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children = sons.
box of oil = oil flask.
oil. For its use in consecration see 1 Samuel 10:1 ; 1 Samuel 16:13 .
Ramoth-gilead. Israelite army on guard here. Compare 2 Kings 9:14 .
Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat. In the Assyrian inscriptions he is called the son of Omri.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah. App-4 .
king = to be king.
over , or unto,
behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.
he arose: i.e. Jehu arose.
he poured: i.e. the prophet poured.
God. Hebrew Elohirn. App-4 .
him that, &c. = every male.
like the house of Jeroboam, &c. Both these houses had been exterminated (1 Kings 15:29 ; 1 Kings 16:11 ).
one said. A special various reading called Sevir ( App-34 ), some codices, with two early printed editions, Septuagint, Syriac, and Vulgate, read "they said".
Is all well? Hebrew Is it peace?
Ye know, &c. = Why, ye are in the secret, or ye know all about the man.
man. Hebrew. 'ish . App-14 .
stairs = steps. Acts 21:30 , Acts 21:40 .
is king = reigneth.
had kept = had been keeping.
was returned. Compare 2 Kings 8:29 .
minds = souls. Hebrew. nephesh. App-13 . The parenthesis in verses: 2 Kings 9:14-15 is so placed by the Structure. See above.
an horseman, or a charioteer.
What . . . ? Figure of speech Anteisagoge ( App-6 ).
whoredoms = idolatry. Joined together. Compare
witchcrafts = spiritism. Numbers 24:1 ; Numbers 25:1 ; Numbers 31:16 .
turned his hands: i.e. to wheel his chariot round.
between his arms: i.e. between his shoulders.
laid, &c. Compare 1 Kings 21:29 .
burden = a prophetic pronouncement of doom. Compare Isaiah 13:1 ; Isaiah 15:1 ; Isaiah 17:1 .Nahum 1:1 .Habakkuk 1:1 .
the blood of his sons. Additional information here given to that in 1 Kings 21:13 .
saith the LORD = [is] Jehovah's oracle.
plat = portion. Compare 2 Kings 9:21 .
And they did so. Supply Figure of speech Ellipsis ( App-6 ) thus: "and they smote him".
to Jerusalem. Septuagint reads "and brought him to Jerusalem".
heard of it: i.e. of the murder of her grandson.
face = eyebrows and eyelids.
tired = adorned.
a window = the lattice.
Had Zimri peace . . . ? Figure of speech Erotesis. App-6 . See 1 Kings 16:9-20 . Suggesting the wisdom of coming to terms with her.
master = lord.
a king's daughter . A daughter of Eth-baal, king of Zidon (1 Kings 16:31 ).
He spake. Compare 1 Kings 21:23 .
field. Some codices, with Septuagint and Vulg, read "ground".
so that, &c. = [something] of which they shall not say, &c.
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