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dan: and lo, al! the way ivas full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians nad caft away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.
»6 And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine flour was/oW for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord.
17 fl And the kine appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate: and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake w/ben the king came down to him.
iS And it cime to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in ■the gate of Samaria:
19 And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now behold, i/the Lord should make windows in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thon (halt Tee it with thine eyes, but ihalt not eat thereof.
so And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and
t The Shunammite hath her land restored.
7 Haxael killeth his master, and succeed
et A Aim. 16 Jehoram's wuicied reign.
x+ Ahaxiah fucceedeth him. 'T'HEN spake Elistia unto the woman JL whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine houshokl, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the Lord' hath called fora famine; and it (hall also come upon the land seven years.
a And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man os God: and she -vvent with her houshold, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and (he went forth to cry unto the king for her house, auid for her land.
4. And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elistu hath done.
5 And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life cried to the king for her bouse, and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.
6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that ivas her's, and all the fruits of the field, since the day that she left the land, even until now.
7 fl And Elisha came to Damascus; and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick, and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither.
8 And the king said unto Har.ael, Take a present in thine hand, and go meet the man of God, and enquire of theLoR o by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every
food thing of Damascus, forty camels' urden, and came and stood before liira, and_ said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit, the Lord hath shewed me that'he shall surely die.
11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
11 And Hazael said.Why weepeth my lord? and he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
13 And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, TheLoR D hath shewed me that thou/halt be king over Syria.
14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him. What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover.
i $ And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died. And Hazael reigned in bis stead.
16 fl And in the fifth year of Joram thesonof Ahab king of Israel, Jehosliaphat being then king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehofhaphat king of Judah began to reign.
17 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned eight'years in Jerusalem.
18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Aliab was
his Jehu anointed king.
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his wife: and he did evil in the fight of the Lorn.
19 Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah for David his servant's fake, as" he promised him to give him alway a light, and to his children.
to In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.
21 So Joram went over to Zai;-, and all the chariots with him : and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people sled into their tents.
■ 22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the (ame time.
13 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
24 *J And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. And Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
25 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.
26 Two and twenty years old ivai Ahaziah when he began to roign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem, And his mother's name ivas Atlialiah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.
27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lo R D , as did the house os Ahab: for he teas the son in law of the house of Ahab.
28 A»d he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael kin* of Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.
29 And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which theSyrians had given him atRamah ,wh«n he fought against Hazael king of Syria. A nd Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to fee Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
1 Jehu is anointed. 11 He killeth Joram in
thefieldoj Naboth .^ojexebeleatenby dogs.
AND F.lislu the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, aud said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and t.'.ke this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead:
2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehosliaphat the son of Nimslii, and go in, and make
him arise up from among his brethren1, and carry him to an inner chamber;
3 Then take the box of oil, and pour /'/ on his head, and fay, Thus faith the Lor O, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.
4 So the young man, even the young man theprophet, went toRamoth-gilead.
5 And when became, behold, thecaptains of the host tvere fitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain . and Jehusaid, Unto which of all us? And he said, to thee, O captain.
6 And he arose and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus faith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the Lo R D , even over Israel.
7 And thou (halt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of theLo R D , at the hand of Jezebel.
8 For the whole house of Ahab (hall perisli: and I will cut oft' from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is (hut up and left in Israel:
9 And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebal, and like the house of Baaslia the sou of Ahijah:
10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there fiall le none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.
11 qrThen Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and em said unto him. Is all well > wherefore came this m?Afellotv to thee? And he said unto them. Ye know the man, and his communication.
12 And they said, It is false: ttll us now. And he said, I hus and thus (pake he to me, saying, Thus faith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel.
13 Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.
14 Se Jehu the son of Jehosliaphat, the son of Nimslii, conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-srilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.
15 But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which th» Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city, to go to tell it in Jezreel.
16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.
17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, J fee a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?
1S So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, thus faith the king, Ii it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again. •
19 Then he seat out a second on horseback, which came to them, and did, Thus faith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.
10 And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimlhi; for he driveth furiously.
a 1 And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.
■2.1 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?
zj And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and laid to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.
24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full ftrength.and smote Jehoram between his armi, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he funk down in his chariot.
15 Then (Aiijehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the port ion or" the field of Naboth the Jezreelite. Tor remember how that when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the Lot r> laid this burden upon him;
z6 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his fins, faith the Lord; and I will requite thee in this pht, faith the Lord. Now therefor; take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to the word of the Lord.
*7 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, Smite him also ia the
chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.
28 And Jiis servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.
19 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.
jo m And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it, and lhe painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.
j 1 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she hid, Had Zimri peace, who slew hit master?
3» And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.
33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trorfe her under foot.
