2 Kings 1
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1 Then Moab rebelled against
Israel after the death of Ahab.
2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice
in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent
messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron
whether I shall recover of this disease.
3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah
the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and
say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that
ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
4 Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou
shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely
die. And Elijah departed.
5 And when the messengers turned back unto
him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?
6 And they said unto him, There came a man
up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and
say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not
a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of
Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone
up, but shalt surely die.
7 And he said unto them, What manner of
man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?
8 And they answered him, He was an
hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is
Elijah 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 sat on
the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said,
10 And Elijah answered and said to the
captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then 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 Again also he sent unto him another
captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of
God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.
12 And Elijah answered and said unto them,
If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee
and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and
13 And he sent again a captain of the
third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and
fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O man of
God, 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 burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties:
therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.
15 And the angel of the LORD said unto
Elijah, 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 the
LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of
Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of
his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone
up, but shalt surely die.
17 So he died according to the word of the
LORD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned 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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