SEV Biblia, Chapter 26:16 Â¶ Mas cuando fue fortificado, su corazón se enalteció hasta corromperse; porque se rebeló contra el SEÑOR su Dios, entrando en el templo del SEÑOR para quemar incienso en el altar del incienso.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Chronicles 26:16 Verse 16. He transgressed against the Lord] "He sinned against the WORD of the Lord his God." -T.
Went into the temple to burn incense] Thus assuming to himself the priest's office. See this whole transaction explained in the notes on 2 Kings xv. 5.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 16. When he was strong , etc.] Became great and powerful, through his victories, the enlargement of his dominions, and having a numerous army, and these well accoutred, and many fortified cities and towers: his heart was lifted up to his destruction ; he grew vain and proud, elated with his flourishing circumstances, which issued in his ruin: for he transgressed against the Lord his God ; who had helped him, and made him so great, and had bestowed so many favours upon him; the Targum is, “the Word of the Lord his God;” what his transgression was, follows: and went into the temple of the Lord ; the holy place, into which none but the priests might enter: to burn incense upon the altar of incense ; which stood there.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 16-23 - The transgression of the kings before Uzziah was, forsaking the templ of the Lord, and burning incense upon idolatrous altars. But his transgression was, going into the holy place, and attempting to bur incense upon the altar of God. See how hard it is to avoid one extreme and not run into another. Pride of heart was at the bottom of his sin a lust that ruins many. Instead of lifting up the name God in gratitud to him who had done so much for him, his heart was lifted up to his hurt. Men's pretending to forbidden knowledge, and seeking things to high for them, are owing to pride of heart. The incense of our prayer must be, by faith, put into the hands of our Lord Jesus, the great Hig Priest of our profession, else we cannot expect it to be accepted by God, Re 8:3. Though Uzziah strove with the priests, he would not striv with his Maker. But he was punished for his transgression; he continue a leper to his death, shut out from society. The punishment answere the sin as face to face in a glass. Pride was at the bottom of his transgression, and thus God humbled him, and put dishonour upon him Those that covet forbidden honours, forfeit allowed ones. Adam, by catching at the tree of knowledge which he might not eat of, debarre himself of the tree of life which he might have eaten of. Let all tha read say, The Lord is righteous. And when the Lord sees good to thro prosperous and useful men aside, as broken vessels, if he raises u others to fill their places, they may rejoice to renounce all worldl concerns, and employ their remaining days in preparation for death __________________________________________________________________
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