Introduction to 2 Kings Chapter 9

In this chapter we are told that one of the sons of the prophets was sent by Elisha to anoint Jehu king of Israel, and to order him to smite and destroy the whole house of Ahab, 2 Kings 9:1, which being done unto him, and the order received by Jehu, he acquainted his captains with it, 2 Kings 9:11, who set out with him immediately to Jezreel, 2 Kings 9:16, where he slew Joram king of Israel, 2 Kings 9:22, and Ahaziah king of Judah, 2 Kings 9:27, and Jezebel, the widow of Ahab, and mother of Joram, 2 Kings 9:30.