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1Kings / 2 Kings
1 Chronicles / 2 Chronicles

TIMELINE OF THE BOOKS OF
SAMUEL, KINGS & CHRONICLES

1107

1011

971

931

853

722

586

1Samuel 2Samuel 1Kings 1Kings 2Kings

31

1-4 5-10 11-20 21-24 1-11 12-22 1-17 18-25

1Chr
10 

  1Chr
11-19
  1Chr
20-29

2Chronicles
1-9

2Chronicles
10-20

2Chronicles
21-36

Legend: B.C. dates at top of timeline are approximate. Note that 931BC marks the division of the Kingdom into Southern Tribes (Judah and Benjamin) and Ten Northern Tribes. To avoid confusion be aware that after the division of the Kingdom in 931BC, the Southern Kingdom is most often designated in Scripture as "Judah" and the Northern Kingdom as "Israel." Finally, note that 1Chronicles 1-9 is not identified on the timeline because these chapters are records of genealogy.

Related Resource: Old Testament Timeline - Interesting

1 Chronicles covers the same period of time as 2 Samuel and both describe the reign of David (See the Timeline above) whereas 2 Chronicles  covers the same period of time as 1 Kings and 2 Kings and both describe the time from Solomon to the Babylonian Captivity. In Chronicles the kings of Israel (See table below where Jeroboam I identifies first of the kings of the 10 Northern tribes) are not mentioned unless they do something that relates to the kings of Judah. Note that the word "chronicle" means "a continuous and detailed account of historical events arranged in order of time." In First and Second Chronicles God has given us a very accurate history so that we can know all that He wants us to know about the period of the kings.

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1 Samuel 1-31 God's Search For a Man After His Own Heart
2 Samuel; 1 Chronicles - Life of David, A Man After God's Own Heart
1 Kings 1-15:8 - Divided Heart - A Divided Nation
1 Kings 15-2 Kings 1; 2 Chr 14-20 - God Searches For A Heart Fully His
1 Kings 2-14; 2 Chronicles 21-25 Passing the Mantle

2 Kings 15-20; 2 Chronicles 26-32 Revival Or Captivity?
2 Kings 21-25; 2 Chronicles 33-36 & Zephaniah-Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Transcripts and Study Helps for Divided Heart/Divided Nation
Transcripts and Study Helps for God Searches For a Heart Fully His

Transcripts and Study Helps for Passing the Mantle

Transcripts and Study Helps for Spare Your People, Lord
Transcripts and Study Helps for Revival or Captivity

Transcripts and Study Helps for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Links below to lectures related to 2Kings/2Chronicles study
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From Revival or Captivity?
Lesson 1: The Anarchy of Pride
Lesson 2: Questions to Ask in Difficult Times
Lesson 3: What Brings Revival?
Lesson 4: The Path of Pride That Leads to Captivity

From Good, Bad, Ugly
Lesson 1: Resurrecting Your Life
Lesson 2: How Will Peace Come to the World?
Lesson 3: Where are Those who Sigh Over Sin?
Lesson 4: Judgment or Revival?

Lesson 5: Cleanse My Heart--Give Me Hope
Lesson 6: Why Should You Die When You Can Live?
Lesson 7: Warned...But Didn't Listen

Brian Bell

Calvary Chapel, Murrieta
Sermon Notes
2 Kings

2 Kings 16

2 Kings 17

2 Kings 18

2 Kings 19

2 Kings 20

2 Kings 21

2 Kings 22

2 Kings 23:1-30

2 Kings 23:31-37

Albert Barnes
Notes on the Old Testament

2 Kings

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20 2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25

Biblical Illustrator

2 Kings
Illustrations, Outlines, Anecdotes
Expositions, Homiletics, Commentary

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20 2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25

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Sermon Notes
2 Kings
Calvary Baptist, Lenoir, NC
Well Done Notes

2 Kings 2:1-14 Waiting On The Whirlwind -
2 Kings 2:1-15 Obtaining The Double Portion
2 Kings 4:1-7 When You Reach The End Of Your Rope -
2 Kings 5:1-15, 19 Naaman: The Big Dipper -
2 Kings 6:1-7 How To Recover The Cutting Edge
2 Kings 7:1-11 And We Hold Our Peace
2 Kings 22:1-2; 8-13  How To Recognize A Genuine Revival 

Rich Cathers

Calvary Chapel
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2 Kings

2 Kings 1-3

2 Kings 2:1-18

2 Kings 4-6

2 Kings 5:1-15

2 Kings 7-9

2 Kings 6:24-7:20

2 Kings 10-12

2 Kings 10:15-17

2 Kings 13-15

2 Kings 14:1-14

2 Kings 16-18

2 Kings 18:19-33

2 Kings 19-21

2 Kings 19

2 Kings 22-25

2 Kings 22-23

Adam Clarke
2 Kings Commentary

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2 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5
2 Kings 6
2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9
2 Kings 10
2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13
2 Kings 14
2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17
2 Kings 18
2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21
2 Kings 22
2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

Thomas Constable
Commentary 2 Kings
Conservative, Millennial
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2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9
2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13
2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17
2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20 2 Kings 21
2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25
W A Criswell
2 Kings
Sermon Notes
2 Kings 2:1-15 The Rapture of Elijah
2 Kings 2:1-14 The Power and Spirit of Elijah
2 Kings 2:1-14 The Power and Spirit of Elijah
2 Kings 3:11 The Spirit & Power of Elijah
2 Kings 4:8 The Queen of Glory
2 Kings 4:8-37 Is It Well With Thee?
2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman the Leper
2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman: Wash and be Clean
2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman-Washed in the Blood of the Lamb
2 Kings 5:1-14 Naaman-Washed in the Blood of the Lamb  
2 Kings 6 The Reality of Miracles
2 Kings 6:8-17 Seeing the Invisible
2 Kings 7:3-11 The Story of Four Lepers
2 Kings 9-10 Like the Driving of Jehu
2 Kings 17:13-23 Mixed-Up Religion
2 Kings 18-19 Victory Through Repentance
2 Kings 18-20 The Tragic Sin of King Hezekiah
2 Kings 20:1-6 Why be Afraid to Die?
2 Kings 21:4 Sin God Will Not Forgive
2 Kings 23:36 The Judgments of God (A Plea for Revival)
Ron Daniel
2 Kings
Sermon Notes

2 King 1

2 King 2

2 King 2:13-25

2 King 3

2 King 4:1-26

2 King 4:27-44

2 King 5

2 King 6:1-23

2 King 6:24-7:20

2 King 8

2 King 9-10

2 King 11

2 King 12

2 King 13

2 King 14

2 King 15

2 King 15

2 King 17

2 King 18-19

2 King 20

2 King 21

2 King 22-23

2 King 24-25

Bob Deffinbaugh
2 Kings
Sermon Notes

2 Kings 1:1-2:18 Life and Times of Elijah the Prophet-Chariots of Fire

2 Kings 2:19-3:27 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet-Elisha’s Accreditation

2 Kings 4:1- 44 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet-Two Women & Two Meals

2 Kings 5:1-27 Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet-The Healing of Naaman

2 Kings 6:1-23 Life and Times of Elisha the Prophet-Saved from the Syrians

2 Kings 6:24- 7:20 Life and Times Elisha the Prophet— Feast or Famine

2 Kings 8:1-6; 4:8-37 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet- Looking Out...

2 Kings 8:7-15 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet-What It Takes...

2 Kings 8:16- 9:37 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet - 3 “Birds” with One Stone

2 Kings 10:1-36 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet-  Jehu Cleans Ahab’s House

2 Kings 11:1-12:21 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet-Jezebel II

2 Kings 13:1-25 Life & Times of Elisha the Prophet-Grave Matters

John Dummelow
Commentary
2 Kings

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20 2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25

Explore the Bible
Dr. Sam Tullock
2 Kings Commentary Notes
Written for the LifeWay Explore the Bible Sunday School curriculum

