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They demolished 1 the sacred pillar of Baal and 2 the temple of Baal; it is used as 3 a latrine 4 to this very day.
They hauled out the sacred pillar of the temple of Baal and burned it.
So Jehu eradicated Baal worship 1 from Israel.
All the people went and demolished 1 the temple of Baal. They smashed its altars and idols. 2 They killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altars.
He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal he had built in Samaria.
Jehu sent invitations throughout Israel, and all the servants of Baal came; not one was absent. They arrived at the temple of Baal and filled it up from end to end. 1
Then Jehu and Jehonadab son of Rekab went to the temple of Baal. Jehu 1 said to the servants of Baal, “Make sure there are no servants of the Lord here with you; there must be only servants of Baal.” 2
Jehu ordered the one who was in charge of the wardrobe, 1 “Bring out robes for all the servants of Baal.” So he brought out robes for them.
So they took a bull, as he had suggested, 1 and prepared it. They invoked the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “Baal, answer us.” But there was no sound and no answer. They jumped 2 around on the altar they had made. 3
All the people of the land went and demolished 1 the temple of Baal. They smashed its altars and idols 2 to bits. 3 They killed Mattan the priest of Baal in front of the altar. Jehoiada the priest 4 then placed guards at the Lord’s temple.
That very day Gideon’s father named him Jerub-Baal, 1 because he had said, “Let Baal fight with him, for it was his altar that was pulled down.”
Elijah said to them: 1 “I am the only prophet of the Lord who is left, but there are 450 prophets of Baal.
He worshiped and bowed down to Baal, 1 angering the Lord God of Israel just as his father had done. 2
He did evil in the sight of 1 the Lord, but not to the same degree as his father and mother. He did remove the sacred pillar of Baal that his father had made.
Jehu assembled all the people and said to them, “Ahab worshiped 1 Baal a little; Jehu will worship 2 him with great devotion. 3
So now, bring to me all the prophets of Baal, as well as all his servants and priests. 1 None of them must be absent, for I am offering a great sacrifice to Baal. Any of them who fail to appear will lose their lives.” But Jehu was tricking them 2 so he could destroy the servants of Baal.
That night the Lord said to him, “Take the bull from your father’s herd, as well as a second bull, one that is seven years old. 1 Pull down your father’s Baal altar and cut down the nearby Asherah pole.
When the men of the city got up the next morning, they saw 1 the Baal altar pulled down, the nearby Asherah pole cut down, and the second bull sacrificed on the newly built altar.
The men of the city said to Joash, “Bring out your son, so we can execute him! 1 He pulled down the Baal altar and cut down the nearby Asherah pole.”
As if following in the sinful footsteps of Jeroboam son of Nebat were not bad enough, he married Jezebel the daughter of King Ethbaal of the Sidonians. Then he worshiped and bowed to Baal. 1