2 Kings 10:12
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New International Version
Jehu then set out and went toward Samaria. At Beth Eked of the Shepherds,

New Living Translation
Then Jehu set out for Samaria. Along the way, while he was at Beth-eked of the Shepherds,

English Standard Version
Then he set out and went to Samaria. On the way, when he was at Beth-eked of the Shepherds,

New American Standard Bible
Then he arose and departed and went to Samaria. On the way while he was at Beth-eked of the shepherds,

King James Bible
And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then he set out and went on his way to Samaria. On the way, while he was at Beth-eked of the Shepherds,

International Standard Version
Then Jehu got up, left the city, and went to Samaria. When he arrived at the shearing house that was located on the way,

NET Bible
Jehu then left there and set out for Samaria. While he was traveling through Beth Eked of the Shepherds,

New Heart English Bible
He arose and departed, and went to Samaria. As he was at Beth Eked of the Shepherds on the way,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then Jehu left for Samaria. When he came to Beth Eked of the Shepherds,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he arose and departed, and went to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing-house of the shepherds in the way,

New American Standard 1977
Then he arose and departed, and went to Samaria. On the way while he was at Beth-eked of the shepherds,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he arose and departed and came to Samaria. And as he was at a pastor's shearing house in the way,

King James 2000 Bible
And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

American King James Version
And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

American Standard Version
And he arose and departed, and went to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing-house of the shepherds in the way,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he arose, and went to Samaria: and when he was come to the shepherds' cabin in the way,

Darby Bible Translation
And he rose up and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shepherds' meeting-place on the way,

English Revised Version
And he arose and departed, and went to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house of the shepherds in the way,

Webster's Bible Translation
And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing-house in the way,

World English Bible
He arose and departed, and went to Samaria. As he was at the shearing house of the shepherds on the way,

Young's Literal Translation
And he riseth, and cometh in and goeth to Samaria; he is at the shepherds' shearing-house in the way,
Study Bible
Juhu Slays Ahaziah's Brothers
11So Jehu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men and his acquaintances and his priests, until he left him without a survivor. 12Then he arose and departed and went to Samaria. On the way while he was at Beth-eked of the shepherds, 13Jehu met the relatives of Ahaziah king of Judah and said, "Who are you?" And they answered, "We are the relatives of Ahaziah; and we have come down to greet the sons of the king and the sons of the queen mother."…
Cross References
2 Kings 10:11
So Jehu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men and his acquaintances and his priests, until he left him without a survivor.

2 Kings 10:13
Jehu met the relatives of Ahaziah king of Judah and said, "Who are you?" And they answered, "We are the relatives of Ahaziah; and we have come down to greet the sons of the king and the sons of the queen mother."

2 Kings 10:14
He said, "Take them alive." So they took them alive and killed them at the pit of Beth-eked, forty-two men; and he left none of them.
Treasury of Scripture

And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

shearing house [heb] house of shepherds binding sheep

(12) And he arose . . . and came.--So the Syriac, rightly. The common Hebrew text has, "And he arose and came and departed."

And as he was at the shearing house in the way.--Rather, He was at Beth-eqed-haroim on the way. The Targum renders: "He was at the shepherds' meeting-house on the way." The place was probably a solitary building, which served as a rendezvous for the shepherds of the neighbourhood. (The root 'aqad means "to bind," or "knot together;" hence the common explanation of the name is "the shepherds' binding house," i.e., the place where they bound their sheep for the shearing. But the idea of binding is easily connected with that of meeting, gathering together: comp. our words band, knot.) The LXX. has: "He was at Baithakad (or Baithakath) of the shepherds." Eusebius mentions a place called Beithakad, fifteen Roman miles from Legio (Lejjn), identical with the present Beitkd, six miles east of Jenn, in the plain of Esdraelon; but this seems too far off the route from Jezreel to Samaria, which passes Jenn.

Verses 12-14. - The massacre of the brethren of Ahaziah. Verse 12. - And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria; rather, went on his way to Samaria (ἐπορεύθη εἰς Σαμάρειαν, LXX.). Having arranged matters at Jezreel as his interests required, and secured the adhesion of the Samaritan "great men," Jehu now sot out for the capital. The narrative from this point to ver. 17 is of events that happened to him while he was upon his road. And as he was at the shearing-house in the way. Between Jezreel and Samaria was a station where the shepherds of the district were accustomed to shear their flocks. The custom gave name to the place, which became known as Beth-Eked (Βαιθακάθ, LXX.; Beth-Akad, Jerome), "the house of binding," from the practice of tying the sheep's four feet together before shearing them, The situation has not been identified. To make a clear riddance there of all that belonged to Ahab, as at Jezreel, and abolish idolatry there:

and as he was at the shearing house in the way; or, "the house of the binding of the shepherds", who, in shearing their sheep, bind their legs together; the Targum is,"the house of the gathering of the shepherds;''where they used to meet and converse together; with some it is the proper name of a place, Betheked, a country village between Jezreel and Samaria. Jerom speaks (q) of a village of this name, situated in a large plain, about fifteen miles from a place called Legion, which village he takes to be this here.

(q) De loc. Heb. fol. 89. K. 10:1-14 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 nor can command any thing unjust or unreasonable. Jehu destroyed all that 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 think upon the vast number of the wicked waiting their awful sentence of everlasting fire; when the whole sum of death and misery has been considered, the solemn question occurs, Who slew all these? The answer is, SIN. Shall we then harbour sin in our bosoms, and seek for happiness from that which is the cause of all misery?
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