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to the Philistines.

16 And the people that were encamped
heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath
also slain the king : wherefore all Israel made
Omri, the captain of the host, king over
Israel that day in the camp.

17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon,
and all Israel with him, and they besieged

18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw
that the city was taken, that he went into
the palace of the king's house, and burnt the
king's house over him with fire, and died,

19 For his sins which he sinned in doing
evil in the sight of the Lord, ' in walking in
the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which
he did, to make Israel to sin.

20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and
his treason that he wrought, are they not
written in the book of the Chronicles of the
kings of Israel ?

21 IF Then were the people of Israel divid-
ed into two parts : half of the people followed
Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king;
and half followed Omri.

22 But the people that followed Omri
prevailed against the people that followed
Tibni the son of Ginath : so Tibni died, and
Omri reigned.

23 IT In the thirty and first year of Asa king
of Judah began Omri to reign over Israel,
twelve years : six years reigned he in Tirzah.

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


Allah's wiched reign.

25 IBut »Omri wrought evil in the eyes
of the Lord, and did worse than all that
were before him.

26 For he "walked in all the way of Jero-
boam the son of Nebat, and in his sin where-
with he made Israel to sin, to provoke the
Lord God of Israel to anger with their
^ vanities.

27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri
which he did, and his might that he shewed,
are they not written in the book of the Chro-
nicles of the kings of Israel ?

28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and
was buried in Samaria : and Ahab his son
reigned in his stead.

29 IF And in the thirty and 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 and two years.

30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in
the sight of the Lord above all that were
before him.

31 And it came to pass, fas if it had been
a light thing for him to walk in the sins of
Jeroboam the son of Nebat, ^that he took to
wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of
the ^ Zidonians, " and went and served Baal,
and worshipped him.

32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in
''the house of Baal, which he had built in

33 ''And Ahab made a grove ; and Ahab
■^did more to provoke the Lord God of Israel
to anger than all the kings of Israel that
were before him.

34 II In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite
build Jericho : he laid the foundation thereof
in Abiram his first-born, and set up the gates
thereof in his youngest son Segub, * according
to the word of the Lord, which he spake by
Joshua the son of Nun.


1 Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Che-
rith, where the ravens feed him. 8 He is sent to the
widoio of Zarephath. 17 He raiseth the widow's son.
24 The woman believeth him.

AND t Elijah the Tishbite, who was of
the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto
Ahab, "^5 the Lord God of Israel liveth,
''before whom I stand, ■= there shall not be
dew nor rain ^ these years, but according to
my word.

2 And the word of the Lord came unto
him, saying,

3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward,
and hide thyself by. the brook Cherith, that
is before Jordan.

4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of


■ Before





about 910.

t Mic. 6. 16.

u ver. 19.

X ver. 13.

t Heb. at

the end of


e Obad. 20.

Luke 4. 20,




t Hob. was

it a lishl

thing. <S-c.

y DeuU 7. 3.

7. Juds. 18.
a'ch. 21. 25.


2 Kinen 10.

18. 1 17. 16.

b 2 Kings 10.

21, 26, 27.

2 King.

):). 6. & 17.

10. & 21. 3.

Jer. 17. 2.

d vor. 30.

ch. 21. 25.

e Josh. 6.

t Heb.



II Or, a full


t Hcb. hy

the hand of.

about 910.

t Hcb.

Luke 1. 17.

& 4. 25,
be is called


a 2 Kings 3.
b bout. 10.

f Sec Luke


c Jam. 5. 17.

d Luke 4.


Elijah is fed by ravens.

the brook; and I have commanded the ravens
to feed thee there.

5 So he went and did according unto the
word of the Lord : for he went and dwelt by
the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.

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 pass t after a whiltf, that
the brook dried up, because there had been
no rain in the land.

8 H And the word of the Lord came unto
him, saying,

9 Arise, get thee to * Zarephath, which
helongeth to Zidon, and dwell there : behold,
I have commanded a widow woman there to
sustain thee.

10 So he arose and went to Zarephath. '
And when he came to the gate of the city,
behold, the widow woman was there gather-
ing of sticks : and he called to her, and said.
Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a
vessel, that I may drink.

11 And as she was going to fetch it, he
called to her, and said. Bring me, I pray
thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.

12 And she said. As the Lord thy God
liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of
meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse :
and behold, I am gathering two sticks, that
I may go in and dress it for me and my son,
that we may eat it, and die.

13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not ;
go and do as thou hast said : but make me
thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto
me, and after make for thee and for thy son.

14 For thus saith the Lord God of Israel,
The barrel of meal shall jiot waste, neither
shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that
the Lord t sendeth rain upon the earth.

