SEV Biblia, Chapter 14:8 Â¶ Entonces Amasías envió embajadores a Joás, hijo de Joacaz hijo de Jehú, rey de Israel, diciendo: Ven, y veámonos de rostro.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 14:8 Verse 8. Come, let us look one another in the face.] This was a real declaration of war; and the ground of it is most evident from this circumstance: that the one hundred thousand men of Israel that had been dismissed, though they had the stipulated money, taking the advantage of Amaziah's absence, fell upon the cities of Judah, from Samaria to Beth-horon, and smote three thousand men, and took much spoil, 2 Chron. xxv. 10-13. Amaziah no doubt remonstrated with Jehoash, but to no purpose; and therefore he declared war against him.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 8. Then Amaziah sent messengers to Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz the son of Jehu king of Israel , etc.] The occasion of it was this, when Amaziah dismissed the hired soldiers of Israel they were displeased, and fell upon the cities of Judea from Samaria to Bethhoron, slew 3000 men, and took much spoil, ( 2 Chronicles 25:13), wherefore, when Amaziah returned from the slaughter of the Edomites, being elated with his victories, he sent the following message to the king of Israel, in order to revenge the injuries his soldiers had done; and perhaps retaining an old grudge for what Jehu, the grandfather of the king of Israel, had done to his ancestors, and it may be in hope of reducing the ten tribes to obedience to the house of David: saying, come, let us look one another in the face ; that is, in battle, as the Targum adds; it was a challenge to meet him in the field of battle, and fight with him, and try each other’s courage, and see who was the best man.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 8-14 - For some time after the division of the kingdoms, Judah suffered muc from the enmity of Israel. After Asa's time, it suffered more by the friendship of Israel, and by the alliance made with them. Now we mee with hostility between them again. How may a humble man smile to hea two proud and scornful men set their wits on work, to vilify an undervalue one another! Unholy success excites pride; pride excite contentions. The effects of pride in others, are insufferable to thos who are proud themselves. These are the sources of trouble and sin in private life; but when they arise between princes, they become the misery of their whole kingdoms. Jehoash shows Amaziah the folly of his challenge; Thine heart has lifted thee up. The root of all sin is in the heart, thence it flows. It is not Providence, the event, the occasion, whatever it is, that makes men proud, secure, discontented or the like, but their own hearts do it. (2Ki 14:15-22)
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