Find Your Focus (2 Kings 1:1-13:25)
2 Kings 1-2 Pass the Torch
2 Kings 3-4 Hold On to God-given Dreams
2 Kings 5 Seek the Cure
2 Kings 6-7 Look with Faith
2 Kings 8-10/2 Chronicles 21:5-22:9 Respond to God’s Direction 
2 Kings 11-12/2 Chronicles 22:10-24:27 Line Up with God’s Purposes 
2 Kings 13 Go the Distance

Guard Your Focus (1 Kings 14:1-25:30)
2 Kings 14-15/2 Chronicles 25:1-27:9 Condemned by Conformity
2 Kings 16-17/2 Chronicles 28:1-27 Trapped by Sin
2 Kings 18-19/2 Chronicles 29:1-32:23 Trusting in God
2 Kings 20/2 Chronicles 32:24-33 Tripped Up by Pride
2 Kings 21:1-23:35/2 Chronicles 33:1-36:4 Renewed by the Word
2 Kings 23:36-25:30/2 Chronicles 36:5-21 Removed from Privilege

Expositor's Bible Commentary
2 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 18
2 Kings 19 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23

Arno Gaebelein's
Annotated Bible
 2 Kings

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

John Gill
 2 Kings Commentary

2 Kings 1
2 Kings 2
2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5
2 Kings 6
2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9
2 Kings 10
2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13
2 Kings 14
2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17

 
2 Kings 18
2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21
2 Kings 22
2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

 

L M Grant
 2 Kings Commentary

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20 2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25

Dave Guglielmo
2 Kings
Sermon Notes
Calvary Chapel
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

Thru the Bible Teaching Notes
2 Kings 1-3
2 Kings 4-6
2 Kings 7-9
2 Kings 10-12
2 Kings 13-16
2 Kings 17-18
2 Kings 19-22
2 Kings 23-25

Topical Teaching Notes
2 Kings 3:4-24 Digging Ditches
2 Kings 6:1-7 Regain that Cutting Edge
2 Kings 6:13-17 Angels Watching Over Me?
2 Kings 12:1-3 Grow in the Lord
2 Kings 16:12-20 Restore the Word of God
2 Kings 17:7-23 The Causes of Captivity
2 Kings 17:7-23
2 Kings 25:27-30 Set Free

Dave Guzik
 2 Kings Commentary Notes
Conservative, Evangelical, Millennial Perspective
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H A Ironside
Commentary
2 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9
2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14
2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

H A Ironside
1 & 2 Kings; 1 & 2 Chronicles
The Kings of Judah & Israel

Preface

Author's Introduction

Introduction

Chronological Table

Rehoboam

Abijah

Asa

Jehoshaphat

Jehoram

Ahaziah

Jehoash (Or Joash)

Amaziah

Uzziah

Jotham

Ahaz

Hezekiah

Manasseh

Amon

Josiah

Jehoahaz

Jehoiakim

Jehoiachin

Zedekiah

Jeroboam

Nadab

Baasha

Elah

Zimri

Omri

Ahab

Ahaziah

Joram (Or Jehoram)

Jehu

Jehoahaz

Joash (Or, Jehoash)

Jeroboam II

Zachariah

Shallum

Menahem

Pekahiah

Pekah

Hoshea

Hampton Keathley
2 Kings Commentary Notes

2 Kings 2:1-11 The Translation of Elijah--Part 1

2 Kings 2:1-11 The Translation of Elijah--Part 2

2 Kings 2:18-22 The Waters of Jericho Purified

2 Kings Casting Shadows - Comparison of Ministries of Elijah and Elisha

2 Kings 2:12-15Elisha’s Response to Elijah’s Translation

2 Kings 2:23-25 Elisha and the Two Bears

2 Kings 3:1-12 The Rebellion of the Moabites

2 Kings 3:13-15 Elisha Prepares to Hear God’s Word

2 Kings 3:16-27 The Victory Over Moab

2 Kings 4:1-7 God’s Supply in the Midst of Poverty

2 Kings 4:8-17 The Shunammite Woman Receives a Son

2 Kings 4:18-37; Hebrews 11:35 The Shunammite’s Son Resurrected

2 Kings 4:38-41 Death in the Pot

2 Kings 4:42-44 The Miracle of the Bread

2 Kings 5:1-19 The Healing of Naaman

2 Kings 5:20-27 The Sin of Covetousness

2 Kings 6:1-7 The Lost Axe Head

2 Kings 6:24-7:20 Final Episodes in the Life of Elisha

2 Kings 6:8-23 Surrounded by the Enemy

Keil and Delitzsch
Commentary
2 Kings

James Rosscup - "Keil, C. F. and Franz Delitzsch. Commentary on the Old Testament. 25 volumes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1950. This is the best older, overall treatment of a critical nature on the Old Testament Hebrew text verse by verse and is a good standard work to buy. The student can buy parts or the whole of this series. Sometimes it is evangelical, at other times liberal ideas enter." (Commentaries for Biblical Expositors: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Works)

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

John Kitto
Commentary
on 2 Kings
Pictorial Bible

Spurgeon's Comments on Kitto: "Then, of course, gentlemen, you will economize rigidly until you have accumulated funds to purchase Kitto’s Pictorial Bible. You mean to take that goodly freight on board before you launch upon the sea of married life. As you cannot visit the Holy Land, it is well for you that there is a work like the Pictorial Bible, in which the notes of the most observant travellers are arranged under the texts which they illustrate. For the geography, zoology, botany, and manners and customs of Palestine, this will be your counselor and guide....A work of art as well as learning."

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25
John Kitto
Daily Bible Illustrations

2 Kings

Spurgeon comments-"Should always be consulted...Exceeding meritorious. Refer to it frequently....They are not exactly a commentary, but what marvelous expositions you have there! You have reading more interesting than any novel that was ever written, and as instructive as the heaviest theology. The matter is quite attractive and fascinating, and yet so weighty, that the man who shall study these volumes thoroughly, will not fail to read his Bible intelligently and with growing interest."

2 Kings 1; 1 Kings 19:15-21 - The Mantle

2 Kings 2:1-15 Heavenward
2 Kings 2:19-25 The Mockers
2 Kings 2:19 Waters
2 Kings 3:4-16 The Three Kings
2 Kings 3:22-23 The Blood-Like Water
2 Kings 3:26-27 Principle of Human Sacrifice
2 Kings 3:27 Practice of Human Sacrifice
2 Kings 4:1-7 Debtors and Creditors
2 Kings 4:29 Elisha's Staff
2 Kings 5:11-12 The Proud Mind of the Flesh
2 Kings 5 Naaman
2 Kings 6:25-29 Famine
2 Kings 8:7-15 The Wet Cloth
2 Kings 9:1-29 The Day of Doom
2 Kings 9:30-37 Jezebel's End
2 Kings 10 Heads
2 Kings 8:2 Heart Reading
2 Kings 11:1; 2 Chronicles 12:10 Athaliah
2 Kings 11:4-16; 2 Chronicles 13:1-15 A Coronation
2 Kings 12; 2 Chronicles 24 Posthumous Judgment
2 Kings 14:1-20; 2 Chronicles 25 Petra
2 Kings 14:21-22; 15:1-7; 2 Chronicles 26 Engines of War
2 Kings 15, 16; 2 Chronicles 28 Political Combinations
Isaiah 7 Tempting the Lord
2 Kings 17, 18; 2 Chronicles 32; Isaiah 36 The Assyrians
2 Kings 19; 2 Chronicles 32; Isaiah 37 The Simoom
2 Kings 20; Isaiah 38 The Dial of Ahaz
2 Kings 22, 23; 2 Chronicles 34, 35 Josiah
2 Kings 23:31-24:16; 2 Chronicles 36:1-10 Three Kings
2 Kings 24:17-20; 1 Ki 25; 2 Chronicles 36 The Last Reign
2 Chronicles 36:13-16 The End

Paul E. Kretzmann
Commentary
(Lutheran Perspective)

2 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

Alexander Maclaren
Sermons on 2 Kings

2 Kings 2:1-11 The Chariots of Fire
2 Kings 2:11 The Translation of Elijah and the Ascension of Christ
2 Kings 2:12, 13:14 Elijah's Translation and Elisha's Deathbed
2 Kings 2:13-22 Gentleness Succeeding Strength
2 Kings 4:6 When the Oil Flows
2 Kings 4:25-37 A Miracle Needing Effort
2 Kings 5:10,11 Naaman's Wrath
2 Kings 5:15-27 Naaman's Imperfect Faith
2 Kings 6:8-18 Sight and Blindness
2 Kings 7:1-16 Impossible - Only I Saw It
2 Kings 7:9 Silent Christians

ANOTHER SOURCE

Introduction 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5
2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8 2 Kings 10
2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 17
2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 25

J Vernon McGee
Commentary on 2 Kings
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2 Kings 5:2-8.

