9:1 And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the
prophets, and said to him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box
of oil in thy hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead:
9:2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of
Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise
up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;
9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour [it] on his head, and
say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over
Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.
9:4 So the young man, [even] the young man the prophet, went to
9:5 And when he came, behold, the captains of the host [were]
sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And
Jehu said, To which of us all? And he said, To thee, O captain.
9:6 And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil
on his head, and said to him, Thus saith the LORD God of
Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD,
[even] over Israel.
9:7 And thou shalt 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 the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.
9:8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off
from Ahab the males, and him that is shut up and left in
9:9 And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of
9:10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel,
and [there shall be] none to bury [her]. And he opened the
door, and fled.
9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and [one]
said to him, [Is] all well? Why came this mad [man] to thee?
And he said to them, Ye know the man, and his communication.
9:12 And they said, [It is] false; tell us now. And he said,
Thus and thus he spoke to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I
have anointed thee king over Israel.
9:13 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.
9:14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired
against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, he and all
Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.
9:15 But king Joram had returned to be healed in Jezreel of the
wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with
Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it is your minds,
[then] let none go forth [nor] escape from the city to go to
tell [it] in Jezreel.
9:16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram
lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah had come down to see
9:17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he
spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a
company. And Joram said, Take a horseman, and send to meet
them, and let him say, [Is it] peace?
9:18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus
saith the king, [Is 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 doth not return.
9:19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, who came to them,
and said, Thus saith the king, [Is it] peace? And Jehu
answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.
9:20 And the watchman told, saying, He came even to them, and
doth not return? and the driving [is] like the driving of Jehu
the son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously.
9:21 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.
9:22 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
lewd acts of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts [are so]
9:23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah,
[There is] treachery, O Ahaziah.
9:24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and smote
Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart,
and he sunk down in his chariot.
9:25 Then said [Jehu] to Bidkar his captain, Take up, [and] cast
him into the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite; for
remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his
father, the LORD laid this burden upon him;
9:26 Surely I saw yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood
of his sons, saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in this
plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore take [and] cast him into
the plat [of ground], according to the word of the LORD.
9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw [this], he fled by
the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed him, and said,
Smite him also in the chariot. [And they did so] at the going
up to Gur, which [is] by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and
9:28 And his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and
buried him in his sepulcher with his fathers in the city of
9:29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began
Ahaziah to reign over Judah.
9:30 And when Jehu had come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard [of it];
and she painted her face, and adorned her head, and looked out
at a window.
9:31 And as Jehu entered the gate, she said, [Had] Zimri peace,
who slew his master?
9:32 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
9:33 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 trod her under foot.
9:34 And when he had come in, he ate, and drank, and said, Go,
see now this cursed [woman], and bury her: for she [is] a
9:35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her
than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of [her] hands.
9:36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This
[is] the word of the LORD, which he spoke by his servant Elijah
the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat
the flesh of Jezebel:
9:37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face
of the field in the portion of Jezreel; [so] that they shall
not say, This [is] Jezebel.