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they had called to the king, there Neh. vi, 17, 18. Moreover, in

LOYALTY. cime out to them Eliakim the son those days the nobles of Judah 1 Sam. xxiv, 4-7, 9, 12, 13. And of Hilkiah, which was over the sent many letters unto Tobiah, the men of David said unto him, household, and Shebna the scribe, and the letters of Tobiah came Behold the day of which the LORD and Joah the son of Asaph the unto them. For there were many said unto thee, Behold, I will derecorder.

in Judah sworn unto him, because liver thine euemy into thine hand, Esther 1, 13, 14. Then the king he was the son-in-law of Shec- that thou mayest du to him as it said to the wise men, which knew haniah the son of Arah: and his shall seem good unto thee. Then the times, (for so was the king's son Johanan had taken the daugh- David arose, and cut off the skirt manner toward all that knew law ter of Meshullam the

son of of Saul's robo privily. And it and judgment: And the next unto Berechiah.

came to pass atterward, that him was Carshena, Sliethar, Ad

Esther ix, 3. And all the rulers David's heart smote him, because matha Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, of the provinces, and the lieuten- he had cut off Saul's skirt. And and Memucan, the seven princes ants, and the deputies, and officers forbid that I should do this thing of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the cause the fear of Mordecai fell of the king, helped the Jews; be

unto my master, the

LORD'S first in the kingdom? upon them.

anointed, to stretch forth mine Nehem. ix, 4. Then stood up upon P3. Ixviii, 27. There is little anointed of the LORD. So David

hand against him, seeing he is the the stairs, of the levites, Jeshua, Benjamin with their ruler, the stayed his servants with these and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, princes of Judah and their council, words, and suffered them not to Bunni, Shereblah, Bani, and Che- ine princes of Zebulun, and the rise against Saul. But Saul rose nani, and cried with a loud voice princes of Naphtali.

up out of the cave, and went on unto the LORD their God.

Isa. xill, 2. Lift ye up a banner his way. And David said to Saul, NOBILITY AND GOVERNORS. voice unto them, shake the hand, words; upon the high mountain, exalt the Wherefore hearest thou men's

saying, Behold, David Judges v, 9, 13. My heart is to that they may go into the gates seeketh thiy hurt?

The LORD ward the governors of Israel, of the nobles.

judge between me and thee, and that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless, ye the the nobles thereof to the kingdom, As saith

Isa. xxxiv, 12. They shall call/the Lord avenge me of thee; but

mine hand shall not be upon thee. LORD. Then he made him that but none shall be there, and ali

the proverb of the remaineth have dominion over her princes shall be nothing.

ancients, Wickedness proceedeth the nobles among the people: the

from the wicked: but mine land LORD made me bave dominion Jer. xiii, 18. Say unto the king, shall not be upon thee. over the mighty.

and to the queen, Humble your1 Kings xv, 13. And also Maachan selves, sit down; for your princi- said tv Abisliai, Destroy him not:

1 Sam. xxvi, 9-11, 23. And David his mother, even her he removed palities shall come down, even the

for who can stretch forth his from being queen, because she crown of your glory..

hand against the Lord's anointed, had made an idul in a grove; and Jer. xxx, 21. And their nobles and be guiltless? David said Ası destroyed her idol, and burnt shall be of themselves, and their furthermore, As the Lord liveth, it by the brook Kidron.

governor shall proceed from the the Lord sball smito bim; or his 1 Kings xxi, 7,8, 11. And Jeze- midst of them; and I will cause day shall come to die; or he shall bel his wife said unto him, Dost him to draw near, and he shall descend into baitle, and peri-h.. thou now govern the kingdom ot approach unto me: for who is this The Lord forbid that I should Israel? Arise, and eat bred, and that engaged his lieart to approach stretch forth mine hand against let thine heart be merry: I will unto me? saith the LORD.

the LORD'S anointed: but, I pray give thee the vineyard of Naboth

Ezek. xi, 1, 2. Moreover, the theo, take thou now the spear the Jezreelito. so she wrote spirit listed me up, and brought cruse of water, and let us go. The

that is at his bolster, and the letters in Ahab's namne, and sealed me unto the east gate of the LORD render to every man bis them with his seal, and sent the Lord's house, which looketh eastletters unto the elders and to the ward: and behold at the door or righteousness and his faithfulness: nobles that were in his city, dwells the gate five and twenty men;

for the LORD delivered thee into ing with Naboth. And the men

among whom I saw Jaazaniah the my hand to-day, but I would not of his city, even the elders and

stretch forth mine hand against son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son the nobles who were the inhabit of Benaiah, princes of the people

the LORD's anointed. ants in his city, did as Jezebel had Then said he unto mu, Son of

