But Jehu did not turn away from the sins that Jeroboam (Nebat's son) led Israel to commit--[the worship of] the golden calves that were at Bethel and Dan.
The LORD said to Jehu, "You did what I consider right, and you did it well. You did everything I wanted done to Ahab's family. That is why four generations of your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel."
But Jehu didn't wholeheartedly obey the teachings of the LORD God of Israel. He didn't turn away from the sins that Jeroboam led Israel to commit.
So in those days the LORD began to take away some of Israel's territory. Hazael defeated Jehu's army throughout Israel's territory
east of the Jordan River: the entire region of Gilead (the territory belonging to Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh) from Aroer, which is near the Arnon River, to Gilead and Bashan.
Isn't everything else about Jehu--everything he did, all his heroic acts--written in the official records of the kings of Israel?
Jehu lay down in death with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. His son Jehoahaz succeeded him as king.
Jehu ruled as king of Israel in Samaria for 28 years.