Jehoram Meets Moab Rebellion
1 Now Jehoram░ the son░ of Ahab░ became░ king░ over░ Israel░ at Samaria░ ain the eighteenth░░ year░ of Jehoshaphat░ king░ of Judah░, and reigned░ twelve░░ years░. 2 He did░ evil░ in the sight░ of the LORD░, though░ not like his father░ and his mother░; for ahe put░ away░ the [sacred] pillar░ of Baal░ bwhich░ his father░ had made░. 3 Nevertheless░, ahe clung░ to the sins░ of Jeroboam░ the son░ of Nebat░, bwhich░ he made Israel░ sin░; he did not depart░ from them.
4 ¶ Now Mesha░ king░ of Moab░ was a sheep░ breeder░, and aused to pay░ the king░ of Israel░ 100,000░░ lambs░ and the wool░ of 100,000░░ rams░. 5 But awhen Ahab░ died░, the king░ of Moab░ rebelled░ against the king░ of Israel░. 6 And King░ Jehoram░ went░ out of Samaria░ Iat that time░ and mustered░ all░ Israel░. 7 Then he went░ and sent░ [word] to Jehoshaphat░ the king░ of Judah░, saying░, “The king░ of Moab░ has rebelled░ against me. Will you go░ with me to fight░ against░ Moab░?” And he said░, “I will go░ up; aI am as you are, my people░ as your people░, my horses░ as your horses░.” 8 He said░, “Which░░ way░ shall we go░ up?” And he Ianswered░, “The way░ of the wilderness░ of Edom░.”
9 ¶ So athe king░ of Israel░ went░ with bthe king░ of Judah░ and cthe king░ of Edom░; and they made░ a circuit░ of seven░ days’░ journey░, and there was no░ water░ for the army░ or for the cattle░ that followed░ them. 10 Then the king░ of Israel░ said░, “Alas░! For the LORD░ has called░ these░ three░ kings░ to give░ them into the hand░ of Moab░.” 11 But Jehoshaphat░ said░, “aIs there░ not a prophet░ of the LORD░ here░, that we may inquire░ of the LORD░ by him?” And one░ of the king░ of Israel’s░ servants░ answered░ and said░, “bElisha░ the son░ of Shaphat░ is here░, cwho░ used to pour░ water░ on the hands░ of Elijah░.” 12 Jehoshaphat░ said░, “The word░ of the LORD░ is with him.” So the king░ of Israel░ and Jehoshaphat░ and the king░ of Edom░ went░ down░ to him.
13 ¶ Now Elisha░ said░ to the king░ of Israel░, “What░ do I have to do with you? aGo░ to the prophets░ of your father░ and to the prophets░ of your mother░.” And the king░ of Israel░ said░ to him, “No░, for the LORD░ has called░ these░ three░ kings░ [together] to give░ them into the hand░ of Moab░.” 14 Elisha░ said░, “aAs the LORD░ of hosts░ lives░, before░ whom░ I stand░, were it not that I regard░ the presence░ of Jehoshaphat░ the king░ of Judah░, I would not look░ at you nor░ see░ you. 15 But now░ abring░ me a minstrel░.” And it came░ about, when the minstrel░ played░, that bthe hand░ of the LORD░ came░ upon him. 16 He said░, “Thus░ says░ the LORD░, ‘Make░ this░ valley░ full░ of trenches░.’ 17 For thus░ says░ the LORD░, ‘You shall not see░ wind░ nor░ shall you see░ rain░; yet that valley░ ashall be filled░ with water░, so that you shall drink░, both you and your cattle░ and your beasts░. 18 This░ is but a aslight░ thing░ in the sight░ of the LORD░; He will also give░ the Moabites░ into your hand░. 19 aThen you shall strike░ every░ fortified░ city░ and every░ choice░ city░, and fell░ every░ good░ tree░ and stop░ all░ springs░ of water░, and mar░ every░ good░ piece░ of land░ with stones░.’” 20 It happened░ in the morning░ aabout the time of offering░ the sacrifice░, that behold░, water░ came░ by the way░ of Edom░, and the country░ was filled░ with water░.
