reply to post by sk0rpi0n
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
-2 Kings 10:11
(your quote) 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 1:30
(The correct quote)
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.
- 2 KINGS 10:30
And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will
cause to cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.
---I will take the liberty and replace the verses you used from a corrupt English translation of the bible and replace them with the correct
Authorized Version of the Holy Scriptures.
---Also, 2 Kings 1:30 does not exist but 2 KINGS 10:30 does, so I took the liberty of finding the correct verse your were attempting to quote.
Im still waiting for Mr. KJV1611, who thinks only the Koran has a contradiction, to address the contradictions in the bible.
The verse as it stands in Hosea is completely accurate. After 4 generations Jehu's sons would stop ruling in Israel just as God said in 2 KINGS
10:30. It was only 4 generations because Jehu screwed up "royally" as found in the very next verse, 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."
The avenging takes place in the below verse as the fourth son of Jehu is "assassinated":
2 Kings 15:8-12
8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.
9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who
made Israel to sin.
10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
12 This was the word of the LORD which he spake unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it
came to pass.
Now if Jehu would have CONTINUED to do right in the LORD'S eyes and not fall into the VERY same sin he was killing off then he
wouldn't have had to have his sons blood shed. But in order to fulfill other scriptures such as:
"Whoso sheddeth man's blood, BY MAN shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man."
Matthew 26:52 "Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."
So what Jehu did in killing off Jezreel was right, but what he did afterward was wrong and eventually cost him and his family the throne of Israel,
which in anyones eyes would appear to be: " I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu" just as Hosea 1:4 says.