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JETVOUUM'S Una witperete. 1. KINGS. The prophet's aijobedience.

that is in Judah, and he offered upon king, them they told alfo to their the altar. So did he in Beth-el, fa-father.

crificing unto the calves that he had 12 And their father faid unto them, made: and he placed in Beth-el the What way went he? for his fons had priefs of the high places which he seen what way the man of God went, bad made. which came from Judah.

3350 he offered upon the altar which he had made in Beth-el the fifteenth day of the eighth month, even in the month which he had devifed of his own heart; and ordained a feaft unto the children of lfiael; and he offered upon the altar, and burnt incenfe.


ND, behold, there came a man of

the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam ftood by the altar to burn incense.

13 And he faid unto his fons, Saddle me the afs. So they faddled him the afs: and he rode thereon,

14 And went after the man of God, and found him fitting under an oak: and he faid unto him, Art thou the man of God that cameft from Judah And he faid, I am.

15 Then he faid unto him, Come home with me, and eat bread.

with thee, nor go in with thee: nei ther will I eat bread nor drink water with thee in this place:

2 And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and faid, O 17 For it was faid to me by the word altar, altar, thus faith the LORD; Be-of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no breat hold, a child fhall be born unto the nor drink water there, nor turn again houfe of David, Jofiah by name; and to go by the way that thou cameft. upon thee shall he offer the priests of 18 He faid unto him, I am a prophet the high places that burn incenfe alfo as thou art; and an angel spake upon thee, and men's bones fhall be unto me by the word of the LORD, burnt upon thee. faying, Bring him back with thee into 3 And he gave a fign the fame day, thine houfe, that he may eat bread faying, This is the fign which the and drink water. But he lied unto LORD hath fpoken; Behold, the altar him. hall be rent, and the afhes that are upon it shall be poured out.

19 So he went back with him, and did eat bread in his houfe, and drant

4 And it came to país, when king water. Jeroboam heard the faying of the man

20 And it came to pafe, as they of God, which had cried against the fat at the table, that the word of the altar in Beth-el, that he put forth his LORD came unto the prophet that hand from the altar, faving, Lay hold brought him back: on him. And his hand, which he put 21 And he cried unto the man of forth against him, dried up, fo that God that came from Judah, faying, he could not pull it in again to him. Thus faith the LORD, Forafmuch as 5 The altar alfo was rent, and the thou haft difobeyed the mouth of the alhes poured out from the altar, ac- LORD, and haft not kept the com cording to the fign which the man mandment which the LORD thy God of God had given by the word of the commanded thee,

LORD. 22 But cameft back, and haft eaten 6 And the king answered and faid bread and drunk water in the place, unto the man of God, Intreat now the of the which the LORD did fay to thee, face of the LORD thy God, and pray Ext no bread, and drink no water, thy for me, that my hand may be restored carcafe thall not come unto the fe me again. And the man of God be- pulchre of thy fathers. fought the LORD, and the king's hand 23 And it came to pafs, after he was reftored him again, and became had eaten bread, and after he bad as it was before. drunk, that he faddled for him theal, 7 And the kingfaid unto the man to wit, for the prophet whom he had of God, Come home with me, and re-brought back. fresh thyfelf, and I will give thee a 24 And when he was gone, a lion reward. met him by the way, and flew him: 8 And the man of God faid unto the and his carcafs was caft in the way, king, If thou wilt give me half thine and the afs ftood by it, the lion alio houfe, I will not go in with thee, nei.ftood by the carcafs. ther will I eat bread nor drink water 25 And, behold, men paffed by, and in this place: faw the carcafs caft in the way, and 9 For fo was it charged me by the the lion ftanding by the carcafs: and word of the LORD, faying, Eat no they came and told it in the city where bread, nor drink water, nor turn again the old prophet dwelt. by the fame way that thou cameft. 26 And when the prophet that 10 So he went another way, and re-brought him back from the way heard turned not by the way that he came thereof, he faid, It is the man of God, who was difobedient unto the word of

to Beth el.

11 Now there dwelt an old prophet the LORD: therefore the LORD hath in Beth-el; and his fons came and told delivered him unto the lion, which him all the works that the man of God hath torn him, and flain him, accord had done that day in Beth-el: the ing to the word of the Loan, which words which he had spoken unto the lhe fpake unto him.

