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Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - 2 Kings 10:30

2 Kings 10:30. The Lord said unto Jehu By some prophet. Because thou hast done well, &c. That is, in part. The extirpating of idolaters and idolatry was a thing so far right in God’s eyes, idolatry being an iniquity which he visits as surely and severely as any other, and which is a source of a variety of other abominations. Thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne Which they did, namely, Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam, and Zachariah. This was more than took place... 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

E.W. Bullinger

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes - 2 Kings 10:30

fourth generation. See 2 Kings 15:12 . These were Jehoahaz, Joash, Jeroboam II, and Zachariah. Jehu's dynasty was the longest in all Israel. read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Kings 10:29-36

Jehu’s assessment 10:29-36God blessed Jehu for eliminating the line of Ahab and Baalism. However, Jehu did not go far enough. He allowed the cult of Jeroboam to continue. Furthermore he was not careful to obey the Mosaic Law with all his heart (2 Kings 10:31). Consequently, God cut his line off eventually, and Israel lost much Transjordanian territory to Hazael, king of Aram."Despite his cometlike beginning, spiritually speaking, Jehu was a falling star, so his reign is largely passed over in... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - 2 Kings 10:30-36

1. Jehu’s evil reign in Israel 9:30-10:36Since the writer did not record Jehu’s coronation, we should probably regard his reign as beginning when Joram died (2 Kings 9:24). Jehu began Israel’s fifth and longest royal dynasty. He and his descendants reigned 88 years (841-753 B.C.). He himself reigned 28 years (841-814 B.C.). His contemporaries in Judah were Queen Athaliah and King Joash."The usual formula to introduce a king is lacking in the case of Jehu because of the unique and violent nature... read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 10:1-36

Jehu’s Extermination of Baal Worship1. Ahab.. sons] These were probably his grandchildren rather than his children. Unto the rulers of Jezreel] LXX has ’unto the rulers of Samaria,’ which the sense requires.2. A fenced city] i.e. Samaria. Ahab’s dynasty had obtained the throne by force of arms (1 Kings 16:21-22), and Jehu implied that its supporters must defend it by the same means.4. Two kings] Jehoram of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah. 5. Over the house.. over the city] These officials are also... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - 2 Kings 10:30

(30) And the Lord said.—Perhaps through Elisha.And hast done.—So the Syriac and Arabic versions. The Hebrew wants the and.Thy children of the fourth generation.—The fulfilment of this oracle is noticed in 2 Kings 15:12. (Comp. the words of the commandment, “visiting the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation;” Exodus 20:5.) read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - 2 Kings 10:1-36

A Full House 2 Kings 10:21 Here is a record of a full house. So full it was that, in the original, it is described as a vessel filled to the brim. But what was its moral significance? I. A Full Congregation but no True Worship. If you read the tragical story, you will find that you do it no injustice when you say that two principal motives had filled the house that fateful day: first, the desire to curry favour with the ruling powers, and secondly, the constraint of fashion. II. Quantity but... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - 2 Kings 10:1-36

2. Jehu’s Judgments, Baal-worship Destroyed, and His Death CHAPTER 10 1. The judgment upon the house of Ahab (2 Kings 10:1-11 ) 2. The relations of Ahaziah slain (2 Kings 10:12-14 ; 2 Chronicles 22:8 ) 3. Jehonadab spared (2 Kings 10:15-17 ) 4. The Baal worship destroyed (2 Kings 10:18-28 ) 5. Jehu’s record (2 Kings 10:29-31 ) 6. Israel cut short (2 Kings 10:32-33 ) 7. Jehu’s death (2 Kings 10:34-36 ) And now Jehu, the instrument, chosen for judgment, continued his judgment... read more

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