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And will make thing house like the house liaving put on their robes, in a void placı in of Jerolmain the son of Nebat, and like the the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all house of Baasha the son os alijalı, for the the prophets prophesied before them. provocation wlierewith thou bas! provoked 11 And Zedekia! the son of Chenaanal me to anger, and made Israei to sin.

made him horns of iron ; and he said, Thus 23 And of Jezeliel also spake the Lorn, saith the LORN, With these shalt thou pust saving, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall the Syrians, until thou have constuned them. uf Jezreel.

12 And all the prophets prophesied so, 24 Hini liat dieth of Ahab in the city the saying, Go up to Ramot-gilead, and prosdogs shall eat; and him that dieth in the per: for the Lord shall deliver it into the field shall the fowls of the air eat.

king's hand. * But there was none like unto Alab, 13 And the messenger that was gone to wich did sell himself !o work wickedness call Micaiahı spake unto him, saying. Bein the sight of the Lord, wliom Jezebel bis hold now, the words of the prophets declire wife stirred up.

good unto the king with one month : le thy 26 And lie did very abominably in follow. word, I pray thee, be like the word of one of ing idols, according in all things as did the them, and speak that which is good. Amorites, whom the Lord cast out before 14 And Micaial said, is the Lord liveth, the chilren of Israel.

what the LORD saith anto me, that will i 27 1 And it came to pass, when Ahal reard speak. those words, lhat be rent his clothes, and put 15 1 So he came to the king. And the sackcloth upon his fiesli, and fasted, and lay king said uno liim, Micaial, shall we go in sackclou, and went sollis.

against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we And tlie word of the Lord came to Eli- forlear? And he answered him, Go, and jalıtle Tishbite, saying,

prosper : for the Lord) shall deliver it into 29 Seest thou hoi Ahab lumileth himself the hand of the king. befere me: Because he lumboleth limself be 16 And the king said unto him, How many fore me, I will not bring the evil in his days; times shall I adjure shee that thou tell me but in liis son's days will ! bring the evil up- nothing but that which is true in the name on his house.

of the Lord. CHAP. XXII.

17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered Nr they continued three years without upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shep

berd: and the Lord said, These bave no 2 And it came to pass in the third year, that master; lel them return every man to his Jehosliaphat the king of Judalı came down house in peace. to the king of Israel.

18 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho 3 (And the king of Israel said unto his ser- shaphat, Did I not tell thee that he would vants, Know ve that Ramoth in Gilead is prophesy no good concerning me, but evil? ours, and we'be still, and take it not out of 19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the the land of the king of Syria?)

word of the Lord : I saw the Lord) silting 4 And he said unto Jelioshiaphat, Wilt thou on his throne, and all the host of leaveri go withi me to battle to Ramoth-gilead? And standing by him on his rigl band and on Jelioshapliat said to the king of Israel, I am his left. as the art, my people as thy peoples my 20 And the Lord said, Who shall persuade horses as thiy horses.

Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoilo 5 l And Jehoshapl.at said unto the king of gilead? And one said on this inamer, and Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, at the word of another said on that manner. the LORD to-day.

2 And there came forth a spirit, and 6 Then the king of Israel gathered uie pro- stood before the LORD, and said, I will perpliels together, about four hundred men, and suade him. said un:o thein, Shall I go against Ramoth 22 And the LORD said unto him, Where. gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they with? And he said, I will go forth, and I will said, Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it be a lying spirit in the moutlı of all liis pro into the land of the king:

phets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade 7 And Jelioshaphat said, Is there not bere him, and prevail also; go forth, and do so a prophet of the Lord besides, that we miglit 23 Now therefore, beliold, the Lord hath yuire of him?

put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these 8 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho- ihy prophets, and the LORD bath spoken evil thaphat, There is yet one man, Micaialı tbe concerning thee. mon of Iinlais, by wliom we may enquire ur 24 l But Zedekiah the son of Clenaanah the LORD; but I hate himn : for be doth notwent near, and sinole Micaiah on the cheek, prophesy good concerning me, but evil. And and said, Which way went the Spirit of the Jehosliapliat said, Let not the king say so. Lorn) from me to speak unto thee?

9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, 25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shal and said, Hasten hicher Micaiah the son of see in that day, when thou shall go into an Imlah.

inner chamber to bide thyself. 10 And the king of Israel, and Jehoshaplat 26 And the king of Israel said, Take Mithe king of Judah, sat each on his throne, Icaiah, and carry him hack unto Amon the go

vernor of the city,and to Joash the king'sson; he made, and all the cities that he built, are

27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this they not written in the book of the Chroni fellmu in the prison, avd feed him with bread cles of the kings of Israel? of amiction, and with water of affliction, 49 So Ahab slept with lots fathers; and unul I come in peace.

