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11. KINGS.

Death of Jezebel. 15 But king Jorain was returned to Jezreelite: for reinember how that, be healed in Jezreel of the wounds when I and thou rode together after which the Syrians had given him, Abab his father, the Lond laid this when he fouglit with Hiszael king of burden upon bini; Syria;) and Jeliu said, 11 it be sourl 26 Surely I have seen yesterday the minds, then let none go forth nor es- blood of Naboth, and the blood of his cape out of the city lu go to tell it in son9, saith the LORD; and I will re Jezreel.

quile tliec in this plat, saith the Lond. 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went Now therefore take and cast him into to Jezreel; (for Joram lay there.) And the plat of ground, according to the Abazialı king of Judah was come down word of the Lord. to see Joram.

27 | But when Abaziah the king of 17 And tliere stood a watchman on Jucalı saw this, be lled by the way of the lower in Jezreel, anu he spied the the garden-house: and Jehu followed company of Jehu as he came, and said, aller liin, and said, Smite lim also in Isce a company. Aud Joram said, the chariot. And they did so at the Take a boiscinan, and send to meet going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam: them, and let him say, Is it peace? and he fled to llegiddo, and died there.

18 So there went oue on borseback to 29 And bis servants carried' him in a nieet him, and said, Thus saith the chariot lo Jerusalem, and buried hiin king, Is it peace ? And Jehu said, in his sepulchre witla bis fathers in the What hast thou 10 do with peace city of David. lurn thee behind me. And the watch- 29 And in the eleventh year of Joram man told, saying, The messenger came the son of Ahab began Alazial lo to thein, but he cometh nut again.

reign over Judah. 19 Tlieu lie sentout a second onliorse- 30 T And when Jehu was come to back, which came to them, and said, Jezreel, Jezebel beard of it; and alle Thus saitli the king, Is it peace? And painted lier lace, and tired lier lead, Jeliu answered, Wat bast thou to do and looked out at a window. with peace? turn thee behind me. 31 And as Jeliu entered in al die gate, 20 And the watchman told, saying, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew le came even unto them, and coineili bis master? not again; and the driving is like the 32 nd be listed up his firce to the rriving of Jeluu the son of Nioshi; window, and said, Who is ou my side? for lie driveth furiously.

who? And Viere looked out to liw 21 And Joram said, Make ready. two or three eunuclis. And his chariot was made ready. And 33 And he said, Throw her down. Jorun kind of Israel, and Ahazialı So they threw her down; and some of king of Judab, went out, each in his ber blood was sprinkled on the wall, chariot, aud they went out against and on the horses: and he trode ler Jeliu, and met him in the portion of under loot. Naboth the Jezreelite.

34 And when he was come in, be 22 And it cane to pass, wlien Joram did eat and drink, and said, Go, see saw Jelu, that he said, Is it peace, now tliis cursed woman, and bury Jeru? And he answered, Wbat peace, ber: for she is a king's daughter. so long as the wlioredoins of thy moth 35 And they went to bury her; but er Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so they lound no more of ber than the many?

skull, and the feet, and the palins of 23 And Jorain turned his hands, and her hands. iled, and said to Abaziah, There is 36 Wherefore they came again, and lreachery, O Abazialı!

told him; and he said, This is the 24 11 And Jehu drew a bow with leis word of the LORD, which he spake by full strength, and emote Jehoram be. his servant Elijah the Tislibite, saying, tween his arms, and the arrow went la the portion of Jezreel shall dog out at lig beart, and he sunk down iu eat the flesh of Jezebel; his chariot.

37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall 25 Then said Ichie to Bidkar bis cap. be as duug upon the face of the field taim, Take up, and cast Juim in the in the portion of Jezreel; so that they portion of the field of Naboth the shall not say, This is Jezebel


cline eyes.

Sons of Ahab


slain ir Samura. CILAP. X.

his great men, and his kingfolk, ana AmrAhab Ahad seventyrede in San Luis urnests, until he left hio noile reand sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of 12 1 And he arose and departed, and Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that came to Samaria: and as he was il! orought up Ahab's children, saying, die slicaring-house in the way,

2 Now :is soon as this letter comeu 13 Jebu met with the breuiren oi in you, seeing your master's sons are Alazial, king of Judah, and said, WHO will you, and there are with you cliar: are ye? And they answered, We are iols and horscs, a fenced city also,and tie brethren of Abaziah; and we go

down to salute the cluillren of the 3 Look even out die best and meet- king, and the cbildren of Vie quien. est of your master's sons, and set him 14 And he said, Take them alive on his father's thronc, and fight for And they took them alive, and slese your master's liousc.

then at the pit of the shearing-house. But they were exceedingly afraid, Icven two and forty men; neither let! and said, Beivold, two kings stood not be any of tbeo. pelore him; liow then shall we sliud? 15 | And when he was departei?

