2 Chronicles 32:23
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New International Version
Many brought offerings to Jerusalem for the LORD and valuable gifts for Hezekiah king of Judah. From then on he was highly regarded by all the nations.

King James Bible
And many brought gifts unto the LORD to Jerusalem, and presents to Hezekiah king of Judah: so that he was magnified in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

Darby Bible Translation
And many brought gifts unto Jehovah to Jerusalem, and precious things to Hezekiah king of Judah; and he was thenceforth magnified in the sight of all the nations.

World English Bible
Many brought gifts to Yahweh to Jerusalem, and precious things to Hezekiah king of Judah; so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations from thenceforth.

Young's Literal Translation
and many are bringing in an offering to Jehovah, to Jerusalem, and precious things to Hezekiah king of Judah, and he is lifted up before the eyes of all the nations after this.

2 Chronicles 32:23 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Many brought gifts unto the Lord - They plainly saw that Jehovah was the protector of the land.

And presents to Hezekiah - They saw that God was his friend, and would undertake for him; and they did not wish to have such a man for their enemy.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

gifts

2 Samuel 8:10,11 Then Toi sent Joram his son to king David, to salute him, and to bless him, because he had fought against Hadadezer, and smitten him...

Ezra 7:15-22,27 And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered to the God of Israel...

Psalm 68:29 Because of your temple at Jerusalem shall kings bring presents to you.

Psalm 72:10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: the kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Isaiah 60:7-9 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you...

Matthew 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him...

presents [heb] precious things

2 Chronicles 9:9,10,24 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices great abundance, and precious stones...

2 Chronicles 17:5,11 Therefore the LORD established the kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents...

1 Kings 4:21 And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river to the land of the Philistines, and to the border of Egypt: they brought presents...

1 Kings 10:10,25 And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones...

he was magnified

2 Chronicles 1:1 And Solomon the son of David was strengthened in his kingdom, and the LORD his God was with him, and magnified him exceedingly.

1 Chronicles 29:25 And the LORD magnified Solomon exceedingly in the sight of all Israel...

Library
A Strange Reward for Faithfulness
After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came.'--2 CHRON. XXXII. 1. The Revised Version gives a much more accurate and significant rendering of a part of these words. It reads: 'After these things and this faithfulness, Sennacherib, king of Assyria, came.' What are 'these things' and 'this faithfulness'? The former are the whole of the events connected with the religious reformation in Judah, which King Hezekiah inaugurated and carried through so brilliantly
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Power of Assyria at Its Zenith; Esarhaddon and Assur-Bani-Pal
The Medes and Cimmerians: Lydia--The conquest of Egypt, of Arabia, and of Elam. As we have already seen, Sennacherib reigned for eight years after his triumph; eight years of tranquillity at home, and of peace with all his neighbours abroad. If we examine the contemporary monuments or the documents of a later period, and attempt to glean from them some details concerning the close of his career, we find that there is a complete absence of any record of national movement on the part of either Elam,
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 8

Cross References
2 Samuel 8:10
he sent his son Joram to King David to greet him and congratulate him on his victory in battle over Hadadezer, who had been at war with Tou. Joram brought with him articles of silver, of gold and of bronze.

2 Kings 19:30
Once more a remnant of the kingdom of Judah will take root below and bear fruit above.

2 Chronicles 1:1
Solomon son of David established himself firmly over his kingdom, for the LORD his God was with him and made him exceedingly great.

Psalm 68:29
Because of your temple at Jerusalem kings will bring you gifts.

Psalm 76:11
Make vows to the LORD your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared.

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