And he that was over the household, and he that was over the city, the elders also, and they that brought up (the children), sent to Jehu, saying, We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us; we will not make any man king: do thou that which is good in thine eyes.
And the king of Israel answered and said, It is according to thy saying, my lord, O king; I am thine, and all that I have.
So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and (put) ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Ben-hadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.