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Jehu Slaughters Ahab's Descendants

10 Now Ahab had seventy sons in (A)Samaria. So Jehu wrote letters and sent them to Samaria, to the rulers of the city,[a] to the elders, and to (B)the guardians of the sons[b] of Ahab, saying,

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  1. 2 Kings 10:1 Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew rulers of Jezreel
  2. 2 Kings 10:1 Hebrew lacks of the sons

He was bringing up Hadassah, that is Esther, (A)the daughter of his uncle, for she had neither father nor mother. The young woman had a beautiful figure and was lovely to look at, and when her father and her mother died, Mordecai took her as his own daughter.

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