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2 Kings 10:6-16 (King James Version)

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6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying , If ye be mine, and if ye will hearkena unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the king's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up . 7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel. 8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying , They have brought the heads of the king's sons. And he said , Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning. 9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out , and stood , and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these? 10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake byb his servant Elijah. 11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks ,c and his priests, until he left him none remaining. 12 And he arose and departed , and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearingd house in the way, 13 Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said , Who are ye? And they answered , We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salutee the children of the king and the children of the queen. 14 And he said , Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them. 15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him: and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered , It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand; and he took him up to him into the chariot. 16 And he said , Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.
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