And AhabH256 had seventyH7657 sonsH1121 in Samaria.H8111 And JehuH3058 wroteH3789 letters,H5612 and sentH7971 to Samaria,H8111 to the rulersH8269 of Jezreel,H3157 to the elders,H2205 and to them that broughtH539 up Ahab'sH256 children, saying,H559
NowH6258 as soon as thisH2088 letterH5612 comesH935 to you, seeing your master'sH113 sonsH1121 are with you, and there are with you chariotsH7393 and horses,H5483 a fencedH4013 cityH5892 also, and armor;H5402
LookH7200 even out the bestH2896 and meetH3477 of your master'sH113 sons,H1121 and setH7760 him onH5921 his father'sH1 throne,H3678 and fightH3898 for your master'sH113 house.H1004
But they were exceedinglyH3966 afraid,H3372 and said,H559 Behold,H2009 twoH8147 kingsH4428 stoodH5975 not beforeH6440 him: howH349 then shall we stand?H5975
And he that was overH5921 the house,H1004 and he that was overH5921 the city,H5892 the eldersH2205 also, and the bringersH539 up of the children, sentH7971 to Jehu,H3058 saying,H559 We are your servants,H5650 and will doH6213 allH3605 that you shall bidH559 us; we will not make anyH376 king:H4427 doH6213 you that which is goodH2896 in your eyes.H5869
Then he wroteH3789 a letterH5612 the secondH8145 time to them, saying,H559 IfH518 you be mine, and if you will listenH8085 to my voice,H6963 takeH3947 you the headsH7218 of the menH582 your master'sH113 sons,H1121 and comeH935 to me to JezreelH3157 by to morrowH4279 this time.H6256 Now the king'sH4428 sons,H1121 being seventyH7657 persons,H376 were with the greatH1419 men of the city,H5892 which broughtH1431 them up.
And it cameH1961 to pass, when the letterH5612 cameH935 to them, that they tookH3947 the king'sH4428 sons,H1121 and slewH7819 seventyH7657 persons,H376 and putH7760 their headsH7218 in baskets,H1731 and sentH7971 him them to Jezreel.H3157
And there cameH935 a messenger,H4397 and toldH5046 him, saying,H559 They have broughtH935 the headsH7218 of the king'sH4428 sons.H1121 And he said,H559 LayH7760 you them in twoH8147 heapsH6652 at the enteringH6607 in of the gateH8179 untilH5704 the morning.H1242
And it cameH1961 to pass in the morning,H1242 that he wentH3318 out, and stood,H5975 and saidH559 to allH3605 the people,H5971 You be righteous:H6662 behold,H2009 I conspiredH7194 againstH5921 my master,H113 and slewH2026 him: but whoH4310 slewH5221 allH3605 these?H428
KnowH3045 nowH645 that there shall fallH5307 to the earthH776 nothingH3808 of the wordH1697 of the LORD,H3068 whichH834 the LORDH3068 spokeH1696 concerningH5921 the houseH1004 of Ahab:H256 for the LORDH3068 has doneH6213 that whichH834 he spokeH1696 by his servantH5650 Elijah.H452
So JehuH3058 slewH5221 allH3605 that remainedH7604 of the houseH1004 of AhabH256 in Jezreel,H3157 and allH3605 his greatH1419 men, and his kinfolks,H3045 and his priests,H3548 untilH5704 he leftH7604 him noneH1115 remaining.H8300
And he aroseH6965 and departed,H935 and cameH1980 to Samaria.H8111 And as he was at the shearingH1044 H7462 houseH1004 in the way,H1870
JehuH3058 metH4672 with the brothersH251 of AhaziahH274 kingH4428 of Judah,H3063 and said,H559 WhoH4310 are you? And they answered,H559 We are the brothersH251 of Ahaziah;H274 and we goH3381 downH3381 to saluteH7965 the childrenH1121 of the kingH4428 and the childrenH1121 of the queen.H1377
And he said,H559 TakeH8610 them alive.H2416 And they tookH8610 them alive,H2416 and slewH7819 them at the pitH953 of the shearingH1044 house,H1004 even twoH8147 and fortyH705 men;H376 neitherH3808 leftH7604 he anyH376 of them.
And when he was departedH3212 there,H8033 he lightedH4672 onH854 JehonadabH3082 the sonH1121 of RechabH7394 coming to meetH7125 him: and he salutedH1288 him, and saidH559 to him, Is your heartH3824 right,H3477 as my heartH3824 is with your heart?H3824 And JehonadabH3082 answered,H559 It is. If it be, giveH5414 me your hand.H3027 And he gaveH5414 him his hand;H3027 and he tookH5927 him up to him intoH413 the chariot.H4818
And he said,H559 ComeH3212 with me, and seeH7200 my zealH7068 for the LORD.H3068 So they made him rideH7392 in his chariot.H7393
And when he cameH935 to Samaria,H8111 he slewH5221 allH3605 that remainedH7604 to AhabH256 in Samaria,H8111 tillH5704 he had destroyedH8045 him, according to the sayingH1697 of the LORD,H3068 whichH834 he spokeH1696 to Elijah.H452
And JehuH3058 gatheredH6908 allH3605 the peopleH5971 together, and saidH559 to them, AhabH256 servedH5647 BaalH1168 a little;H4592 but JehuH3058 shall serveH5647 him much.H7235
NowH6258 therefore callH7121 to me allH3605 the prophetsH5030 of Baal,H1168 allH3605 his servants,H5647 and allH3605 his priests;H3548 let noneH376 H408 be wanting:H6485 for I have a greatH1419 sacrificeH2077 to do to Baal;H1168 whoeverH3605 H834 shall be wanting,H6485 he shall not live.H2421 But JehuH3058 didH6213 it in subtlety,H6122 to the intentH4616 that he might destroyH6 the worshippersH5647 of Baal.H1168
And JehuH3058 said,H559 ProclaimH6942 a solemnH6116 assemblyH6116 for Baal.H1168 And they proclaimedH7121 it.
