2 Kings 9

CHAPTER 9

Jehu is Anointed King

And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and he said to him, Tie up your loin, and take the flask of this oil in your hand, and be gone unto Ramoth Gilead! And you shall enter there, and you shall see there Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi. And you shall enter, and you shall raise him from the midst of his brethren. And you shall bring him into the closet of a storeroom. And you shall take the flask of the oil, and you shall pour upon his head. And you shall say, Thus says the  lord, I have anointed you for king over Israel. And you shall open the door, and shall flee, and not wait. And [4went 1the 2young 3prophet] unto Ramoth Gilead. And he entered. And behold, the commanders of the force were sitting down. And he said, A word from me to you, commander. And Jehu said, To whom of all of us? And he said, To you, commander. And he rose up, and entered into the house. And he poured the oil upon his head. And he said to him, Thus says the  lord God of Israel, I have anointed you for king over the people of the  lord, over Israel. And you shall utterly destroy the house of Ahab your master from my face, and you shall avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the  lord. at the hand of Jezebel, and by the hand of the entire house of Ahab. And you shall utterly destroy to Ahab the ones urinating against a wall, and the one being held and the one left free in Israel. And I will appoint the house of Ahab as the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and as the house of Baasha son of Ahijah. 10 And [3shall eat Jezebel 1the 2dogs] in the part of Jezreel, and there shall not be one burying her. And he opened the door, and fled. 11 And Jehu came forth to the servants of his master, and they said to him, Peace? What is it that [3entered 2overcome by convulsions 1this one] to you? And he said to them, You know the man, and his meditation. 12 And they said, That's unjust, but announce to us! And he said to them, Such and such he said to me, saying, Thus says the  lord, I anoint you for king over Israel. 13 And hearing, they hastened, and [2took 1each] his cloak, and put them under him upon the frame of the stairs. And they trumped with the horn, and said, Jehu reigns. 14 And [6confederated 1Jehu 2son 3of Jehoshaphat 4son 5of Nimshi] against Jehoram. And Jehoram guarded in Ramoth Gilead, he and all Israel before Hazael king of Syria. 15 And [4returned 1Jehoram 2the 3king] to be treated medically in Jezreel from the wounds which [3hit 4him 1the 2Syrians] in his waging war against Hazael king of Syria. And Jehu said, If [2is 1your soul] with me, let there not go forth out of the city any one escaping to go and report in Jezreel. 16 And [2rode 3and 4went 1Jehu] unto Jezreel, for Jehoram was being attended to in Jezreel. And Ahaziah king of Judah came down to see Jehoram. 17 And the watchman was standing upon the tower in Jezreel. And he beheld the cloud of dust of the multitude of Jehu in his coming. And he said, [3a cloud of dust 4of the 5multitude 1I 2see]. And Jehoram said, Take a rider, and send for meeting them! and let him say, Is it peace? 18 And [3went 1the 2rider] upon the horse for meeting him. And he said, Thus says the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What is it to you and peace? You turn to the ones behind me! And [3reported 1the 2watchman], saying, [3came 1The 2messenger] unto them, and returned not. 19 And he sent [2rider 3of a horse 1a second]. And he came to them, and he said, Thus says the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What is it to you and peace? You turn to the ones behind me! 20 And [3reported 1the 2watchman], saying, He came unto them and returned not. And the leader is as the leader Jehu son of Nimshi; for [2in 3a frenzy 1he is]. 21 And Jehoram said, Team up chariots! And they teamed up. And [4went forth 1Jehoram 2king 3of Israel], and Ahaziah king of Judah, each man in his chariot. And they came forth for meeting Jehu. And they found him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

Jehu Kills Jehoram

22 And it came to pass as Jehoram beheld Jehu, that he said, Is it peace Jehu? And Jehu said, What is it to you and peace with still the harlotries of Jezebel your mother and [3potions 1her 2many]? 23 And Jehoram turned his hands to flee. And he said to Ahaziah, Treachery Ahaziah. 24 And Jehu filled his hand with the bow, and he struck Jehoram between his arms, and came forth the arrow through his heart, and he bent upon his knees. 25 And Jehu said to Bidkar his tribune, Take and toss him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite! for I remember, I and you mounting upon teams after Ahab his father, and the  lord took upon him this concern, saying, 26 If in deed [3the 4blood 5of Naboth 6and 7the 8blood 9of his sons 1I beheld 2yesterday], says the  lord? And I shall recompense to you in this portion of land, says the  lord. And now lift him, and toss him in the portion of land, according to the word of the  lord!

Jehu Strikes Ahaziah

27 And Ahaziah king of Judah beheld, and he fled the way of Beth-agan. And [2pursued 3after 4him 1Jehu]. And he said, Even indeed him, strike him upon the chariot! And the did so in the ascent of Gur, which is the one of Ibleam. And he fled into Megiddo, and died there. 28 And [2set 3him 1his servants] upon the chariot, and led him into Jerusalem. And they entombed him with his fathers in his tomb in the city of David. 29 And in [2year 1the eleventh] of Jehoram king of Israel, Ahaziah took reign over Judah. 30 And Jehu came to Jezreel. And Jezebel heard, and she tinged [2with antimony 1her eyes], and she adorned her head, and she looked through the window. 31 And Jehu entered into the city. And she said, Is it peace with Omri, the murderer of his master? 32 And he lifted up his face unto the window, and he beheld her. And he said, Who are you? Come down to me! And [3stooped forward to look down 4at 5him 1two 2eunuchs].

Jehu Kills Jezebel

33 And he said, Roll her over! And they rolled her over, and [2sprinkled 1her blood] against the wall, and against the horses; and they trampled upon her. 34 And Jehu entered, and ate and drank, and said, Watch indeed this cursed one, and bury her, for [2the daughter 3of a king 1she is]. 35 And they went to bury her, and they did not find of her but only the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. 36 And they returned, and announced it to him. And he said, The word of the  lord which he spoke by the hand of his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of land in Jezreel [3shall eat 1the 2dogs] the flesh of Jezebel. 37 And [4will be 1the 2decaying flesh 3of Jezebel] as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel, so as to not say, This is Jezebel.
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