Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 9:15

but King Joram had returned to Jezreel to be healed of the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted on him when he fought with Hazael king of Aram. So Jehu said, "If this is your mind, then let no one escape or leave the city to go tell it in Jezreel."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Church and State;   Conspiracy;   Decision;   Jehu;   Jezreel;   Joram;   Ramoth-Gilead;   Usurpation;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Syria;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Jehoram;   Jehu;   Phoenicia;   Ramoth-gilead;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Mind/reason;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehoram;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jezreel (1);   Kings, the Books of;   Ramoth Gilead;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Hazael;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Jehu;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hazael ;   Jehu ;   Jezebel ;   Jezreel ;   Joram, Jehoram;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Ramothgilead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Hazael;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jeho'ram;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Hazael;   Jehoram;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Joram;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

But King Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel,.... As is recorded, 2 Kings 8:29 and here repeated for the reason above given:

and Jehu said, if it be your minds; to engage one and all, and heartily, in this conspiracy, and to make me king:

then let none go forth nor escape out of the city, to go to tell it in Jezreel; that so Joram might be surprised unawares, and have no opportunity either of fleeing or of preparing for his defence.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-9.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 9:15 But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, [then] let none go forth [nor] escape out of the city to go to tell [it] in Jezreel.

Ver. 15. Of the wounds which the Syrians had given him.] Kings in those days ventured their own persons very far in battles. Joram’s both wounds and absence from his army made much for Jehu’s purpose.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-9.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

When he fought with Hazael; when he came with an army, either to retake the city taken by Joram, or to raise the siege. Out of the city; or, from the city; either from within the city, or from before it, from the siege or army.

To go to tell it in Jezreel; that we may surprise him, and so more easily subdue him.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-9.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

15.Let none go forth — Here we observe Jehu’s prompt and decisive action which had so much to do with his success. He would take Joram by surprise, and be himself the first messenger to announce his fall.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-9.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

was returned. Compare 2 Kings 8:29.

minds = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13. The parenthesis in verses: 2 Kings 9:14-15 is so placed by the Structure. See above.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-9.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel.

No JFB commentary on this verse.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/2-kings-9.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(15) If it be your minds.—Literally, if it be your soul; some MSS., “if it be with your soul,” as in Genesis 23:8. The Vulg. paraphrases correctly, si vobis placet.

Let none go forth.—Literally, let not a fugitive go forth. This proves that Ramoth was in the hands of the Israelite army. If they were besieging the city, as Josephus relates, Jehu’s command is unintelligible.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel.
Joram
Heb. Jehoram. returned.
8:29; 2 Chronicles 22:6
had given
Heb. smote. none go forth. Heb. no escaper go forth.
1 Samuel 27:9-11
Reciprocal: Joshua 19:18 - Jezreel;  2 Kings 8:28 - he went;  1 Chronicles 13:2 - If it seem

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:15". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.