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2 Kings 10

Introduction

Overview

2 Kings 10:1, Jehu, by his letters, causes seventy of Ahab’s children to be beheaded; 2 Kings 10:8, He excuses the fact by the prophecy of Elijah; 2 Kings 10:12, At the shearing house he slays two and forty of Ahaziah’s brethren; 2 Kings 10:15, He takes Jehonadab into his company; 2 Kings 10:18, By subtilty he destroys all the worshippers of Baal; 2 Kings 10:29, Jehu follows Jeroboam’s sins; 2 Kings 10:32, Hazael oppresses Israel; 2 Kings 10:34, Jehoahaz succeeds Jehu.

Verse 1

seventy sons: Judges 8:30, Judges 10:4, Judges 12:14

in Samaria: 2 Kings 5:3, 1 Kings 13:32, 1 Kings 16:28, 2 Chronicles 22:9

the rulers: Deuteronomy 16:18, 1 Kings 21:8-2 Chronicles :

them: Heb. nourishers

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:21 - Behold 1 Kings 21:29 - in his son's days Ecclesiastes 6:3 - a man Jeremiah 29:25 - Because Galatians 4:1 - That

Verse 2

as soon: 2 Kings 5:6

Reciprocal: Galatians 4:1 - That

Verse 3

Look even: Deuteronomy 17:14, Deuteronomy 17:15, 1 Samuel 10:24, 1 Samuel 11:15, 2 Samuel 2:8, 2 Samuel 2:9, 1 Kings 1:24, 1 Kings 1:25, 1 Kings 12:20

fight for: 2 Samuel 2:12-Esther :, 1 Kings 12:21, John 18:36

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 18:16 - master

Verse 4

Behold: 2 Kings 9:24, 2 Kings 9:27

how then shall: Isaiah 27:4, Jeremiah 49:19, Nahum 1:6, Luke 14:31

Reciprocal: Job 41:8 - General Luke 14:32 - and desireth

Verse 5

We are thy servants: 2 Kings 18:14, Joshua 9:11, Joshua 9:24, Joshua 9:25, 1 Kings 20:4, 1 Kings 20:32, Jeremiah 27:7, Jeremiah 27:8, Jeremiah 27:17, John 12:26

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:8 - General 1 Samuel 23:20 - our part 1 Chronicles 12:18 - came upon Amasai Isaiah 22:15 - which Luke 14:32 - and desireth

Verse 6

1 Kings 21:8-:

If ye be mine: Heb. If ye be for me, 2 Kings 9:32, Matthew 12:30, Luke 9:50

take ye: Numbers 25:4

your master's sons: Deuteronomy 5:9, Joshua 7:24, Joshua 7:25, Job 21:19, Isaiah 14:21, Isaiah 14:22, Revelation 2:20-Isaiah :

which brought them up: "The rich," says Mr. Morier, "hire a dedeh, or wet nurse for their children. If a boy, the father appoints a steady man from the age of two years to be his laleh, who, I conjecture, must stand in the same capacity as the bringers up of children mentioned in the catastrophe of Ahab's sons. But if it be a daughter, she has a gees sefeed, or white head, attached to her for the same purpose as the laleh."

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 4:7 - took his head 2 Samuel 11:16 - he assigned 2 Samuel 14:30 - And Absalom's 1 Kings 19:17 - the sword of Jehu 1 Kings 21:11 - did as Jezebel 2 Kings 10:14 - Take them alive Job 27:14 - children Proverbs 29:12 - General Daniel 11:26 - that feed

Verse 7

slew seventy: 2 Kings 10:9, 2 Kings 11:1, Judges 9:5-Philemon :, 1 Kings 21:21, 2 Chronicles 21:4, Matthew 14:8-1 Kings :

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 4:7 - took his head 2 Samuel 14:30 - And Absalom's 2 Samuel 20:21 - his head 1 Kings 21:11 - did as Jezebel Psalms 81:6 - from the pots Proverbs 29:12 - General Hosea 1:4 - and I Hosea 7:7 - devoured Habakkuk 2:10 - consulted

Verse 8

there came: 2 Samuel 11:18-Ecclesiastes :, 1 Kings 21:14, Mark 6:28

Lay ye them: Such barbarities are by no means uncommon in the East. "It has been know to occur," says Mr. Morier, "after the combat was over, that prisoners have been put to death in cold blood, in order that the heads, which are immediately despatched to the king, and deposited in heaps at the place gates, might make a more considerable show."

until the morning: Deuteronomy 21:23

Reciprocal: Hosea 1:4 - and I

Verse 9

Ye be righteous: 1 Samuel 12:3, Isaiah 5:3

I conspired: 2 Kings 9:14-Jeremiah :, Hosea 1:4

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:7 - slew seventy

Verse 10

fall unto the earth: 1 Samuel 3:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Jeremiah 44:28, Jeremiah 44:29, Zechariah 1:6, Mark 13:31

the Lord hath done: 2 Kings 9:7-2 Samuel :, 1 Kings 21:19, 1 Kings 21:21-Jeremiah :, 1 Kings 21:29

by: Heb. by the hand of, 2 Kings 9:36, *marg.

