2 Chronicles 21:14
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New International Version
So now the LORD is about to strike your people, your sons, your wives and everything that is yours, with a heavy blow.

King James Bible
Behold, with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods:

Darby Bible Translation
behold, Jehovah will smite with a great stroke thy people, and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy substance,

World English Bible
behold, Yahweh will strike with a great plague your people, and your children, and your wives, and all your substance;

Young's Literal Translation
lo, Jehovah is smiting -- a great smiting -- among thy people, and among thy sons, and among thy wives, and among all thy goods --

2 Chronicles 21:14 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Will the Lord smite - "The Word of the Lord will send a great mortality." - Targum.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

plague [heb] stroke

Leviticus 26:21 And if you walk contrary to me, and will not listen to me; I will bring seven times more plagues on you according to your sins.

thy people Many of the people had concurred in Jehoram's idolatry, and some of them must have been instruments in his base, unnatural murders; they were therefore joined in his punishment, and he suffered by the loss of his subjects.

Hosea 5:11 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and you walk in their counsels...

thy children

Exodus 20:5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God...

The Prophecy of Obadiah.
We need not enter into details regarding the question as to the time when the prophet wrote. By a thorough argumentation, Caspari has proved, that he occupies his right position in the Canon, and hence belongs to the earliest age of written prophecy, i.e., to the time of Jeroboam II. and Uzziah. As bearing conclusively against those who would assign to him a far later date, viz., the time of the exile, there is not only the indirect testimony borne by the place which this prophecy occupies in
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament

A Discourse of Mercifulness
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Matthew 5:7 These verses, like the stairs of Solomon's temple, cause our ascent to the holy of holies. We are now mounting up a step higher. Blessed are the merciful . . '. There was never more need to preach of mercifulness than in these unmerciful times wherein we live. It is reported in the life of Chrysostom that he preached much on this subject of mercifulness, and for his much pressing Christians to mercy, he was called of many, the alms-preacher,
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
1 Kings 2:32
The LORD will repay him for the blood he shed, because without my father David knowing it he attacked two men and killed them with the sword. Both of them--Abner son of Ner, commander of Israel's army, and Amasa son of Jether, commander of Judah's army--were better men and more upright than he.

2 Chronicles 21:13
But you have followed the ways of the kings of Israel, and you have led Judah and the people of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves, just as the house of Ahab did. You have also murdered your own brothers, members of your own family, men who were better than you.

2 Chronicles 21:15
You yourself will be very ill with a lingering disease of the bowels, until the disease causes your bowels to come out.'"

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