5. And be that cas over the house, thence, be liglıted on Jehonadab the and be that was orer the city, the el. son of Rechab coming to meet him ders also, and the briugers-up of the and her saluted him, and said to bim, children, sent to Jeliu, saying, We are is llig belt right, as ny heart is will thy servants, and will do all that thou thy heut? And Jehonadab answered, shalt bid us; we will not make any It is. Il it be, give me thy band. And king: do wou that which is good in be give hirit bis band; and he took

hini up to him into the chariot. 6 Thien he wrote a letter the second 16 And he said, Come with me, and time to them, saying, If ye be muie, see my zeal for ile LOKN, So they And if ye will hearken unto my voice, made liin riile in liis chariot take se the leads of the uien your 17 And when lie came to Samaria, ile inaster's sons and come to me to Jez- slew all that remained to Alab ji; reel by to-morrow this time. (Now Samaria, till he hall destroyed liim,acthe king's sons being seventy persons, cording to the saying of the Lord, wucre witl: the great mon of the city, which lie spake to Elijah. which brought them up.)

18 si And Jeliu gathered all the peo7 And it came to pass, when the let-ple together and said unto thein, Abab ter came to them, that they took the served Baal a little; but Jelu shall king's sons and slew sercnty persons, serve him much. and put their heads in baskets, and 19 Now therefore call unto me all sentliim then to Jezreel.

the prophets of Baal, all his servants, 8 11 And there caine a messenger,and and all his priests, let none be want told him, saying, They have brought ing: for I have a great sncrifice to dr the liends of the king's song. And he lo Baal: whosoever alall be wanting, said, Lay ye tliem in two beaps, at the he shall not live. But Jelu did it in entering in or ibc gale until the morn- sub:ilty, to tie intent that he might ing:

destroy the worshippers of Baal. 9 And it came to pass in the morning, 20 And Jeliu saic, Pinchin a solenn that he went out, and stood, and said assembly for Baal. And they proclaimto all the people, Ye ve righteous: be ed it. lokl, I conspired against my master, 21 And Jchu scnt through all larael; and slew hin; but who slow all these? and all the worshippers of Baal came,

10 Know How, lat Here shall fall so that there was not a man lelt that unto the eartli rolling of the word of came not. And they came into the the LORD, which the Loudspake con- house of Baal; and the liouse of Pilidt cerning the house of Alib: for thc was full from one end to another. Lord liath done that which he spake 22 And ne said unto him that 10:25 by his servant Elijah.

over the vestry, Bring forth vestinenta il So Jelu slew all that remained or for all the worshippers of Baal. And die liouse of Alb in Jezreel, and all he brought them lorth vestnienis.


Jehu's inconsistency.


Jehoash's life saved. 23. And Jehu went, and Jelonadab and all that lic did, and all his miglit, the son of Rechab, into the house of are they not written in the book of the Baal,and said unto the worshippers of Clunicles of the kings of Israel? Baal, Search, and look that there be 35 And Jelu slept with his fathers, here will you uone of the servants of and they buried liim in Samaria; and the LOND,but the worshippers of Baal Jeboabaz his son reigned in his stead. only.

36 And the time that Jelu reigned 24 And when they went in to ofler over Israelin Samaria was twenty and sacrifices and burut-offerings, Jeliu ap- eight years. pointed fourscore men without, and

CHAP, XI. said, If any of the men whom I have braucher into our banido escape, bo ANO when Athaliah, the mother of thal him go, liis life shall be for thic life of him.

dead, she arose and destroyed all the 25 Aud it came to pass, as soon as he seed-royal. had inade an end of oliering the burnt. 2 But Jehosheba the daughter of king offering, that Jehu said to the guard, Joram, sister of Aluzial, took Joasii and to the captains, Go iu und slay the son os Ahazith, and stole him thicm; let none cone forth. And they from among the king's sons whirl. smote them with the edge of the sword; were slain; and they hid him, cuin and the guard and the captains cast him and his nurse, in the bed chamthem out, and went to the city of the ber, from Athaliah, so that he was not house of Bail.

slain. 20 And they brought forth the images 3 Aod he was with lier hill in the out of the house of Baal, and burned house of the Lono six

auch thein.

