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name was Athaliah, the || daughter of Omri
king of Israel.

27 ''And he walked in the way of .the
^ouse of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of
the Lord, as did the house of Ahab : for he
was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.

28 IT And he went "with Joram the son of
Ahab to the war against Hazael king of
Syria in Ramoth-gilead ; and the Syrians
wounded Joram.

29 And ''king Joram went back to be
healed in Jezreel of the wounds f which the
Syrians had given him at || Ramah, when he
fought against Hazael king of Syria. "And
Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah
went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in
Jezreel, because he was fsick.


1 Elisha sendeth a young prophet with instructions to
anoint Jehu at Ramoth-gilead. 4 The prophet, having
done his message fleeth. 1 1 Jehu, being made king
by the soldiers, Mlleth Joram in the field of Nabotk.
27 Ahaziah is slain at Gur, and buried at Jerusalem.

30 Proud Jezebel is thrown down 07it of a window,
and eaten by dogs.

AND Elisha the prophet called one of
"the children of the prophets, and said
unto him, ""Gird up thy loins, and lake 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 Jehoshaphat, the
son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him
arise up from among ''his brethren, and carry
him to an tinner chamber;

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.

4 HSo the young man, even the young
man the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead.

5 And when he came, behold, the cap-
tains of the host were sitting ; and he said,
I have an errand to thee, O captain. And
Jehu said. 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 saith the Lord God of
Israel, I have anointed thee king over the
people of the Lord, even over Israel.

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, sat the hand of

8 For the whole house of Ahab shall
perish: and "I will cut off from Ahab 'him


Jehu is made lung hy the soldiers.

that pisseth against the wall, and ''him that
is shut up and left in Israel :

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: «

10 "And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the
portion of Jezreel, and there shall he none to
bury her. And he opened the door, and

11 IF Then Jehu came forth to the servants
of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all
well? wherefore came "this mad fellow to
thee ? And he said unto them. Ye know the
man, and his communication.

12 And they said. It is false; tell us now.
And he said. Thus and thus spake he to me,
saying, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed
thee king over Israel.

13 Then they hasted, and Ptook every
man his garment, and put it under him on
the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets,
saying, Jehu f is king.

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.

15 But iking f Joram was returned to be
healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the
Syrians fhad given him, when he fought
with Hazael king of Syria.) And 'Jehu said,
If it be your minds, then flet none go forth
nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in

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, I see a com-
pany. And Joram said. Take an horseman
and send to meet them, and let him say. Is it
peace ?

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 cometh not again.

19 Then he sent out a second on horse-
back, which came to them, and said. Thus
saith the king. Is it peace? And Jehu an-
swered. What hast thou to do with peace ?
turn thee behind me.

20 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 Nimshi; forhedriveth f furiously.

21 And Joram said, t Make ready. And






k Deut. 32.


■ 2 Chron.



1 1 KinES
14. 10. & 1.5.

t Heb.


29. fcai.aj.

m J Kings

10. 3. 11.

n 1 Kings

ai. 2:t.

ver. 35, 36.

o Jet. 29. 26.

John 10. 20.

Act? 20. 24.
1 Cor. 4. 10.

T Heb. filUd
his hand

with a bow.

1 Heb.

n Matt. 21.

t 1 Kinta

21. 29.

T Heb.


J Heb.

« 1 Kinps

21. 19.

II Or,


q cli. 8. 29.

T Heb.




t Heb. lei no

escuptr go.


r ch. 8. 29.

X In the

kingdom of


2 Chron. 22.


nbout 886.

Then ho

be^an to

roisii as

Viceroy to

his Father

in his sick-


2 Chron. 21.

18, 19. But

in Joram'a

12tli Year

ho began to

reign alone.

ch. 8.25.

about 884.

y Ezek. 23.


t Heb. vnt

hrr ejtes in


z 1 Kings

16. 9.-a0.

II Or,



II Or, .


t Hc'b. in


t Hob.


He Icilleth Joram and Ahaziah.

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 t ™et him in the por-
tion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

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
whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her
M'itchcrafts are so many ?

23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled,
and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O

24 And Jehu fdrew a bow with his full
strength, and smote Jehoram between his
arms, and the arrow went out at his heart,
and he fsunk down in his chariot.

