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2 Kings 15:5

    2 Kings 15:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelled in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the house, judging the people of the land.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jehovah smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a separate house. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the Lord sent disease on the king and he became a leper, and to the day of his death he was living separately in his private house. And Jotham his son was over his house, judging the people of the land.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jehovah smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a separate house. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land.

    World English Bible

    Yahweh struck the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and lived in a separate house. Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, judging the people of the land:

    Definitions for 2 Kings 15:5

    Several house - Separated house; segregated place.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 15:5

    The Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper - The reason of this plague is well told in the above quoted chapter, 2 Chronicles 26:16.

    That his heart being elated, he went into the temple to burn incense upon the altar, assuming to himself the functions of the high priest; that Azariah the priest, with fourscore others, went in after him, to prevent him; and that while they were remonstrating against his conduct, the Lord struck him with the leprosy, which immediately appeared on his forehead; that they thrust him out as an unclean person; and that he himself hurried to get out, feeling that the Lord had smitten him; that he was obliged to dwell in a house by himself, being leprous, to the day of his death; and that during this time the affairs of the kingdom were administered by his son Jotham. A poet, ridiculing the conduct of those who, without an episcopal ordination, think they have authority from God to dispense all the ordinances of the Church, expresses himself thus: -

    But now the warm enthusiast cries,

    The office to myself Itake;

    Offering the Christian sacrifice,

    Myself a lawful priest I:make:

    To me this honor appertains,

    No need of man when God ordains.

    [Some go into the contrary extreme, and in effect say, no need of God when Man ordains.]

    Though kings may not so far presume,

    'Tis no presumption in a clown,

    And, lo, without a call from Rome,

    My flail or hammer I lay down;

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    Barnes' Notes on 2 Kings 15:5

    The Lord smote the king, so that he was a leper - The circumstances under which this terrible affliction befel one of the greatest of the Jewish kings, are given at some length by the author of Chronicles (marginal reference), who supplies us with a tolerably full account of this important reign, which the writer of Kings dismisses in half-a-dozen verses.

    A several house - "A house of liberation," or, freedom. On the necessity, under which the Law placed lepers, of living apart from other men, see marginal reference Jotham became regent in his father's room, and exercised the functions of judge (1 Kings 3:9 note), from the time that his father became a leper.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 15:5

    15:5 A leper - The cause whereof see 2Chron 26:16.