Athaliah did reign ever the laun. 27 And they brake down the inage of 1 ll And the seventh year Jeboiadlit Baal, and brake down the house of sent aud fetched the rulers over hun Baal,me made it a draught-louse unto alreds, with the captains and clic guari, Lis day.

und brought them to liim into the 28 Thug Jeliu destroyed Baal out of house or the Lord, and made a core Israel,

nant with them, and took an oath of 29 | Howbeit from the sins of Jeru- them in the bouse of the LORD, amel boan the son of Nebat, who made Is- showed them the king's son. rael to sin, Jehu departed not from 5 And lie commanded them, saying, arter them, 10 wit, the sollen calves. This is the thing that ye shall do; a that were in Beth-el, and that were in third part of you that enter in on the

sabbath sliall cren be keepers of the 30 Aad the Lond said to Jehu, Be watch of the king's house; cause thou hast done well in executing 6 And a third part shall be at the gato that which is right in mine eyes, unil or Sur; and a llird part at the gatebe. hast done unto the house of Abab ac-bind the guard: so shall yo keep the conling to all that was in my heart, watch of the house, that it be not brok. thy children of the fourth generation co down. shall sit on the throne of Israel. 7 And two parts of all you that go

31 But Jehu took no lieed to walk in forth on the sabbath, even they shall the law of the Lord God of Israel, keep the watch of the house of the with all his heart; for lie departed not Lono about the king. from the sins of Jeroboan,wliich made 8 And ye shall compase the king Israel to sin.

round about, every man with his weal' 32 1 In those days the Lord began pons in his liand: and he that comeli to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote within the ranges let him be slaid; and them in all the coasts of Israel, be ye with the king as lie goeth Olt,

3.3 From Jordan caslward, all the and as he cometh in. land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the 9 And the captains over the hundreda Peubenites, and the Manassites, from id according to all things that JehointAroer, which is by the river Aruon, da the priest commanded : ud they evesi Gilead and Baelian.

took every nian lig men that were lo 31 1 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, come in on the sabbatil, with Vicit


Achalian slain


Jehoashi's rcign. that should go out on the sabbath, and king's liouse: and he sat on the throne came to Jeloiada the priest,

of the kings. 10 Aud to the captains over hundreds 20 And all the people of the land re did the priest give king David's spears joiced, and the city was in quiet ; and and abields, that were in the temple of they slewy Athalialı with llie sword, the Lond.

beside the king's house. . 11 And the guard stood, every man 21 Seven years old was Jelioaslı wlic: with his weapons in his hand, round lie began to reign. about the king, from the right corner


. tenuple, along by the altar and the began to reign and forty years reigntemple.

ed lie in Jerusalem : and his mother's 12 And he brought forth the king's name was Zivial of Beer-slieba. eon, and put the crown upon him, ani 2 And Schoash did chrt which 1003 gave him the testiinony: and they right in the sight of the Lord all hiz made him king, and anointed hiin; days wlierein Jeloiada the priest inand they clapped their hands,and suiil, stricted bim. God save the king

3 But the high places were not taken 13 | And when Athaliah beard the away; we people slill sacrificed and noise of'the guard, and of the people, burnt incense in the high places. she came to the people inlo lhe temple 4 | And Jehoasli said to the priesls, of the Lond.

Allihe money or the dedicated things 14 And when slie looked, leliold, the lat is brought into the house of the king stood by a pillar, as the manner LORI), crcn the money or every one was, and the princes and the trumpet that passeth the account, the money ers by the king; and all the people wat every man is set at, and all the of the land rejoiced, and blew with money that cometh into ay man's trumpets. And Athaliah rent berlcart to bring into the house of die clothes, and cried, Treason, treason ! LOL),

15 Bui Jelioiada the priest cominand. 5 Let llie priests like it to theny, ed the captains of the bundreda, the cvery man of his acquaintance; and officers of the host and said unto them, let then repair the breaches of the Have her sorth without the ranges; bouse, wheresoever any breach shall and him that followeth her kill with be found. the sword. For the priest had said, 6 But it was so, that in the three ani Let her not be slain in the house of the twentieth year of king Jeloaslı, the LORD.

priests had not repaired the breaches 16 And they laid lands on ber; and of the house. she went by the way by the which the 7 Then king Jeboasli called for Je. horses came into the king's house; and hoiada the priest, and the other priest, there was slie slain.

and sud unto them, Why repair ye not 17 1 And Jeloinda made a covenant tie breaches of the liouse ? now therů hetween the Lord and thic king and fore recieve no more money of your the people, that they should be the acquaintance, but deliver it for the Lord'a people; between the king also breaches of the liouse. and the people.

