Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 10:17

When he came to Samaria, he killed all who remained to Ahab in Samaria, until he had destroyed him, according to the word of the Lord which He spoke to Elijah.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Enthusiasm;   Homicide;   Inconsistency;   Jehu;   Jonadab;   Religion;   Samaria;   Zeal, Religious;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Rechabites;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Jehu;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehonadab;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Rechabites;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jehu;   Rechab, Rechabites;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jehonadab;   Jehu;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jehon'adab;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Compare 2 Kings 10:11. Thus was finally completed the political revolution which transferred the throne from the house of Omri to that of Nimshi, the fifth of the royal families of Israel.

According to the saying of the Lord - This emphatic reiteration (compare 2 Kings 10:10) marks, first, how in the mind of the writer all this history is viewed as deriving its special interest from its being so full and complete an accomplishment of Elijah‘s prophecies; and, secondly, how at the time Jehu carefully put forward the plea that what he did had this object. It does not indicate that a single-minded wish to execute God‘s will was Jehu‘s predominate motive. Probably, even where he most strictly fulfilled the letter of prophecies, he was working for himself, not for God; and hence, vengeance was denounced upon his house even for the very “blood of Jezreel” Hosea 1:4.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". "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

And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria,.... All that were in any connection with him, as related to his family, or as ministers of his in civil or religious things:

till he had destroyed him; his whole house, as he was ordered:

according to the word of the Lord, which he spake to Elijah; which is observed, to show the exact fulfilment of prophecy, see 1 Kings 21:21.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". "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 10:17 And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the LORD, which he spake to Elijah.

Ver. 17. He slew all that remained.] See on 2 Kings 10:11.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". 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

All that remained unto Ahab; either all his household; or rather, all his kindred and relations, though more remote from him.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". 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

17.All that remained unto Ahab in Samaria — That is, all relatives or adherents and partisans of Ahab’s family that were not included in the seventy persons (2 Kings 10:7) whom the nobles had slain.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-10.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 10:17. He slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria — Either all his household, or, rather, all his kindred and relations, though more remote from him. This he did, no doubt, under pretence of zeal for God, and to fulfil the prophecy of Elijah; but there is too much reason to apprehend, from several of his actions, and, indeed, his general conduct, that in this, as well as in several of the other slaughters which he made, his chief motive was to secure the kingdom to himself and his posterity.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-10.html. 1857.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(17) And when he came . . . he slew.—Literally. And he entered Samaria, and smote.

Ahab.—Again put for the house or family so called. Some MSS. and the Syriac express it so, reading “the house of Ahab.” (Comp. 1 Kings 15:29.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-10.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the LORD, which he spake to Elijah.
he slew
11; 9:8; 2 Chronicles 22:8; Psalms 109:8,9; Malachi 4:1
according
10; 9:25,26; 1 Kings 21:21
Reciprocal: Judges 9:5 - slew;  Hosea 1:4 - and I

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 10:17". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-10.html.