2 Kings 5:9-10

2 Kings 5:11-1..

2 Kings 5:13-2..

2 Kings 6:1

2 Kings 6:2-5

2 Kings 6:6-7

2 Kings 6:8-33

2 Kings 7:1-2

2 Kings 7:3-8

2 Kings 7:9-20

2 Kings 8:1-9

2 Kings 8:10-2.

2 Kings 9:1-29..
2 Kings 9:30
2 Kings 9:31-3
2 Kings 10:1-2..

2 Kings 10:29-.

2 Kings 11:1-3..

2 Kings 11:4-1.

2 Kings 11:17-.

2 Kings 12:1-2..

2 Kings 13 Int..

2 Kings 13:1-1..

2 Kings 13:14-.

2 Kings 14:1-2..

2 Kings 15:1-3..

2 Kings 16 Int..

2 Kings 16:1-6..

2 Kings 16:7-2..

2 Kings 17:1-6.

2 Kings 17:7-1..

2 Kings 17:14-..
 
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2 Kings 18:1-4..

2 Kings 18:5-1..
2 Kings 18:17-.
2 Kings 19:1-2.
2 Kings 19:3-1..

2 Kings 19-14-..

2 Kings 19:25-.

2 Kings 20:1

2 Kings 20:2-3

2 Kings 20:4-8.
 
2 Kings 20:9-2.

2 Kings 21:1

2 Kings 21:2-8.

2 Kings 21:9-2..

2 Kings 22:1-2

2 Kings 22:3-7.

2 Kings 22:8-2.

2 Kings 23:1-6..

2 Kings 23:7-2.
 
2 Kings 23:21-.

2 Kings 23:28-..

2 Kings 24:1-9.

2 Kings 24:10-..

2 Kings 25:1-9..

2 Kings 25:10-

F B Meyer
 Notes on 2 Kings
Functions much like a Devotional Commentary on 2 Kings
With Numerous Links to Cross References and Dictionary Articles

2 Kings 1

2 Kings 2

2 Kings 3

2 Kings 4

2 Kings 5

2 Kings 6
2 Kings 7

2 Kings 8

2 Kings 9

2 Kings 10

2 Kings 11

2 Kings 12

2 Kings 13

2 Kings 14

2 Kings 15

2 Kings 16

2 Kings 17

2 Kings 18

2 Kings 19

2 Kings 20

2 Kings 21

2 Kings 22

2 Kings 23

2 Kings 24

2 Kings 25

 

F B Meyer
 Our Daily Homily
2 Kings

2 Kings 1:9

2 Kings 2:2

2 Kings 3:17

2 Kings 4:6

2 Kings 5:14

2 Kings 6:17
2 Kings 7:9

2 Kings 8:11

2 Kings 9:22

2 Kings 10:31

2 Kings 11:12

2 Kings 12:4

2 Kings 13:18

2 Kings 14:6

2 Kings 15:9

2 Kings 16:10

2 Kings 17:41

2 Kings 18:20

2 Kings 19:14

2 Kings 20:10

2 Kings 21:1

2 Kings 22:20

2 Kings 23:25

2 Kings 24:13

2 Kings 25:30

 

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The Openness Of God- Does Prayer Change God- -- William D. Barrick

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The Elisha Narratives and the Coherence of 2 Kings 2-8 -- Philip E. Satterthwaite

Elisha and the Bears- A Critical Monograph on 2Ki 2-23–25 --Richard G. Messner

The Invasion Of Sennacherib -- Kemper Fullerton

‘Trust In The Lord’- Hezekiah, Kings And Isaiah -- John W. Olley

The Chronology Of 2 Kings 15—18 --  Andrew E. Steinmann

When Was Samaria Captured- The Need for Precision In Biblical Chronologies -- R C. Young

Josephus’ Portrait Of Asa -- By- Louis H. Feldman

Asa And Jehoshaphat -- By- Larry R. Thornton

“Discerning Between Good And Evil”- Solomon As A New Adam In 1 Kings -- John A. Davies

1 Kings 22:19-23 False Prophets and the Deceiving Spirit -- Richard Mayhue

Why Barzillai Of Gilead (1Ki 2-7) Narrative Art- Hermeneutics Of Suspicion In 1Ki 1-2 - I W. Provan

Counterfeit Davids Davidic Restoration and the Architecture of 1–2 Kings -- Peter J. Leithart

Josephus’ Retelling Of 1 Kings 1 For A Graeco-Roman Audience -- Christopher Begg

Israelite Kings In Assyrian Inscriptions -- Bryant G. Wood

A Translation Guide to the Chronological Data in Kings and Chronicles -- Leslie McFall

2 Kings 3- History or Historical Fiction- -- Joe M. Sprinkle

Diversity of OT Prophetic Phenomena and NT Prophecy --John W. Hilber

The Kingdom of God in Transition- Interpreting 2 Kings 2 -- Dale Ralph Davis

The Tel Dan Stela and the Kings of Aram and Israel -- Bryant G. Wood

The Message of the Book of Kings in Relation to Deuteronomy and Jeremiah -- Gershon Galil

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Best Commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings - Tim Challies
Best Commentaries on 1 & 2 Kings - Ligonier Ministries
Best
Commentaries
Study Guide on Life of Elijah - 14 page Pdf Don Anderson
Study Guide on Life of Elisha - 14 page Pdf Don Anderson
Theology of 1 & 2 Kings - Excellent overview
Life of Elijah - Theological Perspective
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology

Defender's Study Bible - Excellent, conservative, literal study Bible notes from a leading creationist commentator, Dr Henry Morris. In the box labeled "All these words" type in the name of the book and the chapter number and click "Advance Search." Scroll down to see Dr Morris' notes.

Henry Morris

ESV Study Bible - $15 for lifetime online access or free with print version.
ESV MacArthur Study Bible - $20 for lifetime online access

Comment: This online resource allows one to view both the MacArthur Study Bible Notes & ESV Study Bible Notes at the same time & both synchronize with the Scripture! Very nice tool but note that purchase is required. Includes online ESV audio version.

Crossway Publishing

Brief (5-15') pithy, practical videos by Dr Gene Getz which present powerful principles for life application! Instructions: Click Holman Christian Standard Bible. Type in the Scripture and click Video Player Tool in right column for Dr Getz's practical points related to that Scripture.

Gene Getz

Holman Christian Standard Bible -Study Bible (HCSB Study Bible) - Enter Scripture. Study notes synch with Scripture. Mouse over underlined words pops up the Greek or Hebrew word. Activate this feature by selecting the "Alpha & Omega" Icon on bar above the Scripture. The HCSB is a very well done, literal translation.

Holman

NET Study Bible - Excellent resource, includes NETBible notes and  Thomas Constable's notes that synchronize with the Scriptures.