 a1K 18:19; 22:6-11, 22-25
 a1K 17:1; 2K 5:16
 a1S 16:23; 1Ch 25:1 b1K 18:46; Ezk 1:3
 aPs 107:35
 aJr 32:17, 27; Mk 10:27; Lk 1:37
 a2K 3:25
 aEx 29:39, 40
21 ¶ Now all░ the Moabites░ heard░ that the kings░ had come░ up to fight░ against them. And all░ who were able to Iput░ on armor░ and older░ were summoned░ and stood░ on the border░. 22 They rose░ early░ in the morning░, and the sun░ shone░ on the water░, and the Moabites░ saw░ the water░ opposite░░ [them] as red░ as blood░. 23 Then they said░, “This░ is blood░; the kings░ have surely░ fought░ together░, and they have slain░ one░ another░. Now░ therefore, Moab░, to the spoil░!” 24 But when they came░ to the camp░ of Israel░, the Israelites░ arose░ and struck░ the Moabites░, so that they fled░ before░░ them; and they went░ forward Iinto the land, IIslaughtering░ the Moabites░. 25 aThus they destroyed░ the cities░; and each░ one░ threw░ a stone░ on every░ piece░ of good░ land░ and filled░ it. So they stopped░ all░ the springs░ of water░ and felled░ all░ the good░ trees░, until░ in bKir-hareseth░ [only] they left░ its stones░; however, the slingers░ went░ about░ [it] and struck░ it. 26 When the king░ of Moab░ saw░ that the battle░ was too░ fierce░ for him, he took░ with him 700░░ men░ who drew░ swords░, to break░ through░ to the king░ of Edom░; but they could░ not. 27 Then he took░ his oldest░ son░ who░ was to reign░ in his place░, and aoffered░ him as a burnt░ offering░ on the wall░. And there came░ great░ wrath░ against░ Israel░, and they departed░ from him and returned░ to their own land░.
 ILit gird themselves with a belt
 ILit into it IILit smiting
 a2K 3:19 bIs 16:7; Jr 48:31, 36
 aAm 2:1; Mi 6:7
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1 ¶ Now Jehoram║ the son║ of Ahab║ began to reign║¬ over▓ Israel║ in Samaria║ the eighteenth║║ year║ of Jehoshaphat║ king║ of Judah,║ and reigned║¬ twelve║║ years.║ 2 And he wrought║¬ evil║ in the sight║ of the LORD;║ but▓ not▓ like his father,║ and like his mother:║ for he put away║¬▓ the image║ of Baal║ that▓ his father║ had made.║¬ 3 Nevertheless▓ he cleaved║¬ unto the sins║ of Jeroboam║ the son║ of Nebat,║ which▓ made▓ Israel║ to sin;║¬ he departed║¬ not▓ therefrom.▓
 1K 22:51; 2K 1:17; 8:16.
 1S 15:19; 1K 16:19, 31, 33; 21:5, 20, 25; 2K 6:31; 9:22, 34; 10:18, 26; 21:6, 20.
 1K 12:26, 28; 13:33; 14:16; 15:26, 34; 16:31; 2K 10:20; 13:2, 6, 11; 14:24; 15:9, 18; 17:22; 1Co 1:19.
4 ¶ And Mesha║ king║ of Moab║ was▓ a sheepmaster,║ and rendered║¬ unto the king║ of Israel║ an hundred║ thousand║ lambs,║ and an hundred║ thousand║ rams,║ with the wool.║ 5 But it came to pass,▓ when Ahab║ was dead,║ that the king║ of Moab║ rebelled║¬ against the king║ of Israel.║
 Gn 13:2; 26:13; 2S 8:2; 1Ch 18:2; 2Ch 26:10; Jb 1:3; 42:12; Ps 60:8; 108:9; Is 16:1.
 2K 1:1; 8:20; 2Ch 21:8.
Jehoram, with Jehoshaphat, and the king of Edom, being distressed for want of water, by Elisha obtaineth water, and promise of victory.
