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B. C. as all the multitude of the Israelites 4 And the king talked with Gehazi B. C. about 822. that are consumed,) and let us send the servant of the man of God, saying, about 885,

Tell me, I pray thee, all the great

c ch. 5. . 14 They took therefore two chariot things that Elisha hath done. horses; and the king sent after the 5 And it came to pass, as he was host of the Syrians, saying, Go and telling the king how he had restored a ch. 4. 35.

a dead body to life, that, behold, the 15 And they went after them unto woman, whose son he had restored to Jordan: and, lo, all the way was full life, cried to the king for her house of garments and vessels, which the and for her land. And Gehazi said, Syrians had cast away in their haste. My lord, O king, this is the woman, And the messengers returned, and told and this is her son, whom Elisha rethe king

stored to life. 16 And the people went out, and 6 And when the king asked the spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So woman, she told him. So the king a measure of fine flour was sold for a appointed unto her a certain il officer, 1 Or, eunuch. shekel, and two measures of barley saying, Restore all that was hers, and for a shekel, "according to the word all the fruits of the field since the of the LORD.

day that she left the land, even until 175 And the king appointed the lord now. on whose hand he leaned to have the 7 | And Elisha came to Damascus; 885. charge of the gate : and the people and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was trode upon him in the gate, and he sick; and it was told him, saying, died, as the man of God had said, The man of God is come hither. who spake when the king came down 8 And the king said unto · Hazael, 1 Kings 19. to him.

* Take a present in thine hand, and go, 11 Sam. 9. 7.
18 And it came to pass as the man of meet the man of God, and 5 inquire of 1 Kings 14.3.
God had spoken to the king, saying, the Lord by him, saying, Shall I re-
* Two measures of barley for a shekel, cover of this disease ?
and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and
shall be to morrow about this time in took a present t with him, even of Heb, in his
the gate of Samaria :

every good thing of Damascus, forty
19 And that lord answered the man camels' burden, and came and stood
of God, and said, Now, behold, if the before him, and said, Thy son Ben-
Lord should make windows in heaven, hadad king of Syria hath sent me to
might such a thing be? And he said, thee, saying, Shall I recover of this
Behold, thou shalt see it with thine disease?
eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. 10 And Elisha said unto him, Go,

20 And so it fell out unto him: for say unto him, Thou mayest certainly
the people trode upon him in the gate, recover: howbeit the Lord hath shew-
and he died.

ed me that he shall surely die.

11 And he settled his countenance CHAPTER VIII.

+ steadfastly, until he was ashamed: The Shunammite, who had left her country to avoid and the man of God 'wept. the mine, hath her land restored by the king. 7 12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth Hazad killcth his master, and succedeth him. 16 Jehowum's wicked reign in Judah. 29 Edom and my lord? And he answered, Because 25 His riched reign. 2 He visiteth Joram worina: I know the evil that thou wilt do k ch. 10.32. & ed, ul Jezreel.

unto the children of Israel : their about 891. THEN spake Elisha unto the wo- strong holds wilt thou set on fire,

man, whose son he had restored and their young men wilt thou slay to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and with the sword, and I wilt dash their ch. 15. 16. thine household, and sojourn where- children, and rip up their women with soever thou canst sojourn: for the child. LORD bhath called for a famine; and 13 And Hazael said, But what, mis m 1 Sam. 17. it shall also come upon the land seven thy servant a dog, that he should do years.

this great thing? And Elisha answer-
2 And the woman arose, and did ed, -The Lord hath shewed me that a 1 Kings 19.
after the saying of the man of God: | thou shalt be king over Syria.
and she went with her household, 14 So he departed from Elisha, and
and sojourned in the land of the Phi- came to his master; who said to him,
listines seven years.

What said Elisha to thee? And he
3 And it came to pass at the seven answered, He told me that thou should-
years' end, that the woman returned est surely recover.
out of the land of the Philistines : 15 And it came to pass on the mor-
and she went forth to cry unto the row, that he took a thick cloth, and
king for her house and for her land. dipped it in water, and spread it on

h ver. 15.

† Heb. and

set it i Luke 19. 41.

12. 17. & 13. 3.7. Am. 1.3.

Hos. 13. 16.
Am. 1. 13.

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Wrat 885.

Jehoram's wicked reign.


Jehu is anointed king.


35. b ch. 4. 29 Jer. 1. 17.

9 ver. 26.

1 2 Sam. 7. 13.
1 Kings 11.
36. & 15. 4.
2 Chr. 21. 7.

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Gen. 27. 40. ch. 3. 27. 2 Chr. 21. 8, 9, 10.


