2 Kings 9:7

“And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may auenge the blood of my seruants the Prophets, and the blood of all the seruants of the Lord, at the hand of Iezebel.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'You shall strike the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Jehovah, at the hand of Jezebel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You are to see that the family of Ahab your master is cut off, so that I may take from Jezebel payment for the blood of my servants the prophets, and for the blood of all the servants of the Lord.
- Basic English Bible

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master; and I will avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Jehovah at the hand of Jezebel.
- Darby Bible

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.
- Webster's Bible

You shall strike the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Yahweh, at the hand of Jezebel.
- World English Bible

and thou hast smitten the house of Ahab thy lord, and I have required the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of Jehovah, from the hand of Jezebel;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 9:7


9:7 I may avenge,&c. - That they were idolaters was bad enough: yet that is not mentioned here: the controversy God has with them, is for being persecutors. Nothing fills the measure of the iniquity of any prince so as this doth, nor brings a surer or sorer ruin.


Discussion for 2 Kings 9

  • Charlie
    I didn,t say it was a typo the other guy did I was explaining it wasn,t.It,s just two different versions of the same name Joram is a short version of Jehoram.
  • Irene123
    Charlie; I can easily see how 'Jehoram' looks like a typo, but - you have to have FAITH that it's not. Why the difference I wouldn't venture to guess, because it IS God's word and He DID watch over it. I do not question God because I KNOW HE does not make mistakes.
  • Charlie
    It,s not a misprint Joram is a short version of Jehoram.
  • there is a misprint on 2nd kings 9:24;
    smote Jehoram between his arms, It should be "Joram"
  • Angie
    The only way a woman can piss on a wall is to sit on top of it. As someone suggested it is talking about all the males. A woman may bring forth a child but it is the father's name or house it will always belong to. So to wipe out the house you must wipe out the one who carries the name of the house.
  • James
    Doris,
    It means all men that are able to go to war.
    God bless.

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