2 Chronicles 22:3
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New International Version
He too followed the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother encouraged him to act wickedly.

King James Bible
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab: for his mother was his counseller to do wickedly.

Darby Bible Translation
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for his mother was his counsellor to do wickedly.

World English Bible
He also walked in the ways of the house of Ahab; for his mother was his counselor to do wickedly.

Young's Literal Translation
he also hath walked in the ways of the house of Ahab, for his mother hath been his counsellor to do wickedly.

2 Chronicles 22:3 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

His mother was his counsellor - Athaliah, the wicked daughter of a wicked parent, and the wicked spouse of an unprincipled king.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

his mother

Genesis 6:4,5 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men...

Deuteronomy 7:3,4 Neither shall you make marriages with them; your daughter you shall not give to his son, nor his daughter shall you take to your son...

Deuteronomy 13:6-10 If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend...

Judges 17:4,5 Yet he restored the money to his mother; and his mother took two hundred shekels of silver, and gave them to the founder...

Nehemiah 13:23-27 In those days also saw I Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab...

Malachi 2:15 And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And why one? That he might seek a godly seed...

Matthew 14:8-11 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger...

his counsellor

Genesis 27:12,13 My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse on me, and not a blessing...

Matthew 10:37 He that loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

Acts 4:19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, judge you.

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Ahaziah
BY REV. J. G. GREENHOUGH, M.A. "And the destruction of Ahaziah was of God, by coming to Joram; for, when he was come, he went out with Jehoram against Jehu the son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had anointed to cut off the house of Ahab."--2 CHRON. xxii. 7. We rarely read this part of the Bible. And I do not wonder at it. For those particular chapters are undoubtedly dreary and monotonous. They contain the names of a number of incompetent and worthless kings who did nothing that was worth writing
George Milligan—Men of the Bible; Some Lesser-Known

Chronicles
The comparative indifference with which Chronicles is regarded in modern times by all but professional scholars seems to have been shared by the ancient Jewish church. Though written by the same hand as wrote Ezra-Nehemiah, and forming, together with these books, a continuous history of Judah, it is placed after them in the Hebrew Bible, of which it forms the concluding book; and this no doubt points to the fact that it attained canonical distinction later than they. Nor is this unnatural. The book
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
2 Kings 8:27
He followed the ways of the house of Ahab and did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was related by marriage to Ahab's family.

2 Chronicles 22:2
Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother's name was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri.

2 Chronicles 22:4
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for after his father's death they became his advisers, to his undoing.

2 Chronicles 28:2
He followed the ways of the kings of Israel and also made idols for worshiping the Baals.

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