B. C. 885. his face, so that he died : and Hazael


B. C. 881 reigned in his stead.

Elisha sendeth a young prophet to anoint Jehu at Ra. 892. 16 | And in the fifth year of Joram moth-gilead. 11 Jehu, being made king, killeth Jo

ram in the field of Naboth. 27 Ahaziah is slain at the son of Ahab king of Israel, Je

Gur, and buried at Jerusalem. 30 Jezebel is throuen hoshaphat being then king of Judah, out of a window, and eaten by dogs. 02 Chr. 21.3, 4. Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king +Heb.reigned. of Judah + began to reign.

of a

a the children of the prophets, a 1 Kings 2. p 2 Chr. 21. 5, 17 p Thirty and two years old was and said unto him, Gird up thy loins,

he when he began to reign ; and he and take this box of oil in thine hand,
reigned eight years in Jerusalem. Cand go to Ramoth-gilead :

c cb. 8. 28, 29.
18 And he walked in the way of the 2 And when thou comest thither,
kings of Israel, as did the house of look out there Jehu the son of Je-
Ahab; for the daughter of Ahab was hoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go
his wife: and he did evil in the sight in, and make him arise up from among
of the LORD.

d his brethren, and carry him to an d ver. 5, 11. 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy tinner chamber;

+ Heb, chamJudah for David his servant's sake," as 3 Then e take the box of oil, and

he promised him to give him always pour it on his head, and say, Thus 1 Kings 19 + Heb. candle, a flight, and to his children.

saith the Lord, I have anointed thee or, lamp.

20 1 In his days' Edom revolted from king over Israel. Then open the door,
under the hand of Judah, 'and made and flee, and tarry not.
a king over themselves.

4 [ So the young man, even the young t1 Kings 22. 21 So Joram went over to Zair, and man the prophet, went to Ramoth

all the chariots with him: and he gilead.
rose by night, and smote the Edom- 5 And when he came, behold, the
ites which compassed him about, and captains of the host were sitting; and
the captains of the chariots : and the he said, I have an errand to thee, O
people fled into their tents.

captain. And Jehu said, Unto which 22 Yet Edom revolted from under the of all us? And he said, To thee, O u 2 Chr. 21. 10. hand of Judah unto this day. "Then captain.

Libnah revolted at the same time. 6 And he arose, and went into the

23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, house; and he poured the oil on his
and all that he did, are they not writ- head, and said unto him, ' Thus saith :1 Kings 19.

16. 2 Chr.227.
ten in the book of the Chronicles of the Lord God of Israel, I have an-
the kings of Judah ?

ointed thee king over the people of I 2 Chr. 22. 1.

24 And Joram slept with his fathers, the Lord, even over Israel. 885.

and was buried with his fathers in the 7 And thou shalt smite the house of || Azariah, city of David: and *|| Ahaziah his son Ahab thy master, that I may avenge reigned in his stead.

the blood of my servants the prophets, 25 f In the twelfth year of Joram and the blood of all the servants of the the son of Ahab king of Israel did | Lord, 5 at the hand of Jezebel.

81 Kings 18.

4. & 21. 15 Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of 8 For the whole house of Ahab shall Judah begin to reign.

perish: and " I will cut off from Ahab i Kings 14. 26 y Two and twenty years old was him that pisseth against the wall, Ahaziah when he began to reign; and k him that is shut up and left in Deut. 82. 38. and he reigned one year in Jeru- | Israel :

salem. And his mother's name was 9 And I will make the house of 11 Or, grand- Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king Ahab like the house of Jeroboam 1 1 Kings 14. See ver. 18. of Israel.

10. & 15, 29 the son of Nebat, and like the house

& 21. 22 z 2 Chr. 22.3,4. 27 % And he walked in the way of of m Baasha the son of Ahijah: mi Kinge 16.

the house of Ahab, and did evil in the 10 " And the dogs shall eat Jezebel
sight of the Lord, as did the house of in the portion of Jezreel, and there
Ahab: for he was the son in law of shall be none to bury her. And he
the house of Ahab.

opened the door, and fled. 881.

28 | And he went with Joram the 11 | Then Jehu came forth to the
son of Ahab to the war against Ha- servants of his lord: and one said unto
zael king of Syria in Ramoth-gilead ; him, Is all well? wherefore came this

John 10.9 and the Syrians wounded Joram. mad fellow to thee? And he said unto

29 And bking Joram went back to them, Ye know the man, and his comc ch. 9. 16. 2 Chr, 22. 6,7. be healed in Jezreel of the wounds munication. + Heb. where- 1 + which the Syrians had given him at 12 And they said, It is false ; tell us


|| Ramal, when he fought against Ha- And he said, Thus and thus

zael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the spake he to me, saying, Thus saith || Ramoth,

son of Jehoram king of Judah went the Lord, I have anointed thee king + Heb. wound

down to see Joram the son of Ahab over Israel.
in Jezreel, because he was t sick. 13 Then they hasted, and P took p Matt. 21. 7.