2 Sam. xix, 7-12, 14-17, 41-43sent unto them, and as it was man, these are the men' that de. Now therefore arlse, go tortli, and written in the letters which she vise mischief, and give wicked speak comfortably unto thy ser, had sent unto them. counsel in this city.

vants: for I swear by the LORD, if 1 Kings xxii, 47. There was then

thou go not forth, there will not no king in Edom; a deputy was

tarry one with thee this night; and VI.

that will be worse unto thee than king.

TREASONS AND REVOLU- all the evil that befell thee from 2 Kings XXV, 22. And as for the

TIONS.

thy youth until now. Then the pe ple that remained in the land

king arose, and sat in the gate, of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar REBELLION FORDIDDEN.

And they told unto all the people, king of Babylon had left, even 1 Sam. xv, 23. For rebellion is saying, Behold, the king doth sit over them he madu Gedaliah the as the sin of witchcraft, and stub- in the gate. And all the people son of Allkım, the son of Shap- bornness is as iniquity and idol. came before the king; for Israel han, ruler.

atry: because thou hast rejected had fled, every man to his tent. Ezra viii, 36. And they deliver the word of the Lord, he hath And all the people were at strife od the king's comini ssions unto also rejected tbee from being king. throughout all the tribes of Israel, the king's lieutenants, and to the Prov. xvii, 11. An evil man saying, The king saved us out of governors on this side the river; seeketh only rebellion; therefore the hand of our enemies, and he and they furthered the people, a cruel messenger shall be sent delivered us out of the hand of and the house of God. laguinst him.

the Philistines; and now he is filed out of the land for Absalom. And | Saul said unto all his servants in the book of the records of thy Absalom, whom we anointed over that stood about him, Hear now, fathers: 80 shalt thou find in the us, is dead in battle: now there ye Benjamites; will the son of book of the records, and know, fore why speak yo not a word of Jesse give every one of you fields that this city is a rebellious city, bringing the king back? And and vineyards, and make you all and hurtfui unto kings and king David sent to Zadok and to captains of thousands, and cap- provinces, and that they have Abiatliar the priests, saying, Spork tains of hundreds; That all of you moved sedition within the same unto the elders of Judah, saying, have conspired against me, and of old time; for which cause was Why are ye the last to bring the there is none that sheweth me this city destroyed. We certify king back to his house? seeing the that my son hath made a lengue the king, that if this city be speech of all Israel is come to the with the son of Jesse; aud there is builded again, and the walls king, even to his house. Ye are none of you that is sorry for me, thereof set up. by this means thou my brethren, ye are my bones and or sheweth unto mo that my son shalt bave no portion on this side my flesh: wherefore then are ye hath stirred up my servant against the river. Then sent the king an the last to bring back the king? me, to lie in wait, as at this day? answer unto Rehom the chanAnd he bowed the heart of all the Then the king sent to call Abime-cellor, and to suimsliai the scribe, men of Judah, even as the heart of lech the priest, the son of Abitub, and to the rest of their companone man; so that they sent this and all his father's bouse, tho ions that dwell in Simaria,an/lunto word unto the king, Return thou, priests that were in Nob: and the rest beyond the river. Peace, and all thy servants. So the king they came all of them to the king, and at such a time. The letter returned, and came to Jordan. And Saul said, Ilear now, thou which ye sent unto us hath been And Judah came to Gilgal, to go son of Ahitub.' And he answered, plainly read before me. And I to meet the king, to conduct the Here I am, my lord. And Saul commanded, and search hath king over Jordan. And Shimei said unto him, Why have ye con- been made, and it is found that the son of Gera, a Benjamite, spired against me, thou and the this city of old time hath made wbich was of Bahurim, hasted and son of Jesso. ... Then Alime- insurrection against kings, and came down with the men of lech answered the king, and said, that rebellion and sedition have Judah to meet king David. Ard And who is so faithful among all been made therein. there were a thousand men of thy servants as David, which is Benjamin with him, and Ziba the the king's son-in-law, and goeth written, It is reported among the

