Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 10:10

Know then that there shall fall to the earth nothing of the word of the Lord , which the Lord spoke concerning the house of Ahab, for the Lord has done what He spoke through His servant Elijah."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Enthusiasm;   Homicide;   Jehu;   Prophets;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ahab;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Prophets;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezreel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Jehu;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jezreel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jehu;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jezreel ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Word;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Shall fall to the earth - i. e., “Shall remain unfulfilled” (compare the marginal reference). Jehu and others were but executing the word of the Lord.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-10.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Know now, that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of Ahab,.... He would have them observe, that all this, and what else should follow of the same kind, were and would be brought about by the providence of God, according to divine predictions, and as just punishments on Ahab's family for their sins; and therefore neither he nor others were to be blamed for what was done, since they were only instruments made use of by the Lord, who both foretold all this, and gave orders for the execution of it:

for the Lord hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah; see 1 Kings 21:21.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-10.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 10:10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done [that] which he spake by his servant Elijah.

Ver. 10. Know now.] Non meo instinctu, sod Dei impulsu factum, that it is not my doings, but the Lord’s; neither is it to be accounted cruelty in me, but zeal and justice, since by my default (see that it do not by yours.)

There shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Lord … concerning the house of Ahab.] Think the same of any other of God’s threatenings, which shall surely have their accomplishment, [Zephaniah 3:5] neither is his forbearance any quittance.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-10.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

But the truth is, neither I nor they are to be blamed; nor you that assisted and encouraged me herein; for this is not man’s work, but God’s, and done by his command. He mentions

Elijah rather than Elisha; partly because Elijah was now dead, and therefore his name and memory was more sacred than Elisha’s, who was yet alive; this being the common humour and folly of mankind, to value and honour those that are dead, whom they contemned whilst they lived; and partly because Elijah’s prophecy was known, and public, and famous; when Elisha’s was delivered in a corner, and that not from his own mouth, but by one of the sons of the prophets.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-10.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.The Lord hath done — This language confirms our exposition of the preceding verse. Jehu wishes the people to understand that these massacres are no work of private revenge, but a most signal fulfilling of Jehovah’s word by the prophet Elijah. See 1 Kings 21:19-29. Strange that the man, who so clearly recognized his mission as a minister of Divine judgment, utterly failed to see that by cleaving to the sins of Jeroboam he exposed himself to the same judgment, and that, sooner or later, Divine righteousness would “avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu.” Compare note on 2 Kings 10:29-30.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-10.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

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.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-10.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) Fall unto the earth.—As a dead thing; man, bird, or beast. (Comp. Matthew 10:29.)

Nothing of the word of the Lord.—No part of Elijah’s prediction shall fail of accomplishment.

For the Lord hath done.—Rather, and Jehovah, He hath done; or, and Jehovah it is who hath done.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah.
fall unto the earth
1 Samuel 3:19; 15:29; Jeremiah 44:28,29; Zechariah 1:6; Mark 13:31
the Lord hath done
9:7-10; 1 Kings 21:19,21-24,29
by
Heb. by the hand of.
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;  Psalm 109:13 - Let his;  Hosea 1:4 - and I

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