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2 Kings 9:25

Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, "Take him up and cast him into the property of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for I remember when you and I were riding together after Ahab his father, that the Lord laid this oracle against him:
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ahab;   Ahaziah;   Bidkar;   Church and State;   Conspiracy;   Decision;   Elijah;   Homicide;   Jehu;   Jezreel;   Joram;   Naboth;   Usurpation;   Thompson Chain Reference - Burden of Prophecy;   Elijah;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Naboth;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah;   Jehoram;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Phoenicia;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Captain;   Jehoram;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Naboth;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Bidkar;   Elijah;   Jezebel;   Naboth;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Bidkar;   Elijah;   Oracles;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Amos;   Avenger of Blood;   Bidkar;   Government;   Jehu;   Naboth;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Ahaziah ;   Bidkar ;   Jehu ;   Jezebel ;   Jezreel ;   Jezreelite, Jezreelitess ;   Joram, Jehoram;   Naboth ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Ramothgilead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jezreel;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Bid'kar;   Je'hu;   Jez're-El;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Bidkar;   Captain;   Elijah;   Jehu;   Lay;   Naboth;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Cast him in the portion of the field - This was predicted, 1 Kings 21; and what now happened to the son of Ahab is foretold in 1 Kings 21:29; of that chapter.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-9.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

Rode together after Ahab - The Assyrian sculptures make it probable that Josephus was right in interpreting this “rode side by side behind Ahab in his chariot.” The Assyrian monarchs, when they go out to war, are frequently attended hy two guards, who stand behind them in the same chariot.

Burden - Compare the use of the same word in Isaiah (Isaiah 13:1; Isaiah 15:1, etc.), and in Lamentations Lamentations 2:14, for a denunciation of woe.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-9.html. 1870.

Coffman Commentaries on the Bible

THE BODY OF JEHORAM (JORAM) WAS CAST UPON THE PLOT OF NABOTH

"Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for remember how that I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, Jehovah laid this burden upon him: Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith Jehovah. Now therefore take and cast him into the plot of ground, according to the word of Jehovah."

"Remember how that I and thou rode behind Ahab" (2 Kings 9:25). From the ancient monuments one learns that kings and other mighty men commissioned two trusted attendants to stand behind them in their chariots, and that in warfare they frequently covered their lord's body with their own shields. It is of interest that Jehu and Bidkar once performed that service for Ahab.

(For a more complete comment on the murder and robbery of Naboth by Ahab and Jezebel, see my commentary on 1Kings (2 Kings 21).)

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Coffman, James Burton. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "Coffman Commentaries on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/2-kings-9.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. 1983-1999.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain,.... Not Joram's, but Jehu's captain, though he had been the former's, and his father Ahab's also:

take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; near to which they were:

for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father; either in the same chariot, or on horseback side by side, his guards or retinue following him two and two:

the Lord laid this burden upon him; this heavy denunciation of vengeance by Elijah the prophet; and they being together, and pretty near, heard it, as he might remember, which follows.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-9.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, etc. — according to the doom pronounced by divine authority on Ahab (1 Kings 21:19), but which on his repentance was deferred to be executed on his son.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "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 9:25 Then said [Jehu] to Bidkar his captain, Take up, [and] cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden upon him;

Ver. 25. Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain.] Heb., Triarium suum, his third captain, or captain of a third part of his forces.

The Lord laid this burden.] {See Trapp on "Malachi 1:1"}

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". 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 I and thou rode together after Ahab his father; which might be when Ahab went in his chariot, attended with his nobles or chief officers, (of which these were two,) to take a formal and solemn possession of Naboth’s land; for then the prophet Elijah met him, and denounced this judgment against him, 1 Kings 21:17, &c.

This burden, i.e. this grievous prophecy; for such are oft and truly called burdens, as Isaiah 13:1 15:1 Jeremiah 23:33,34 Na 1:1.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". 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

25.For remember — Jehu remembers, and in substance repeats, the word of the Lord by Elijah, (1 Kings 21:19; 1 Kings 21:29,) and, conscious that he himself is the minister of judgment, he fulfils the word of the Lord. “This,” says Kitto, “completes the first act of this awful tragedy, which reads like the old Greek dramas — but far less old than this — of accomplished fate. The appointed executer of the doom was himself the witness of its being imposed. All is complete.”

Laid this burden upon him — This burden of judgment; that is, pronounced upon him this doom.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-9.html. 1874-1909.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Sitting. Hebrew, "rode together after," as if they were two abreast. (Calmet) --- Burden, or dreadful misfortune. (Menochius)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/2-kings-9.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

laid, &c. Compare 1 Kings 21:29.

burden = a prophetic pronouncement of doom. Compare Isaiah 13:1; Isaiah 15:1; Isaiah 17:1. Nahum 1:1. Habakkuk 1:1.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "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

Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden upon him;

Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, [ Bidqar (Hebrew #920), contraction for ben d

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "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

(25) Then said Jehu.—Literally, And he said.

Bidkar.—The Syriac gives Bar-dĕkar, “son of stabbing,” i.e., “stabber,” “slayer” a very suitable name for Jehu’s squire. The Hebrew name is, therefore, a contraction of Ben-dekar. (Comp. Bedan, “son of Dan,” i.e., Danite, 1 Samuel 12:11; and Bedad, “son of Hadad,” in 1 Chronicles 1:46.)

Captain.—Adjutant, aide-de-camp, chief (2 Kings 7:2).

Remember how that, when I and thou rode together.—This gives the sense of the Hebrew correctly. Literally, remember thou me and thee riding together. The word rendered “together” probably means riding side by side on horseback in attendance on the king. The Targum, vulg., and Kimchi interpret, riding together in the same chariot; Josephus, riding together in Ahab’s chariot behind him.

The Lord laid this burden upon him.—Rather, Jehovah uttered this (prophetic) utterance upon (i.e., about) him. (Comp. the oracle uttered by Elijah against Ahab when taking possession of Naboth’s vineyard, 1 Kings 21:17, seq., 1 Kings 21:29.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden upon him;
the Lord
1 Kings 21:19,24-29; Isaiah 13:1; Jeremiah 23:33-38; Nahum 1:1; Malachi 1:1; Matthew 11:30
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 21:29 - in his son's days;  2 Kings 9:21 - the portion of Naboth;  2 Kings 10:17 - according;  2 Kings 11:18 - went;  2 Kings 15:12 - And so;  Psalm 37:10 - thou;  Isaiah 14:19 - thou;  Ezekiel 12:10 - This;  Hosea 1:4 - and I

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:25". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.