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Ichoshapłat's good reign. the Lord said, These have no master; let them king was stayed up in lris chariot against the return every man to his house in peace.
Syrians, and died at even : and the blood ran out 18 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, of the wound into the midst of the chariot. vid I not tell thee that he would prophesy no. 36 And there went a proclamation througliout the good concerning me, but evil ?
host about thegoing down of the sun,saying, Every 19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word man to his city and every man to hisown country. of the LORD: I saw the Lord sitting on his 37 \ So the king died, and was brought to sa throne, and all the host of heaven standing by maria; and they buried the king in Samaria. him on his right hand and on liis left.
38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of 20 And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Samaria ; and the dogs licked up his blood; and Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth- they washed his armour; according unto the gilead? And one said on this manner, and an- word of the LORD which he spake. other said on that manner.
39 Now the rest of the acts of Alab, and all that 2 And there came forth a spirit, and stood be- he did, and the ivory house which he made, and fore the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. all the cities that he built, are they not written in 22 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith ? the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a ly- 40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Abaziah ing spirit in ihe mouth of all his prophets. And his son reigned in his stead. he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail 411 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to also: go forth, and do so.
reign wer Judah in the fourth year of Alab 23 Now therefore, behold, the Lord hath put a king of Israel. lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, 42 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old and the Lord hath spoken evil
concerning thee. when he began to reign; and be reigned twenty 24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's near, and smote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. Which way went the Spirit of the LORD from 43 And he walked in all the way of Asa his faine to speak unto thee?
ther; he turned riot aside from it, doing that which 25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless that day, when thou shalt go into an inner cham-the high places were not taken away; for the peober to hide thyself.
pleoffered and burnt incense yet in the high places. » 26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micajah, 41 And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king and carry him back unto Amon the governor of of Israel. the city, and to Joash the king's son;
45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehosbaphat, and 27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow his might that he shewed, and how he warred, in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, are they not written in the book of the Chroni and with water of affliction, untill come in peace. cles of the kings of Judah?
28 And Micaiah said, if thou return at all in 46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And remained in the days of his father Asa, he took he said, Hearken, 0 people, every one of you. out of the land.
29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the 47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. was king.
30 And the king of Israel said unto Ji hoshaphat, 48 Jchoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; to Ophir for gold: but they went not: for the but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel ships were broken at Ezion-geber. disguised himself, and went into the battle. 49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab unto
31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy serand two captai:is that had rule over his chariots, vants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not. saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save 50 1 And Jelioshaphat slept with his fathers, only with the king of Israel.
and was buried with his fathers in the city of 32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the David his father: and Jehoram his son reigned chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they sa:d, Surely in his stead. it is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to 51 1! Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over fight againsi him: and Jehoshaphat cried out. Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Je33 And it came to pass, when the captains of hoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two yean the chariois perceived that it was not the king of over Israel. Jsrael, that they turned back from pursuing him. 52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORT,
34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and walked in the way of his father, and in the and smote the king of Israel between the joints way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam of the harness: wherefore he said unto the dri- the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin: ver of his chariot, Turn thy hand, and carry me 53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him out of the host; for I am wounded.
and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, 35 And the battle increased that day: and the according to all that his father had done. T The Sccond Book of the KINGS, commonly called, The Fourth Book of the KINGS. CHAP. I.
shalt not come down from that bed on which Ahaziah's messengers destroyed. thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah TH THEN Moab rebelled against Israel after the departed. death of Ahab.
5' And when the messengers turned back 9 And Ahaziah fell down through a latlice in unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and turned back? was sick: and he sent messengers, and said un- 6 And they said unto him, There came a man to them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again Ekron, whether I shall recover of this disease. unto the king that sent you, and say unto him,
3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron ? therefore ihn" not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye shalt not come down from that bed on which go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ékron? thou art gone up, but shalt eurely die. Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou 7 And lie said unto them, What manner of man
Jehor am's reign.
II. KINGS. The Shunammite's prortsion for Eliska year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned saw the water on the other side as red as blood : iwelve years.
23 And they said, This is blood: the kings are 2 And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; surely slain, and they have smitten one another: but not like his father, and like his mother: for he now therefore, Moab, to the spoil. put away the image of Baal that his father had 24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, mate.
the Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so 3 Nevertheless, he cleaved unto the sins of Je- that they fled before them: but they went forroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to ward smiting the Moabites, even in their country. sin; he departed not therefrom.
25 And they beat down the cities, and on every 4 11 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-mas- good piece of land cast every man his stone, ter, and rendered unto the king of Israel a hun- and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of dred thousand lambs, and a hundred thousand water, and felled all tħe good trees: only in KirTams, with the wool.
haraseth left they the stones thereof; howbeis 5 But it came te pass, when Ahab was dead, that the slingers went about it, and smote it. the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 28 11 And when the king of Moab saw that the 6 11 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the battle was too sore for him, he took with lins same time, and numbered all Israel.
seven hundred men that drew swords, to break 7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king through even unto the king of Edom; but they of Judah, saying, The king of Moah hath rebel- could not. led against me: wilt thou go with me against 27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burntas thou art, my people as thy people, and my offering upon the wall. And there was great horses as thy horses.
indignation against Israel: And they depariert 8 And he said, which way shall we go up ? fron hin, and returned to their own land. And he answered, The way through the wilder
CHAP. IV. ness of Edom.
