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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Kings 9:30-37

The greatest delinquent in the house of Ahab was Jezebel: it was she that introduced Baal, slew the Lord's prophets, contrived the murder of Naboth, stirred up her husband first, and then her sons, to do wickedly; a cursed woman she is here called (2 Kgs. 9:34), a curse to the country, and whom all that wished well to their country had a curse for. Three reigns her reign had lasted, but now, at length, her day had come to fall. We read of a false prophetess in the church of Thyatira that is... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 9:36

Wherefore they came again, and told him ,.... How things were, and what only could be found of Jezebel: and he said, this is the word of the Lord ; or the fulfilment of it: which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying ; as in 1 Kings 21:23 . read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 9:1-37


Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 9:1-37

The deaths of Jehoram and Jezebel; or, the Divine law of retribution. King Jehoram was lying sick at Jezreel of the wounds he had received in battle from the Syrians. Ahaziah King of Judah had come down to visit him, and, as they conversed together, the watchman upon the city wall brought tidings of an armed company approaching. Jehu, at the head of them, was by-and-by recognized by his furious driving. He had already been proclaimed king in Ramoth-Gilead, but Jehoram knew nothing of this.... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 9:14-37

Jehu as avenger. No sooner is Jehu proclaimed king than, with characteristic decision, he gives orders that no one be permitted to leave the city to carry news to Jehoram; then, mounting his chariot, he drives off furiously to Jezreel. Whatever Jehu did, he did "with all his might" ( Ecclesiastes 9:10 ). It is this vigorous decision of character which made him so suitable an instrument in executing God's vengeance on the house of Ahab, I. JEHU 'S APPROACH TO JEZREEL . 1. ... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 9:25-37

Retribution may be long in coming, but it comes at last. Even a heathen could say, "Raro antecedentem scelestum deseruit pede poena claudo" (Horace, 'Od.,' 2 Kings 3:2 , lines 31, 32). Yet throughout all history evil-disposed men have persisted in wicked and cruel conduct, just as if it was not only possible, but probable, that retribution would be escaped. The lesson thus needs continually to be impressed on men, that, sooner or later, retribution must come—that there is no escape from... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 9:36

Wherefore they came again, and told him. The men whom he had sent to bury Jezebel returned, and told the king what they had found. The narrative woke another chord of memory which had hitherto slept. And he said, This is the word of the Lord, which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tishbite. The prophecy referred to is doubtless that recorded in 1 Kings 21:23 . It is, however, here expanded, either because Jehu's recollection was not exact, or because the record in 1 Kings is... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Kings 9:36-37

2 Kings 9:36-37. He said, This is the word of the Lord He now calls to mind the words of the Prophet Elijah, which before he had forgot, or did not regard. And the carcass of Jezebel, &c. These words are not extant in the place where this prophecy is first mentioned, 1 Kings 21:23; but are here added by Jehu, by way of explication and amplification. So that they shall not say, This is Jezebel No memory of her, nothing whereby it might be known there had been such a woman as Jezebel,... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 9:11-37

Jehu’s revolution (9:11-10:14)On hearing of Jehu’s anointing as king, Jehu’s senior officers swore their immediate allegiance (11-13). Without allowing time for news of the rebellion to leak out, Jehu set off for Jezreel (14-16). As he approached the city, Joram and Ahaziah, unaware of the rebellion, went out to meet him. Joram was killed on the spot, appropriately at Naboth’s vineyard (17-26; cf. 1 Kings 21:17-19). Ahaziah was killed after a chase (27-29). Jehu quickly went on to Jezreel to... read more

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