15 And she went and did according to the
saying of Elijah : and she, and he, and her
house, did eat || many days.

16 And the barrel of meal wasted not,
neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to
the word of the Lord, which he spake fby

17 IF And it came to pass 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.

18 And she said unto Elijah, ^ What have
I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art
thou come unto me to call my sin to remem-
brance, and to slay my son ?

19 And he said unto her, Give me thy
son. And he took him out of her bosom, and
carried him up into a loft, where he abode,
and laid him upon his own bed.

20 And he cried unto the Lord, and said,


He raiseth the ividow^s son.

O Lord my God, hast thou also brought
evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn,
by slaying her son ?

21 sAnd he f stretched himself upon the
child three times, and cried \into the Lord,
and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let
this child's soul come t into him again.

22 And the Lord heard the voice of
Elijah ; and the soul of the child came into
him again, and he ■> revived.

23 And Elijah took the child, and brought
him down out of the chamber into the house,
and delivered him unto his mother : and Eli-
jah said. See, thy son liveth.

24 IT And the woman said to Elijah, Now
by this '1 know that thou art a man of
God, and that the word of the Lord in
thy mouth is truth.

CHAP. xvm.

1 In the extremity of famine Elijah, sent to Ahal, mee^
eth good Obadiah. 9 Oladiah bringeth Ahab to Eli-
jah. 17 Elijah, reproving Ahab, by fire from heaven
convinceth Baal's prophets. 41 Elijah, by prayer
obtaining rain, foUoweth Ahab to Jezreel.

AND it came to pass a^er "many days,
that the word of the Lord came to
Elijah in the third year, saying. Go, shew
thyself unto Ahab ; and ''I will send rain
upon the earth.

2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto
Ahab. And there was a sore famine in Sa-

3 And Ahab called f Obadiah, which was
tthe governor of his house. (Now Obadiah
feared the Lord greatly :

4 For it was so, when f Jezebel cut off
the prophets of the Lord, that Obadiah
took an hundred prophets, and hid them
by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread
and water.)

5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into
the land unto all fountains of water, and
unto all brooks : peradventure we may find
grass to save the horses and mules alive,
tthat we lose not all the beasts.

6 So they divided the land between them
to pass throughout it : Ahab went one way
by himself, and Obadiah went another way
by himself.

7 IT And as Obadiah was in the way, be-
hold, Elijah met him : and he knew him, and
fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my
lord Elijah?

8 And he answered him, I am : go, tell
thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.

9 And he said. What have I sinned, that
thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the
hand of Ahab, to slay me ?

10 As the Lord thy God liveth, there
is no nation or kingdom whither my lord


about 910.

I. 34, as.

t Hob.

t Heb. into
his invtard

h Hobr 11.

i John 3. 2.
&. IG. 30.

about 906.
a Luke 4.
Jam. 5. 17.

b DeuL 2a.

t Heb.
t Heb. over
his house.

t Heb.

t Heb. that
we cut not
off" ourselves
from tfie

about 906.

c 2 Kinga 2.


Ezek. 3. 12,

Malt. 4.1.
Acta 8. 30.

d ch. 21. 20.

c Josh. 7. 25.
Acta 10. 2U.


f Josh. 19.

heb. 16.33.

k 2 Kinga
]7. 41.
Mntt. S. 24.
II Or,
I See Josh.
24. 15.

in ch. 19. 10,

n ver. 19.

ver. 3S.

1 Chron. 21.
20. •
t Heb. The
word ia

Elijah reproveth Ahab.

hath not sent to seek thee : and when they
said, He is not there; he took an oath of
the kingdom and nation, that they found
thee not.

11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord,
Behold, Elijah is liere.

12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I
am gone from thee, that "the Spirit of the
Lord shall carry thee whither I know not ;
and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he
cannot find thee, he shall slay me : but I thy
servant fear the Lord from my youth.

13 Was it not told my lord what I did
when Jezebel slew the prophets of the Lord,
how I hid an hundred men of the Lord's
prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them
with bread and water?

I'l And now thou sayest. Go, tell thy
lord. Behold, Elijah is here; and he shall
slay me.

15 And Elijah said, As the Lord of hosts
liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely
shew myself unto him to-day.

16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and
told him : and Ahab went to meet Elijah.

ITlTAndit came to pass when Ahab saw
Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, ^Art thou
he that ' troubleth Israel ?

18 And he answered, I have not trou-
bled Israel ; but thou, and thy father's house,
•^in that ye have forsaken the commandments
of the Lord, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to me
all Israel unto mount ^Carmel, and the pro-
phets of Baal four hundred and fifty, '' and
the prophets of the groves four hundred,
which eat at Jezebel's table.

