2 Kings

2 Kings 9 ©

1Elisha sendeth a young prophet to Ramoth-gilead to anoint Jehu. 4The prophet acquitteth himself of his commission, and fleeth. 11Jehu acquainteth the other officers with the matter, is proclaimed king by them, and preventeth the news going before him to Jezreel. 16Jehu meeteth Joram and Ahaziah by the way, and killeth Joram, who is cast into the field of Naboth. 27Ahaziah is slain at Gur, and buried at Jerusalem. 30Jezebel, looking out of a window at Jehu's entry into Jezreel, is thrown down into the street, and eaten by dogs, according to Elijah's prediction.

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AND Elisha the prophet called one of athe children of the prophets, and said unto him, b*Gird up thy loins, and take this cbox of oil in thine hand, and go to dRamoth-gilead:

d ch. 8.28,29.
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And when thou comest thither, look out there eJehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among fhis brethren, and carry him to an 1inner chamber;

f v.5,11.
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Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, gI have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and hflee, and tarry not.

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¶So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead.

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And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, iI have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.

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And he jarose, 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.

j v.2,3. 1Ki. 19.16.
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And thou kshalt 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.

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For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and lI will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is mshut up and left in Israel:

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And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of nJeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of oBaasha the son of Ahijah:

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And pthe dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he qopened the door, and fled.

q v.3. Ju. 3.26.
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¶Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, rIs all well? wherefore came this smad fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.

r ch. 5.21.
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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.

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Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it tunder him on the top of the stairs, and ublew with trumpets, saying, Jehu 2is king.

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So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi vconspired against Joram. (Now Joram had wkept Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel, because of xHazael king of Syria.

w 1Ki. 22.3. Ps. 127.1. ch. 8.28.
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But yking 3Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians 4had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then 5let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel.

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So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And zAhaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.

z 2Ch. 22.6,7. ch. 8.29.
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And there stood aa 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 an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?

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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.

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Then he sent out a second on horseback, which 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.

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And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the 6driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for bhe driveth 7furiously.

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And Joram said, 8Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And cJoram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and 9met him din the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

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And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, eIs it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the fwhoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?

e 2Ch. 22.7. v.17.
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And Joram gturned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.

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And Jehu 10drew a bow with his full strength, hand smote Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he 11sunk down in his chariot.

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Then said Jehu to Bidkar his icaptain, 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, jthe LORD laid this kburden upon him;

i ch. 7.2.
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Surely I have seen yesterday the 12blood of Naboth, and the blood of his lsons, saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in this 13*plat, saith the LORD. Now therefore take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to the word of the LORD.

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¶But when mAhaziah the king of Judah 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 nIbleam. And he ofled to Megiddo, and died there.

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And his pservants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.

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And in the qeleventh year of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.

q 2Ch. 21.18,19. ch. 8.25.
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¶And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it; rand she 14painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

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And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had sZimri peace, who slew his master?

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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 15*eunuchs.

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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 ttrode her under foot.

t ch. 7.20. v.26. Mal. 4.3.
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And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this ucursed woman, and vbury her: for she is wa king's daughter.

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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.

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Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake 16by his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, xIn the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel:

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And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as ydung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.