And it came to pass, when Joram saw, Jehu, that he said, is
it peace, Jehu?
&c.] Have things gone well at Ramothgilead? art thou come in
triumph from thence? or obliged to fly from the Syrians? or art
thou come in a peaceable, or in an hostile manner to me?
and he answered, what peace;
canst thou expect at home or abroad, from me or others:
so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her
witchcrafts are so many?
which may be understood both literally of corporeal whoredom, and
diabolical arts she was addicted to, and figuratively of
idolatry, often called whoredom in Scripture, and of the wicked
arts and methods she made use of to inveigle and entice persons
into it; and both these very often went together; see ( Nahum 3:4 ) and of which
Joram was guilty, at least in part; he connived at all in her,
and did not attempt to restrain her, and therefore had no claim
to peace, protection, and safety.