Jehu Destroys Baal Worshipers

18 Then Jehu gathered all the people and said to them, “(A)Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much. 19 Now, (B)summon to me all the prophets of Baal, all his worshipers and all his priests; let no one go missing, because I have a great sacrifice for Baal; whoever is missing shall not live.” But Jehu did it in deception, in order to eliminate the worshipers of Baal. 20 And Jehu said, “(C)Proclaim a holy assembly for Baal.” And (D)they proclaimed it. 21 Then Jehu sent word [a]throughout Israel, and all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a person left who did not come. And when they entered (E)the house of Baal, the house of Baal was filled from one end to the other. 22 And he said to the one who was [b]in charge of the wardrobe, “Bring out garments for all the worshipers of Baal.” So he brought out the garments for them. 23 Then Jehu entered the house of Baal with Jehonadab the son of Rechab; and he said to the worshipers of Baal, “Search carefully and see to it that there is here with you none of the servants of the Lord, but only the worshipers of Baal.” 24 Then they entered to [c]offer sacrifices and burnt offerings.

Now Jehu had stationed for himself eighty men outside, and he had said, “(F)The one who allows any of the men whom I bring into your hands to escape [d]shall give up his life in exchange.”

25 Then it came about, as soon as he had finished [e]offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the [f](G)guard and to the royal officers, “(H)Go in, [g]kill them; let none come out.” So they [h]killed them with the edge of the sword; and the [i]guard and the royal officers threw them out, and went to the [j]sanctuary of the house of Baal. 26 They brought out the (I)memorial stones of the house of Baal and burned them. 27 They also tore down the memorial stone of Baal and tore down the house of Baal, and (J)made it a latrine as it is to this day.

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  1. 2 Kings 10:21 Lit in all
  2. 2 Kings 10:22 Lit over the
  3. 2 Kings 10:24 Lit make
  4. 2 Kings 10:24 Lit his soul for his soul
  5. 2 Kings 10:25 Lit making
  6. 2 Kings 10:25 Lit runners
  7. 2 Kings 10:25 Lit strike
  8. 2 Kings 10:25 Lit struck
  9. 2 Kings 10:25 Lit runners
  10. 2 Kings 10:25 Lit city

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