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Jehu slayeth Joram.
Jezebel is ealen by dogs. Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, he and all schre with his fathers in the city of David. Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria. 29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son
15 But king Joram was returned to be heal- of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah. ed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Sy- 30 1 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, rians had given him, when he fought with Jezebel heard of it; and she painted her Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it face, and tired her head, and looked out at a be your minds, then let none go forth nor es- window. cape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel. 31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah 32 And he lifted up his face to the window, king of Judah was come down to see Joram. and said, Who is on ny side ? who? And
17 And there stood a watchman on the tower there looked out to bim iwo or three eunuchs. in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Je- 33 And he said, Throw her down. So hu as he came, and said, I see a company. they threw her down: and some of her blood And Joram said, Take a horseman and send was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace ?
and he trode her under foot. 18 So there went one on horseback to meet 34 And when he was come in, he did eat him, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to woman, and bury her: for she is a king's do with peace ? turn thee behind me. And daughter. the watchman told, saying, The messenger 35 And they went to bury hier: but they came to them, but he cometh not again. found no more of her than the skull, and the
19 Then he sent out a second on horse- feet, and the palms of her hands. back, which came to them, and said, Thus 36 Wherefore they came again, and told saith the king, Is it peace! And Jehu an- him. And he said, This is the word of the swered, What hast thou to do with peace? | Lord, which he spake by his servant Elijah turn thee behind me.
the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jez 20 And the watchman told, saying, He came reel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel : even into them, and cometh not again: and 37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be az the driving is like the driving of Jelu the dung upon the face of the field in the portion son of Nimshi; for he driveth furiously. of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This
21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his is Jezebel. chariot was made ready. And Joram king
CHAP. X. of Israel and Abaziah king of Judah went 1 Jehu, by his letters causeth seventy of Ahab's out, each in his chariot, and they went out children to be beheaded. 8 He excuseth the fact against Jehu, and met him in the portion of by the prophecy of Elijah. 12 At the shearingNaboth the Jezreelite.
house he slayeth tro and forty of Ahaziah's
brethren. 15 He taketh Jehonadab into his 22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw
company. 18 By subtilty he destroyeth all the Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And
worshippers of Baal. 29 Jehu followeth Jerohe answered, What peace, so long as the boan's sins. 32 Hazael oppresseth Israel. 35 whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel and her Jehoahaz succeedeth Jehu. witchcrafts are so many ?
ND Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. 23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Saand said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, o maria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the Ahaziah,
elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's 24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full children, saying, strength, and smote Jehoram between his 2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, seeing your master's sons are with you, and and he sunk down in his chariot.
there are with you chariots and horses, a 25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, fenced city also, and armour; Take up, and cast him in the portion of the 3 Look even out the best and meetest of field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remem- your master's sons, and set him on his father's ber how that, when I and thon rode together throne, and fight for your master's house. after Ahab bis father, the LORD laid this 4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and burden upon him;
said, Behold, two kings stood not before 26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood him: how then shall we stand ? of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith 5 And be that was over the house, and he the LORD; and I will requite thee in this that was over the city, the elders also, and plat, saith the Lord. Now therefore take the bringers up of the children, sent to Jehu, and cast him into the plat of ground, accord saying, We are thy servants, and will do all ing to the word of the Lord.
that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any 27 ff But when Abaziah the king of Judah king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes. saw this, he fied by the way of the garden 6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to house. And Jehu followed after him, and them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will said, Smite him also in the chariot. And hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of they did so at the going up to Gur, which is the men your master's sons, and come to me by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and to Jezreel by to-morrow this time. (Now died there.
the king's sons being seventy persons, were 28 And his servants carried him in a chariot with the greal men of the city, which brought to Jerusalen, and buried him in his sepul- ) them up.)
Ahacial's brethren stain.
II. KINGS. The worshippers of Baal destroyed. 7 And it came to pass, when the letter came shippers of Baal. And he brought them 10 them, that they took the king's sons, and forth vestments. slew seveniy persons, and put their heads in 23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son baskets, and sent bin) then to Jezreel. of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said
8 | And there came a messenger, and told unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and him, saying, They have bronght the heady look that there be here with you none of the of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye servants of the Lord, but the worshippers thein in two heaps at the entering in of the of Baal only. gate until the morning.