Neh. vi, 6, 7. Wherein was servant of the house of Saul, and at thy bidding, and is honourable heathen, and Gashmu saith it, his fifteen sons and his twenty in thine house? Did I then be that thou and the Jews think to servants with him; and they went gin to enquire of God for him? be rebel: for which cause thou buildover Jordan before the king. And, it far from me: let not the king est the wall, that thou mayest bebold, all the men of Israel came impute any thing unto his ser. be their king, according to these to the king, and said unto the vant, nor to all the house of my words. And thou hast also apking, Why have our brethren, the father: for thy servant knew pointed prophets to preach of men of Judalı, stolen thee away, nothing of all this, less or more: Thee at Jerusalem, saying. There and have brought the king and and the king said, Thou shalt is a king in Judah: and now sball his household, and all David's men surely die, Abimelech, thou, and it be reported to the king accordwith him, over Jordan? And all all thy father's house.

ing to these words. Come now the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king

2 Chron. xxill, 12, 13. Now, therefore, and let us take counsel is near of kin to us: wherefore when Athaliah lieard the noise of together. then be ye angry for this matter? the people running and praising Amos vii, 9-11. And the high have we eaten at all of the king's the king, she came to the people places of Isaac shall be desolate, cost or hath he given us any gift? into the house of the Lord: And and the sanctuaries of Israel shali And the men of Israel answered she looked, and, behold, the king Balaid wagte;an: I will rise against the men of Jurlah, and said, We stood at his pillar at the entering the house of Jeroboam with the have ten parts in the king, and we in, and the princes and the trum- sword. Then Amaziah, the priest have also more right in David pets by the klug; and all the of Beth-el, sent to Jeroboam king than ye: why then did ye despise people of the law rejoiced, and of Israel, saying, Amos hath conus, that our advice should not be sounded with trumpets; also the spired against thee in the midst

with instruments of of the house of Israel: the land is first had in bringing back our singers king? And the words of the men musick, and such as taught to not able to bear all his words. of Judah were fiercer than the sing praise. Then Athaliah rent For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam words of the men of Israel.

her clothes, and said, Treason, shall die by the sword, and Israel treason!

shall surely be led away captivo 2 Sam, xx, 11. And one of Joab's men stood by him, and said, He Ezra iv, 12-19. Be it known out of their own land. that favoureth Joab, and he that unto the king, that the Jews is for David, let him go after Joab. which came up from thee to us INSTANCES OF TREASON.

1 Kings 1, 49. And all the guests are come unto Jerusalem, build- Num. XVI, 1-3. Now Korah the that were with Adonijah were ing the rebellious and the bad son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, afraid, and rose up, and went city, and have set up the walls the son of Levi; and Dathan and every man his way.

thereof, and joined the founda- Abiram, the sops of Ellab; and On, tions. Be it known now unto the the son of Peleth, sous of Reuben,

king, that if this city be builded, took men: And they rose up be. 2 Sam. xvi, 16. And it came to and the walls set up again, then fore Moses, with certain of tho pass, wben Hushai the Archite, will they not pay toll, tribute, and children of Israel, two hundred David's friend, was come unto custom, and so thou shalt en and any princes of the assembly, Absalom, that Hushai said unto damage the revenue of the kings. famous in the congregation, men Absalom, God save the kiug, God Now, because we have main- of renown. And they gathered save the king.

tenance from the king's palace, themselves together against FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF

and it was not meet for us to see Moses and against Aaron, and

the king's dishonour, therefore said unto them, Ye take too much TREASON.

have we sent and certified the upon you, seeing all the congrega1 Sam. xxii, 7, 8, 11-16. Then 'king, That search may be made Ition are holy, evóry one of them,

over

and the LORD 18 among them: , against the king, even against with thce: for thou hast relected wherefore then lift ye up your- David; deliver him only, and I will the word of the Lord, and the selves above the congregation of depart from the city. And the LORD bath rejected thee from the LORD?

woman said unto Joab, Behold, his being king over Israel. And as. Judges ix, 26, 28, 29. And Gaal head shall be thrown to thee over Samuel turned about to go away, the son of' Ebed came with his the wall. Then the woman went he laid hold upon the skirt of bis brethren, and

went

to unto all the people in her wisdom: mantle, and it rent. And Samuel Shechem: and the men of Shechem and they cut off the head of Sheba said unto him, The LORD hath put their confidence in him. And the son of Bichri, and cast it out rent the kingdom of Israel from Gaal the son of Ebed said, who to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, thee this day, and hath given it to is Abimelech,and who is Shechem, and they retired from the city, a neighbour of thine, that is better that we should serve him? is not every man to his tent. And Joab than thou, he the son of Jerubbaal ? and returned to Jerusalem unto the

