Second Kings 9


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
 Ramoth-gilead.
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
 Israel:
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
 Ahijah:
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
 Joram.
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]
 many?
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
 died there.
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
 David.
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
 eunuchs.
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
 king's daughter.
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.
 
 

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