24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices 9 And it came to pass in the morning, that and burnt-offerings, Jehu appointed fourhe went out, and stood, and said 10 all the score men without, and said, If any of the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspi- men whom I have brought into your hands led against any inaster, and slew him: but escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall who slew all these ?
be for the life of him. 10 Know now that there shall fall unto the 25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had earth nothing of the word of the Lord, which made an end of offering the burnt-offering, the Lord spake concerning the house of that Jehu said to the guard and to the capAhab: for the Lord hath done that which tains, Go in, and slay them; let none come he spake by his servant Elijalı.
forth. And they smote them with the edge I So Jehu siew all that remained of the of the sword; and the guard and the caphouse of Ahab in Jezreei, and all his great tains cast them out, and went to the city of men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until the house of Baal. he left him none remaining.
26 And they brought forth the innages out 12 And he arose and cieparteil, avd came of the house of Baal, and burned them. to Samaria. Anil as he was at the shearing- 27 And they brake down the image of Baal, house in the way,
and brake down the house of Baal, and made 13 Jehu met with the brethren of Abaziah it a draught-house unto this day. king of Judah, and sail, Who are ye? And 28 Thus Jebu destroyed Baal out of Israel. they answered, We are the brethren of Alia- 29 ? Howbeit, from the sins of Jeroboam ziah; and we go down to salute the children the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, of the king and the children of the queen. Jehu departed not from after them, to uit,
14 And he said, Take them alive. And the golden calves that were in Beth-el, and dhey took them alive, and slew them at the that were in Dan. pit of the shearing-house, even two and forty 30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because inen; neither left he any of them.
thou hast done well in executing that which 15 | And when be was departed thence, is right in mine eyes, and last done unto he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab the house of Ahab according to all that was coming to meet him: and he saluted him, in my heart, thy children of the fourth geneand said to him, Is thy heart right, as my ration shall sit on the throne of Israel. heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab 31 But Jebu took no heed to walk in the answered, It is. If it be, give me thy hand. law of the LORD God of Israel with all his And he gave him his hand; and lie took him heart: for he departed not from the sins of up to him into the chariot.
Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin. 16 And he said, Come with me, and see my 3:2 & In those days the Lord began to cut zeal for the Lord. So they made himn ride Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all in his chariot.
the coasts of Israel; 17 And when he came to Samaria, he glew 33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till Gileail, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and he had destroyed him, according to the say the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the ing of the LORD, which he spake to Elijali. viver Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.
18 | And Jehu gathered all the people 10- 34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all gether, and said unto them, Ahab served that he did, and all his might, are they not Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much. written in the book of the Chronicles of the
19 Now therefore call runto me all the pro- kings of Israel ? phets of Baal, all his servants, and all' his 35 And Jehu slept with his fathers: and priests; let none be wanting: for I have a they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahay. great sacrifice to do to Baal: whosoever his son reigned in his stead. shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu 36 And the time that Jehu reigned over Isdid it in subtilty, to the intent that he might rael in Samaria was twenty and eight years. destroy the worshippers of Baal.
CHAP. XI. 20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.
1 Jehoash, being saved by Jehosheba his aunt,
from Athaliah's massacre of the seed royal, 21 And Jehu sent through all Israel : and
is hid six years in the house of God. 4 Jehoiaall the worshippers of Baal came, so that da giming order to the captains, in the seventh there was not a man left that came not. And year anointeth him king. 13 Athaliah is slain. they came into the house of Baal; and the 17 Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God. house of Baal was full from one end to ano- ND) wlien Athaliah the mother of Ahather.
zial saw that her son was dead, she 22 And he said unto him that was over the arose and destroyed all the seed royal. vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the wor- 2 But Jehoslieba, the daughter of king Jo
Jetcoash is anointed kirg.
His good reign. ram, sister of Ahaziah, look Joash the son 17 | And Jehoiada made a covenant beof Ahaziah, and stole him from among the tween the Lord and the king and the peoking's sons which were slain; and they hid ple, that they should be the Lord's people; him, eren him and his nurse, in the bed-cham-between the king also and the people. ber, from Athaliah, so that he was not slain. 18 And all the people ofthe land went into the
3 And he was with her hid in the house of house of Baal, and brake it down; luis altars the LORD six years. And Athaliah did reign and his images brake they in pieces thoroughover the land."
