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16 Jehu[a] said, “Come with me and see how zealous I am for the Lord’s cause.”[b] So he[c] took him along in his chariot. 17 He went to Samaria and killed each of Ahab’s remaining family members who were in Samaria until he destroyed them,[d] in keeping with the Lord’s message which he had announced to Elijah.

Jehu Executes the Prophets and Priests of Baal

18 Jehu assembled all the people and said to them, “Ahab worshiped[e] Baal a little; Jehu will worship[f] him with great devotion.[g]

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  1. 2 Kings 10:16 tn Heb “he”; the referent (Jehu) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
  2. 2 Kings 10:16 tn Heb “and see my zeal for the Lord.”
  3. 2 Kings 10:16 tc The MT has a plural form, but this is most likely an error. The LXX, Syriac Peshitta, and Vulgate all have the singular.
  4. 2 Kings 10:17 tn Heb “him.” The pronoun refers to Ahab who represents his entire family.
  5. 2 Kings 10:18 tn Or “served.
  6. 2 Kings 10:18 tn Or “serve.”
  7. 2 Kings 10:18 tn Heb “much” or “greatly.”