10 Know now that nothing shall (A)fall to the earth of the word of the Lord which the Lord spoke concerning the house of Ahab; for the Lord has done what He spoke (B)by His servant Elijah.” 11 So Jehu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men and his close acquaintances and his priests, until he left him none remaining.

Ahaziah’s Forty-two Brothers Killed

12 And he arose and departed and went to Samaria. On the way, at [a]Beth Eked of the Shepherds, 13 (C)Jehu met with the brothers of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, “Who are you?”

So they answered, “We are the brothers of Ahaziah; we have come down to greet the sons of the king and the sons of the queen mother.”

14 And he said, “Take them alive!” So they took them alive, and (D)killed them at the well of [b]Beth Eked, forty-two men; and he left none of them.

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  1. 2 Kings 10:12 Or The Shearing House
  2. 2 Kings 10:14 Or The Shearing House

Then the Lord said to him:

“Call his name Jezreel,
For in a little while
(A)I will avenge the bloodshed of Jezreel on the house of Jehu,
(B)And bring an end to the kingdom of the house of Israel.

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