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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

2 Kings 9

Verse 1

children = sons.

box of oil = oil flask.

oil. For its use in consecration see 1 Samuel 10:1 ; 1 Samuel 16:13 .

Ramoth-gilead. Israelite army on guard here. Compare 2 Kings 9:14 .

Verse 2

Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat. In the Assyrian inscriptions he is called the son of Omri.

Verse 3

the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .

king = to be king.

over , or unto,

Verse 5

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

Verse 6

he arose: i.e. Jehu arose.

he poured: i.e. the prophet poured.

God. Hebrew Elohirn. App-4 .

Verse 8

him that, &c. = every male.

Verse 9

like the house of Jeroboam, &c. Both these houses had been exterminated (1 Kings 15:29 ; 1 Kings 16:11 ).

Verse 11

one said. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ), some codices, with two early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "they said".

Is all well? Hebrew Is it peace?

Ye know, &c. = Why, ye are in the secret, or ye know all about the man.

man. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .

Verse 13

stairs = steps. Acts 21:30 , Acts 21:40 .

is king = reigneth.

Verse 14

had kept = had been keeping.

Verse 15

was returned. Compare 2 Kings 8:29 .

minds = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . The parenthesis in verses: 2 Kings 9:14-15 is so placed by the Structure. See above.

Verse 17

an horseman, or a charioteer.

Verse 18

What . . . ? Figure of speech Anteisagoge ( App-6 ).

Verse 22

whoredoms = idolatry. Joined together. Compare

witchcrafts = spiritism. Numbers 24:1 ; Numbers 25:1 ; Numbers 31:16 .

Verse 23

turned his hands: i.e. to wheel his chariot round.

Verse 24

between his arms: i.e. between his shoulders.

Verse 25

laid, &c. Compare 1 Kings 21:29 .

burden = a prophetic pronouncement of doom. Compare Isaiah 13:1 ; Isaiah 15:1 ; Isaiah 17:1 .Nahum 1:1 .Habakkuk 1:1 .

Verse 26

the blood of his sons. Additional information here given to that in 1 Kings 21:13 .

saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah's oracle.

plat = portion. Compare 2 Kings 9:21 .

Verse 27

And they did so. Supply Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) thus: "and they smote him".

Verse 28

to Jerusalem. Septuagint reads "and brought him to Jerusalem".

Verse 30

heard of it: i.e. of the murder of her grandson.

face = eyebrows and eyelids.

tired = adorned.

a window = the lattice.

Verse 31

Had Zimri peace . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . See 1 Kings 16:9-20 . Suggesting the wisdom of coming to terms with her.

master = lord.

Verse 34

a king's daughter . A daughter of Eth-baal, king of Zidon (1 Kings 16:31 ).

Verse 36

He spake. Compare 1 Kings 21:23 .

Verse 37

field. Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulg, read "ground".

so that, &c. = [something] of which they shall not say, &c.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/2-kings-9.html. 1909-1922.