Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 21:12

therefore thus says the Lord , the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am bringing such calamity on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears will tingle.
New American Standard Version

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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Israel, Prophecies Concerning;   Manasseh;   Rulers;   The Topic Concordance - Evil;   Idolatry;   Wickedness;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Jerusalem;   Kings;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Baal;   Idol, idolatry;   Judah, tribe and kingdom;   King;   Manasseh, king of judah;   Uncleanness;   Zephaniah;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Amos, Theology of;   Chronicles, Theology of;   Evil;   Gods and Goddesses, Pagan;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Kings, the Books of;   Manasseh (2);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Apocrypha;   Baal;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Manasseh;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Chronicles, I;   Israel;   Text, Versions, and Languages of Ot;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ezekiel, Book of;   Manasseh ;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Manasseh;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ear;   High Place;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Both his ears shall tingle - תצלנה titstsalnah ; something expressive of the sound in what we call, from the same sensation, the tingling of the ears. This is the consequence of having the ears suddenly pierced with a loud and shrill noise; the ears seem to ring for some time after. The prophets spoke to them vehemently, so that the sound seemed to be continued even when they had left off speaking. This was a faithful and solemn testimony.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-21.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel,.... Who, though kind and gracious to Israel as their covenant God, is yet just and righteous, as well as he is a sovereign Being and Lord of all:

behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle; it will make such a noise in the world, and be so horrible and terrible; and if, he report of it would be so dreadful as to make a man's ears tingle, and his heart tremble, what must it be to endure it! Ezekiel 22:14.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-21.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I [am] bringing [such] evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall c tingle.

(c) Meaning, that whoever hears of this great plague, will be astonished.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-21.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle — a strong metaphorical form of announcing an extraordinary and appalling event (see 1 Samuel 3:11; Jeremiah 19:3; also Habakkuk 1:5).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 21:12 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I [am] bringing [such] evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.

Ver. 12. Therefore thus saith the Lord.] God loveth to signify beforehand, saith the historian, and he therefore threateneth that he may not punish, saith a father.

Both his ears shall tingle.] He shall fall into a swoon through horror and dolor. See 1 Samuel 3:11.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-21.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

By the great commotion which such terrible reports shall cause in the hearts and heads of the hearers. See Poole "1 Samuel 3:11"; See Poole "Jeremiah 19:3".

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-21.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

12.Ears shall tingle — So amazed shall he be at the terrible tidings. Compare 1 Samuel 3:11, note.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-21.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Tingle, through astonishment, as if he had been stunned with too loud a noise, 1 Kings iii. 11. (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-21.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

Behold Figure of speech Asterismos. App-6.

both his ears, &c. Compare 1 Samuel 3:11.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-21.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.

Whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle - a strong metaphorical form of announcing an extraordinary and appalling event (see 1 Samuel 3:11; Jeremiah 19:3; also Habakkuk 1:5).

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-21.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(12) Whosoever heareth of it.—Literally, his hearers. Many MSS. And the Heb. margin read her (i.e., its) hearer.

Both his ears shall tingle.—The dreadful news shall affect him like a sharp piercing sound. (See the same metaphor in 1 Samuel 3:11; Jeremiah 19:3.)

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-21.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever heareth of it, both his ears shall tingle.
I am bringing
22:16; Daniel 9:12; Micah 3:12
whosoever
1 Samuel 3:11; Isaiah 28:16; Jeremiah 19:3; Amos 3:2; Matthew 24:21,22; Luke 23:28,29; Revelation 6:15-17
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 24:2 - according;  2 Chronicles 34:24 - I will bring;  Ezra 5:12 - But after;  Psalm 10:15 - seek;  Psalm 79:1 - the heathen;  Isaiah 28:19 - and it;  Ezekiel 7:5 - GeneralEzekiel 21:7 - For the

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 21:12". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-21.html.