|New International Version (© 2011)|
"Take them alive!" he ordered. So they took them alive and slaughtered them by the well of Beth Eked--forty-two of them. He left no survivor.
King James Bible
And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.
American Standard Version
And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing-house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Catch them alive;' and they catch them alive, and slaughter them at the pit of the shearing-house, forty and two men, and he hath not left a man of them.
2 Kings 10:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The pit of the shearing house - Probably the place where they washed the sheep previously to shearing, or the fleeces after they were shorn off.
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Take them alive
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2 Kings 10:14 Parallel CommentariesAlive Beth Beth-Eked Catch Death Eked Forty Forty-Two House Killed Meeting-Place Ordered Persons Pit Remaining Shearing Shearing-House Slaughter Slaughtered Slew Spared Survivor Water-HoleAlive Beth Beth-Eked Catch Death Eked Forty Forty-Two House Killed Meeting-Place Ordered Persons Pit Remaining Shearing Shearing-House Slaughter Slaughtered Slew Spared Survivor Water-HoleTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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2 Kings 10:12 Jehu then set out and went toward Samaria. At Beth Eked of the Shepherds,
2 Kings 10:13 he met some relatives of Ahaziah king of Judah and asked, "Who are you?" They said, "We are relatives of Ahaziah, and we have come down to greet the families of the king and of the queen mother."
2 Kings 10:15 After he left there, he came upon Jehonadab son of Rekab, who was on his way to meet him. Jehu greeted him and said, "Are you in accord with me, as I am with you?" "I am," Jehonadab answered. "If so," said Jehu, "give me your hand." So he did, and Jehu helped him up into the chariot.
Jeremiah 41:5 eighty men who had shaved off their beards, torn their clothes and cut themselves came from Shechem, Shiloh and Samaria, bringing grain offerings and incense with them to the house of the LORD.