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2 Chronicles 6:37

 

 

if they take thought in the land where they are taken captive, and repent and make supplication to You in the land of their captivity, saying, `We have sinned, we have committed iniquity and have acted wickedly';

Adam Clarke Commentary

If they bethink themselves - "If thy fear should return into their hearts." - Targum.

The whole of this prayer is amply considered in the parallel place, 1 Kings 8:22-53 (note), where see the notes.


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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:37". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1832.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

wickedly = lawlessly. Hebrew. rasha".


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:37". "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

(37) Yet if they bethink themselves.—Compare-margin. If they take it to heart, i.e., repent (Deut. iv- 39).

We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly.—Comp. the same three verbs in Psalms 106:6; Daniel 9:5 (Kings puts the conjunction before the second verb). There is a climax, “we have slipped (or missed the mark), we have done crookedly, we have been godless.”


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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:37". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-chronicles-6.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Yet if they bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captive, and turn and pray unto thee in the land of their captivity, saying, We have sinned, we have done amiss, and have dealt wickedly;
Yet if
Leviticus 26:40-45; Deuteronomy 4:29,30; 30:1-3; Luke 15:17
bethink themselves
Heb. bring back to their heart. We have sinned.
Ezra 9:6,7; Nehemiah 1:6; 9:26-30; Job 33:27,28; Psalms 106:6; Isaiah 64:6-12; Jeremiah 3:12-14; 31:18-20; Daniel 9:5-11; Luke 15:18,19

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Chronicles 6:37". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-chronicles-6.html.

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