2 Chronicles 10 – 36

King

Good

Bad

Rehoboam (41+17)

Prophets: Shemaiah, Iddo

11:2 He obeyed God’s command when God told him not to flight with brothers

11:17 walked in the ways of David and Solomon

12:12 He repented and God forgave him

10:14 listened to young friend instead of elder and put heavy burden on people. As a result 10 tribes decided to follow Jeroboam and the kingdom devided into two

12:1 Abandon the Law

12:14 didn’t set his heart to seek God

Abijah (?+3)

Prophets: Iddo

13:10 “the LORD is our God, and we have not forsaken Him.”

13:11 Unlike Jeroboam who worshipped golden calves, Abijah lead his people to worship God in the temple by following God’s law

13:12 “God is with us; He is out Leader…. do not flight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you will not succeed.”

13:14 Even though Abijah was outnumbered by Jeroboam’s troops, he trusted in God (13:12) and cried out to God during the battle, and God gave him victory over Jeroboam.

12:21 He married fourteen wives

Asa (?+41)

Prophets: Oded, Azariah, Hanani

14:2-3 “Asa did what was good and right in the eyes God. He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles”

14:4 He commanded Judah to seek the LORD, the God of their fathers, and to obey His laws and commands.

14:5 He removed the high places and incense altars in every town of Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him.

14:11 Called on God when being attacked by the Cushite and God struck down the Cushites. Asa’s prayer: “There is no one like You to help the powerless against the mighty. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in Your Name we have come against this vast army.”

15:8 Removed idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of Ephraim. He repaired the altar of the LORD that was in front of the portico of the LORD’s temple.

15:16 Deposed grandma who worshiped idol

16:2-7 When being attacked by Baasha king of Israel, King Asa made treaty with Ben-Hadad king of Aram instead of relying on God.

16:10 Asa was angry with the seer and put him prison.

16:10 Asa brutally oppressed some of the people.

16:12 Even in his illness he did not seek help from the LORD, but only from the physicians.

Jehoshaphat(35+25)

Prophets: Jehu, Eliezer, Jahaziel

17:3-6 walked in the ways of David. Sought God. Removed Asherah poles.

17:9 Taught God’s law to Judah

18:4 Desired to seek the counsel of God when Ahab asked him to go to war against Ramoth Gilead

19:3 set his heart on seeking God

19:4 went from Beersheba to Ephraim and turned people back to God

19:9 taught the leaders to serve faithfully and wholeheartedly in the fear of God

19:10 warned the people not to sin against God

20:3 Led the people, all men with their wives and children (20:13) to fast and pray to God when attacked by Moabites, Ammonites and Meunites

20:6 He is a man of prayer (see 20:20), a man who knows God. “You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations… We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon You” As a result, God fought the battle for them, God caused the enemies to attack each other (20:23).

20:30 He is a great ruler, the kingdom was at peace, God had given him rest on every side.

20:32 He walked in the ways of his father Asa. He did what was right in the eyes of God. However people still had not set their hearts on God.

19:2 help the wicked and love those who hate God (Ahab). Made alliance with northern kingdom by marrying his son Jehoram with Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel

20:36 He made alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel who was guilty of wickedness. They constructed a fleet of trading ships, but were destroyed by God.

Jehoram (32+8)

Prophets: Elijah (North)

 

21:4 he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the princes of Israel

21:6 He married Athaliah, the daughter of Ahab and Jezebel and followed in the ways of the kings of Israel

21:6 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD

21:10 Forsaken God

21:11 built high places on the hills of Judah

21:11 caused the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves and had led Judah astray.

21:14 God struck his family and people. He was lingering with disease of the bowels.

21:16 God aroused Philistines and Arabs to attack Judah and carried off all the goods found in the king’s palace, together with his family.