Ahaziab bis son reigned in leis stead. 23 And Micaiah said, If thou return at 41 | And Jelioshiaphat the son of Asa he all in peace, the Lord hath not spoken by gan to reign over Judah in the fourth year me. And he said, Hearken, 0 people, every of Ahab king of Israel. one of you.

42 Jehoshaphat wous thirty and five years 29 91 Šoilie king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat old when he began to reign; and he reigned the king of Judah,went up to Ramoth-gilead.twenty and five years in Jerusalem: and liis

30 And the king of Israel said unto Jeho- mother's name was Azubalı, the daughter shaphal, I will disguise myself, and enter of Shilbi. into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. 43 And be walked in all the way of Asa And the king of Israel disguised himse!f, his fallier ; he turned not aside from it, doo and went into the battle.

ing that which was right in the eyes of the 31 1 But the king of Syria commanded his Lord: nevertheless the high places were no thirty and two captains that had rule over his taken away; for the people offered and burnt charists, saying, Fight neither with small nor incense yet in the liigh places. great, save only with the hing of Israel. 44 And Jehosbaphat made peace with the

32 And it came to pass, wlien the captains king of Israel. rif the cliarints saw Johosliaphat, thai they 45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat mid, Surely it is tie king of Israel. And they and his might that lie shewed, and how lie turned aside ! figlit against him; and Jelio- warred, are they not written in the houk of slia;lat cried out,

the Clironicles of the kings of Judalı ? 33 and it caine 10 na s, whien de caplains 45. And the remnant or the sodomites, of tlie chariots perceived that it was not the which remained in the days of his father Asa, king of Israel, that they turned back from he look out of the land. pursuing him.

47 There was then no king in Edom : a 31 1 And a certain man drew a bow aileputy was king. å venture, and smote the king of Israel be 43 Jehoshaphat made slips of Tharsliish tween the joints of the harness : wherefore to go to Ophir for gold : but they went not : he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn for the ships were broken at Ezíon-geher. thine hand, and carry me out of the lost; for 49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab I am wounded.

unto Jehoshapiat, Let iny servants zo with 35 And the ballle increased that day; and thy servants in the slips : but Jehoshaplas the king was stayed up in his cliariot against would not. the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood 50 I And Jehoshajhat slept with his fa. ran out of the wound into the midst of the thers, and was buried with his fathers in the chariot.

city of David bis father : and Jeboram bis 36 And there went a proclamation through- son reigned in his stead. out the lost about the going down of the sun, 51 1 Ahaziah the son of Ahah began to saying, Every man to his city, and every man reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth to his own country.

year-of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and 37 9 So the king died, and was brought reigned two years over Israel. to Samaria ; and they buried the king in 52 And he did evil in the sight of the Samaria.

LORD, and walked in the way of his father, 38 And one waslied the chariot in the poor and in the way of bis mother, and in the way of Samaria ; and the dogs licked up his of Jeroboam ile son of Nepal, who made Isblood, (and they washed his armour,) ac-rael to sin : cording unto the word of the Lord which 53 For he served Baal, and worshipped he spake.

hin, and provoked to anger the LORD God 39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and of Israel, according to all that his father liad all that he did, and the ivory house which done.

1 The Second Book of the KINGS, commonly called,

The Fourth Book of the KINGS.
CHAP. J.

the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the mes THEN. Morb rebelled against Israel after sengers of die king of Samaria, and say on

2 1 And Abaziah fell down through a lat- in Israel, the ye go to enquire of Baal-zebub tice in his upper chamber that was in Sama- the god of Ekron? ria, and was sick : and he sent messengers, 4° Now therefore thus saith the Lorn, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baal- Thou shall not come down from that bod os zebuh the god of Ekron whether I shall reco- which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. var of this disease.

And Elijah departed. 3 But the angel of the LORD sairl to El' jahi 51 And willen the messengers turned back

on him. he said wulo them, "l'hy are yel

CILAP. 11. 1.) turied back?

