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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 10:1


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 10:1

    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 them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,

    World English Bible

    Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, even the elders, and to those who brought up [the sons of] Ahab, saying,

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 10:1

    And Achab had seventy sons in Samaria: so Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the chief
    men of the city, and to the ancients, and to them that brought up Achab's children, saying:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,

    Original Hebrew

    ולאחאב
    256 שׁבעים 7657 בנים 1121 בשׁמרון 8111 ויכתב 3789 יהוא 3058 ספרים 5612 וישׁלח 7971 שׁמרון 8111 אל 413 שׂרי 8269 יזרעאל 3157 הזקנים 2205 ואל 413 האמנים 539 אחאב 256 לאמר׃ 559

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    Jud 8:30; 10:4; 12:14

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 10:1

    ¶ Y tenía Acab en Samaria setenta hijos; y escribió letras Jehú, y las envió a Samaria a los principales de Jezreel, a los ancianos y a los ayos de Acab, diciendo:

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 10:1

    Verse 1.
    Ahab had seventy sons] As he had several wives, he might have many children. The Israelites, from the earliest part of their history, were remarkably fruitful. How amazingly did they multiply in Egypt, even under the hand of the severest oppression! And as to the individuals of whose families we have an account, they are quite remarkable: Rehoboam had thirty-eight sons; Abdon had forty; Tola had thirty; Ahab, seventy; and Gideon, seventy-one.

    Unto the rulers of Jezreel] It certainly should be, unto the rulers of Samaria; for to them and to that city the whole context shows us the letters were sent. See ver. 6.

    To them that brought up Ahab's children] It appears that the royal children of Israel and Judah were intrusted to the care of the nobles, and were brought up by them, (see ver. 6;) and to these, therefore, Jehu's letters are directed. It is supposed Isaiah (Isa. xlix. 23) alludes to this custom: Kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and queens thy nursing mothers.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria , etc.] These might not be all his immediate sons, but some of them his grandsons, as such are sometimes called in Scripture: and Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel ; who fled thither, perhaps on Jehu’s coming to Jezreel, having slain Joram, being the metropolis of the kingdom, to consult about a successor, or how to oppose Jehu, and to frustrate his designs: but the Septuagint version is, “to the rulers of Samaria”, which seems most likely to be the true reading: to the elders ; the civil magistrates of the city of Samaria: and to them that brought up Ahab’s children : who had the care of their education; who either always dwelt at Samaria, being the royal city, or were sent with their charge thither, when Joram went to Ramothgilead, for safety, supposing he should be worsted by the Syrians; or they fled thither with them upon the death of Joram: saying ; as follows.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-14 - In the most awful events, though attended by the basest
    crimes of man the truth and justice of God are to be noticed; and he never did no can command any thing unjust or unreasonable. Jehu destroyed all tha remained of the house of Ahab; all who had been partners in his wickedness. When we think upon the sufferings and miseries of mankind when we look forward to the resurrection and last judgment, and thin upon the vast number of the wicked waiting their awful sentence of everlasting fire; when the whole sum of death and misery has bee considered, the solemn question occurs, Who slew all these? The answe is, SIN. Shall we then harbour sin in our bosoms, and seek for happiness from that which is the cause of all misery?


    Original Hebrew

    ולאחאב 256 שׁבעים 7657 בנים 1121 בשׁמרון 8111 ויכתב 3789 יהוא 3058 ספרים 5612 וישׁלח 7971 שׁמרון 8111 אל 413 שׂרי 8269 יזרעאל 3157 הזקנים 2205 ואל 413 האמנים 539 אחאב 256 לאמר׃ 559


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