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328 Jehu slayeth Joram.


Jezebei caien by dogs. he and all Israel, because of Hazael king 27 | But when Ahaziah the king of Juof Syria.

dah saw this, he fled by the way of the 1š But king Joram was returned to he garden house. Ard Jehu followed after healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the him, and said, Smite him also in the charSyrians had given him, when he fought iot. And they did so at the going up to with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled said, If it be your minds, then let none go to Megiddo, and died there. forth nor escape out of the city to go to 28 And his servants carried him in a tell it in Jezreel.

chariot to Jerusa lem, and buried him in 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went his sepulchre with his fathers in the city to Jezreel ; for Joram lay there. And, of David. Ahaziah king of Judah was come down 29 And in the eleventh year of Joram to see Joram.

the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign 17 And there stood a watchman on the over Judah. tower in Jezreel, and he spied the com- 30 & And when Jehu was come to Jezpany of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a reel, Jezebel heard of it ; and she painted company. And Joram said, Take an her face, and tired her head, and looked horseman, and send to meet them, and out at a window. let him say, Is it peace?

31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, 18 So there went one on horseback to she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, master? Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast 32 And he lifted up his face to the winthou to do with peace? turn thee behind dow, and said, Who is on my side? who?

And the watchman told, saying, And there looked out to him two or three The messenger came to them, but he | eunuchs. cometh not again.

33 And he said, throw her down. So 19 Then he sent out a second on horse- they threw her down: and some of her hack, which came to them, and said, blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And the horses: and he trode her under foot. Jehn answered, What hast thou to do 34 And when he was come in, he did with peace ? turn thee behind me. eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this

20 And the watchman told, saying, He cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a came even unto them, and cometh not a- king's daughter. gain: and the driving is like thie driving 35 And they went to bury her: but cf Jeliu the son of Niinshi ; for he drive i they found no more of her than the eth furiously,

scull, and the feet, and the palms of her 21 And Joram said, Make ready. And hands. his chariot was made really. And Joram S6 Wherefore they came again, and king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah told him. And he said, This is the word went out, each in his chariot, and they of the Lord, which he spake by his serwent out against Jehu, and met him in vant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite. portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh

22 And it came to pass, when Joram of Jezebel : saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? 37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be And he answered, What peace, so long as dung upon the face of the field in the as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel portion of Jezreel ; so that they shall no: and her witchcrafts are so many?

say, This is Jezebel. 23 And Joram turned his hands, and

CHAP. X. hed, and said to Ahaziah, There is 1 Jehu causeth seventy of Ahab's chiltreachery, O Ahaziah.

dron to be beheaded. '18 He destroyeth 24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full the worshippers of Baal, 29 yet he folstrength, and smote Jehoram between his lo veih Jeroboam's sins. arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.

ria. And Jehu wrote letters, and 25 Then said Jchu to Bidkar his cap- sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jeztain, Take up, and cast him in the por- reel, to the clders, and to them that tion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: brought up Ahab's children, saying, for remember how that, when I and thou 2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to rode together after Ahab his father, the you, seeing your master's sons are with LORD laid this burden upon him;

you, and there are with you chariots and 26 Surely I have seen yesterday the horses, a fenced city also, and armour; blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, 3 Look even out the best and meetest saith the LORD ; and I will requite thee in of your master's sons, and set him on his this plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore father's throne, and fight for your mastake and cast him into the plat of ground, || ter's house. according to the word of the LORD. 4 But they were exceedingly afraid,

Ahab's children beheaded. CHAP. x. Baal's prophets slain. 329 and said, Behold, two kings stood not be- see my zeal for the LORD. So they made fore him: how then shall we stand ? him ríde in his chariot.

5 And he that was over the house, and 17 And when he came to Samaria, he he that was over the city, the elders also, slew all that remained unto Ahab in Saand the bringers up of the children, sent maria, till he had destroyed him, accord'to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, ing to the saying of the LORD, which he and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we spake to Elijah. will not make any king: do tliou that 18 4 And Jehu gathered all the peowhich is good in thine eyes.

ple together, and said unto them, Ahab 6 Then he wrote a letter the second served Baal a little ; but Jehu shall serve time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and him much. if ye will hearken unto my voice, take 19 Now therefore call unto me all the ye the heads of the men your master's prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to his priests ; let none be wanting: for I have morrow this time. Now the king's sons a great sacrifice to do to Baal: whosoever being seventy persons, quere with the great | shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jemen of the city, which brought them up. hu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he

7 And it came to pass, when the letter | might destroy the worshippers of Baal. came to them, that they took the king's 20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn sons, and slew seventy persons, and put assembly for Baal. And they proclaimtheir heads in baskets, and sent him them ed il. to Jezreel.