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain.
Take up, and cast him in 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 ;

26 Surely I have seen yesterday the
t 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

27 TIBut when Ahaziah the king of Juda-h
saw this, he fled by the way of the garden-
house. And Jehu followed after 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.

28 And his servants carried him in a
chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his
sepulchre with his fathers in the city of

29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the
son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over

30 H And when Jehu was come to Jez-
reel, Jezebel heard ofit; ^and she t painted
her face, and tired her head, and looked out
at a window.

31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate,
she said, "^Had Zimri peace, who slew his

32 And he lifted up his face to the win-
dow, and said. Who is on my side ? who ?
And there looked out to him two or three
II 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 trode her under foot.

34 And when he was come in, he did eat


Ahab's seventy sojis beheaded,

and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed
woman, and bury her: for "she is a king's

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.

36 Wherefore they came again, and told
him. And he said, This is the word of the
Lord, which he spake t by his servant Elijah
the Tishbite, saying, •'In the portion of Jez-
reel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel :

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.


] Jehii, by his letters, causeth seventy of AhaVs children
to be beheaded. 8 He exaiseth the fact by the pro-
phecy of Elijah. 12 At the shearing-house he slayeth
two and forty of AhaziaKs brethren. 15 He taJteth
Jehonadab into his company. 18 By subtilty he
destroyeth all the worshippers of Baal. 29 Jehu
followeth Jeroboam's sins. 32 Hazael oppresseth
Israel. 34 Jehoahaz succeedeih Jehu.

AND Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria.
And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to
Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the
elders, and to f them that brought up Ahab's
children, saying,

2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to
you, seeing your master's sons are with you,
and- there are with you chariots and horses,
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 master's house.

4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and
said. Behold, two kings stood not before
him: how then shall we stand?

5 And he that was over the house, and he
that was over the city, the elders also, and
the bringers up q/" the children, sent to Jehu,
saying. We are thy servants, and will do all
that thou 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, saying. If ye be t mine, and if ye
will hearken unto my voice, take ye the
heads of the men your master's sons, and
come to me to Jezreel by to-morrow this
time. (Now the king's sons being seventy
persons, were 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
*slew seventy persons, and put their heads in
baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.

8 IF And there came a messenger, and told
him, saying, They have brought the heads
of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye



about 884.

a 1 Kings
16. 31.

t Ileb.

ov the hand


b 1 Kings

31. 23.

c Ps. Sa 10.

t Hcb.

t Heb.

for me.

a 1 Kings
21. 21.



bell. 9. 14,

c 1 Sam. 3.

19, 21. 29.
f Hob.
by the hand

II Or, Bc-


ktyiue of




e ck. 8. 39.

2 Chron. 23.


t Hcb.


to the peace
of. iS-c.



T Jer. 35. 6,


g I Chron.

2. 55.

t Hcb.


h Ezra 10.

i I Kings 19.

k cb. 9. 8.
2 Chron. 23.

1 1 Kinn 31.

m 1 Kings
16. 31, 32.

n 1 Kings

t Heb.


and all his kindred, Sfc, destroyed.

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, ''Icon-
spired agai*nst my master, and slew him: but
who slew all these ?

10 Know now that there shall <= 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 ''t by his servant Elijah.

11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the
house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great
men, and his {| kinsfolks, and his priests,
until he left him none remaining.

12 H And he arose and departed, and came
to Samaria. And as he was at the f shear-
ing-house in the way,

13 «Jehu tmet with the brethren of
Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are
ye ? And they answered, We are the brethren
of Ahaziah ; and we go down f to salute the
children of the king and the children of the

14 And he said. Take them alive. And
they took them alive, and slew them at the
pit of the shearing-house, even two and forty
men ; neither left he any of them.

15 IT And when he was departed thence,
he flighted on ^Jehonadab the son of sRe-
chab coming to meet him : and he t saluted
him, and said to him, Isthineheartright, as
my heart is with thy heart ? And Jehonadab
answered. It is. If it be,''give*ne thine hand.
And he gave him his hand ; and he took him
up to him into the chariot.