6. And they said unto iiim, There came would take up Elijah into heaven by a 3 nan ap to meet us, and said umo us, Gv, whirlwind, iliat Elijali went with Elisha from

rn again out the king thai sont you, and Gilgal. say unto hin, Tlu saith die LOR!), Is it not 2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, bicause there is not a Ciod in Israel, that thou I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Sindler to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Bethel. And Elisiia said unto him. As the Ekrop? therefore lliou shalt not come down Lord liveth; and as thy soul livell, I will not bom that bed on wlich thou art gone up, but leave thee. So they went down to Beta-el. bbalt surely die.

3 And the sons of the prophets that were at 7 And he said unto thier, What manner Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto of man ras he which came up to ineel you, lim, Knowest thou that the LORD will take and sold you these words?

away thy master from thy lead to-day? And 8 Am they answered linn, He was an he said, 'Yea, I know it ; bold ye your peace. hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather 4 And Elijalı said unto him, Elisa, tarry airat his loins. And he said, It is Elijah tlie here, I pray ihee; for the Lorn bath sent me Tisli!ite.

to Jericho. And he said, As the Lord live y Then the hing sent unto liim a captain eth, and as thy soul livelli, I will not leave of hity with his fifty : and he went up to thee. So they came to Jericho. huv ; (and, behold, lie sat on tiie top of an 5 And the sons of the prophets that trere will ;) and lie spake unto liim, Tlou man of at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Gor!, the king hath said, Come down. Knowest thou that the LORD will take away

10 And Elijah answered and said 10 the thy master from thy head to-day? And he an. captain of fifiy, If I be a man of God, then swered, Vea, I know it; hold ye your peace. let tire come down from licaven, and con 6 And Elijalı said unto him, Tarry, I pray sume thee and thy fifty. And there came thee, here ; for the LORD liath sent me to din fire from heaven, and consumed him Jordan. And he said, As the Lord livetli, and bis filey.

and as !hy soul liveth, I will not leave thee 11 Again also be sent into liin another and they two went on. captain of filty with liis filty: and he an 7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets suered and said unto him, O man of God, went, and stood to view alar off: andley Thushat the king said, Come dowli quickly. two stood by Jordan.

12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, 8 And Elijah took liis mantle, and wrapped Il be a man of God, let tire come down froin is together, and smote the waters, and they barpo, and consune thee and thy fifty. And were divided liitler and thither, so that they the fire of God caine down from heaven, and two went over on dry ground. consumed him and liis fifty.

9 $ And it came to pass, when they were 13 ! And he sent again a captain of the gone over, that Elijah said unto Elislia, Ask third fifty with bis filly': and the third cap- what I shall do for thee, before I be laken lain of filly went up, and caine and fell on away from thre. And Elixla said, ! pray lui kaees before Elijalı, and besought liim, thee, let a double portion of tliy spirit be up. and said unto him, o man of God, ! pray on me. thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy 10 And he said, Thou liast asked a liard servants, he precious in thy sight.

thing: wrertheless, is thou see me when I am 14 Beliold, ihere came fire down from lica-taken from thec, it shall be so unto thee; but von, and burnt up the two captains of the if not, it shall not be so. former fifties with their fifties: therefore let 11 And it came to past, as they still went my life now be precious in thy siglit. on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a

15 And the angel of the Lori) said unto chariot of fire, and borses of fure, and parted Filijalı, Go down with bim; be not afraid of them both asumer; and Elijali wem up hy bin. And he arose, and went down with a whirlwind into leaven. tini unto the king.

12 11 And Elishia saw it, and he cried, My 16 And he said unto liim, Thus saith the father, my father! the cliariot of Israel, and Lor), Forasmuch as thou hast sen: messen-Ithe horsemen thereof. And he saw him no gers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ek- more : and he look hold of his owu clothes, ron, (is il not because there is no God in Is- and rent licin in lien pieces. rael io enquire of his word ?) therefore thou 13 lie took up also the wantle of Elijah shall not come down off that bed on wlicu that Cell from him, and went back, and stood thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. by the bank of Jordan;

17 1 So he died, according to the word of 14 And lie took the mandle of Elijah that the LORD which Elijah liad spoken: and Je- fell from him, and smotellie waters, and said, horam reigned in lois stead, in the second Wierc is the LORD Godor Elijali? And wlien year of Jelioram the son of Jehoshaphalking he also had smilen the waters, they pared of Judah; because he bad no son.

hither and thither; and Elisha weuiorer. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Abaziah 15 And when the sons of the propheta, which he did, ore they not written in the which were to view at Jericho, saw him, they book of the Chrw.icles of the kings of Israel? said, The spirit of Elijah Joth rest on Elisha

Ani tiey came to meet him, and bowed will go up: I am as thou art, my people themselves to the ground before lim. Thy people, und my horses ns thiy horses.

