NETBible KJV GRK-HEB XRef Arts Hymns
  Discovery Box

2 Kings 9:17-20

Context

9:17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and saw Jehu’s troops approaching. 1  He said, “I see troops!” 2  Jehoram ordered, 3  “Send a rider out to meet them and have him ask, ‘Is everything all right?’” 4  9:18 So the horseman 5  went to meet him and said, “This is what the king says, ‘Is everything all right?’” 6  Jehu replied, “None of your business! 7  Follow me.” The watchman reported, “The messenger reached them, but hasn’t started back.” 9:19 So he sent a second horseman out to them 8  and he said, “This is what the king says, ‘Is everything all right?’” 9  Jehu replied, “None of your business! Follow me.” 9:20 The watchman reported, “He reached them, but hasn’t started back. The one who drives the lead chariot drives like Jehu son of Nimshi; 10  he drives recklessly.”

1 tn Heb “the quantity [of the men] of Jehu, when he approached.” Elsewhere שִׁפְעַה (shifah), “quantity,” is used of a quantity of camels (Isa 60:6) or horses (Ezek 26:10) and of an abundance of water (Job 22:11; 38:34).

2 tn The term שִׁפְעַת (shifat) appears to be a construct form of the noun, but no genitive follows.

3 tn Heb “said.”

4 tn Heb “Get a rider and send [him] to meet him and let him ask, ‘Is there peace?’”

5 tn Heb “the rider of the horse.”

6 tn Heb “Is there peace?”

7 tn Heb “What concerning you and concerning peace?” That is, “What concern is that to you?”

8 tn Heb “and he came to them.”

9 tc The MT has simply “peace,” omitting the prefixed interrogative particle. It is likely that the particle has been accidentally omitted; several ancient witnesses include it or assume its presence.

10 tn Heb “and the driving is like the driving of Jehu son of Nimshi.”



TIP #23: Use the Download Page to copy the NET Bible to your desktop or favorite Bible Software. [ALL]
created in 0.05 seconds
powered by bible.org