ly, and slew Mattan the priest of Baal before 4 T And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and the altars. And the priest appointed officers letched the rulers over hundreds, with the over the house of the LORD. captains and the guard, and brought them to 19 And he took the rulers over hundreds, him into the house of the Lorn, and inade a and the captains, and the guard, and all the covenant with them, and took an oath of people of the land; and they brought down them in the house of the Lord, and shewed (ibe king froin the house of the Lord, and them the king's son.
cane by the way of the gate of the guard io 5 And he commanded them, saying, 'This is the king's house. And he sat on the throne the thing that ye shalldo: A third part of you of the kings. that enter in on the sabbath shall ever be 20 And all the people of the land rejoiced, keepers of the watch of the king's house; and the city was in quiet : and they slew 6 And a third part shall be at the gate of Athalialı with the sword beside the king's Sur; and a third part at the gate behind the house. guard : so shall ye keep the watch of the 21 Seven years old was Jeloash when be house, that it be not broken down.
began to reign. 7 And two parts of all you that go forth on
CHAP. XII. the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch of the house of the Lord about the kiny.
1 Jchoash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada.
4 He giveth order for the repair of the temple. 8 And ye shall compass the king round
17 Huraelis diperted from Jerusalem by a preabout, every man with his weapons in his
sent of the hallowed treasures. 19 Jehoash behand: and he that cometh within the ranges, ing sluin by his servants, Amaziah succeedeth let him be slain. And be ye with the king him. as he goeth out and as he cometh in.
TN the seventh year of Jehu, Jehoash lic9 And the captains over the hundreds did gan to reign; and forty years reigned he according to all things that Jehojada the in Jerusalem. And lis niotber's name was priest commanded: and they took every man Zibiab of Beer-sheba. his men that were to come in on the sabbath, 2 And Jeboash did that which was right in with them that should go out on the sabbath, the sight of the Lord all his days wherein and came to Jehoiada the priest.
Jehojada the priest instructed him. 10 And to the captains over hundreds did | 3 But the high places were not taken away: the priestgive king David's spears and shields, the people still sacrificed and burnt iucense that were in the temple of the Lord. in the high places.
11 And the guard stood, every man with bis 4s And Jehoash said to the priests, All the weapons in his hand, round about the king, money of the dedicated things ihat is brought from the right corner of the temple to the left into the house of the LORD, even the money corner of the temple, along by ihe altar and of every one that passeth the account, the the temple.
that every man is set at, and all the 12 And he brought forth the king's son, and money that cometh into any man's heart 10 put the crown upon him, and gave him the bring into the house of the LORD, iestimony; and they made him king, and 5 Let the priests take it to them, every man *anointed him; and they clapped their hands, of his acquaintance: and let them repair and said, God save the king.
the breaches of the house, wheresoever any 13 And when Athaliah heard the noise of breach shall be found. the guard and of the people, she came to 6 But it was so, that in the three and twen- the people into the temple of the LORD. tieth year of king Jehoash the priests had not
14 And when she looked, behold, the king repaired the breaches of the house. stood by a pillar, as the manner was, and the 7 Then king Jehoash called for Jehoiada princes and the trumpeters by the king, and the priest, and the other priests, and said all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew unto them, Why repair ye not the breaches with trumpets. And Athaliahrenther clothes, of the house ? now therefore receive no and cried, Treason, treason!
more money of your acquaintance, but deli15 But Jehoiada the priest commanded the ver it ior the breaches of the house. captains of the hundreds, the officers of the 8 And the priests consented to receive 10 host, and said unto them, Have her forth more money of the people, neither to repair without the ranges: and him that followeth the breaches of the house. her kill with the sword. For the priest had 9 But Jehoiada the priest took a chest, and said, Let her not be slain in the house of the bored a hole in the lid of it, and set it beside LORD.
the altar, on the right side as one cometh into 16 And they laid hands on her; and she the house of the LORD: and the priests that went by the way by the which the lorses kept the door put therein all the money that came ipto the king's house : and there was was brought into the house of the LORD, she slain.
10 And it was 80, when they saw that there
Jehoash is slain by his servants. II. KINGS.
