Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
So I loathed life because what happens on earth seems awful to me; for all the benefits of wisdom are futile -- like chasing the wind.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner can destroy much that is good.
2 Chronicles 31:20
This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah. He did what the Lord his God considered good and right and faithful.
2 Chronicles 33:2
He did evil in the sight of the Lord and committed the same horrible sins practiced by the nations whom the Lord drove out ahead of the Israelites.
2 Chronicles 34:2
He did what the Lord approved and followed in his ancestor David's footsteps; he did not deviate to the right or the left.
2 Chronicles 35:18
A Passover like this had not been observed in Israel since the days of Samuel the prophet. None of the kings of Israel had observed a Passover like the one celebrated by Josiah, the priests, the Levites, all the people of Judah and Israel who were there, and the residents of Jerusalem.
2 Chronicles 36:5
Jehoiakim was twenty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned for eleven years in Jerusalem. He did evil in the sight of the Lord his God.
Does it make you any more of a king that you outstrip everyone else in building with cedar? Just think about your father. He was content that he had food and drink. He did what was just and right. So things went well with him.