And Elisha the prophetcalledone of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead :
And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in , and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an innerachamber;3
Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say , Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee , and tarry not.
So the young man, even the young man the prophet,went to Ramothgilead .
And when he came , behold, the captains of the host were sitting ; and he said , I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehusaid , Unto which of all us? And he said , To thee, O captain.6
And he arose , and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORDGod of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the LORD, even over Israel.7
And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.8
For the whole house of Ahab shall perish : and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel:9
And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah:10
And the dogs shall eatJezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled .
Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.12
And they said , It is false;tell us now. And he said , Thus and thus spake he to me, saying , Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel.13
Then they hasted , and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets,saying , Jehu is king .b14
So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshiconspired against Joram. (Now Joram had keptRamothgilead , he and all Israel,because of Hazaelking of Syria.15
But kingJoramc was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he fought with Hazaelking of Syria.) And Jehusaid , If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel.16
So Jehu rode in a chariot , and went to Jezreel; for Joramlay there. And Ahaziahking of Judah was come down to seeJoram.17
And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came , and said , I see a company. And Joramsaid , Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say , Is it peace?18
So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said , Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehusaid , What hast thou to do with peace?turn thee behind me. And the watchmantold , saying , The messengercame to them, but he cometh not again .
Then he sent out a second on horseback , which came to them, and said , Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehuanswered , What hast thou to do with peace?turn thee behind me.
And the watchmantold , saying , He came even unto them, and cometh not again : and the drivingd is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he drivethfuriously.21
And Joramsaid , Make ready .e And his chariot was made ready . And Joramking of Israel and Ahaziahking of Judah went out , each in his chariot, and they went outagainstJehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.22
And it came to pass, when JoramsawJehu, that he said , Is it peace,Jehu? And he answered , What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy motherJezebel and her witchcrafts are so many?23
And Joramturned his hands, and fled , and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah.24
And Jehu drew a bow with his fullstrength, and smoteJehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he sunk down in his chariot.25
Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up , and cast him in the portion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rodetogetherafterAhab his father, the LORDlaid this burden upon him;
Surely I have seenyesterday the bloodf of Naboth, and the blood of his sons,saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in this plat,saith the LORD. Now therefore take and cast him into the plat of ground, according to the word of the LORD.27
But when Ahaziah the king of Judahsaw this, he fled by the way of the gardenhouse. And Jehufollowedafter him, and said , Smite him also in the chariot. And they did so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled to Megiddo, and died there.
And his servantscarried him in a chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in his sepulchre with his fathers in the city of David.29
And in the eleventhyear of Joram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah.30
And when Jehu was come to Jezreel,Jezebelheard of it; and she paintedg her face, and tired her head, and looked out at a window.31
And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said , Had Zimripeace, who slew his master?32
And he lifted up his face to the window, and said , Who is on my side? who? And there looked out to him two or threeeunuchs.h33
And he said , Throw her down . So they threw her down : and some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on the horses: and he trode her under foot .
And when he was come in , he did eat and drink , and said , Go , see now this cursed woman, and bury her: for she is a king'sdaughter.35
And they went to bury her: but they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands.36
Wherefore they came again , and told him. And he said , This is the word of the LORD, which he spakebyi his servantElijah the Tishbite,saying , In the portion of Jezreel shall dogseat the flesh of Jezebel:37
And the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the field in the portion of Jezreel; so that they shall not say , This is Jezebel.