16 And he said, Come with me, and see
my ' zeal for the Lord. So they made him
ride in his chariot.

17 And when he came to Samaria, ^ he
slew all that remained unto Ahab in Sama-
ria, till he had destroyed him, according to
the saying of the Lord, 'which he spake to

18 IT And Jehu gathered all the people
together, and said unto them, ""Ahab served
Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.

19 NoAv therefore call unto me all the
"prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all
his priests ; let none be wanting : for I have
a great sacrifice to do to Baal : whosoever
shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jelni
did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might
destroy the worshippers of Baal.

20 And Jehu said, t Proclaim a solemn
assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.

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.




o 1 Kings
16. :)2.
II Or, 80
full, that
they stood
mouth la

p 1 Kings
W. 39.

t Hob.
Uic moTUh.

t Heb.
i\ 1 Kings

r Ezra fi. II.
Dan. 2. 5. &
3. 29.

s 1 Kings
12. 28. ai.

kings of Israel ?

t See ver.


r)i. 13. 1, 10.

& I4.2X&

15. 8, 12.

r Heh. oft-
served not.

u 1 Kings
14. l(i.

about 860.
t Heb. to
cut off the
X ch. 8. 12.

t Hob.
toward the

risias of
the suit.

II Or. even to
O I lead and
y Anioa 1.3.



T Heb. the
days were.

a 2 Oiron.
22. 10.
b ch. 8. 26.
t Heb. seed
of the king-
11 2 Chron.

h.. 11,

II Or,

c 2 Chron.
23. 1, tc.

Jehu destroy eth all the worshippers of Baal. II. KINGS. Jehoash saved from AthaliaKs massacre.

And they came into the "house of Baal ; and
th<; house of Baal was || full from one end
to another.

22 And he said unto him that was over
the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the
worshippers of Baal. And he brought them
forth vestments.

23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son
of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said
unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and
look that there be here with you none of the
servants of the Lord, but the worshippers
of Baal only.

24 And when they went in to offer sacri-
fices 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 letteth him go, Phis life shall
be for the life of him.

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had
made an end of offering the burnt-offering,
that Jehu said to the guard and to the cap-
tains, Go in, and slay them ; let none come
forth. And they smote them with fthe 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 f ' 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.

28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

29 H Howbeit, from the sins of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin,
Jehu departed not from after them, to wit,
'the golden calves that were in Beth-el, and
that were in Dan.

30 And the Lord said unto Jehu, Be-
cause thou hast done well in executing that
which is right in mine eyes, and hast done
unto the house of Ahab according to all
that was in mine heart, 'thy children of the
fourth generation shall sit on the throne of

31 But Jehu ttook no heed to walk in the
law of the Lord God of Israel with all his
heart : for he departed not from " the sins of
Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.

32 IF In those days the Lord began t to
cut Israel short : and ^Hazael smote them in
all the coasts of Israel ;

33 From Jordan t eastward, all the land
of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites,
and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by
the river Arnon, || even y Gilead and Bashan.

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

d 1 Ohron.

P Or, from
hreaking up.
II Or, com-
t Hob.

c 2 Chron.

23. 8.

35 And Jehu slept with his fathers : and
they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz
his son reigned in his stead.

36 And fthe time that Jehu reigned
over Israel in Samaria was twenty and eight


1 Jehoash,bemg saved by Jehosheba his aunt, from Atha-
liaWs massacre of the seed royal, is kid six years in the
house of God. 4 Jehoiada, giving order to the cap-
tains, in the seventh year anointeth him king. 13
Athaliah is slain. 17 Jehoiada restoreth the worship
of God.

AND when ^Athaliah ''the mother of
Ahaziah saw that her son was dead,
she arose and destroyed all the fseed royal.

2 But II Jehosheba, the daughter of king
Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took || Joash the
son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among
the king's sons which were slain ; and they
hid him, even him and his nurse, in the
bed-chamber, 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 IT And = the seventh year Jehoiada sent
and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with
the captains and the guard, and brought
them to him into the house of the Lord,
and made a covenant with them, and took
an oath of them in the house of the Lord,
and shewed them the king's son.

5 And he commanded them, saying, This
is the thing that ye shall do : A third part
of you that enter in "^on the sabbath shall
even be keepers of the watch of the king's
house ;

6 And a third part shall he at the gate of
Sur ; and a third part at the gate behind the
guard: so shall ye keep the watch of the
house, II that it be not broken down.

