Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 3:10

Then the king of Israel said, "Alas! For the Lord has called these three kings to give them into the hand of Moab."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Moabites;   Thompson Chain Reference - Jehoshaphat;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Water;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Mesha;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Elisha;   Moab;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Elisha;   Jehoram;   Jehoshaphat;   Moabite Stone;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Dibon;   Judah, Kingdom of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - King, Kingship;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Kir-Hareseth;   Mesha;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Edom, Edomites;   Jehoshaphat;   Medeba;   Mesha;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Joram, Jehoram;   Mesha ;   Moab, Moabites ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Kirharaseth;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Armor;   Arms;   Jehoshaphat;   Mesha;   Moab;   Samaria;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Eli'sha;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

The Lord hath called these three kings together - That is, This is a Divine judgment; God has judicially blinded us, and permitted us to take this journey to our destruction.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-3.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the king of Israel said, alas!.... Lamenting their sad case, as being desperate; and the rather he was the more concerned, as he was the principal who had drawn the other kings into this affair, though he throws it upon the Lord and his providence:

that the Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hands of Moab; into whose hands they must inevitably fall, if they could have no water to refresh them; since they would be so weak as not to be able to stand a battle with them, and be dispersed here and there in search of water, and so fall into their hands. Extreme thirst is intolerable. It is reportedF5Plutarch. in Apothegm. of Lysimachus, that he delivered himself and his army into the hands of the enemy for a draught of water. Leo AfricanusF6Descriptio Africae, l. 1. p. 75. relates, that in the desert of Azaoad stand two marble pillars, testifying that a rich merchant bought of a carrier of wares a cup of water at the price of 10,000 ducats; but there not being water sufficient neither for the one nor the other, they were both died with thirst.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-3.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

Observe the daring impiety of the king of Israel, in charging this plan of his own upon the Lord. Oh! how disposed the mind of man is to evil.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/2-kings-3.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 3:10 And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!

Ver. 10. Alas! that the Lord hath called.] Vox est admirantis et desperantis, saith Vatablus. He seeketh to lay the blame upon the Lord: though it were himself especially that brought the army into that distress. "The wickedness of a man perverteth his way, and his heart fretteth against the Lord." [Proverbs 19:3]

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-3.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

So he chargeth his calamity upon God; and not upon himself, whose sins were the true and proper causes of it.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-3.html. 1685.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(10) That.—Omit (kî, emphatically introducing the assertion).

Together.—Omit.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-3.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!
the Lord
6:33; Genesis 4:13; Psalms 78:34-36; Proverbs 19:3; Isaiah 8:21; 51:20
Reciprocal: Joshua 7:7 - wherefore;  2 Kings 3:13 - Nay;  2 Kings 6:5 - master

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 3:10". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-3.html.