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Kingdom of Judah.

Kingdom of Israel. 1. JEHU ATTACHES JEHONADAB TO HIS

SUPPORT.

2 Kings 10:15, 16. 15 And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab coming to meet him : and he saluted him, and said to him, Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? And Jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand. And he gave him his hand ; and he took him up to him into the chariot. 16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot. J. THE COMPLETE SUCCESS OF THE USURPER.

2 Kings 10:17. 17 And when he came to Samaria, he smote all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the word of the || LORD, which he spake to Elijah.

PART II. FROM THE RISE OF JEHU TO THE FALL OF THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL.

157. THE REIGN OF JEHU. (1) JEHU'S DESTRUCTION OF BAAL.

2 Kings 10:18-28. 18 And Jehu gathered all the people together,

Il and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little ; 158. THE REIGN OF ATHALIAH. but Jehu shall serve him much. 19 Now there

fore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all (1) HAVING SLAIN ALL THE SEED ROYAL his worshippers, and all his priests; let none be SAVE JOASH, ATHALIAH USURPS wanting: for I have a great sacritice to do to THE THRONE.

Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not

live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent 2 Ki. 11:1, 36. | 2 Ch. 22:96, 10, 126. |that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.

90* And the house of 20 And Jehu said, Sanctify a solemn assembly Ahaziah had no power for Baal. And they proclaimed it. 21 And Jehu

to hold the kingdom. sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers I Now when Athali- 10 Now when Athali-|| of Baal came, so that there was not a man left ah the mother of Aha- ah the mother of Aha-|that came not. And they came into the house ziah saw that her son ziah saw that her son of Baal; and the house of Baal was filled from was dead, she arose and was dead, she arose and one end to another. 22 And he said unto him destroyed all the seed destroyed all the seedll that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments

a Or, " And there was none of the house of Ahaziah that had power," etc.

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Kingdom of Israel 2 Kings 11. i 2 Chronicles 22.

2 Kings 1o. royal. 30 And Athaliah royal of the house of for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought reigned over the land. Judah. 126 And Atha-them forth vestments. 23 And Jehu went, and

liah reigned over the Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of I land.

Baal; and he said unto the worshippers of Baal,

Search, and look that there be here with you (2) THE RESCUE OF JOASH.

none of the servants of the LORD, but the wor

shippers of Baal only. 24 And they went in to 2 Kings 11:2, 3a. , 2 Chronicles 22:11, 12a.

'll offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Jehu 2 But Tehosheba, the 11 But Jehoshabeath,|had appointed him fourscore men without, and daughter of king Joram, the daughter of the said, if any of the men whom I bring into your sister of Ahaziah, took | king, took Joash the son| hands escape, he that letteth him go, his life Joash the son of Aha- of Ahaziah, and stole shall be for the life of him. 25 And it came to ziah, and stole him him away from among

pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering away from among the the king's sons that

the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard king's sons that were were slain, and put him

and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let slain, even him and his and his nurse in the

none come forth. And they smote them with nurse, a and put them "bedchamber. So Je

the edge of the sword; and the guard and the in the bedchamber; hoshabeath, the daugh

captains cast them out, and went to the city of and they hid him from ter of king Jehoram, the the house of Baal ingehoram, the the house of Baal. 26 And they brought forth

36'And they Athaliah, so that he was wife of Jehoiada thel tihed pills

Te of Jenoiada thethe d pillars that were in the house of Baal, and not slain. 3a And he priest, (for she was the

burned them. 27 And they brake down the was with her hid in the sister of Ahaziah,) hid pillar of Baai and broke down the

esister of Anazian, hal pillar of Baal, and brake down the house of house of the LORD six him from Athaliah, so Baal, and made it a draught house, unto this years.

that she slew him not. I day. 28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of
12a And he was with || Israel.
them hid in the house
of God six years.

(2) JEHOVAH'S PROMISE TO JEHU AND HIS

HOUSE.

2 Kings 10:30. 30 And the LORD said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in mine heart, thy sons of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel. (3) JEHU WALKS IN THE SINS OF JEROBOAM.

2 Kings 10:29. 2 Kings 10:31. 29 Howbeit from the 31 But Jehu took no sins of Jeroboam the heed to walk in the law son of Nebat, I where- of the LORD, the God with he made Israel to of Israel, with all his sin, Jehu departed not heart: he departed not from after them, to wit, from the sins of Jerothe golden calves that boam, wherewith he were in Beth-el, and made Israel to sin.

that were in Dan. a Or, " who were." 6 Or, "chamber for the beds.". cHeb." runners." dOr,“ obelisks.” Cf. 2 Kings 15:12. See $165, (4). Or, "executed well." & Or, “who."

• Kingdom of Judah.

