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Rehoboan's wicked reign. CHAP. xy.

Asa's good reign. 309 and one years old when he began to reign, | manded him all the days of his life, save and he reigned seventeen years in Jerusa- | only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite. lem, the city which the LORD did choose 6 And there was war between Rehoboout of all the tribes of Israel, to put his am and Jeroboam all the days of his life. name there. And his mother's name 7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, was Naamah an Ammonitess.

and all that he did, are they not written 22 And Judah did evil in the sight of in the book of the chronicles of the kings the LORD, and they provoked him to ll of Judah? And there was war between jealousy with their sins which they had Abijam and Jeroboam. committed, above all that their fathers 1 8 And Abijam slept with his fathers ; had done.

and they buried him in the city of David : 23 For they also built them high places, and Asa his son reigned in his stead. and images and groves, on every high 99 And in the twentieth year of Jerohill, and under every green tree.

boam king of Israel reigned Asa over Ju24 And there were also sodomites in the dah. land: and they did according to all the a | 10 And forty and one years reigned he bominations of the nations which the || in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was LORD cast out before the children of Israel. | Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.

25 | And it came to pass in the fifth year 11 And Asa did that which was right of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his Egypt came up against Jerusalem:

father. 26 And he took away the treasures of 12 And he took away the soclomites the house of the LORD, and the treasures out of the land, and removed all the idols of the king's house ; he even took away that his fathers had made. all; and he took away all the shields of 13 And also Maachah his mother, even gold which Solomon had made.

her he removed from being queen, because 27 And king Rehoboam made in their | she had made an idol in a grove; and Asa stead brazen shields, and committed them destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the unto the hands of the chief of the guard, brook Kidron.' which kept the door of the king's house. 14 But the high places were not re

28 And it was so, when the king went | moved : nevertheless Asa's heart was perinto the house of the LORD, that the fect with the LORD all his days. guard bare them, and brought them back 15 And he brought in the things which into the guard chamber.

his father had dedicated, and the things 29 Now the rest of the acts of Reho which himself had dedicated, intothe house boam, and all that he did, are they not of the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels. written in the book of the chronicles of | 16 | And there was war between Asa the kings of Judah ?

and Baasha king of Israel all their days. 30 And there was war between Reho 17 And Baasha king of Israel went up boam and Jeroboam all their days. against Judah, and built Ramah, that he

31 And Rehoboam slept with his fa- might not suffer any to go out or come in thers, and was buried with his fathers in to Asa king of Judah. the city of David. And his mother's | 18 Then Asa took all the silver and the name tuas Naamah an Ammonitess. And Il gold that were left in the treasures of the Abijam his son reigned in his stead. house of the LORD, and the treasures of CHĂP. XV.

the king's house, and delivered them into 1 Abijan's wicked reign. 8 Asa succeed the hand of his servants : and king Asa

eth lim. 24 He dying, Jehoshaphat suc- || sent them to Ben-hadad, the son of Tab

ceedeth. 33 Baasha's wicked reign. rimon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, N OW in the eighteenth year of king that dwelt at Damascus, saying,

W Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned 19 There is a league between me and Abijam over Judah.

thce, and between my father and thy fa2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. ther: behold, I have sent unto thee a presAnd his mother's name was. Maachah, ent of silver and gold; come and break the daughter of Abishalom.

thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that 3 And he walked in all the sins of his fa- || he may depart from me. ther, which he had done before him ; and 20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto king his heart was not perfect with the LORD Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts his God, as the heart of David his father. which he had against the cities of Israel,

4 Nevertheless, for David's sake did the and smote ljon, and Dan, and Abel-bethLORD his God give him a lamp in Jerusa | maachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the lem, to set up his son after him, and to | land of Naphtali. establish Jerusalem :

21 And it came to pass, when Baasha 5 Because David did that which was || hcard thereof, that he left off building of right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned || Ramalı, and dwelt in Tirzah. not aside from any thing that he com- .! 22 Then king Asa made a proclama310 Baaslia's cvicked reign. I. KINGS. Zimri's consfriracy against Elnha tion throughout all Judah ; none was, the dust, and made thee prince over my exempted i and they took away the people Israel; and thou hast walked in the stones of Ramah, and the timber thereof, way of Jeroboam, and hast made my peowherewith Baasha had builded ; and king ple Israc1 to sin, to provoke me to anger Asa built with them Geba of Benjamin, with their sins ; and Mizpah.

