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2 Kings 9 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Jehu Anointed King over Israel

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:1 -

Now Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth-gilead.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:2 - “And you will come there and look there for Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi. And you will come in and [fn]bid him arise from among his brothers. And you will cause him to come in to an inner room.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:3 - “Then you will take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say, ‘Thus says Yahweh, “I have anointed you king over Israel.”’ Then open the door and flee and do not wait.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:4 -

So the young man—the young man of the prophet—went to Ramoth-gilead.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:5 - Then he came, and behold, the commanders of the military were sitting, and he said, “I have a word for you, O commander.” And Jehu said, “[fn]For which one of us?” And he said, “For you, O commander.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:6 - And he arose and came into the house, and he poured the oil on his head and said to him, “Thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, ‘I have anointed you king over the people of Yahweh, even over Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:7 - ‘And you shall strike the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My slaves the prophets, and the blood of all the slaves of Yahweh, at the hand of Jezebel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:8 - ‘For the whole house of Ahab shall perish, and I will cut off from Ahab every [fn]male person both bond and free in Israel.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:9 - ‘And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:10 - ‘And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the [fn]property of Jezreel, and none shall bury her.’” Then he opened the door and fled.
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Now Jehu came out to the servants of his master, and one said to him, “Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?” And he said to them, “You know the man and his talk.”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:12 - And they said, “It is a lie, declare it to us now.” And he said, “Thus and thus he said to me, ‘Thus says Yahweh, “I have anointed you king over Israel.”’”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:13 - Then they hurried and each man took his garment and placed it under him on the bare steps, and blew the trumpet, saying, “Jehu is king!”

Jehu Deceives Joram

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So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. Now Joram [fn]with all Israel was [fn]guarding Ramoth-gilead against Hazael king of Aram,

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:15 - but King [fn]Joram had returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Arameans had struck him with when he fought with Hazael king of Aram. So Jehu said, “If this is your mind, then let no one escape or [fn]leave the city to go declare it in Jezreel.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:16 - Then Jehu rode in a chariot and went to Jezreel, for Joram was lying there. Ahaziah king of Judah had come down to see Joram.
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Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and he saw the [fn]company of Jehu as he came, and said, “I see a [fn]company.” And Joram said, “Take a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace?’”

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:18 - So a horseman went to meet him and said, “Thus says the king, ‘Is it peace?’” And Jehu said, “What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me.” And the watchman declared saying, “The messenger came to them, but he did not return.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:19 - Then he sent out a second horseman. And he came to them and said, “Thus says the king, ‘Is it peace?’” And Jehu [fn]answered, “What have you to do with peace? Turn behind me.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:20 - And the watchman declared saying, “He came up to them, but he did not return; and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi, for he drives in madness.”
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Then [fn]Joram said, “[fn]Get ready.” And they made his chariot ready. [fn]Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out to meet Jehu and found him in the [fn]property of Naboth the Jezreelite.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:22 - Now it happened that when [fn]Joram saw Jehu, he said, “Is it peace, Jehu?” And he [fn]answered, “What peace, so long as the harlotries of your mother Jezebel and her sorceries are so many?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:23 - So [fn]Joram [fn]turned about and fled and said to Ahaziah, “There is deception, O Ahaziah!”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:24 - And Jehu [fn]drew his bow with his full strength and struck [fn]Joram between his arms; and the arrow went [fn]through his heart and he crouched down in his chariot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:25 - Then Jehu said to Bidkar his officer, “Lift him up and cast him into the [fn]property of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite, for I remember when [fn]you and I were riding together after Ahab his father, that Yahweh lifted up this oracle against him:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:26 - ‘Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons,’ says Yahweh, ‘and I will repay you in this [fn]property,’ says Yahweh. So now, lift him up and cast him into the [fn]property, according to the word of Yahweh.”

Jehu Strikes Down Ahaziah

(2Ch 22:7–9 )
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:27 -

And Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this and fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu pursued him and said, “Strike him down too, in the chariot.” So they struck him down at the ascent of Gur, which is at Ibleam. But he fled to Megiddo and died there.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:28 - Then his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem and buried him in his grave with his fathers in the city of David.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:29 -

Now in the eleventh year of Joram, the son of Ahab, Ahaziah became king over Judah.

Jezebel Is Eaten by Dogs

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Then Jehu came to Jezreel, and Jezebel heard of it and she painted her eyes and adorned her head and looked out the window.

Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:31 - As Jehu entered the gate, she said, “Is it [fn]peace, Zimri, [fn]your master’s killer?”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:32 - Then he lifted up his face to the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” And two or three officials looked down at him.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:33 - 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 trampled her under foot.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:34 - Then he came in and ate and drank. And he said, “Take care now of this cursed woman and bury her, for she is a king’s daughter.”
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:35 - They went to bury her, but they found nothing more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:36 - Therefore they returned and declared it to him. And he said, “This is the word of Yahweh, which He spoke by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, ‘In the [fn]property of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ki 9:37 - and the corpse of Jezebel will be as dung on the face of the field in the [fn]property of Jezreel, so they cannot say, “This is Jezebel.”’”
LSB Footnotes
Lit cause him to
Lit To whom of us all?
Lit him who urinates against the wall, cf. 1 Sam 25:22, 34; 1 Kin 14:10, 21:21; 2 Kin 9:8
Lit portion
Lit he and
Lit keeping
Heb Jehoram
Lit go out from
Lit multitude
Lit multitude
Lit said
Heb Jehoram
Lit Yoke the chariot
Heb Jehoram
Lit portion
Heb Jehoram
Lit said
Heb Jehoram
Lit turned his hands
Lit filled his hand with the bow
Heb Jehoram
Lit out at
Lit portion
Lit I and you
Lit portion
Lit portion
Or well
Lit his
Lit portion
Lit portion
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