The prophet's death and burial. CHAP. XIV.

Jeroboam threatened. 27 And he fpake to his fons, faying, and made thee prince over my people Saddle me the afs. And they faddled Ifrael,


8 And rent the kingdom away from 28 And he went and found his car-the houfe of David, and gave it thee: cafs caft in the way, and the afs and and yet thou haft not been as my ferthe lion ftanding by the carcafs: the vant David, who kept my commandlion had not eaten the carcass, nor ments, and who followed me with all his heart, to do that only which was

torn the ass.

29 And the prophet took up the car-right in mine eyes; tals of the man of God, and laid it 9 But haft done evil above all that upon the afs, and brought it back: were before thee: for thou haft gone and the old prophet came to the city, and made theeother gods, and molten to mourn and to bury him. images, to provoke me to anger, and 30 And he laid his carcafs in his haft caft me behind thy back: own grave; and they mourned over him, Jaying, Alas, my brother!

10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the houfe of Jeroboam, and 31 And it came to país, after he had will cut off from Jeroboam him that buried him, that he fpake to his fons, piffeth againft the wall, and him that faring, When I am dead, then bury is shut up and left in Ifrael, and will me in the fepulchre wherein the man take away the remnant of the house of God is buried; lay my bones befide of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone..

his bones:

32 For the faying which he cried) 11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in by the word of the LORD against the the city fhall the dogs eat; and him altar in Beth.el, and against all the that dieth in the field fhall the fowls houfes of the high places which are of the air eat: for the LORD hath is the cities of Samaria, fhall furely fpoken it.

Come to pass.

12 Arife thou therefore, get thee to 33 After this thing Jeroboam re-thine own houfe: and when thy feet turned not from his evil way, but enter into the city, the child fhall die. nale again of the loweft of the people 13 And all Ifrael fhall mourn for priefts of the high places: whofoever him, and bury him: for he only of would, he confecrated him, and he Jeroboam fhall come to the grave, became one of the priests of the high becaufe in him there is found fome places.

34 And this thing became fin unto the houfe of Jeroboam, even to cut it off, and to deftroy it from off the face

of the earth.


Ifrael in the houfe of Jeroboam.
good thing toward the LORD God of

him up a king over Ifrael, who shall
14 Moreover the LORD fhall raife
cut off the houfe of Jeroboam that
day: but what? even now.

15 For the LORD hall fmite Ifrael,

T that time Abijab the fon of Je-as a reed is fhaken in the water, and At that time b he fhall root up Ifrael out of this 1 And Jeroboam faid to his wife, good land, which he gave to their fa Arife, I pray thee, and difguife thy-thers, and fhall fcatter them beyond felf, that thou be not known to be the the river, because they have made wife of Jeroboam; and get thee to their groves, provoking the LORD to loh: behold, there is Ahijah the anger. prophet, which told me that I bould be king over this people.

16 And he shall give Ifrael up be caufe of the fins of Jeroboam, who did fin, and who made Ifrael to fin.

3And take with thee ten loaves, and cracknels, and a crufe of honey, and 17 And Jeroboam's wife arofe, and go to him; he thall tell thee what departed, and came to Tirzah: and, fill become of the child. when the came to the threshold of the

4 And Jeroboam's wife did fo, and door, the child died: arufe, and went to Shiloh, and came

to the houfe of Ahilah. But Ahijah rael mourned for him, according to 18 And they buried him; and all 1fcould not fee; for his eyes were fet the word of the LORD, which he by malon of his age. And the LORD faid unto Abijah, jah the prophet. fpake by the band of his fervant Ahi Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh tafa thing of thee for her fon; for roboam, how he warred, and how he 19 And the reft of the acts of Je eis fick: thus and thus fhalt thou reigned, behold, they are written in fay unto her: for it thall be, when the book of the chronicles of the kings the cometh in, that the fhall feign of Ifrael.

berfelf to be another woman.