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity 23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all of Baasha, and the posterity of his house ; his might, and all that he did, and the cit- and will make thy house like the house of jes which he built, are they not written in Jeroboam the son of Nebat. the book of the chronicles of the kings of 4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city Judah ? Nevertheless in the time of his old shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of age he was diseased in his feet.

his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat. 24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and 5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, was buried with his fathers in the city of and what he did, and his might, are they David his father ; and Jehoshaphat his not written in the book of the chronicles son reigned in his stead.

of the kings of Israel? 25 | And Nadab the son of Jeroboam I 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and began to reign over Israel in the second was buried in Tirzah : and Elah his son year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned reigned in his stead. over Israel two years.

7 And also by the hand of the prophet 26 And he did evil in the sight of the Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of LORD, and walked in the way of his fa- ll the Lord against Baasha, and against his ther, and in his sin wherewitin he made house, even for all the evil that he did int Israel to sin.

the sight of the Lord, in provoking him 27 f And Baaslia the son of Ahijah, of the to anger with the work of his hands, in house of Issachar, conspired against him ; being like the house of Jeroboam ; and and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, because he killed him. which belonged to the Philistines; for Na- 8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa dab and all Ísrael laid siege to Gibbethon. | king of Judah began Elah the son of

28 Even in the third year of Asa king | Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reign- years. ed in his stead.

9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half 29 And it came to pass, when he reign- his chariots, conspired against him, as he ed, that he smote all the house of Jero- was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in boam ; he left not to Jeroboam any that the house of Arza steward of his house in breathed, until he had destroyed him, Tirzah. according unto the saying of the LORD, 10 And Zimri went in and smote him, which he spake by his servant Ahijah the and killed him, in the twenty and seventh Shilonite :

year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in 30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which his stead. he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, 11 | And it came to pass, when he began by his provocation wherewith he provok- to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, eď the LORD God of Israel to anger. that he slew all the house of Baasha :

31 f Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, he left him not one that pisseth against and all that he did, are they not written a wall, neither of his kinsfolk, nor of his in the book of the chronicles of the kings friends. of Israel?

| 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house 32 And there was war between Asa of Baasha, according to the word of the and Baasha king of Israel all their days. | LORD, which he spake against Baasha by

33 In the third year of Asa king of Ju- Jehu the prophet, dah began Baasha the son of Ahijah tol 13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the reign over all Israel in Tirzah, twenty sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and four years.

ll and by which they made Israel to sin, in 34. And he did evil in the sight of the provoking the LORD God of Israel to anLORD, and walked in the way of Jero-ger with their vanities. boam, and in his sin wherewith he made 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elahi, Israel to sin.

and all that he did, are they not written CHAP. XVI.

in the book of the chronicles of the kings i Jehu's prophecy against Baasha. 8 of Israel?

Zimri's conspiracy." 29 Ahab's wicked 15 9 In the twenty and seventh year of reign. 34 Joshua's curse upon the re- Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven builder of Jericho fulfilled."

days in Tirzah. And the people were THEN the word of the LORD came to encamped against Gibbethon, which be

1 Jehu the son of Hanani against Baa- || longed to the Philistines. slia, saying,

16 And the people that were encamped 2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of || heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath

Omri's wicked reign. CHAP. xvii. Elijah's firophecy against Ahad. 313 also slain the king : wlierefore all Israel, in the house of Baal, which he had built made Omri, the captain of the host, king 1 in Sainaria. over Israel that day in the camp. | 33 And Ahab made i grove ; and Ahaly

17 And Omri went up from Gibbe- did more to provoke the LORD God of thon, and all Israel with him, and they Israel to anger than all the kings of Israbesieged Tirzah.

el that were before himn. 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri 34 In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite saw that the city was taken, that he went build Jericho : he laid the foundation into the palace of the king's house, and thereof in Abiram his first-born, and set burnt the king's house over him with fire, | up the gates thereof in his youngest 80 and died,

Segub, according to the word of the LORD, 19 For his sins which he sinned in do which he spake by Ja slina the son of Nu ing evil in the sight of the LORD, in walk

CHAP, XV il. ing in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin i Elijah prophesying against Ahab, ir which he did, to make Israel to sin.

sent to Cheritli, where the ravens feed 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, him. 8 He is sent to the widow of Zareand bis treason that he wrought, are they phath. 17 He raiseth the widow's son. not written in the book of the chronicles AND Elijah the Tishbite who was of of the kings of Israel ?

A the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto 21 [ Then were the people of Israel di- !! Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, vided into two parts: half of the people before whom I stand, there shall not be followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make hi dew nor rain these years, but according him king ; and half followed Omri. to my word.

