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2 Kings 10

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1 Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria to the chiefs of Jezreel, the elders and educators of the children of the Ahab, of this content:
2 when this letter comes to you, then, since you have the sons of your master, you have chariots, horses, a fortified city, and weapons,
3 choose the best and most worthy of the sons of your sovereign, and sit on the throne of his father, and fight for the house of your sovereign.
4 They were extremely afraid and said: “Behold, two kings did not resist him, how can we resist?”
5 And the ruler over the house [of the king], and the mayor, and the elders, and educators to Jehu, said: we are your servants, and what you say to us, we will do it; we will not make anyone king, whatever you do, then do it.
6 And he wrote a letter to them for the second time: if you obey my word, then take the heads of the sons of your sovereign, and come to me tomorrow at this time in Jezreel. (There were seventy royal sons; they were brought up by the noblest in the city.)
7 When a letter came to them, they took the king's sons, and stabbed them - seventy people, and put their heads in baskets, and sent to him in Jezreel.
eight And the messenger came, and told him, and said: The heads of the king's sons brought. And he said: lay them on two piles at the entrance of the gate, until the morning.
nine In the morning he went out and stood, and said to the whole people: you are innocent. So I rebelled against my sovereign and put him to death, but who killed them all?
ten Know now that not one word of the Lord that He spoke of the house of Ahab will fall to the earth; The Lord did what He spoke through His servant Elijah.
eleven And Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his nobles, and his loved ones, and his priests, so that not a single survivor was left of him.
12 And he arose, and went, and came to Samaria. Being on the way under the shepherd of Beth-Yeked,
13 Jehu met the brothers of Ahaziah, king of Judah, and said, Who are you? They said: we are the brothers of Ahaziah, we are going to find out about the health of the sons of the king and the sons of the empress.
fourteen And he said: take them alive. And they took them alive, and killed them - forty-two people, at the well of Beth-Yeked, and not one of them remained.

fifteen And he went from there, and met with Jonadav son of Rihav, [going] to meet him, and greeted him, and said to him: Is your heart like my heart is to your heart? And Jonadab said, Yes. If so, give your hand. And he offered his hand, and he lifted him into his chariot,
16 and said, Come with me, and look at my jealousy of the Lord. And they put him in a chariot.
17 Arriving in Samaria, he killed everyone who remained with Ahab in Samaria, so that he completely destroyed him, according to the word of the Lord, which He spoke to Elijah.
18 And Jehu gathered all the people and said unto them, Ahab served Baal little; Jehu will serve him more.
19 So call me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants and all his priests, so that no one will be absent, because I will have a great sacrifice to Baal. And everyone who does not appear will not survive. Jehu did it [with] a cunning intention, to destroy the servants of Baal.
20 And Jehu said, Call a feast for the sake of Baal. And they proclaimed [the congregation].
21 And Jehu sent all over Israel, and all the servants of Baal came; there was not a single person left who would not have come; and they entered into the house of Baal, and the house of Baal was filled from edge to edge.
22 And he said to the keeper of the garments: Bring the garment for all the servants of Baal. And he brought them clothes.
23 And Jehu entered with the son of Rihav, into the house of Baal, and said to the servants of Baal, scout and see if any of the servants of the Lord are with you, since only the servants of Baal should be here.
24 And they set about making sacrifices and burnt offerings. And Jehu set eighty people outside [the house] and said: the soul of the one from whom one of the people whom I give into your hands will be saved will be instead of the soul [of the saved].
25 When the burnt offering was over, Jehu said to the walkers and the rulers: go, beat them, lest one leave. And they struck them with the tip of the sword, and the walkers and rulers threw [them], and went to the city where the temple of Baalovo was.
26 And they brought the statues out of the temple of Baal, and burned them.
27 And they smashed the statue of Baal, and destroyed the temple of Baal; and have made of it a place of uncleanness, to this day.
28 And Jehu Baal destroyed from the land of Israel.

29th However, from the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Navatov, who brought Israel into sin, Jehu did not depart from them - from the golden calves that are at Bethel and which are at Dan.
thirty And the Lord said to Jehu: for what you willingly did, which was righteous in My sight, performed all that was in My heart over the house of Ahab, your sons will sit on the throne of Israel until the fourth kind.
31 But Jehu did not try to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, who led Israel into sin.
32 In those days, the Lord began to cut off parts from the Israelites, and Hazael smote them all over the border of Israel,
33 east of the Jordan, all the land of Gilead, [the tribe] of Gad, Reuben, Manasseh, [starting] from Aroer, which is in the stream of Arnon, and Gilead and Bashan.
34 Other things about Jehu and all that he did, and his courageous deeds are written in the annals of the kings of Israel.
35 And Jehu slept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. And Joahaz his son reigned in his stead.
36 The time of Jehu's reign over Israel, in Samaria, was twenty-eight years.

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