Jehu goes to meet King Jehoram (2 Kings 9:17-9:20)

“In Jezreel, the sentinel standing on the tower spied the company of Jehu arriving. He said. ‘I see a company.’ King Jehoram said. ‘Take a horseman, and send it to meet them. Let him say. ‘Is it peace?’ So the horseman went to meet him. He said. ‘Thus says the king. ‘Is it peace?’ Jehu responded. ‘What have you to do with peace? Fall in behind me.’ The sentinel reported, saying. ‘The messenger reached them, but he is not coming back.’ Then he sent out a second horseman, who came to them, and said. ‘Thus says the king. ‘Is it peace?’ Jehu answered. ‘What have you to do with peace? Fall in behind me.’ Again the sentinel reported. ‘He reached them, but he is not coming back. It looks like the driving of Jehu son of Nimshi. He drives like a maniac.”

The sentinel or the watchman on the tower saw Jehu and his company coming. King Jehoram said to send a horseman out to see if peace had been made. Each time one of these messengers went out to greet Jehu, he told them to follow him back to Jezreel. This happened 3 times. Finally the watchman said that it looked like Jehu since he was a crazy chariot driver.


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