* divers of Asher.
It has been said, that Hezekiah had no right to invite
Hoshea's subjects to repair to Jerusalem to his passover; but
it may be presumed, that he was encouraged to do this by
Hoshea himself, who was one of their best kings; besides
which, both the golden calves having been taken away by the
Assyrians, the apostate Israelites, being thus deprived of
idols, had begun to return to the Lord, and to go up to
Jerusalem to worship, some time before Hezekiah gave them this
18,21 11:16 Ac 17:34
* humbled themselves.
12:6,7,12 33:12,19,23 34:27 Ex 10:3 Le 26:41 Da 5:22 Lu 14:11
Lu 18:14 Jas 4:10 1Pe 5:6