The murder of Jezebel (2 Kings 9:30-9:37)

“When Jehu came to Jezreel, Jezebel heard of it. She painted her eyes and adorned her head. She looked out of the window. As Jehu entered the gate, she said. ‘Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master?’ He looked up to the window and said. ‘Who is on my side? Who?’ Two or three eunuchs looked out at him. He said. ‘Throw her down.’ So they threw her down. Some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses, which trampled on her. Then he went inside. He ate and drank. He said. ‘See to that cursed woman. Bury her. She is a king’s daughter.’ But when they went to bury her, they found no more of her than her skull, her feet, and the palms of her hands. When they came back and told him, he said. ‘This is the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by his servant Elijah the Tishbite. In the territory of Jezreel the dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel. The corpse of Jezebel shall be like dung on the field in the territory of Jezreel, so that no one can say. This is Jezebel.’”

Once again, we see the continuation of the prophecy of 1 Kings, chapter 21, of Elijah. The death of Jezebel is not a pretty sight. She got all dressed up with make up on as she awaited Jehu. See, female make up is over 2,500 years old. When he arrived, she had the same question as her son, “Is this peace?” Jehu was clear. He wanted to know if anyone sided with him. 3 eunuchs looked out, so he told them to throw her down. They threw her out of the window. She was trampled to death by horses with her blood scattered all over the place. Then King Jehu calmly had a dinner. Afterwards he told his men to bury her. However, the only thing left was her skull, her feet, and her hands. When they came back to tell Jehu, he said that it was nothing more than the completion of the oracle of Elijah. So Jezebel met a tragic, brutal, bloody ending, the wife and mother of the kings of Israel. Who is next? Jehu has killed the kings of Israel and Judah, as well as their mother and their great aunt.

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