SEV Biblia, Chapter 26:10 Asimismo edificó torres en el desierto, y abrió muchas cisternas; porque tuvo muchos ganados, así en los valles como en las vegas; y viñas, y labranzas, así en los montes como en los llanos fértiles; porque era amigo de la agricultura.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:10 Verse 10. Built towers in the desert] For the defense of his flocks, and his shepherds and husbandmen.
And in Carmel] Calmet remarks that there were two Carmels in Judea: one in the tribe of Judah, where Nabal lived, and the other on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, near to Kishon; and both fertile in vines.
He loved husbandry.] This is a perfection in a king: on husbandry every state depends. Let their trade or commerce be what they may, there can be no true national prosperity if agriculture do not prosper; for the king himself is served by the field. When, therefore, the king of a country encourages agriculture, an emulation is excited among his subjects; the science is cultivated; and the earth yields its proper increase; then, should trade and commerce fail, the people cannot be reduced to wretchedness, because there is plenty of bread.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 10. Also he built towers in the desert , etc.] In the desert of Arabia, to protect travellers from thieves and robbers, and particularly shepherds and their flocks, as appears by what follows; which a certain writer thinks are the same which the Indians call pagodas; not such as served for temples, but were buildings encompassed with good walls, where flocks were gathered together in case of any alarm: and digged many wells ; for the watering of the flocks, which in those hot and desert places were of great use: for he had much cattle, both in the low country and in the plains ; both flocks and herds: husbandmen also, and vinedressers in the mountains ; husbandmen to take care of the corn, and manure the land for that, and gather it when ripe; and vinedressers to prune the vines, and look after them; which were very often planted on mountains, and on which also corn grew, ( Psalm 72:16) and in Carmel ; a place in the tribe of Judah, where Nabal dwelt, ( Samuel 25:2) or it may be put for any fruitful field: for he loved husbandry ; not only the profit, but the exercise of it at times; and it was usual with great personages in the eastern countries to employ themselves in some such way; Saul after he was king attended the herd, ( 1 Samuel 11:5), Mesha king of Moab was a sheep master, ( 2 Kings 3:4), among the Romans, Quinctius Cincinnatus and Cato Major were great lovers of husbandry; and we read of one of the Chinese emperors that gave himself to husbandry, held the plough himself, broke the clods, and cast in the seed, to set an example to the whole empire f103 . Another of their emperors gave himself wholly to husbandry f104 ; an other chose an husbandman for his successor, and who also encouraged husbandry f105 .
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-15 - As long as Uzziah sought the Lord, and minded religion, God made him to prosper. Those only prosper whom God makes to prosper; for prosperit is his gift. Many have owned, that as long as they sought the Lord, an kept close to their duty, they prospered; but when they forsook God every thing went cross. God never continues either to bless the indolent or to withhold his blessing from the diligent. He will neve suffer any to seek his face in vain. Uzziah's name was famed throughou all the neighbouring countries. A name with God and good people make truly honourable. He did not delight in war, nor addict himself to sports, but delighted in husbandry.
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