16 ! And they said unio hiin, Behold now, & And he sail, Which way shall we go up. there be with thiy servants lilly strong inen: And be answered, The way through wie wil let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy derness of Edom. master ; lest peradventure the Spirit of the 9 So the hing of Israel went, and the king Lord liath taken him up, and cast liim upon or Judalı, and ibe king of Edom; and they some mountain, or into some valley. Arid fetched a compass of seven days' journey he said, Ye shall not send.

land there was 110 water for the lost, and for 17 And when they urged him till lie was the cattle that followed them. ashamed, he said, Send. 'They sent liierefore 10 And the king of Israel said, Alas, that fifty men; and they sought ihree days, but the Lord bati called these three kingsinge. found him not.

ther, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! 18 And when they came again to him, (for 11 Bul Jehoshaphat saill, Is there nothiere le tarried at Jericho,) lie said then, Did a propliet of the Lord); that we may enquire I got say unto you, Go pot?

of the Lord by him? And one of the hing o. 13 And the men of the city said unto Israel's servanis answered and said, Here is Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of Elisha the son of Shapliat, whicle poured wathis city is pleasan:, as my lord seeth; but her on the hands of Elijalı. the water is naught, and the ground barren. 1. And Jeloslapiai said, The word of the

20 And he said, bring me a new cruse, and Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and put salt therein : and they brought it to hiin. Jeliostaphat, and the king of Edoin, went

21 And he went forth unto the spring of the down to bim. waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, 13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these What have I to do with thee? get thee to the waters; there shall not be from thence any prophets of thy father, and to die prophets of more death or barren lanı.

ily inotlier. And the king of Israel said unto 22 So the waters were liealed unto this day, hin, Nay; for the LOR) bath called these according to the saying of Elisha which die Umree kings together, to deliver them into the spake.

hand of Moab. 221 And he went up from thience unto 11 And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, liveili, before whom I stand, surely, were it there came forth little children out of the not that I regard the presence of Jelushiapliat cily, and mocked hin, and said untoliin, Go the king of Judalı, I would not look loward up, thou hald-bead; go up, thou bald-vjead. thee, nor see thee.

24 Ind he turned back, and looked on theni, 15 But now bring me a minstre!. And it and cursed them in the name of the LORD: came to pass, wlien ihie minstrel ja ved, that and there came forılı two she-bears cut of the land of the LORD came upon him. the wood, and lare forty and iwo children of 16 And lie said, Thus saith the LORD, them.

Vake this valley full of ditches: 25 And he went from thence 10 mount 17 For thus saith the Lor, Ye stall not Carmel; and from thence le returned to see wind, neither shall ye seerain: yetihat val. Samaria.

ley shall be filled with waterbatyemaycriak CHAP. III.

boilye, and your catile, and your beasts. ΝΟΣ

OW Jehoram the son of Alab began 10 18. And this is but a light thing in the siglio

reign over Graelin Sarnaria in the eigh-ofile Lord: le will deiiver the woabites also teenth year of Jehoshaphat king o! Judul, into your hand. and reigned tv.el:e years.

19. And ye shall smite every fonerd city, 2 And he wrougit evil in the sight of the and every choice city, and sliall tell every LORI), but not like his father, and like is good ure, and stop all wells of water, and mat Inother; for be put away the inage of Baal every good piece of land with stones. that his father liad inade.

30 1 And it came to pass in the morning, 3 Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of when the meat-offering was offered, 1:at, i e Jeroboam the son of Nebal, which iade Is- bokl, there came water by the way of Edoin, rael to sin ; he departed not therefrom. and the country was filled with water.

41 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep.j. And when all the Moabites heard thatilie master, and rendered unto the king of Israel kings were come up to fight against them, an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred bey gathered all ihat were able to put on thousand rams, with the wool.

armour; and upward, and stood in the border. 5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was 22 And they rose up early in the morning, dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against and the sun shone upon the water, and the the king of Israel.

Moabites saw the water on the other side as 61 And king Jehoram went out of Sama-sred as blood: ria the same tiine, and numbered all Israel. 23 And they said, This is blood: the kings

7. And he went and sent to Jehosliaphat are surely slain, and they have smitted one the king of Judalı, saying, The king of Moal another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil. hath rebelled againsi me: wilt thou 80

with 24 And when they came to the camp of tne against Moab to battle? And lie said, i Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote le

the reapers.

and he said to a ladt, Carry him

Moa" es, so that they ned before them: buts. 13 And he said unto him, Say now unta they went sorward smiting the Moabites, even her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us in their country.

