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messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a mm* deter hath sent to take aw ay mine head i look when the messenger cometh, (hut die door, and hold him fast at the door: H not the (bund of his masters feet behind him) ■ •, .
33 And while he yet talked with them, behold the messenger came down unto him: and he fail, Behold, th;s evil u of the Lord, w hat lliould I wait sot the Lord any longer?
, C H A P. VII. I Elijba ptophtfeih incredible plenty in Samaria. 17 Vte wbelitvin^ lord, is tradento death*
Thei, Elisha laid,Hearye die word of the Lord, Thus faith the Lord,
To morrow about this time fhiU a measure os fine flour be fold tor a shekel and two mealires of barley for a she
kel, in the (.ate ot Samatia.
j Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned, answered the man of God, and laiu; Behold, if Ac Lord would rrake windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt lee it with thine ejej, but shalt not eat thereof.
3 f And there were sour leprous men atdieentring in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why fit we he c until we die?
4 If we say we will enter into the ! city, then the famine, is in die city, and 1 we shall die there: and if we sit still here
we die also. Now therefore come, and let ussali unto the host ot ri e Syrians', if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.
5 And they rose Up in the twilight to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part ef thecamp of Sjrla, behold, there »v» no man there. 1 ■: t .
6 For die Lord had made the host of theSyrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horse' ,tven the noise os a great host: and they said one to another, lo, the king oflsrael.hath hired against Hs the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of die Egyptians to come upon us.
7 Wherefore they arose, and fled in the twilight, and left their tents and their hoiles, and their asses, even die camp as it iv«ti, and fled for their life.
8 Afld when these lepers came to the mtetmost part of the camp, they went into ope. tent, and. did eat, and drink,and <r.irried rhepee. silxer,ftedgeW,and rafc
. nt,ani went aui biAwj as4 >smt
again, and entred into another tent, and carried thence also-, and went and hid it,
9 Then they said one to another, We do not well : this day is a day of good tidings,andweholdour peacetif everarry li 1 the niorninglighr,some mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may goand tell die kings honfhold.
10 So they came and called unto the porter of die city: and diey told them, faying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and die tents as they »m.
11 And he called the porters, and they told it to the kings house within..
ii % And the King arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I will now shew you what die Syrians have done to us: they know that we be hungry,therefore are diey gone cut of die tamp, to; hide themselves in tic field, saying. When they come out ofthe city, we (hall catch them alive, and get intothe, city.
13 And one of his setvants answered and said, Let fense take, I pray dice, five of die horses that remain, which are left in die city, (behold, diey arras ali the multitude of Israel diatavelelt in it: behold, I]ay, they are even as all the mul-l titude ol rlie Israelites chat are conl'u med) ani let usTend and sec.
1+ They took therefore two chariothorses, and die king sent after the host of die Syrians, saying, Go and see.
15 And they went after them unto Jordan, and In, all die way w« full of] garments and vessels, which the Syrians] had cast away iu their haste: and the messengers returned,and told die king.
16 And the people wentout,and spoil-: c.l.rhe tents ot the Syrians. So a measure; of fine flour was fold tot a shekel, and two measures of barley tor a shekel, ac? cording to the word of the loKp. «,
.17 sAnd die king appointed the lordj on whose hand he leaned, to have the' charge os the gate: and the peop'.c node; upon him in the gate, and he died as die man of God had laid, who l'rake when the king came down to him. I 18 And itca rc to pass as theman of God had spoken to the king, saying,! Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour lor a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time ii the gate of Samaria:. ..V <hhiz < ij» And diat lotd aijsvwercd die of God, and said, Now behold. 1 :lÆ«o,flioiWWako<*ii' might fuel) a t I
lord, thou shale see it with thine eyes,
out shalt not eat thereof. 20 And Co it fell out unto him: for
the people rode upon him in the gate,
and he died.
