2 Kings 1
The Death of Ahaziah1And Moab annulled allegiance with Israel after the dying of Ahab. 2And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper room, in Samaria, and was infirm. And he sent for messengers, and he said to them, Go and ask of Baal the fly god of Ekron if I shall live through [3infirmity 2my 1this]! And they went to ask. 3And an angel of the lord spoke to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Rise up, go to meet the messengers of Ahaziah king of Samaria! and say to them, Is it on account of the not being a God in Israel you go to ask of Baal the fly god of Ekron? 4On account of this thus says the lord, The bed upon which you ascended upon it, you shall not go from it, for to death you shall die. And Elijah went, and spoke to them. 5And [3returned 1the 2messengers] to him. And he said to them, Why is it that you have returned? 6And they said to him, A man ascended to meet us, and he said to us, Go, return to the king, the one sending you, and say to him! Thus says the lord, Is it because there is no God in Israel you go to seek anxiously by Baal the fly god of Ekron? On account of this, the bed upon which you ascended upon it, you shall not go from it, for to death you shall die. 7And [3said 4to them 1the 2king], What was the distinguishing mark of the man ascending to meet you, and speaking to you these words? 8And they said to him, [2man 1He was a hairy], and a belt made of skin was girded upon his loin. And he said, [2Elijah 3the 4Tishbite 1This is].
Elijah Sends Fire9And he sent to him a commander of fifty, and his fifty. And he ascended to him. And he sat upon the top of the mountain. And [3spoke 1the 2commander of fifty] to him, O man of God, the king calls you, come down! 10And Elijah answered and said to the commander of fifty, And if [2a man 3of God 1I am], [2shall come down 1fire] from heaven and shall devour you and your fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and devoured him and his fifty. 11And [3proceeded 1the 2king], and he sent to him another commander of fifty, and his fifty. And [3ascended 1the 2commander of fifty] and spoke to him, and said, O man of God, thus says the king, Quickly come down! 12And Elijah answered and said to him, If [2a man 3of God 1I am], [2shall come down 1fire] from heaven, and shall devour you and your fifty. And there came down fire from heaven and devoured him and his fifty. 13And [3proceeded 1the 2king] again to send [2commander of fifty 1a third] and his fifty. And [4came 1the 3commander of fifty 2third], and he bent upon his knees in front of Elijah, and beseeched him, and spoke to him, and said, O man of God, value indeed my life, and the lives of your servants -- these fifty, in your eyes! 14Behold, there came down fire from the heaven, and devoured the [2two 3commanders of fifties 1first] and their fifties. And now value indeed the life of your servants in your eyes! 15And [3said 1the angel 2of the lord] to Elijah, Go down with him, you should not fear from their presence. And Elijah rose up and went down with them to the king. 16And he said to him, Thus says the lord, Because you sent messengers to ask to Baal the fly god of Ekron, as if there was not a God in Israel to ask the word of him, on account of this the bed upon which you ascended upon it, you shall not go down from it, for in death you shall die.
Jehoram Reigns over Israel17And he died according to the saying of the lord which Elijah spoke. And [5reigned 1Jehoram 2the 3brother 4of Ahaziah] instead of him, (for there was no son to him) in the [2year 1second] of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 18And the rest of the words of Ahaziah, as many things as he did, behold are not these written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Israel?
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