22 But the people that followed Omri 2 And the word of the LORD came unprevailed against the people that followed to him, saying,

Tibni the son of Ginath : so Tibni died, || 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastand Omri reigned.

ward, and hide thyself by the brook Chc23 f In the thirty and first year of Asa | rith, that is before Jordan. king of Judah began Omri to reign over || 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink Israel, twelve years: six years reigned he of the brook; and I have commanded tlie in Tirzah.

ravens to feed thee there. 24 And he bought the hill Samaria of 5 So he went and did according unto Shemer for two talents of silver, and built | the word of the Lord: for he went and on the hill, and called the name of the dwelt by the brook Cheriin, that is becity which he built, after the name of fore Jordan. Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

6 And the ravens brought him bread 25 F But Omri wrought evil in the eyes and flesh in the morning, and bread and of the LORD, and did worse than all that flesh in the cvening; and he drank of the avere before him.

brook. 26 For he walked in all the way of Jer- 7 And it came to pass after a while, oboam the son of Nebat, and in his sin that the brook dried up, because there wherewith he made Israel to sin, to pro | had been no rain in the land. voke the LORD God of Israel to anger 8. And the word of the LORD came with their vanities.

unto him, saying, 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which which he did, and his might that he shew-l belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: beed, are they not written in the book of the hold, I have commanded a widlow womchronicles of the kings of Israel ? || an there to sustain thee.

28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and 10 So le arose and went to Zarephath, was buried in Samaria : and Ahab his son And when he came to the gate of the cireigned in his stead.

ty, behold, the widow woman was there 29 || And in the thirty and eighth year i gathering of sticks: and he called to her, of Asa king of Judah began Ahab the son and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab water in a vessel, that I may drink. the son of Omri reigned over Israel in ' 11 And as she was going to fetch it, be Samaria twenty and two years.

called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. in the sight of the LORD above all that I 12 And she said, As the LORD thy Gol were before him.

liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a a light thing for him to walk in the sins cruse: and behold, I am gathering two of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Eth and my son, that we may eat it, and die. baal king of the Zidonians, and went and 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; served Baal, and worshipped him.

go and do as thou hast said: but make 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal Il me thereof a little cake first, and bring it 312 Elijah raiseth the widlow's sort. I. KINGS.

He piecteth Obadiah. unto me, and after make for thee and for took an hundred prophets, and hid thein uy son.

|| by fifty in a cave, and fed them with 14 For thus saith the LORD God of l bread and water.) Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, 5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go inneither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the to the land, unto all fountains of water, day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the || and unto all brooks: peradventure we may earth.

find grass to save the horses and mules a15 And she went and did according to live, that we lose not all the beasts. the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, 1 6 So they divided the land between and her house, did eat many days. them to pass throughout it: Ahab went

16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, one way by himself, and Obadiah went neither did the cruse of oil fail, according | another way by himself. to the word of the LORD, which he spake 7 | And as Obadiah was in the way, beby Elijah.

hold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, 17 And it came to pass after these | and fell on his face, and said, Art thou things that the son of the woman, the that my lord Elijah ? mistress of the house, felì sick ; and his 8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell sickness was so sore, that there was no i thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here, breath left in him.

9 And he said, What have I sinned, that 18 And she said unto Elijah, What || thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the have I to do with thee, O thou man of hand of Ahab to slay me? God ? art thou come unto me to call | 10 As the LORD thy God liveth, there my sin to remembrance, and to slay my | is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord son?

hath not sent to seek thee : and when 19 And he said unto her, Give me thy | they said, He is not there ; he took an cath son. And he took him out of her bosom, || of the kingdom and nation, that they and carried him up into a loft, where he || found thee not. abode, and laid him upon his own bed. 11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy

20 And he cried unto the LORD, and || lord, Behold, Elijah is here. said, O Lord my Gol, hast thou also | 12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as brought evil upon the widow with whom I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of I sojourn, by slaying her son ?

the LORD shall carry thee whither I 21 And he stretched himself upon the know not; and so when I come and tell child three times, and cried unto the || Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall LORD, and said, O LORD my God, Islay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD pray thee, let this child's soul come into from my youth. him again.

13 Was it not told my lord what I did 22 Ånd the LORD heard the voice of when Jezebel slew the prophets of the Elijah ; and the soul of the child came || LORD, how I hid an hundred men of the into him again, and he revived.

Lord's prophets by fifty in a cave, and 23 And Elijah took the child, and || fed them with bread and water? brought him down out of the chamber in- 14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy to the house, and delivered him unto his lord, Behold, Elijah is here : and he shall mother : and Elijah said, Sce, thy son || slay me.

i5 And Elijah said, As the Lord of 24 | And the woman said to Elijah, lhosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will ! Now by this I know that thou art a man | surely shew myself unto him to-day.

of God, and that the word of the LORD in 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and thy mouth is truth.

told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah. CHAP. XVIII.

17 1 And it came to pass, when Ahab 1 Elijah meeteth with Obadiah. 17 Hc | saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art

reproveth Ahab, and convinceth Baal's I thou he that troubleth Israel? prophets. 41 He obtaineth rain.

