Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, “Pick him up and throw him on the plot of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for remember how when you and I rode together after Ahab his father, Yahweh laid this pronouncement on him: Bible see other translations

“pronouncement.” The Hebrew word can also mean “burden.” The word of the Lord can be a burden to the prophet, and then, when it is spoken, can be a burden to the people. It might have been more clear in English to say “burdensome message” instead of “burden,” but the Hebrew word is “burden.”

[For more information on “burden,” see commentary on Malachi 1:1.]

Commentary for: 2 Kings 9:25