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Blijab muteth Obadiah.

CHAP. XVIII.

He reproveth Abab. whom I learn, by flaying her, cave, and fed them with bread and

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thy lord, Behold, Elijah is bere: and 14 And now thou fayeft, Go, tell

21 And he ftretched himself upon the LORD, and faid, O LORD my God, 1 he fhall flay me." the three times, and cried unto pray thee,let this child's foul come into him again.

15 And Elijah faid, As the LORD of will furely thew myfelf unto him to hofts liveth, before whom I fland, X

of Elijah; and the foul of the child day. 22 And the LORD heard the voice came into him again, and he revived. 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, 23 And Elijah took the child, and and told him; and Ahab went to meet

into the houfe, and delivered him unto 17 And it came to pafs, when Ahab his mother: and Elijah faid, See, thy faw Elijah, that Ahab faid unto him,

fon liveth,

24 And the woman faid to Elijah, Art thou he that troubleth Ifrael? Now by this I know that thou art altroubled Ifrael; but thou, and thy fa 18 And he anfwered, I have not man of God, and that the word of the ther's houfe, in that ye have forfaken LORD in thy mouth is truth.

CHAP. XVIIL

the commandments of the LORD, and thou haft followed Baalim.

AND it came to pafs after many to me all Ifrael, unto mount Carmel, days, that

19 Now therefore fend, and gather

me to Elijah in the third year, fay- and fifty, and the prophets of the ing, Go, fhew thyfelf unto Ahab; and groves four hundred, which eat at I will fend rain upon the earth. Jezebel's table.

2 And Elijah went to fhew himfelf 20 So Ahab fent unto all the chil unto Ahab. And there was a fore fa- dren of Ifrael, and gathered the promine in Samaria. 3 And Ahab called Obadiah, which phets together unto mount Carmel. 21 And Elijah came unto all the the governor of bis houfe. (Now people, and faid, How long halt ye be Obadiah feared the LORD greatly: tween two opinions? if the LORD be 4 For it was fo, when Jezebel cut off God, follow him: but if Baal, then the prophets of the LORD, that Oba-follow him. And the people anfwered diah took an hundred prophets, and him not a word.

hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)

22 Then faid Elijah unto the people, 5 And Ahab faid unto Obadiah, Go LORD: but Baal's prophets are four I, even 1 only, remain a prophet of the into the land, unto all fountains of hundred and fifty men:

water, and unto all brooks: peradven- 23 Let them therefore give us two ture we may find grafs to fave the bullocks; and let them choofe one les and males alive, that we lofe not bullock for themfelves, and cut it in all the beafts. 6 So they divided the land between fire under: and I will drefs the other pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no to pafs throughout it: Ahab bullock, and lay it on wood, and pat went one way by himself, and Obadiah no fire under: went another way by himself. behold Elijah met him: and he knew the LORD: and the God that answer And as Obadiah was in the way, gods, and I will call on the name of him, and fell on his face, and faid, Art eth by fire, let him be God. And all

24 And call ye on the name of your

8 And he answered him, I am: go, well spoken. the people answered and faid, it is

teli thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.

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25 And Elijah faid unto the prophets that thou woulden deliver thy fervant yourselves, and drefs it Brit; for ye the faid, What have I finned, of Baal, Choufe you one bullock for into the hand of Ahab, to flay me?

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there is no nation norkingdom,whither 26 Andthey took the bullock which the LORD thy God liveth, your gods, but put no fire under. are many; and call on the name of tmy lord hath not fent to feek thee:was given them, and they dreffed it, and when they faid, He is not there and called on the name of Haal from Book an oath of the kingdons and norning even until noon, faying, o nation, that they found thee not. Baal,hear us. But there was no voice,

11And now thou fayeit, Go, tell thy nor any that anfwered. And they

lord, Behold, Elijah is here.

leaped upon the altar which was made.

12 And it thall come to pass, as soon 27 And it came país at noon, that alam gone from thee, that the Spirit/Elijah mocked them, and faid, Cry of the LORD thall carry thee whither aloud: for he is a god; either he is I know not; and fo when I come and talking, or he is purfuing, or he is in a tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, hejjourney, or peradventure he fleepeth, hail flay me: but I thy fervant fear and must be awaked.

the LORD from my youth.

