 83.
their manifold sins, 15 until they repent.
2 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, Orand, fc. + though I have been Ia rebuker of them all.
3 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is
defiled. Heb. They 4 $ || They will not frame their doings to turn unto their will not give. || Or, Their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, doings will not suffer them. and they have not known the LORD.
5 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity; Judah also shall fall with them.
6 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to
1 Heba cor rection,
drawn himself from them,
7 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children : now shall a month devour them with their portions.
8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah : cry aloud at Beth-aven, after thee, O Benjamin.
9 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall
10 f The princes of Judah were like them that remove
33 The predictions contained in the fifth and sixth chapters of Hosea, according to Lightfoot, were uttered after Ahaz had applied to the Assyrians for help. In chap. v. 13. both Israel and Judah are reproved for this reliance on Tiglathpileser, for which they are threatened with punishment. Ephraim is more particularly mentioned in this passage, although Judah was guilty of the same sin ; because Ephraim was the first offender. (2 Kings xv. 19.) These chapters are supposed principally to refer to the ten tribes : yet as Judah is so closely connected with them in the prophecy, I have inserted these chapters in the reign of Ahaz, in preference to that of Pekah ; as, after the revolt of Israel under Jeroboam, the kingdom of Judah became the chief object of attention.
the bound : therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them A.C. 739. like water.
11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.
12 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house of Judah as * rottenness.
Or, a worm. 13 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent † to tot, to the king Jareb: yet could he not heal
you, nor cure
your or, to the king wound.
and none shall rescue him.
1 An shortation to repentance. 4. A complaint of their untowardness and
2 After two days will he revive us : in the third day he ol Cor. xv. t.
3 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the
might be, 8c.
7 But they * like men have transgressed the covenant : t, like there have they dealt treacherously against me.
8 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is
I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: 10, enor,
22. Eccles,v. .
+ Or, cunning
11 Also, O Judah, he hath sent an harvest for thee, when I returned the captivity of my people.
Death of Ahaz, and Prediction of the Power of Hezekiah.
2 CHRONICLES XXVIII. VER, 26, 27.
and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings
27 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and they buried him
ISAIAH XIV. ver. 28, to the end.
29 | Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod
of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent's * Or, adder, root shall come forth a * cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a
fiery flying serpent.
30 And the firstborn of the poor shall feed, and the needy shall lie down in safety: and I will kill thy root with famine, and he shall slay thy remnant.
31 Howl, O gate; cry, O city; thou, whole Palestina,
art dissolved : for there shall come from the north a smoke, + Of, he shall and t none shall be alone in his I appointed times.
32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the Ps. lxxxvii. nation? That a the LORD hath founded Zion, and the poor Or, betake of his people shall & trust in it.
2 CHRONICLES XXVIII. VER. 1-4.
not be alone. 1 Or, assemVlies.
34 Verse 28. “ In the year that king Ahaz died”—The Philistim were reduced and kept under by Uzziah. He destroyed the fortifications of their principal towns, and raised fortifications of his own in their territory; 2 Chron. xxvi. 6. In the two succeeding reigns they raised their heads again, and in the reign of Ahaz they got possession of many cities in the south of Judah; 2 Chron. xxviii. 18. But they were again reduced by Hezekiah, and recovered themselves no more. Upon the death of Ahaz, the Prophet denounces their impende ing fate. He bids them no longer rejoice for their successes in the late reign, the reverse of their fortune being now at hand. Bishop Horsley on Isaiah-Bishop Lowth-Prideaux.
2 For he walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, and made also molten A.C. 726. images for Baalim. 3 Moreover he * burnt inceuse in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and burnt * Or, offered
sacrifice. his children in the fire, after the abominations of the heathen whom the LORD had cast out before the children of Israel.
2 KINGS XVI. VER. 19, 20.
20 And Ahaz slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the
Erents in the Kingdom of Israel contemporary with the Reign
of Ahaz King of Judah.
2 KINGS xv. Ver. 30, 31.
31 And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did,
2 KINGS XVII. VER. 1, 2.
2 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD,
** Jotham is here said to have reigned twenty years, whereas it has been be-
, have reigned four years with his father, according to the usual custom
, not to have reigned till nine years after: by which it may be inferred that he had not secured the kingdom to himself till that interval had elapsed, in consequence of the tumults and disorders which prevailed after the death of Pekah.