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2 Kings 14:26

For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, which was very bitter; for there was neither bond nor free, nor was there any helper for Israel.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - God Continued...;   Jeroboam;   Prophecy;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jeroboam;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Amos;   Hosea;   Jeroboam;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jonah;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Amos;   Damascus;   Hazael;   Jehoahaz;   Jeroboam;   Jonah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Affliction;   Amos;   Jeroboam;   Jonah;   Lo-Debar;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Jeroboam;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Damascus;   Jeroboam (2) ;   Joash ;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jeroboam;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Jonah, Book of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Lord saw the affliction of Israel - It appears that about this time Israel had been greatly reduced; and great calamities had fallen upon all indiscriminately; even the diseased and captives in the dungeon had the hand of God heavy upon them, and there was no helper; and then God sent Jonah to encourage them, and to assure them of better days. He was the first of the prophets, after Samuel, whose writings are preserved; yet the prophecy delivered on this occasion is not extant; for what is now in the prophecies of Jonah, relates wholly to Nineveh.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-14.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

The affliction of Israel - That which the Israelites had suffered for two reigns at the hands of the Syrians 2 Kings 10:32-33; 2 Kings 13:3, 2Kings 13:7,2 Kings 13:22.

There was not any shut up, nor any left - A phrase implying complete depopulation (see the marginal reference note; 1 Kings 14:10), but here meaning no more than extreme depression and weakness.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "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

For the Lord saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter,.... Being sorely oppressed by their enemies, especially the Syrians; and he was moved to have compassion upon them, and show mercy to them: for, there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel: they were in the most forlorn and helpless condition; See Gill on Deuteronomy 32:36.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-14.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, [that it was] very bitter: for [there was] not any m shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

(m) Read (1 Kings 14:10).
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-14.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

Was bitter — Whereby he was moved to pity and help them, though they were an unworthy people.

Nor any left — Both towns and country were utterly laid waste.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "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 14:26 For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, [that it was] very bitter: for [there was] not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

Ver. 26. For the Lord saw, &c., ] sc., In the days of Jehoahaz, when, likely, Jonah was sent with the above said prophecy.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". 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

It was very bitter; whereby he was moved to pity and help them, though they were an unworthy people.

There was not any shut up, nor any left: See Poole "Deuteronomy 32:36"; See Poole "1 Kings 14:10"; See Poole "1 Kings 21:21".

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". 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

26.Not any shut up, nor any left — On this idiomatic phrase, see 1 Kings 14:10, note. Israel had become reduced to great extremities; the prisoner and the free seemed gone, and thus was fulfilled in them a prophecy of Moses. Compare Deuteronomy 32:36.

Nor any helper — No God-sent deliverer, or “saviour,” (comp. 2 Kings 13:5; 2 Kings 19:25,) to effectually deliver them from the oppression of the Syrians. Joash had thrice smitten Syria, but as the dying Elisha prophesied, he secured no permanent victory.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-14.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

In prison is not expressed in the original, (Calmet) which has, "not any shut up, nor last." Neither those who had strong castles, nor the poorest people, were exempt from suffering. (Haydock) --- None durst appear, 3 Kings xiv. 10. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-14.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

not any shut up, nor any left = not any [place] strengthened or fortified. See note on Exodus 23:5. Deuteronomy 32:36. 1 Kings 14:10.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-14.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.

For the Lord saw the affiction of Israel, that it was very bitter [ `aaniy (Hebrew #6040) Yisraa'eel (Hebrew #3478) moreh (Hebrew #4784) m

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "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

(26) Affliction.—Better, oppression.

Bitter.—So the LXX., Syriac, and Vulg. Better, stubborn, and so, inveterate, unyielding, enduring. (Comp. Deuteronomy 21:18-20.) Targum, “hard;” Arabic, “strong” or “violent.”

For there was . . . left.—Comp. Note on 1 Kings 14:10.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-14.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

For the LORD saw the affliction of Israel, that it was very bitter: for there was not any shut up, nor any left, nor any helper for Israel.
saw the affliction
13:4; Exodus 3:7,9; Judges 10:16; Psalms 106:43-45; Isaiah 63:9
not any shut
Deuteronomy 32:36; 1 Kings 14:10; 21:21
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:8 - him that is shut up;  1 Chronicles 12:1 - while he yet;  Psalm 106:44 - GeneralPsalm 107:39 - oppression;  Lamentations 1:9 - behold;  Hosea 8:10 - for;  Amos 5:15 - the remnant

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 14:26". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-14.html.