Jehu said, "Call an assembly1 in honor of Baal." So they proclaimed it.
Then he sent word throughout Israel, and all the ministers of Baal came; not one stayed away. They crowded into the temple of Baal until it was full from one end to the other.
And Jehu said to the keeper of the wardrobe, "Bring robes for all the ministers of Baal." So he brought out robes for them.
Then Jehu and Jehonadab son of Recab went into the temple of Baal. Jehu said to the ministers of Baal, "Look around and see that no servants of the LORD are here with you--only ministers of Baal."
So they went in to make sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu had posted eighty men outside with this warning: "If one of you lets any of the men I am placing in your hands escape, it will be your life for his life."225
As soon as Jehu had finished making the burnt offering, he ordered the guards and officers: "Go in and kill3 them; let no one escape."4 So they cut them down with the sword. The guards and officers threw the bodies out and then entered the inner shrine of the temple of Baal.
They brought the sacred stone5 out of the temple of Baal and burned it.
They demolished the sacred stone of Baal and tore down the temple6 of Baal, and people have used it for a latrine to this day.
So Jehu7 destroyed Baal worship in Israel.
However, he did not turn away from the sins8 of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit--the worship of the golden calves9 at Bethel10 and Dan.
The LORD said to Jehu, "Because you have done well in accomplishing what is right in my eyes and have done to the house of Ahab all I had in mind to do, your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation."11