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with their sins;
016:003 behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasha and his house;
and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam
the son of Nebat.
016:004 Him who dies of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat;
and him who dies of his in the field shall the birds of
the sky eat.
016:005 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did,
and his might, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles
of the kings of Israel?
016:006 Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah;
and Elah his son reigned in his place.
016:007 Moreover by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came
the word of Yahweh against Baasha, and against his house,
both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of Yahweh,
to provoke him to anger with the work of his hands, in being
like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck him.
016:008 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah began
Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah,
[and reigned] two years.
016:009 His servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired
against him. Now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk
in the house of Arza, who was over the household in Tirzah:
016:010 and Zimri went in and struck him, and killed him,
in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned
in his place.
016:011 It happened, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat
on his throne, that he struck all the house of Baasha:
he didn't leave him a single one who urinates on a wall,{or,
male} neither of his relatives, nor of his friends.
016:012 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word
of Yahweh, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet,
016:013 for all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son,
which they sinned, and with which they made Israel to sin,
to provoke Yahweh, the God of Israel, to anger with their vanities.
016:014 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, aren't they
written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
016:015 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri
reign seven days in Tirzah. Now the people were encamped
against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines.
016:016 The people who were encamped heard say, Zimri has conspired,
and has also struck the king: therefore all Israel made Omri,
the captain of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp.
016:017 Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him,
and they besieged Tirzah.
016:018 It happened, when Zimri saw that the city was taken,
that he went into the castle of the king's house, and burnt
the king's house over him with fire, and died,
016:019 for his sins which he sinned in doing that which was evil
in the sight of Yahweh, in walking in the way of Jeroboam,
and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.
016:020 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he did,
aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the
kings of Israel?
016:021 Then were the people of Israel divided into two parts:
half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make
him king; and half followed Omri.
016:022 But the people who followed Omri prevailed against the people
who followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died,
and Omri reigned.
016:023 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri
to reign over Israel, [and reigned] twelve years:
six years reigned he in Tirzah.
016:024 He bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver;
and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city
which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of
the hill, Samaria.
016:025 Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and dealt
wickedly above all who were before him.
016:026 For he walked in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat,
and in his sins with which he made Israel to sin, to provoke Yahweh,
the God of Israel, to anger with their vanities.
016:027 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might
that he shown, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles
of the kings of Israel?
016:028 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria;
and Ahab his son reigned in his place.
016:029 In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah began Ahab
the son of Omri to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son
of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years.
016:030 Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight
of Yahweh above all that were before him.
016:031 It happened, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk
in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took as wife
Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians,
and went and served Baal, and worshiped him.
016:032 He reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal,
which he had built in Samaria.
016:033 Ahab made the Asherah; and Ahab did yet more to provoke Yahweh,
the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel
who were before him.
016:034 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid
the foundation of it with the loss of Abiram his firstborn,
and set up the gates of it with the loss of his youngest
son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke
by Joshua the son of Nun.
017:001 Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the foreigners of Gilead,
said to Ahab, As Yahweh, the God of Israel, lives, before whom
I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years,
but according to my word.
017:002 The word of Yahweh came to him, saying,
017:003 Get you hence, and turn you eastward, and hide yourself
by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.
017:004 It shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have
commanded the ravens to feed you there.
017:005 So he went and did according to the word of Yahweh; for he went
and lived by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan.
017:006 The ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning,
and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.
017:007 It happened after a while, that the brook dried up, because there
was no rain in the land.
017:008 The word of Yahweh came to him, saying,
017:009 Arise, get you to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon,
and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow there
to sustain you.
017:010 So he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the gate
of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks:
and he called to her, and said, Please get me a little water
in a vessel, that I may drink.
017:011 As she was going to get it, he called to her, and said,
Please bring me a morsel of bread in your hand.
017:012 She said, As Yahweh your God lives, I don't have a cake,
but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the jar:
and behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake
it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
017:013 Elijah said to her, Don't be afraid; go and do as you have said;
but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it forth to me,
and afterward make for you and for your son.
017:014 For thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, The jar of meal shall
not empty, neither shall the jar of oil fail, until the day
that Yahweh sends rain on the earth.
017:015 She went and did according to the saying of Elijah:
and she, and he, and her house, ate [many] days.
017:016 The jar of meal didn't empty, neither did the jar of oil fail,
according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Elijah.
017:017 It happened after these things, that the son of the woman,
the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was
so sore, that there was no breath left in him.
017:018 She said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, you man
of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to memory,
and to kill my son!
017:019 He said to her, Give me your son. He took him out of her bosom,
and carried him up into the chamber, where he abode,
and laid him on his own bed.
