17 After Amaziah king of Judah consulted his advisers, he sent this challenge to Jehoash[1] son of Jehoahaz, the son of Jehu, king of Israel: "Come, let us face each other in battle."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Chronicles 25:17

Commentary on 2 Chronicles 25:17-28

(Read 2 Chronicles 25:17-28)

Never was a proud prince more thoroughly mortified than Amaziah by Joash king of Israel. A man's pride will bring him low, Proverbs 25:8. And what are we when we offer to establish our own righteousness, or presume to justify ourselves before the Most High God, but despicable thistles, that fancy themselves stately cedars? And are not various temptations, is not every corruption, a wild beast of the desert, which will trample on the wretched boaster, and tread his haughty pretensions to the dust? A man's pride shall bring him low; his ruin may be dated from his turning from the Lord.