Sotheythrewherdown - What a terrible death! She was already, by the fall, almost dashed to pieces; and the brutal Jehu trampled her already mangled body under his horse's feet!
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Concise Bible Commentary
Instead of hiding herself, as one afraid of Divine vengeance, Jezebel mocked at fear. See how a heart, hardened against God, will brave it out to the last. There is not a surer presage of ruin, than an unhumbled heart under humbling providences. Let those look at Jezebel's conduct and fate, who use arts to seduce others to commit wickedness, and to draw them aside from the ways of truth and righteousness. Jehu called for aid against Jezebel. When reformation-work is on foot, it is time to ask, Who sides with it? Her attendants delivered her up. Thus she was put to death. See the end of pride and cruelty, and say, The Lord is righteous. When we pamper our bodies, let us think how vile they are; shortly they will be a feast for worms under ground, or beasts above ground. May we all flee from that wrath which is revealed from heaven, against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.
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SDA Bible Commentary (limited)
33. Throw her down. The proud, domineering, tyrannical woman was to perish for her crimes. Such was the demand of justice and such was the decree of God. It was a fitting end to her insolence and arrogance. Thrones resting on violence and corruption will not long endure.
Trode her under foot. To show for her his utter contempt as she was in her dying agonies. The decked and painted body, which had been so ignominiously cast out of the window, had its last spark of life crushed out by the horses and chariot wheels of the furious avenger, with her royal but tainted blood splashing against the palace wall and staining the horses’ feet. Jezebel did not die the death of a queen, but of the contemptible creature she had proved herself to be. She had hated righteousness, and now her nation hated her. She had despised God, and today the world looks back upon her with horror and contempt.
Our condemnation of Jezebel should not lead us to approve, even by our silence, the barbaric course that Jehu followed in dealing with her. The only extenuation for his method of executing judgment on her is that he lived in a violent age. Violence begets violence.