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Jehu anointed king

9:1 AND Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up your loins, and take this box of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-Gilead(Hebrew: רָמֹת גִּלְעָד, romanized: Rāmōṯ Gilʿāḏ, meaning “Heights of Gilead”), was a Levitical city and city of refuge east of the Jordan River in the Hebrew Bible, also called “Ramoth in Gilead” (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:38) or “Ramoth Galaad” in the Douay–Rheims Bible. It was located in the tribal territorial allotment of the tribe of Gad.:

9:2 And when you come thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Hebrew: יְהוֹשָׁפָט‎, Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”;[1] Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;
9:3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, So says 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
, I have anointed you king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

9:4 So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramoth-Gilead(Hebrew: רָמֹת גִּלְעָד, romanized: Rāmōṯ Gilʿāḏ, meaning “Heights of Gilead”), was a Levitical city and city of refuge east of the Jordan River in the Hebrew Bible, also called “Ramoth in Gilead” (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:38) or “Ramoth Galaad” in the Douay–Rheims Bible. It was located in the tribal territorial allotment of the tribe of Gad..
9:5 And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to you, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To you, O captain.
9:6 And he rose up, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said to him, So says 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, I have anointed you king over the people 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
, even over Israel.

9:7 And you shall strike the house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
your master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all 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
, at the hand of Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
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9:8 For the whole house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
him that pisses against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel:

9:9 And I will make the house of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah:

9:10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.

9:11 Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to you? And he said to them, ya’ll know the man, and his communication.
9:12 And they said, It is false; tell us now. And he said, So and so spoke he to me, saying, So says 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
, I have anointed you king over Israel.

9:13 Then they hurried, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.
9:14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat(/dʒəˈhɒʃəfæt/; alternatively spelled Jehosaphat, Josaphat, or Yehoshafat; Hebrew: יְהוֹשָׁפָט‎, Modern: Yəhōšafat, Tiberian: Yŏhōšāp̄āṭ, “Yahweh has judged”;[1] Greek: Ἰωσαφάτ, romanized: Iosafát; Latin: Josaphat), according to 1 Kings 22:41, was the son of Asa, and the fourth king of the Kingdom of Judah the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-Gilead(Hebrew: רָמֹת גִּלְעָד, romanized: Rāmōṯ Gilʿāḏ, meaning “Heights of Gilead”), was a Levitical city and city of refuge east of the Jordan River in the Hebrew Bible, also called “Ramoth in Gilead” (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:38) or “Ramoth Galaad” in the Douay–Rheims Bible. It was located in the tribal territorial allotment of the tribe of Gad., he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.
9:15 But king Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth or escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel.
9:16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram.
9:17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?
9:18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, So says the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What do you have to do with peace? turn you behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he comes not again.
9:19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to them, and said, So says the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What do you have to do with peace? turn you behind me.
9:20 And the watchman told, saying, He came even to them, and come not again: and the driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he drives furiously.
9:21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.
9:22 And it happened, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of your mother Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
and her witchcrafts are so many?

9:23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.

Jehu kills Joram and Ahaziah

9:24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full strength, and struck Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.
9:25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and you rode together after Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king
his father, 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
laid this burden upon him;

9:26 Surely I have seen yesterday the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, says 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
; and I will requite you in this plat, saith 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
. Now therefore take and throw him into the plat of ground, according to 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
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9:27 But when Ahaziah the king of Judah saw this, he fled by the way of the garden house. And Jehu followed after him, and said, strike him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.
9:28 And his servants carried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulcher with his fathers in the city of David.
9:29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the son of Ahabאַחְאָב‎
Modern: ʾAḥʾav King of Northern Israel Reign c. 871 – c.852 BC Died 852 BC Know as a wicked king

Jezebel is killed

9:30 And when Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
heard of it; and she painted her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.

9:31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who killed his master?
9:32 And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or three eunuchs.
9:33 And he said, Throw her down. So they threw her down: and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trod her under foot.
9:34 And when he was come in, he did eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king’s daughter.
9:35 And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.
9:36 Wherefore they came again, and told him. And he said, This is 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 he spoke by his servant Elijahאֵלִיָּהוּ
romanized: ʾĒlīyyāhū,ˈlaɪdʒə/ il-EYE-jə; meaning “My God is Yahweh/YHWH”;Greek form: Elias /ɪˈlaɪəs/ il-EYE-əs)or more info click here
the Tishbite, saying, In the portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
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9:37 And the carcase of Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say, This is Jezebelאִיזֶבֶל
Īzeḇel is the Anglicized transliteration of the Hebrew. The Oxford Guide to People & Places of the Bible states that the name is “best understood as meaning ‘Where is the Prince?'” (אֵיזֶה בַּעַל‎ ‘ēyze ba’al), a ritual cry from worship ceremonies in honor of Baal during periods of the year when the god was considered to be in the underworld For more info click here
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