2 Kings 9:1-6

Jehu Anointed King of Israel

1Then Elisha the prophet called one of athe sons of the prophets and said to him, b“Tie up your garments, and take this cflask of oil in your hand, and go to dRamoth-gilead. 2And when you arrive, look there for Jehu ethe son of Jehoshaphat, son of Nimshi. And go in and have him rise from among fhis fellows, and lead him to an inner chamber. 3Then take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say, ‘Thus says the Lord, gI anoint you king over Israel.’ Then open the door and flee; do not linger.”

4So the young man, the servant of the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead. 5And when he came, behold, the commanders of the army were in council. And he said, “I have a word for you, O commander.” And Jehu said, “To which of us all?” And he said, “To you, O commander.” 6So he arose and went into the house. And the young man poured the oil on his head, saying to him, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, hI anoint you king over the people of the Lord, over Israel.
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