I asked, “What are these going to do?” He answered, “These horns are the ones that have scattered Judah so that there is no one to be seen. 1 But the blacksmiths have come to terrify Judah’s enemies 2 and cut off the horns of the nations that have thrust themselves against the land of Judah in order to scatter its people.” 3
He eliminated 1 the pagan priests whom the kings of Judah had appointed to offer sacrifices 2 on the high places in the cities of Judah and in the area right around Jerusalem. (They offered sacrifices 3 to Baal, the sun god, the moon god, the constellations, and all the stars in the sky.)
The Lord showed me two baskets of figs sitting before his temple. This happened after King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon deported Jehoiakim’s son, King Jeconiah of Judah. He deported him and the leaders of Judah, along with the craftsmen and metal workers, and took them to Babylon. 1
“Micah from Moresheth 1 prophesied during the time Hezekiah was king of Judah. 2 He told all the people of Judah, ‘The Lord who rules over all 3 says, “Zion 4 will become a plowed field. Jerusalem 5 will become a pile of rubble. The temple mount will become a mere wooded ridge.”’ 6
Baalath, Tadmor in the wilderness, 1
She became pregnant again and had another son. She said, “This time I will praise the Lord.” That is why she named him Judah. 1 Then she stopped having children.
All those numbered of the camp of Judah, according to their divisions, are 186,400. They will travel 1 at the front.
We conducted a raid on the Negev of the Kerethites, on the area of Judah, and on the Negev of Caleb. We burned Ziklag.” 1
Just as the Lord had announced, he rejected Judah because of all the sins which Manasseh had committed. 1
The sons of Shelah son of Judah: Er the father of Lecah, Laadah the father of Mareshah, the clans of the linen workers at Beth-Ashbea,
The men of Judah turned around and realized they were being attacked from the front and the rear. 1 So they cried out for help to the Lord. The priests blew their trumpets,
He removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah. The kingdom had rest under his rule. 1
While Jehu was dishing out punishment to Ahab’s family, he discovered the officials of Judah and the sons of Ahaziah’s relatives who were serving Ahaziah and killed them.