2 Kings 9:32
New International Version
He looked up at the window and called out, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked down at him.

New Living Translation
Jehu looked up and saw her at the window and shouted, “Who is on my side?” And two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

English Standard Version
And he lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

Berean Study Bible
He looked up at the window and called out, “Who is on my side? Who?” And two or three eunuchs looked down at him.

King James Bible
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.

New King James Version
And he looked up at the window, and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” So two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

New American Standard Bible
Then he raised his face toward the window and said, “Who is with me, who?” And two or three officials looked down at him.

NASB 1995
Then he lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” And two or three officials looked down at him.

NASB 1977
Then he lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” And two or three officials looked down at him.

Amplified Bible
Then Jehu raised his face toward the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” And two or three officials looked down at him.

Christian Standard Bible
He looked up toward the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who? ” Two or three eunuchs looked down at him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He looked up toward the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” Two or three eunuchs looked down at him,

American Standard Version
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he lifted his face to the window and said: “Who is with me?” And two or three Eunuchs appeared to him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he lifted up his face toward the window, and saw her, and said, Who art thou? Come down with me. And two eunuchs looked down towards him.

Contemporary English Version
He looked up toward the window and asked, "Is anyone up there on my side?" A few palace workers stuck their heads out of a window,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jehu lifted up his face to the window, and said : Who is this? And two or three eunuchs bowed down to him.

English Revised Version
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.

Good News Translation
Jehu looked up and shouted, "Who is on my side?" Two or three palace officials looked down at him from a window,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Looking up at the window, he asked, "Is anyone on my side? Anyone?" Then two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

International Standard Version
Jehu looked up toward the window and called out, "Who is on my side? Who?" When two or three eunuchs looked out at him,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said: 'Who is on my side? who?' And there looked out to him two or three officers.

Literal Standard Version
And he lifts up his face to the window and says, “Who [is] with me? Who?” And two [or] three eunuchs look out to him;

NET Bible
He looked up at the window and said, "Who is on my side? Who?" Two or three eunuchs looked down at him.

New Heart English Bible
He lifted up his face to the window, and said, "Who is on my side? Who?" Two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

World English Bible
He lifted up his face to the window, and said, "Who is on my side? Who?" Two or three eunuchs looked out at him.

Young's Literal Translation
And he lifteth up his face unto the window, and saith, 'Who is with me? -- who?' and look out unto him do two or three eunuchs;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Murder of Jezebel
31And as Jehu entered the gate, she asked, “Have you come in peace, O Zimri, murderer of your master?” 32He looked up at the window and called out, “Who is on my side? Who?” And two or three eunuchs looked down at him. 33“Throw her down!” yelled Jehu. So they threw her down, and her blood splattered on the wall and on the horses as they trampled her underfoot.…

Cross References
2 Kings 9:7
And you are to strike down the house of your master Ahab, so that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets and the blood of all the servants of the LORD shed by the hand of Jezebel.

2 Kings 9:31
And as Jehu entered the gate, she asked, "Have you come in peace, O Zimri, murderer of your master?"

2 Kings 9:33
"Throw her down!" yelled Jehu. So they threw her down, and her blood splattered on the wall and on the horses as they trampled her underfoot.


Treasury of Scripture

And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.

Who is on my side?

Exodus 32:26
Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, Who is on the LORD'S side? let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the spirit came upon Amasai, who was chief of the captains, and he said, Thine are we, David, and on thy side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then David received them, and made them captains of the band.

2 Chronicles 11:12
And in every several city he put shields and spears, and made them exceeding strong, having Judah and Benjamin on his side.

eunuchs.

Esther 1:10
On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,

Esther 2:15,21
Now when the turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail the uncle of Mordecai, who had taken her for his daughter, was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed. And Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her…

Acts 12:20
And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.









(32) Who is on my side? who?--This hardly implies, as Thenius thinks, that Jezebel had made preparations for resistance. Jehu knew that the imperious and cruel queen was well hated by the palace officials. The "two or three eunuchs," who a moment before had crouched in servile dread before Jezebel, would now be eager to curry favour with the regicide, and, at the same time, wreak their malice upon their former tyrant. (The repetition, "Who is on my side? who?" accords well with Jehu's character. The LXX. has the strange reading, "he saw her, and said, Who art thou? Come down with me." Josephus adopts this; but Thenius shows clearly that it has originated in easy corruptions of the present Hebrew text.)

Verse 32. - And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? Whatever Jezebel's intention, Jehu yielded not a jot; he was deaf to her flatteries, blind to her seductions. He had made up his mind for "war to the knife" before he embarked upon his enterprise, and the feeble attempts of a queen whose part was played out, whose age he knew, and whom he no doubt regarded as an old woman, had no power on him. Instead of responding to her blandishments, he took a stern and hard line. He would not see her privately. He summoned to his aid the menials of the palace - the eunuchs -those on whom beauty has least influence. "Who is on my side? who?" he exclaimed (literally, "Who is with me? who?"); thus calling on the court servants to desert their masters, the guards to turn their swords against their employers, the menials to consummate an intra-palatial revolution. We cannot deny to Jehu the credit of vigor, promptness, audacity, the talent to seize on the opportunity of the moment, and to make the most of it; but he must ever present himself to us as the rough soldier, with no courtesy, with no chivalry, bent on accomplishing his own ends, and shrinking from no deed of blood, no precedent pessimi exempli, if thereby his ends might be brought about. And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs. Eunuchs had become an integral part both of the Jewish and of the Israelite courts from the time of David (1 Chronicles 28:1). They are an institution which almost necessarily accompanies polygamy; and they had long held high office in. Egypt, in Babylon, and in Assyria. A position outside nature, at variance with all men's natural feelings and aspirations, of necessity depraves the character, weakens the moral principle, and ends by debasing the class. In Oriental history, the lowest, vilest part is always played by the eunuchs of the palace, who are ever ready to take part in any intrigues, in any conspiracies, and who seem to be almost wholly devoid of the ordinary feelings of humanity. The eunuchs who "looked out" to Jehu were probably the chief eunuchs of the palace, who had authority over the others, and indeed over the court officials generally.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He looked up
וַיִּשָּׂ֤א (way·yiś·śā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

at
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the window
הַ֣חַלּ֔וֹן (ha·ḥal·lō·wn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 2474: A window

and called out,
וַיֹּ֕אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Who
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

is on my side?
אִתִּ֖י (’it·tî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

Who?”
מִ֑י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

And two
שְׁנַ֥יִם (šə·na·yim)
Number - md
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

or three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֖ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 7969: Three, third, thrice

eunuchs
סָרִיסִֽים׃ (sā·rî·sîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 5631: A eunuch, valet, a minister of state

looked down
וַיַּשְׁקִ֣יפוּ (way·yaš·qî·p̄ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 8259: To overhang, look out or down

at him.
אֵלָ֔יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to


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