I The Shiinammite hath her land restored. 7 Hatacl fucceedeth his master.^ 16 Jehorams kicked reign.
Then spake Elisha unto the woman,' (whose son he had restored to life) saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for rheLoRD hath called for a famine, and it (shall also come upon the land seven years.
2 And the woman arose , and did after the saying of the man of God : and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
3 And it came to pass at the seven years end, that the woman returned out of die land of the Philistines: and (he went forth to cry unto the king for her house, and for her land.
4 And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things chat Elisha hath done.
5 And it came to pass as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that behold, the woman whose son be had restored to life, cried to the king for her house, and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord O king, this is the woman, and this u bet son, whom Elisha restored to life.
6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that wear hers, and all the fruits of the field, since the day that she left the land, even till now.
7 C And Elisha came to Damascus; and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was lick, and it was told him, saying, The nan of God is come hither.
8 And the king said unto Hazael, l ake a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and enquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?
9 So Hazael went to meet him, and :00k a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty cartels burden, and came and stood bebre him, and laid, Thy son Ben-hadad ting of Syria bath sent me to thee, sayng, Shall I recover of this disease?
10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say Dto him, thou mayft c«tainly reco
ver : howbeit, the Lord hath shewed me, that he (lull surely die.
11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed : and the man of God wept.
ii And Hazael said, Why weeperl my lord ? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou flay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.
13 And Hazael said, But what is thy servant a dog that he should do this great thing ? And Elisha answered, The Lord hath shewed me that thou Jbali be king over Syria.
14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master, who said to him, What said Elisha to thee ? and he answered, He told me that thou shouldst seirely tecover.
1J And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dips it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.
16 ^ And in the fist year of Jorarrt the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah, Jehoram the son us Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign.
17 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem.
18 And he walked in the way of the" (kings of Israel , as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was
is wife j and he did evil in the sight of e Lord.
19 Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah, for David his servant's fake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, nd to his children.
Jo ^ In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves.
a 1 So lor am went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him, and he rose by night and smote the Edomites which compassed him about: and the captains of the chariots, and the people fled into their tents.
21 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. ThenLibaah revolted at the fame time.
a 5 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
Q_ u And
24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
15 ^ In the twelfth year of Joram rhe son of Ahab king of Israel, did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.
26 Two and twenty years old Wm Ahaziah when he began ro reign, and he reigned one year in Jerusalem; and his mothers name Vm Arhaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.
27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lotus, as did the house of Ahab} for he Dm the son in law of the house of Ahab.
28 s And he went with Joram the son of Ahab, to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramoth-gilead, and the Syrians wounded Joram.
29 And king Joram went back to be healed inJezreel,of thewoundswhichthe Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria: and Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
CHAP. IX. 1 Jehuii anointed: II He kfUelhJoram in the field of Sabolb. 30 jczfbel eaten tf dogs.
ANd Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and laid unto him, Gird up thy loyns, and take this box of oyl in thine hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead.
2 And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoihaphat, the son of Nimstii, and go in and make him arise up from among his brerhren,and carryhim to an innerchamber.
3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and far, Thus faith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel; then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.
4 ^ So the young iran, even the young man the prophet,went toRamoth-gilcadi
j And when he came, behold, the caprainsof the host were sitting; and he said, I havean errand to thee,0 captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.
* And he arose and went into the house, and he poured the oyl on his head, and said unto him, Thus faith rhe LeaD God of Ifracl, I have anointed dice king over she people of the Lord, tven aver Israel.
7 And thou (shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel.
8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish, and I will cut offfrom Ahab, him that r'sl'eth against the wall, and him that is shut up, and left in Israel.
9 And I will make the house of Ahab, like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baaslia the son of Ahijah.
10 And the dogs (shall eat Jezebel in rhe portion of Jezreel, and there Jbali be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.
11 J Then Jehu came forth to the scrvantsof his lord.and one said unto him,!: all well? wherefore came this mad/ffl«w to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication.
