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A.C. 884. against Jebu, and * met him in the portion of Naboth the

Jezreelite. * Heb. found.

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

23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Abaziah, There is treachery, 0 Ahaziah.

24 And Jehu + drew a bow with his full strength, and

smote Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out * Heb. bowed. at his heart, and he #sunk down in his chariot.

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, 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 8,1 Kings xxi after Ahab his father, 8 the LORD laid this burden upon | Heb. bloods. 26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth,

and the blood of his sons, saith the LORD; and I will re| Or, portion. quite thee in this || plat, saith the Lord. Now therefore

take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to the
word of the LORD.

Reign of Jehu; Death of Jezebel.


30 | And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebel heard + Heb. puil her of it; and she * painted her face, and tired her head, and eyes in paint- looked out at a window.

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

32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said,

Who is on my side ? who? And there looked out to him Or, cham. two or three + eunuchs.

33 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 trode her under foot.

34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king's daughter.

35 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.

36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he Heb, by the said, This is the word of the LORD, which he spake | by his hankings xxi. servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, “In the portion of Jez

reel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel :

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37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the A. C. 884.
face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall
not say, This is Jezebel.

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Death of Ahab's sons.

2 KINGS X. ver. 1-12.
1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu
wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel,
to the elders, and to * them that brought up Ahab's children, Heb. nou..

2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your
master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots
and horses, a fenced city also, and armour ;

3 Look even out the best and meetest of your master's sons, and set him on his father's throne, and fight for your master's house.

4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand ?

5 And he that was over the house, and he that was over
the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children,
sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all
that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou
that which is good in thine eyes.

6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying,
If ye be + mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take + Heb for me.
ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to
me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the king's sons,
being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city,
which brought them up.

7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them,
that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and
put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.

8C And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate 9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold

, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but
who slew all these?

10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing
of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concern-
ing the house of Ahab: for the Lord hath done that which ; 1 Kings Xxi.
he spake 'I by his servant Elijah.

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11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab

in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his * kinsfolks, and quaintance. his priests, until he left him none remaining.



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Death of Ahaziah's kindred.

2 KINGS X. VER. 12, 13, 14. 12 And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. Heh, house And as he was at the + shearing house in the way, binding sheep 13 Jehu I met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Ju* Heb.found. dah, and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are ( Heb. to the the brethren of Ahaziah ; and we go down $ to salute the peace /, c. children of the king and the children of the queen.

14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them, alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

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Death of Baal's Priests.

2 KINGS X. VER. 15–29. | Hcb. found 15 And when he was departed thence, he || Lighted on

Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him : and he *Heb. blessed. * saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my

heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is.
If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand;
and he took him up to him into the chariot.

16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the
LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.

17 And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the Lord, which he spake to Elijah.

18 | And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little ; but Jehu shall serve him much.

19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting; for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty,

to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal. Sanctify. 20 And Jehu said, +Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal.

And they proclaimed it.

21 And Jehu sent through all Israel : and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that

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came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the A.C. 884.
house of Baal was * full from one end to another.

* Or, so full,
22 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring that they stood
forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he mouth.
brought them forth vestments.

23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the Lord, but the worshippers of Baal only.

24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt
offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said,
If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands
escape, he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of
offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and
to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth.
And they smote them + with the edge of the sword; and + Heb. the
the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the
city of the house of Baal.

26 And they brought forth the # images out of the house - Heb. sta-
of Baal, and burned them.

27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake
down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto
this day.
28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.



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Reign of Athaliah, 6 years from 884 to 878.

2 CHRONICLES XXII. ver. 10, 11, 12.
109. But when 'Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw a 2 Kings xi.
that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed 1, &c.
royal of the house of Judah.

11 But "Jehoshabeath, the daughter of the king, took 52 Kings xi.
Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole him from among the
king's sons that were slain, and put him and his nurse in a

. So Jehoshabeath, the daughter of king Je-
horam, the wife of Jehoiada the priest, (for she was the
sister of Ahaziah,) hid him from Athaliah, so that she slew

12 And he was with them hid in the house of God six years; and Athaliah reigned over the land.

2, Jekoshcba.

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A.C. 884.

2 CHRONICLES XXIV. ver. 7–12.
7 For the sons of Athaliah, that wicked woman, had


the house of God; and also all the dedicated things of the house of the Lord did they bestow upon Baalim.

8 And at the king's commandment they made a chest,

and set it without at the gate of the house of the LORD.
* Heb. a voice. 9 And they made * a proclamation through Judah and

Jerusalem, to bring in to the Lord the collection that
Moses the servant of God laid upon Israel in the wilderness.

10 And all the princes and all the people rejoiced, and
brought in, and cast into the chest, until they had made an

11 Now it came to pass, that at what time the chest was brought unto the king's office by the hand of the Levites, and when they saw that there was much money, the king's scrise and the high priest's officer came and emptied the chest, and took it, and carried it to his place again. Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.

2 CHRONICLES XXIII. ver. 1-16.

1 And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himc 2 Kings xi.

self, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of
Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah
the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Eli-
shaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him.

2 And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Le-
vites out of all the cities of Judah, and the chief of the fa-
thers of Israel, and they came to Jerusalem.

3 And all the congregation made a covenant with the

king in the house of God. And he said unto them, Behold, 82 Sam. vii, the king's son shall reign, as the Lord hath d said of the 4. & ix. 5. ch. sons of David.

4 This is the thing that ye shall do; A third part of you

entering on the sabbath, of the priests and of the Levites, + Heb. thres. shall be porters of the + doors;

5 And a third part shall be at the king's house ; and a third part at the gate of the foundation : and all the people shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD.

6 But let none come into the house of the LORD, save the priests, and they that minister of the Levites; they shall go in, for they are holy: but all the people shall keep the watch of the LORD.

:7 And the Levites shall compass the king round about, every man with his weapons in his hand; and whosoever

4. &c.

vi. 16. & vii. 18

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