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Bible Commentaries
1 Kings 22

Everett's Study Notes on the Holy ScripturesEverett's Study Notes

Verses 1-53

1 Kings 22:17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.

1 Kings 22:17 Comments - Jesus pictured the children of Israel as sheep having no shepherd during His ministry on earth (Matthew 9:36, Mark 6:34). The nation of Israel is described as sheep (Numbers 27:17, 1 Chronicles 18:16).

Matthew 9:36, “But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

Mark 6:34, “And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.”


Numbers 27:17, “Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.”

2 Chronicles 18:16, “Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.”

1 Kings 22:48-49 Comments Divine Intervention - 2 Chronicles 20:36-37 says the Lord broke up this evil work between kings Ahaziah and Jehoshaphat.

2 Chronicles 20:36-37, “And he joined himself with him to make ships to go to Tarshish: and they made the ships in Eziongeber. Then Eliezer the son of Dodavah of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, Because thou hast joined thyself with Ahaziah, the LORD hath broken thy works . And the ships were broken, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.”

1 Kings 22:51-53 The Reign of Ahaziah Over Israel (853-852 B.C.) 1 Kings 22:51-53 records the story of Ahaziah reigning over Israel.

Bibliographical Information
Everett, Gary H. "Commentary on 1 Kings 22". Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/ghe/1-kings-22.html. 2013.
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