361 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's stead in Jerusalem.
361 And the people of the land took Jehoahaz son of Josiah and made him king in Jerusalem in place of his father.
361 The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and made him king in his father's place in Jerusalem.
361 Then the people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah, and made him king in his father's place in Jerusalem.
361 Then the people of the land took Josiah's son Jehoahaz and made him the next king in Jerusalem.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 36:1
Commentary on 2 Chronicles 36:1-21
(Read 2 Chronicles 36:1-21)
The ruin of Judah and Jerusalem came on by degrees. The methods God takes to call back sinners by his word, by ministers, by conscience, by providences, are all instances of his compassion toward them, and his unwillingness that any should perish. See here what woful havoc sin makes, and, as we value the comfort and continuance of our earthly blessings, let us keep that worm from the root of them. They had many times ploughed and sowed their land in the seventh year, when it should have rested, and now it lay unploughed and unsown for ten times seven years. God will be no loser in his glory at last, by the disobedience of men. If they refused to let the land rest, God would make it rest. What place, O God, shall thy justice spare, if Jerusalem has perished? If that delight of thine were cut off for wickedness, let us not be high-minded, but fear.