The Meaning of 2 Kings 9:31 Explained

2 Kings 9:31

KJV: And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master?

YLT: And Jehu hath come into the gate, and she saith, 'Was there peace to Zimri -- slayer of his lord?'

Darby: And when Jehu came in at the gate, she said, Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of his master?

ASV: And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Is it peace, thou Zimri, thy master's murderer?

What does 2 Kings 9:31 Mean?

Context Summary

2 Kings 9:27-37 - "the Word Of The Lord By Elijah"
Let us read again 1 Kings 21:23. How those words came back to the two men, who had heard them from the lips of God's servant years before! God's mills grind slowly, but to powder. In a deep sense Ahab's blood was licked by dogs, as it flowed from the gaping wounds of his son. As a man sows he reaps, and when his children follow his steps, they too reap. But Ezekiel makes it perfectly clear that a godly son may break the entail of his father's iniquities. See Ezekiel 18:1-32, which has a most important bearing on the modern doctrine of heredity.
Jezebel's heart was proud and unbroken. She thought to make the conqueror the slave of her charms. When these failed, she taunted him with the fate of Zimri, so closely associated with the rise of Ahab's family to the throne. His reign of seven days was thrown in Jehu's teeth, 1 Kings 16:15, etc. But Jezebel could not avert her fate. Her very chamberlains turned against her. How often does God's representative ask the same question, "Who is on my side?" Let us heed the challenge and dare to "look out" in answer! There is service appointed for us all, and we must not fail to render it. [source]

Chapter Summary: 2 Kings 9

1  Elisha sends a young prophet with instructions to anoint Jehu at Ramoth Gilead
4  The prophet having done his message, flees
11  Jehu, being made king by the soldiers, kills Joram in the field of Naboth
27  Ahaziah is slain at Gur, and buried at Jerusalem
30  Proud Jezebel is thrown down out of a window, and eaten by dogs

What do the individual words in 2 Kings 9:31 mean?

And as Jehu entered at the gate and she said [is it] peace Zimri murderer of your master
וְיֵה֖וּא בָּ֣א בַשָּׁ֑עַר וַתֹּ֣אמֶר הֲשָׁל֔וֹם זִמְרִ֖י הֹרֵ֥ג ؟ אֲדֹנָֽיו

וְיֵה֖וּא  And  as  Jehu 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: יֵהוּא  
Sense: the king of the northern kingdom Israel who overthrew the dynasty of Omri.
בָּ֣א  entered 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Perfect, third person masculine singular
Root: בֹּוא 
Sense: to go in, enter, come, go, come in.
בַשָּׁ֑עַר  at  the  gate 
Parse: Preposition-b, Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: שַׁעַר  
Sense: gate.
וַתֹּ֣אמֶר  and  she  said 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person feminine singular
Root: אָמַר 
Sense: to say, speak, utter.
הֲשָׁל֔וֹם  [is  it]  peace 
Parse: Article, Noun, masculine singular
Root: שָׁלֹום  
Sense: completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
זִמְרִ֖י  Zimri 
Parse: Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: זִמְרִי 
Sense: the son of Salu, a Simeonite chieftain, slain by Phinehas with the Midianitish princess Cozbi.
הֹרֵ֥ג  murderer 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Participle, masculine singular construct
Root: הָרַג  
Sense: to kill, slay, murder, destroy, murderer, slayer, out of hand.
؟ אֲדֹנָֽיו  of  your  master 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural construct, third person masculine singular
Root: אָדֹון  
Sense: firm, strong, lord, master.

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