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2 Chronicles 24:17

    2 Chronicles 24:17 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king listened to them.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now after the death of Jehoiada, the chiefs of Judah came and went down on their faces before the king. Then the king gave ear to them.

    Webster's Revision

    Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

    World English Bible

    Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king listened to them.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now after the death of Jehoiada came the princes of Judah, and made obeisance to the king. Then the king hearkened unto them.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 24:17

    The princes of Judah - made obeisance to the king - I believe the Targum has given the true sense of this verse: "After the death of Jehoiada, the great men of Judah came and adored King Joash, and seduced him; and then the king received from them their idols."

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 24:17

    The nobles had taken part in the revolution which placed Joash on the throne 2 Chronicles 23:2, 2 Chronicles 23:13, 2 Chronicles 23:20, but probably on political rather than on religious grounds. They might dislike the rule of a woman and a foreigner without participating in the zeal of Jehoiada for purity of religion. They now petitioned for a toleration of idolatry, not for a return to the condition of things which prevailed under Athaliah. No doubt they carried a considerable party with them; but the temple-worship continued, as appears from the history of Zechariah 2 Chronicles Zechariah 24:20. Nor is the king taxed personally with idolatry.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 24:17

    24:17 Made obeisance - In that posture presenting their requests to him, that they might not be confined to troublesome journeys to Jerusalem, but might have the liberty, which their fore - fathers enjoyed, os worshipping God in the high - places. This liberty once obtained, they knew they could worship idols without disturbance: which was the thing at which they aimed. And for the prevention of such abuses, God obliged all to worship him in one place.