NET Bible
1-2 Kings; 1-2 Chronicles Learning from the Good and the Bad Brian Bill

A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament- 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms (Solomon Rises to Power)

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Proverbs (Solomon Builds Temple and Palace and Gathers Great Wealth)

Ecclesiastes, 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Proverbs (Solomon Reflects)

1 Kings, 2 Chronicles (Various Kings Rise and Fall)

1 Kings, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Obadiah, Psalms (Jehoshaphat, Ahab, and the Prophet Elijah)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Jonah, Isaiah, Amos, (Elisha, Jonah, Isaiah, Amos)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Isaiah, Micah, Psalm, Hosea (Isaiah Prophesies Judgment and the Messiah, also, Micah and Hosea Prophesy and Hezekiah is Faithful)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Psalms, Isaiah (Isaiah Prophesies Hope)

Nahum, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Zephaniah, Jeremiah, Psalms (Josiah Repents, Other Kings Choose Poorly)

2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Lamentations (Consequences of Rebellion)

David Colburn
2 Kings Sermons - most are Mp3 Gospel Coalition
Comments on the Second Book of Kings L M Grant
Regal/Messianic Hope in Deuteronomy, 1, 2 Samuel, and 1, 2 Kings Greg Herrick
2 Kings Sermons - Many Illustrations - Click OT, then 1 & 2 Kings David Holwick
2 Kings Overview - same as in the MacArthur Study Bible John MacArthur

An Argument of First and Second Kings

David Malick

Selected Bibliography of the Books of Kings

David Malick
2 Kings Notes G Campbell Morgan
1 & 2 Kings J Vernon McGee

An Introduction to the Books of 1 Kings & 2 Kings

David Malick
2 Kings  - Several Audio Sermons  Phil Newton
NIV Study Bible Introduction - 1 & 2 Kings
NIV Outline 2 Kings
NIV Study Bible
Chronology of History of Israel Wil Pounds
The First and Second Book of Kings (overview) Arend Remmers
1 Kings - Meditation on Every Chapter Henri Rossier
2 Kings sermons Rob Salvato
2 Kings Sermons - Horae Homileticae - 27 Sermons Charles Simeon
2 Kings: A Wasted Life Ray Stedman
The Kings of Israel (2) Eugene P Vedder
Analysis of Kings James Van Dine
The Life Of Elisha Frank Wallace

VERSE BY VERSE
RESOURCES ON SECOND KINGS

2 Kings 1:1-17 Time to Repent

P G Mathew

2 Kings 1:2-8 Ahaziah and the God of Ekron

2 Kings 1:9-18 The Second Answer by Fire

2 Kings 2:1-7. Farewell Visits to the Sons of the Prophets

2 Kings 2:8-18 The Chariot of Fire

J R MacDuff
2 Kings 2:1-14 Elisha, the Prophet of Miracles Robert Neighbour

2 Kings 1 Showing Proper Respect

2 Kings 2 Going Out in a Cloud of Glory

Bruce Goettsche
2 Kings 1 The Old Courage Again
2 Kings 2 Evensong
2 Kings 2 The Translation
2 Kings 2 A Double Portion of Elijah's Spirit
F B Meyer

2 Kings 1The Minister of Vengeance

2 Kings 1 - Elijah’s Departure

2 Kings 2 - The Chariot of Fire

A W Pink
2 Kings 2:1-11 Bypassing Death Theodore Epp
2 Kings 2:1-18 How Would You Spend Your Last Day On Earth? Ron Ritchie
2 Kings 2:1-14 Elijah: Every deam lost. Every dream fulfilled J Ligon Duncan
2 Kings 2:11-12 This Experience Must Come Oswald Chambers
2 Kings 2:4 Miracle Man Series: The Little Pot of Oil Robert Morgan
2 Kings 2 The Coat from the Clouds
2 Kings 2:9ff A Double Portion of the Spirit
Robert Morgan

2 Kings 2:14 Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 2:19-22 Bitterness (also see below) Don Robinson
Links  Related to Bitterness...
List of links related to forgiveness/unforgiveness

Multiple illustrations and quotes related to forgiveness/unforgiveness
Exposition of "Forgiveness" in Ephesians 4:32
Exposition of "Forgiveness" in Colossians 3:13

Exposition of "Forgiveness" in Matthew 6:12 and Matthew 6:14-15

Preceptaustin
2 Kings 3:16, 17
2 Kings 4
C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 4:1-7 Mother Who Struck Oil at Home Don Robinson
2 Kings 4:8-37; 8:1-6: It Will Be Well Bethany Bible
2 Kings 4:8-37 A Beautiful Mom Don Robinson
2 Kings 4:8-37 The Great Shunemite Woman Don Robinson
2 Kings 5 Naaman the Syrian  (from Moody's book "Men of the Bible") Dwight L Moody
2 Kings 5:13 Naaman (14 pages) James Hastings
2 Kings 5:13
2 Kings 6
C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 6 Lessons in Service Robert Neighbour
2 Kings 6 A World Of Evil  Robert Morgan
2 Kings 6:1-7 The Lost Axe Head Today in the Word
2 Kings 6:8-23 The Man Who Saw The Unseen   Steven Cole
2 Kings 6:1-7 The Iron Did Swim Don Fortner
2 Kings 6:9
2 Kings 6;16
2 Kings 7:3
C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 6:17 The Visible and the Invisible (20 pages) James Hastings

2 Kings 6:17 Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 13 C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 13 Never Say Die Ray Stedman
2 Kings 13:14 Devotional
2 Kings 13:21 Devotional
J R Miller (Who?)

2 Kings 15 - Character Study on King Uzziah

Andy Woods
2 Kings 17:24 Spiritual Oxymoron Don Robinson

2 Kings 17:25, 33, 34  Sermon Notes

C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 17:24-41 All Worship Is Not Acceptable Don Robinson
2 Kings 19:32 C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 20 C H Spurgeon
2 Kings 20:1 Set Thine House In Order Don Robinson
2 Kings 20:1-11 The Openness of God: Does Prayer Change God? (Hezekiah's Prayer) - scroll down William Barrick
2 Kings 20:21-21:18, 2 Chronicles 33:10-20 Manasseh, the Prodigal King Dave Roper
2 Kings 22:19 C H Spurgeon

2 Kings 22-23 The Book of Josiah's Reform

David Malick
2 Kings 25:30 C H Spurgeon

Rob Morgan
Donelson Fellowship
2 Kings Sermon Notes

(Many excellent illustrations)

2 Kings 2 The Coat from the Clouds
2 Kings 2:9f A Double Portion of the Spirit

2 Kings 2:4 The Little Pot of Oil

2 Kings 3 Digging Ditches

2 Kings 4 Seven Sneezes

2 Kings 4:38-41 Death in the Pot

2 Kings 5:1-15 When a Great Man Listened to a Little Girl

2 Kings 6 A World Of Evil
2 Kings 6:1ff The Floating Axe Head
2 Kings 6:17 The Unseen World Around Us

2 Kings 6:24 - 7:12 The Day of Good Tidings

2 Kings 8:1-6 Not a Chance! Coincidences or Divine Appointment?

Net Bible Notes
2 Kings Commentary

NETBible notes are in the right panel. You can also select the tab for "Constable's Notes." As you scroll the Bible text in the left panel, the notes are synchronized and will scroll to the same passage. This is a very helpful feature.

2 Kings 1 Commentary
2 Kings 2 Commentary
2 Kings 3 Commentary

2 Kings 4 Commentary

2 Kings 5 Commentary

2 Kings 6 Commentary

2 Kings 7 Commentary

2 Kings 8 Commentary

2 Kings 9 Commentary

2 Kings 10 Commentary

2 Kings 11 Commentary

2 Kings 12 Commentary

2 Kings 13 Commentary

2 Kings 14 Commentary

2 Kings 15 Commentary

2 Kings 16 Commentary

2 Kings 17 Commentary

2 Kings 18 Commentary

2 Kings 19 Commentary

2 Kings 20 Commentary

2 Kings 21 Commentary

2 Kings 22 Commentary

2 Kings 23 Commentary

2 Kings 24 Commentary

2 Kings 25 Commentary

James Nisbet
Church Pulpit Commentary
2 Kings

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 17
2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20 2 Kings 22
2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25

Our Daily Bread
Radio Bible Class
Updated Nov, 2013

2 Kings 2:9-14 Step Aside Gracefully
2 Kings 3:1-12 Medal of Honor
2 Kings 4:38-44 More Than Enough
2 Kings 5:1-3, 9-14 Speak Up!

