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Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible, by John Wesley, [1754-65], at

2 Chronicles Chapter 12

2 Chronicles 12:1

ch2 12:1

And all Israel - So called, because they forsook God, as Israel had done.

2 Chronicles 12:2

ch2 12:2

Fifth year - Presently after the apostacy of the king and people, which was in the fourth year.

2 Chronicles 12:3

ch2 12:3

Lubims - A people of Africk bordering upon Egypt. Sukkiims - A people living in tents, as the word signifies; and such there were not far from Egypt, both in Africk and in Arabia. Ethiopians - Either those beyond Egypt, or the Arabians.

2 Chronicles 12:7

ch2 12:7

Some deliverance - I will give some stop to the course of my wrath, which was ready to be poured forth upon them to their utter destruction. Those who acknowledge God is righteous in afflicting them, shall find him gracious.

2 Chronicles 12:8

ch2 12:8

May know - That they may experimentally know the difference between my yoke and the yoke of a foreign and idolatrous prince.

2 Chronicles 12:12

ch2 12:12

Went well - The began to recruity themselves, and regain some degree of their former prosperity.

2 Chronicles 12:14

ch2 12:14

Did evil - Or, settled not, although he humbled himself, for a season, yet he quickly relapsed into sin, because his heart was not right with God.

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