32 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, just as his predecessors had done.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Kings 23:32

Commentary on 2 Kings 23:31-37

(Read 2 Kings 23:31-37)

After Josiah was laid in his grave, one trouble came on another, till, in twenty-two years, Jerusalem was destroyed. The wicked perished in great numbers, the remnant were purified, and Josiah's reformation had raised up some to join the few who were the precious seed of their future church and nation. A little time, and slender abilities, often suffice to undo the good which pious men have, for a course of years, been labouring to effect. But, blessed be God, the good work which he begins by his regenerating Spirit, cannot be done away, but withstands all changes and temptations.