2 Kings 5:1-15 In Every Bad Experience
2 Kings 5:1-15 A Person Of Influence
2 Kings 5:9-14 Refusing Help
2 Kings 5:26 Looting the Camp
2 Kings 6:1-7 The Little Things Too
2 Kings 6:1-7 The Small Stuff
2 Kings 6:8-17 Why Am I Afraid?
2 Kings 6:8-17 The Armies of God?
2 Kings 6:8-23 We are Not Alone
2 Kings 7:1-11 Lesson From a Honey Bee
2 Kings 7:1-16 Good News is For Sharing
2 Kings 7:3-9 The Ethics of Good News
2 Kings 13:1-13 In Your Footsteps - Our Daily Bread
2 Kings 13:14-19 Zealous For God
2 Kings 14:3 He Did What Was Right
2 Kings 16:7 Our Refuge and Strength
2 Kings 17:33 Him Only
2 Kings 18:3-4 When Good Turns Bad
2 Kings 19:1-19 Facing Danger With Prayer
2 Kings 19:10-19 Daddy!
2 Kings 20:1-7 Doing Our Part
2 Kings 20:12-21 The Hidden Rattler

2 Kings 22:3-11  Out Of Obscurity
2 Kings 22:8-13 The Lost Book
2 Kings 22:1-20 He, That's Me!
2 Kings 22:11-23:3 Reformation
2 Kings 25:1-21 The Worst Defeat

Peter Pett
Commentary
1 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

A W Pink
Commentary
Elisha's Ministry
2 Kings

Elisha’s Life and Miracles

His Call
2 Kings 1The Minister of Vengeance

2 Kings 1 - Elijah’s Departure

2 Kings 2 - The Chariot of Fire

2 Kings 2 - His Testings

2 Kings 2 - First Miracle - Passage Through Jordan

2 Kings 2 - Second Miracle - Salt-healed Waters

2 Kings 2 -Third Miracle - Two Avenging Bears

2 Kings 3 - Fourth Miracle - Valley of Ditches

2 Kings 4 - Fifth Miracle - A Pot of Oil

2 Kings 4 - Sixth Miracle - A Great Woman

2 Kings 4:29ff - Seventh Miracle - A Child Restored

2 Kings 4:29ff - Seventh Miracle - His Mother’s Faith

2 Kings 4:38-41 - Eighth Miracle - Meal-healed Pottage

2 Kings 4:42-44 Ninth Miracle - Twenty Loaves of Barley

2 Kings 5 - Tenth Miracle - Naaman the Leper

2 Kings 5 - Tenth Miracle - A Little Jewish Maid

2 Kings 5:7 - Tenth Miracle  Pride in the Way

2 Kings 5:11 - Tenth Miracle - Too Simple a Remedy

2 Kings 5:13ff - Tenth Miracle - Complete Submission

2 Kings 5:12ff - Eleventh Miracle - A Wayward Servant

2 Kings 6 Twelfth Miracle - Floating Iron

2 Kings 6 - Thirteenth Miracle - Eyes with New Sight

2 Kings 6 - Fourteenth Miracle - Sightless Eyes

2 Kings 7 - Fifteenth Miracle - A Great Famine

2 Kings 6-7 - Fifteenth Miracle - The Wrath of Man

2 Kings 6 - Fifteenth Miracle - Four Leprous Men

2 Kings 7 - Fifteenth Miracle - Glad Tidings

2 Kings 8 - Sixteenth Miracle - The Shunammite Returns

2 Kings 8 - Seventeenth Miracle - Death of a King

2 Kings 9 - Elisha’s Young Deputy

2 Kings 13 - Elisha’s Death

Matthew Poole
Commentary
2 Kings

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11
2 Kings 12 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15
2 Kings 16 2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19
2 Kings 20 2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23
2 Kings 24 2 Kings 25

Pulpit Commentary
2 Kings
2 Kings Introduction
Homiletical Index
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2 Kings 1 Exposition
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2 Kings 2 Exposition
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2 Kings 2 Homilies

 

2 Kings 3 Exposition
2 Kings 3 Homiletics
2 Kings 3 Homilies

 

2 Kings 4 Exposition
2 Kings 4 Homiletics
2 Kings 4 Homilies

 

2 Kings 5 Exposition
2 Kings 5 Homiletics
2 Kings 5 Homilies

 

2 Kings 6 Exposition
2 Kings 6 Homiletics
2 Kings 6 Homilies

 

2 Kings 7 Exposition
2 Kings 7 Homiletics
2 Kings 7 Homilies

2 Kings 8 Exposition
2 Kings 8 Homiletics
2 Kings 8 Homilies


2 Kings 9 Exposition

2 Kings 9 Homiletics
2 Kings 9 Homilies

2 Kings 10 Exposition
2 Kings 10 Homiletics
2 Kings 10 Homilies

2 Kings 11 Exposition
2 Kings 11 Homiletics
2 Kings 11 Homilies

 

2 Kings 12 Exposition
2 Kings 12 Homiletics
2 Kings 12 Homilies

 

2 Kings 13 Exposition
2 Kings 13 Homiletics
2 Kings 13 Homilies

 

2 Kings 14 Exposition
2 Kings 14 Homiletics
2 Kings 14 Homilies

 

2 Kings 15 Exposition
2 Kings 15 Homiletics
2 Kings 15 Homilies
 

2 Kings 16 Exposition
2 Kings 16 Homiletics
2 Kings 16 Homilies

2 Kings 17 Exposition
2 Kings 17 Homiletics
2 Kings 17 Homilies

 

2 Kings 18 Exposition
2 Kings 18 Homiletics
2 Kings 18 Homilies

2 Kings 19 Exposition
2 Kings 19 Homiletics
2 Kings 19 Homilies


2 Kings 20 Exposition
2 Kings 20 Homiletics
2 Kings 20 Homilies


2 Kings 21 Exposition
2 Kings 21 Homiletics
2 Kings 21 Homilies


2 Kings 22 Exposition
2 Kings 22 Homiletics
2 Kings 22 Homilies


2 Kings 23 Exposition
2 Kings 23 Homiletics
2 Kings 23 Homilies


2 Kings 24 Exposition
2 Kings 24 Homiletics
2 Kings 24 Homilies

 

2 Kings 25 Exposition
2 Kings 25 Homiletics
2 Kings 25 Homilies

Ron Ritchie
Peninsula Bible Church
2 KIngs Sermons

2 Kings 2:1-18 How Would You Spend Your Last Day On Earth?
2 Kings 4:1-7 Compassion for the Widows
2 Kings 4:8-23 Compassion for the Childless
2 Kings 5:1-19 Compassion for the Apparently Incurable
2 Kings 5:19-27 Confronting the Greedy
2 Kings 6:1-23 Compassion for the Blind
2 Kings 6:24-7 Compassion for the Hungry

Don Robinson
Sermon Notes and Outlines
2 Kings

1 & 2 Kings Life of Elijah -- lengthy notes = several week series
2 Kings 2:19-22 Bitterness  
2 Kings 4:1-7 Mother Who Struck Oil at Home  

2 Kings 4:8-37 The Great Shunemite Woman  
2 Kings 4:8-37  Beautiful Mom  

2 Kings 4:26 Is It Well?  

2 Kings 5:1-14 Five Serious Mistakes  

2 Kings 5:1-27 I Thought...  

2 Kings 7:3-4 Why Sit We Here Until We Die?  

2 Kings 7:3-4 Why Sit We Here Until We Die? - 2  

2 Kings 17:24 Spiritual Oxymoron
2 Kings 17:24-41 All Worship is Not Acceptable  
2 Kings 18:1-8 Do Right  
2 Kings 20:1
Set Thine House in Order  
2 Kings 22 Josiah: An Example for All
 

Rob Salvato
Sermon Notes
2 Kings
Calvary Chapel

2 Kings 1 & 2
2 Kings 2:1-15
2 Kings 4:1-7 Filling Empty Vessels

2 Kings 3 Stranded Without Water

2 Kings 5:1-10 God Gives Grace to the Humble

2 Kings 4:8-44 Resurrection and Restoration

2 Kings 6:1-7 The Cutting Edge

2 Kings 5:20-6:23
2 Kings 6:24-7:20 Good News

2 Kings 8, 9 & 10
2 Kings 13:14-21 Arrows and Open Windows

2 Kings 11 & 12 A Brand Plucked from the Burning

2 Kings 19 Turning Cares Into Prayers

2 Kings 14 & 15 Pride Comes Before a Fall

2 Kings 16 Believe and be Established

2 Kings 17 The Collapse of a Nation

2 Kings 18 & 19

2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21

2 Kings 22 & 23 A Real Revival

2 Kings 24 & 25

Sermon Bible Commentary
2 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 13 2 Kings 18
2 Kings 19 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23