21 And Jehu sent through all Israel : 8f And there came a messenger, and and all the worshippers of Baal came, so told him, saying, They have brought the that there was not a man left that came heads of the king's sons. And he said, not. And they came into the house of Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering | Baal; and the house of Baal was full from in of the gate until the morning.

one end to another. 9 And it came to pass in the morning, 22 And he said unto him that was over that he went out, and stood, and said to the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, the worshippers of Baal. And he brought I conspired against my master, and slew them forth vestments. him : but who slew all these?

23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the 10 Know now that there shall fall unto son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, the earth nothing of the word of the land said unto the worshippers of Baal, LORD, which the LORD spake concern- Search, and look that there be here with ing the house of Ahab: for the Lord hath you none of the servants of the LORD done that which he spake by his servant but the worshippers of Baal only. Elijah.

24 And when they went in to offer sacil So Jehu slew all that remained of rifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointthe house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his ed fourscore men without, and said, If great men, and his kinsfolk, and his priests, any of the men whom I have brought inuntil he left him none remaining.

to your hands escape, he that leticih him 12 | And he arose and departed, and go, his life shall be for the life of him. came to Samaria. And as he was at the 25 And it came to pass, as soon as he shearing-house in the way,

had made an end of offering the burnt-of13 Jehu met with the brethren of A- fering, that Jehu said to the guard and haziah king of Judah, and said, Who are to the captains, Go in, and slay them ; ye? And they answered, We are the let none come forth. And they smote brethren of Ahaziah ; and we go down them with the edge of the sword ; and to salute the children of the king and the the guard and the captains cast them out, children of the queen.

and went to the city of the house of Baal. 14 And he said, Take them alive. And 26 And they brought forth the images out they took them alive, and slew them at of the house of Baal, and burned them. the pit of the shearing-house, even two 27 And they brake down the image of and forty men ; neither left he any of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, them.

and made it a draught-house unto this 15 And when he was departed thence, day. he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Re- 28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of chab coming to meet him: and he saluted Israel. him, and said to him, Is thine heart 29 Howheit, from the sins of Jeroboam right, as my heart is with thy heart? And the son of Nepat, who made Israel to sin, Jehonadab answered, It is. "If it be, give Jehu departed not from after them, to me thine hand. And he gave him his wit, the golden calves that were in Bethhand ; and he took him up to him into el, and that were in Dan. the chariot.

30 And the Lord said unto Jehu, Be16 And he said, Come with me, and cause thou hast done well in exccuting

330 Hazael smileth the Israelites. II. KINOS.

Jehoash anointed king. that which is right in mine eyes, and 1 about, every man with his weapons in his hast done unto the house of Ahab accord- | hand: and he that cometh within the ing to all that was in mine heart, thy chil-ranges, let him beslain. And be ye with the dren of the fourth generation shall sit on king as he goeth out and as he cometh in. the throne of Israel.

9 And the captains over the hundreds 31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in did according to all things that Jehoiada the law of the Lord God of Israel with the priest commanded : and they took all his heart : for he departed not from every man his men that were to come in the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel on the sabbath, with them that should go to sin.

out on the sabbath, and came to Jehojada 32 9 In those days the Lord began to the priest. cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them 10 And to the captains over hundreds in all the coasts of Israel;

did the priest give king, David's spears 33 From Jordan eastward, all the land and shields, that were in the temple of of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reuben- | the LORD. ites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, 11 And the guard stood, every man which is by the river Arnon, even Gilead with his weapons in his hand, round aand Bashan.

bout the king, from the right corner of 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, | the temple to the left corner of the temple, and all that he did, and all his might, are along by the altar and the temple. they not written in the book of the chron- 12 And he brought forth the king's icles of the kings of Israel?

son, and put the crown upon him, and 35 And Jehu slept with his fathers : gave him the testimony ; and they made and they buried him in Samaria. And him king, and anointed him; and they Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead. clapped their hands, and said, God save

36 And the time that Jehu reigned the king. over Israel in Samaria was twenty and 13 And when Athaliah heard the noise eight years.

of the guard and of the people, she came CHAP. XI.

to the people into the temple of the LORD. 1 Jehoash, being saved from Athaliah's 14 And when she looked, behold, the massacre, 4 is anointed king by Jchoiada. king stood by a pillar, as the manner

ND when Athaliah the mother of was, and the princes and the trumpeters she arose and destroyed all the seed royal. land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets.

