2 Kings 21:13

Overview - 2 Kings 21
Manasseh's reign.
His great idolatry.
10 His wickedness causes prophecies against Judah.
17 Amon succeeds him.
19 Amon's wicked reign.
23 He being slain by his servants, and those murderers slain by the people, Josiah is made king.
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2 Kings 21:13  (King James Version)
And I will stretch over Jerusalem the line of Samaria, and the plummet of the house of Ahab: and I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.
 


I will stretch
This metaphor is taken from the custom of using a line in measuring land, and in dividing portions of it among several persons. Samaria was taken, pillaged, and ruined, and its inhabitants carried into captivity: Jerusalem shall have the same measure.
17:6 Isaiah 10:22 ; 28:17 34:11 Lamentations 2:8 ; Ezekiel 23:31-34 ; Amos 7:7 Amos 7:8
Zechariah 1:16

the plummet
10:11 1 Kings 21:21-24

I will wipe
I will empty Jerusalem of all its wealth and inhabitants, as truly as a dish turned up and wiped is emptied of its contents.
1 Kings 14:10 ; Isaiah 14:23 ; Jeremiah 25:9 ; Ezekiel 24:10 Ezekiel 24:11 ; Revelation 18:21-23

wiping it, and turning it upside down
Hebrew he wipeth and
turneth it upon the face thereof.
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