1 Kings xi, 26, 31. And JeroZebul his offlcer? Serve the men king.

boam the son of Nebat, an Ephraof Hamor the father of Shechem; 1 Kings XVI, 7. And also by the thite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, for why should we serve him? hand of the prophet Jehu the son (whose mother's name was Zeruah And would to God this people of Hanani came the word of the à widow woman,) even he lifted were under my hand! then would LORD against Baasha, and against up his hand against the king. And I remove Abimelech. And he his house, even for all the evil be said to Jeroboam, Take thee said to Abimelech, Increase thine that he did in the sight of the ten pieces; for thus saith the army, and come out.

LORD, in provoking him to anger LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I 2 Sam. xv, 9, 10, 12-15. And the with the work of his hands, in' will rend the kingdom out of the king said unto him, Go in peace. being like the house of Jeroboam; hand of Solomron, and will give So be arose, and went to Hebron. and because he killed him. ten tribes to thee. But Absalom sent spies through- 2 Kings xiv, 5. And it came to 1 Kings xil, 15, 16, 19, 20. Whereout all the tribes of Israel, saying, pass, as soon as the kingdom was fore the king hearkened not unto As soon as ye hear the sound of confirmed in his hand, that he the people; for the cause was from the trumpet, then ye shall say, [Amaziah) slew his servants which the LORD, that he might perform Absalom reigneth 'in Hebron. had slain the king his father. hls saying, which the LORD spake And Absalom sent for Ahithophel Esther il, 21-23. In those days, by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jerthe Gilonite, David's counsellor, while Mordecai sat in the king's oboam the son of Nebat. So when from his city, even from Gilob, gate, two of the king's chamber-all Israel saw that the king hearwhile he offered sacrifices: and lains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those kened not unto them, the people the conspiracy was strong; for the which kept the door, were wroth, answered the king, saying, What people increased continually with and sought to lay band on king portion have we in David? neither Absalom. And there came a Anasuerus. And the thing was have we inheritance in the son of messenger to David, saying, The known to Mordecai, who told it Jesse; to your tents, O Israel: now hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom. And David said certified the king thereof in unto Esther the queen; and Esther see to thine own house, David,

So Israel departed unto their unto all his servants that were Mordecai's name. And when in- tents. So Israel rebelled against with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and quisition was made of the matter, the house of David unto this day. let us flee; for we shall not else it was found out; therefore they and it came to pass, whien all 18escape from Absalom: make speed were both hanged on a tree: and rael heard that Jeroboam was to depart, lest he overtake us it was written in the book of the come again, that they sent and suddenly, and bring evil upon Chronicles before the king.

called him unto the congregation, us, and smite the city with the

Esther vi, 2, 3. And it was found rael; there was none that followed

and made him king over all isking's servar ts said unto the written, that Mordecal had told

of the house of David but the tribe

of Judah only. ready to do whatsoever my lord king's chamberlains, the keepers the king shall appoint.

2 Chron. X, 16, 17. And when all of the door, who sought to lay

hand on the king Ahasuerus. And Israel saw that the king would 2 Sam. XX, 1, 2. And there hap: the king said, What honour and not hearken unto them, the people pened to be there a man of Belial, dignity hath been

done to Mor- answered the

king, saying, What whose name was Sheba, the son decal for this? Then said the portion have we in David? and we of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew king's servants that ministered have none inheritance in the son a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we for him. unto him, There is nothing done of Jesse; every man to your tents,

O Israel: and now, David, see to Inheritance in the son of Jesse:

thine own house. So all Israel every man to his tents, O Israel.

