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 2 Kings 10:1 - 11
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 10
10:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now there were in Samaria seventy sons of the house of Ahab. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria: to the officials of Jezreel, F24 to the elders and to the guardians of Ahab's children. He said,
 
10:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"As soon as this letter reaches you, since your master's sons are with you and you have chariots and horses, a fortified city and weapons,
 
10:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
choose the best and most worthy of your master's sons and set him on his father's throne. Then fight for your master's house."
 
10:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But they were terrified and said, "If two kings could not resist him, how can we?"
 
10:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the palace administrator, the city governor, the elders and the guardians sent this message to Jehu: "We are your servants and we will do anything you say. We will not appoint anyone as king; you do whatever you think best."
 
10:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Jehu wrote them a second letter, saying, "If you are on my side and will obey me, take the heads of your master's sons and come to me in Jezreel by this time tomorrow." Now the royal princes, seventy of them, were with the leading men of the city, who were rearing them.
 
10:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the letter arrived, these men took the princes and slaughtered all seventy of them. They put their heads in baskets and sent them to Jehu in Jezreel.
 
10:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the messenger arrived, he told Jehu, "They have brought the heads of the princes." Then Jehu ordered, "Put them in two piles at the entrance of the city gate until morning."
 
10:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The next morning Jehu went out. He stood before all the people and said, "You are innocent. It was I who conspired against my master and killed him, but who killed all these?
 
10:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Know then, that not a word the LORD has spoken against the house of Ahab will fail. The LORD has done what he promised through his servant Elijah."
 
10:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Jehu killed everyone in Jezreel who remained of the house of Ahab, as well as all his chief men, his close friends and his priests, leaving him no survivor.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F24 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts and Vulgate of the city

 
 

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