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 8:56 - failed 1 Kings 12:15 - that he might 1 Kings 15:29 - he left not 2 Kings 10:14 - Take them alive 2 Kings 10:17 - according 2 Kings 15:12 - And so 2 Chronicles 22:8 - when Jehu Esther 6:10 - let nothing fail Psalms 109:13 - Let his Hosea 1:4 - and I

Verse 11

and: Psalms 125:5, Proverbs 13:20

kinsfolks: or, acquaintance

his priests: 2 Kings 23:20, 1 Kings 18:19, 1 Kings 18:40, 1 Kings 22:6, Revelation 19:20, Revelation 20:10

he left: Joshua 10:30, Joshua 11:8, 1 Kings 14:10, 1 Kings 15:29, 1 Kings 16:11, 1 Kings 21:22, Job 18:19, Psalms 109:13, Isaiah 14:21, Isaiah 14:22

Reciprocal: Joshua 10:39 - he left none 1 Kings 21:8 - the nobles 1 Kings 21:21 - Behold 1 Kings 21:29 - in his son's days 2 Kings 10:14 - Take them alive 2 Kings 10:17 - he slew 2 Kings 10:19 - all his priests 2 Kings 21:13 - the plummet Isaiah 40:24 - they shall not be planted Hosea 1:4 - and I

Verse 12

shearing house: Heb. house of shepherds binding sheep, 2 Kings 10:12

Verse 13

met with: Heb. found

the brethren: 2 Kings 8:24, 2 Kings 8:29, 2 Kings 9:21-Daniel :, 2 Chronicles 21:17, 2 Chronicles 22:1-2 Samuel :

salute: Heb. the peace of, etc

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:15 - lighted on 2 Chronicles 22:6 - to see Jehoram Psalms 109:14 - let not Jeremiah 41:5 - came Acts 25:13 - unto

Verse 14

Take them alive: 2 Kings 10:6, 2 Kings 10:10, 2 Kings 10:11, 1 Kings 20:18

neither left: 2 Kings 8:18, 2 Kings 11:1, 2 Chronicles 22:8, 2 Chronicles 22:10

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 22:6 - to see Jehoram Psalms 109:14 - let not Jeremiah 41:5 - came Hosea 7:7 - devoured

Verse 15

lighted on: Heb. found, 2 Kings 10:13, 2 Kings 9:21, *marg.

Jehonadab: Jeremiah 35:6, Jeremiah 35:8, Jeremiah 35:14-Psalms :, Jonadab

Rechab: 1 Chronicles 2:55

saluted: Heb. blessed, Genesis 31:55, Genesis 47:7, Genesis 47:10

Is thine heart right: 1 Chronicles 12:17, 1 Chronicles 12:18, John 21:15-Esther :, Galatians 4:12

give me: Ezra 10:19, Ezekiel 17:18, Galatians 2:9

he took him: Jehu asked for the hand of Jehonadab not merely for the purpose of assisting him into the chariot, but that he might give him an assurance that he would assist him in the prosecution of his desires; for giving the hand is considered as a pledge of friendship and fidelity, or a form of entering into a contract, among all nations. Mr. Bruce relates, that when he entreated the protection of a sheikh, the great people who were assembled came, "and after joining hands, repeated a kind of prayer, of about two minutes long; by which they declared themselves and their children accursed, if ever they lifted their hands against me in the tell, (or field) in the desert, or on the river; or, in case that I, or mine, should fly to them for refuge, if they did not protect us at the risk of their lives, their families, and their fortunes, or, as they emphatically expressed it, to the death of the last male child among them." Another striking instance occurs in Ockley's History of the Saracens. Telha, just before he died, asked one of Ali's men if he belonged to the emperor of the faithful; and being informed that he did, "Give me then," said he, "your hand, that I may put mine in it, and by this action renew the oath of fidelity which I have already made to Ali." Acts 8:31

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 20:33 - and he caused 2 Kings 10:23 - Jehonadab Psalms 94:16 - rise up Jeremiah 35:2 - the house Lamentations 5:6 - given

