2 Kings 10:3
New International Version
choose the best and most worthy of your master's sons and set him on his father's throne. Then fight for your master's house."

New Living Translation
select the best qualified of your master’s sons to be your king, and prepare to fight for Ahab’s dynasty.”

English Standard Version
select the best and fittest of your master’s sons and set him on his father’s throne and fight for your master’s house.”

Berean Study Bible
select the best and most worthy son of your master, set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.”

King James Bible
Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

New King James Version
choose the best qualified of your master’s sons, set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.

New American Standard Bible
select the best and most capable of your master’s sons and seat him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.”

NASB 1995
select the best and fittest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house."

NASB 1977
select the best and fittest of your master’s sons, and set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.”

Amplified Bible
select the best and most capable of your master’s sons, and set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s [royal] house.”

Christian Standard Bible
select the most qualified of your master’s sons, set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
select the most qualified of your master's sons, set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

American Standard Version
look ye out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And whomever you see who is good and beautiful of the sons of your Master, seat on the throne of his father and fight for the household of your Master.”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
do ye accordingly look out the best and fittest among your master's sons, and set him on the throne of his father, and fight for the house of your master.

Contemporary English Version
choose the best person for the job and make him the next king. Then be prepared to defend Ahab's family.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Choose the best, and him that shall please you most of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for the house of your master.

English Revised Version
look ye out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

Good News Translation
you are to choose the best qualified of the king's descendants, make him king, and fight to defend him."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
choose the best and most honest of your master's heirs, and put him on Ahab's throne. Fight for your master's family."

International Standard Version
select the best and most qualified of your master's sons, set him in place on his father's throne, and fight for your master's dynasty!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
look ye out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.'

Literal Standard Version
that you have seen the best and the most upright of the sons of your lord, and have set [him] on the throne of his father, and fight for the house of your lord.”

NET Bible
pick the best and most capable of your master's sons, place him on his father's throne, and defend your master's dynasty."

New Heart English Bible
Select the best and fittest of your master's sons, set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house."

World English Bible
Select the best and fittest of your master's sons, set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house."

Young's Literal Translation
and ye have seen the best and the uprightest of the sons of your lord, and have set him on the throne of his father, and fight ye for the house of your lord.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jehu Slaughters Ahab's Family
2“When this letter arrives, since your master’s sons are with you and you have chariots and horses, a fortified city and weaponry, 3select the best and most worthy son of your master, set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.” 4But they were terrified and reasoned, “If two kings could not stand against him, how can we?”…

Cross References
2 Kings 10:2
"When this letter arrives, since your master's sons are with you and you have chariots and horses, a fortified city and weaponry,

2 Kings 10:4
But they were terrified and reasoned, "If two kings could not stand against him, how can we?"


Treasury of Scripture

Look even out the best and meet of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

Look even

Deuteronomy 17:14,15
When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that are about me; …

1 Samuel 10:24
And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the people shouted, and said, God save the king.

1 Samuel 11:15
And all the people went to Gilgal; and there they made Saul king before the LORD in Gilgal; and there they sacrificed sacrifices of peace offerings before the LORD; and there Saul and all the men of Israel rejoiced greatly.

fight for

2 Samuel 2:12-17
And Abner the son of Ner, and the servants of Ishbosheth the son of Saul, went out from Mahanaim to Gibeon…

1 Kings 12:21
And when Rehoboam was come to Jerusalem, he assembled all the house of Judah, with the tribe of Benjamin, an hundred and fourscore thousand chosen men, which were warriors, to fight against the house of Israel, to bring the kingdom again to Rehoboam the son of Solomon.

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.









(3) The best and meetest--i.e., the one you think best qualified in every sense (not merely in the moral sense).

Your master's sons.--"Your master" need not mean Jehoram. The story relates to Ahab (2Kings 10:1).

His father's throne--i.e., Ahab's throne. (Comp. 2Chronicles 17:3; 2Chronicles 21:12; 2Chronicles 29:2, where David is called the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoram, and Hezekiah in turn.)

Fight for your master's house.--Jehu thus declares his own warlike intentions, leaving the nobles, whom his prompt and decisive action had taken by surprise, no choice between improvised resistance and instant submission. Knowing Jehu's character as a soldier, they chose the latter.

Verse 3. - Look even out the belt and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne. "Choose," i.e., "among the sons of Joram the strongest, the boldest, and the ablest, and make him king in his father's zoom; take him for your leader against me; do not hesitate and beat about the bush; but at once make up your minds, and let me know what I have to expect." And fight for your master's house. There had been a civil war before the dynasty of Omri succeeded in settling itself on the throne (1 Kings 16:21, 22). Jehu believes, or affects to believe, that there will now be another. He does not deprecate it, but invites it. Probably he felt tolerably confident that the garrison of Samaria, even if called upon by the municipality, would not venture to take up arms against the army of Ramoth-Gilead, which had declared itself in his favor. Still, supposing that it did, he was not fearful of the result.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
select
וּרְאִיתֶ֞ם (ū·rə·’î·ṯem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7200: To see

the best
הַטּ֤וֹב (haṭ·ṭō·wḇ)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

and most worthy
וְהַיָּשָׁר֙ (wə·hay·yā·šār)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3477: Straight, right

son
מִבְּנֵ֣י (mib·bə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

of your master,
אֲדֹנֵיכֶ֔ם (’ă·ḏō·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

set
וְשַׂמְתֶּ֖ם (wə·śam·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 7760: Put -- to put, place, set

him on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

his father’s
אָבִ֑יו (’ā·ḇîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1: Father

throne,
כִּסֵּ֣א (kis·sê)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3678: Seat of honor, throne

and fight
וְהִֽלָּחֲמ֖וּ (wə·hil·lā·ḥă·mū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3898: To feed on, to consume, to battle

for
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

your master’s
אֲדֹנֵיכֶֽם׃ (’ă·ḏō·nê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

house.”
בֵּ֥ית (bêṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1004: A house


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