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2 Chronicles 6:22

 

 

"If a man sins against his neighbor and is made to take an oath, and he comes and takes an oath before Your altar in this house,

Adam Clarke Commentary

If a man sin against his neighbor - For the Seven cases put here by Solomon in his prayer, see the notes on 1 Kings 8:31-46 (note).


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1832.

Geneva Study Bible

If a man sin against his f neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house;

(f) By retaining anything from him, or by denying that which he has left him to keep, or do him any wrong.

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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house, etc. — In cases where the testimony of witnesses could not be obtained and there was no way of settling a difference or dispute between two people but by accepting the oath of the accused, the practice had gradually crept in and had acquired the force of consuetudinary law, for the party to be brought before the altar, where his oath was taken with all due solemnity, together with the imprecation of a curse to fall upon himself if his disavowal should be found untrue. There is an allusion to such a practice in this passage.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Chronicles 6:22. And the oath come before thine altar — By this it appears that the man who was to clear himself of any trespass, whereof he was accused, against his neighbour, by an oath, was to do it at the temple, before the altar of that God from whom he looked for the remission of his sins.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Altar; thus solemnly consenting to be punished by God, if he swear falsely. (Haydock) --- This practice was not prescribed by the law, but took place when witnesses could not be procured, or when it was necessary to rely on the word of the accused.


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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Sin. Hebrew. chata". App-44.

and an oath be laid upon = and he [his neighbour] lay an oath upon (Exodus 22:7-11. Leviticus 5:1. Proverbs 29:4. Hebrews 6:16).


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house;

If ... and the oath come before thine altar in this house, ... In cases where the testimony Of witnesses could not be obtained, and there was no way of settling a difference or dispute between two people but by accepting the oath of the accused, the practice had gradually crept in-and had acquired the force of consuetudinary law-for the party to be brought before the altar, where his oath was taken with all due solemnity, together with the imprecation of a curse to fall upon himself if his disavowal should be found untrue. There is an allusion to such a practice this passage.


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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-chronicles-6.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) If a man sin.—Kings, “whatever a man sin.”

And an oath be laid upon him.—And he (i.e., his neighbour or, indefinitely, people) lay an oath upon him. (See Exodus 22:11.)

And the oath come before thine altar.—And he (the offender) enter upon an oath before thine altar. (Comp. Ezekiel 17:13.) But all the versions have, “and he come, and swear before thine altar,” a difference which involves merely the prefixing of one letter (w) to the Hebrew word rendered “oath.”


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house;
sin
1 Kings 8:31,32
and an oath, etc
Heb. and he require an oath of him.
Exodus 22:11; Leviticus 5:1; Proverbs 30:9
the oath
Numbers 5:19-22; Matthew 23:18

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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