And JehuH3058 sentH7971 through allH3605 Israel:H3478 and allH3605 the worshippersH5647 of BaalH1168 came,H935 so that there was not a manH376 leftH7604 that cameH935 not. And they cameH935 into the houseH1004 of Baal;H1168 and the houseH1004 of BaalH1168 was fullH4390 from one endH6310 to another.
And he saidH559 to him that was overH5921 the vestry,H4458 BringH3318 forthH3318 vestmentsH3830 for allH3605 the worshippersH5647 of Baal.H1168 And he broughtH3318 them forthH3318 vestments.H4403
And JehuH3058 went,H935 and JehonadabH3082 the sonH1121 of Rechab,H7394 into the houseH1004 of Baal,H1168 and saidH559 to the worshippersH5647 of Baal,H1168 Search,H2664 and lookH7200 that there be hereH6311 with you none of the servantsH5650 of the LORD,H3068 but the worshippersH5647 of BaalH1168 only.H905
And when they wentH935 in to offerH6213 sacrificesH2077 and burntH5930 offerings, JehuH3058 appointedH7760 fourscoreH8084 menH376 without,H2351 and said,H559 If any of the menH582 whomH834 I have broughtH935 intoH5921 your handsH3027 escape,H4422 he that lets him go, his lifeH5315 shall be for the lifeH5315 of him.
And it cameH1961 to pass, as soon as he had made an endH3615 of offeringH6213 the burntH5930 offering, that JehuH3058 saidH559 to the guardH7323 and to the captains,H7991 GoH935 in, and slayH5221 them; let noneH408 comeH3381 forth.H3318 And they smoteH5221 them with the edgeH6310 of the sword;H2719 and the guardH7323 and the captainsH7991 castH7993 them out, and wentH3212 to the cityH5892 of the houseH1004 of Baal.H1168
And they broughtH3318 forthH3318 the imagesH4676 out of the houseH1004 of Baal,H1168 and burnedH8313 them.
And they brokeH5422 downH5422 the imageH4676 of Baal,H1168 and brokeH5422 downH5422 the houseH1004 of Baal,H1168 and madeH7760 it a draughtH4280 house to thisH2088 day.H3117
ThusH3541 JehuH3058 destroyedH8045 BaalH1168 out of Israel.H3478
However, from the sinsH2399 of JeroboamH3379 the sonH1121 of Nebat,H5028 whoH834 made IsraelH3478 to sin,H2398 JehuH3058 departedH5493 not from afterH310 them, to wit, the goldenH2091 calvesH5695 that were in Bethel,H1008 and that were in Dan.H1835
And the LORDH3068 saidH559 to Jehu,H3058 BecauseH3282 H834 you have done wellH2895 in executingH6213 that which is rightH3477 in my eyes,H5869 and have doneH6213 to the houseH1004 of AhabH256 according to allH3605 that was in my heart,H3824 your childrenH1121 of the fourthH7243 generation shall sitH3427 onH5921 the throneH3678 of Israel.H3478
But JehuH3058 took noH3808 heedH8104 to walkH3212 in the lawH8451 of the LORDH3068 GodH430 of IsraelH3478 with allH3605 his heart:H3824 for he departedH5493 not from the sinsH2403 of Jeroboam,H3379 whichH834 made IsraelH3478 to sin.H2398
In thoseH1992 daysH3117 the LORDH3068 beganH2490 to cutH7096 IsraelH3478 short: and HazaelH2371 smoteH5221 them in allH3605 the coastsH1366 of Israel;H3478
From JordanH3383 eastward,H4217 H8121 allH3605 the landH776 of Gilead,H1568 the Gadites,H1425 and the Reubenites,H7206 and the Manassites,H4520 from Aroer,H6177 whichH834 is by the riverH5158 Arnon,H769 even GileadH1568 and Bashan.H1316
Now the restH3499 of the actsH1697 of Jehu,H3058 and allH3605 that he did,H6213 and allH3605 his might,H1369 are they not writtenH3789 in the bookH5612 of the chroniclesH1697 H3117 of the kingsH4428 of Israel?H3478
And JehuH3058 sleptH7901 with his fathers:H1 and they buriedH6912 him in Samaria.H8111 And JehoahazH3059 his sonH1121 reignedH4427 in his stead.H8478
And the timeH3117 that JehuH3058 reignedH4427 overH5921 IsraelH3478 in SamariaH8111 was twentyH6242 and eightH8083 years.H8141