2 Kings 10:15

Overview - 2 Kings 10
Jehu, by his letters, causes seventy of Ahab's children to be beheaded.
He excuses the fact by the prophecy of Elijah.
12 At the shearing house he slays two and forty of Ahaziah's brethren.
15 He takes Jehonadab into his company.
18 By subtilty he destroys all the worshippers of Baal.
29 Jehu follows Jeroboam's sins.
32 Hazael oppresses Israel.
34 Jehoahaz succeeds Jehu.
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2 Kings 10:15  (King James Version)
And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot.

lighted on
Hebrew found.
13 ; 9:21 *margins

Jeremiah 35:6 Jeremiah 35:8 Jeremiah 35:14-19

1 Chronicles 2:55

Hebrew blessed.
Genesis 31:55 ; Genesis 47:7 Genesis 47:10

Is thine heart right
1 Chronicles 12:17 1 Chronicles 12:18 ; John 21:15-17 ; Galatians 4:12

give me
Ezra 10:19 ; Ezekiel 17:18 ; Galatians 2:9

he took him
Jehu asked for the hand of Jehonadab not merely for the purpose of assisting him into the chariot, but that he might give him an assurance that he would assist him in the prosecution of his desires; for giving the hand is considered as a pledge of friendship and fidelity, or a form of entering into a contract, among all nations
Mr. Bruce relates, that when he entreated the protection of a {sheikh,} the great people who were assembled came, "and after joining hands, repeated a kind of prayer, of about two minutes long; by which they declared themselves and their children accursed, if ever they lifted their hands against me in the {tell,} (or field) in the desert, or on the river; or, in case that I, or mine, should fly to them for refuge, if they did not protect us at the risk of their lives, their families, and their fortunes, or, as they emphatically expressed it, to the death of the last male child among them." Another striking instance occurs in Ockley's History of the Saracens. Telha, just before he died, asked one of Ali's men if he belonged to the emperor of the faithful; and being informed that he did, "Give me then," said he, "your hand, that I may put mine in it, and by this action renew the oath of fidelity which I have already made to Ali."
Acts 8:31