Jehu will kill anyone who escapes Hazael’s sword, and Elisha will kill anyone who escapes Jehu’s sword.
Then Jehu ordered, “Make arrangements for 1 a celebration for Baal.” So they announced it.
So Jehu eradicated Baal worship 1 from Israel.
When Jehoram saw Jehu, he asked, “Is everything all right, Jehu?” He replied, “How can everything be all right as long as your mother Jezebel promotes idolatry and pagan practices?” 1
Jehu assembled all the people and said to them, “Ahab worshiped 1 Baal a little; Jehu will worship 2 him with great devotion. 3
Obed was the father of Jehu, and Jehu was the father of Azariah.
Jehu son of Hanani received from the Lord this message predicting Baasha’s downfall: 1
Jehu passed away 1 and was buried in Samaria. 2 His son Jehoahaz replaced him as king.
Jehu reigned over Israel for twenty-eight years in Samaria.
Zimri destroyed Baasha’s entire family, just as the Lord had predicted to Baasha 1 through Jehu the prophet.
You must anoint Jehu son of Nimshi king over Israel, and Elisha son of Shaphat from Abel Meholah to take your place as prophet.
When you arrive there, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi and take him aside into an inner room. 1
When he arrived, the officers of the army were sitting there. 1 So he said, “I have a message for you, O officer.” 2 Jehu asked, “For which one of us?” 3 He replied, “For you, O officer.”
Each of them quickly took off his cloak and they spread them out at Jehu’s 1 feet on the steps. 2 The trumpet was blown 3 and they shouted, “Jehu is 4 king!”
Jehu drove his chariot 1 to Jezreel, for Joram was recuperating 2 there. (Now King Ahaziah of Judah had come down to visit 3 Joram.)
The watchman reported, “He reached them, but hasn’t started back. The one who drives the lead chariot drives like Jehu son of Nimshi; 1 he drives recklessly.”
Jehu approached Jezreel. When Jezebel heard the news, she put on some eye liner, 1 fixed up her hair, and leaned out the window.
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
Then Jehu killed all who were left of Ahab’s family in Jezreel, and all his nobles, close friends, and priests. He left no survivors.
The rest of the events of Jehu’s reign, including all his accomplishments and successes, are recorded in the scroll called the Annals of the Kings of Israel. 1