2 Kings 15:10

10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:10 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 15:10

And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him
A friend of his, as Josephus F17 calls him, encouraged by the dissatisfaction of the people to him:

and smote him before the people, and slew him;
in a public manner, the people consenting to it, and approving of it, not liking Zachariah to be their king;

and reigned in his stead;
though but a very short time.


FOOTNOTES:

F17 Antiqu. l. 9. c. 11. sect. 1.

2 Kings 15:10 In-Context

8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.
9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
12 This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.