2 Kings 9:37
New International Version
Jezebel's body will be like dung on the ground in the plot at Jezreel, so that no one will be able to say, 'This is Jezebel.'"

New Living Translation
Her remains will be scattered like dung on the plot of land in Jezreel, so that no one will be able to recognize her.’”

English Standard Version
and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the territory of Jezreel, so that no one can say, This is Jezebel.’”

Berean Study Bible
And Jezebel’s body will lie like dung in the field on the plot of ground at Jezreel, so that no one can say: This is Jezebel.’ ”

King James Bible
And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

New King James Version
and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as refuse on the surface of the field, in the plot at Jezreel, so that they shall not say, “Here lies Jezebel.” ’ ”

New American Standard Bible
and the corpse of Jezebel will be like dung on the face of the field in the property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”

NASB 1995
and the corpse of Jezebel will be as dung on the face of the field in the property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, "This is Jezebel."'"

NASB 1977
and the corpse of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”

Amplified Bible
The corpse of Jezebel will be like dung on the surface of the field in the property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”

Christian Standard Bible
Jezebel’s corpse will be like manure on the surface of the ground in the plot of land at Jezreel so that no one will be able to say: This is Jezebel.’ ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Jezebel's corpse will be like manure on the surface of the field in the plot of land at Jezreel so that no one will be able to say: This is Jezebel.'"

American Standard Version
and the body of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the carcass of Jezabel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezrael, so that they shall not say, This is Jezabel.

Contemporary English Version
And he warned that her bones would be spread all over the ground like manure, so that no one could tell who it was."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the flesh of Jezabel shall be as dung upon the face of the earth in the field of Jezrahel, so that they who pass by shall say: Is this that same Jezabel?

English Revised Version
and the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

Good News Translation
Her remains will be scattered there like dung, so that no one will be able to identify them.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jezebel's corpse will be like manure on the ground in the fields surrounding Jezreel so that no one will be able to say that this is Jezebel.'"

International Standard Version
and her corpse will lie like dung on the surface of the field on the property in Jezreel, but no one will say, "This is Jezebel."'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
and the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say: This is Jezebel.'

Literal Standard Version
and the carcass of Jezebel has been as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, that they do not say, This [is] Jezebel.”

NET Bible
Jezebel's corpse will be like manure on the surface of the ground in the plot of land at Jezreel. People will not be able to even recognize her.'"

New Heart English Bible
and the body of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, so that they shall not say, "This is Jezebel."'"

World English Bible
and the body of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, so that they shall not say, "This is Jezebel."'"

Young's Literal Translation
and the carcase of Jezebel hath been as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, that they say not, This is Jezebel.'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
The Murder of Jezebel
36So they went back and told Jehu, who replied, “This is the word of the LORD, which He spoke through His servant Elijah the Tishbite: ‘On the plot of ground at Jezreel the dogs will devour the flesh of Jezebel. 37And Jezebel’s body will lie like dung in the field on the plot of ground at Jezreel, so that no one can say: This is Jezebel.’”

Cross References
Joshua 15:56
Jezreel, Jokdeam, Zanoah,

Isaiah 5:25
Therefore the anger of the LORD burns against His people; His hand is raised against them to strike them down. The mountains quake, and the corpses lay like refuse in the streets. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.

Jeremiah 8:1
"At that time," declares the LORD, "the bones of the kings of Judah, the bones of the officials, the bones of the priests, the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the people of Jerusalem will be removed from their graves.

Jeremiah 8:2
They will be exposed to the sun and moon, and to all the host of heaven which they have loved, served, followed, consulted, and worshiped. Their bones will not be gathered up or buried, but will become like dung lying on the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung on the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

the carcase

Psalm 83:10
Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.

Ecclesiastes 6:3
If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.

Isaiah 14:18-20
All the kings of the nations, even all of them, lie in glory, every one in his own house…









(37) And the carcase of Jezebel.--This continuation of the prophecy is not given in 1Kings 21:23. It is probably original; not "a free expansion" by Jehu, as Keil asserts.

Shall be.--It is questionable whether the Hebrew text is to be read as a rare ancient form weh?y?th); or simply as an instance of defective writing (weh?yeth?). We prefer the second view.

As dung.--Comp. Psalm 83:10.

So that they shall not say.--Comp. Genesis 11:7 for the construction. The sense is, So that men will no longer be able to recognise her mangled remains.

Verse 37. - And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field (comp. Psalm 83:10; Zephaniah 1:17; Jeremiah 9:22; Jeremiah 16:4, etc.). The expression was proverbial. In the portion of Jezreel (see the comment on the preceding verse); so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel. The fragments of the body were so scattered that there could be no collective tomb, no place whereat admirers could congregate and say, "Here lies the great queen - here lies Jezebel." To rest in no tomb was viewed as a shame and a disgrace.





Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
And Jezebel’s
אִיזֶ֗בֶל (’î·ze·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 348: Jezebel -- queen of Israel with King Ahab

body
נִבְלַ֣ת (niḇ·laṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5038: A flabby thing, a carcase, carrion, an idol

will lie
וְֽהָיְתָ֞ה (wə·hā·yə·ṯāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

like dung
כְּדֹ֛מֶן (kə·ḏō·men)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1828: Manure

in the field
הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

in the plot
בְּחֵ֣לֶק (bə·ḥê·leq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2506: Portion, tract, territory

at Jezreel,
יִזְרְעֶ֑אל (yiz·rə·‘el)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3157: Jezreel -- 'God sows', two Israelites, also two cities in Israel, also a valley in Northern Israel

so that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

no one
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

can say:
יֹאמְר֖וּ (yō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

This
זֹ֥את (zōṯ)
Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

is Jezebel.’”
אִיזָֽבֶל׃ (’î·zā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 348: Jezebel -- queen of Israel with King Ahab


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