Then Jehugatheredall the people and said to them, "1AhabservedBaal a little; Jehu will serve him much.
19"Now, 2summonall the prophets of Baal, all his worshipers and all his priests; let noone be missing, for I have a greatsacrifice for Baal; whoever is missing shall not live." But Jehudid it in acunning, so that he might destroy the worshipers of Baal.
And Jehusaid, "3Sanctify a solemnassembly for Baal." And 4they proclaimed it.
Then JehusentbthroughoutIsrael and all the worshipers of Baalcame, so that there was not a manleftwho did not come. And when they went into 5the house of Baal, the house of Baal was filled from oneend to the other.
He said to the one who was cin charge of the wardrobe, "Bring out garments for all the worshipers of Baal." So he brought out garments for them.
23Jehuwent into the house of Baal with Jehonadab the son of Rechab; and he said to the worshipers of Baal, "Search and see that there is here with you none of the servants of the LORD, but only the worshipers of Baal."
Then they went in to offersacrifices and burntofferings. Now Jehu had stationed for himself eightymenoutside, and he had said, "6The onewho permits any of the menwhom I bring into your hands to escapedshall give up his life in exchange."
Then it came about, as soon as he had finishedoffering the burntoffering, that Jehusaid to the e7guard and to the royalofficers, "8Go in, fkill them; let nonecome out." And they gkilled them with the edge of the sword; and the hguard and the royalofficersthrew them out, and went to the iinnerroom of the house of Baal.
They brought out the sacred 9pillars of the house of Baal and burned them.
They also brokedown the sacred pillar of Baal and brokedown the house of Baal, and 10made it a latrine to this day.
Thus JehueradicatedBaal out of Israel.
29However, 11as for the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which he made Israelsin, from these Jehu did not depart, even the 12goldencalves that were at Bethel and that were at Dan.
The LORDsaid to Jehu, "Because you have donewell in executingwhat is right in My eyes, and have done to the house of Ahab according to all that was in My heart, 13your sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel."
But Jehuj14was not careful to walk in the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart; 15he did not depart from the sins of Jeroboam, which he made Israelsin.
In thosedays the 16LORDbegan to cutoff portions kfrom Israel; and 17Hazaelldefeated them throughout the territory of Israel:
from the Jordaneastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites and the Reubenites and the Manassites, from 18Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, even 19Gilead and Bashan.
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 Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
And Jehuslept with his fathers, and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his sonbecameking in his place.
Now the mtimewhichJehureignedoverIsrael in Samaria was twenty-eightyears.