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and it shall also come upon the 8 And the king said unto Haland seven years.

zael, Take a present in thine 2 And the woman arose, and hand, and go, meet the man of did after the saying of the man God, and enquire of the LORD of God: and she went with her by him, saying, Shall I recover household, and sojourned in the of this disease ? land of the Philistines seven 9 So Hazael went to meet him, years.

and took a present with him, 3 And it came to pass at the even of every good thing of seven years' end, that the wo. Damascus, forty camels' burman returned out of the land of den, and came and stood before the Philistines; and she went him, and said, Thy son Benforth to cry unto the king, for hadad king of Syria hath sent her house and for her land. me to thee, saying, Shall I re

4 And the king talked with cover of this disease? Gehazi the servant of the man 10 And Elisha said unto him, of God, saying, Tell me, I pray Go, say unto him, Thou maythee, all the great things that est certainly recover howbeit Elisha hath done.

the LORD hath shewed me, that 5 And it came to pass, as he he shall surely die. was telling the king how he had 11 And he settled his counterestored a dead body to life, nance steadfastly, until he was that, behold, the woman, whose ashamed : and the man of God son he had restored to life, cri- wept. ed to the king for her house and 12 And Hazael said, Why for her land. And Gehazi said, weepeth my lord ? And he anMy lord, O king, this is the swered, Because I know the woman, and this is her son, evil that thou wilt do unto the whom Elisha restored to life. children of Israel: their strong

6 And when the king asked holds wilt thou set on fire, and the woman, she told him. So their young men wilt thou slay the king appointed unto her a with the sword, and wilt dash certain officer, saying, Restore their children, and rip up their all that was her's, and all the women with child. fruits of the field since the day 13 And Hazael said, But what, that she left the land even until is thy servant a dog, that he

should do this great thing ? 7 And Elisha came to Damas- And Elisha answered, The cus; and Ben-hadad the king of LORD hath shewed me that Syria was sick ; and it was thou shalt be king over Sytold him, saying, The man of ria. God is come hither.

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sha, and came to his master; 22 Yet Edom revolted from who said to him, What said under the hand of Judah unto Elisha to thee? And he an- this day. Then Libnah revolt. swered, He told me that thou ed at the same time. shouldest surely recover.

23 And the rest of the acts of 15 And it came to pass on the Joram, and all that he did, are morrowţthat he took a thick cloth they not written in the book of and dipped it in water, and spread the chronicles of the kings of it on his face, so that he died Judah ? and Hazael reigned in his stead. 24 And Joram slept with his

16 And in the fifth year of Jo- fathers, and was buried with ram (the son of Ahab king of his fathers, in the city of David : Israel, Jehoshaphat being then and Ahaziah his son reigned in king of Judah, Jehoram the son his stead. of Jehoshaphat king of Judah 25 In the twelfth year of Jobegan to reign.

ram the son of Ahab king of 17 Thirty and two years old Israel, did Ahaziah the son of was he when he began to reign; Jehoram king of Judah begin and he reigned eight years in to reign. Jerusalem.

26 Two and twenty years old 18 And he walked in the way was Ahaziah when he began to of the kings of Israel, as did the reign ; and he reigned one year house of Ahab ; for the daugh. in Jerusalem. And his moter of Ahab was his wife : and ther's name was Athaliah, the he did evil in the sight of the daughter of Omri king of IsLORD.

rael. 19 Yet the Lord would not 27 And he walked in the way destroy Judah for David his of the house of Ahab, fand did servant's sake, as he promised evil in the sight of the Lord) him to give him always a light, as did the house of Ahab ; for and to his children.

he was the son-in-law of the 20 In his days Edom revolted house of Ahab. from under the hand of Judah, 28 And he went with Joram and made a king over them- the son of Ahab to the war selves.

against Hazael king of Syria, in 21 So Joram went over to Ramoth-gilead ; and the SyriZair, and all the chariots with ans wounded Joram. him: and he rose by night, and 29 And king Joram went back smote the Edomites which to be healed in Jezreel, of the compassed him about, and the wounds which the Syrians had captains of the chariots : and given him at Ramah, when he the people fled into their tents. fought against Hazael king of

Syria. And Ahaziah the son || of Israel, I have anointed thee of Jehoram king of Judah went king over the people of the down to see Joram the son of LORD, even over Israel. Ahab in Jezreel, because he 7 And thou shalt smite the was sick. 1

house of Ahab thy master, that I

may avenge the blood of my CHAP. IX.

servants the prophets, and the

blood of all the servants of the JEZE BEL EATEN BY DOGS.