34. Andwhen he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed luoman, and bury her: for me it a king's daughter.
35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the stcull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he laid, This is the word of the Lo R D which he spake by his servant Elijah the Tilhbitc, laying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogj eat the flesh of Jezebel:
37 And the carcase of Jezebel mall he as dung upon tiie face of the held in. the portion of Jezreel;/» that they stiall not fay, This is Jezebel.
CHAP. X. 1 Jehu caufeth seventy of Ahab's children to be beheaded. 18 He destroyeth the worshippers of Baal, 29 yet joliotueth Jeroboam's fins.
AND Ahab had seventy sons in Sa. maria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent tu Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying,
% Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horsci, a fenced city also, and armour;
3 Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your ma. ster's house.
4. But they were exceedingly afraid,
and said. Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then mall we stand?
5 And he that was over the house, and he that ivas over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu, laying, We«r* thy servants, and will do all that tltou shalt bid us; we •will not make any king: do thou that •which is good in thine eyes.
6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, faying, Is ye Ac mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads ot the men your master's Ions, and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the king's sons, being Cevenly persons, tiwe with the great men of the city, which brought them up.
7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and flew seventy persons, and put their heads in balkets, and sent him them to Jezreeh
8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's sons. And he laid, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.
9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?
Io Know now that there (hall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the Lord hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah.
11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Tezrcel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
12 And he arose, and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he tvas at the shearing house in the way,
ij Jehu met with the brethren os Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.
i+ And he said, Take thtm alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the (hearing house, even two and forty men •. neither left he any of them.
i < And when he was departed thence, lie lighted on Jehonadab the son of Kechab coming to meet him; and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, asmy heart if with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be,
give me thine hand. And he gave hi jus hand; and he took him up to hi into the chariot.
16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lo R D . So they made him ride in his chariot.
17 And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of die Lord which he spake to Eliiah.
18 And Jelui gathered.all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little j but Jehu sliall serve him much.
19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophet.; ofrBaal, all his servants, and all his prieils; let none be wanting; for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal: whosoever shall he wanting, he (hall not live. But Jehu did ;'/ in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worIhippers of Baal.
20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly foi Baal. And theyproclaimed//.
21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
21 And he said unto him that ivas over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worsliippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.
23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Kechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worsliippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the Lor n, but the worsliippersof Baal only.
24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said. If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letleth him go, his life Jhallbe for the life of him.
25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering tlis burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and! the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.
26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
■zZ Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel
29^ Howbeit/rwnthe sins of Jeroboam the- son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to ivit, the golden calves that *eere in Beth-el, ana that tuere in Dan.
30 And the Lo R D said unto Jehu, Becaufc rbou .hast done well in executing that tvltich ii right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that tuas in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation «y»H sit on the throne of Israel.
31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lor n God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to fin.
32 In those days the Lord began to cut Israel stiort: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;
33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manaslites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, erres Gilead and Haitian.
34. Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
35 And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.
36 And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria tvat twenty and eight years.
C H A P. XI.
j Jehoa/h, being saved from Athaliah's
nutfacre, 4 is anointed king bj? Jehoiada.
AND when Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, the arose and destroyed all the seed royal. « But Jehosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Joafh the ion of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the king's sons which were slain j and they hid him, even him and his nurse, in the bedchamber from Athaliah, so that he was not slain.
3 And he was with her hid in the house of the Lord six years. And Athaliah did reign over the land.
4 sjr And the seventh year Jehoiada fcnt and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the Lo R D , and made a covenant with them, and took an oath os them in the bouse of the Lord, and (hewed them the king's son.
5 And he commanded them, faying,
This it the thing that ye (hall do; a third part of you that enter in on the sabbath mail even be keepers of the watch of the king's house j
6 And a third part/fa//be at the gate of Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the guard: so (hall ye keep the watch of the house, that it be not broken down.
7 And two parts of all you that go forth on thesabbath, even they (hall keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the king.
8 And ye shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand: and he that cometh within the ranges, let him be slain. And be ye with the king as he goeth out, and as he cometh in.
9 And the captains over the hundreds did according to all things that Jehoiada the priest commanded: and they took every man his men that were to come in on the sabbath, with them that should goout on the sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the priest.
_ 10 And to the captains over hundreds did the priest give king_ David's spears and shields, that tuere in the temple of the Lord.
11 And the guard stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, round about the king, from the right corner of the temple to the left comer of the temple, along by the altar and the temple.
12 And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony: and they made him king, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the king.
13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of the guard andoi the people, (he came to die people into the temple of the Lo R D .
14 And when slie looked, behold, the king stood by a_ pillar, as the manner nuas, and the princes and the trumpeters by the king, and all the people of the land rejoiced and blew with trumpets. And Athaliah rent her clothes, and cried, Treason, treason.
15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges: and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the Lord.
16 And they laid hands on her, and (he went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's nouse; and there was (he stain.
j 7 And Jehoiada made a covenant beZ tween.