6 ¶ And king║ Jehoram║ went out║¬ of Samaria║▓ the same▓ time,║ and numbered║¬▓ all▓ Israel.║ 7 And he went╣¬▓ and sent║¬ to▓ Jehoshaphat║ the king║ of Judah,║ saying,║¬ The king║ of Moab║ hath rebelled║¬ against me: wilt thou go╣¬▓ with▓ me against▓ Moab║ to battle?║ And he said,║¬ I will go up:║¬ I [am] as thou [art], my people║ as thy people,║ [and] my horses║ as thy horses.║ 8 And he said,║¬ Which▓▓ way║ shall we go up?║¬ And he answered,║¬ The way║ through the wilderness║ of Edom.║ 9 So the king║ of Israel║ went,╣¬▓ and the king║ of Judah,║ and the king║ of Edom:║ and they fetched a compass║¬ of seven║ days'║ journey:║ and there was▓ no▓ water║ for the host,║ and for the cattle║ that▓ followed║ them. 10 And the king║ of Israel║ said,║¬ Alas!║ that▓ the LORD║ hath called║¬ these▓ three║ kings║ together,╣¬ to deliver║¬ them into the hand║ of Moab!║ 11 But Jehoshaphat║ said,║¬ [Is there] not▓ here▓ a prophet║ of the LORD,║ that we may enquire║¬ of▓ the LORD║ by▓▓ him? And one║ of the king║ of Israel's╣ servants║▓▓ answered║¬ and said,║¬ Here▓ [is] Elisha║ the son║ of Shaphat,║ which▓ poured║¬ water║ on▓ the hands║ of Elijah.║ 12 And Jehoshaphat║ said,║¬ The word║ of the LORD║ is║ with▓ him. So the king║ of Israel║ and Jehoshaphat║ and the king║ of Edom║ went down║¬ to▓ him. 13 And Elisha║ said║¬ unto▓ the king║ of Israel,║ What▓ have I to do with thee? get╣¬▓ thee to▓ the prophets║ of thy father,║ and to▓ the prophets║ of thy mother.║ And the king║ of Israel║ said║¬ unto him, Nay:▓ for▓ the LORD║ hath called║¬ these▓ three║ kings║ together,╣¬ to deliver║¬ them into the hand║ of Moab.║ 14 And Elisha║ said,║¬ [As] the LORD║ of hosts║ liveth,║ before║ whom▓ I stand,║¬ surely,▓ were it not▓ that╣ I▓ regard║¬ the presence║ of Jehoshaphat║ the king║ of Judah,║ I would not look║¬ toward▓ thee, nor▓ see║¬ thee. 15 But now▓ bring║¬ me a minstrel.║¬ And it came to pass,▓ when the minstrel║¬ played,║¬ that the hand║ of the LORD║ came▓ upon▓ him. 16 And he said,║¬ Thus▓ saith║¬ the LORD,║ Make║¬ this▓ valley║ full of ditches.║ 17 For▓ thus▓ saith║¬ the LORD,║ Ye shall not▓ see║¬ wind,║ neither▓ shall ye see║¬ rain;║ yet that▓ valley║ shall be filled║¬ with water,║ that ye may drink,║¬ both ye,▓ and your cattle,║ and your beasts.║ 18 And this▓ is [but] a light thing║¬ in the sight║ of the LORD:║ he will deliver║¬▓ the Moabites║ also into your hand.║ 19 And ye shall smite║¬ every▓ fenced║ city,║ and every▓ choice║ city,║ and shall fell║¬ every▓ good║ tree,║ and stop║¬ all▓ wells║ of water,║ and mar║¬ every▓ good║ piece╣ of land▓ with stones.║ 20 And it came to pass▓ in the morning,║ when the meat offering║ was offered,║¬ that, behold,▓ there came║¬ water║ by the way║▓ of Edom,║ and the country║ was filled║¬ with▓ water.║
 1S 11:8; 15:4; 2S 24:1; 1K 20:27.
 1K 22:4, 32; 2Ch 18:3, 29; 19:2; 21:4; 22:3, 10.
 Nu 13:21; 21:4; Mal 1:2.
 Ex 11:8; 15:22; 17:1; Nu 20:2, 4; 21:5; 33:14; Jg 4:10; 1K 22:27.
 Gn 4:13; 2K 6:33; Ps 78:34; Pv 19:3; Is 8:21; 51:20.
 Gn 18:4; Jsh 1:1; 9:14; Jg 20:8, 18, 23, 26; 1K 19:21; 22:7; 2K 3:1, 3; 1Ch 10:13; 14:10, 14; 15:13; Ps 74:9; Am 3:7; Lk 22:26; Jn 13:4, 13; Php 2:22; 1Ti 5:10.
