2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

The Book of 2 Chronicles was originally one book with 1 Chronicles in the Hebrew text. The one “Things Left Behind” text was divided by translators of the Septuagint. The book of Chronicles was written by the priests of Israel (often attributed specifically to Ezra in Jewish Tradition), and places focus on the religious institutions of Israel – the temple, priesthood, offerings and feasts. The individual reigns of the descendants of David are covered, from Solomon until the fall of Jerusalem under Zedekiah.

2 Chronicles 1

1:1-13 Solomon’s prayer for wisdom
1:14-17 Solomon’s wealth and might

2 Chronicles 2

2:1-10 Solomon prepares to build the temple
2:11-18 Huram agrees to help Solomon

2 Chronicles 3

3:1-2 Solomon begins the temple
3:3-14 Dimensions and materials of the temple
3:15-17 The two pillars

2 Chronicles 4

4:1-22 The furnishings of the temple

2 Chronicles 5

5:1-14 The ark brought into the temple

2 Chronicles 6

6:1-11 Solomon blesses God and the people
6:12-42 Solomon’s prayer of dedication

2 Chronicles 7

7:1-3 The Glory of the LORD fills the temple

7:4-11 The sacrifice and rejoicing
7:12-22 The Lord’s covenant with Solomon

2 Chronicles 8

8:1-18 Solomon’s activities and fame

2 Chronicles 9

9:1-12 The queen of Sheba visits Solomon
9:13-28 Solomon’s riches and fame
9:29-31 The death of Solomon

2 Chronicles 10

10:1-11 Rehoboam succeeds Solomon
10:12-15 Rehoboam’s foolish decision
10:16-19 Israel’s revolt

2 Chronicles 11

11:1-4 Rehoboam dissuaded from fighting Israel
11:5-13 Rehoboam fortifies his kingdom
11:14-17 Jeroboam rejects the worship of the Lord
11:18-23 Rehoboam’s family

2 Chronicles 12

12:1 Apostasy of Rehoboam
12:2-12 Shishak’s invasion of Judah
12:13-16 The death of Rehoboam

2 Chronicles 13

13:1-2 Abijah reigns over Judah
13:3-20 The war between Abijah and Jeroboam
13:21-22 The family of Abijah

2 Chronicles 14

14:1-8 Asa reigns over Judah
14:9-15 Asa’s victory over Zerah

2 Chronicles 15

15:1-7 Warning of the prophet Azariah
15:8-19 The reforms under Asa

2 Chronicles 16

16:1-6 Asa’s league with Benhadad
16:7-12 Asa rebuked by Hanani
16:13-14 Asa’s illness and death

2 Chronicles 17

17:1-5 Jehoshaphat succeeds Asa
17:6-9 Revival under Jehoshaphat
17:10-19 Jehoshaphat’s power increased

2 Chronicles 18

18:1-3 Jehoshaphat’s alliance with Ahab
18:4-11 Ahab’s false prophets
18:12-27 Micaiah’s true prophecy
18:28-34 Defeat of Jehoshaphat and death of Ahab

2 Chronicles 19

19:1-3 Jehu rebukes Jehoshaphat
19:4-11 Jehoshaphat’s additional reforms

2 Chronicles 20

20:1-2 Moab invades Judah
20:3-12 Jehoshphat prays for deliverance
20:13-19 Jehaziel promises a great deliverance
20:20-25 The invading armies stricken with death
20:26-30 The triumphant return to Jerusalem
20:31-37 Jehoshaphat reigns over Judah

2 Chronicles 21

21:1-7 Jehoram reigns over Judah
21:8-10 Edom and Libnah revolt
21:11-15 Elijah’s prophecy against Jehoram
21:16-17 The Philistines and the Arabians invade Judah
21:18-20 Jehoram’s illness and death

2 Chronicles 22

22:1-6 Ahaziah reigns wickedly over Judah
22:7-9 Jehu kills Ahaziah
22:10-12 Athaliah unsurps the throne

2 Chronicles 23

23:1-11 Joash become king over Judah
23:12-15 Athaliah is slain
23:16-21 The revival through Jehoiada

2 Chronicles 24

24:1-3 Joash reigns well in Judah
24:4-14 Joash repairs the temple
24:15-16 Jehoiada the good priest dies
24:17-19 Joash turns to idolatry
24:20-22 Son of Jehoiada slain
24:23-27 The Syrians invade and defeat Judah

2 Chronicles 25

25:1-4 Amaziah reigns over Judah
25:5-16 Amaziah defeats Edom
25:17-28 War between Judah and Israel

2 Chronicles 26

26:1-5 Uzziah succeeds Amaziah
26:6-15 Uzziah prospers in war and fame
26:16-23 Uzziah unsurps the priest’s office

2 Chronicles 27

27:1-9 Jotham reigns over Judah

2 Chronicles 28

28:1-4 Ahaz reigns over Judah
28:5-15 War between Ahaz and Pekah
28:16-27 Edomites and Philistines invade Judah

2 Chronicles 29

29:1-2 Hezekiah reigns over Judah
29:3-19 The revival under Hezekiah
29:20-36 The temple worship restored

2 Chronicles 30

30:1-14 Preparation for the Passover
30:15-27 The celebration of the Passover

2 Chronicles 31

31:1 The idols destroyed
31:2-21 Hezekiah’s provision for priests and Levites

2 Chronicles 32

32:1-19 Sennacherib invades Judah
32:20-23 The Lord delivers Hezekiah
32:24-26 Hezekiah’s illness and recovery
32:27-31 Hezekiah receives envoys from Babylon
32:32-33 The death of Hezekiah

2 Chronicles 33

33:1-10 Manasseh reigns over Judah
33:11-20 Manasseh’s captivity and restoration
33:21-25 Amon reigns over Judah

2 Chronicles 34

34:1-2 Josiah reigns over Judah
34:3-7 Josiah’s reforms
34:8-13 Josiah repairs the temple
34:14-21 The Book of the Law discovered
34:22-28 Huldah’s prophecy
34:29-33 Josiah’s covenant

2 Chronicles 35

35:1-19 Josiah keeps the Passover
35:20-27 The death of Josiah

2 Chronicles 36

36:1-4 The reign and dethronement of Jehoahaz
36:5-8 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah
36:9-10 Jehoiachin taken captive to Babylon
36:11-16 Zedekiah reigns over Judah
36:17-21 The captivity of Judah
36:22-23 Decree of Cyrus to build the temple