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2 Kings 14:10

You have indeed defeated Edom, and your heart has become proud. Enjoy your glory and stay at home; for why should you provoke trouble so that you, even you, would fall, and Judah with you?"
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Edomites;   Heart;   Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Jehoash;   Pride;   Sarcasm;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ambition;   Worldly;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Busy-Bodies;   Edomites, the;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Amaziah;   Parable;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Glory;   Jehoash;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Amaziah;   Jehoash;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Fable;   Lift;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Amaziah ;   Joash ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Amaziah;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Amaziah;   Elath;   Glory;   Jehoash;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Allegory in the Old Testament;   Amaziah, King of Judah;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Glory of this, and tarry at home - There is a vast deal of insolent dignity in this remonstrance of Jehoash: but it has nothing conciliatory; no proposal of making amends for the injury his army had done to the unoffending inhabitants of Judah. The ravages committed by the army of Jehoash were totally unprovoked, and they were base and cowardly; they fell upon women, old men, and children, and butchered them in cold blood, for all the effective men were gone off with their king against the Edomites. The quarrel of Amaziah was certainly just, yet he was put to the rout; he did meddle to his hurt; he fell, and Judah fell with him, as Jehoash had said: but why was this? Why it came of God; for he had brought the gods of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burnt incense to them; therefore God delivered them into the hands of their enemies, because they sought after the gods of Edom, 2 Chronicles 25:14, 2 Chronicles 25:20. This was the reason why the Israelites triumphed.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Glory of this … - literally, “Be honored;” i. e. “Enjoy thy honor … be content with it.” “Why wilt thou meddle with misfortune?”

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-14.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up,.... Swelled him with pride and vanity on account of the victory he had obtained over the Edomites; which pride was at the bottom of his message to him, and that goes before a fall: Proverbs 16:18.

glory of this, and tarry at home; be content with the glory of it, and boast of it at home, but do not swagger abroad, and insult thy neighbours:

for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee? suggesting to him, that he had better be quiet, since it would be to the harm, if not the ruin, of him and his kingdom.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: f glory [of this], and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to [thy] hurt, that thou shouldest fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?

(f) Brag of the victory, so that you stay at home and do not provoke me.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-14.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

Glory — Content thyself with that glory, and let not thine ambition betray thee to ruin.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/2-kings-14.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 14:10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory [of this], and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to [thy] hurt, that thou shouldest fall, [even] thou, and Judah with thee?

Ver. 10. And thine heart hath lifted thee up.] Here vice correcteth sin, as we say. Calcat Amaziae fastum, at maiori cum fastu: for by this scornful answer it appeareth that Jehoash was every whit as proud and bold as Amaziah.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-14.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Glory of this; content thyself with that glory and success, and let not thine ambition betray thee to ruin.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-14.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

10.Thine heart hath lifted thee up — The king of Israel, with keen insight, discerned the real ground of Amaziah’s pride and insolence. His recent victory had lifted him up — filled him with pride, and he thought himself unconquerable.

Why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt — Gesenius renders: Wherefore shouldest thou contend with calamity. רעה, here rendered hurt, is represented as the foe with whom he meddles, or contends. Why, he asks, shouldest thou engage in strife with misfortune?

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-14.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 14:10. Thou hast indeed smitten Edom — A weak, unarmed, undisciplined body of men; and therefore thou thinkest thou canst carry all before thee, and subdue the regular forces of Israel with as much ease. Thy heart hath lifted thee up — Here lies the root of all sin; it is in the heart; thence it proceeds, and that must bear the blame. It is not providence, the event, the occasion, whatever it is, that makes men proud, or secure, or discontented, or the like; but it is their own heart that doth it. Thou art proud of the blow thou hast given to Edom, as if that had made thee formidable to all mankind. Glory of this, and tarry at home — Content thyself with that glory and success, and let not thy ambition betray thee to thy ruin. For why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt? — As fools often do. Many would have wealth and honour enough, if they did but know when they have enough. That thou shouldest fall, and Judah with thee — He warns him of the consequence; that it would be fatal, not to himself only, but to his kingdom, which he ought to protect.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-14.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Home, to boast of thy victory, (Haydock) but do not offer to molest others. (Calmet) --- God permitted that Amasias should pay no attention to this advice, nor to the prophet who reproached him for adoring the idols which he had brought from Edom, 2 Paralipomenon xxv. 14.

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-14.html. 1859.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-14.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) Thou hast indeed smitten—i.e., thou hast thoroughly worsted; gained a brilliant victory over Edom. (The “indeed” qualifies “smitten.”)

Hath lifted.—Rather, lifteth.

Glory of this, and tarry at home.—Literally, be honoured, and abide in thine own house, i.e., be content with the glory thou hast achieved. Rest on thy laurels, and do not risk them by further enterprises which may not turn out so favourably. So the Vulg. Thenius explains: “Show thy might at home,” referring to the LXX. (Comp. 2 Samuel 6:20).

For why shouldest thou meddle to thine hurt?—Rather, and why shouldst thou challenge or provoke (literally, attack, Deuteronomy 2:5) disaster?

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thine heart hath lifted thee up: glory of this, and tarry at home: for why shouldest thou meddle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, even thou, and Judah with thee?
thine heart
Deuteronomy 8:14; 2 Chronicles 26:16; 32:25; Proverbs 16:18; Ezekiel 38:2,5,17; Daniel 5:20-23; Habakkuk 2:4; James 4:6
glory of this
Exodus 8:9; Jeremiah 9:23,24; James 1:9
home
Heb. thy house. why shouldest.
2 Chronicles 35:21; Proverbs 3:30; 15:18; 17:14; 20:3; 25:8; 26:17; Luke 14:31,32
Reciprocal: Genesis 27:40 - serve;  Deuteronomy 17:20 - his heart;  Judges 9:52 - General2 Samuel 2:22 - wherefore;  Proverbs 13:10 - Only;  Ecclesiastes 8:9 - there is;  Daniel 5:23 - lifted;  Daniel 11:12 - his heart;  Habakkuk 2:5 - keepeth;  1 Timothy 3:6 - lest

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-14.html.