Kingdom of Israel (3) JEHOIADA ELEVATES JOASH TO THE

THRONE. 2 Kings 11:4-12. 12 Chronicles 23:1-11.

i And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri, into covenant with him. 2 And they went about in Judah, and gathered the Levites out of all the cities of Judah, and the heads of fathers' houses

of Israel, and they came 4 And in the seventh to Jerusalem. 3 And year Jehoiada sent and all the congregation fetched the captains made a covenant with over hundreds, of the the king in the house a Carites and of the of God. And he said o guard, and brought unto them, Behold, the them to him into the king's son shall reign, house of the LORD; as the LORD hath spoand he made a covenant ken concerning the sons with them, and took an of David. 4 This is the oath of them in the thing that ye shall do: house of the LORD, and a third part of you, shewed them the king's that come in on the son. 5 And he com- sabbath, of the priests manded them, saying, and of the Levites, shall This is the thing that be porters of the doors; ye shall do: a third part 5 and a third part shall of you, that come in on be at the king's house; the sabbath, shall be and a third part at the keepers of the watch of gate of the foundation : the king's house ; 6 and and all the people shall a third part shall be at be in the courts of the the gate Sur; and a house of the LORD. third part at the gate 6 But let none come behind the guardi so into the house of the shall ye keep the watch LORD, save the priests,

a Or, "executioners.” 6 Heb. “runners." cCf. 1 Chronicles 24:4. See $107, (2), D. d Heb. “thresholds."

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Kingdom of Judah. 2 Kings 11. 2 Chronicles 23. of the house, and be a land they that minister barrier. 7 And the two of the Levites; they companies of you, even shall come in, for they all that go forth on the are holy: but all the sabbath, shall keep the people shall keep the watch of the house of watch of the LORD. the LORD about the 7 And the Levites shall king. 8 And ye shall compass the king round compass the king round about, every man with about, every man with his weapons in his hand; his weapons in his and whosoever cometh hand; and he that com- into the house, let him eth within the ranks, let be slain : and be ye him be slain : and be ye with the king when he with the king when he cometh in, and when goeth out, and when he he goeth out. 8 So the cometh in. 9 And the Levites and all Judah captains over hundreds did according to all that did according to all that Jehoiada the priest Jehoiada the priest commanded ; and they commanded : and they took every man his men, took every man his men, those that were to come those that were to come in on the sabbath, with in on the sabbath, with those that were to go those that were to go out on the sabbath; for out on the sabbath, and Jehoiada the priest discame to Jehoiada the missed not the courses. priest. 10 And the 9 And Jehoiada the priest delivered to the priest delivered to the captains over hundreds captains of hundreds the spears and shields the spears, and buckthat had been king Da-lers, and shields, that vid's, which were in the had been king David's, house of the LORD. which were in the house 11 And the guard stood, of God. 10 And he set every man with his all the people, every weapons in his hand, man with his weapon from the right side of in his hand, from the the house to the left right side of the house side of the house, along to the left side of the by the altar and the house, along by the alhouse, by the king tar and the house, by round about. '12 Then the king round about. he brought out the 11 Then they brought king's son, and put out the king's son, and the crown upon him, put the crown upon and gave him the testi- him, and gave him the mony; and they made testimony, and made him king, and anointed him king: and Jehoiada a Heb. “ shoulder.” 60r, “put upon him the crown and the testimony."

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Kingdom of Judah. 2 Kings in. I 2 Chronicles 23. him; and they clapped and his sons anointed their hands, and said, him; and they said, • God save the king. 1 « God save the king. (4) ATHALIAH MEETS WITH HER DESERTS

| 2 K. II:13-16. | 2 Ch. 23:12-15.

13 And when Atha-l 12 And when Athaliah heard the noise of liah heard the noise e of the guard and of the the people running and people, she came to the praising the king, she people into the house of came to the people into the LORD: 14 and she the house of the LORD: looked, and, behold, the 13 and she looked, and, king stood by the pil- behold, the king stood lar, as the manner was, by his pillar at the enand the captains and trance, and the captains the trumpets by the and the trumpets by the king; and all the peo- king ; and all the people of the land rejoiced,ple of the land rejoiced: and blew with trumpets. and blew with trumpets; Then Athaliah rent her the singers also played clothes, and cried, Trea- on instruments of muson, treason. 15 And Je- sic, and led the singing hoiada the priest com- of praise. Then Athamanded the captains of liah rent her clothes, and hundreds that were set said, Treason, treason. over the host, and said 14 And Jehoiada the unto them, Have her priest brought out the forth between the ranks; captains of hundreds and him that followeth that were set over the her slay with the sword: host, and said unto for the priest said, Let them, Have her forth her not be slain in the between the ranks; and house of the LORD.whoso followeth her, let 16 So they made way for him be slain with the her; and she went by sword : for the priest the way of the horses' said, Slay her not in the entry to the king's house of the LORD. house : and there was 15 So they made way she slain.

for her; and she went to the entry of the horse gate to the king's house: and they slew

her there. 2 Kings 11:206. | 2 Chronicles 23:21b.

200 And they slew 216 And they slew Athaliah with the sword Athaliah with the at the king's house. sword.

a Heb. “ Let the king live.” Or," on the platform.” the king."

Or, " of the people, of the guard, and of those who praised

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