Elisha increaseth the widow's oil
COW there cried a certain woman of the
, N. Judah, and the king of Edom : and they fetched wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elia compass of seven days' journey: and there was sha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; no water for the host, and for the cattle that fol- and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the lowed them.
LORD: and the creditor is come to take into 10 And the king of Israel said, Alas, that the him my two sons to be bond-men. LORD hath called these three kings together, to 2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do deliver them into the hand of Moab!
for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? 11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a And she said, Thy handmaid hath not any thing prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the in the house save a pot of oil. LORD by him ? And one of the king of Israel's 3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels ; borson of Shaphat which poured water on the bands row not a few. of Elijah.
4 And when thou art eome in, thou shalt shut 12 And Jeloshaphat said, The word of the LORD the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehosha- pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set phat and the king of Edom went down to him. aside that which is full.
13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What 5 So she went from him, and shut the door up have I to do with thee ? get thee to the prophets on her and upon her sons, who brought the vesof thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. sels to her; and she poured out. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for 6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were the LORD hath called these three kings together, full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a to deliver them into the hand of Moab.
vessel. And he said unto her, There is not i 14 And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts liveth, vessel more. And the oil stayed. before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I 7 Then she came and told the man of God regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. and live thou and thy children of the rest.
15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came 8 1 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand Shunem, where was a great woman; and she conof the LORD came upon him.
strained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as 16 And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make oftashe passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread. this valley full of ditches.
9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, 17 For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see I perceive that this is a holy man of God, which wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley passeth by us continually. shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, 10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. on the wall; and let us set for him there a bud. 18 And this is but a light thing in the sight of and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick : and the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into it shall be, when he comieth to us, that he shall your hand
turn in thither. 19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and 11 And it fell on a day, that he camo thither every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there. and stop all wells of water, and mar every good 12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this piece of land with stones.
Sbunammite. And when he had called her, she 20 And it came to pass in the morning, when stood before him. the meat-offering was offered, that behold, there 13 And he said unto him, Say now unto lier, came water by the way of Edom, and the coun- Behold, thou hast been careful for us with ali try was filled with water.
this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest 1 1 And when all the Moabites heard that the thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain kings were come up to fight against them, they of the host? And she answered, I dwell among gathered all that were able to put on armour, mine own people. and upward, and stood in the border.
14 And he said, What then is to be done for 22 And they rose up early in the morning, and her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabiteslchild, and her husband is old.
He raiseth her dead son.
The deadly pottage healed 15 And he said, Call her. And when he had prophets were sitting before him: and he said talled her, she stood in the door.
unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe 16 And he said, About this season, according pottage for the sons of the prophets. to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. 39 Andone wentort into the field to gather herbs, And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild do not lie unto thy handmaid.
gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into 17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son the pot of pottage: for they knew them not. at that season that Elisha had said unto her, ac- 40 So they poured out for the anen to eat. And cording to the time of life.
it came to pass as they were eating of the pot 18 1 And when the child was grown, it fell on a tage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man day, that lic went out to his father to the reapers. of God, there is death in the pet. And they
15 And he said unto his father, My head, my head. could not eat thereof. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. 41 But he said, Tiren bring meal. And he cast
20 And when he had taken him, and brought it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the hiin to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, people, that they may eat. And there was no and then died.
harm in the pot. 21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of 42 1 And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, the man of God, and shut the door upon Irim, and brought the man of God bread of the firstand went out.
fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of 22 And she called unto her husband, and said, corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, unto the people, that they may eat. and one of the asses, that I may run to the man 43 And his servitor said, What! should I set this of God, and come again.
before a hundred nen? He said again, Give the 23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him people, that they may eat: for thus saith the to-day? it is neither new-moon, nor sabbath. LORD, 'They shall eat, and shall leave thereof. And she said, It shall be well.
44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and 24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her left thereof, according to the word of the LORD servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy
CHAP. V. riding for me, except I bid thee.
Elisha healeth Naaman's leprosy. 25.fo Slement and irammentoiles, when the ordan NW. Naawan, captain weather hostief
, this of God saw her afar off, that he said to Genazi master, and honourable, because by him the his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunarmite : LORD had given deliverance unto Syria : he was
26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper. unto her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with 2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, thy husband? Is it well with the child? And and had brought away captive out of the land the answered, It is well.
of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naa27 And when she came to the man of God to man's wife. the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God came near to thrust her away. And the man of my lord were with the prophet that is in SamaGod said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed ria! for he would recover him of his leprosy, within hér: and the LORD hath hid it from me, 4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, and hath not told me.
Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land 28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord ? of Israel. did I not say, Do not deceive me?
5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I 29 Then he said to Gehazi, Girl up thy loins, will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way: departed, and took with him ten talents of silit thou meet any man, salute him not; and if ver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten any salute thee, answer him not again : and lay changes of raiment. any staft upon the face of the child.
