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horses, a fenced city also, and | entering in of the gate, until the armour;

morning. 3 Look even out the best and 9 And it came to pass in the meetest of your master's sons, morning, that he went out, and and set him on his father's stood, and said to all the peothrone, and fight for your mas- ple, Ye be righteous : behold, ter's house.

I conspired against my master, 4. But they were exceedingly and slew him : but who slew afraid, and said, Behold, two all these? kings stood not before him : 10 Know now that there shall how then shall we stand ? fall unto the earth nothing of the

5 And he that was over the word of the Lord, which the house, and he that was over the LORD spake concerning the city, the elders also, and the house of Ahab : for the LORD bringers up of the children, sent hath done that which he spake to Jehu, saying, We are thy by his servant Elijah. servants, and will do all that 11 So Jehu slew all that rethou shalt bid us; we will not mained of the house of Ahab make any king: do thou that in Jezreel, and all his great men, which is good in thine eyes.

and his kinsfolks, and his priests, 6 Then he wrote a letter the until he left him none remaining. second time to them, saying, If 12 And he arose and departed, ye be mine, and if ye will heark- and came to Samaria. And, as en unto my voice, take ye the he was at the shearing-house in heads of the men your master's the way, sons, and come to me to Jez. 13 Jchu met with the brethren reel by to-morrow this time. of Ahaziah king of Judah, and (Now the king's sons being se- said, Who are ye? And they venty persons, were with the answered, We are the brethren great men of the city, which of Ahaziah : and we go down brought them up.)

to salute the children of the king, 7 And it came to pass, when and the children of the queen. the letter came to them, that 14 And he said, Take them they took the king's sons, and alive. And they took them slew seventy persons, and put alive, and slew them at the pit their heads in baskets, and sent of the shearing-house, even two him them to Jezreel.

and forty men; neither left he 8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They 15 And when he was departed have brought the heads of the thence, he lighted on Jehonaking's sons. And he said, Lay dab the son of Rechab coming ye them in two heaps at the to meet him : and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine | 22 And he said unto him that heart right, as my heart is with was over the vestry, Bring forth thy heart ? And Jehonadab an- vestments for all the worshipswered, It is. If it be, give pers of Baal. And he brought me thine hand. And he gave them forth vestments. bim his hand ; and he took him 23 And Jehu went, and Jeho. up to him into the chariot. nadab the son of Rechab, into

any of them.

16 And he said, Come with the house of Baal, and said me, and see my zeal for the unto the worshippers of Baal, Lord. So they made him ride Search, and look that there be in his chariot.

here with you none of the ser17 And when he came to Sa-vants of the LORD, but the wormaria, he slew all that remain-shippers of Baal only. ed unto Ahab in Samaria, till 24 And when they went in to he had destroyed him, accord-offer sacrifices and burnt-offering to the saying of the LORD, ings, Jehu appointed fourscore which he spake to Elijah. men without, and said, If any

18 And Jehu gathered all the of the men whom I have brought people together, and said unto into your hands escape, he that them, Ahab served Baal a lit-letteth him go, his life shall be tle; but Jehu shall serve him for the life of him. much.

25 And it came to pass, as 19 Now therefore call unto soon as he had made an end of me all the prophets of Baal, all offering the burnt-offering, that his servants, and all his priests; || Jehu said to the guard and to let none be wanting : for I have the captains, Go in, and slay a great sacrifice to do to Baal ; them; let none come forth. whosoever shall be wanting, he And they smote them with the shall not live. But Jehu did it edge of the sword; and the in subtilty, to the intent that guard and the captains cast them he might destroy the worship- out, and went to the city of the

house of Baal. 20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a 26 And they brought forth the solemn assembly for Baal. And images out of the house of Baal, they proclaimed it.

and burned them. 21 And Jehu sent through all 27 And they brake down the Israel : and all the worshippers image of Baal, and brake down of Baal came, so that there was the house of Baal, and made it not a man left that came not. a draught-house unto this day. And they came into the house 28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal of Baal; and the house of Baal out of Israel. was full from one end to another. 29 Howbeit, from the sins of

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CHAP. XI. made Israel to sin, Jehu depart

JEHO ASH ANOINTED KING. ed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in

AND when Athaliah the mo. Beth-el, and that were in Dan. ther of Ahaziah, saw that her son

30 And the LORD said unto was dead, she arose and destroyJehu, Because thou hast done ed all the seed royal. well in executing that which is 2 But Jehosheba, the daughter right in mine eyes, and hast of king Joram, sister of Ahazi. done unto the house of Ahab ah, took Joash the son of Aha. according to all that was in mine ziah, and stole him from among heart, thy children of the fourth the king's sons which were slain; generation shall sit on the throne and they hid him, even him and of Israel.

his nurse, in the bed-chamber, 31 But Jehu took no heed to from Athaliah, so that he was walk in the law of the LORD not slain. God of Israel with all his heart: 3 And he was with her hid in the for he departed not from the house of the Lordsix years. And sins of Jeroboam, which made Athaliah did reign over the land. Israel to sin.

