The Holy Bible - The Second Book of the Kings, Chapter 10 (Latin)
1And 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,
2Now 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;
3Look 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.
4But they were exceedingly afraid, and said, Behold, two kings stood not before him: how then shall we stand?
5And 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.
6Then 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.
7And 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.
8And 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.
9And 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?
10Know 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.
11So 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.
12And he arose and departed, and came to Samaria. And as he was at the shearing house in the way,
13Jehu 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.
14And 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.
15And 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.
16And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him ride in his chariot.
17And 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.
18And Jehu gathered all the people together, and said unto them, Ahab served Baal a little; but Jehu shall serve him much.
19Now 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.
20And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed it.
21And 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.
22And he said unto him that was over the vestry, Bring forth vestments for all the worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestments.
23And 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.
24And 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.
25And 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.
26And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and burned them.
27And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
28Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
29Howbeit 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 Bethel, and that were in Dan.
30And 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.
31But 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.
32In those days the LORD began to cut Israel short: and Hazael smote them in all the coasts of Israel;
33From 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.
34Now 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?
35And Jehu slept with his fathers: and they buried him in Samaria. And Jehoahaz his son reigned in his stead.
36And the time that Jehu reigned over Israel in Samaria was twenty and eight years.
1erant autem Ahab septuaginta filii in Samaria scripsit ergo Hieu litteras et misit in Samariam ad optimates civitatis et ad maiores natu et ad nutricios Ahab dicens
2statim ut acceperitis litteras has qui habetis filios domini vestri et currus et equos et civitates firmas et arma
3eligite meliorem et eum qui vobis placuerit de filiis domini vestri et ponite eum super solium patris sui et pugnate pro domo domini vestri
4timuerunt illi vehementer et dixerunt ecce duo reges non potuerunt stare coram eo et quomodo nos valebimus resistere
5miserunt ergo praepositus domus et praefectus civitatis et maiores natu et nutricii ad Hieu dicentes servi tui sumus quaecumque iusseris faciemus nec constituemus regem quodcumque tibi placet fac
6rescripsit autem eis litteras secundo dicens si mei estis et oboeditis mihi tollite capita filiorum domini vestri et venite ad me hac eadem hora cras in Hiezrahel porro filii regis septuaginta viri apud optimates civitatis nutriebantur
7cumque venissent litterae ad eos tulerunt filios regis et occiderunt septuaginta viros et posuerunt capita eorum in cofinis et miserunt ad eum in Hiezrahel
8venit autem nuntius et indicavit ei dicens adtulerunt capita filiorum regis qui respondit ponite ea duos acervos iuxta introitum portae usque mane
9cumque diluxisset egressus est et stans dixit ad omnem populum iusti estis si ego coniuravi contra dominum meum et interfeci eum quis percussit omnes hos
10videte ergo nunc quoniam non cecidit de sermonibus Domini in terram quos locutus est Dominus super domum Ahab et Dominus fecit quod locutus est in manu servi sui Heliae
11percussit igitur Hieu omnes qui reliqui erant de domo Ahab in Hiezrahel et universos optimates eius et notos et sacerdotes donec non remanerent ex eo reliquiae
12et surrexit et venit in Samariam cumque venisset ad Camaram pastorum in via
13invenit fratres Ahaziae regis Iuda dixitque ad eos quinam estis vos at illi responderunt fratres Ahaziae sumus et descendimus ad salutandos filios regis et filios reginae
14qui ait conprehendite eos vivos quos cum conprehendissent vivos iugulaverunt eos in cisterna iuxta Camaram quadraginta duos viros et non reliquit ex eis quemquam
15cumque abisset inde invenit Ionadab filium Rechab in occursum sibi et benedixit ei et ait ad eum numquid est cor tuum rectum sicut cor meum cum corde tuo et ait Ionadab est si est inquit da manum tuam qui dedit manum suam at ille levavit eum ad se in curru
16dixitque ad eum veni mecum et vide zelum meum pro Domino et inpositum currui suo
17duxit in Samariam et percussit omnes qui reliqui fuerant de Ahab in Samaria usque ad unum iuxta verbum Domini quod locutus est per Heliam
18congregavit ergo Hieu omnem populum et dixit ad eos Ahab coluit Baal parum ego autem colam eum amplius
19nunc igitur omnes prophetas Baal et universos servos eius et cunctos sacerdotes ipsius vocate ad me nullus sit qui non veniat sacrificium enim grande est mihi Baal quicumque defuerit non vivet porro Hieu faciebat hoc insidiose ut disperderet cultores Baal
20dixit sanctificate diem sollemnem Baal vocavitque
21et misit in universos terminos Israhel et venerunt cuncti servi Baal non fuit residuus ne unus quidem qui non veniret et ingressi sunt templum Baal et repleta est domus Baal a summo usque ad summum
22dixitque his qui erant super vestes proferte vestimenta universis servis Baal et protulerunt eis vestes
23ingressusque Hieu et Ionadab filius Rechab templum Baal et ait cultoribus Baal perquirite et videte ne quis forte vobiscum sit de servis Domini sed ut sint soli servi Baal
24ingressi sunt igitur ut facerent victimas et holocausta Hieu autem praeparaverat sibi foris octoginta viros et dixerat eis quicumque fugerit de hominibus his quos ego adduxero in manus vestras anima eius erit pro anima illius
25factum est ergo cum conpletum esset holocaustum praecepit Hieu militibus et ducibus suis ingredimini et percutite eos nullus evadat percusseruntque eos ore gladii et proiecerunt milites et duces et ierunt in civitatem templi Baal
26et protulerunt statuam de fano Baal et conbuserunt
27et comminuerunt eam destruxerunt quoque aedem Baal et fecerunt pro ea latrinas usque ad diem hanc
28delevit itaque Hieu Baal de Israhel
29verumtamen a peccatis Hieroboam filii Nabath qui peccare fecerat Israhel non recessit nec dereliquit vitulos aureos qui erant in Bethel et in Dan
30dixit autem Dominus ad Hieu quia studiose fecisti quod rectum erat et placebat in oculis meis et omnia quae erant in corde meo fecisti contra domum Ahab filii tui usque ad quartam generationem sedebunt super thronum Israhel
31porro Hieu non custodivit ut ambularet in lege Domini Dei Israhel in toto corde suo non enim recessit a peccatis Hieroboam qui peccare fecerat Israhel
32in diebus illis coepit Dominus taedere super Israhel percussitque eos Azahel in universis finibus Israhel
33a Iordane contra orientalem plagam omnem terram Galaad et Gad et Ruben et Manasse ab Aroer quae est super torrentem Arnon et Galaad et Basan
34reliqua autem verborum Hieu et universa quae fecit et fortitudo eius nonne haec scripta sunt in libro verborum dierum regum Israhel
35et dormivit Hieu cum patribus suis sepelieruntque eum in Samaria et regnavit Ioachaz filius eius pro eo
36dies autem quos regnavit Hieu super Israhel viginti et octo anni sunt in Samaria