 1S 3:19; 2K 2:14, 21, 24, 25; 5:8, 15; Is 49:23; 60:14; Rv 3:9.
 Dt 32:37; Jg 10:14; Ru 1:15; 1K 18:19; 22:6, 10, 22; 2K 3:10; Pv 1:28; Jr 2:27; Ezk 14:3; Ho 6:1; Mt 8:29; Jn 2:4; 2Co 5:16; 6:15.
 1S 15:26; 1K 14:5; 17:1; 18:15; 21:20; 2K 5:16; 2Ch 17:3; 19:3; Ps 15:4; Jr 1:18; Dn 5:17; Mt 22:16.
 1S 10:5; 16:23; 18:10; 1K 18:46; 1Ch 25:2; Ezk 1:3; 3:14, 22; 8:1; Ac 11:21; Ep 5:18.
 Nu 2:16, 18; 2K 4:3.
 Ex 17:6; Nu 20:8; 1K 18:36; Ps 84:6; 107:35; Is 41:17; 43:19; 48:21.
 1K 3:13; 16:31; 20:13, 28; 2K 20:10; Is 7:1, 13; 49:6; Jr 32:17, 27; Ezk 8:17; Lk 1:37; Ep 3:20.
 Nu 24:17; Dt 20:19; Jg 6:16; 1S 15:3; 23:2; 2K 3:25; 13:17.
 Ex 29:39; 1K 18:36; Ps 78:15, 20; Is 35:6; Dn 9:21.
The Moabites, deceived by the colour of the water, coming to spoil, are overcome.
21 ¶ And when all▓ the Moabites║ heard║¬ that▓ the kings║ were come up║¬ to fight║¬ against them, they gathered╣¬ all▓▓▓ that were able to put╣¬ on▓ armour,║ and upward,║ and stood║¬ in▓ the border.║ 22 And they rose up early║¬ in the morning,║ and the sun║ shone║¬ upon▓ the water,║ and the Moabites║ saw║¬▓ the water║ on the other side║▓ [as] red║ as blood:║ 23 And they said,║¬ This▓ [is] blood:║ the kings║ are surely╣¬ slain,║¬ and they have smitten║¬▓ one║ another:║ now▓ therefore, Moab,║ to the spoil.║ 24 And when they came║¬ to▓ the camp║ of Israel,║ the Israelites║ rose up║¬ and smote║¬▓ the Moabites,║ so that they fled║¬ before║▓ them: but they went▓ forward╣¬ smiting║¬▓ the Moabites,║ even in [their] country. 25 And they beat down║¬ the cities,║ and on every▓ good║ piece║ of land cast║¬ every man║ his stone,║ and filled║¬ it; and they stopped║¬ all▓ the wells║ of water,║ and felled║¬ all▓ the good║ trees:║ only▓ in Kirharaseth║ left║¬ they the stones║ thereof; howbeit the slingers║ went about║¬ [it], and smote║¬ it.
 1K 20:11; Ep 6:14.
 Ex 15:9; Jg 5:30; 2K 6:18; 7:6; 2Ch 20:25; Is 10:14.
 Jsh 8:20; Jg 20:40; 1Th 5:3.
 Gn 26:15, 18; Dt 2:9; 20:19; Jg 9:45; 2S 8:2; 2K 3:19; 2Ch 32:4; Is 16:7, 11; 37:26; Jr 48:31, 36.
The king of Moab, by sacrificing the king of Edom's son, raiseth the siege.
26 ¶ And when the king║ of Moab║ saw║¬ that▓ the battle║ was too sore║¬ for▓ him, he took║¬ with▓ him seven║ hundred║ men║ that drew║¬ swords,║ to break through║¬ [even] unto▓ the king║ of Edom:║ but they could║¬ not.▓ 27 Then he took║¬▓ his eldest║ son║ that▓ should have reigned║¬ in his stead,▓ and offered║¬ him [for] a burnt offering║ upon▓ the wall.║ And there was▓ great║ indignation║ against▓ Israel:║ and they departed║¬ from▓▓ him, and returned║¬ to [their own] land.║
 2K 3:9; Am 2:1.
 Gn 22:2, 13; Dt 12:31; Jg 11:31, 39; 1S 14:36; 1K 20:13, 28, 43; Ps 106:37; Ezk 16:20; Mi 6:7.
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