Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 9:16

Then Jehu rode in a chariot and went to Jezreel, for Joram was lying there. Ahaziah king of Judah had come down to see Joram.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahaziah;   Church and State;   Conspiracy;   Decision;   Friendship;   Jehu;   Jezreel;   Joram;   Usurpation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ahaziah;   Azariah;   Chariots;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah;   Jehoram;   Jehu;   Jezreel;   Palestine;   Phoenicia;   Ramoth-gilead;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Chariot;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Athaliah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Kings, 1 and 2;   Transportation and Travel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Hazael;   Jehu;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah ;   Jehu ;   Jezebel ;   Jezreel ;   Joram, Jehoram;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Ramothgilead;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Chariot,;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Ahaziah;   Jehoram;   Jehu;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Jehu - went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there - From the preceding verse we learn, that Joram had been wounded in his attack on Ramoth-gilead, and had gone to Jezreel to be cured; and neither he nor Ahaziah knew any thing of the conspiracy in Ramoth-gilead, because Jehu and his captains took care to prevent any person from leaving the city; so that the two kings at Jezreel knew nothing of what had taken place.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-9.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

So Jehu rode in a chariot,.... In great pomp and majesty as a king:

and went to Jezreel: set forward on a march thither with his captains, and part of his army at least, from Ramothgilead; which, according to BuntingF14Travels, &c. p. 166. , was twenty four miles:

for Jordan lay there; to be cured of his wounds, as before observed:

and Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram; see 2 Kings 8:29.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-9.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And e Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.

(e) God had thus ordained as in (2 Chronicles 12:7), that this wicked and idolatrous king, who was more ready to please wicked Joram than to obey the will of God, would perish with him, by whose means he thought to have been stronger.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-9.html. 1599-1645.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel — Full of ambitious designs, he immediately proceeded to cross the Jordan to execute his commission on the house of Ahab.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/2-kings-9.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 9:16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.

Ver. 16. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down.] But to an ill bargain, as we say; to be "taken in an evil net," as Solomon hath it. As he had joined with Joram in sin, so he was to be joined with him in destruction, and all this by the will and appointment of God, as it is in 2 Chronicles 22:7, at a time of great joy and jollity for the recovery of Ramothgilead, and for the entertainment of the king of Judah, and forty princes of his blood, who were expected at court. [2 Kings 10:13] Wicked men are taken at the worst.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". 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

Went to Jezreel, accompanied with the horsemen of his army.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-9.html. 1685.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.

So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel. Full of ambitious designs, he immediately proceeded to cross the Jordan to execute his commission on the house of Ahab.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "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

(16) Lay.—Was lying. His wounds were not yet quite healed.

Ahaziah king of Judah was come down.—See 2 Kings 8:29. After relating what had meanwhile occurred with the army at Ramoth, the narrative returns to that point. Instead of Joram was lying there, the LXX. has, “Joram king of Israel was being healed in Jezreel of the shots wherewith the Arameans shot him in Ramoth, in the war with Hazael king of Syria, because he was mighty and a man of might.” The first sentence, “Joram king of Israel . . . king of Syria,” was probably a marginal note of a different reading of the first half of 2 Kings 9:15. This was inadvertently inserted by some transcriber in connection with Joram in the present verse. The sentence, “Because he was mighty and a man of might,” was originally a marginal note on the words “Hazael king of Syria” (2 Kings 9:14), but in like manner came to be erroneously connected with the same words in the various reading of 2 Kings 9:15 (Thenius).

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.
And Ahaziah
8:28,29; 2 Chronicles 22:6,7
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:45 - Ahab

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.