12 And they said, It is false, tell us now. And he faid,Thus and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus faith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel.
13 Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.
14 So Jehu the son of Jeho(haphat,rhe son of Nimlhi conspired against Joram: (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria:
15 But king Joram was returned ro be healed in Jezreel, of the wounds which the Syrians had given him, when he foughtwithHazaelkingofSyria.) And Jehu said, If it be your minds, then let none go forth nor escape out of the city, to go to tell it in Jezreel.
16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel, (for Joram lay there ) and Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to fee Joram.
17 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied rhe company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said,Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace?
18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus faith the (king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again.
19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to them, and said,
Hestiyeti) Joram. Chap.iix,x. The death g Jezebel.
Thus faith the king, U it peace } And I 32 And he lift up his face-to the wi Jehu answered, What hast thou to do down, and said, Who iron my side, wh< with peace? turn thee behind me. And there looked out to him two
20 And the watchman told, dying, three eunuchs. He came even unto them, and cometh 33 And he said,Throw her down, i not again: and the driving u like the they threw her down; and some of his driving of Jehu die son of Nimstiii for ; blood was sprinkled on the wall, and c he driveth surii ufly. ;tbehorses: and he trode her under loo
Ii And Joram said, Make ready. And 34 And when he was come in, he di his chariot was made ready. And Joram eat and drink, and said, Go see now dr king ot'Israel.and Ahaziah king of judah ■cursed iceman, and bury her: for shea went out, each in his chariot, ai d they 'kings daughter. went out against Jehu, and met h.m in 35 And they went to bury her, by the portion of Naboth the Jczreelite. :they found no more of her than th
22 And it came to rase when Joram I skull, and the feet, and the palms of his saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? jhands.
And he answered, What peace so long as i 36 Wherefore they came again, am die whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel, I told him: and he (aid, This» the won and her witchcrafts are so many? j of the Loam, which he spake by hi
23 And Joram turned his hands, and servant Elijah the Tislibitc, saying, 'n fled, and said to Ahaziah, There a trea- the portion of tatted shall dogs eat tin chery, O Ahaziah. [ flesh of Jezebel:
24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full 37 And the carcase of Jezebel shall bi ftrength.and smote Jehotam between his I as dung upon the face of thesield, in thi arms, and the arrow went out at his j portion of Jezreel, yidiat theyfhallno heart, and he funk down in his chariot. | fay, This • Jezebel.
25 Then said Jehu toBidkar his cap- j C H A P. X.
tain, Take up, and cast him in the I Jehu causeth sevens) os Ahabs Mlportion of the field of Naboth the Jez- 1 dren to be beheaded: 18 dejlroyeih tht reelite: for remember how that when worshippers of Baal, 79 yeifolloiveti I and thou rode together after Ahab his Jeroboams fins. 34 jehoahaz.Ji!ccecdcti father, the Lord laid this burden upon him,
him. ;A NdAhab had seventy fbnsin?ama
2(5 Surely, I have seen yesterday the < A\ ria: and Jehu wrote letters, and blood of Naboth, and the blood of his :sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jczsons, said the Lord, and I will requite :reel, to the elders, and to them that dice in this plat, faith the Lord. Now I brought up Ahab's children, saying, therefore take and cast him into the plat 2 Now assoon as this letter cometh to of ground, according to the word of the you, seeing your master's sons are with Lord. lyou, and/wr«ar«wimyouchariotsandl
27 f But when Ahaziah the king of noises, a fenced city also, and armour: Judah saw this, he fled by the way of \ Look even out the best and meet- the garden-house: and Jehu followed est of your master's sons, and set him on after him, and said, Smite him also in his fathers throne, and fight for yew the chariot: And they did so, at the go- masters house.
