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2 Chronicles 6:23

 

 

then hear from heaven and act and judge Your servants, punishing the wicked by bringing his way on his own head and justifying the righteous by giving him according to his righteousness.

Geneva Study Bible

Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way g upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.

(g) Meaning, to give him that which he has deserved.

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Bibliography
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:23". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-chronicles-6.html. 1599-1645.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wicked = lawless. Hebrew. rasha". App-44.

justifying = acquitting.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:23". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-chronicles-6.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(23) From heaven.—In Kings we have not the preposition. Perhaps the meaning there is “to heaven,” as in 2 Chronicles 6:30. The chronicler has substituted a more ordinary expression, which, indeed, is found in all the versions of Kings. Similarly in 2 Chronicles 6:25; 2 Chronicles 6:30; 2 Chronicles 6:33; 2 Chronicles 6:35; 2 Chronicles 6:39.

By requiting the wicked.—So as to requite a wicked man. Kings, “so as to find guilty” (also the Syriac here). The latter is probably original. “To find guilty a guilty man” corresponds to “justifying a just one,” in the next clause.

By justifying.—So as to justify; or pronounce righteous.


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:23". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving him according to his righteousness.
from heaven
requiting
Numbers 5:27; 2 Kings 9:26; Psalms 10:14; Proverbs 1:31; Isaiah 3:11; Jeremiah 28:16,17; 51:56; Romans 2:9
justifying
Deuteronomy 25:1; Proverbs 17:15; Isaiah 3:10; Ezekiel 18:20; Romans 2:10

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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