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2 Kings 9:6

He arose and went into the house, and he poured the oil on his head and said to him, "Thus says the Lord , the God of Israel, ‘I have anointed you king over the people of the Lord , even over Israel.
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Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Agency;   Anointing;   Call;   Church and State;   Enthusiasm;   Jehu;   Ramoth-Gilead;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Kings;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Jezebel;   King, Kings;   Ramoth;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Elisha;   Jehu;   Ramoth-gilead;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Elijah;   Jehu;   Jezreel, Blood of;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Elisha;   Jehu;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Ramoth-Gilead;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Elisha;   Government;   Jehu;   Prophecy, Prophets;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jehu ;   Ramoth Gilead ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jehu;   Ramothgilead;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Jehu;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   Kingdom of Judah;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Anointing;   Jehu;   Prophecy;   Saul;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Anointing;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

King over the people of the Lord - This pointed out to Jehu that he was to rule that people according to God's law; and consequently, that he was to restore the pure worship of the Most High in Israel.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "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 arose, and went into the house,.... Into the inner chamber in it:

and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over Israel; for though they were fallen into idolatry, and from the pure worship of God, yet the Lord had still a right unto them, and as yet he had not wrote a "Loammi" Hosea 1:9 upon them; and there were many among them which had not bowed the knee to Baal.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "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 arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have b anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, [even] over Israel.

(b) This anointing was for kings, priests and prophets which were all figures of Messiah, in whom these three offices were accomplished.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-9.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 9:6 And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, [even] over Israel.

Ver. 6. And he arose.] This, saith one, (a) showeth some piety toward God to have been in him, although it was soon overthrown by his vainglory.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". 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

Into the house, i.e. into an inner chamber in the house, 2 Kings 9:2.

He poured the oil on his head; thereby in God’s name letting him into the actual possession of the kingdom. For if Elijah did before this time anoint him, as some think, from 1 Kings 19:16, that unction did only confer a remote right to the kingdom, as Samuel’s unction did to David, 1 Samuel 16:13. Though others think Elijah did perform that command by Elisha, to whom he left it in charge, and Elisha waited God’s time and command for the actual execution of it, which he received at this time.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". 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

6.Thus saith the Lord — Compare the following words of this prophet with the words of Ahijah in 1 Kings 14:10-11, and of Elijah, 1 Kings 21:21-24 and the notes on those passages.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/2-kings-9.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 9:6. He arose and went into the house — That is, into an inner chamber in the house. And he poured the oil on his head — Thereby giving him, in God’s name both a right to the kingdom and the actual possession of it. The Israelites, it must be observed, were still by right and profession the people of God, though they worshipped other gods with him. And it belonged to him to appoint what ruler he pleased over them; which he now did by his prophet. Without this authority, if Jehu had taken the government upon him, he had been a usurper.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-9.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

he arose: i.e. Jehu arose.

he poured: i.e. the prophet poured.

God. Hebrew Elohirn. App-4.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-9.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(6) And he arose—i.e., Jehu arose.

Into the house.—The council of war was sitting in the court.

I have anointed thee.—The commission to Elijah (1 Kings 19:16) was thus fulfilled by his successor.

Over the people of the Lord.—Israel being Jehovah’s people, Jehovah was Israel’s true king, and therefore it was within His sovereign right to appoint whom He would as His earthly representative. Reuss asserts that this account of the anointing of Jehu, like that of the anointing of Hazael (2 Kings 8:13), is substituted in the present narration for what another document related of Elijah. This is pure conjecture. It is easier to suppose that Elijah had instructed his successor to carry out the commission intrusted to himself, although the narrative nowhere says so. He goes on to remark that there is no need to try to clear Elisha of the charge of being a revolutionary and a regicide, for that the new dynasty would make use of his name by way of legitimising itself, exactly as the houses of Kish and of Jesse made use of that of the prophet Samuel. This is being considerably wiser than our only authorities.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-9.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, even over Israel.
he arose
Acts 23:18,19
I have anointed
3; 1 Kings 1:34; 19:16; 2 Chronicles 22:7; Psalms 2:6; *marg:; Psalms 75:6; Isaiah 45:1; Daniel 2:21; 4:17,32; 5:20,21
over the people
1 Kings 3:8; 10:9; 14:7; 16:2
Reciprocal: Judges 3:19 - a secret;  1 Samuel 9:27 - that 1may;  1 Samuel 16:1 - horn with oil;  1 Samuel 16:13 - anointed;  1 Kings 17:14 - thus saith;  2 Kings 9:12 - Thus and thus

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 9:6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-9.html.