The title of today’s chapter tells it all. More people are going to be killed.
“Then Jehu wrote them a second letter, saying, ‘If you are on my side and will obey me, take the heads of your master’s sons and come to me in Jezreel by this time tomorrow.’ Now the royal princes, seventy of them, were with the leading men of the city, who were rearing them. When the letter arrived, these men took the princes and slaughtered all seventy of them. They put their heads in baskets and sent them to Jehu in Jezreel. When the messenger arrived, he told Jehu, ‘They have brought the heads of the princes.’ Then Jehu ordered, ‘Put them in two piles at the entrance of the city gate until morning.’” – 2 Kings 10:6-9
Jesus fucking Christ. God allows 70 sons to be killed. Wow.
“So Jehu killed everyone in Jezreel who remained of the house of Ahab, as well as all his chief men, his close friends and his priests, leaving him no survivor.” – 2 Kings 10:11
Let us not forget Jehu is God’s champion.
“‘Take them alive!’ he ordered. So they took them alive and slaughtered them by the well of Beth Eked—forty-two of them. He left no survivor.” – 2 Kings 10:14
Jehu, God’s champion, does more evil.
“When Jehu came to Samaria, he killed all who were left there of Ahab’s family; he destroyed them, according to the word of the Lord spoken to Elijah.” – 2 Kings 10:17
God’s champion, Jehu, continues his killing spree with the full support of God.
“Then Jehu brought all the people together and said to them, ‘Ahab served Baal a little; Jehu will serve him much. Now summon all the prophets of Baal, all his servants and all his priests. See that no one is missing, because I am going to hold a great sacrifice for Baal. Anyone who fails to come will no longer live.’ But Jehu was acting deceptively in order to destroy the servants of Baal.” – 2 Kings 10:18-19
God’s next step is to have Jehu trick the people into worshipping an idol so he can have Jehu murder them. The god of the Bible is pure evil.
“Now Jehu had posted eighty men outside with this warning: ‘If one of you lets any of the men I am placing in your hands escape, it will be your life for his life.’” – 2 Kings 10:24
Jehu, God’s champion, commands his men to not let one person escape or they themselves will be killed.
“As soon as Jehu had finished making the burnt offering, he ordered the guards and officers: ‘Go in and kill them; let no one escape.’ So they cut them down with the sword. The guards and officers threw the bodies out and then entered the inner shrine of the temple of Baal.” – 2 Kings 10:25
God’s champion, Jehu, kills more people.
“The Lord said to Jehu, ‘Because you have done well in accomplishing what is right in my eyes and have done to the house of Ahab all I had in mind to do, your descendants will sit on the throne of Israel to the fourth generation.’” – 2 Kings 10:30
The evidence God approves of what Jehu has done.
“Jehu rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son succeeded him as king. The time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty-eight years.” – 2 Kings 10:35-36
Jehu does good in the eyes of the Lord. God approved of this murder.
Wow! This chapter ranks right up there with the best when it comes to showing the absolute evil of the god of the Bible.
Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 11: Athaliah and Joash