Ahaziah (22+1)

 

22:3 walked in the ways of the house of Ahab

22:3 his mother encouraged him in doing wrong

22:4 did evil in the eyes of the LORD

22:4 made people from King Ahab as his advisors

22:5 partnered with Joram son of King Ahab to war against Hazel king of Aram

Athaliah (?+6)

 

22:3 encouraged her son Ahaziah in doing wrong

22:10 destroyed the whole royal family of Judah

22:12 self proclaimed first woman ruler for Judah

24:7 her sons broken into the temple and used its sacred objects for Baals

Joash (7+40)

Prophets: Joel

24:2 did what was right in the eyes of the LORD all the years of Jehoiada the priest

24:4,13 restored the temple of the LORD according to its original design

24:17 turned into a wicked King after the death of Jehoiada. He listened to officials who paid him homage, he abandoned the temple and worshiped Asherah poles and idols.

24:19 did not listen to prophets of the LORD

24:22 did not remember the kindness of Jehoiada, even killed Jehoiada’s son Zechariah

24:25 killed by his own officials in his bed

Amaziah (25+29)

25:2 He did what was right in the eyes of the LORD

25:2 but not wholeheartedly

25:4 did not put his father’s killer’s son to death, but acted in accordance with Deut 24:16

25:6 hired a hundred thousand fighting men from Israel for 100 talents of silver

25:14 worshiped Edomites gods

25:27 turned away from following the LORD

Uzziah (16+52)

Prophets: Isaiah, Zechariah

26:4 did what was right in the eyes of the LORD

26:5 He sought God during the days of Zechariah

26:16 after Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God, and entered the temple of the LORD to burn incense on the altar of incense.

26:19 became angry. While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar, leprosy broke out on his forehead.

26:21 had leprosy until the day he die. Lived in a separate house – leprous, and excluded from the temple.

Jotham (25+16)

Prophets: Isaiah, Micah

27:1 did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father Uzziah had done, but unlike Uzziah he did not enter the temple.

27:3 rebuilt the Upper Gate of the temple and did extensive work on the wall at the hill of Ophel

27:4 built towns in the Judean hills and forts and towers in the wooded areas

27:6 grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the LORD his God

 

Ahaz (20+16)

Prophets: Isaiah, Micah

 

28:1 Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the LORD

28:2 He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel and also made cast idols for worshiping the Baals

28:3 He burned sacrifices in the Valley of Ben Hinnom and sacrificed his sons in the fire, following the detestable ways of the nations of the LORD had driven out before the Israelites.

28:4 He offered sacrifices and burned incense at the hight places, on the hilltops and under every spreading tree

28:6 one day Pekah son of Remaliah killed 120,000 soldiers in Judah – because Judah had forsaken the LORD, the God of their fathers

28:9 God was angry with Judah and gave them into the hand of Israel.

28:16 ask for help from king of Assyria when attacked by Edomites

28:19 promoted wickedness in Judah and had been most unfaithful to the LORD

28:20 took some of the things from the temple and from the royal place and from the princes and presented them to the king of Assyria

28:22 In his time of trouble King Ahaz became even more unfaithful to the LORD

28:23 offered sacrifices to the gods of Damascus… for he thought,”Since the gods of the kings of Aram have helped them, I will sacrifice to them so they will help me.”

28:24 gathered together the furnishings from the temple and took them way. Shut the doors of the temple and set up altars at every street corner in Jerusalem.

28:25 In every town in Judah he built high places to burn sacrifices to other gods and provoked the LORD.

Hezekiah (25+29)Prophets: Isaiah, Micah

29:2 did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, just as his father David had done

29:3 In the first month of the first year of his reign, he opened the doors of the temple and repaired them

29:6-9 He recognized the sins of previous generation

29:10 make a covenant with the LORD so that His fierce anger will turn away from us

29:15-19 consecrated the entire temple29:35 reestablished the service of the temple

30:1 sent word to all Israel and Judah inviting them to come to the temple and celebrate the Passover together.

30:26 There was great joy in Jerusalem, there had been nothing like this since Solomon

31:1 led Judah to smashed the sacred stones, cut down the Asherah poles, destroyed high places and the altars throughout Judah and Benjamin and in Ephraim and Manasseh.2 King 18:4 broke into pieces the bronze snake Moses had made, for up to that time the Israelites had been burning incense to it.