4 And the seventh year Jehoiada 32 In those days the LORD be sent and fetched the rulers over gan to cut Israel short: and Ha- hundreds, with the captains and zael smote them in all the coasts the guard, and brought them to

, of Israel;

him into the house of the LORD, 33 From Jordan eastward, all and made a covenant with them, the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and took an oath of them in the and the Reubenites, and the house of the Lord, and shewed Manassites, from Aroer, which them the king's son. is by the river Arnon, even Gi- 5 And he commanded them, lead and Bashan.

saying, This is the thing that ye 34 Now the rest of the acts of shall do; A third part of you Jehu, and all that he did, and all that enter in on the sabbath shall liis might, are they not written even be keepers of the watch of in the book of the chronicles of the king's house; the kings of Israel?

6 And a third part shall be at 35 And Jehu slept with his fa- the gate of Sur; and a third part thers: and they buried him in at the gate behind the guard : so Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son shall ye keep the watch of the reigned in his stead.

house, that it be not broken 36 And the time that Jehu down; reigned over Israel in Samaria 7 And two parts of all you was twenty and eight years. that go forth on the sabbath, even they shall keep the watch || hold, the king stood by a pillar, of the house of the LORD about as the manner was, and the the king.

princes and the trumpeters by 8 And ye shall compass the the king, and all the people of king round about, every man the land rejoiced, and blew with with his weapons in his hand : trumpets: and Athaliah rent her and he that cometh within the clothes, and cried, Treason, ranges, let him be slain: and be treason. ye with the king as he goeth out, 15 But Jehoiada the priest and as he cometh in.

commanded the captains of the 9 And the captains over the hundreds, the officers of the host, hundreds did according to all and said unto them, Have her things that Jehoiada the priest forth without the ranges : and commanded: and they took him that followeth her kill every man his men that were to i with the sword. For the priest come in on the sabbath, with had said, Let her not be slain them that should go out on the in the house of the LORD. sabbath, and came to Jehoiada 16 And they laid hands on the priest.

her; and she went by the way 10 And to the captains over hun by the which the horses came dreds did the priest give king into the king's house: and there David's spears and shields, that was she slain. were in the temple of the Lord. 17 And Jehoiada made a cove

11 And the guard stood, every nant between the Lord and the man with his weapons in his king and the people, that they hand, round about the king, || should be the Lord's people; from the right corner of the between the king also and the temple to the left corner of the people. temple, along by the altar and 18 And all the people of the the temple.

land went into the house of 12 And he brought forth the Baal, and brake it down; his alking's son, and put the crown tars and his images brake they upon him, and gave him the tes in pieces thoroughly, and slew timony; and they made him Mattan the priest of Baal before king, and anointed him; and the altars. And the priest apthey clapped their hands, and pointed officers over the house said, God save the king.

of the LORD. 13 And when Athaliah heard 19 And he took the rulers over the noise of the guard and of the hundreds, and the captains, and people, she came to the people the guard, and all the people of into the temple of the Lord. the land; and they brought down 14 And when she looked, be the king from the house of the


LORD, and came by the way of ever any breach shall be found. the gate of the guard to the 6 But it was so, that in the king's house. And he sat on the three and twentieth year of king throne of the kings.

Jehoash, the priests had not re20 And all the people of the paired the breaches of the house. land rejoiced, and the city was 7 Then king Jehoash called for in quiet: and they slew Athaliah Jehoiada the priest, and the other with the sword beside the king's priests, and said unto them, house.

Why repair ye not the breaches 21 Seven years old was Jeho- of the house ? now therefore, reash when he began to reign. ceive no more money of your

acquaintance, but deliver it for CHAP. XII.

the breaches of the house.

8 And the priests consented to THE TEMPLE REPAIRED.

receive no more money of the IN the seventh year of Jehu, people, neither to repair the Jehoash began to reign; and breaches of the house. forty years, reigned he in Jeru- 9 But Jehoiada the priest took salem. And his mother's name a chest, and bored a hole in the

. was Zibiah, of Beer-sheba. lid of it, and set it beside the

2 And Jehoash did that which altar, on the right side, as one was right in the sight of the cometh into the house of the LORD all his days, wherein Je- Lord: and the priests that kept hoiada the priest instructed him. the door put therein all the mo

3 But the high places were not ney that was brought into the taken away : the people still sa- house of the LORD.

10 And it was so, when they high places.

saw that there was much money 4 And Jehoash said to the in the chest, that the king's priests, All the money of the scribe and the high priest came dedicated things that is brought up, and they put up in bags, into the house of the Lord, and told the money that was even the money of every one found in the house of the Lord. that passeth the account, the mo- 11 And they gave the money, ney that every man is set at, and being told, into the hands of all the money that cometh into them that did the work, that any man's heart to bring into had the oversight of the house of the house of the Lord,

the LORD: and they laid it out 5 Let the priests take it to to the carpenters and builders, them, every man of his acquaint that wrought upon the house of ance: and let them repair the the Lord, breaches of the house, whereso- | 12 And to masons, and hewers



and burnt incense in the 1

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