REVOLUTIONS

went to their tents. But as for So every man of Israel went up

1 Sam. xiil, 13, 14. And Samuel the children of Israel that dwelt from after David, and followed said to Saul, Thou hast done fool- in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam Sheba the son of Bichri: but the ishly: thou hast not kept the com- reigned over them. men of Judah clave unto their mandment of the LORD thy God, 2 Chron. xiil, 6,7. Yet Jeroboam king, from Jordan even to Jerusa- which he commanded thee; for the son of Nebat, the servant of lem.

now would the LORD have estab- Solomon the son of David, is risen 2 Chron. xxiv, 26. And these lished thy kingdom upon Israel up, and bath rebelled against his are they that conspired against for ever. But now thy kingdom lord. And there are gathered him; Zabad the son of Shimeath shall not continue: the Lord hath unto him vain men, the children an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad sought him a man after his own of Belial, and have strengthened the son of Shimrith a Moabitess. heart, and the Lord hath com- themselves against Rehoboam the

manded him to be captain over his son of Solomon, when Rehoboam PUNISHMENT.

people, because thou hast not kept was young and tender-hearted, 2 Sam. xx, 21, 22. The matter is that which the LORD commanded and could not withstand them. not so: but a man of mount Eph- thee.

Jer. xxii, 29, 30. O earth, earth, raim, (Sheba the son of Bichri by 1 Sam. xv, 26-28 And Samuel earth, hear the word of the LORD: name.) hath lifted up his hand I said unto Saul, I will not return 'Thus saith the LORD, Write ye

this man childless, a man that shall , he rebelled against the king of who? And there looked out to not prosper in his days: for no man Assyria, and served him not. him two or three eunuchs. And of his seed shall prosper, sitting

be said, Throw her down. So they upon the throne of David, and

REGICIDE.

threw her down; and some of her ruling any more in Judah.

Judges ill, 17, 18, 21. And he blood was sprinkled on the wall, Ezek. xxl, 25-27. And thou, pro- brought the present unto Eglon and on the horses: and he trodé

her under fout. fano wicked prince of Israel, king of Moab: and Eglon was a whose day is come, when iniquity very fat man. And when he had 2 Kings xi, 16, 20. And they shall have an end; Thus saith the made an end to offer the present, laid hands on her, and she went Lord GOD, Remove the diadem, he sent away the people that bare by the way by the which the and take of the crown; this shat the present. And Ehud put forth horses came into the king's house: not be the same: exalt him that is his left hand, and took the dagger and there was she slain. And all low, and abase him that is high. from his right thigh, and thrust it the people of the land rejoiced, I will overturn, overturn, over- | into his belly.

and the city was in quiet: and turn it: and it shall be no more, 2 Sam.lv,8,9. And they brought they slew Athaliah with the sword until he come whose right it is the head of Ish-bosheth unto Da beside the king's house. and I will give it him.

vid to Hebron, and said to the 2 Kings xii, 20, And his servants

king, Behold the head of Ish-bo- arose and made a conspiracy, and REVOLTS.

sheth the son of Saul thine enemy, slew Joash in the house of Millo, Gen. xiv, 4. Twelve years they which sought thy life; and the which goeth down to Silla. served Chedorlaomer, and in the LORD hath avenged my lord the

2 Kings xiv, 19. Now they mado thirteenth year they rebelled.

king this day of Saul, and of his a conspiracy against him in Jeru

seed. And David answered Re- salem: and he fed to Lachish; but 2 Kings 1, 1. Then Moab rebelled chab and

Baanah his brother, the they sent after him to Lachish, and against Israel after the death of sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, slew him there. Ahab. and said unto them, As the LORD

2 Kings xv, 10, 30. And Shallum 2 Kings til, 5. Bat it came to liveth who hath redeemed my the song

of Jabesh conspired pass, when Ahab was dead, that soul out of all adversity.

against him and smote him before the king of Moab rebelled against

1. Kings XV, 27, 28. And Baasha the people, and slew him, and the king of Israel.

the son of Ahijah, of the house of reigned in his stead. And Hoshea 2 Kings vill, 20-22. In his days Issachar, conspired against him: the son of Elah made a conspiracy Edom revolted from under the and Baasha smote him at Gibbe-against Pekah the son of Remahand of Judah, and made a king thon, which belonged to the Phil- liah, and smote him, and slew him, over themselves. So Joram went istines; (for Nadah and all Israel and reigned in his stead, in the over to Zair, and all the chariots laid siege to Gibbethon;) Even in twentieth year of Jotham the son with him; and he rose by night, the third year of Asa king of Ju- of Uzziah. and smote the Edomites which dah did Baasha slay him, and 2 Kings xxl, 23. And the sercompassed him about, and the reigned in his stead.

vants of Amon conspired against captains of the chariots; and the people fled into their tents. Yet I exalted thee out of the dust, house.

