2 Kings 9:1-7 (New International Version)

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Jehu Anointed King of Israel

1 The prophet Elisha summoned a man from the company1 of the prophets and said to him, "Tuck your cloak into your belt,2 take this flask of oil3 with you and go to Ramoth Gilead.4 2 When you get there, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi. Go to him, get him away from his companions and take him into an inner room. 3 Then take the flask and pour the oil5 on his head and declare, 'This is what the LORD says: I anoint you king over Israel.' Then open the door and run; don't delay!" 4 So the young man, the prophet, went to Ramoth Gilead. 5 When he arrived, he found the army officers sitting together. "I have a message for you, commander," he said. "For which of us?" asked Jehu. "For you, commander," he replied. 6 Jehu got up and went into the house. Then the prophet poured the oil6 on Jehu's head and declared, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: 'I anoint you king over the LORD's people Israel. 7 You are to destroy the house of Ahab your master, and I will avenge7 the blood of my servants8 the prophets and the blood of all the LORD's servants shed by Jezebel.9
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