7 And two II t parts of all you that go
forth on the sabbath, even they shall 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 go out 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 were in the temple of the



Jehoash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada. 4 He
givah order for the repair of the temple. 17 Hazael
is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed
treasures. 19 Jehoash being slain by his servants,
Amaziah succeedeth hivi.




t Hob.

t Heb. J,ct

the king live..

r 1 Sdm. 10.


g 2 Chron.

23. 12, &c.

h ch. 23. 3.
2 Chron. 34.

i 2 Cliron.
23. 16.

k 2 Sam. 5.

1 ch. 10. 26.

m Deut. 12

2 Chron. 12.

n 2 Chron.
23. 18, &c.
t Hetf.

o 2 Chron.
24. 1.



a 2 Chron.
24. 1.

b 1 Kingi

15. 14. & 22.


ch. 14. 4.

c ch. 22. 4.

II Or, hole
J Ileb.

A Exod. 30.


■f Hob. the

woncy of the

souls of his


Lev. 27. 2.

t Heb. as-

cendeth upon

the heart of

a man.

e Exod. 35.


1 Chron. 29.



t Heb. in tlie
year and
third year.
f 2 Chron.

g 2 Chron.

He is anointed king. Athaliah is slain. CHAP. XII.

11 And the guard stood, every man with
his weapons in his hand, round about the
king, from the right t corner of the temple
to the left corner 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, f^God save the king.

13 H^And when Athaliah heard the noise
of the guard and of the people, she came to
the people into the temple of the Lord.

14 And when she looked, behold, the king
stood by ''a pillar, as the manner was, 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

16 And they laid hands on her; and she
went by the way by the which the horses
came into the king's house : and there was
she slain.

17 IT 'And Jehoiada made a covenant
between the Lord and the king and the
people, that they should be the Lord's
people; ''between the king also and the

18 And all the people of the land went
into the 'house of Baal, and brake it down ;
his altars and his images ""brake they in
pieces thoroughly, and slew Mattan the
priest of Baal before the altars. And " the
priest appointed f officers over the house of
the Lord.

19 And he took the rulers over hundreds,
and the captains, and the guard, and all the
people of the land ; and they brought down
the king from the house of the Lord, and
came by the way of the gate of the guard to
the king's house. And he sat on the throne
of the kings.

20 And all the people of the land rejoiced,
and the city was in quiet: and they slew
Athaliah with the sword beside the king's

21 "Seven years old teas Jehoash when
he began to reign.

h 2 Chron.
24. 8, Slc.

t Heb.

II Or, 5£cre-

hound up.

t Heb.
brought it

t Heb.
Itent forth.

2 Chron. 24.

Jehoash reigneth well.

IN the seventh year of Jehu, "Jehoash be-
gan to reign ; and forty years reigned he
in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was
Zibiah of Beer-sheba.

2 And Jehoash did that which was right
in the sight of the Lord all his days wherein
Jehoiada the priest instructed him.

3 But ''the high places were not taken
away : the people still sacrificed and burnt
incense in the high places.

4 HAnd Jehoash said to the priests, "AH
the money of the || f dedicated things that
is brought into the house of the Lord, even
•I the money of every one that.passeth the
account, fthe money that every man is set
at, and all the money that t^cometh into
any man's heart to bring into the house of
the Lord,

5 Let the priests take it to them, every
man of his acquaintance : and let them re-
pair the breaches of the house, wheresoever
any breach shall be found.

6 But it was so, that fin the three and
twentieth year of king Jehoash ^ the priests .
had not repaired the breaches of the house.

7 eThen king Jehoash called for Jehoiada
the priest, and the other priests, and said unto
them, Why repair ye not the breaches of the
house ? now therefore receive no more money
of your acquaintance, but deliver it for the
breaches of the house.

8 And the priests consented to receive no
more money of the people, neither to repair
the breaches of the house.

9 But Jehoiada the priest took •■ a chest,
and bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it
beside the altar, on the right side as one
cometh into the house of the Lord : and the
priests that kept the fdoor put therein all
the money that was brought into the house
of the Lord.

10 And it was so, Avhen they saw that
there was much money in the chest, that
the king's || scribe and the high priest came

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