2 Chr. 22. O, and Jehoa. haz, 2 Chr.21. 17. & 25. 23.

y See 2 Chr. 22. 2.

10. & 21. 21 il Sam. 25. 22


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1 Kings 21 23. ver. 35, 56

• 2 Chr. 22. 5.

o Jer. 29. 26

b cb. 9. 15.

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B. C. 884. every man his garment, and put it tween his arms, and the arrow went B. C.881.

under him on the top of the stairs, out at his heart, and he tsunk down
and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu in his chariot.

† Heb. bowed. + Heb. reign- tis king.

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his 14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat captain, Take up, and cast him in the the son of Nimshi conspired against portion of the field of Naboth the Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ra- Jezreelite : for remember how that, moth-gilead, he and all Israel, be- when I and thou rode together after

cause of Hazael king of Syria : Ahab his father, the Lord laid this * 1 Kings 21. + Heb. Jeho

15 But I king + Joram was returned burden upon him ;
to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds 26 Surely I have seen yesterday the
which the Syrians thad given him, + blood of Naboth, and the blood of + Heb. bloods.
when he fought with Hazael king of his sons, saith the Lord; and I will

And Jehu said, If it be your requite thee in this plat, saith the 1 Or, portion. minds, then + let none go forth nor Lord. Now therefore take and cast

u 1 Kings 21. авсарет ,с.

escape out of the city to go to tell it him into the plat of ground, according
in Jezreel.

to the word of the LORD.
16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and 27 | But when Ahaziah the king of
went to Jezreel ; for Joram lay there. Judah saw this, he fled by the way of
"And Ahaziah king of Judah was come the garden house. And Jehu followed
down to see Joram.

after him, and said, Smite him also
17 And there stood a watchman on in the chariot. And they did so at
the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the the going up to Gur, which is by
company of Jehu as he came, and Ibleam. And he fled to * Megiddo, 12 Chr. 22. 9.
said, I see a company. And Joram and died there.
said, Take a horseman, and send to 28 And his servants carried him in about 886.
meet them, and let him say, Is it a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried

him in his sepulchre with his fathers 18 So there went one on horseback in the city of David. to meet him, and said, Thus saith the 29 And in the eleventh year of Jo- about 881. king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, ram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah What hast thou to do with peace? to reign over Judah. turn thee behind

And the 30 And when Jehu was come to watchman told, saying, The mes- Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it ; Yand she y Ez. 23. 40. senger came to them, but he cometh + painted her face, and tired her head, + Heb. puther not again. and looked out at a window.

eyes in paint.
19 Then he sent out a second on 31 And as Jehu entered in at the
horseback, which came to them, and gate, she said, ? Had Zimri peace, who z 1 Kings 16.
said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? slew his master ?
And Jehu answered, What hast thou 32 And he lifted up his face to the
to do with peace? turn thee behind window, and said, Who is on my side?

who? And there looked out to him
20 And the watchman told, say- | two or thr inuchs.
ing, He came even unto them, and 33 And he said, Throw her down.
cometh not again: and the driving So they threw her down: and some

is like the driving of Jehu the son of her blood was sprinkled on the -zinnad of Nimshi; for he driveth + furi- wall, and on the horses : and he trode ously.

her under foot.
21 And Joram said, + Make ready. 34 And when he was come in, he did
And his chariot was made ready. I eat and drink, and said, Go, see now
And · Joram king of Israel and Aha- this cursed woman, and bury her: for
ziah king of Judah went out, each in a she is a king's daughter.

a 1 Kings 16. his chariot, and they went out against 35 And they went to bury her: but * Alst, found. Jehu, and + met him in the portion of they found no more of her than the Naboth the Jezreelite.

skull, and the feet, and the palms of 22 And it came to pass, when Joram her hands. saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, 36 Wherefore they came again, and Jehu? And he answered, What peace, told him. And he said, This is the so long as the whoredoms of thy moth- word of the Lord, which he spaketby + Heb. by the er Jezebel and her witchcrafts are so his servant Elijah the Tishbite, saymany?

ing, “In the portion of Jezreel shall b 1 Kings 21. 23 And Joram turned his hands, and dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel : 1 fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is 37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall treachery, ( Ahaziah.

be as dung upon the face of the field 24 And Jehu + drew a bow with his in the portion of Jezreel; so that they full strength, and smote Jehoram be- shall not say, This is Jezebel




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B. C. 884.

of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and B. C. 881. CHAPTER X.

all his great men, and his ll kinsfolks,
Jehu causeth serenty of Ahab's children to be benead and his priests, until he left him none ! Or acquaint-
jah. 12 He sluyeth two and forty of Ahaziah's remaining.
brethren. 15 He taketh Jehonadab into his compa-
ny. 18 He destroyeth all the worshippers of Baal.