20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of
Israel, and 'gathered the prophets together
unto mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the people,
and said, ''How long halt ye between two
II opinions ? if the Lord be God, follow him :
but if 'Baal, theji follow him. And the peo-
ple answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, ™ I,
even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord ;
" but Baal's prophets are four hundred and
fifty men.

23 Let them therefore give us two bul-
locks ; and let them choose one bullock for
themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it
on wood, and put no fire under : and I will
dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood,
and put no fire under :

24 And call ye on the name of your gods,
and I will call on the name of the Lord ;
and the God that "answereth by fire, let
him be God. And all the people answered
and said, fit is well spoken.


BaaTs prophets invoke him, in vain.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of
Baal, Choose you one bullock for yourselves,
and dress it first ; for ye are many ; and call
on the name of your gods, but put no fire

26 And they took the bullock which was
given them, and they dressed it, and called
on the name of Baal from morning even
until noon, saying, O Baal, || hear us. But
there was Pno voice, nor any that || answered.
And they || leaped upon the altar which was

27 And it came to pass at noon, that Eli-
jah mocked them, and said. Cry f aloud : for
he is a god : either || he is talking, or he f is
pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradven-
ture he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and i cut them-
selves after their manner with knives and lan-
cets, till tthe blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when mid-day was
past, ''and they prophesied until the time of
the t offering of the evening sacrifice, that
there ivas ^neither voice, nor any to answer,
nor any t that regarded.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people,
Come near unto me. And all the people
came near unto him. 'And he repaired the
altar of the Lord that was broken down.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, accord-
ing to the number of the tribes of the sons
of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord
came, saying, "Israel shall be thy name :

32 And with the stones he built an altar
^in the name of the Lord: and he made a
trench about the altar, as great as would
contain two measures of seed.

33 And he ^ put the wood in order, and
cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on
the wood, and said. Fill four barrels with
water, and ^pour it on the burnt-sacrifice,
and on the wood.

34 And he said. Do it the second time.
And tliey did it the second time. And he
said. Do it the third time. And they did
it the third time.

35 And the water t ran round about the
altar; and he filled "the trench also with

36 And it came to pass at the time of the
offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah
the prophet came near and said, Lord ''God
of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, ■= let it be
known this day that thou art God in Israel,
and that I am thy servant, and that ^ I have
done all those things at thy word.

37 ] lear me, O Lord, hear me, that this
people may know that thou art the Lord
God, and that thou hast turned their heart
back again.


about 906.

II Or,
p Pb. 115. 5.
Jer. 10. 5.

I Cor. 8. 4.
& 12. 2.

II Or, heard,
II Or, leaped
up and damn
at ttiG altar.

t Hcb. with
a great
II Or, he
t Heb. hath
a pursuit.

n Lev. 19.


Deul. 14. 1.

t Heb. pour-
ed out blood
upon tlierii.


r 1 Cot.
4, 5.
t Hi-b.

t Hob.

u Gen. 32.

28. &. M. 10.
2 KiiiBS 17.

.K Col. 3. 17.

y Lev. 1. 6,

7. 8.

z See Judff.
fi. 20.

t Heb.

b E.vod. 3.


c ch. 8. 43.

2 Kings 19.


Pa. 83. 18.

rl Numb. 16.


about gOG.

e Lev. 9. 24.
Judg. 6. 21.

1 Chron. 21.

2 Chron. 7.

II Or, appre-
e 2 Kings
10. 25.

h Dent. 13.

5. & 18. 20.

a sauna oj a
noise of

i James 5.
17, 18.

t Heb. tie,
or, bind.

k 2KinRa 4.
29. & U. 1.
t Heb. till
thou come to

b Ruth 1.


ch. 20. in.

2 Kings 6.


c Numb. 11.


Jonah 4. 3,


t Heb. /or

Au life.

Elijah slayeth BaaVs prophets.

38 Then "the fire of the Lord fell, and
consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the wood,
and the stones, and the dust, and licked up
the water that was in the trench.

39 And when all the people saw it, they
fell on their faces : and they said, ^The Lord,
he is the God ; the Lord, he is the God.

40 And Elijah said unto them, || s Take
the prophets of Baal ; let not one of them
escape. And they took them : and Elijah
brought them down to the brook Kishon,
and ''slew them there.

41 IT And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee
up, eat and drink ; for there is \\ a sound oi
abundance of rain.

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink.
And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel ;
'and he cast himself down upon the earth,
and put his face between his knees,

43 And said to his servant. Go up now,
look toward the sea. And he went up, and
looked, and said. There is nothing. And he
said. Go again seven times.

