However, he did not turn away from the sins1 of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit--the worship of the golden calves2 at Bethel3 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."431
Yet Jehu was not careful5 to keep the law of the LORD, the God of Israel, with all his heart. He did not turn away from the sins6 of Jeroboam, which he had caused Israel to commit.
In those days the LORD began to reduce7 the size of Israel. Hazael8 overpowered the Israelites throughout their territory
east of the Jordan in all the land of Gilead (the region of Gad, Reuben and Manasseh), from Aroer9 by the Arnon10 Gorge through Gilead to Bashan.
As for the other events of Jehu's reign, all he did, and all his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals11 of the kings of Israel?
Jehu rested with his fathers and was buried in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son succeeded him as king.
The time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.