2 Kings

2 Kings

The author of 2 Kings is unknown, but Jewish tradition supports Jeremiah. The books of Kings were originally contained within one book of Hebrew text, and was part of a two-volume collection with the books of Samuel. Therefore, 2 Kings is actually the fourth book in the series on the history of the Hebrew Kings as presently arranged. The accountings serves as the final account of the demise of the divided kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and correlates historical facts with theological truths. The providential care of the LORD God for his people, as He acts in the affairs of men and nations is recorded here for all to witness the true and living Will and Works of Him.

2 Kings 1

1:1-16 The death of Ahaziah
1:17-18 Jehoram succeeds Ahaziah

2 Kings 2

2:1-11 Elijah divides the Jordan
2:12-18 Elisha divides the Jordan
2:19-25 Elisha heals Jericho’s water

2 Kings 3

3:1-3 Jehoram reigns over Israel
3:4-20 Elisha predicts victory over Moab
3:21-27 Moab defeated
2 Kings 4

4:1-7 The widow’s oil
4:8-37 Elisha and the Shunammite women
4:38-44 Elisha’s miracles for the prophets

2 Kings 5

5:1-14 The cure of Naaman’s leprosy
5:15-19 Elisha declines Naaman’s gifts
5:20-27 The sin and punishment of Elisha’s servant

2 Kings 6

6:1-7 The axe head made to float
6:8-23 Elisha and the Syrians
6:24-29 The siege of Samaria
6:30-33 Benhadad seeks Elisha’s life

2 Kings 7

7:1-4 Elisha’s prophecy and promises of plenty
7:5-15 The flight of the Syrians
7:16-20 Elisha’s prophecy is fulfilled

2 Kings 8

8:1-6 The land of the Shunammite restored
8:7-15 Hazael becomes king of Syria
8:16-24 Jehoram reigns over Judah
8:25-29 Ahaziah reigns over Judah

2 Kings 9

9:1-13 Jehu anointed king over Israel
9:14-26 Jehu kills Joram king of Israel
9:27-29 Jehu kills Ahaziah king of Judah
9:30-37 The death of Jezebel

2 Kings 10

10:1-17 Jehu destroyed the house of Ahab
10:18-31 Jehu slays the worshipers of Baal
10:32-36 The oppression of Israel

2 Kings 11

11:1 Athaliah destroys the royal seed
11:2-11 Joash is saved
11:12-15 Joash becomes king over Judah
11:16-21 Athaliah is slain

2 Kings 12

12:1-21 Jehoash reigns over Judah

2 Kings 13

13:1-9 Jehoahaz reigns over Israel
13:10-13 Jehoash reigns over Israel
13:14-25 Elisha’s final prophecy and death

2 Kings 14

14:1-22 Amaziah reigns over Judah
14:23-29 Jeroboam reigns over Israel

2 Kings 15

15:1-7 Azariah reigns over Judah
15:8-12 Zechariah reigns over Israel
15:13-16 Shallum reigns over Israel
15:17-22 Menahem reigns over Israel
15:23-26 Pekahiah reigns over Israel
15:27-31 Peka reigns over Israel
15:32-38 Jotham reigns over Judah

2 Kings 16

16:1-18 Ahaz reigns over Judah
16:19-20 Hezekiah reigns over Judah

2 Kings 17

17:1-4 Hoshea reigns over Israel
17:5-23 The fall of the Samaria and the captivity of Israel
17:24-41 The repopulation of the Samaria

2 Kings 18

18:1-12 Hezekiah reigns over Judah
18:13-37 Sennacherib invades Judah

2 Kings 19

19:1-7 Hezekiah’s message to Isaiah
19:8-13 Sennacherib’s letter to Hezekiah
19:14-19 The prayer of Hezekiah
19:20-37 Isaiah’s prophecy and Judah’s deliverance

2 Kings 20

20:1-11 Hezekiah’s sickness and recovery
20:12-19 Hezekiah receives envoys from Babylon
20:20-21 The death of Hezekiah

2 Kings 21

21:1-18 Manasseh reigns over Judah
21:19-26 Amon reigns over Judah

2 Kings 22

22:1-7 Josiah reigns over Judah
22:8-14 The Book of the Law discovered
22:15-20 The prophecy of Huldah

2 Kings 23

23:1-3 Josiah’s covenant
23:4-20 Josiah’s reforms
23:21-23 The Passover restored
23:24-27 The Lord’s anger against Judah
23:28-30 The death of Josiah
23:31-35 Jehoahaz reigns over Judah
23:36-37 Jehoiakim reigns over Judah

2 Kings 24

24:1-7 Jehoiakim subdued by Nebuchadnezzar
24:8-17 Jehoiachin taken captive to Babylon
24:18-20 Zedekiah reigns over Judah

2 Kings 25

25:1-7 The fall of Jerusalem
25:8-21 The captivity of Judah
25:22-26 The remnant flee to Egypt
25:27-30 Jehoiachin restored and honored in Babylon