Sickness of Elisha. was much money in the chest, that the king's | dled against Israel, and he delivered them ecribe and the high priest came up, and they into the hand of Hazael king of Syria, and put up in bags, and told the money that was into the hand of Ben-hadad the son of Hafound in the house of the LORD.
zael, all their days. 11 And they gave the money, being told, 4 And Jehoahaz besought the LORD, and into the hands of them that did the work, the Lord hearkened unto him : for he saw that had the oversight of the house of the the oppression of Israel, because the king of Lord: and they laid it out to the carpenters Syria oppressed them. and builders, that wrought upon the house 5 (And the LORD gave Israel a saviour, so of the LORD,
that they went out from under the hand of 12 And to masons, and hewers of stone, the Syrians: and the children of Israel dwelt and to buy timber and hewed stone to repair in their tents, as beforetime. une breaches of the house of the LORD, and 6 Nevertheless they departed not from the for all that was laid out for the house to re- sins of the house of Jeroboam, who made Ispair it.
rael sin, but walked therein: and there re13 Howbeit, there were not made for the mained the grove also in Samaria.) House of the Lord bowls of silver, snuffers, 7 Neither did he leave of the people to Je. hasons, trumpets, any vessels of gold, or ves- hoalaz but fifty horsemen, and ten chariots, sels of silver, of the money that was brought and ten thousand footmen; for the king of into the house of the LORD:
Syria had destroyed them, and had made 14 But they gave that to the workmen, and them like the dust by threshing. repaired therewith the house of the Lord. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz,
15 Moreover, they reckoned not with the and all that he did, and his might, are they men, into whose hand they delivered the not written in the book of the Chronicles of money to be bestowed on workmen: for they the kings of Israel? dealt faithfully.
9 And Jehoahaz slept with his fathers; and 16 The trespass-money and sin-money was they buried him in Samaria : and Joash his not brought into the house of the LORD: it son reigned in his stead. was the priests'.
10 1 In the thirty and seventh year of Jo. 17 ? Then Hazael king of Syria went up, ash king of Judah began Jehoash the son of and fought against Gath, and took it : and Jehoahaz to reign over Israel in Samaria, Hazael set his face to go up to Jerusalem. and reigned sixteen years.
18 And Jehoash king of Judah took all the 11 And he did that which was evil in the hallowed things that Jehoshaphat, and Je. sight of the Lord; he departed not froin all horam, and Ahaziah, his fathers, kings of the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who Judah, had dedicated, and his own hallow- made Israel sin; but he walked therein. ed things, and all the gold that was found in 12 And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all the treasures of the house of the LORD, and that he did, and his might wherewith he in the king's house, and sent it to Hazael fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are king of Syria : and he went away from Je- they not written in the book of the Chronirusalem.
cles of the kings of Israel ? 19 | And the rest of the acts of Joash, and 13 And Joash slept with his fathers; and all that he did, are they not written in the Jeroboam sat upon his throne; and Joash book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? was buried in Samaria with the kings of
20 And his servants arose, and made a con- Israel.
ness whereof he died. And Joash the king 21 For Jozuchar the son of Shimeath, and of Israel came down unto him, and wept Jehozabad the son of Shomer, his servants, over his face, and said, O my father, my fasmote him, and he died; and they buried ther! the chariot of Israel, and the horsehim with his fathers in the city of David: men thereof! and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead. 15 And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and CHAP. XIII.
arrows. And he took unto him bow and ar1 Jehoahaz his wicked reign. 3 Jehoahaz oppress- rows.
ed by Hazael, is relieved by prayer. 8 Joash 16 And he said to the king of Israel, Put thy
17 And he said, Open the window eastward. Joash getteth three victories over Ben-hadad. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot.
N the three and twentieth year of Joash And he shot. And he said, The arrow of ahaz the son of Jehu began to reign over Is- liverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the rael in Samaria, and reigned seventeen Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed years.
them. 2 And he did that which was evil in the 18 And he said, Take the arrows. And he sight of the LORD, and followed the sins of took them. And he said unto the king of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Is- Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote rael to sin; he departed not therefrom. thrice, and stayed. 31 And the anger of the LORD was kin- 19 And the man of God was wroth with him
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His bones revive a dead man. CHAP. XIV. Amaziah is orercome by Jehoash. and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five Amazialı king of Judah, saying, The thistle or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now was in Lebanon, saying, Give thy daughter thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.
to my son to wife: and there passed by a 20 | And Elisha died, and they buried liin. wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trõde And the bands of the Moabites invaded the down the thistle. land at the coming in of the year.