13 Was it not told my lord what I themfelves after their manner with did when Jezebel flew the prophets of knives and lancets,till the blood guth the LORD, how I hid an hundred men ed out upon them."

28 And they cried aloud, and cut

of the LORD's prophets by fifty in a 29 And it came to pass, when mid

Elijah Aayeib Baals prophets. I. KINGS. He is comforted by an angel.

day was paft, and they prophesied jup, fay unto Ahab, Prepare thy charist, until the time of the offering of the and get thee down, that the rain flop evening facrifice, that there was uei-thee not.

ther voice, nor any to anfwer, nor any 45 And it came to pass in the mean that regarded while, that the heaven was black with 30 And Elijah faid unto all the peo-clouds and wind, and there was a grat ple, Come near unto me. And all the rain. And Ahab rode, and went to people came near unto him. And he Jezreel repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve flones, according to the number of the tribes of the fons of Jacob, unto whom the word

46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and be girded up his lies, and ran before Abab to the entrance of Jezreel.

CHAP. XIX.

Wond of the LORD came, faying, Ifra- AND Ahab told Jezebel all that

el fhall be thy name:

32 And with the ftones he built an altar in the name of the LORD: and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two meafures of feed.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the wood, and faid, Fiil four barrels with water, and pour it on the . burnt facrifice, and on the wood.

34 And he faid, Do it the fecond time And they did it the fecond time. And he faid, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.

35 And the water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench alfe with water.

36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening facrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and faid, LORD God of Abraham, Ifaac, and of Ifrael, let it be known this day that thou art God in Ifrael, and that I am thy fervant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.

37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou haft turned their heart back again.

38 Then the fire of the LORD fell, and confumed the burnt facrifice, and the wood, and the ftones, and the duft, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people faw it, they fell on their faces; and they faid, The LRD, he i the God; the LORD,

-he is the God.

40 And Elijah faid unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them efcape. And they took them:) and lijah brought them down to the brook Kifhon, and flew them there.

4 And Elijah faid unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is a found of abundance of rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he caft himself down upon the earth, and put his face be tween his knees,

43 And faid to his fervant, Go up now, look toward the fea. And he went ap, and looked, and faid, There i. nothing. And he faid, Go again feven times

44 And it came to pafs at the feventh time, that he faid, Behold, there arifeth a little cloud out of the fea, Like a man's hand. And he said, Go

Elijah had done, and withal boy he had lain all the prophets with the word.

2 Then Jezebel fent a meffenger junto Elijah, faying, su let the gud, p to me, and more alfo, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time.

3 And when he faw that, he arofe, and went for his life, and came to Beer-fheba, which belonged to Judah, and left his fervant there.

4But he himself went a day's jour ney into the wilderness, and came and fat down under a juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die; and faid, It is enough; now, LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.

5. And as he lay and flept under Juniper tree, behold, then an ang touched him, and faid unto him, Arie and eat.

6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, auda crufe of water at his head. And be did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

7 And the angel of the LORD came again the fecond time, and touched him, and faid, Arife and eat, because the journey is too great for thee.

8 And he arofe, and did eat and drink, and went in the ftrength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God,

9And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, and he faid unto him, What doelt h here, Elijah?

10 And he faid, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hols: for the children of Ifrael have for faken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and flain thy prophes with the word; and 1, even I sel am left; and they feek my life, to take it away.

II And be faid, Go forth, and fland upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the Lex paffed by and a great and fireng wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD seas not in the carthu-ke:,

12 And after the earthquake a fire: but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a fill fall voice.

Ben-badad be fegeth Samaria. CHAP. XX.

13 And it was fo, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and flood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and faid, What doeft thou here, Elijah!

14 And he faid, have been very jealous for the LORD God of hofts: because the children of Ifrael have forfaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and flain thy prophets with the fword; and 1, even 1 only, am left; and they feek my life, to take it away.