Charles Simeon
Sermons
2 Kings

Introduction 2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3
2 Kings 4 2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7
2 Kings 8 2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 13
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 23

Chuck Smith
Sermon Notes on 2 Kings
Calvary Chapel
To Find Sermon Notes on Scriptures below click here
Then click on "Sermon Notes" and the Specific Book

2 Kings 2:14
2 Kings 5:13 Wash and Be Clean
2 Kings 5:16
2 Kings 6:17 Eyes to See
2 Kings 7:1-3
2 Kings 7:1-2 Unbelief, Its Cause and Effect
2 Kings 7-1,2
2 Kings 7:1-4 Why Sit We Here?
2 Kings 7:3-4 Who Discovered It?
2 Kings 10-10
2 Kings 14:8-12 The Danger of Meddling
2 Kings 14:10 Meddling
2 Kings 14:10b
2 Kings 17 Idolatry - Its Causes and Cure
2 Kings 17:6
2 Kings 17:7-18 The Death of a Nation
2 Kings 18:1-4 A Thing of Brass
2 Kings 18:4 Nehushtan
2 Kings 18:4b
2 Kings 19:14-19 Hezekiah's Problem and Prayer
2 Kings 20:1-2
2 Kings 24:15

C. H. Spurgeon
All of Spurgeon's Sermons
on 2 Kings

2 Kings 2:11 Preparing to Depart
2 Kings 2:14 Where is the God of Elijah?
2 Kings 2:14 Where is the God of Elijah? - Sermon Notes

2 Kings 3:15 The Minstrel [Harpist]
2 Kings 3:16-18 Make this Valley Full of Ditches
2 Kings 4:3 The Filling of Empty Vessels
2 Kings 4:6 The Oil and the Vessels

2 Kings 4:26 Infant Salvation
2 Kings 4:35 The Seven Sneezes
2 Kings 4:38, 41, 42 The Great Pot And The Twenty Loaves

2 Kings 5:12 Mr. Evil-Questioning Tried and Executed
2 Kings 5:13 A Serious Remonstrance
2 Kings 6:17 Young Man! A Prayer for You

2 Kings 6:17 Eyes Opened
2 Kings 6:17 Eyes Opened - Sermon Notes
2 Kings 6:27 The Unfailing Help

2 Kings 7:2 Beware of Unbelief
2 Kings 7:3-7 Who Found it Out?
2 Kings 7:4 The Sinner's Only Alternative
2 Kings 7:9 Public Testimony, a Debt to God and Man

2 Kings 7:19 The Sin of Unbelief
2 Kings 8:12, 13 Startling!

2 Kings 10:31 Heedlessness in Religion

2 Kings 11:10 New Uses for Old Trophies
2 Kings 13:18, 19 Three Arrows, or Six?
2 Kings 13:19 The Arrows of the Lord's Deliverance
2 Kings 17:25, 33, 34 Sham Conversion
2 Kings 17:25, 33, 34 Sham Conversion Sermon Notes

2 Kings 17:41 Mongrel Religion
2 Kings 18:4,5 Iconoclast
2 Kings 20:12, 13 Hezekiah and the Ambassadors, or Vainglory Rebuked

C H Spurgeon
Devotionals on 2 Kings
Morning and Evening
Faith's Checkbook

2 Kings 3:16, 17
2 Kings 6:9
2 Kings 6;16
2 Kings 7:3
2 Kings 19:32
2 Kings 22:19
2 Kings 25:30

C H Spurgeon
Expositions on 2 Kings

2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5:13
2 Kings 6
2 Kings 13
2 Kings 20

Today in the Word
Devotionals

2 Kings

2 Kings 1 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 2 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 3 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 4 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 5 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 6 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 8 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 9 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 10 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 11 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 12 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 13 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 14 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 15 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 16 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 17 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 18 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 19 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 20 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 21 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 22 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 23 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 24 Devotionals - Today in the Word
2 Kings 25 Devotionals - Today in the Word

John Trapp
Commentary

2 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

Daniel Whedon
Commentary

2 Kings

2 Kings 1 2 Kings 2 2 Kings 3 2 Kings 4
2 Kings 5 2 Kings 6 2 Kings 7 2 Kings 8
2 Kings 9 2 Kings 10 2 Kings 11 2 Kings 12
2 Kings 13 2 Kings 14 2 Kings 15 2 Kings 16
2 Kings 17 2 Kings 18 2 Kings 19 2 Kings 20
2 Kings 21 2 Kings 22 2 Kings 23 2 Kings 24
2 Kings 25

Steve Zeisler
Peninsula Bible Church
Sermon Notes
2 Kings

The Following are Audio (Mp3)

2 Kings 2:1-13 The Chariot of Fire
2 Kings 4:1-37 Two Women in Need
2 Kings 5:1-15 The Restoration of Naaman
2 Kings 5:15-27 Gehazi's Greed
2 Kings 6:1-23 Open His Eyes

 

OUR
DAILY BREAD
Devotionals

 2 Kings 2:9-14
STEP ASIDE GRACEFULLY

In the summer of 1993 the Atlanta Braves baseball team traded some of their minor league players for the All-Star first baseman of the San Diego Padres, Fred McGriff. He brought the Braves the firepower they needed to make a serious run for the pennant.

But what about the man McGriff replaced? Sid Bream, a believer in Christ, was the Braves regular first baseman. He had helped Atlanta get to the World Series in 1992, but with McGriff coming he was headed for the bench. "There's no doubt something like this hurts your pride and your ego," said Bream. "But the one thing I'm counting on is that there's something better ahead."

When we've done a job well for many years, it can be difficult to step aside for someone younger or better qualified. Elijah was in that kind of situation. His ministry was coming to an end. His attitude, however, revealed his trust in God. He said to Elisha, his successor, "Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you?" (2 Kings 2:9)

Maybe the time has come for you to give up a position you've held for a long while. It could be at work or even in a ministry at church. Ask God for the grace to accept His plan for you. And then step aside gracefully. --D C Egner (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

When God asks you to lay aside
Some cherished work you loved to do,
Accept His choice of someone else
And let Him give new work to you. --Fasick

There is no limit to the good we can do if we don't care who gets the credit.

2 Kings 3:1-12
Medal Of Honor

Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who poured water on the hands of Elijah. —2 Kings 3:11

For many years I wondered what Jehoram's servant meant when he said that Elisha "poured water on the hands of Elijah" (2 Ki. 3:11). I have learned that it was a way of saying that Elisha had been Elijah's servant. Before Elisha became God's spokesman, he had humbly served in Elijah's shadow.

In the Lord's work, rank or position is not nearly as important as being willing to serve wherever He places you, even if it's "pouring water."

I was reminded of this while viewing some slides of the Philippines. A park in Manila commemorates the men and women of the US Armed Forces who gave their lives there during World War II. Their names are inscribed on marble pillars. Those who won the Congressional Medal of Honor have a star by their names.

One entry is unusual. These words are engraved by the star: "Walter Peterson, Chief Water Bearer." I don't know who he was or what his duties were, but he served the troops and did his duty well enough to receive our country's highest award.

What about your job in the Lord's service? Does it seem insignificant, with no public attention? No matter. Do it well. Someday the Lord Himself will award you His "Medal of Honor." —D C Egner (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

All service rendered to the Lord
Is sure to gain His rich reward;
If we but work with motives pure,
Our weakest efforts will endure. —DJD

There is no such thing as insignificant service for Christ.
How Can I Find Satisfaction In My Work?
Where Do We Go From Here? Life After Death

2 Kings 4:38-44 More Than Enough
August 23, 2001 — by David H. Roper
[God] is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. —Ephesians 3:20
Bible in a Year:
Psalms 113-115; 1 Corinthians 6
It was an unexpected provision in a time of need. The prophet Elisha, like others in Israel, was hard-pressed by the famine. But the prophet determined that he must share with other needy Israelites the 20 loaves of barley bread he had just received (2 Kings 4:42-44). Elisha’s servant questioned the wisdom of setting the food before 100 hungry men, for there was not enough to go around.

