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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - 2 Kings 10:29-36

Here is all the account of the reign of Jehu, though it continued twenty-eight years. The progress of it answered not to the glory of its beginning. We have here, I. God's approbation of what Jehu had done. Many, it is probable, censured him as treacherous and barbarous?called him a rebel, a usurper, a murderer, and prognosticated ill concerning him, that a family thus raised would soon be ruined; but God said, Well done (2 Kgs. 10:30), and then it signified little who said otherwise. 1. God... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 10:30

And the Lord said unto Jehu ,.... By a prophet, he not being one himself; and this is generally supposed, by the Jews F23 Seder Olam Rabba, c. 19. , to be Jonah the son of Amittai: because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes : in rooting out the idolatry of Baal, which was right in the sight of God, and was materially a good work, though it might not be done from a good principle, nor every step taken in doing it justifiable: and hast done unto the... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 10:30

Thy children of the fourth generation - These four descendants of Jehu were Jehoahaz, Jehoash, Jeroboam the second, and Zechariah; see 2 Kings 14 and 15. This was all the compensation Jehu had in either world, as a recompense of his zeal for the Lord. 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 10:29-33

Half-heartedness punished by God as severely as actual apostasy from true religion. The temper of the Laodiceans is no uncommon one. Men may even think that they have a "zeal for the Lord" ( 2 Kings 10:16 ), and yet show by their acts that it is every half-hearted zeal—a zeal that goes a certain length, and then stops suddenly. There is no reason to doubt that Jehu honestly disliked, nay, perhaps detested, the religion of Baal. It was an effeminate, sensual, weakening, debasing system,... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:29-36

The reign of Jehu. Under this head we note— I. JEHU 'S REWARD . 1. Four generations on the throne . Jehu had outwardly fulfilled the commission given him by God, and had wrought a great deliverance for Israel. This public service God acknowledged by the promise that his sons should sit upon the throne to the fourth generation. The service was outward, and the reward was outward. Approval of Jehu's deeds did not extend to approval of every detail in his conduct. The... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - 2 Kings 10:30

And the Lord said unto John —scarcely by direct revelation, rather by the mouth of a prophet, most probably of Elisha, as Thenius supposes— Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes. In making himself the executor of God's will with respect to the house of Ahab, and utterly destroying it, as he had been commanded ( 2 Kings 9:7 ), Jehu had "done well;" he had also done well in putting down the worship of Baal, and slaying the idolaters, for the destruction... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - 2 Kings 10:30

And the Lord said unto Jehu - Probably by the mouth of Elisha. To a certain extent Jehu’s measures were acts of obedience, for which God might see fit to assign him a temporal reward.Thy children ... - This was accomplished in the persons of Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam, and Zachariah, the son, grandson, great-grandson, and great-great-grandson of Jehu (compare the marginal references). No other family sat upon the throne of Israel so long. The house of Omri, which furnished four kings, held the... read more

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