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of her than the Scull, and the Feet, and the Palms of her Hands.

36 Wherefore they came again, and told him: and he said, This is the Word of the Lord, which he sPAKE by his Servant ELIJAH the TISHBITE, saying, In the Portion of Jezreel shall Dogs eat the Flesh of Jezebel :.

37 And the Carcase of Jezebel shall be as Dung upon the Face of the Field, in the Portion of Jezreel, fo that they shall not say, This is Jezebel.

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, CH A P. X. I Jehu by his Letters causeth feventy of Ahab's Children to be

beheaded. 8 He excuseth the Faet by the Prophecy of Elijah. 12 At the Shearing-house he Nayeth two and forty of Abaziah's Brethren : 15 He taketh Jehonadab into his Company: 18 By Subtilty he destroyeth all the Worshippers of Baal. 29 Jehu followeth Jeroboam's Sins. 32 Hazael opprefleth

Ifrael. 34 Jehoahaz succeedeth him. Ver. 1 AND Ahab had seventy Sons in Samaria : and Je

n hu wrote Letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the Rulers of Jezreely to the Elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's Children, saying,

2 Now afsoon as this Letter cometh to you, seeing your Master's Sons are with you, and there are with you Chasiots and Horses, a fenced City also, and Armour :

3 Look out the 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, fare ing, If ye be mine, and if you will hearken unto my Voice, take ye the Heads of the Men your Master's Sons, and come to me to Jezreel by Tomorrow 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,

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that they took the King's Sons, and flew SEVENTY Persons, and put their Heads in Baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.

8 And there came a Messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the Heads of the King's Sons. And he faid, Lay ye them in two Heaps at the entring in of the Gate, until the Morning.

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 flew him : but who sew all these? .. . 10 Know now, that there shall fall unto the Earth NoTHING of the WORD of the LORD, which the Lord spake concerning the House of Ahab: for the Lord hath done that which he fpake by his Servant Elijah.

So Jehu slew all that remained of the House of Alab in Jezreel, and all his Great Men, and his Kinsfolks, and his Priests, until he left him none remaining.

12 And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the Shearing-house in the Way,

13 Jehu met with the Brethren of Ahaziah King of Judah, and faid, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the Brethren of Ahaziah, and we go down to falute tbe Children of the King, and the Children of the Queen.

14 And he said, take them alive. And they took them alive, and flew them at the Pit of the Shearing-house, even two and forty Men; neither left he any of them.

15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Te. honadab the Son of Rechab, coming to meet him, and he faluted 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 gare him his Hand, and he took him up to him into the Chasiot. C-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 New 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.

20 And Jebu said, Proclaim a solemn Assembly for Baal. . And they proclaimed it.

21 And Jehu sent through all Ifrael, and all the Worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a Man left that. came not: and they came into the House of Baal, and the House of Baal was full from one End to another. .

22 And he said unto him that was over the Vestry, Bring forth Vestments for all the Worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth Vestments. .

23. And Jehu went, and Jehonadab 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 Burntofferings, 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 him.

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 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 of Baal, and burnt them.

27 And they brake down the House of Baal, and made it a Draught-house.

28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

29 Howbeit, from the Sins of Jeroboam, who made Ilrael to fin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit, the golden Calves that were in Beth-el, and that were in Dan.

30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine Eyes, and hast done unto the House of Ahab according to all that was in mine Heart, thy Children of the fourth Generation hall fit on the Throne of Ifrael.

31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the Law of the LORD God of Israel, with all his HEART: for he departed not from the Sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel 10 fin.

32 In those Days the LORD began to cut Israel SHORT: and Hazael smote them in all the Coasts of Israel.

33 From Jordan East-ward, all the Land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manaffites.

34 Now the rest of the Acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his Might, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

35 And Jehu slept with his Fathers, and they buried him in Samaria, and Jehoahaz his Son reigned in his stead.

36 And the Time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty and eight Years.

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A dah. 2 Forty and two Years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign, and he reigned one Year in Jerusalem : his Mother's Name also was Athaliah the Daughter of Omri.

3. He also walked in the Ways of the House of Ahab: for his Mother was his CounsELLER to do WICKEDLY.

4 Wherefore he did Evil in the fight of the LORD, like the House of Ahab: for they were his COUNSELLERS after the Death of his Father, to his DESTRUCTION.

5 He walked also after their Counsel, and went with Jehoram the Son of Ahab King of Israel, to war, against Hazael King of Syria at Ramoth-gilead : and the Syrians smote Jeram.

6 And he returned to be healed in Jezreel, because of the Wounds which were given him at Ramah, when he fought with Hazael King of Syria. And Azariah the Son of Jehoram King of Judah went down to see Jehoram the Son of Ahab at Jezreel, because he was fick

7. And the Deitruction of Ahaziah was of God by coming to Joram : for when he was come, he went out with Te- : horam against Jehu the Son of Nimshi, whom the Lord had anointed to cut off the House of Ahab.

8 And it came to pass that when Jehu was executing Judgment upon the House of Ahab, and found the Princes of Judah, and the Sons of the Brethren of Ahaziah that ministred to Ahaziah, he flew them.

9 And he fought Ahaziah : and they caught him (for he was hid in Samaria) and brought him to Jehu : and when they had slain him, they buried him, because (faid they) he is the Son of Jehoshaphat, who sought the Lord with all his Heart. So the House of Ahaziah had no Power to keep still the Kingdom.

10 But when Athaliah the Mother of Ahaziah saw that her Son was dead, she arose, and destroyed all the Seed royal of the House of Judah.

11 But Jehoshabeath the Daughter of the King took 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 Bed-chamber, and hid him from Athaliah, so that he few him not.

12 And he was with them hid in the House of GoD fix Years, and Athaliah reigned over the Land.

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3 And he was there with her hid in the House of the LORD, fix Years : and Athaliah did reign over the Land. 4. And the seventh Year Jehoiada sent and fet the Ru

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