12 And he arose and departed, and
29 He followeth Jeroboam's sins. $2 Hazael op- came to Samaria. And as he was at
presscth Israel. 33 Jehoahaz succeedeth Jehu.
the t shearing house in the way,

+ Heb. hovu 13 e Jehu + met with the brethren of

of shepherd

binding Samaria. And Jehu wrote let- Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who sheep.

+ Heb. fouar.d. ters, and sent to Samaria, unto the are ye? And they answered, We are

ech, 8.29 rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to the brethren of Ahaziah ; and we go 2 Chr. 22.8. + Heb. nour- + them that brought up Ahab's chil- down t to salute the children of the + Heh. to the

peace , dren, saying,

king and the children of the queen.
2 Now as soon as this letter cometh 14 And he said, Take them alive.
to you, seeing your master's sons are And they took them alive, and slew
with you, and there are with you char- them at the pit of the shearing house,
iots and horses, a fenced city also, and even two and forty men; neither left

he any of them.
3 Look even out the best and meetest 15 | And when he was departed
of your master's sons, and set him on thence, he #lighted "Jehonadab the + Heb. found.
his father's throne, and fight for your son of Rechab coming to meet him: 'Jer.85.6, &c.
master's house.

and he + saluted him, and said to him, + Heb blaxed
4 But they were exceedingly afraid, Is thine heart right, as my heart is 5 [ Chr. 2 57
and said, Behold, two kings stood not with thy heart? And Jehonadab an-
before him: how then shall we stand? swered, it is. If it be, give me thine + Ezra 10. 19.

5 And he that was over the house, hand. And he gave him his hand;
and he that was over the city, the and he took him up to him into the
elders also, and the bringers up of the chariot.
children, sent to Jehu, saying, We are 16 And he said, Come with me, and
thy servants, and will do all that thou see my ' zeal for the Lord. So they i 1 Kings 19.
shalt bid us; we will not make any made him ride in his chariot.
king: do thou that which is good in 17 And when he came to Samaria,

k he slew all that remained unto Ahab ch.9. & 6 Then he wrote a letter the second in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, + Heb. for me. time to them, saying, If ye be + mine, according to the saying of the Lord, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, which he spake to Elijah.

11 Kings 21.
take ye the heads of the men your 18 | And Jehu gathered all the
master's sons, and come to me to Jez- people together, and said unto them,
reel by to morrow this time. Now the m Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu m 1 Kings 16.

S1, S2
king's sons, being seventy persons, shall serve him much.
were with the great men of the city, 19 Now therefore call unto me all
which brought them up.

the prophets of Baal, all his serv- a 1 Kings 226 7 And it came to pass, when the let- ants, and all his priests ; let none

ter came to them, that they took the be wanting: for I have a great sacria 1 Kings 21. king's sons, and a slew seventy persons, fice to do to Baal; whosoever shall

and put their heads in baskets, and be wanting, he shall not live. But
sent him them to Jezreel.

Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent
8.9 And there came a messenger, that he might destroy the worship-
and told him, saying, They have pers of Baal.
brought the heads of the king's sons. 20 And Jehu said, + Proclaim a sol- + Heb. Sana
And he said, Lay ye them in two emn assembly for Baal. And they tify.
heaps at the entering in of the gate proclaimed it.
until the morning.

21 And Jehu sent through all Israel : 9 And it came to pass in the morn- and all the worshippers of Baal came, ing, that he went out, and stood, and so that there was not a man left that said to all the people, Ye be right- came not. And they came into the

0 1 Kings 16. b ch. 9. 14, 24. eous : behold, bí conspired against house of Baal; and the house of Baal

my master, and slew him: but who was ll full from one end to another. || Or, so full, slew all these ?

22 And he said unto him that was 10 Know now that there shall fall over the vestry, Bring forth vestments unto the earth nothing of the word of for all the worshippers of Baal. And the LORD, which the Lord spake con- he brought them forth vestments.

cerning the house of Ahab: for the 23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab d1 Kings 21. 19, 21, 29. Lord hath done that which he spake the son of Rechab, into the house of + Heb. by the t by his servant Elijah.

