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2 Kings 9:3

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9:3 Take the container of olive oil, pour it over his head, and say, ‘This is what the Lord says, “I have designated 1  you as king over Israel.”’ Then open the door and run away quickly!” 2 

2 Kings 9:10

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9:10 Dogs will devour Jezebel on the plot of ground in Jezreel; she will not be buried.’” 3  Then he opened the door and ran away.

1 tn Heb “anointed.”

2 tn Heb “and open the door and run away and do not delay.”

3 sn Note how the young prophet greatly expands the message Elisha had given to him. In addition to lengthening the introductory formula (by adding “the God of Israel”) and the official declaration that accompanies the act of anointing (by adding “the Lord’s people”), he goes on to tell how Jehu will become king (by a revolt against Ahab’s dynasty), makes it clear that Jehu will be an instrument of divine vengeance, and predicts the utter annihilation of Ahab’s family and the violent death of Jezebel.



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