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17 And the word of the LORD the LORD cast out before the chilcame to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, dren of Israel. .
18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab 27 And it came to pass, when king of Israel, which is in Samaria : Ahab heard those words, that he behold, he is in the vineyard of Na rent his clothes, and put sackcloth both, whither he is gone down to upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay possess it.
in sackcloth, and went softly.
evil upon his house.
rael. 21 Behold, I will bring evil upon 2 And it came to pass in the third thee, and will take away thy poste year, that Jehoshaphat the king of rity, and will cut off from Ahab him Judah came down to the king of that pisseth against the wall, and Israel. him that is shut up and left in Israel, 3 And the king of Israel said un
22 And will make thine house to his servants, Know ye that Ralike the house of Jeroboam the son moth in Gilead is ours, and we be of Nebat, and like the house of still, and take it not out of the hand Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the of the king of Syria ? provocation wherewith thou hast 4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, provoked me to anger, and made Wilt thou go with me to battle to Israel to sin.
Ramoth-gilead ? And Jehoshaphat 23 And of Jezebel also spake the said to the king of Israel, I am as LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat thou art, my people as thy people, Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. my horses as thy horses.
24 Him that dieth of Ahab in 5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the the city the dogs shall eat; and king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, him that dieth in the field shall the at the word of the LORD to day. fowls of the air eat.
6 Then the king of Israel gathered 25 But there was none like unto the prophets together, about four Ahab, which did sell himself to work hundred men, and said unto them, wickedness in the sight of the LORD, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to whom Jezebel his wife stirred up. battle, or shall I forbear? And they
26 And he did very abominably said, Go up; for the LORD shall dein following idols, according to all liver it into the hand of the king. things as did the Ainorites, whom 7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there.
How and the ing.
not here a prophet of the LORD || be answered him, Go, and prosper : besides, that we might enquire of for the LORD shall deliver it into him?
the hand of the king. 8 And the king of Israel said un 16 And the king said unto him, to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one How many times shall I adjure man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by thee that thou tell me nothing but whom we may enquire of the LORD: that which is true in the name of but I hate him ; for he doth not the LORD? prophesy good concerning me, but 17 And he said, I saw all Israel evil. And Jehoshaphat said, Let scattered upon the hills, as sheep not the king say so.
that have not a shepherd : and the 9 Then the king of Israel called LORD said, These have no master: an officer, and said, Hasten hither let them return every man to his Micaiah the son of Imlah.
house in peace. 10 And the king of Israel and 18 And the king of Israel said Jehoshaphat the king of Judah sat unto Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell each on his throne, having put on thee that he would prophesy no their robes, in a void place in the good concerning me, but evil ? entrance of the gate of Samaria ; 19 And he said, Hear thou thereand all the prophets prophesied be fore the word of the LORD: I saw fore them.
the LORD sitting on his throne, and 11 And Zedekiah the son of Che all the host of heaven standing by naanah made him horns of iron : him on bis right hand and on his and he said, Thus saith the LORD, left. With these shalt thou push the 20 And the LORD said, Who Syrians, until thou have consumed shall persuade Abab, that he may them.
go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead ? 12 And all the prophets pro And one said on this manner, and phesied so, saying, Go up to Ra another said on that manner. moth-gilead, and prosper : for the 21 And there came forth a spirit, LORD shall deliver it into the king's and stood before the LORD, and hand.
said, I will persuade him. 13 And the messenger that was 22 And the LORD said unto him, gone to call Micaiah spake unto Wherewith? And he said, I will him, saying, Behold now, the words go forth, and I will be a lying spirit of the prophets declare good unto in the mouth of all his prophets. the king with one mouth : let thy And he said, Thou shalt persuade word, I pray thee, be like the word him, and prevail also : go forth, and of one of them, and speak that do so. which is good.
23 Now therefore, behold, the 14 And Micaiah said, As the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the Lord liveth, what the LORD saith mouth of all these thy prophets, unto me, that will I speak.
and the LORD hath spoken evil 15 So he came to the king. And concerning thee. the king said unto him, Micaiah, 24 But Zedekiah the son of Cheshall we go against Ramoth-gilead naanah went near, and smote Mito battle, or shall we forbear? And caiah on the cheek, and said, Which
way went the Spirit of the LORD | from me to speak unto thee?
