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2 Kings 10:1

Jehu Wipes Out Ahab’s Family

10:1 Ahab had seventy sons living in Samaria. 1  So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria to the leading officials of Jezreel and to the guardians of Ahab’s dynasty. This is what the letters said, 2 

2 Kings 10:5

10:5 So the palace supervisor, 3  the city commissioner, 4  the leaders, 5  and the guardians sent this message to Jehu, “We are your subjects! 6  Whatever you say, we will do. We will not make anyone king. Do what you consider proper.” 7 

1 map For location see Map2 B1; Map4 D3; Map5 E2; Map6 A4; Map7 C1.

2 tn Heb “to the officers of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians of Ahab, saying.” It is not certain why the officials of Jezreel would be in Samaria. They may have fled there after they heard what happened to Joram and before Jehu entered the city. They would have had time to flee while Jehu was pursuing Ahaziah.

3 tn Heb “the one who was over the house.”

4 tn Heb “the one who was over the city.”

5 tn Or “elders.”

6 tn Heb “servants.”

7 tn Heb “Do what is good in your eyes.”

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