Bible: 2 Kings 9:14-20

9:14 Then Jehu son of Jehoshaphat son of Nimshi conspired against Joram.

Jehu the Assassin

Now Joram had been in Ramoth Gilead with the whole Israelite army, 1  guarding against an invasion by King Hazael of Syria. 9:15 But King Joram had returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds he received from the Syrians 2  when he fought against King Hazael of Syria. 3  Jehu told his supporters, 4  “If you really want me to be king, 5  then don’t let anyone escape from the city to go and warn Jezreel.” 9:16 Jehu drove his chariot 6  to Jezreel, for Joram was recuperating 7  there. (Now King Ahaziah of Judah had come down to visit 8  Joram.)

9:17 Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel and saw Jehu’s troops approaching. 9  He said, “I see troops!” 10  Jehoram ordered, 11 Send a rider out to meet them and have him ask, ‘Is everything all right?’ 12  9:18 So the horseman 13  went to meet him and said, “This is what the king says, ‘Is everything all right?’” 14  Jehu replied, “None of your business! 15  Follow me.” The watchman reported, “The messenger reached them, but hasn’t started back.” 9:19 So he sent a second horseman out to them 16  and he said, “This is what the king says, ‘Is everything all right?’” 17  Jehu replied, “None of your business! Follow me.” 9:20 The watchman reported, “He reached them, but hasn’t started back. The one who drives the lead chariot drives like Jehu son of Nimshi; 18  he drives recklessly.”

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