Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible
back to: 2 Chronicles
Book: 2 Chronicles
Chapter: 2

Solomon's message to Huram respecting the Temple, His treaty
with Huram.
- Solomon informs Huram of the particular services to be
performed in the Temple. The mysteries of the true religion,
unlike those of the Gentile superstitions, sought not
concealment. Solomon endeavoured to possess Huram with great and
high thoughts of the God of Israel. We should not be afraid or
ashamed to embrace every opportunity to speak of God, and to
impress others with a Deep sense of the importance of his favour
and service. Now that the people of Israel kept close to the Law
and Worship of God, the neighbouring nations were willing to be
taught By them in the true religion, as the Israelites had been
willing in the days of their apostasy, to be infected with the
idolatries and superstitions of their neighbours. A Wise and
pious King is an evidence of the Lord's special Love for his
people. How great then was God's Love to his believing people,
in giving his only-begotten Son to be their Prince and their