8 And the pricats consenteilto receive 15 And all the people of the land to none noncy of the people, neither went into the house of Baal, and brake to repair the breaches of the liouse. It down; bis altars and his images 9 But Jeloiada Vie priest tool a chest, brake they in pieces thoroughly, and aud bored a hole in the lid of it, and slew Mattan the priest or Baal before set it beside the allar, on the right aile ibe altars : and the priest appointed as one cometh into the house of the oslicers over the house of the LORD. Lorv: and tie priests that kept the

i9 And lie took the rulers over hun. door put therein all the money that dreds, and the captains, and the guard, was brouglit into the house of tine and all the people of the land; and LOHI). they brought down the king from the 10 And it was so,wlien they saw ilac house of the LORD, and came by the User'e aus much money in the chest way of the gate of the guard to the that the king's seribe and the high


Joask slain

11. KINGS. Jehoahau'rvickorean priest came up, and they put up in

CHAP. XIII. bags, and told the money that was

N tlic thrce and twentieth ycar of found in the house of the LORD.

11 And they gave the money, being Judalı, Jehonbazthe son of Jehu began told, into the hands of them that did to reign over Israel in Samiria, and the work, that bad the oversight of reigned seventeen years. the house of the Lond: and they laill 2 And he did that which was cvil in it out to the carpenters and builders, the sight of the Lond, and followed that wrought upon the house of the the sins of Jeroboain the son of Nebal, LORD,

which made Israel to sio : he departed 12 And to masons, and hewers of lot therefrorn, stone, and to buy timber and hewed 31 And the anger of the LORD WAB stone to repair the breaches of the kindled against Israel, and be deliverbouse of the Lond, and for all that was ed them into the hand of Hazael king laid out for the liouse to repair it of Syria, and intollie hand of Ben-ha

13 Howbeit there were not made for dad ile son of Hazael, all their days. the house of the Lord bowls of silver, 4 And Jeloaliaz besought the LORD, snuffers, basons, trumpets, any ressels and the Lord hearkened unto him: of gold, or vessels of silver, of the for he saw the oppression of Israel, bemoney that was brought into the housc|cause the king of Syria oppresscd them. of the LORD:

6 í And the LORD gave Israel a $1214 But they gave that to the work viour, so that they went out from unmen, and repaired there with the house der the hand of the Syrians: and thie of the LORD,

children of Israel dwelt in their tents, 13 Moreover they reckoned not with as beforetime. tlie meu into wliose hand they cleliver- 6 Nevertheless they departed not fior ed the money to be bestowed on work, the sins of the house of Jeroboam,whc men: for they deall failblully. made Israel sin, but walked therein:

16 Tlie trespass-moury and sin money and there remained the grove also in was not brought into the house of the Samaria.) Lond: it was the priests'.

7 Neither did lie leave of the people 7 | Then Hazael king of Syria went to Jeboahaz but filty horsemen, and {p, and fought against Gath, and took ten chario's,and tenthousand lootmen; it: and Hazael set bis face to go up 10 for the king of Syria had destroyed Jerusalein.

them, and had made them like the 18 Ani Jeloaslı king of Judah took dust by thresliing. all the hallowed things that Jchosha Sh Now the rest of the acts of Jeloa: phat, and Jelioram, and Ahazial, hislaz, and all that he did, and bis inight, fathers, kings of Judalı, liad dedicated, ure they not wrillen in illic book or the and his own iallowed things, and all Chronicles of the kings of Israel ? the gold ihnt wus found in die treas- 9 And Jehoalaz slept with bis fa ures of the liouse of the Lord, and in thers; and they buried him in Sama the king's house, and sent it to Hazael ria: and Joash his son reigned in his king of Syria; and lie went away from stead. Jerusalem.

10 1 In the thirty and seventh year of 19 | And the rest of the acts of Joash, Joash king of Judah began Jehoash and all that he did, are they not writ: the son of Jehoaliaz toreign over Israel ten in the book of the Chronicles of in Sainaria,ondreigncd sixteen years, the kings of Judab?

ll And he did thirit which was evil ini 20 And his servants arose, and made the sight of the LORD ; be departed a conspiracy, and slew Joast in the not from all the sins of Jeroboam the house of Millo, which gocth down to son of Nebat, who made Israel sin Silla.

bullie walked therein. 21 For Jozachar the son of Shimcatlı, 12 Anil the rest of the acig of Joaslı and Jehovahad the son of Shomer, bis and all that he did, and his migat servants, amote him, and be dicd; and werewith be fought against Amazian they burice lioi with his fathers in the king of Judal, arctlicy not written in city or David : and Amaziab his son the book of the Chronicles of the kinge reigned in his Atead.

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