Nevertheless, Elisha issued a command to feed his fellow prophets, adding a promise that this scanty provision would be enough: “Thus says the Lord: ‘They shall eat and have some left over’” (v.43).

True to God’s word, when Elisha’s servant set the loaves before the people, “they ate and had some left over” (v.44). There was enough—and more than enough. A similar thing happened when Jesus fed 5,000 with 5 barley loaves and 2 small fish (John 6:1-14). These examples suggest the principle: When God gives, He is able to give more than enough.

When we sense that God is asking us to serve Him in a new or unfamiliar way, we should never say no simply because we feel inadequate. “We have only a few loaves,” we may say. But the Lord replies, “Trust Me. They are more than enough.”

What matter though our loaves be few?
Alike the little and the much
When He shall add to what we have
His multiplying touch. —Flint

We always have enough when God is our supply.

2 Kings 5
2 Kings 5:1-15 A Person Of Influence
July 30, 2013 — by David C. McCasland
She said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” —2 Kings 5:3
If you Google “person of influence,” the search will take you to various lists of “the most influential people in the world.” These lists usually include political leaders; business entrepreneurs and athletes; along with people in science, the arts, and entertainment. You will not find the names of cooks and cleaners who work for them. Yet those in so-called lowly positions often influence the people they serve.

The story of Naaman, a high-ranking military commander, includes two kings and a prophet of God (2 Kings 5:1-15). Yet it was the servants in the background whose words led to Naaman being cured of leprosy, a career-ending, life-changing disease. A young servant girl taken captive from Israel told Naaman’s wife that a prophet in Samaria could heal him (vv.2-3). When Elisha’s instructions to bathe in the Jordan River angered Naaman, his servants urged him to follow the prophet’s orders. The result was Naaman’s restoration to health and his declaration, “Now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel” (v.15).

What a beautiful picture of our role as followers of Jesus Christ! We are called to be people of influence—the Lord’s servants who point others to the One whose touch can change their lives.

Lord, I would like to live a life of influence like
Naaman’s servant girl—to be brave and bold
to touch the lives of others by pointing them
to You. Fill me, Holy Spirit, with Your power.

Christ sends us out to bring others in.

2 Kings 6:1-7
The Little Things Too

My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. --Philippians 4:19

Pastor Harold Springstead was driving along, on his way to preach at a little country church, when he felt a sudden vibration. A tire had gone flat. As the 78-year-old pastor maneuvered his car to a stop, a trucker pulled up behind him. A young man jumped out, assessed the situation, and cheerfully changed the tire. Pastor Springstead got to the service in plenty of time, and it was not until later that he realized his car didn't even have a jack!

It was a minor problem. He was a retired faithful servant of God. It was a tiny congregation. We might think God would be too busy with larger and more important needs than to be concerned about a flat tire. But His promise to provide for the needs of His people covers little things as well as big ones.

The same God who helped Elisha retrieve the borrowed ax head (2 Ki. 6:5-7), who supplied food for a faithful widow (1 Ki 17:8-16), and who provided wine at a small-town wedding (Jn 2:1-10) meets our needs as well.

Think back over the past few days. Has the Lord taken care of some minor needs in your life? Has He solved some nagging problem? Thank Him! As today unfolds, remember that He provides the little things too. --D C Egner (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

If God sees the sparrow's fall,
Paints the lilies, short and tall,
Gives the skies their azure hue,
Will He not then care for you? --Anon.

Nothing is too great for God to accomplish,
nothing to small for His attention.

2 Kings 6:8-17The Armies Of God
February 7, 2011 — by David H. Roper
He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. —Psalm 91:11
When our granddaughter Julia was very small, we took her on a driving trip over an Idaho mountain road. Afterward, she and her Nana were having a conversation about the “adventure.” “I don’t worry because I think Papa has a guardian angel,” Nana said. “I think he must have a team of guardian angels!” Julia replied.

The mission of angels is to protect and serve the children of God (Heb. 1:13-14). The psalmist said, “The chariots of God are . . . thousands of thousands; the Lord is among them” (Ps. 68:17). God is the “Lord of hosts,” which means “armies.” The angels are the Lord’s army.

In 2 Kings we read about Elisha and his servant who were surrounded by the Syrian army. Elisha’s servant cried out, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” Elisha replied, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw that “the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around” (6:15-17). The Lord’s army was at hand!

Even though we cannot see them with our natural eyes, we can rest in the confidence that the Lord of Hosts is constantly watching over us and He has an invisible army at His bidding to send where He pleases.

What ready help the Father gives
To struggling saints below!
He sends His heavenly ministers
To thwart our ancient foe. —D. De Haan
The angels of God protect the people of God as they do the work of God.
 

2 Kings 6:8-17
WHY AM I AFRAID?


Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. --2 Kings 6:16

Columnist George Cantor told how he dealt with a childhood fear. Almost every night he was awakened by something, and he imagined scary creatures lurking outside his room. Often he would be too scared to go back to sleep. Sometimes he would go and lie down by his parents' bedroom door, figuring that as long as he was near them, nothing would hurt him.

That child's need for some physical evidence of his parents' presence reminds me of the young servant of Elisha who woke up early one morning and found that the Syrian army had surrounded
the city. Alarmed and afraid, he cried out to Elisha, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?" (2 Kings 6:15). After Elisha prayed, the Lord opened the young servant's eyes. What he saw must have filled him with awe and wonder. The Bible says that "the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha" (2 Kings 6:17).

We too at times long for God to give us some kind of reassurance that He is near, and sometimes He does. But that's the exception. He wants us to learn to trust His promise that He is with us. No matter how frightening the situation, God's people always have more on their side than the enemy has on his. -  M R De Haan II (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

At times our fears may loom so large,
We long for proof that God is near;
It's then our Father says to us,
"Have faith, My child, and do not fear." --DJD

Faith sees things that are out of sight.
 

2 Kings 6:8-23
We Are Not Alone

Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them. --2 Kings 6:16

In the New York City subway, two youths robbed a well-dressed man who appeared to be asleep in his seat. Suddenly the whole car came alive! The victim turned out to be a decoy, and the passengers who jumped up from their seats were police officers. With lightning speed they converged on the young pair and made the arrest. These officers were "unseen" at first, but they provided ample security for riders on that subway car.

We get a similar picture of protection in 2 Kings 6. In a manner more dramatic than what happened on that subway, Elisha's servant saw why his master could be so confident in the face of what seemed to be impending disaster. We read that when "the Lord opened the eyes of the young man," he saw an amazing sight (v.17). God had arrayed an invisible army "of horses and chariots of fire" all around Elisha, ready to protect the Israelites from the Syrian army.

As God's children, we can trust Him to defend us as we do His will. Even when the battle seems too great and it appears that we face defeat, we must still trust the Lord. We can be encouraged by remembering Elisha's message to his servant: "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them" (v.16). We are not alone! --M R De Haan II  (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

I have promised you My presence
With you everywhere you go;
I will never, never leave you
As you travel here below. --Rose

We may face situations beyond our reserves but never beyond God's resources.
How Much Does God Control?
The Lord Is My Shepherd

2 Kings 7:1-16
Good News Is For Sharing

We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent. --2 Kings 7:9

Four starving lepers, in quarantine outside Samaria, decided to surrender to the enemy soldiers who were besieging the city (2 Kings 7:3-4). But they found the Syrian camp empty of men and full of provisions, evidence of a terror-stricken flight. They ate to their fill and stashed away gold, silver, and clothing. But then feelings of guilt mixed with fear of punishment moved them to share the good news with the hungry people in Samaria.

Sharing helpful and encouraging information is something in which we usually find delight. We enjoy telling a person who is ill about a doctor who successfully treated us for the same ailment. We eagerly let others know about a mechanic we have found who is skilled and honest. Many of us, though, are less eager to share the best news in all the world with others--that Christ can satisfy their spiritual hunger. But Jesus commanded us to do so (Mt. 28:19; Acts 1:8), and He will hold us accountable for our obedience to Him when we stand before Him (2 Cor. 5:10).

