2 Reis 10

1 E Acabe tinha setenta filhos em Samaria. Jeú escreveu cartas, e as enviou a Samaria, aos chefes de Jizreel, aos anciãos e aos aios dos filhos de Acabe, dizendo:

2 Logo, em chegando a vós esta carta, pois estão convosco os filhos de vosso senhor, como também os carros, os cavalos, a cidade fortalecida e as armas,

3 Olhai pelo melhor e mais reto dos filhos de vosso senhor, o qual ponde sobre o trono de seu pai, e pelejai pela casa de vosso senhor.

4 Porém eles temeram muitíssimo, e disseram: Eis que dois reis não puderam resistir a ele; como, pois, poderemos nós resistir-lhe?

5 Então o que tinha cargo da casa, e o que tinha cargo da cidade, os anciãos e os aios mandaram dizer a Jeú: Teus servos somos, e tudo quanto nos disseres faremos; a ninguém constituiremos rei; faze o que parecer bom aos teus olhos.

6 Então segunda vez lhes escreveu outra carta, dizendo: Se fordes meus, e ouvirdes a minha voz, tomai as cabeças dos homens, filhos de vosso senhor, e vinde a mim amanhã, a este tempo, a Jizreel (os filhos do rei, setenta homens, estavam com os grandes da cidade, que os mantinham).

7 Sucedeu que, chegada a eles a carta, tomaram os filhos do rei, e os mataram, setenta homens e puseram as suas cabeças nuns cestos, e lhas mandaram a Jizreel.

8 E um mensageiro veio, e lhe anunciou dizendo: Trouxeram as cabeças dos filhos do rei. E ele disse: Ponde-as em dois montões à entrada da porta, até amanhã.

9 E sucedeu que, pela manhã, saindo ele, parou, e disse a todo o povo: Vós sois justos; eis que eu conspirei contra o meu senhor, e o matei; mas quem feriu a todos estes?

10 Sabei, pois, agora que, da palavra do Senhor que o Senhor falou contra a casa de Acabe, nada cairá em terra, porque o Senhor tem feito o que falou pelo ministério de seu servo Elias.

11 Também Jeú feriu a todos os restantes da casa de Acabe em Jizreel, como também a todos os seus grandes, os seus conhecidos e seus sacerdotes, até não deixar nenhum restante.

12 Então se levantou e partiu, e foi a Samaria. E, estando no caminho, em Bete-Equede dos pastores,

13 Jeú achou os irmãos de Acazias, rei de Judá, e disse: Quem sois vós? E eles disseram: Os irmãos de Acazias somos; e descemos a saudar os filhos do rei e os filhos da rainha.

14 Então disse ele: Apanhai-os vivos. E eles os apanharam vivos, e os mataram junto ao poço de Bete-Equede, quarenta e dois homens; e a nenhum deles deixou ficar.

15 E, partindo dali, encontrou a Jonadabe, filho de Recabe, que lhe vinha ao encontro, o qual saudou e lhe disse: Reto é o teu coração para comigo, como o meu o é para contigo? E disse Jonadabe: É. Então, se é, dá-me a mão. E deu-lhe a mão, e Jeú fê-lo subir consigo ao carro.

16 E disse: Vai comigo, e verás o meu zelo para com o Senhor. E o puseram no seu carro.

17 E, chegando a Samaria, feriu a todos os que ficaram de Acabe em Samaria, até que os destruiu, conforme a palavra que o Senhor dissera a Elias.

18 E ajuntou Jeú a todo o povo, e disse-lhe: Pouco serviu Acabe a Baal; Jeú, porém, muito o servirá.

19 Por isso chamai-me agora todos os profetas de Baal, todos os seus servos e todos os seus sacerdotes; não falte nenhum, porque tenho um grande sacrifício a Baal; todo aquele que faltar não viverá. Porém Jeú fazia isto com astúcia, para destruir os servos de Baal.

20 Disse mais Jeú: Consagrai a Baal uma assembléia solene. E a apregoaram.

21 Também Jeú enviou por todo o Israel; e vieram todos os servos de Baal, e nenhum homem deles ficou que não viesse; e entraram na casa de Baal, e encheu-se a casa de Baal, de um lado ao outro.

22 Então disse ao que tinha cargo das vestimentas: Tira as vestimentas para todos os servos de Baal. E ele lhes tirou para fora as vestimentas.

