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1st Kings 22

The Second Book of the Kings

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Chapter 1

1

And Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2

And Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the elohim of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this sickness.

3

But the angel of Yahweh said to Eliyah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it because there is no Elohim in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub, the Elohim of Ekron?

4

Now therefore thus saith Yahweh, Thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Eliyah departed.

5

And the messengers returned unto him, and he said unto them, Why is it that ye are returned?

6

And they said unto him, There came up a man to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith Yahweh, Is it because there is no Elohim in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub, the elohim of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

7

And he said unto them, What manner of man was he that came up to meet you, and told you these words?

8

And they answered him, He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Eliyah the Tishbite.

9

Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he was sitting on the top of the hill. And he spake unto him, O man of Elohim, the king hath said, Come down.

10

And Eliyah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of Elohim, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

11

And again he sent unto him another captain of fifty and his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of Elohim, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

12

And Eliyah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of Elohim, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of Elohim came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

13

And again he sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Eliyah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of Elohim, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.

14

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in thy sight.

15

And the angel of Yahweh said unto Eliyah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

16

And he said unto him, Thus saith Yahweh, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the elohim of Ekron, is it because there is no Elohim in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down from the bed whither thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

17

So he died according to the word of Yahweh which Eliyah had spoken. And Jehoram began to reign in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

18

Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

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