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sons. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of Part), for grandsons and greatgrandsons.
unto. Some codices, with Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "and unto".
rulers = elders.
of Jezreel. Doubtless they had fled to Samaria, being in great fear (2 Kings 10:4 ) from what Jehu had done in Jezreel.
mine = for me.
the men. Hebrew. 'enosh. App-14 .
persons. Hebrew. 'ish.
men. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .
baskets = the baskets. Hebrew. dud, for carrying fruit. Still used for this purpose. Not sal (bread-basket), which Gideon (Judges 6:19 ), and Pharaoh's baker (Genesis 40:17 ) used.
Ye be righteous. Said by way of flattery and to allay disaffection.
the word of the 10RD = the word of Jehovah. Compare 1 Kings 21:19-29 .
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
by = by the hand of.
kinsfolks = acquaintance.
brethren. Put by Figure of speech Synecdoche (of the Part) for near relatives. Compare 2 Chronicles 22:8 , where we have "sons of the brethren".
children = sons.
the king = Joram.
the queen = Jezebel, the queen-mother.
Jehonadab. He was a Kenite (1 Chronicles 2:55 ), descendants of the father-in-law of Moses (Numbers 10:29 . Judges 1:16 ; Judges 4:11 . 1 Samuel 15:6 ). See Jeremiah 35:0 .
as = according as.
see = be eyewitnesses of.
zeal for the LORD. Not pure. See verses: 2 Kings 10:29-31 .
worshippers = servants.
Proclaim = Sanctify, Hallow, or Solemnise.
full, &c. = so full [that they stood] mouth to mouth. Ellipsis to be thus supplied, as in Authorized Version margin.
offer = prepare. See App-43 .
life = soul. Hebrew. nephesh.
the city = Hebrew. 'lr, the innermost or most inaccessible part, whether of a city (= the citadel) or a house (as here).
images, or statues.
them = each of them.
draught house = dunghill, middens, latrince.
made Israel to sin. See note on 1 Kings 14:16 .
to wit = namely.
in Dan. See 1 Kings 12:29 , 1 Kings 12:30 , and compare Genesis 49:17 .
fourth generation. See 2 Kings 15:12 . These were Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam II, and Zachariah. Jehu's dynasty was the longest in all Israel.
God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4 .
the sins. Hebrew. chata'. App-44 . Some codices read "all the sins".
to cut Israel short: or, to cut off the outskirts, or make inroads into.
coasts = borders.
eastward = toward the sun-rising.
the rest. An Assyrian inscription (now in the British Museum) records that Jehu paid tribute to Shalmaneser II, who in 842 B.C. defeated Hazael, king of Syria. Jehu bought Shalmaneser II off by giving him, as tribute, bars of silver and gold; a golden ladle and golden goblets and pitchers were among his gifts.
are they not. ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 .
slept with his fathers. See note on Deuteronomy 31:16 .
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