Twith all this care; what is to be done for thiee 5 And they beat down the cities, and woullest thou he spoken for to the king, or 10 on every good piece of land cast every man the captain of the host ? And she answered, 1 his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all dwell among mine own people. the wells of water, and felled all the good 14 And lie sa:d, Whai thien is lolie done irres: only in kir-liaraseth left they the stones for bier? And Gelazi answered, Verily she thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, bath no child, and lier husband is old. and «mote it.

15 And he said, Call lier. And when lie 6! And when the king of Moab saw that bad called hier, slie stood in the door. the baule was 100 sore for him, he took with 16 And he said, About this season, accordhim seven hundred men that drew swords, to ing to the time of life, thon-shall embrace a break drough eren unto the king of Edom : son. And she said, Nay, my lord, there man but they could not.

of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid. 27 Then he took liis eldest sou.that sliould 17 And the woman conceived. and hare a have reigned in luis stead, and offered him for son at that seasor: that Elisha liad said wito is burnt-offering upon the wall. And there was her, according to ilie time of life. great indignation against Israel: and they 18 1 And ülien the child was grown, it departed from bim, and returned to their fell on a day, that he went out to his father 10 Diena land. CHAP. IV.

19 And he said unto liis father, My head, wives of the sons of the propliets unto to his mother. Elisha, saying, Thy servant my liusband is 20 And when lie had takenliin, and!'ronght dead; and thou knowest that the servant did him to his mother, he sat on her knees till rear llie Lory, and the creditor is come to noon, and then died. take unto him my two sons to be bond-inen. And she went up, and laid him on thie

2 And Elislia said unto her, What shall I bed of the man o! God, an shut the door do for thee? tell me what last thou in the upon him, and went out. bouse? And she said, Tline handmaid balı 22 And she called unto lier lusband, and Rot any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels men, and one of the asses, that I may run 10 plroad of all thy neighbours, eren empty ves the man of God, and come again. horrow not a few.

23 And he said, Wherelore wilt thou go * And wlien thou art come in, thou shall to himn to-day? it is neither new-inoon nor ohut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, sabhatlı. And she said, I shall be well. and salt pour out into all those vessels, and 24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to thou shall set aside liat which is full. her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack

5 So she went from l:iin, and shut the door not thy riding for me, except I hid thee. mpon lier and upon hier sons, who brought the 25 So she went, and came unto the man upsseis to lier; and she poured out.

of God to mount Carmel. And it came to 0 And it caine to pass, when the vessels pass, when the man of God saw ber alar oti, were full, that she suid unto her son. Bring me that lie said to Gehazi l.is servant, Beliold, yol a vessel. And he said unto her, There is zonder is that Slunammile : but a vessel more. And the oil stayed. 26 Run now, I pray thee, 10 meet hier; and

7 Then she came and told the map of God: say unto her, Is it well with thee? isil' well rad be said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, with thy husband is it well with the chile. and live thou and thy children of the rest And she answered, It is well.

81 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed 7 And when she came to the man of a to Shunem, where was a great woman: and to the hill, slie caught bim by the feed: vu! she coustrained him to eat bread. And so it Gelazi came near to thrust her away. And was, thal, asoft as he passed by, he turned the man of God said, Lelber alone;' for liar in thicker to eat bread.

soul is vexed within her: and the Loruliadi 9 And she said unto her liusland, Belold hid it froir me, and hath not told ine. now, I perceive that this is an holy man of 28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of Corl wliich passeti by us continuaily. my lord ? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

10 Let us make a liűle chamber, I praythee, 29 Then he said to Gelazi,Gird up thy loins, on the wall; and let us set for liiin there a and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy Leil, and a table, and a stool, and a candle-way: it'thou meet any man, salute him nol. stick: and it svalltre, when he cometh to us, and if any salute thee, answer him noi again tha: he shall luru in thither.

and lay my staff upon the fare of the child. 11 And it fell on a day, that lie came thi. 3) And ihe mother of the child said, 4s the ther, and be turned into the chamber, and Lord live:h, and as tiny soul liveth, I will not lay ther.

leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. 12 bond lie said to Gehazi bis servant, Call 31 And Gelazi passed on before thein, and this Shunainmile. And when lie had called laid the stail upon the face of the child; hul her she sinod before him.

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