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Ahab’s house destroyed

10:1 AND Ahab(Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king had seventy sons in Samaria. And JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, to the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab(Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king ‘s children, saying,
10:2 Now as soon as this letter comes to you, seeing your master’s sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armor;
10:3 Look even out the best and meet of your master’s sons, and set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.
10:4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?
10:5 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 JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE, saying, We are your servants, and will do all that you shall bid us; we will not make any king: do what is good in your eyes.
10:6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ya’ll be mine, and if ya’ll will listen to my voice, take ya’ll the heads of the men your master’s sons, and come to me to Jezreel by this time tomorrow. Now the king’s sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.
10:7 And it happened, when the letter came to them, that they took the king’s sons, and killed seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.
10:8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king’s sons. And he said, Ya’ll lay them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until morning.
10:9 And it happened in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, ya’ll be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and killed him: but who killed all these?
10:10 Know now that there shall fall to the earth nothing of the word of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
spoke concerning the house of Ahab (Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king : for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
has done that which he spoke by his servant Elijahˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; Hebrew: אֵלִיָּהוּ, romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū, meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;[10][11] Greek form: Elias[a] /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs).

10:11 So Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE killed all that remained of the house of Ahab(Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.
10:12 And he rose up and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

Ahaziah’s brothers killed

10:13 JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ya’ll? And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.
10:14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and killed them at the pit of the shearing house, forty two men; he didn’t leave any of them.
10:15 And when he had departed there, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is your heart right, as my heart is with your heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me your hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him to the chariot.
10:16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
. So they made him ride in his chariot.

10:17 And when he came to Samaria, he killed all that remained to Ahab(Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, which he spoke to Elijahˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; Hebrew: אֵלִיָּהוּ, romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū, meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;[10][11] Greek form: Elias[a] /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs).

Jehu destroys Baal worship

10:18 And Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE gathered all the people together, and said to them, Ahab (Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king served Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands a little; but JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE shall serve him much.
10:19 Now therefore call to me all the prophets of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE did it in subtlety, to the intent that he might destroy the worshipers of Baal(/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands.
10:20 And Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal(/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands. And they proclaimed it.
10:21 And Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE sent through all Israel: and all the worshipers of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands; and the house of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands was full from one end to another.
10:22 And he said to him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshipers of Baal(/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands. And he brought them forth vestments.
10:23 And Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, and said to the worshipers of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, but the worshipers of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands only.

10:24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE appointed eighty men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that let him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
10:25 And it happened, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they struck 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 (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands.
10:26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal (/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, and burned them.
10:27 And they broke down the image of Baal(/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, and brake down the house of Baal(/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands, and made it a drought house until this day.
10:28 So Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE destroyed Baal(/ˈbeɪ.əl, ˈbɑː.əl/), or Baʽal (Hebrew: בַּעַל baʿal) a fertility god whose cult was widespread in ancient Phoenician and Canaanite lands out of Israel.
10:29 however from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE departed not from after them, to wit, the golden calves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.
10:30 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE, Because you have done well in executing that which is right in my eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab (Hebrew: אַחְאָב‎, Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king according to all that was in my heart, your children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.

10:31 But Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE took no heed to walk in the law of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.

Oppression of Israel

10:32 In those days YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
began to cut Israel short: and Hazael(/ˈheɪziəl/; Biblical Hebrew: חֲזָאֵל or חֲזָהאֵל, romanized: Ḥăzāʾēl;[1] Old Aramaic: 𐡇𐡆𐡀𐡋, romanized: ḥzʾl, from the triliteral Semitic root h-z-y, “to see”; his full name meaning, “El/God has seen” Reign 842–796 BC struck them in all the coasts of Israel;

10:33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, even Gileador Gilad (/ˈɡɪliəd/; Hebrew: גִּלְעָד Gilʿāḏ) is the ancient, historic, biblical name of the mountainous northern part of the region of Transjordan. The region is bounded in the west by the Jordan River, in the north by the deep ravine of the river Yarmouk and the region of Bashan, and in the southwest by what were known during antiquity as the “plains of Moab”, with no definite boundary to the east. and Bashan.
10:34 Now the rest of the acts of JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE, and all that he did, and all his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
10:35 And JehuHebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his place.
10:36 And the time that Jehu Hebrew: יֵהוּא, romanized: Yēhūʾ, meaning “Yahu is He”Reign 841–814 BCE Died 814 BCE reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty eight years.

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