1 Kings Xvi, 2, 3, 9. Forasmuch as him, and slew the king in his own Edom revolted from under the and made thee prince over my hand of Judah unto this day: people Israel; and thou hast Jehoiada the priest brought out

2 Chron. xxii, 14, 15, 21. Then Then Libnah revolted at the same walked in the way of Jeroboam, the captains of hundreds that were time.

and hast made my people Israel set over the host, and said unto 2 Chron. xxl, 8–10. In his days to sin, to provoke me to anger them, Have her forth of the the Edomites revolted from under with their sins; Behold, I will ranges; and whoso followeth her, the dominion of Judab, and made take away the posterity of Baasha, let him be slain with the sword. themselves a king. Then Jeho- and the posterity of his house; For the priest said, Slay her not ram went forth with his princes, and will make thy house like the in the house of the LORD. So they and all his chariots with him: and house of Jeroboam the son of laid hands on her; and when she he rose up by night, and smote Nebat. And his servant Zimri, was come to the entering of the the Edomites which compassed captain of half his chariots, con- horse-gate by the king's house, him in, and the captains of the spired against him, as he was in they slew her there. And all the chariots. So the Edomites re- Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in people of the land rejoiced; and volted from under the hand of the house

of Arza, steward of his the city was quiet, after that they Judah unto this day. The same house in Tirzah.

had slain Athaliah with the time also did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had

2 Kings 1x, 7--9, 81-33. And thou

sword. forsaken the LORD God of his fe-shalt smite the house of Ahab thy 2 Chron. XXV, 27, 28. Now after thers.

master, that I may avenge the the time that Amaziah did turn 2 Kings xvil, 3, 4. Against blm and the blood of all the servants they made a conspiracy against

blood of my servants the prophets, away from following the LORD, came up Shalmaneser king

of of the LORD, at the hand of Jeze- him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Assyria; and Hoshea became his bel. For the whole house of Ahab Lachish: but they sent to Lachish servant, and gave him presents. shall perish: and I will cut off from after him, and slew him there. And the king of Assyria found Ahab him that pisseih against the and they brought him.. upon sent messengers to So king of wall, and him that is shut up and horses, and buried him with his Egypt, and brought no present to the house of Ahab like the house

left in Israel. And I will make fathers in the city of Judah. the king of Assyria, as he had done of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and vants conspired against him, and

2 Chron. xxxill, 24. And his seryear by year; therefore the king like the house of Baasha the son slew him (Amon] in his own house, of Assyria shut him up, and bound of Ahijah. And as Jehu

entered him in prison,

in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri 2 Kings xvill, 7. And the LORD peace, who slew his master? And

EXTIRPATION OF ROYAL was with him, and he prospered he lifted up his face to the win

FAMILIES. whithersoever he went forth; and 'dow, and sald, Who is on my side? 1 Kings xvi, 11. And it came to pang, when he began to reign, as, persons, and put their heads in remained of the house of Ahab in Boon as he sat on his throne, that baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel, and all his great men, he slew all the house of Baasha: Jezreel. And there came a mes and his kins'olks, and his priests, be left him not one that pisseth senger, and told him, saying, until he left him none remaining, aguinst a wall, neither of his kins. They have brought the heads of And he said, Take them alire. folks, nor of his friends.

the king's sons. And he said, And they took them alive, and,

Lay ye them in two heaps at the slew them at the pit of the shear2 Kings x, 6--11, 14, 17. Then he entering in of the gate until the ing-house, even two and torty wrote a letter the second time to morning. And it came to pass in men; neither left he any of them. them, saying, If ye be mine, and is the morning, that he went out, and when he came to Samaria, ye will bearken unto my voice, and stood, and said to all the be slew all that remained unto take ye the beads of the men people, Ye be righteous: behold, I Abab in Samaria, till he had desyour master's sons, and come to conspired against my master, and troyed him, according to the say. me to Jezreel by to-morrow this slew him; but who slew all these? ing of the LORD, which he spako time. (Now the king's

sons,

Know now, that there shall fall to Elijah being seventy persons, were unto the earth nothing of the with the great men of the city, word of the LORD, which the 2 Kings xl, 1. And when which brought them up.) And it LORD spake concerning the house Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, came to pass, when the letter of Abab: for the LORD hath done saw that her son was dead, sho came to them, that they took the that which he spake by his ser- arose and destroyed all the seed king's sons, and slow seventy) vant Elijah. So Jehu slow all that royal.

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