The Syriani are flain,"

6 Yet I will fend my fervants unto thee to morrow about this time, and they hail fearch thine houfe, and the houfes of thy fervants; and it fhalk be, that whatfoever is pleafant in thine eyes, they fhall put it in their hand, and take it away.

7 Then the king of Ifrael called all the elders of the land, and faid, Mark, I pray you, and fee how this man feeketh mifchief: for he fent unto me for my wives, and for my children, and for my filver, and for my gold; and I

denied him not.

8 And all the elders and all the peofaid unto him, Hearken not unto bim, nor confent.

15 And the LORD faid unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilder-ple nefs of Damafcus: and when thou comeft, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:

9 Wherefore he said unto the mef. fengers of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord 16 And Jehu the fon of Nimfhi fhalt the king, All that thou didft fend for thou anoint to be king over Ifrael: and to thy fervant at the firft I will do: but Eliha the fon of Shaphat of Abel- this thing I may not do. And the mer meholah fhalt thou anoint to be pro-fengers departed, and brought him word phet in thy room. again.

17 And it fhall come to pafs, that him that efcapeth the fword of Hazael hall Jehu flay: and him that xha flay. efcapeth from the fword of Jehu thall

18 Yet I have left me feven thousand in Ifrael, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kiffed him.

10 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the fon of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah paffed by him, and caft his

mantle upon him.

20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and faid, Let me, I pray thee, kifs my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee, And he unto him, Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and flew them, and boiled their fleth with the traments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then be arofe and went after Elijah, and

ministered unto him.

CHAP. XX.

AN
ND Ben-hadad the king of Syrla
gathered all his hoft together:
and there were thirty and two kings

10 And Ben-hadad fent unto him, and faid, The gods do fo unto me, and more alfo, if the duft of Samaria fhall fuffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me.

II And the king of Ifrael answered and faid, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on bis barnefs boat himself as he that putteth it off.

12 And it came to pafs, when Benbadad heard this meffage, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pa vilions, that he faid unto his fervants, Set yourfelver in array. And they fe themfelves in array against the city.

13 And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Ifrael, faying," Thus faith the LORD, Haft thou feen all this great multitude? behold, 1 will deliver it into thine hand this days and thou fhalt know that I am the LORD.

14 And Ahab faid, By whom? And he faid, Thus faith the LORD, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he faid, Who fhall order the battle? And he answered,

Thou.

15 Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty two: and after them he numbered all with him, and horfes, and chariots: the people, even all the children of and he went up and belieged Samaria, Ifrael, being feven thoufand.

and warred against it.

And he fent meffengers to Ahab

him, Thus faith Ben-hadad,

3 Thy Alver and thy gold is naine;

16And they went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himselfdrunk

king of Ifrael into the city, and faid in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him. 17 And the young men of the prin thy wives alio and thy children, even ces of the provinces went out firft; and Ben-hadad fent out, and they told and id, My lord, O king, according of Samaria. And the king of Ifrael anfwered him, faying, There are men come out to thy faying, I am thine, and all that

the goodiief, are mine.

I have.

18 And he faid, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; and faid, Thus fpeaketh Ben-badad, take them alive. And the meffengers came again, or whether they be come out for war,

laying, Although 1 have fent unto;

19 So thefe young men of the prin

thee, faying, Thou shalt deliver me ces of the provinces came out of the cithy filver, and thy gold, and thyty, and the army which followed then.

wires, and thy children;

20 And they flew every one is in

The Syrianstwiceoverthrown.1. KINGS. Abab's foolio pity reproved. and the Syrians fled; and Ifrael par- 33 Now the men did diligently ob fued them and Ben hadad the king ferve whether any thing would come of Syria efcaped on an horfe with the from him, and did hailily catch itz horfemen. and they faid, Thy brother Ben-badad. Then he faid, Go ye, bring him. Then Ben-hadad came forth to him; and he caufed him to come up into the

chariot.

