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Ahaziah’s Messengers Meet Elijah

1 Now aMoab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. 2 And Ahaziah fell through the lattice in his upper chamber which [was] in Samaria, and became ill. So he sent messengers and said to them, “Go, ainquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, bwhether I will recover from this sickness.” 3 But the angel of the LORD said to aElijah the Tishbite, “Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel [that] you are going to inquire of bBaal-zebub, the god of Ekron?’ 4 Now therefore thus says the LORD, ‘IaYou shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but you shall surely die.’” Then Elijah departed.

[1] a2S 8:2; 2K 3:5
[2] a2K 1:3, 6, 16; Mt 10:25; Mk 3:22 b2K 8:7-10
[3] a1K 17:1; 21:17 b2K 1:2
[4] ILit The bed where you went up, you shall not come down from it a2K 1:6, 16

5 ¶ When the messengers returned to him he said to them, “IWhy have you returned?” 6 They said to him, “A man came up to meet us and said to us, ‘Go, return to the king who sent you and say to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel [that] you are sending ato inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore Iyou shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.’”’” 7 He said to them, “What kind of man was he who came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?” 8 They Ianswered him, “a[He was] a hairy man with a leather girdle IIbound about his loins.” And he said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.”

[5] ILit What is this that you have returned?
[6] IV 4, note 1 a2K 1:2
[8] ILit said IIOr girt aZc 13:4; Mt 3:4; Mk 1:6

9 ¶ Then [the king] asent to 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 said to him, “O man of God, the king says, ‘Come down.’” 10 Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, “If I am a man of God, alet fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” bThen fire came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

[9] a2K 6:13, 14
[10] a1K 18:36-38; Lk 9:54 bJb 1:16

11 ¶ So he again sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he said to him, “O man of God, thus says the king, ‘Come down quickly.’” 12 Elijah replied to them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty.” Then the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

13 ¶ So he aagain sent the captain of a third fifty with his fifty. When the third captain of fifty went up, he came and bowed down on his knees before Elijah, and begged him and said to him, “O man of God, please let my life and the lives of these fifty servants of yours be precious in your sight. 14 Behold fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my Ilife be precious in your sight.” 15 aThe angel of the LORD said to Elijah, “Go down with him; bdo not be afraid of him.” So he arose and went down with him to the king. 16 Then he said to him, “Thus says the LORD, ‘Because you have sent messengers ato inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron—is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word?—therefore Iyou shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.’”

[13] aIs 1:5; Jr 5:3
[14] ILit soul
[15] a2K 1:3 bIs 51:12; Jr 1:17; Ezk 2:6
[16] IV 4, note 1 a2K 1:3

Jehoram Reigns over Israel

17 ¶ So Ahaziah died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And because he had no son, Jehoram became king in his place ain the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. 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?

[17] a2K 3:1; 8:16


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Moab rebelleth.

1 ¶ Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

[1] Nu 24:7; 2S 8:2; 2K 3:4; 8:20, 22; 1Ch 18:2; Ps 60:8.

Ahaziah, sending to Baal-zebub, hath his judgment by Elijah.

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.

[2] Dt 22:8; Jg 5:28; 11:24; 1S 5:10; 1K 11:33; 14:3; 22:34; 2K 1:3, 6, 16; 8:7; 2Ch 21:14; Jb 31:3; So 2:9; Is 37:12, 19; Mt 10:25; 12:24; Mk 3:22; Lk 11:15; Ac 20:9.
[3] 1S 17:46; 1K 17:1; 18:1, 36; 19:5, 7; 2K 1:6, 8, 15, 16; 5:8, 15; Ps 76:1; Jr 2:11; Jna 2:8; Mk 3:22; Ac 8:26; 12:7.
[4] Gn 2:17; 3:4; Nu 26:65; 1S 28:19; 1K 14:12; Pv 11:19; 14:32; Ezk 18:4.

Elijah twice bringeth fire from heaven upon them whom Ahaziah sent to apprehend him.

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, Come down. 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 his fifty.

[6] 2K 1:3; 1Ch 10:13; Ps 16:4; Is 41:22.
[7] Jg 8:18; 1S 28:14.
[8] Is 20:2; Zc 13:4; Mt 3:4; 11:8; Lk 1:17; Rv 11:3.
[9] 1K 18:4, 10, 42; 19:2; 22:8, 26; 2K 6:13; Am 7:12; Mt 14:3; 26:68; 27:29, 41; Mk 15:29, 32; Lk 6:11; He 11:36.
[10] Nu 11:1; 16:28, 35; 1K 18:36; 22:28; 2K 2:23; 2Ch 36:16; Jb 1:16; Ps 105:15; 106:18; Dn 3:22, 25; 6:24; Mt 21:41; 23:34; Lk 9:54; Ac 5:3; 12:19; He 12:29; Rv 11:5.
[11] Nu 16:41; 1S 6:9; 22:17; Pv 29:12; Is 26:11; 32:7; Jr 5:3; Mt 2:16; Lk 22:63; Jn 18:5; Ac 4:16.
[12] 2K 1:9.

He pitieth the third captian, and, encouraged by an angel, telleth the king of his death.

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.

[13] Ex 11:8; Nu 12:11; 1K 13:6; Jb 15:25; Ps 102:17; Pv 27:22; Ec 9:3; Is 1:5; 60:14; 66:2; Jm 4:7; Rv 3:9.
[14] 1S 26:21, 24; 2K 1:10; Ps 49:8; 72:14; 116:15; Pv 6:26; Mt 16:25; Ac 20:24.
[15] Gn 15:1; 1K 18:15; Ps 27:1; Is 51:12; Jr 1:17; 15:20; Ezk 2:6; Mt 10:28; He 11:27.
[16] Gn 49:4; Ex 4:22; 8:24; 1K 14:6; 21:18; 22:28; 2K 1:3, 6; 5:21; Ps 132:3.

Jehoram succeedeth Ahaziah.

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?

[17] 1K 22:51; 2K 3:1; 8:16.
[18] 1K 14:19; 22:39.


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