25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an inner chamber to hide thyself.
26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back unto Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
28 And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, 0 people, every one of you.
29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.
30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty and two captains that had rule over his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to fight against him : and Jehoshaphat cried out.
33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
34 And a certain man drew a bowl
at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the har. ness : wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry me out of the host; for I am wounded.
35 And the battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even: and the blood ran out of the wound into the midst of the chariot.
36 And there went a proclamation throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his own country.
37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria ; and they buried the king in Samaria.
38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria ; and the dogs licked up his blood; and they washed his armour ; according unto the word of the LORD which he spake.
39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he made, and all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
41 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
42 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old when he began to reign ; and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilbi.
43 And he walked in all the ways of Asa his father; he turned not
aside from it, doing that which was| Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my right in the eyes of the LORD: ne servants go with thy servants in vertheless the high places were not the ships. But Jehoshaphat would taken away; for the people offered not. and burnt incense yet in the high 50 And Jehoshaphat slept with places.
his fathers, and was buried with his 44 And Jehoshaphat made peace fathers in the city of David his fawith the king of Israel.
ther : and Jehoram his son reigned 45 Now the rest of the acts of in his stead. Jehoshaphat, and his might that he 51 Abaziah the son of Ahab beshewed, and how he warred, are gan to reign over Israel in Samaria they not written in the book of the the seventeenth year of Jehoshachronicles of the kings of Judah ? phat king of Judah, and reigned
46 And the remnant of the so two years over Israel. domites, which remained in the days 52 And he did evil in the sight of his father Asa, he took out of the of the LORD, and walked in the land.
way of his father, and in the way 47 There was then no king in of his mother, and in the way of Edom: a deputy was king.
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who 48 Jehoshaphat made ships of made Israel to sin : Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold : 53 For he served Baal, and worbut they went not; for the ships shipped him, and provoked to anger were broken at Ezion-geber.
the LORD God of Israel, according 49 Then said Ahaziah the son of to all that his father had done.
ed back unto him, he said unto from heaven, and consumed him them, Why are ye now turned and his fifty. back?
13 And he sent again a captain 6 And they said unto him, There of the third fifty with his fifty. And came a man up to meet us, and the third captain of fifty went up, said unto us, Go, turn again unto and came and fell on his knees bethe king that sent you, and say fore Elijah, and besought him, and unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is said unto him, O man of God, I it not because there is not a God in pray thee, let my life, and the life Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of these fifty thy servants, be preof Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? cious in thy sight. therefore thou shalt not come down 14 Behold, there came fire down from that bed on which thou art from heaven, and burnt up the twogone up, but shalt surely die.
captains of the former fifties with 7 And he said unto them, What their fifties : therefore let my life manner of man was he wbich came now be precious in thy sight. up to meet you, and told you these 15 And the angel of the LORD words?
said unto Elijah, Go down with 8 And they answered him, He him : be not afraid of him. And was an hairy man, and girt with a he arose, and went down with him girdle of leather about his loins. unto the king. And he said, It is Elijah the Tish 16 And he said unto him, Thus bite.
saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou 9 Then the king sent unto him hast sent messengers to enquire of a captain of fifty with his fifty. Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it And he went up to him : and, be not because there is no God in Israel hold, he sat on the top of an hill. to enquire of his word ? therefore And he spake unto him, Thou man thou shalt not come down off that of God, the king hath said, Come bed on which thou art gone up, but down.
shalt surely die. 10 And Elijah answered and said 17 So he died according to the to the captain of fifty, If I be a man word of the LORD which Elijah had of God, then let fire come down spoken. And Jehoram reigned in from heaven, and consume thee and his stead in the second year of Je thy fifty. And there came down fire horam the son of Jehoshaphat king from heaven, and consumed him of Judah ; because he had no son. and his fifty.
18 Now the rest of the acts of 11 Again also he sent unto him Ahaziah which he did, are they not another captain of fifty with his written in the book of the chronja fifty. And he answered and said cles of the kings of Israel? unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.
CHAP. II. 12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a man of God, AND it came to pass, when the let fire come down from heaven, LORD would take up Elijah into and consume thee and thy fifty. heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah And the fire of God came down went with Elisha from Gilgal.