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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Kings 10:15-28

Jehu, pushing on his work, is here, I. Courting the friendship of a good man, Jehonadab the son of Rechab, 2 Kgs. 10:15, 16. This Jehonadab, though mortified to the world and meddling little with the business of it (as appears by his charge to his posterity, which they religiously observed 300 years after, not to drink wine nor dwell in cities, Jer. 35:6), yet, upon this occasion, went to meet Jehu, that he might encourage him in the work to which God had called him. The countenance of good... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 10:24

And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings ,.... To Baal, all things being ready for them: Jehu appointed eighty men without ; without the temple of Baal, at the several doors and avenues of it: and said, if any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him ; should be put to death for it in his room; the life of a watchman set to guard should go for the life of one that escaped. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:1-28

The revolution initiated by the destruction of Joram and Jezebel is here traced through its second and its third stages. The immediate question, after Joram's death, was—Would any member of his family rise up as a claimant of the throne, and dispute the succession with Jehu? Ahab had seventy male descendants, all of them resident in Samaria: would there be any one among their number bold enough to come forward and assert his hereditary fight? Jehu regarded this as the most pressing and... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:15-28

Destruction of the worshippers of Baal. The plans of Jehu were already assuming larger shape. He had now a scheme in view for rooting Baal entirely out of the land. I. THE MEETING WITH JEHONADAB . 1. A helpful ally . While relying mainly on his own promptitude and energy, Jehu had a shrewd eye to whatever would help to strengthen his position before the people. Hasting to Samaria in his chariot, he met a man of much reputation for sanctity—Jehonadab the son of Rechab. As... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:15-31

The zeal of Jehu, and its lessons. Jehu is now going up to Samaria with the resolve to destroy the prophets of Baal firmly rooted in his heart. On his way he meets Jehonadab the son of Rechab. This Jehonadab was the founder of the Rechabites. It was he who commanded his children to drink no wine, to build no houses, and plant no vineyards, but to live in tents all their days—a command which was so scrupulously obeyed by their descendants that the Lord instructed the Prophet Jeremiah to hold... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:18-28

Jehu destroys the worshippers of Baal, arid puts an end to the Baal-worship. read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:24

And when they went in —rather, when they had gone in ; i.e. when the whole multitude of Baal-worshippers, priests and people, had entered within the precincts of the temple— to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. The priests officiate, but the offerings are regarded as conjointly made by priest and people. Jehu appointed four score men without. Josephus says ('Ant. Jud.,' 9.6. § 6) that they were the most trusty men of his body-guard, which is likely enough. They were no doubt also... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Kings 10:24-25

2 Kings 10:24-25. When they went in to offer sacrifices When some went to the altar to offer in the name of the rest. Jehu appointed fourscore men without Far more being, doubtless, in readiness to assist them in case of any opposition. As he had made an end of offering That is, as the chief priest of Baal had made an end. So far Jehu suffered them to proceed, either because till then they were not all come into the house; or because, being taken in the very act of gross idolatry, their... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 10:15-36

End of Jezebel’s Baalism in Israel (10:15-36)Jehu next put into operation a plan to rid Israel of all Jezebel’s Baal-worshipping followers. In this he had the cooperation of Jehonadab, a man who had led his people to give up the agricultural life (possibly because of its tendencies to Baal worship) and go back to the simple way of life followed by Abraham and the early Israelites (15-17; cf. Jeremiah 35:6-10). Through deceit and butchery, Jehu wiped out Jezebel’s Baal worshippers... read more

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