LORD, at the hand of JezeAND Elisha the prophet bel. called one of the children of the 8 For the whole house of Ahab prophets, and said unto him, shall perish : and I will cut off Gird up thy loins, and take this from Ahab him that pisseth box of oil in thine hand, and against the wall, and him that go to Ramoth-gilead ;

is shut up and left in Israel :

9 ther, look out there Jehu the of Ahab like the house of Jeroson of Jehoshaphat, the son of boam the son of Nebat, and like Nimshi, and go in, and make the house of Baasha the son of him arise up from among his Ahijah : brethren, and carry him to an 10 And the dogs shall eat Jeinner chamber;

zebel in the portion of Jezreel, 3 Then take the box of oil, and there shall be none to bury and pour it on his head, and ber. And he opened the door, say, Thus saith the LORD, I and fled. have anointed thee king over 11 Then Jehu came forth to Israel. Then open the door, the servants of his lord : and and flee, and tarry not.

one said unto him, Is all well ? 4 So the young man, even the wherefore came this mad fellow young man the prophet, went to thee ? And he said unto to Ramoth-gilead.

them, Ye know the man, and 5 And when he came, behold, his communication. the captains of the host were 12 And they said, It is false; sitting; and he said, I have an tell us now. And he said, Thus errand to thee, O captain. And and thus spake he to me, sayJehu said, Unto which of all ing, Thus saith the Lord, I us? And he said, To thee, O have anointed thee king over captain.

Israel. 6 And he arose, and went into 13 Then they hasted, and the house ; and he poured the took every man his garment, oil on his head, and said unto and put it under him on the him, Thus saith the LORD God | top of the stairs, and blew with

trumpets, saying, Jehu is king, Is it peace? And Jehu king.

answered, What hast thou to 14 So Jehu the son of Jeho- do with peace ? turn thee beshaphat, the son of Nimshi con hind me. spired against Joram. (Now 20 And the watchman told, Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, saying, He came even unto he and all Israel, because of Ha-them, and cometh not again : zael king of Syria :

and the driving is like the driv15 But king Joram was re- ing of Jehu the son of Nimshi; turned to be healed in Jezreel, for he driveth furiously. of the wounds which the Syri 21 And Joram said, Make ans had given him, when he ready. And his chariot was fought with Hazael king of Sy- made ready. And Joram king ria.) And Jehu said, If it be of Israel, and Ahaziah king of your minds, then let none go Judah went out, each in his forth nor escape out of the city, chariot, and they went out to go to tell it in Jezreel.

against Jehu, and met him in 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, the portion of Naboth the Jezand went to Jezreel; for Joram reelite. lay there. And Ahaziah king 22 And it came to pass, when of Judah was come down to see Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Joram.

Is it peace, Jehu ? And he an17 And there stood a watch-swered, What peace, so long man on the tower in Jezreel, as the whoredoms of thy mother and he spied the company of Jezebel, and her witchcrafts, are Jehu as he came, and said, I see so many. a company. And Joram said,

23 And Joram turned his Take an horseman, and send hands, and fled, and said to Ahato meet them, and let him say, ziah, There is treachery, O Is it peace?

Ahaziah. 18 So there went one 24 And Jehu drew a bow with horseback to meet him, and his full strength, and smote Jesaid, Thus saith the king, Is it horam between his arms, and peace? And Jehu said, What the arrow went out at his heart, hast thou to do with peace ? | and he sunk down in his chaturn thee behind me. And the riot. watchman told, saying, The 25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar messenger came to them, but his captain, Take up, and cast he cometh not again.

him in the portion of the field 19 Then he sent out a second of Naboth the Jezreelite : for on horseback, which came to remember how that, when I and them, and said, Thus saith the thou rode together after Ahab

on

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his father, the Lord laid this down. So they threw her down: burden upon him :

and some of her blood was 26 Surely I have seen yester- sprinkled on the wall, and on day the blood of Naboth, and the horses: and he trode her the blood of his sons, saith the under foot. LORD ; and I will requite thee 34 And when he was come in, in this plat, saith the Lord. he did eat and drink, and said, Now therefore take and cast him Go, see now this cursed wointo the plat of ground, accord-man, and bury her: for she is ing to the word of the LORD. a king's daughter.

27 But when Ahaziah the king 35 And they went to bury her: of Judah saw this, he fled by but they found no more of her the way of the 'garden house. than the skull, and the feet, and And Jehu followed after him, the palms of ber hands. and said, Smite him also in the 36 Wherefore they chariot. And they did so at the again, and told him. And he going up to Gur, which is by said, This is the word of the Ibleam. And he fled to Megid- LORD, which he spake by his do, and died there.

servant Elijah the Tishbite, say28 And his servants carried ing, In the portion of Jezreel him in a chariot to Jerusalem, shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezeand buried him in his sepulchrebel : with his fathers in the city of 37 And the carcase of Jezebel David.

shall be as dung upon the face 29 And in the eleventh year of the field in the portion of of Joram the son of Ahab, be- Jezreel ; so that they shall not gan Ahaziah to reign over Ju- say, This is Jezebel. dah. 30 And when Jehu was come

CHAP. X. to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it ;

PROPHETS OF BAAL SLAIN. and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out AND Ahab had seventy sons at a window.

in Samaria. And Jehu wrote 31 And as Jehu entered in at letters, and sent to Samaria, the gate, she said, Had Zimri unto the rulers of Jezreel, to peace, who slew his master ?

the elders, and to them that 32 And he lifted up his face brought up Ahab's children, to the window, and said, Who saying, is on my side? who ? And 2 Now, as soon as this letter there looked out to him two or cometh to you, seeing your three eunuchs.

master's sons are with you, and 33 And he said, Throw her there are with you chariots and

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