2: And the king of Ifrael went out, and finote the horfes and chariots, and new the Syrians with a great flaughter. 22 And the prophet came to the 34 And Ben-badad faid unto him, king of lfrael, and faid unto him, Go, The cities, which may father took from frengthen thyfelf, and mark, and fee thy father, I will restore; and thou what thou doel: for at the return of halt make freets for thee in Damaf the year the king of Syria will come cus, as my father made in Samaria. up against thee. Then faid Abab, i will fend thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and fent hun away.. 35 And a certain man of the fons of the prophets faiduato his neighbour in the word of the LORD, Smite nie. I pray thee. And the man refused to

23 And the fervants of the king of Syria faid unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were fronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and furely we shall be ftronger than they.

24 And do this thing, Take the fuite him. kings away, every man out of his 36 Then faid he unto him, Becanfe place, and put captains in their thou haft not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as foun as thou art

rooms:

25 And number thee an army, like departed from me, a lion hail flav the army that thou haft loft, horfehce. And as foon as he was departed for horfe, and chariot for chariot: from him, a lion found him, and flew and we will fight against them in the him. plain, and furely we fhall be stronger 37 Then he found another man, and than they. And he hearkened unto faid, Smite me, I pray thee. And the their voice, and did fo. nan fmote him, fo that in fuditing he wounded him.

26 And it came to pafs at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight again Ifrael

27 And the children of Ifrael were numbered, and were all prefent, and went again them and the children of Ifrael pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syriaus filled the country.

33 So the prophet departed, and, waited for the ing by the way, and liigaifed Lanuelf with aflies upon his face.

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39 And as the king paffed by, he cried unto the king: and he faid, Thy fervant went out into the midft of the battle; and, behold, a man turned afide, and brought a man unto me, 29 And there came a man of God and faid, Keep this man: if by any and spake unto the king of Ifrael, and means he be inifling, then thail thy faid, Thus faith the LORD, Because life be for his life, or elfe thou the Syrian have fald, The LORD ipay a talent of ilver. God of the bills, but he is not Geal of the valleys, therefore will deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye hali know that I am the LORD. 20 And they pitched one over againfi the other feven days. And fo it was that in the feventh day the battle was joined and the children of Ifrael flew of the syrians an hundred thoufand) footmen in one day.

40 And as thy fervaat was buy here and there, he was gone. And the klag of Ifrael faid unto him, so a th Judgment be; thy felfhaft decided

41 And he hailed, and too, the afhes away from his face, and the king of Ifrael difcerned him that he was of the prophets.

42 And he faid unto him, Thus faith the Loun, Because them halt yo 30 But the reft fied to Aphek, into out of thy hand a man whom I ap. the city; and there a wall fell upon pointed to utter deftruction, therefore twenty and feven thousand of the thy life hall go for his life, and any men that were left. And Ben-hadadfpeople for his people fled, and came into the city, into au 43 Andthe king of Ifracla ent to his inner chamber house heavy and displeated, and came

31 And his fervants fald unto him, to Saraaria Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the houfe of are mer

CHAP. XXI.

came the fe

kiri kits, let us, we pray thee, put A things that Naboth the fear t

fackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon had a vineyard which seas in jezreel our heads, and go out to the king of hard by the palace of Ahab king of Ifrael: peradventure he will fave thy Samaria. life

2 And Ahab fake unto Naboth, 32 So they girded farkcloth on their faying, Give me thy vineyard, that i loins, and put ropes on their heads may have it for a garden of herbs, and came to the king of Ifrael, and because it is near unto my houfe: and faid, Thy fervant Ben-hadad faith II will give thee for e a better vineyard pray thee, let me live. And he faid, than it, or, if it feem good to the, I The yet alive? heh my brother. I will give theethe worth of it in money.

Nabeth unjustly toned.

CHAP. XXII. Abab and Jezebel threatened.

3 And Naboth faid to Ahab, The, king of Ifrael, which is in Samaria: Loup forbid it me, that i should give behold, be is in the vineyard of Na the inheritance of my fathers unto both, whither he is gone down to thee. poffefs it.

