2 Kings 10:6

Overview - 2 Kings 10
Jehu, by his letters, causes seventy of Ahab's children to be beheaded.
He excuses the fact by the prophecy of Elijah.
12 At the shearing house he slays two and forty of Ahaziah's brethren.
15 He takes Jehonadab into his company.
18 By subtilty he destroys all the worshippers of Baal.
29 Jehu follows Jeroboam's sins.
32 Hazael oppresses Israel.
34 Jehoahaz succeeds Jehu.
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2 Kings 10:6  (King James Version)
Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken 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.

If ye be mine
Hebrew If ye be for me.
9:32 Matthew 12:30 ; Luke 9:50

take ye
Numbers 25:4

See on
1 Kings 21:8-11

your master's sons
Deuteronomy 5:9 ; Joshua 7:24 Joshua 7:25 ; Job 21:19 ; Isaiah 14:21 Isaiah 14:22 ; Revelation 2:20-23

which brought them up
"The rich," says Mr. Morier, "hire a {dedeh,} or wet nurse for their children. If a boy, the father appoints a steady man from the age of two years to be his {laleh,} who, I conjecture, must stand in the same capacity as the bringers up of children mentioned in the catastrophe of Ahab's sons. But if it be a daughter, she has a {gees sefeed,} or white head, attached to her for the same purpose as the {laleh.}"