Verse 16

Come with me: 2 Kings 10:31, 2 Kings 9:7-1 Samuel :, Numbers 23:4, Numbers 24:13-Nehemiah :, 1 Kings 19:10, 1 Kings 19:14, 1 Kings 19:17, Proverbs 27:2, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 6:2, Matthew 6:5, Romans 10:2

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 21:2 - in his zeal 2 Kings 9:20 - for he driveth Jeremiah 35:2 - the house Jeremiah 35:6 - Ye shall Hosea 8:2 - General Matthew 6:1 - to be Matthew 20:14 - thine Matthew 23:5 - all Luke 9:54 - wilt Luke 18:12 - fast Acts 8:31 - And he Philippians 3:6 - zeal James 3:14 - and lie

Verse 17

he slew: 2 Kings 10:11, 2 Kings 9:8, 2 Chronicles 22:8, Psalms 109:8, Psalms 109:9, Malachi 4:1

according: 2 Kings 10:10, 2 Kings 9:25, 2 Kings 9:26, 1 Kings 21:21

Reciprocal: Judges 9:5 - slew Hosea 1:4 - and I

Verse 18

Ahab served Baal: 2 Kings 3:2, 1 Kings 16:31, 1 Kings 16:32, 1 Kings 18:19, 1 Kings 18:22, 1 Kings 18:40

Jehu: Job 13:7, Romans 3:8, Philippians 4:8

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:19 - But Jehu 2 Kings 17:16 - Baal 2 Kings 21:3 - he reared Matthew 2:8 - that

Verse 19

all the prophets: 2 Kings 3:13, 1 Kings 22:6

all his servants: 2 Kings 10:21

all his priests: 2 Kings 10:11

But Jehu: 2 Kings 10:18, Job 13:7, Proverbs 29:5, 2 Corinthians 4:2, 2 Corinthians 11:3, 2 Corinthians 11:13-Ezra :, 2 Corinthians 12:16-Job :, 1 Thessalonians 2:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 27:35 - General Matthew 2:8 - that Luke 16:8 - done Romans 11:4 - Baal

Verse 20

Proclaim: Heb. Sanctify, 1 Kings 18:19, 1 Kings 18:20, 1 Kings 21:12, Joel 1:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 32:5 - made proclamation Leviticus 23:2 - proclaim Numbers 22:22 - God's 2 Kings 3:3 - he cleaved Joel 2:15 - sanctify Romans 11:4 - Baal

Verse 21

And they came: Joel 3:2, Joel 3:11-2 Chronicles :, Revelation 16:16

the house of Baal: 1 Kings 16:32

full from one end to another: or, so full that they stood mouth to mouth, Judges 16:27

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:19 - all his servants

Verse 22

vestments: Exodus 28:2, Matthew 22:11, Matthew 22:12

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 22:14 - wardrobe Zephaniah 1:8 - strange

Verse 23

Jehonadab: 2 Kings 10:15

the worshippers: Matthew 13:30, Matthew 13:41, Matthew 25:32, Matthew 25:33

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 3:6 - Abner

Verse 24

If any of the men: 1 Kings 20:30-Luke :

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 20:39 - thy life Ezekiel 9:1 - Cause

Verse 25

Go in: Exodus 32:27, Deuteronomy 13:6-1 Kings :, Ezekiel 9:5-Judges :

let: Ezekiel 22:21, Ezekiel 22:22, Revelation 16:6, Revelation 16:7

edge: Heb. mouth

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:40 - Take 2 Kings 23:20 - he slew 2 Chronicles 23:14 - whoso followeth her 2 Chronicles 23:17 - the house of Baal

Verse 26

images: Heb. statues, 1 Kings 14:23, *marg.

and burned them: 2 Kings 19:18, 2 Samuel 5:21

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 16:32 - the house of Baal 2 Kings 3:2 - Baal 2 Kings 11:18 - went 2 Chronicles 28:2 - For he walked 2 Chronicles 34:4 - graves

Verse 27

brake down the image: 2 Kings 18:4, 2 Kings 23:7-2 Chronicles :, Leviticus 26:30, Deuteronomy 7:5, Deuteronomy 7:25, 1 Kings 16:32, 2 Chronicles 34:3-Judges :

made it a draught house: This was an ancient mode of degradation, which still continues in the East; and we are informed, that Abbas the Great, king of Persia, having conquered Bagdad, treated the tomb of Hanifah, one of the fathers of the church among the Turks, in a similar manner. Ezra 6:11, Daniel 2:5, Daniel 3:29

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:45 - break down 2 Kings 23:6 - the graves 2 Chronicles 34:4 - graves Matthew 15:17 - and is