ing up to Gur, which « by Ibleam: and 4 But they were exceedingly afraid, he fled to Megiddo, and died there. and said, Behold, two kings stood not
28 And his servants carried him in a beforehim: how then (hall we stand? chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in S And he that mu over the house, his sepulchre with his fathers in the city and he that wot over the city, the elders of David. also, and the bringers up of the children,
29 And in the eleventh year of Joram Tent to Jehu,sajing, We arethy servants, the son of Ahab, began Ahaziah to reign and will do all that thou shalt bid us; over Judah. we will not make any king: do thou
30 ^ And when Jehu was come to that which is good in thine eyes, Jcztceljezebel heard »f»>,and the paint- 6 Then he wrote a letter the second ed her face, and tired her head, and time to them, faring, If ye be mine, and looked out at a window. »/ye will hearken unto my vote, rake
31 And as Jehu entied In at the gate, ye the heads of the men your master's she said, fWZimri peace, who slew his sons, and come to me to Jezreel by masterrnorgvy (his time:( now the kings r'
.rsons, «•«•< with the j pie together, and said onat
19 Now therefore call unto me all the prorhets of Baal, all his servants, and all his priests, letnonebe wanting: for I have a great sacrifice to do to Baal; whosoever (hall be wanting, he (hall not live. But Jehu did it in subtiltj, to the intent thac he might destroy the
7 And it came to pass when the letter came to them, that they took the kings sons, and flew seventy persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezred.
8 C And there came a messenger, and told him, saying,Thcy have brought the
!-heads of the kings sons. And he said, worshippers of Baal. iLay ye them in two heaps at the entring 20 And Jehu said, Proclaim a solemn I in ofthe gate, until the morning. assembly for Baal. And they proclaimed
9 And it came to pass in the morning, it. (that he went out, and stood, and said to 21 And Jehu sent through all Israel, all the people, Ye bt righteous: behold, and all the worshippers of Baal came, lo I conspired against my master, and flew that there was not a man left chat came
him: but who flew all these?
10 Know now, that there (hall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the Lord, which the Lord spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the Xord hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah.
11 So Jehu (lew all that rerrained of the house of Ahab in Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and ■iiis priests, until he left -him none remaining.
not: and they came into the house of Baal; and the house of Baal was full from one end to another.
22 And he said unto him that t>» over the vestry,Bring forth vestments sot all die worshippers of Baal. And he brought them forth vestment'.
2 j And Jehu went, and Jehonadab the son of Rechab into the house of Baal, and (aid unto the worshippers of I '1 , Search,and look that there be here with you none of the servants of the Lord,
rz ^ And he arose and departed.and but the worfhippers of Baal only.
.came to Samaria. Jlntl as he msfat the lliearingrhouse in the way,
15 Jehu met with the brethren of Ahaziah king of Judah, and said, Who are ye > And they answered, We are the brethren of Ahaziah, and we go down
to salute the children of the king, and of him.
24 And when they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt-offetincs, Jehu appointed fourscore men without, and said, // any of the men whom I have brought into your bands, escape, he the: Utteth him go, hit life Jball be for die life
the children of the queen
14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the (hearing-house, even two and forty men j neither lest he any of them.
1J ^ And when he was departed thence, he lighted on Jehonadab the son of Rechab, coming to meet him, and he saluted him, and (aid to him,Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy iieart) and jehonadab answered, It is. If it be, give me thine hand: and he gave him his hand, and he took him up to him into the chariot.
16 And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lord: so they made him ride in his chariot
25 And it came to pass assoon as he had made an end of offering the burnt-offering, that]ehu said to the guard, and to the captains. Go in, and flay diem, le: none come forth. And they smote them with the edge of the sword, and the guard and thecaptainscastrdem out,an; went to the city of rhe house of Baal.
26 And they brought forth the images out of the house of Baal, and bum: diem.
27 And they btake down the imagec-t Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught-house unto this day.
28 Thus Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel.
29 f Howbeit /iwn the sins of Jero