017:020 He cried to Yahweh, and said, Yahweh my God, have you also brought
evil on the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?
017:021 He stretched himself on the child three times, and cried to Yahweh,
and said, Yahweh my God, please let this child's soul come
into him again.
017:022 Yahweh listened to the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child
came into him again, and he revived.
017:023 Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the
chamber into the house, and delivered him to his mother;
and Elijah said, Behold, your son lives.
017:024 The woman said to Elijah, Now I know that you are a man of God,
and that the word of Yahweh in your mouth is truth.
018:001 It happened after many days, that the word of Yahweh came
to Elijah, in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab;
and I will send rain on the earth.
018:002 Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. The famine was
sore in Samaria.
018:003 Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household.
(Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly:
018:004 for it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Yahweh,
that Obadiah took one hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty
in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.)
018:005 Ahab said to Obadiah, Go through the land, to all the springs
of water, and to all the brooks: peradventure we may find
grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we not lose
all the animals.
018:006 So they divided the land between them to pass throughout it:
Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another
way by himself.
018:007 As Obadiah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him:
and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Is it you,
my lord Elijah?
018:008 He answered him, It is I: go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah [is
here].
018:009 He said, Wherein have I sinned, that you would deliver your
servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me?
018:010 As Yahweh your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom,
where my lord has not sent to seek you: and when they said,
He is not here, he took an oath of the kingdom and nation,
that they didn't find you.
018:011 Now you say, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah [is here].
018:012 It will happen, as soon as I am gone from you, that the Spirit
of Yahweh will carry you I don't know where; and so when I
come and tell Ahab, and he can't find you, he will kill me:
but I your servant fear Yahweh from my youth.
018:013 Wasn't it told my lord what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets
of Yahweh, how I hid one hundred men of Yahweh's prophets
by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water?
018:014 Now you say, Go, tell your lord, Behold, Elijah [is here];
and he will kill me.
018:015 Elijah said, As Yahweh of Armies lives, before whom I stand,
I will surely show myself to him today.
018:016 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him; and Ahab went
to meet Elijah.
018:017 It happened, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said to him,
Is it you, you troubler of Israel?
018:018 He answered, I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your
father's house, in that you have forsaken the commandments
of Yahweh, and you have followed the Baals.
018:019 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to Mount Carmel,
and the prophets of Baal four hundred fifty, and the prophets
of the Asherah four hundred, who eat at Jezebel's table.
018:020 So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered
the prophets together to Mount Carmel.
018:021 Elijah came near to all the people, and said, "How long will you
waver between the two sides? If Yahweh is God, follow him;
but if Baal, then follow him." The people answered him
not a word.
018:022 Then Elijah said to the people, "I, even I only, am left a prophet
of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men.
018:023 Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull
for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood,
and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull,
and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under.
018:024 You call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name
of Yahweh; and the God who answers by fire, let him be God."
All the people answered, "It is well said."
018:025 Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one bull
for yourselves, and dress it first; for you are many;
and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it."
018:026 They took the bull which was given them, and they dressed it,
and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying,
Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any who answered.
They leaped about the altar which was made.
018:027 It happened at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud;
for he is a god: either he is musing, or he is gone aside,
or he is on a journey, or peradventure he sleeps and
must be awakened.
018:028 They cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner
with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out on them.
018:029 It was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until
the time of the offering of the [evening] offering; but there
was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any who regarded.
018:030 Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me; and all
the people came near to him. He repaired the altar of Yahweh
that was thrown down.
018:031 Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes
of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of Yahweh came, saying,
Israel shall be your name.
018:032 With the stones he built an altar in the name of Yahweh;
and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would
contain two measures of seed.
018:033 He put the wood in order, and cut the bull in pieces,
and laid it on the wood. He said, Fill four jars with water,
and pour it on the burnt offering, and on the wood.
018:034 He said, Do it the second time; and they did it the second time.
He said, Do it the third time; and they did it the third time.
018:035 The water ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench
also with water.
018:036 It happened at the time of the offering of the [evening] offering,
that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, Yahweh, the God
of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this
day that you are God in Israel, and that I am your servant,
and that I have done all these things at your word.
018:037 Hear me, Yahweh, hear me, that this people may know
that you, Yahweh, are God, and [that] you have turned their
heart back again.
018:038 Then the fire of Yahweh fell, and consumed the burnt offering,
and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up
the water that was in the trench.
018:039 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces:
and they said, Yahweh, he is God; Yahweh, he is God.
018:040 and Elijah said to them, Take the prophets of Baal; don't let
one of them escape. They took them; and Elijah brought them
down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.
