Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 9:23

So Joram reined about and fled and said to Ahaziah, "There is treachery, O Ahaziah!"
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahaziah;   Church and State;   Conspiracy;   Decision;   Jehu;   Jezreel;   Joram;   Naboth;   Usurpation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Ahaziah;   Azariah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah;   Jehoram;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Phoenicia;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Jehoram;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Naboth;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   Jehu;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah ;   Jehu ;   Jezebel ;   Jezreel ;   Joram, Jehoram;   Naboth ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Ramothgilead;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Je'hu;   Jo'ram;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Jehoram;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

There is treachery, O Ahaziah - This was the first intimation he had of it: he feels for the safety of his friend Ahaziah, and now they fly for their lives.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-9.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Turned his hands - The meaning is that Joram ordered his charioteer to turn round and drive back to the town.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-9.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And Joram turned his hand, and fled,.... Taking hold of the horses' reins with it to turn them, or by the motion of it directing the charioteer to turn them back towards Jezreel, whither he fled:

and said to Ahaziah, there is treachery, O Ahaziah; a conspiracy formed, and rebellion raised by the captains, at the head of which he supposed Jehu was.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "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 9:23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, [There is] treachery, O Ahaziah.

Ver. 23. And fled.] But divine vengeance, which the Greeks call Aδραστεια, because there is no fleeing from it, had him in chase, and there was no escaping.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". 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

Joram turned his hands; either that therewith he might turn the reins of the chariot, or that by this motion he might direct his charioteer to turn it from Jehu.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-9.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Hand. Or ordered his charioteer to flee with all speed. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-9.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

turned his hands: i.e. to wheel his chariot round.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "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

And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.

Joram turned his hands - i:e., the reins of his chariot-steed, and exclaiming to his royal companion, 'Treason!' prepared for flight homeward.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "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

(23) And Joram turned his hands—i.e., turned the horses round. (Comp. 1 Kings 22:34.)

There is treachery.—Literally, Guile, or fraud, Ahaziah! Joram shouted these two words of warning to his companion as he was turning his horses to fly.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.
There is treachery
11:14; 2 Chronicles 23:13
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.