20 And the days which Jeroboam 6 And it was fo, when Ahijah heard reigned were two and twenty years: the found of her feet, as the came in and he flept with his fathers, and the door, that he faid, Come in, Nadab his fon reigned in his dead. thou wife of Jeroboam, why feigneit thu hyfelf to be another? for I am mon reigned in Judah Rehoboam 21 And Rehoboam the son of Soloent to thee with beavy ridings. 7 Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus faith the began to reign, and he reigned fevenwas forty and one years old when he' RD God of Ifrael, Furaímuch as 1 teen years in Jerafalem, the city called thee from among the people, which the LORD did hocfe out of al

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the tribes of Ifrael, to put his name written in the book of the chronicles there. And his mother's name was of the kings of Judah? And there was Naamah an Ammonitefs. war between Abijam and Jeroboam

22 And Judah did evil in the fight of the LORD, and they provoked him to jealoufy with their fins which they bad committed, above all that their fathers had done.

23 For they alfo built them high places, and imagca, and groves, on every high hill, and under every green tree.

24 And there were alfo fodomites in the land; and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD caft out before the children of Ifrael.

8 And Abijam flept with his fathers; and they buried him in the city of David: and Afa his fon reigned in his flead.

9And in the twentieth year of Je roboam king of Ifrael reigned Afa over Judah.

10 And forty and one years reigned he in Jerufalem. And his mother's name wa. Maachab, the daughter of Abishalom.

II And Afa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.

25 And it came to pafs in the fifth 12 And he took away the fodomites year of king Rehoboam, that Shifhak out of the land, and removed all the king of Egyp: came up against Jeru-idols that his fathers had made. falem:

26 And he took away the treafures of the houfe of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's houfe; he even took away all: and he took away all the hields of gold which Solomon had made.

27 And king Rehoboam made in their ftead brafen fhields, and committed them unto the hands of the chief of the guard, which kept the door of the king's house.

28 And it wasjo, when the king went into the houfe of the LORD, that the guard bare them, and brought them back into the guard chamber.

20 Now the reft of the acts of Rehobon, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

30 And there was war between Rehoboam and Jeroboam all their days. 31 And Rehoboam flept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers In the city of David. And his mother's name was Naamah an Ammonitefs. And Abijam his fon reigned in his


CHAP. XV. TOW in the eighteenth year of NOW king Jeroboam the fon of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.

13 And alfo Maachah his mother, even her he removed from being queen, becaufe the had made an idol in a grove; and Afa deftroyed her idol, and burnt it by the brook Kidron.

14 But the high places were not re. moved: nevertheless Afa's heart was perfect with the LORD all his days.

15 And he brought in the things which his father had dedicated, and the things which himfelf had dedi cated, into the houfe of the LORD, filver, and gold, and veffels.

16¶ And there was war between Afa and Baatha king of lfrael all their days.

17 And Baafha king of Ifrael went up againft Judah, and built Ramah, that he might not fuffer any to go out or come in to Afa king of Judah.

18 Then Afa took all the filver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the houfe of the LORD, and the treasures of the king's houfe, and delivered them into the hand of his fervants: and king Afa fent them to Ben-hadad, the fon of Tabrimon, the fon of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt in Damafcus, faying,

19 There is a league between me and thee, and between my father and thy father behold, I have fent unto thee 2 Three years reigned he in Jeru-a prefent of filver and gold; come falem. And his mother's name waand break thy league with Baaba Maschah, the daughter of Abifhalom. king of Ifrael, that he may depart 3 And he walked in all the fins of from me. his father, which he had done before him and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart

of David his father.

4 Nevertheless for David's fake did the LORD his God give him a tamp in Jerufalem, to fet up his fon after him, and to eftablifh Jerufalem:

5 Becaufe David did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, and turned not afide from any thing that he commanded him all the days of his life, fave only in the matter of Uriah the Hittite

20 So Ben-hadad hearkened unto king Afa, and fent the captains of the hofts which he had against the cities of Ifraei, and fmote ljon, and Dan, and Abel-beth-maachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the land of Naphtali

21 And it came to pafs, when building of Ramah, and dwelt in Baafha heard thereof, that he left off Tirzah.

22 Then king Af made a proclama tion throughout all Judab; none was exempted: and they took away the tones of Ramah, and the timber 6 And there was war between Re. thereof, wherewith Beatha had buildhoboam and Jeroboam all the days offed and king Afa built with them his life. Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. 7 Now the rest of the acts of Abi- 23 The reft of all the acts of Afa, jam, and all that he did, are they not land all his might, and all that he did,

***** draing Bagbe. CHAP. XVI. Zimrl's conspiracy. and the cities which he built, are they are they not written in the book of the, not written in the book of the chro-chronicles of the kings of Ifrael? nicles of the kings of Judah? Never. 6 So Baafha flept with his fathers, theles in the time of his old age he and was buried in Tirzah: and Elah was dilealed in his feet.

his fon reigned in his itead.