31:4 Ordered the people living in Jerusalem to give the portion to the priests and Levites so they could devote themselves to the Law of the LORD. The people gave abundantly.

31:20 doing what was good and right and faithful before God.

31:21 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.

32: 8 trust in God is with them and would fight the battles with Assyrians for them

32:20 Prayed with Isaiah and God responded with an angel who annihilated the army of Assyrian (185,000 men).2 Kings 19:19 Hezekiah prayed to God to deliver them so that all kingdoms on earth may know that Yahweh alone are God.

32:26 repented of the pride of his heart.

32:29 He built villages and acquired great numbers of flocks and herds, for God had given him very great riches2 Kings 20:11 God listend to Hezekiah prayer, He made the shadow go back 10 steps

32:25 He was sick and prayed to God, and God answered him and gave him a miraculous sign. But his heart was proud and did not respond to the kindness shown him.2 Kings 20:13 Hezekiah was proud and shown his place and all the kingdom treasures to messengers from Babylon

Manasseh (12+55)

33:12 In his distress he sought the favor of the LORD his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. And when he prayed to God, God was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea; s God brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God.

33:14 rebuilt the outer wall of the City of David

33:15 got rid of the foreign gods and removed the image from the temple and all the altars he had built on the temple hill and in Jerusalem; and he threw them out of the city.33:16 restored the altar of the LORD and sacrificed fellowship offerings and thank offerings on it, and told Judah to serve the LORD.

33:2 did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the detestable practices of the nations the LORD had driven out before the Israelites

33:3 Rebuilt the high places his father Hezekiah had demolished; erected altars to the Baals and made Asherah poles. He bowed down to all the starry hosts and worshiped them.

33:4 built altars in the temple of the LORD

33:5 built altars to all the starry hosts

33:6 sacrificed his sons in the fire in the Valley of Ben Hinnom. Practiced sorcery, divination and witchcraft, and consulted mediums and spiritists.

33:6 He did much evil in the eyes of the LORD, provoking Him in anger.

33:7 He took the carved image of Asherah (2 Kings 21:7) he had made and put it in God’s temple.

33:9 led Judah astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the LORD had destroyed before the?Israelite

33:10 The LORD spoke to Manasseh and His people, but they paid no attention.

33:11 God brought against them the army commanders of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh prisoner, put a hook in His nose, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon

2 King 21:13 God said: “I will stretch out over Jerusalem the measuring line used against Samaria and the plumb line used against the house of Ahab. I will wipe out Jerusalem as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down. I will forsake the remnant of my inheritance and hand them over to their enemies. They will be looted and plundered by all their foes, because they have done evil in my eyes and have provoked me to anger from the day their forefathers came out of Egypt until this day.”

2 Kings 21:16 He also shed so much innocent blood that he filled Jerusalem from end to end

2 Kings 23:26-27, 24:4 Although Manasseh has repented, God will choose to remove Judah from His presence.

Amon (22+2)

Only Jewish king bears the name of a foreign – an Egyptian deity.

33:22 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD.33:22 Worshiped and offered sacrifiecs to all the idols Manasseh had made.33:23 Unlike his father, he did not humble himself before the LORD, Amon increased his guilt

Josiah (8+31)

Prophets: Zephaniah, Huldah, Jeremiah, Nahum, Habakkuk

34:2 did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and walked in the ways of his father David, not turning aside to the right or to the left.34:3 in the 8th year of his reign, while he was still young, he began to seek the God of his father David.

34:3 In his 12th year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem of high places, Asherah poles, carved idols and cast images.

34:4 Under his direction the altars of the Baals were torn down; he cut to pieces the incense altars that were above them, and smashed the Asherah poles, the idols and the images. These he broke to pieces and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them.

34:5 He burned the bones of the priests on their altars, and so he purged Judah and Jerusalem.

34:6 In the towns of Manasseh, Ephraim and Simeon, as far as Naphtali, and in the ruins around them, he tore down the altars and the Asherah poles and crushed the idols to powder and cut to pieces all the incense altars throughout Israel.

34:8 In the 18th year of Josiah’s reign, to purify the land and the temple, he repaired the temple of the LORD.

