- The people did corruptly. Perhaps Jotham was wanting towards
the reformation of the land. Men may be very good, and yet not
have courage and zeal to do what they might. It certainly casts
blame upon the people. Jotham prospered, and became mighty. The
more stedfast we are in religion, the more mighty we are, both
to resist evil, and to do good. The Lord often removes wise and
pious rulers, and sends others, whose follies and vices punish a
people that valued not their mercies.