18 And heanswered, I have not troubled AND it came to pass after many days, || Israel ; but thou, and thy father's house, M that the word of the LORD came to in that ye have forsaken the commandEljah in the third year, saying, Go, shewments of the LORD, and thou hast followthyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain led Baalim. upon the earth.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to 2 And Elijah went to shew himself un- me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and to Ahab. And there was a sore famine || the prophets of Baal four hundred and in Samaria.

Il fifty, and the prophets of the groves four 3 And Ahab called Obadialı, which | hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table. was the governor of his house. (Now 20 So Ahab sent unto all the children Obadiah feared the LORD greatly : l of Israel, and gathered the prophets to

4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off gether unto mount Carmel. the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah II 21 And Elijah came unto all the people,

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Elijah convinceth Baas Prophets, CHAP. XIX.

and obaineth rain. 313 and said, How long halt ve between two 11 said, Do it the third time. And they did opinions? if the LORD be God, follow it the third time. him : but if Baal, then follow him. And 35 And the water ran round about the people answered him not a word. the altar ; and he filled the trench also

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, with water. even I only, remain a prophet of the || 36 And it came to pass at the time of the LORD ; but Baal's prophets are four offering of the cvering sacrifice, that Elihundred and fifty men.

jah the prophet came near, and said, 23 Let them therefore give us two bul- || Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of locks; and let them choose one bullock | Israel, let it be known this day that thou for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and art God in Israel, and that I am thy serlarit on wood, and pait no fire under: and | vant, and that I have done all these things I will dress the other bullock, and lay it || word. on wood, and put no fire under :

37 Hear me, () LORD, hear me, that 24 And call ye on the name of your this people may know that thou art the gols, and I will call on the name of the LORD God, and that thou hast turned LORD : and the god that answereth by || their heart back again. fire, let him be God. nd all the people 38 Then the tire of the LORD fell, and answered and said, It is well spoken, consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the

35 And Elijah suid unto the prophets of wood, and the stones, and the dust, and Bral, Choose you one bullock for your- licked up the water that was in the scives, and dress it first; for reare many ; | trench. and call on the name of your gods, but l S9 And when all the people saw it, they put no fire wonder.

fell on their faces : and they said, The 96 And they took the bullock which Lorn, he is the God; the LORD, he is , was given them, and they dressed it, and the God. bile on the name of Baal from morning 40 And Elijah said unto them, Take even imtil 10011, saying, () Bial, hear us. | the prophets of Baal; let not one of them But there is no voice, nor any that an- escape. And they took them : and Elijah swered. And they leaped upon the altar brought them down to the brook Kishon, which was made.

and slew them there. 27 And it came to pass at noon, that 41 | And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : thee up, eat and drink ; for there is a for he is a god; either he is talking, or he sound of abundance of rain. is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or per 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to adventure he sleepeth, and must be a drink. And Elijah went up to the top of waked.

Carmel ; and he cast himself down upon 28 And they cried aloud, and cut them- || the earth, and put his face between his selves after their manner with knives and knees, lancets, till the blood gushed out upon 43 And said to his servant, Go up now, them.

look toward the sea. And he went up 29 And it came to pass, when mid-day and looked, and said, There is nothing. was past, and they prophesied until the And he said, Go again seven times. line of the offering of the evening sacri 44 And it came to pass at the seventh fice, that there was neither voice, nor any time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a to answer, nor any that regarded.

little cloud out of the sea, like a man's 30 And Elijah said unto all the people, | hand. And he said, Go up, say unto ACome near unto me. And all the people hai), Prepare thy chariot, and get theo came near unto him. And lie repaired the down, that the rain stop thee not. altar of the Lord that was broken down. 45 and it came to pass in the mean

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, ac while, that the heaven was black with cording to the number of the tribes of the clouds and wind, and there was a great Sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel. LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy 46. And the hand of the LORD was on name:

Elijah ; and he girded up his loins, and ran 32 And with the stones he built an al before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. tar in the name of the LORD: and he

CHAP. XIX. made a trench about the altar, as great as 1 Elijah threatened by Jezebel, is comfort. would contain two measures of seed. ed by an angel. 9 God sendeth him 10

3.3 And he put the wood in order, and anoini Hazuri, Jehu, and Elisha. 19 cut the bulkck in pieces, and laid him on Eüsha follozecih Elijah. the wood, and, Fill four barrels with AND Abil told Jezebel all that Elijah water, and pour it on the burnt-sacritice, (1 had done, and withal how he had and on the wood.

slain all the prophets with the sword. 34 And he said, Do it the second time. 2 Then Jezebel gent a messenger unto And they diel it the second time. Andhe Eliju, saving, So let the gods do to me,

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