2 But Jehosheba, the daughter of king | And Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Joran, sister of Ahaziah, took Joash the Treason, treason! son of Ahaziah, and stole him from a- 15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded mong the king's sons which were slain ; || the captains of the hundrecis, the officers and they hid him, even him and his nurse, of the host, and said unto thein, Have her in the bed-chamber, from Athalich, so that || forth without the ranges : and him that he was not slain.

followeth her kill with the sword. For 3. And he was with her hid in the house the priest had said, Let her not be slain in of the LORD six years. And Athaliah did the house of the LORD. reign over the land.

16 And they laid hands on her; and * ! And the seventh year Jehoiada she went by the way by the which the sent and fetched the rulers over hun- horses came into the king's house: and dreds, with the captains and the guard, there was she slain. and brought them to him into the house 17 | And Jehoiada made a covenant beof the LORD, and made a covenant with tween the LORD and the king and the peothem, and took an oath of them in the ple, that they should be the Lord's people; house of the LORD, and shewed them the between the king also and the people. king's son.

18 And all the people of the land went 5. And he commanded them, saying, into the house of Baal, and brake it down; This is the thing that ye shall do; A his altars and his images brake they in third part of you that enter in on the pieces throughly, and slew Mattan the sabbath shall even be keepers of the watch priest of Baal before the altars. And the of the king's house ;

priest appointed officers over the house of 6 And a third part shall be at the gate of the Lord. Sur; and a third part at the gate behind 19 And he took the rulers over hunthe guard : so shall ye keep the watch of dreds, and the captains, and the guard, the house, that it be not broken down. and all the people of the land; and they

7 And two parts of all you that go brought down the king from the housc forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep of the LORD, and came by the way of che watch of the house of the LORD a

the gate of the guard to the king's housc. bout the king:

And he sat on the throne of the kings. 8 And ye shall compass the king round 20 And all the people of the land re

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Jehoash rcignelh wctl. CHAP. X11, XIII. Ile is slain by his scrtants. 331 foiced, and the city was in quiet: and they || pair the breaches of the house of the Lord, slew Athaliah with the sword beside the land for all that was laid out for the house king's house.

to repair it. 21 Seven years old was Jelioash when 13 Howbeit, there were not made for the ke began to reign.

house of the Lord bowls of silver, snuffCHAP. XII.

ers, basons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, 1 Jehoash reigneth well all the days of Je- or vessels of silver, of the money that was hoiada. 19 He is slain by his servants. brought into the house of the LORD: In the seventh year contenu dekonshe beca

14 But they gave that to the workmen, gan to reign ; and forty years reigned and repaired therewith the house of the he in Jerusalem. And his mother's name || LORD. as Zibiah of Beer-sheba.

15 Moreover, they reckoned not with 2 And Jehoash did that which was the men, into whose hand they delivered right in the sight of the Lord all his the money to be bestowed on workmen : days wherein Jehoiada the priest instruct for they dealt faithfully. ed him.

16 'l'he trespass-money and sin-money 3 But the high places were not taken was not brought into the house of the away: the people still sacrificed and burnt LORD: it was the priests. incense in the high places.

17 | Then Hazael king of Syria went 4 f And Jehoash said to the priests, All up, and fought against Gath, and took the money of the dedicated things that is it: and Hazael set his face to go up to brougiit into the house of the Lord, even Jerusalem. the money of every one that passeth the 18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all account, the money that every man is set the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and at, and all the money that cometh into Jehoram, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings any man's heart to bring into the house of Judah, had dedicated, and his own of the LORD,

hallowed things, and all the gold that 5 Let the priests take it to them, every was found in the treasures of the house man of his acquaintance: and let them of the LORD, and in the king's house, repair the breaches of the house, where and sent it to Hazael king of Syria : and soever any breach shall be found. he went away from Jerusalem.

6 But it was so, that in the three and 19 4 And the rest of the acts of Joash, twentieth year of king Jehoash the priests and all that he did, are they not written had not repaired the breaches of the in the book of the chronicles of the kings house.

of Judah? 7 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoi- 20 And his servants arose, and made ada the priest, and the other priests, and a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house said unto them, Why repair ye not the of Millo, which goeth down to Silla. breaches of the house now therefore 21 For Jozachar the son of Shimeath, receive no more money of your acquaint- and Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his ance, but deliver it for the breaches of servants, smote him, and he died ; and the house.

they buried him with his fathers in the 8 And the priests consented to receive city of David : and Amaziah liis son no more money of the people, neither to reigned in his stead. repair the breaches of the house.

CHAP, XIII. 9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, 1 Jehoahaz's wicked reign. 14 Elisha's and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it death. 20 His bones revive a dead man. cometh into the house of the sole as ane IN the three and twentieth year of Jonash

the son of Ahaziah king of Judah Jethe priests that kept the door put therein hoahaz the son of Jehu began to reign all the

money that ruas brought into the over Israel in Samaria, and reigned sevenhouse of the LORD.

teen years. 10 And it was 80, when they saw that 2 And he did that which was evil in there was much money in the chest, that the sight of the LORD, and followed the the king's scribe and the high priest came sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which up, and they put up in bags, and told the made Israel to sin ; he departed not theremoney that was found in the house of from. the LORD.

