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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 9:13


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 9:13

    Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.

    World English Bible

    Then they hurried, and took every man his
    garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew the trumpet, saying, "Jehu is king."

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 9:13

    Then they made haste and taking every man his
    garment laid it under his feet, after the manner of a judgment seat, and they sounded the trumpet, and said: Jehu is king.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Then they hasted, and took every man his
    garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.

    Original Hebrew

    וימהרו
    4116 ויקחו 3947 אישׁ 376 בגדו 899 וישׂימו 7760 תחתיו 8478 אל 413 גרם 1634 המעלות 4609 ויתקעו 8628 בשׁופר 7782 ויאמרו 559 מלך 4427 יהוא׃ 3058

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 9:13

    Y tomaron prestamente cada uno su ropa, y la puso debajo de ťl en un trono alto, y tocaron trompeta, y dijeron: Jehķ es rey.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 9:13

    Verse 13. Took every man his
    garment] This was a ceremony by which they acknowledged him as king; and it was by such a ceremony that the multitudes acknowledged Jesus Christ for the Messiah and King of Israel, a little before his passion: see Matt. xxi. 7, and the note there. The ceremony was expressive: "As we put our garments under his feet, so we place every thing under his authority, and acknowledge ourselves his servants." On the top of the stairs] The Chaldee, the rabbins, and several interpreters, understand this of the public sun-dial; which in those ancient times, was formed of steps like stairs, each step serving to indicate, by its shadow, one hour, or such division of time as was commonly used in that country.

    This dial was, no doubt, in the most public place; and upon the top of it, or on the platform on the top, would be a very proper place to set Jehu, while they blew their trumpets, and proclaimed him king. The Hebrew twl[m maaloth is the same word which is used chap. xx. 9-11, to signify the dial of Ahaz; and this was probably the very same dial on which that miracle was afterwards wrought: and this dial, twl[m maaloth, from hl[ alah, to go up, ascend, was most evidently made of steps; the shadows projected on which, by a gnomon, at the different elevations of the sun, would serve to show the popular divisions of time. See the notes on chap. xx. 9, &c., and the diagram at the end of that chapter.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 13. Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs , etc.] That is, under Jehu, that he might be raised higher, and put on an eminence above them, agreeably to the high rank and dignity he was raised unto, and which they hereby acknowledged; and that he might be conspicuous to others: and this was done upon the top of the stairs, the first and highest of them, which led up either to an upper room, or to a scaffold erected for this purpose; the Targum is, on the degree of hours, a sun dial, a stone on which were engraven the twelve hours of the day, and which, by the sunís shadow on it, it might be known what hour it was; and at, or upon this stone, they laid their clothes, for Jehu to sit upon; not their wearing apparel, but carpets, or pieces of tapestry, or such like things: and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king ; and they might come the more easily into such an acknowledgment of him as such, though he was anointed by one whom they had just called a mad fellow; being not so well affected to Ahabís family, and having a great respect for Jehu, the chief commander of the army, and especially being under a particular influence of the divine Providence, which moved them to take such a step.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 11-15 - Those who faithfully
    deliver the Lord's message to sinners, have in all ages been treated as madmen. Their judgment, speech, and conduct ar contrary to those of other men; they endure much in pursuit of objects and are influenced by motives, into which the others cannot enter. But above all, the charge is brought by the worldly and ungodly of all sorts, who are mad indeed; while the principles and practice of the devoted servants of God, prove to be wise and reasonable. Some faith in the word of God, seems to have animated Jehu to this undertaking.


    Original Hebrew

    וימהרו 4116 ויקחו 3947 אישׁ 376 בגדו 899 וישׂימו 7760 תחתיו 8478 אל 413 גרם 1634 המעלות 4609 ויתקעו 8628 בשׁופר 7782 ויאמרו 559 מלך 4427 יהוא׃ 3058


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