Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote letters and sent them
to Samaria, to the officials of Jezreel, the elders, and to the guardians of the children of
'And now, when this letter comes to you, since your master’s sons are with you, as well as the chariots and horses, and a fortified city and the weapons,
select the best and most capable of your master’s sons and seat him
on his father’s throne, and fight for your master’s house.'
But they feared greatly and said, 'Behold, the two kings did not stand firm
before him; how then can we stand?'