Although your first motivation to tell the good news may be one of obligation, you'll soon discover the joy of sharing the gospel out of a heart of love. --H V Lugt (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

Have you heard the Master's call?
Will you go, forsaking all?
Millions still in sin and shame
Ne'er have heard the Savior's name. --Smith

Sharing the good news is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.
How Can I Share My Faith Without An Argument?
How Can I Break The Silence?

 

2 Kings 7:3-9
The Ethics Of Good News


"We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, and we remain silent." 2 Kings 7:9

If a scientist discovered the cure for cancer, we would expect the discovery to be shared with the world. Basic ethics requires that good news not be kept secret.

When the king of Syria laid siege to the city of Samaria, the food supply was cut off. Four men with leprosy, deciding it would be preferable to die at the hands of the Syrians than to starve, went to surrender to the enemy. But when they came to the camp, they found it deserted. The army had fled in the night.

Food lay everywhere. The four men stuffed themselves, and they were tempted to remain silent about the good news. But then the memory of Samaria with its famished inhabitants came back to them. "We are not doing right," they told each other (2 Kings 7:9). So they became evangelists—bearers of good news. Ultimately, evangelism comes down to this: one starving person telling another starving person where to find food.

You and I have discovered that salvation is found in Jesus Christ. It is a breakdown of basic integrity to keep that truth to ourselves. If we have found the cure for a guilty conscience, if we have found the food of life, we are obligated to share it with others. —Haddon Robinson  (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

If you've received God's great salvation,
Do not keep it to yourself;
The Bible tells where all may find it—
Do not leave it on the shelf. —Hess

Evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.

2 Kings 14:3
He Did What Was Right

"And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David. 2 Kings 14:3

When a person tries to justify his wrong behavior by pointing to the conduct of others, he isn’t aiming high enough. This is also true if he patterns himself after someone who gives the Lord only partial obedience. A college student learned this lesson when he was reprimanded by the school president for misbehavior. The young fellow offered this lame excuse for his questionable conduct: “But, Sir, you’d find it difficult to locate 10 men in this school who wouldn’t have done as I did if they had been in my circumstances.” The president replied, “Has it ever occurred to you that you could have been one of those 10?”

Amaziah was a good king. He worshipped the true God and showed mercy to the children of some who had conspired against him. Apparently he set a good moral example. But he foolishly led his troops into a shameful defeat and was finally executed by a group of rebels. In 2 Kings 14:3, we are told why Amaziah did not experience the full blessing of the Lord. The text says, “And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, yet not like David.” He followed the example of his father Joash and failed to put a stop to the semi-pagan worship conducted on hills throughout the land. He should have patterned himself after his forefather David. He simply didn’t aim high enough. (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

2 Kings 18:4
The Brazen Serpent
Ancil Jenkins
The footnote in the New International Version at II Kings 18:4 is most interesting. When Hezekiah found the brazen serpent made by Moses in the wilderness still being worshipped, he destroyed it. The NIV says, “...he called it Nehushtan.” The footnotes explain the meaning—”a serpent made of brass.” One is made to wonder how such an idol could have existed so long. It would seem that in the reformation movements of one of the judges or kings, it would have been destroyed. My opinion is that it was not recognized as an idol and hence was preserved. Perhaps they justified it by not calling it an idol. Hezekiah, however, came and called it what it really was—a brass image of a snake. How often we justify sin by calling it a different name! Some call adultery, “a meaningful relationship.” We excuse covetousness by calling it “prudence” or “economy.” A life of sensual pleasure is “living with gusto.” In answer to a critic, Abraham Lincoln asked, “How many legs does a cow have?” “Four,” was the reply. “If you call her tail a leg, how many does she have? asked Lincoln. “Five,” was the answer. “No,” Lincoln said, “Just calling a tail a leg, doesn’t make it a leg.” Have we made a similar mistake? Do we think that sin is not sin, just because we do not call it by its right name'

2 Kings 18:3-4
When Good Turns Bad


He did what was right in the sight of the Lord,... and broke in pieces the bronze serpent. --2 Kings 18:3-4

People often find ways to turn something good into something bad. It even happens in churches. Perhaps a person at first lives by God's teachings but then lets power or fear change him into a source of trouble. Or maybe a church program that began with the right intentions gets sidetracked by the jealousy or anger or lack of wisdom of the people running the program. When these things happen, it takes someone with a heart for God, the courage of convictions, and wisdom from the Holy Spirit to confront the problem.

The people of Judah found out how true that was. In their case, the good-thing-turned-bad was the bronze serpent that Moses had fashioned years earlier to help the people during the Exodus. Back then, the serpent had represented the healing power of God, which was given to those who looked upon it (Nu 21:5-9).

But by Hezekiah's time, the bronze figure had become an object of worship. It took courage, wisdom, and a clear understanding of God's power for him to order the serpent destroyed and to restore proper worship (2 Kings 18:4).

When something good turns bad, it takes a spiritually strong person to tackle the problem. With God's help, are you willing to be that person? --J D Brannon (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

THINKING IT OVER
How are we to deal with sin in the lives of other Christians? (Mt 18:15-17).
What should be our attitude as we confront people who need to repent? (Gal 6:1).

If we don't expose sin, we encourage it.
The Way Back

2 Kings 19:1-19
Facing Danger With Prayer


O Lord our God, I pray, save us . . . that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord God. —2 Kings 19:19

Trouble lay ahead for King Hezekiah of Judah. He had just received a menacing letter from Assyria's King Sennacherib. This marauding monarch had conquered many cities, and Jerusalem was next on his list. In his letter, Sennacherib mocked the God of Israel and threatened to destroy the holy city.

We read in 2 Kings 19 that Hezekiah went immediately up to the temple and spread the letter before the Lord. He acknowledged Him as the One who created all things (2 Kings 19:15). He told Him that Sennacherib had reproached the living God (v.16). Finally, He pleaded with God to deliver Judah so that all the nations of the world would know that He alone is God (2 Kings 19:19). Hezekiah's actions said, in effect, "Look, God! Read this! I need your help. Your honor is at stake!"

What an example of faith in a real God who is present and aware of our needs! Like Hezekiah, we at times face imminent danger from someone who wants to harm us. Or it may be some other kind of menacing situation. No matter what we ultimately do, our first response should be to tell God of the danger and praise Him for His greatness. Then we can trust Him for the kind of help that brings Him glory.

Facing danger? God honors Hezekiah-style prayers. —J D Brannon (
Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved)

Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged—
Take it to the Lord in prayer. —Scriven

In the face of danger, face danger with prayer.
Praying With Confidence

2 Kings 19:10-19 Daddy!
September 18, 2011 — by Anne Cetas
Incline Your ear, O Lord, and hear; open Your eyes, O Lord, and see. —2 Kings 19:16
Twenty-month-old James was leading his family confidently through the hallways of their large church. His daddy kept an eye on him the whole time as James toddled his way through the crowd of “giants.” Suddenly the little boy panicked because he could not see his dad. He stopped, looked around, and started to cry, “Daddy, Daddy!” His dad quickly caught up with him and little James reached up his hand, which Daddy strongly clasped. Immediately James was at peace.

Second Kings tells the story of King Hezekiah who reached up to God for help (19:15). Sennacherib, the king of Assyria, had made threats against Hezekiah and the people of Judah, saying, “Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you . . . . You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by utterly destroying them; and shall you be delivered?” (vv.10-11). King Hezekiah went to the Lord and prayed for deliverance so “that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the Lord God” (vv.14-19). In answer to his prayer, the angel of the Lord struck down the enemy, and Sennacherib withdrew (vv.20-36).

If you’re in a situation where you need God’s help, reach up your hand to Him in prayer. He has promised His comfort and help (2 Cor. 1:3-4; Heb. 4:16).

When serving the Lord and you lose your way,
Just hold out your hand and let Jesus lead;
He’ll come to your aid, and you’ll hear Him say,
I’ll show you the way and meet every need. —Hess

God’s dawn of deliverance often comes when the hour of trial is darkest.

 

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