And Jehugathered all the peopletogether , and said unto them, AhabservedBaal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much .
Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants , and all his priests; let none be wanting : for I have a greatsacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting , he shall not live . But Jehudid it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.20
And Jehusaid , Proclaima a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.
And Jehusent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baalcame , so that there was not a manleft that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was fullb from one end to another.22
And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forthvestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forthvestments.23
And Jehuwent , and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal,Search , and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but the worshippers of Baal only.
And when they went in to offersacrifices and burnt offerings,Jehuappointedfourscoremenwithout, and said , If any of the men whom I have brought into your handsescape , he that letteth him go, his life shall be for the life of him.
And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehusaid to the guard and to the captains, Go in , and slay them; let none come forth . And they smote them with the edgec of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out , and went to the city of the house of Baal.26
And they brought forth the imagesd out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.28
Thus JehudestroyedBaal out of Israel.29
Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin , Jehudeparted not from after them, to wit, the goldencalves that were in Bethel, and that were in Dan.30
And the LORDsaid unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.31
But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORDGod of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin .
In those days the LORDbegan to cuteIsraelshort : and Hazaelsmote them in all the coasts of Israel;33
From Jordaneastward ,f all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the riverArnon, even Gilead and Bashan.34
Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did , and all his might, are they not written in the book of the chroniclesof the kings of Israel?35
And Jehuslept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his sonreigned in his stead.
And the timeg that Jehureigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty and eightyears.