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2 Kings 9:33

He said, "Throw her down." So they threw her down, and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall and on the horses, and he trampled her under foot.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Decision;   Elijah;   Homicide;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Naboth;   Prophecy;   Usurpation;   Wife;   Women;   Thompson Chain Reference - Capital Punishment;   Death Penalty;   Elijah;   Jezebel;   Penalty, Death;   Punishment;   Queens;   Women;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Death of the Wicked, the;   Houses;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Animals;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Phoenicia;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Kings, First and Second, Theology of;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Horse;   Jezebel;   Jezreel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Ahab;   Architecture in the Biblical Period;   Elijah;   Jezebel;   Naboth;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Government;   House;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hosea ;   Jezebel ;   Jezreel ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Jezebel;   Ramothgilead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Jezreel;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Jez'ebel;   Jez're-El;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - House;   Jehu;   Jezebel;   Sprinkle;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

So they threw her down - What a terrible death! She was already, by the fall, almost dashed to pieces; and the brutal Jehu trampled her already mangled body under his horse's feet!

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:33". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-9.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he said, throw her down,.... Out of the window upon the ground:

so they threw her down; took her up, and cast her headlong, as they were bid:

and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall; of the palace where she was:

and on the horses; which drew the chariot of Jehu:

and he trod her underfoot; with his horses; according to Kimchi, her sentence, and so her death, was stoning, as a retaliation of Naboth; for stoning was done two ways, both by casting down persons on stones, and by casting stones upon them; see Gill on Acts 7:58.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:33". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-9.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: n and [some] of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.

(n) This he did by the moving of the Spirit of God, that her blood would be shed, who had shed the blood of innocents, to be a spectacle and example of God's judgment for all tyrants.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:33". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-9.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 9:33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and [some] of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.

Ver. 33. And some of her blood.] Her brains, that devised mischief against the servants of God, are strewed upon the walls: and she that insulted upon the prophets, is trampled upon by the horses’ heels.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:33". 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

They threw her down; being mercenary creatures, they quickly comply with Jehu’s command, sacrificing her life to save their own.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

33.They threw her down — The eunuchs saw in Jehu their future master, and instantly obeyed his command.

He trode her under foot — He drove his horses and chariot in his usual furious way over the already fearfully mangled body of the queen, crushing out the last spark of life, and scarcely turning to look behind him, drove on into the court of the palace, his horses and chariot becoming sprinkled with her blood. This is one of the most terribly vivid and fearful pictures in all the annals of tragedy.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:33". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-9.html. 1874-1909.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(33) Throw her down.—Comp. Note on 1 Chronicles 13:9.

Was sprinkled on.—Spirted on to.

He trode her under foot.—All the versions have they—i.e., the horses—trode. Thenius supposes they were excited by the blood being sprinkled upon them. But “he”—i.e., Jehu—“trode her under foot,” plainly means, he drove over her fallen body. Ewald goes beyond the text in stating that Jehu spurned her with his own feet. (For the verb, comp. 2 Kings 7:20.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot.
Throw her down
1 Kings 21:11
and on the horses
This terrible mode of punishment appears to have been but rarely used, though we occasionally meet with it during this and subsequent periods. The same punishment, it is well known, obtained among the Romans, who used to throw certain malefactors from the Tarpeian rock. This practice obtains among the Moors at Constantia, a town of Barbary; and is also of frequent occurrence in Persia.
and he trode
26; 7:20; Isaiah 25:10; Lamentations 1:15; Micah 7:10; Malachi 4:3; Matthew 5:13; Hebrews 10:29
Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 14:30 - And Absalom's;  1 Kings 21:29 - in his son's days;  2 Kings 7:17 - the people trode upon him;  Psalm 68:23 - the tongue;  Isaiah 28:3 - shall;  Isaiah 63:3 - and trample;  Hosea 7:7 - devoured;  Zephaniah 1:17 - and their blood

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:33". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.