23 E entrou Jeú com Jonadabe, filho de Recabe, na casa de Baal, e disse aos servos de Baal: Examinai, e vede bem, que porventura nenhum dos servos do Senhor aqui haja convosco, senão somente os servos de Baal.

24 E, entrando eles a fazerem sacrifícios e holocaustos, Jeú preparou da parte de fora oitenta homens, e disse-lhes: Se escapar algum dos homens que eu entregar em vossas mãos, a vossa vida será pela vida dele.

25 E sucedeu que, acabando de fazer o holocausto, disse Jeú aos da sua guarda e aos capitães: Entrai, feri-os, não escape nenhum. E os feriram ao fio da espada; e os da guarda e os capitães os lançaram fora, e entraram no mais interior da casa de Baal.

26 E tiraram as estátuas da casa de Baal, e as queimaram.

27 Também quebraram a estátua de Baal; e derrubaram a casa de Baal, e fizeram dela latrinas, até ao dia de hoje.

28 E assim Jeú destruiu a Baal de Israel.

29 Porém não se apartou Jeú de seguir os pecados de Jeroboão, filho de Nebate, com que fez pecar a Israel, a saber: dos bezerros de ouro, que estavam em Betel e em Dã.

30 Por isso disse o Senhor a Jeú: Porquanto bem agiste em fazer o que é reto aos meus olhos e, conforme tudo quanto eu tinha no meu coração, fizeste à casa de Acabe, teus filhos, até à quarta geração, se assentarão no trono de Israel.

31 Mas Jeú não teve cuidado de andar com todo o seu coração na lei do Senhor Deus de Israel, nem se apartou dos pecados de Jeroboão, com que fez pecar a Israel.

32 Naqueles dias começou o Senhor a diminuir os termos de Israel; porque Hazael os feriu em todas as fronteiras de Israel.

33 Desde o Jordão até ao nascente do sol, a toda a terra de Gileade; os gaditas, os rubenitas e os manassitas, desde Aroer, que está junto ao ribeiro de Arnom, a saber, Gileade e Basã.

34 Ora o mais dos atos de Jeú, tudo quanto fez e todo o seu poder, porventura não está escrito no livro das crônicas de Israel?

35 E Jeú dormiu com seus pais, e o sepultaram em Samaria; e Jeoacaz, seu filho, reinou em seu lugar.

36 E os dias que Jeú reinou sobre Israel, em Samaria, foram vinte e oito anos.

1 And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters, and sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jezreel, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab’s children , saying,

2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master’s sons are with you, and there are with you chariots and horses, a fenced city also, and armour;

3 Look even out the best and meetest of your master’s sons, and set him on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.

4 But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?

5 And he that was over the house, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and the bringers up of the children , sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes.

6 Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master’s sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to morrow this time. Now the king’s sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.

7 And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king’s sons, and slew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.

8 And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king’s sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning.

9 And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him: but who slew all these?

10 Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD , which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah.

11 So Jehu slew all that remained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining.

12 And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,

13 Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ye? And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah; and we go down to salute the children of the king and the children of the queen.

14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

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.

17 And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the LORD , which he spake to Elijah.

18 And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.

19 Now therefore call unto me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests; let none be wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever shall be wanting, he shall not live. But Jehu did it in subtilty, to the intent that he might destroy the worshippers of Baal.

20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it .

21 And Jehu sent through all Israel: and all the worshippers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left that came not. And they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.

22 And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.

23 And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of Baal, Search, and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the LORD , but the worshippers of Baal only.

24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escape, he that letteth him go , his life shall be for the life of him.

25 And it came to pass, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Jehu said to the guard and to the captains, Go in, and slay them; let none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword; and the guard and the captains cast them out, and went to the city of the house of Baal.

26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.

27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.

28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.

29 Howbeit from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin, Jehu departed not from after them, to wit , the golden calves that were in Beth-el, and that were in Dan.

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 children of the fourth generation shall sit on the throne of Israel.

31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the LORD God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.

32 In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;

33 From Jordan eastward, all the land of Gilead, the Gadites, and the Reubenites, and the Manassites, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, even Gilead and Bashan.

34 Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he did, and all his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

35 And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.

36 And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty and eight years.

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