Baal, and said unto the worshippers hand of

11 So Jehu slew all that remained of Baal, Search, and look that there

2 Chr. 228




that they stood out

c1 Sam. 3. 19.

Baal's worshippers slain.


Jehoash is anointed

said, If any of the men whom it hare ANP when Athaliah " the mother - 2Chr. 22.10.

b ch. 8. 26.

+ Heb. the


IT Ezra 6. 11.

Dan. 23. &

B. C. 881. be here with you none of the servants


B. C. 881. of the Lord, but the worshippers of

Athaliah destroyeth the seed royal. 2 Joash is hid siz
Baal only.

years in the house of God. 4 In the serenth year he
24 And when they went in to offer is brought forth and made king. 13 Athaliah is

slain. 17 Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God. sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu

, and

of Ahaziah saw that her son was brought into your hands escape, he dead, she arose and destroyed all the 1 Kings 20. that letteth him go, Phis life shall be + seed royal.

+ Heb. seed of

the kingdom. for the life of him.

2 But 1 Jehosheba, the daughter of

11 2 Chr. 22.11, 25 And it came to pass, as soon as king Joram, sister of Ahaziah, took Jehoshabeath he had made an end of offering the Joash the son of Ahaziah, and stole 1 Or, Jeoash. burnt offering, that Jehu said to the him from among the king's sons which guard and to the captains, Go in, and were slain ; and they hid him, even slay them; let none come forth. And him and his nurse, in the bedchamber they smote them with the edge of from Athaliah, so that he was not the sword; and the guard and the slain. captains cast them out, and went to 3 And he was with her hid in the the city of the house of Baal. house of the Lord six years. And

26 And they brought forth the Athaliah did reign over the land. + Heb statues. + images out of the house of Baal, 4 | And the seventh year Jehoia- 878. 11 Kings 14. and burned them.

da sent and fetched the rulers over c 2 Chr. 23. 1, 27 And they brake down the image hundreds, with the captains and the of Baal, and brake down the house of guard, and brought them to him Baal, 'and made it a draught house into the house of the Lord, and unto this day.

made a covenant with them, and
28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of took an oath of them in the house

of the Lord, and shewed them the
29 T Howbeit, from the sins of Jero- king's son.
boam the son of Nebat, who made 5 And he commanded them, saying,

Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from This is the thing that ye shall do; A • 1 Kings 12 after them, to wit,'the golden calves third part of you that enter in d on the a 1 Chr. 9. 25.

that were in Beth-el, and that were in sabbath shall even be keepers of the

watch of the king's house ;
30 And the Lord said unto Jehu, 6 And a third part shall be at the
Because thou hast done well in exe- gate of Sur; and a third part at the
cuting that which is right in mine gate behind the guard : so shall ye
eyes, and hast done unto the house of keep the watch of the house, that it , Or, from

"breaking up. Ahab according to all that was in mine be not broken down. heart, i thy children of the fourth gen- 7 And two parts of all you

that go || Or, com

eration shall sit on the throne of Is- forth on the sabbath, even they shall

keep the watch of the house of the
31 But Jehu + took no heed to walk Lord about the king.
in the law of the Lord God of Israel 8 And ye shall compass the king

with all his heart: for he departed round about, every man with his 11 Kings 14. not from the sins of Jeroboam, which weapons in his hand : and he that made Israel to sin.

cometh within the ranges, let him be aboat 860.

32 [ In those days the Lord began slain : and be ye with the king as he + Het to cut t to cut Israel short: and * Hazael goeth out and as he cometh in.

smote them in all the coasts of Israel; 9 . And the captains over the hun- - 2 Chr. 23. 8.

33 From Jordan t eastward, all the dreds did according to all things that e mering op land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Jehoiada the priest commanded : and

Reubenites, and the Manassites, from they took every man his men that

Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, were to come in on the sabbath, with to leven Gilead and Bashan.

them that should go out on the sab34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, bath, and came to Jehoiada the priest. and all that he did, and all his might, 10 And to the captains over hundreds are they not written in the book of did the priest give king David's spears

the Chronicles of the kings of Israel ? and shields, that were in the temple of 856. 35 And Jehu slept with his fathers : the Lord.

and they buried him in Samaria. 11 And the guard stood, every man

And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his with his weapons in his hand, round 1 stead.

about the king, from the right t cor- 1 Heb. shouba 36 And † the time that Jehu reigned ner of the temple to the left corner over Israel in Samaria was twenty and of the temple, along by the altar and eight years.

the temple.

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