10 Thou hast indeed smitten Edom, and thy 21 And it came to pass, as they were bury. heart hath litted thee up: glory of this, and ing a man, that behold, they spied a band of tarry at home: for why' shouldesi' thou medmen; and they cast the man into the sepoi-dle to thy hurt, that thou shouldest fall, eren chre of Elisha : and when the man was let thou, avd Judah with thee? down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he 11 But Amaziah would not hear. There. revived, and stood up on his feet.
fore Jelioash king of Israel went up; and be 22 | But Hazael king of Syria oppressed and amaziah king of Judalı Jooked one anoIsrael all the days of Jehoabaz.
ther in the face at Beth-sliemesli, which be23 And the LORD was gracious into them, longeth to Judalı. and had compassion on them, and had respect1, 1:2 And Judah was put to the worse before unto them, because of his covenant with Israel; and they fed every man to their tents. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and would not 13 And Jehoash king of Israel took Amadestroy thein, neither cast lie them from bis zialı king of Judah, the son of Jehoash the presence as yet.
son of Alaziali, at Beth-shemesh, and came 24 So Hazael king of Syria died; and Ben- 10 Jerusalem, and brake down the wall of hadad his son reigned in his stead.
Jerusalem from the gate of Epluain unto the 25 And Jehoash the son of Jehoahaz took corner-gate, four hundred cubits. again out of the hand of Ben-hadad the son 14 And he took all the gold and silver, and of Hazael the cities, which he had taken out all the vessels that were found in the house of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. of the Lord, and in the treasures of the king's Three times did Joash beat hin, and recor- house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria. ered the cities of Israel.
15 f Now the rest of the acts of Jehoash CHAP. XIV.
which he did, and his might, and how he 1. Amazigh his good reign. 5 His justice on the fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they murderers of his father. 7 His victory over
not written in the book of the Chronicles of Edom. 8 Anaziah provoking Jchoash, is over
the kings of Israel ? come and spoiled. 16 Jeroboam succeedlcth Je- 16 And Jelioaslı slept with his fathers, and hoash. 17 Amaziah slain by a conspiracy. 21 was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel, Azariah succeedeth him. 23 Jeroboam's wick- and Jeroboam bis son reigned in his stead. cd reign. 29 Zachariah succeedeth him.
17 9 And Amaziah the son of Joash king of I .
N the second year of Joash son of Jehoa-Judah lived after the death of Jehoash son son of Joash king of Judah.
18 And the rest of the acts of Amazialı, are 2 He was twenty and five years old when he they not written in the book of the Chroni began to reign, and reigned twenty and nine /cles of the kings of Judah? years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name 19 Now they made a conspiracy against him was Jehoaddan of Jerusalem.
in Jerusalem: and he fled to Lachish; but 3 And he did that which was right in the they sent after him to Lachish, and slew bim sight of the LORD, yet not like David his fa- there. ther: he did according to all things as Joash 20 And they brought him on horses: and he his father did.
was buried åt Jerusalem with his fathers in 4 Howbeit, the high places were not taken the city of David. away: as yet the people did sacrifice, and 21 And all the people of Judah took Azaburnt incense on the high places.
rialı, which was sixteen years old, and made 5 And it came to pass, as soon as the him king instead of his father Amaziah. kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he 22 He built Elath, and restored it to Judah, slew bis servants which had slain the king after that the king slept with his fathers. his father.
23 | In the fifteenth year of Amaziah the 6 But the children of the murderers he slew son of Joash king of Judah, Jeroboam the not: according unto that which is written in son of Joash king of Israel began to reign in the book of the law of Moses, wherein the Samaria, and reigned forty and one years. LORD commanded, saying, The fathers shall 24 And he did that which was evil in the not be put to death for the children, nor the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all children be put to death for the fathers; but the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who every man shall be put to death for his owusin. made Israel to sin.
7 He slew of Edom in the valley of Salt ten 25 He restored the coast of Israel from the thousand, and took Selah by war, and called entering of Hamath unto the sea of the plain, the name of it Joktheel unto this day. according to the word of the LORD God of
87 Then Amaziah sent messengers to Je- Israel, which lie spake by the hand of his serhoash, the son of Jehoahaz, son of Jehu vant Jonah, the son of Åmittai, the prophet, king of Israel, saying, Come, let us look one which was or Gath-hepher. another in the face.
26 For the Lord saw ihe affliction of Israel, 9 And Jehoash the king of Israel sent to that it was very bitter : for there was not