24 And Afa fk pt with his fathers, and was hired with his fathers in the phet Jehu the fon of Hanani came the 7 And alfo by the hand of the procil of David bis father: and Jeho-word of the LORD againt Bartha, and fhaphat his fon reigned in his fleau. 25 And Nalahthe fon of Jeroboam that he did in the fight of the LORD, against his houfe, even for all the evil began to reign over lfrael in the fe-in provoking him to anger with the cond year of Afa king of Judah, and work of his hands, in being like the reigned over Ifrael two years.

26 And he did evil in the fight of killed him. houfe of Jeroboam; and because he the LORE, and walked in the way of

8 in the twenty and fixth year of

his father, and in his fin wherewith Afa king of Judah began Elah the fon be made Ifrael to fin.

of Baatha to reign over Ifrael in Tir

27 And Baafhs the fon of Ahijah, zah, two years of the house of fachar, contpired

9 And his fervant Zimri, captain of

half eis

af Gibbethon, which belonged to the him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking Phillines for Nadab and all Hrael himself drunk in the houfe of Arza land fiege to Gibbethon.

18 Even in the third year of Af Judai did Bauha day him, and

reigned in his tead.

fteward of his houfe in Tirzah

IO And Zimri went in and smote

him, and killed lir, in the twenty and feventh year of Afa king of Judah, and reigned in his head.

29 And it came to pass, when he reigned, that he fmote all the houfe And it came to pafs, when he of Jeroboam: he left not to Jeroboam: began to reign, as foon as he fat on any that breathed, until he had de- his throne, but he flew all the houfe troyed him, according onto the fay-of Baafha: he left him not one that in of the LORD, watch ne fake by pilleth againit the wall, neither of his his fervaat Ahijah the Shilonite: kinsfolk, nor of his friends.

30 Because of the fins of Jeroboam which be finued, and which he hade raci fin, by his provocation where with he provoked the LORD God of lira: to anger.

houfe of Baafha, according to the 12 Thus did Zimri deftroy all the word of the LORD, which he spake againft Baasha by Jehu the prophet;

13 For all the fins of Baalha, and Now the reft of the acts of Na-the fins of Elah his fon, by which , and all that he did, are they not they finned, and by which they inade written in the book of the chronicles Ifracl to fin, in provoking the LORD vari ies. God of Ifrael to anger with their

of the kings of Ifrael?

32 And there was war between Afa and Baasha king of Ifrael all their days.

33 In the third year of Afa king of Jurah began Baatha the fun of Ahijah to reign over all Ifrael in Tirzah, twenty and four years.

14 Now the reft of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not writ ten in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael?

15 In the twenty andfeventh year 34 And he did evil in the fight of feven days in Tirzah. And the people of Afa king of Judah did Zimri reign the LORD, and walked in the way of were encamped againft Gibbethon, Jean, and in his in wherewith which belonged to the Philifines.

he made ifrael to in


16 And the people that were enTHEN the word of the LORD came fpired, and hath alfo flain the king: camped heard fay, Zimri hath con to Jeha the fun of Hanani against wherefore all frael made Omri, the

2 Forafinuch as 1 exaited thee out that day in the camp.

captain of the hoft, king over Ifrael

of the duft, and made thee prince

17 And Omri went up from Gibbepople Ifrael; and thou haft thou, and all Ifrael with him, and they kelia ihe way of jerobam, and belieged Tirzah

had made my people Ifrael to fin,

provoke me to anger with their faw that the city was taken, that be went into the palace of the king's

18 And it came to pafs, when Zimri

3 Behold, I will take away the pof- houfe, and burnt the king's houfe over terity of Baatha, and the pofterity of him with fire, and died;

his houfe; and will make thy houfe


Ne the hole of Jeroboam the fon of doing evil in the fight of the LORD 19 For his fins which he finned in 4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the land in his fin which he did, to make in walking in the way of Jeroboam,

city hall the dogs eat; and him that Ifrael to fin.

dieth of his in the fields fhall the fowls of the air eat.