018:041 Elijah said to Ahab, Get you up, eat and drink; for there
is the sound of abundance of rain.
018:042 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. Elijah went up to the top
of Carmel; and he bowed himself down on the earth, and put
his face between his knees.
018:043 He said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea.
He went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing.
He said, Go again seven times.
018:044 It happened at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold,
a small cloud, like a man's hand, is rising out of the sea."
He said, Go up, tell Ahab, Make ready [your chariot],
and get you down, that the rain not stop you.
018:045 It happened in a little while, that the sky grew black
with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain.
Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel:
018:046 and the hand of Yahweh was on Elijah; and he girded up his waist,
and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
019:001 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had
killed all the prophets with the sword.
019:002 Then Jezebel send a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let
the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life
as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
019:003 When he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came
to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
019:004 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came
and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself
that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O Yahweh,
take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
019:005 He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold,
an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.
019:006 He looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked
on the coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drink,
and laid him down again.
019:007 The angel of Yahweh came again the second time, and touched him,
and said, Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.
019:008 He arose, and ate and drink, and went in the strength of that
food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the Mount of God.
019:009 He came there to a cave, and lodged there; and behold,
the word of Yahweh came to him, and he said to him, What are
you doing here, Elijah?
019:010 He said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies;
for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant,
thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword:
and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life,
to take it away.
019:011 He said, Go forth, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh.
Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore
the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh;
but Yahweh was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake;
but Yahweh was not in the earthquake:
019:012 and after the earthquake a fire; but Yahweh was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.
019:013 It was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face
in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entrance
of the cave. Behold, there came a voice to him, and said,
What are you doing here, Elijah?
019:014 He said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies;
for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant,
thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword;
and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life,
to take it away.
019:015 Yahweh said to him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness
of Damascus: and when you come, you shall anoint Hazael
to be king over Syria;
019:016 and Jehu the son of Nimshi shall you anoint to be king over Israel;
and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah shall you anoint
to be prophet in your room.
019:017 It shall happen, that he who escapes from the sword of Hazael
shall Jehu kill; and he who escapes from the sword of Jehu
shall Elisha kill.
019:018 Yet will I leave [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees
which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has
not kissed him.
019:019 So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat,
who was plowing, with twelve yoke [of oxen] before him,
and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over to him,
and cast his mantle on him.
019:020 He left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray you,
kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.
He said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to you?
019:021 He returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen,
and killed them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments
of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate.
Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
020:001 Ben Hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together;
and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots:
and he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it.
020:002 He sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city,
and said to him, Thus says Ben Hadad,
020:003 Your silver and your gold is mine; your wives also and your children,
even the best, are mine.
020:004 The king of Israel answered, It is according to your saying,
my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have.
020:005 The messengers came again, and said, Thus speaks Ben Hadad,
saying, I sent indeed to you, saying, You shall deliver me
your silver, and your gold, and your wives, and your children;
020:006 but I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time,
and they shall search your house, and the houses of your servants;
and it shall be, that whatever is pleasant in your eyes,
they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.
020:007 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land,
and said, Please notice how this man seeks mischief:
for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children,
and for my silver, and for my gold; and I didn't deny him.
020:008 All the elders and all the people said to him, Don't you
listen, neither consent.
020:009 Therefore he said to the messengers of Ben Hadad, Tell my
lord the king, All that you did send for to your servant
at the first I will do; but this thing I may not do.
The messengers departed, and brought him word again.
020:010 Ben Hadad sent to him, and said, The gods do so to me,
and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls
for all the people who follow me.
020:011 The king of Israel answered, Tell him, Don't let him who girds
on [his armor] boast himself as he who puts it off.
020:012 It happened, when [Ben Hadad] heard this message, as he was drinking,
he and the kings, in the pavilions, that he said to his servants,
Set [yourselves in array]. They set [themselves in array]
against the city.
020:013 Behold, a prophet came near to Ahab king of Israel, and said,
Thus says Yahweh, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold,
I will deliver it into your hand this day; and you shall know
that I am Yahweh.
020:014 Ahab said, By whom? He said, Thus says Yahweh, By the young
men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall
begin the battle? He answered, You.
020:015 Then he mustered the young men of the princes of the provinces,
and they were two hundred and thirty-two: and after them
he mustered all the people, even all the children of Israel,
being seven thousand.
020:016 They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself
drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two
kings who helped him.
020:017 The young men of the princes of the provinces went out first;
and Ben Hadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are
men come out from Samaria.
020:018 He said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive,
or whether they are come out for war, taken them alive.
020:019 So these went out of the city, the young men of the princes


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