And the LORD was with him; and he prospered wherever he went forth: and he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.
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George Leo Haydock
Wisely. Hebrew, "with success. "Syriac, "he was victorious wherever he went. "
Rebelled. The Assyrian assumed an undue authority in consequence of the words of Achaz, (chap. xvi. 7.) and arrogated to himself the authority of doing what he pleased with the people, ver. 32. Ezechias having formed various alliances, judged it necessary to make some resistance. Yet the prophet Isaias (xxx. 1.) complains of his applying to the Egyptians. (Calmet)