20 Now the reft of theacts of Zimri, and his treafon that he wrought, are

5 Now the rest of the acts of Baa- they not written in the book of the Ba, and what he did, and his night, Ichronicles of the kings of Ifrael?


Omri's wicked reign.

I. KINGS. Bhijabræjetvibe widow's Jon•

21 Then were the people of Ifrael, eaftward, and hide thyfelf by the divided intotwo parts: half of the peo-brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. ple followed Tibni the fon of Ginath, 4 And it fhall be, that thou shalt to make him king; and half followed drink of the brook; and I have comOmri. manded the ravens to feed thee there.

22 But the people that followed 5 So he went and did according unto Omri prevailed against the people the word of the Loan: for he went that followed Tibni the fon of Ginath: and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that fo Tibni died, and Omri reigned. is before Jordan.

23 In the thirty and first year of Afaking of Judah began Omri to reign over Ifrael, twelve years: lix years reigned he in Tirzah.

24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of filver, and built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, owner of the hill, Samaria.

25 But Omri wrought evil in the eyes of the LORD, and did worfe than all that were before him.

26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, and in his fin wherewith he made Ifrael to fin, to provoke the LORD God of lfrael to anger with their vanities.

27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he thewed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ifrael?

28 So Omri flept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his fon reigned in his ftead.

6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening: and he drank of the brook.

7 And it came to pafs after a while that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 8

And the word of the LORD came unto him, faying,

9 Arife, get thee to Zarephath, which belongetb to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to fuftain thee.

IO So he arofe and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of flicks: and he called to her, and faid, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a veifel, that I may drink.


II And as fhe was going to fetch it, he called to her, and faid, Bring me, pray thee, a morfel of bread in thine hand.

12 And the faid, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an 29 And in the thirty and eighth handful of meal in a barrel, and a year of Afa king of Judah began Ahabittleoil in a crufe: and, behold, I am the fon of Omri to reign over Ifrael: gathering two fticks, that I may go and Ahab the fon of Omri reigned over in and drefs it for me and my fon, that Ifrael in Samaria twenty and two we may eat it, and die. years.

30 And Ahab the fon of Omri did evil in the fight of the LORD above all that were before him.

13 And Elijah faid unto her, Fear not; go, and do as thou haft faid: but make me thereof a little cake firft, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy fon.

31 And it came to pafs, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in 14 For thus faith the LORD God of the fins of Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, Ifrael, The barrel of meal fhall not that he took to wife Jezebel the wafte, neither fhall the crufe of oil daughter of Ethbaa! king of the Zido-fail, until the day that the LORD nians, and went and ferved Baal, and fendeth rain upon the earth. worshipped him.

32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the houfe of Baal, which he had built in Samaria.

Is And the went and did according to the faying of Elijab: and the, and he, and her houfe, did eat many days.

16 And the barrel of meal wafted 33 And Ahab made a grove; and not, neither did the crufe of oil fail, Ahab did more to provoke the LORD according to the word of the LORD, God of Ifrael to anger than all thejwhich he spake by Elijah. kings of Ifrael that were before him. 17 And it came to pafs after thefe 34in his days did Hiel the Beth-things, that the fon of the woman, the elite build Jericho: he laid the foun-mifrefs of the houfe, fell fick; and dation thereof in Abiram his fritborn, his fick nefs was fo fore, that there and fet up the gates thereof in his was no breath left in him. youngest on Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he pake by Johua the fun of Nun.


18 And the faid unto Elijah, What have 1 to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my fin to remembrance, and to flay my fon?

ND Elijah the Timhbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, faid 19 And he faid unto her, Give me unto Abab. Astije LORD God of Ifrael thy fon. And he took him out of her liveth, before whom I fiand, therejbofom, and carried him up into a loft, fhall not be dew nor rain theic years, where he abode, and laid him upon his but according to my word. town bed.

And the word of the LORD came

unfo him, faying,

Get thee hence, and turn thee

20 And he cried unto the LORD, and faid, O LORD my God, halt thou alfo brought evil upon the widow with

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