4 And Ahab came into his houfe 19 And thou fhalt fpeak unto him, heavy and difpleafed because of the faying, Thus faith the LORD, Haft word whirh Naboth the Jezreelite had; thou killed, and alfo taken poeffion? fpoken to him; for he had faid, I will And thou that speak unto him, faynut give thee the inheritance of myling, Thus faith the LORD, in the fathers. And he laid him down upon place where dogs licked the blood of his, and turned away his face, and Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even would eat no bread.

5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and faid unto him, Why is thy fpirit fo fad, that thou eaten no bread?

thine.

20 And Ahab faid to Elijah, Haft thou found me, mine enemy? And he anfwered. I have found thee: be caufe thou haft fold thyself to work evil in the tight of the Loan.

6 And he faid unto her, Becaufe I (pake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and faid unto him, Give me thy vineyard) 21 Behold, I will bring evil upon. for money; or elfe, if it pleafe thee, thee, and willtakeaway thy potterity, will give thee another vineyard for it:and will cut off from Ahab him that and be answered, I will not give theepeth against the wall, and him that my vineyard. is thut up and left in Ifrael,

7 And Jezebel his wife fald unto him, Doit thou now govern the king dom of Ifrael arife, and cat bread, and let thine heart be merry: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.

8 So he wrote letters in Ahab's name, and fealed them with his feal, and fent the letters unto the elders and the nobles that were in his city, Cwelling with Naboth.

22 And will make thine house like the house of Jeroboam the fon of Nebat, and like the houfe of Basha the fon of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou haft provoked me to anger, and made Ifrael to fin.

23 And of Jezebel alfo fpake the Loxn, faying, The dogs fhall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the city the dogs fhail eat; and him that 9 Aud fhe wrote in the letters, fay-dieth in the field fhall the fowls of the ing, Proclaim a fail, and fet Naboth on tigh among the people:

40 And fet two men, fons of Belial, before him, to bear witness againft him, faying, Thou didit blafphemej God and the king. Andsben carry him cut, and stone him, that he may die.

And the men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who were the shabitants in his city, did as Jezebel Lad font unto them, and as it was written in the letters which he had feat unto them.

12 They proclaimed a faft, and fet Naboth on high among the people.

air eat.

25 But there was none like unto Ahab, which did fell bimfelf to work wickedness in the fight of the LORD, whom Jezebel his wife flirred up

26 And he did very abominably in followingidols, according to all wings as did the Amorites, whom the LORD caft out before the children of Ifrael. 27% And it came to país, when Ahab heard thofe words, that he rent his clothes and put fackcloth upon his fefh, and fafted, and lay in fackcloth, and went foftly."

28 And the word of the LORD came 13 And there came in two men, chil-to Elijah the Tishbite, faying, dren of Belial, and fat before him: 29 Seeft thou how Ahab humbleth and the men of Belial witneffed against himself before me? because he humam, even again Naboth, in the pre-bleth himfelf before me, I will not fence of the people, faying, Naboth bring the evil in his days: but in his lapheme God and the king. Then fon's days will I bring the evil upun they carried him forth out of the city, his house. nd toned him with flones, that he cued.

CHAP. XXII.

14 Then they feat to Jezebel,faying, AND they continued three years

Naboth is toned, and is dead.

without war between Syria and

Ifrael,

15 And it came to pafs, when Je- 2 And it came to pafs in the third teel heard that Naboch was Honed, year, that Jehoshaphat the king of ad was dead, that Jezebel faid to judalicame down to the king of lusel. Ahas, Arife, take poffeffion of the 3 And the king of Ifrael faid unto ineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, his fervants, Know ye that Ramoth in which he refused to give thee for mo-Gilead is our's, and we be ftill, and te for Naboth is not alive, but dead. take it not out of the hand of the king 16 And it came to pafs, when Ahab of Syria? leard that Naboth was dead, that) 4 And he faid unto Jehoshaphat, Anab role up to go down to the vine. Wilt thou go with me to battle to yard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take Ramoth-gilead? And Jehoshaphat faid jacon of it. to the king of Ifrael, Tam as thou art, 17 And the word of the LORD my people as thy people, my horfes ane to Elijah the Tibbite, faying, as thy horfes.

18 Arife, go down to meet Ahabl, 5 And Jehoshaphat faid unto the

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