34:21 Responded to the book of the law that was discover in the temple by seeking the LORD.

34:27 Through the prophetess Huldah, God told Josiah because he humbled himself before God and tore his robes and wept in God’s presence, God have heard him, his eyes will not see all the disaster God was going to bring to Judah.

34:31 Led the people in renewing the covenant with the LORD, which is to follow the LORD and keep His commands with all his heart and all his soul. He had everyone in Jerusalem and Benjamin pledge themselves to it.

2 Kings 23:4 burn idol in Kidron Valley

2 Kings 23:5 did away with the pagan priests appointed by the kings of Judah to burn incense on the high places of the towns of Judah and on those around Jerusalem – those who burned incense to Baal, to the sun and moon, to the constellations and to all the starry hosts.

2 Kings 23:7 tore down the quarters of the male shrine prostitues, which were in the temple of the LORD and where women did weaving for Asherah

2 Kings 23:8 broke down the shrines at city gates

2 Kings 23:10 desecrated Topheth, which was in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire to Molech.

2 Kings 23:11 moved from the entrance to the temple of the LORD the horses that the kings of Judah had dedicated to the sun.

2 Kings 23:12 burned the chariots dedicated to the sun.

2 Kings 23:12-15 He pulled down the altars the kings of Judah had erected on the roof near the upper room of Ahaz, and the altars Manasseh had built in the two courts of the temple of the LORD. He removed them from there, smashed them to pieces and threw the rubble into the Kidron Valley.The king also desecrated the high places that were east of Jerusalem on the south of the Hill of Corruption—the ones Solomon king of Israel had built for Ashtoreth the vile goddess of the Sidonians, for Chemosh the vile god of Moab, and for Molek the detestable god of the people of Ammon.Josiah smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles and covered the sites with human bones.Even the altar at Bethel, the high place made by Jeroboam son of Nebat, who had caused Israel to sin—even that altar and high place he demolished. He burned the high place and ground it to powder, and burned the Asherah pole also

2 Kings 23:20 moved and defiled all the shrines at the high places that the kings of Israel had built in the towns of Samaria that had provoked the LORD to anger.

2 Kings 23:21 slaughtered all the priests of those high places on the altars and burned human bones on them.

34:33 removed all the detestable idols from all the territory belonging to the Israelites, and He had all who were present in Israel serve the LORD. As long as he loved, they did not fail to follow the LORD.

35: 18 The passover had not been observed like this in Israel since the days of the prophet Samuel; and none of the kings had ever celebrated such a Passover.

2 Kings 23:24 got rid of the mediums and spiritists, the household gods, the idols and all the other detestable things seen in Judah

2 Kings 23:25 Neither before nor after Josiah was there a king like him who turned to the LORD as the did – with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his strength, in accordance with all the Law of Moses.

35:21 Neco King of Egypt attacked Assyrians but Josiah decided to get involve in the battle and he was killed.

Jehoahaz (23+3m, 3rd son of Josiah)

Prophets: Jeremiah

 

The first king of Judah to die in exile

36:3 Neco king of Egypt dethroned him

Jehoiakim (25+11, 2nd son of Josiah)

Prophets: Jeremiah, Daniel, Urijah

1st stage of exile.

36:5 did evil in the eyes of the LORD 

36:6 Nebuchadnezzar attacked and bound him with bronze shackles to take him to Babylon

36:8 the detestable things he did…

Jehoiachin (18+3m, son of Jehoiakim)

Prophets: Jeremiah, Ezekiel

 

2nd stage of exile.

36:9 did evil in the eyes of the LORD

36:10 Benuchadnezzar brought him to Babylon

Zedekiah (21+11, 4th son of Josiah)

Prophets: Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel

 

3rd stage of exile.

36:12 did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did not humble himself before Jeremiah the prophet

36:13 He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath in God’s name. He became stiff-necked and hardened his heart and would not turn of the LORD.

36:12 All the leaders of the priests and the people became more and more unfaithful, following all the detestable practices of the nations and defiling the temple of the LORD.

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