6 And he brought the letter to the king of Is 30 And the mother of the child said, As the rael, saying, Now when this letter is come unto Lord livetl, and as thy soul liveth, I will not thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my. leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of
31 And Gelazi passed on before them, and laid his leprosy. thie staff upon the face of the child; but there was 7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went had read the letter, that he rent liis clothes, and again to meet him, and told him, saying, The said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that child is not awaked.
this man doth send unto me to recover a man of 32 And when Elisha was come into the house, his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon luis bed. and
see how he seeketh a quarrel against me. 33 He went in therefore, and shut the door 8 1 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord. had heard that the king of Israel had rent his
34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Whereşut bismoih upon his mouth, and his eyes upon fare kast thou reut thy clothes ? let him come Liis cyes, and his hands upon his hands : and he now to me, and he sliall know that there is a firetched himself upon the child; and the flesh propliet in Ísrael. of the child wared warm.
9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his 35 Then he returned, and walked in the house chariot, and stood at the door of the house of to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself Elisha. upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, 10 And Elisha senta messenger unto him, saying, and the child opened his eyes.
Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh 36 And be called Gehazi, and said, Call this shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. Shunammite. So he called her. And when she 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son. and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come
37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and out to me, and stand, and call on the name of bowed herself to the ground, and took up her the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the €on. and went out.
place, and recover the leper. 38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Dawild a dearth in the land; and the sons of thelmascus, better than all the waters of Israel ? may
Gehazi smitten with lepro
Elisha causeth iron to swim. I not wash in them, and be clean? Bo he turned 5 But as one was selling a beam, the axe-head and went away in a rage.
fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto master ! for it was borrowed. him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid. 6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And th-e do some great thing, wouldest thou not have heshewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, done it ? how much rather then, when he saith and
cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. to thee, Wash, and be clean ?
7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself se- he put out his hand, and took it. ven times in Jordan, according to the saying of 8 # Then the king of Syria warred against Isra the man of God: and his flesh came again like el, and took counsel with his servants, saying, unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. In such and such a place shall be my camp.
15 1 And he returned to the man of God, he and 9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, all his company, and came and stood before him: saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no for thither the Syrians are come down. God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which I pray thee, take a blessing cf thy servant. the man of God told him and warned him of,
16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before and saved himself there, not once nor twice. whom I stand, I will receive none. And he 11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was urged him to take it ; but he refused.
sore troubled for this thing; and he called his 17 and Naaman said, Shall there not then, I servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' me which of us is for the king of Israel ? burden of earth ? for thy servant will henceforth 12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, offer neither burnt-offering nor sacrifice unto O king: but Elisha, the prophct that is in Israel, other gods, but unto the LORD.
teileth the king of Israel the words that thou 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, speakest in thy bed-chamber. that when my master goeth into the house of 13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is, that Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, hand, asid I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. when I bow down myself in the house of Rim- 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and charimon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing. ots, and a great host: and they came by night, 19 And he said unto hiin, Go in peace. So he and compassed the city about. departed from him a little way.
15 And when the servant of the man of God was 20 1 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host comof God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naa-passed the city both with horses and chariots. man this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! that which he brought: but as the LORD liveth, how shall we do ? I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be
21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And with us are more than they that be with them. when Naaman saw him running after him, he 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the said, Is all well ?
LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he 22 And he said, All is well. My master hath saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horsent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come ses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, talent of silver, and two changes of garments. I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them
23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two ta- with blindness, according to the word of Elisha. lents. And he urged him, and bound two talents 19 1 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the of silver in two bags, with two changes of gar- way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I nients, and laid them upon two of his servants; will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But and they lare them before him.
be led them to Samaria. 24 And when he came to the tower, he took them 20 And i: came to pass, when they were come from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, open the and he let the men go, and they departed. eyes of these men, that they may see. And the 25But he wentin,and stood before his master: and LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and beElisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Ge-hold, they were in the midst of Samaria. hazi ? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. 21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when
26 And he said unto him, Went not my heart he saw them, My father, sliall I smite them? shall with thee, when the man turned again from his I snite tkem ? chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive mo- 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: ney, and to receive garments, and olive-yards, wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast ta and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and inen- ken captive with thy sword and with thy bow ? servants, and maid-servants ?
set bread and water before them, that they may 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave eat and drink, and go to their master. unto thee and unto thy seed for ever. And he went 23 And he prepared great provision for thein : out from his presence leper as white as snow. and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent theni CHAP. VI.
away, and they went to their master. So the bands A great famine in Samaria. of Syria came no more into the land of Israel. ND the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, 24 And it code to pass after this, that Ben-hathee is too strait for us.
up, and besieged Samaria. 2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take 25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and thence every man a beam, and let us make us a behol l, they besieged it, until an ass's bead was place there, where we may dwell. And he an- sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth swered, Go ye.
part of a cabof dove's dung for five pieces of silver. 3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go 26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon with thy servants. And he answered, I will go. the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying,
4 So he went with them. And when they caine Help, my lord, O king. to Jordan, they cut down wood.
27 And he said, If the Lord do not help thee,