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John Calvin

Geneva Study Bible - 2 Kings 10:30

10:30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing [that which is] right in mine eyes, [and] hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that [was] in mine heart, thy {l} children of the fourth [generation] shall sit on the throne of Israel.(l) Thus God approves and rewards his zeal, in executing God’s judgment, though his wickedness was later punished. read more

L.M. Grant

L. M. Grant's Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 10:1-36

AHAB'S SONS KILLED (vv.1-11) Ahab had 70 sons in Samaria and Jehu was purposed to put them to death also. He chose the method of demanding by letter that the rulers and elders of Israel should choose one of Ahab's son as king to fight against Jehu (vv.1-3). The rulers were terrified by this proposal, for they knew Jehu would easily defeat them. They decided therefore to be the servants of Jehu and sent word to him that they would not make anyone king, but would submit to his authority... read more

Joseph Parker

The People's Bible by Joseph Parker - 2 Kings 10:1-36

2 Kings 10:0 1. And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to [nourishers] them that brought up Ahab's children, saying, 2. Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city [fenced cities. There is a tone of mocking irony in Jehu's challenge to the nobles of Samaria, who were probably as luxurious and cowardly as in the... read more

Robert Hawker

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary - 2 Kings 10:30-31

Jehu had done right in God's eyes in destroying the idols, and his reward was suited to it in temporal mercies to him and his children to the fourth generation. Here is nothing said in all this of any gracious act in the mind of Jehu, or of any gracious blessing from the Lord in consequence. Very evident, it is, from Jehu's following the sins of Jeroboam, that no act of grace had passed upon his heart. Many are blessed in the gifts of common providences, which are not made partakers of a saving... read more

George Haydock

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 10:30

Generation. So Joachaz, Joas, Jeroboam II, and Zacharias, succeeded to the throne. This small temporal reward he obtained for the little good which he had done; while, on the other hand, he was punished for his manifold transgressions. Osee (i. 4,) reproaches him even for the blood which he had spilt in Jezrahel; for, though Achab and Joram were guilty, was Jehu innocent? Can this murder of Ochozias be justified? (Calmet) --- "What advantage was it to him that he received some little transitory... read more

Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible - 2 Kings 10:29-36

29-36 It is justly questionable whether Jehu acted from a good principle, and whether he did not take some false steps in doing it; yet no services done for God shall go unrewarded. But true conversion is not only from gross sin, but from all sin; not only from false gods, but from false worships. True conversion is not only from wasteful sins, but from gainful sins; not only from sins which hurt our worldly interests, but from those that support and befriend them; in forsaking which is the... read more

Paul E. Kretzmann

The Popular Commentary by Paul E. Kretzmann - 2 Kings 10:29-36

The Reign of Jehu v. 29. Howbeit, in spite of this excellent showing, from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel and that were in Dan; he did not abolish the steer-worship, his knowledge of the true God not extending to that point. v. 30. And the Lord said unto Jehu, most likely by a prophet, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in Mine eyes, and hast done unto... read more

Johann Peter Lange

Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures: Critical, Doctrinal and Homiletical - 2 Kings 10:1-36

THIRD EPOCHFROM THE ELEVATION OF JEHU TO THE THRONE UNTIL THE DESTRUCTION OF THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL2 Kings 10-17FIRST SECTIONthe monarchy under jehu in israel and under athalia and joash in judah2 Kings 10-12A.—The Reign of Jehu2 Kings 10:1-361And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel [the city],1 to the elders, and to them that brought up [the guardians of] Ahab’s children, saying,2 2Now as soon as this letter cometh to you,... read more

Alexander MacLaren

Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture - 2 Kings 10:18-31

2 Kings IMPURE ZEAL 2Ki_10:18 - 2Ki_10:31 . The details of this story of bloodshed need little elucidation. Jehu had ‘driven furiously’ to some purpose. Secrecy and swiftness joined to unhesitating severity had crushed the dynasty of Ahab, which fell unlamented and unsupported, as if lightning-struck. The nobler elements had gathered to Jehu, as represented by the Rechabite, Jehonadab, evidently a Jehovah worshipper, and closely associated with the fierce soldier in this chapter. Jehu first... read more

Frederick Brotherton Meyer

F.B. Meyer's 'Through the Bible' Commentary - 2 Kings 10:25-36

Jehu’s Own Failure 2 Kings 10:25-36 Jehu was earnest enough in uprooting all traces of Baal-worship, but he permitted the worship of the calves and was careless in the matter of personal religion, 2 Kings 10:31 . How much easier it is to see and rebuke the sins of others, than to take heed to our own ways! It is comparatively easy to detect and destroy the sinner, without personally yielding to the claims of God ourselves. The judge who administers the law may be a transgressor of it, and... read more

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