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1 Kings 21:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And of Jezebel also spake Jehovah, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the rampart of Jezreel.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Of Jezebel also has the LORD spoken, saying, ‘The dogs will eat Jezebel in the district of Jezreel.’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And of Jezebel also spoke the LORD, saying, the dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And of Jezebel also spoke Jehovah saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the moat of Jizreel.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Moreover also, concerning Jezebel, hath Yahweh spoken, saying,—The dogs, shall eat Jezebel, in the town-land of Jezreel:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'And also of Jezebel hath Jehovah spoken, saying, The dogs do eat Jezebel in the bulwark of Jezreel;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And of Jezabel also, the Lord spoke, saying: The dogs shall eat Jezabel in the field of Jezrahel.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And of Iezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eate Iezebel by the wall of Iezreel.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord spoke of Jezebel{gr.Jezabel}, saying, The dogs shall devour her within the fortification of Jezreel{gr.Jezrael}.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And of Izevel also spake Yahweh, saying, The dogs shall eat Izevel by the wall of Yizreel.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And of zevel אִיזֶבֶל 348
{0348} Prime
אִיזֶבֶל
'Iyzebel
{ee-zeh'-bel}
From H0336 and H2083; chaste, Izebel, the wife of king Ahab.
also x1571
(1571) Complement
גַּם
gam
{gam}
By contraction from an unused root meaning to gather; properly assemblage; used only adverbially also, even, yea, though; often repeated as correlation both... and.
spake 1696
{1696} Prime
דִּבֵּר
dabar
{daw-bar'}
A primitive root; perhaps properly to arrange; but used figuratively (of words) to speak; rarely (in a destructive sense) to subdue.
z8765
<8765> Grammar
Stem - Piel (See H8840)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2121
Yhw יָהוֶה, 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
The dogs 3611
{3611} Prime
כֶּלֶב
keleb
{keh'-leb}
From an unused root meaning to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute.
shall eat 398
{0398} Prime
אָכַל
'akal
{aw-kal'}
A primitive root; to eat (literally or figuratively).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
zevel אִיזֶבֶל 348
{0348} Prime
אִיזֶבֶל
'Iyzebel
{ee-zeh'-bel}
From H0336 and H2083; chaste, Izebel, the wife of king Ahab.
by the wall 2426
{2426} Prime
חֵיל
cheyl
{khale}
A collateral form of H2428; an army; also (by analogy) an intrenchment.
of Yizr`el יִזרְעֶאל. 3157
{3157} Prime
יִזְרְעֶאל
Yizr@`e'l
{yiz-reh-ale'}
From H2232 and H0410; God will sow; Jizreel, the name of two places in Palestine and of two Israelites.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

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Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on 1 Kings 21:17-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

1 Kings 21:23

By the wall — Or, in the portion, as it is explained 2 Kings 9:36.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Jezebel:

1 Kings 21:25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did sell himself to work wickedness in the sight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
2 Kings 9:10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and [there shall be] none to bury [her]. And he opened the door, and fled.
2 Kings 9:30-37 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard [of it]; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window. ... 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.

the dogs:
Shocking as this must appear to minds that have been humanized by the kindly influence of Christianity, we still find similar instances in the accounts of modern travellers. Mr. Bruce says, that when at Gondar, "the bodies of those killed by the sword were hewn to pieces and scattered about the streets, being denied burial. I was miserable, and almost driven to despair, at seeing my hunting dogs, twice let loose by the carelessness of my servants, bringing into the court-yard the heads and arms of slaughtered men, and which I could no way prevent, but by the destruction of the dogs themselves."

wall:
or, ditch.
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