3 And the anger of the LORD was 11 And they gave the money, being kindled against Israel, and he delivered told, into the hands of them that did the them into the hand of Hazael king of Sywork, that had the oversight

of the house ria, and into the hand of Ben-hadad the. of the LORD: and they laid it out to the son of Hazael, all their days. carpenters and builders, that wrought 4 And Jehoahaz besought the LORD. epon the house of the LORD,

and the LORD hearkened unto him : for 12 And to masons, and bewers of stone, he saw the oppression of Israel, because and to buy timber and hewed stone to re- the king of Syria oppressed them,

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352 Jehoahaz's wicked reign. II. KINGS.

Elisha's death. 5 (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, || whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but so that they went out from under the hand thrice. of the Syrians; and the children of Israel 20 | And Elisha died, and they buried dwelt in their tents, as beforetime. him. And the bands of the Moabites

6 Nevertheless they departed not from invaded the land at the coming in of the the sins of the liouse of Jeroboam, who year. made Israel sin, but walked therein : and 21 And it came to pass, as they were there remained the grove also in Samaria.) | burying a man, that behold, they spied

7 Neither did he leave of the people to a band of men; and they cast the man Jehoahaz but fifty horsemen, and ten char- | into the sepulchre of Elisia : and when iots, and ten thousand footmen; for the the man was let down, and touched the king of Syria had destroyed them, and bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up had made them like the dust by threshing. on his feet.

8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, 22 But Hazael king of Syria oppressand all that he did, and his might, are ed Israel all the days of Jehoahaz. they not written in the book of the chron- 23 And the LORD was gracious unto icles of the kings of Israel?

them, and had compassion on them, and 9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; | had respect unto them, because of his cova and they buried him in Samaria : and Jo enant with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, ash his son reigned in his stead.

and would not destroy them, neither cast 10 || In the thirty and seventh year of he them from his presence as yet. Joash king of Judah began Jehoash the son 24 So Hazael king of Syria died; and of Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Sama- Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. ria, and reigned sixteen years,

25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz 11 And he did that which was evil in took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the the sight of the LORD ; he departed not son of Hazael the cities, which he had from all the sins of Jeroboam the son of taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his faNebat, who made Israel sin : but he walk- ther by war. Three times did Joash beat ed therein.

him, and recovered the cities of Israel. 12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and

CHAP. XIV. all that he did, and his might wherewith 1 Amaziah's good reign. 19 He is slain he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, by a conspiracy. 21 Azariah succeedare they not written in the book of the eth him. chronicles of the kings of Israel?

N the second year of Joash son of Je13 And Joash slept with his fathers ; hoahaz king of Israel reigned Amaand Jeroboam sat upon his throne : and | ziah the son of Joash king of Judah, Joash was buried in Samaria with the 2 He wastwenty and five years old when kings of Israel.

he began to reign, and reigned twenty and 14 g Now Elisha was fallen sick of his nine years in Jerusalem. And his mothsickness whereof he died. And Joasi theer's name was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem. king of Israel came down unto him, and 3 And he did that which was right in wept over his face, and said, O my fa- | the sight of the LORD, yet not like David ther, my father, the chariot of Israel, and his father: he did according to all things the horsemen thereof.

as Joash his father did. 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him taken away : as yet the people did sacribow and arrows.

fice, and burnt incense on the high places. 16 And he said to the king of Israel, 5 || And it came to pass, as soon as the Put thine hand upon the bow. And he kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that put his hand upon it : and Elisha put his he slew his servants which had slain the hands upon the king's hands.

king his father. 17 And he said, Open the window 6 But the children of the murderers he eastward. And he opened it. Then E slew not ; according unto that which is lisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he written in the book of the law of Moses, said, The arrow of the Lord's deliver- | wherein the LORD commanded, saying, ance, and the arrow of deliverance from The fathers shall not be put to death for: Syria : for thou shalt smite the Syrians in the children, nor the children be put to Aphek, till thou have consumed them. death for the fathers; but every man

18 And he said, Take the arrows. shall be put to death for his own sin. And he took them.' And he said unto the 7 He slew of Edom in the valley of salt king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. || ten thousand, and took Selah by war, and And he smote thrice, and stayed, called the name of it Joktheel unto this day.

19 And the man of God was wroth 8 q 'Then Amaziah sent messengers ta with him, and said, Thou shouldest have Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz son of Jehu smitten five or six times; then hadst thou king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look sınitten Syria till thou hadst consumed il : one another in the face,

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