Verse 28

Reciprocal: Hosea 2:13 - the days

Verse 29

am 3120-3148, bc 884-856

the sins: 2 Kings 13:2, 2 Kings 13:11, 2 Kings 14:24, 2 Kings 15:9, 2 Kings 15:18, 2 Kings 15:24, 2 Kings 15:28, 2 Kings 17:22, 1 Kings 12:28-Amos :, 1 Kings 13:33, 1 Kings 13:34, 1 Kings 14:16

made Israel: Genesis 20:9, Exodus 32:21, 1 Samuel 2:24, Mark 6:24-Ezekiel :, 1 Corinthians 8:9-1 Chronicles :, Galatians 2:12, Galatians 2:13

the golden calves: Exodus 32:4, Hosea 8:5, Hosea 8:6, Hosea 10:5, Hosea 13:2

in Bethel: 1 Kings 12:29

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:31 - he departed 2 Kings 13:6 - departed 2 Chronicles 1:17 - the kings Ezekiel 23:8 - whoredoms Hosea 1:4 - and I Hosea 8:2 - General Amos 8:14 - sin

Verse 30

Because thou hast: 1 Kings 21:29, Ezekiel 29:18-Proverbs :, Hosea 1:4

according to all that: 1 Samuel 15:18-Jeremiah :, 1 Kings 20:42, 1 Kings 21:22

thy children: 2 Kings 10:35, 2 Kings 13:1, 2 Kings 13:10, 2 Kings 14:23, 2 Kings 15:8-:

Reciprocal: Numbers 31:3 - avenge the Lord Deuteronomy 17:20 - right hand Deuteronomy 21:9 - when thou shalt 1 Kings 16:7 - because he killed him 1 Kings 21:21 - Behold 2 Kings 15:12 - the word Jeremiah 34:15 - ye Ezekiel 29:20 - served Matthew 20:14 - thine

Verse 31

took no heed: Heb. observed not, Deuteronomy 4:15, Deuteronomy 4:23, 1 Kings 2:4, Psalms 39:1, Psalms 119:9, Proverbs 4:23, Hebrews 2:1, Hebrews 12:15

walk: Deuteronomy 5:33, Deuteronomy 10:12, Deuteronomy 10:13, 2 Chronicles 6:16, Nehemiah 10:29, Psalms 78:10, Ezekiel 36:27, Daniel 9:10

he departed: 2 Kings 10:29, 2 Kings 3:3, 1 Kings 14:16

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 4:29 - with all Deuteronomy 21:9 - when thou shalt 1 Samuel 2:24 - ye make 2 Samuel 21:2 - in his zeal 1 Kings 12:30 - became a sin 1 Kings 13:34 - became sin 1 Kings 15:29 - he left not 1 Kings 16:7 - because he killed him 2 Kings 10:16 - Come with me 2 Kings 15:9 - as his 2 Kings 17:2 - but not as the kings 2 Kings 17:22 - walked in all the sins 2 Kings 23:15 - the altar Jeremiah 34:15 - ye Matthew 6:1 - to be Matthew 20:14 - thine Luke 9:54 - wilt James 3:14 - and lie

Verse 32

cut: Heb. cut off the ends of

Hazael: 2 Kings 8:12, 2 Kings 13:22, 1 Kings 19:17

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:19 - we will 2 Kings 13:7 - the king 2 Kings 15:37 - began Psalms 107:39 - oppression Proverbs 14:28 - General Amos 1:3 - because Amos 4:10 - your young Mark 14:71 - General

Verse 33

eastward: Heb. toward the rising of the sun

the land of Gilead: Numbers 32:33-Luke :, Deuteronomy 3:12-Esther :, Joshua 13:9-2 Kings :

even: or, even to, Amos 1:3, Amos 1:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 32:19 - we will 2 Kings 8:12 - the evil 1 Chronicles 5:18 - Reuben Proverbs 14:28 - General Jeremiah 49:1 - their king

Verse 34

2 Kings 12:19, 2 Kings 13:8 1 Kings 11:41, 1 Kings 14:19, 1 Kings 14:29

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 14:15 - the rest 1 Chronicles 29:30 - his might 2 Chronicles 35:27 - deeds

Verse 35

am 3148, bc 856

Jehu slept: 2 Samuel 7:12, 1 Kings 1:21, 1 Kings 2:10, 1 Kings 14:20, 1 Kings 14:31

Jehoahaz: 2 Kings 13:1, 2 Kings 13:7, 2 Kings 13:8

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:30 - thy children 2 Kings 13:9 - buried him 2 Kings 14:15 - the rest

Verse 36

the time: Heb. the days were, 2 Kings 10:36

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 13:1 - three and twentieth year

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-kings-10.html.