44 And it came to pass at the seventh time,
that he said, liehold, there ariseth a little
cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand.
And he said. Go up, say unto Ahab, f Pre-
pare thy chariot, and get thee down, that
the rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean
while, that the heaven was black with clouds
and wind, and there was a great rain. And
Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the hand of the Lord was on
Elijah; and he ''girded up his loins, and
ran before Ahab tto the entrance of Jez-


1 Elijah, threatejied hy Jezehel, ficeth to Beer-siicla,
4 hi the wilderness, leing weary of his life, he is
comforted by an angel. 9 At Horeb God appeareth
unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and
Elisha, 19 Elisha, taking leave of his friejids, fol-
loweth Elijah,

AND Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah
had done, and withal how he had "slain
all the prophets with the sword.

2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto
Elijah, saying, ''So let the gods do to me,
and more also, if I make not thy life as the
life of one of them by to-morrow about this

3 And when he saw that, he arose, and
went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba,
which helongeth to Judah, and left his ser-
vant there.

4 U But he himself went a day's journey
into the wilderness, and came and sat dviwn
under a juniper-tree : and he ''requested t for
himself that he might die : and said, It is


God appeareth to Elijah in Horeh.

enough ; now, O Lord, take away my life ;
for I am not better than my fathers.

5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper-
tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and
eaid unto him. Arise and eat.

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

7 And the angel of the Lord came again
the second time, and touched him, and said.
Arise and eat, because the journey is too
great for thee.

8 And he arose, and did eat and drink,
and went in the strength of that meat '' forty
days and forty nights unto *Horeb the mount
of God.

9 IT And he came thither unto a cave, and
lodged there ; and behold, the word of the
Lord came to him, and he said unto him.
What doest thou here, Elijah?

10 And he said, *"! have been very sjea-
lous for the Lord God of hosts: for the
children of Israel have forsaken thy cove-
nant, thrown down thine altars, and ''slain
thy prophets with the sword ; and ' I, even I
only, am left ; and they seek my life, to take
it away.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand ''upon
the mount before the Lord. And behold,
the Lord passed by, and 'a great and strong
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 was not in the
earthquake :

12 And after the earthquake a fire ; but
the Lord was not in the fire : and after the
fire a still small voice.

13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it,
that " he wrapped his face in his mantle,
and went out, and stood in the entering in of
the cave. "And behold, there cavie a voice
unto him, and said, What docst thou here,

14 ° And he said, I have beeii very jealous
for the Lord God of hosts : because the
children of Israel have forsaken thy cove-
nant, thrown down thine altars, and slain
thy prophets with the sword ; and I, even I
only, am left; and they seek my life, to take
it away.

15 And the Lord said unto him. Go. re-
turn on thy way to the wilderness of Damas-
cus: Pand when thou comest, anoint Hazael
to be king over Syria :

16 And iJehu the son of Nimshi shalt
thou anoint to be king over Israel : and '■Eli-
sha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt
thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.



nbout 006.

I Heb.

(1 So Exod.
34. 28.
Deut 0. 9,

Mntt. 4. 2.
e £xo(l. 3. 1.


about <Wn.

f Rom. 11.

fNumb. 25.
I, i:i.
P«. 69. 9.

i rh. IS. 22.
Rom. U. 3.

k Exod. 34.

1 Erak. 1. 4.
& 37. 7.

m So Exod.

■J., n.

Uai. G. 2.

n ver. 9.

> 2 Kings
!. 12, 13.

q 2 Kines 9.
rLnkc4. 27,


b2 KiiigB 8.
12. & «. 14,
&c. &. 10. 6,
&c. & 13. 3.
t See
IloH. 6. 5.
u Rolu. 11.

II Or.

I wilt leave.
X See
llos. 13. 2.

y Malt. 8.
21. 22.
Luke 9. GI,

t Ileb.
Go return.

z 2 Sam. 24.

T Heb.

Ben-hadad besiegeth Samaria.

17 And 'it shall come to pass, that him
that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu
slay : and him that escapeth from the sword
of Jehu 'shall Elisha slay.

18 "Yet II I have left me seven thousand
in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed
unto Baal, ^and every mouth which hath not
kissed him.

19 HSo he departed thence, and found
Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plough-
ing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and
he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed by
him, and cast his mantle upon him.

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

21 And he returned back from him, and
took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and
* boiled their flesh with the instruments of
the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they
did eat. Then he arose, and went after
Elijah, and ministered unto him.


1 Ben-hadad, not content with AhaVs homage, lesiegetk
Samaria. Vi By the direction of a prophet, the Syri-
ans are slain. 22 As the prophet forewarned Ahab, the
Syrians, trusting in the valleys, come against him in
Aphek. 2S By the word of the prophet, and God's
judgment, the Syrians are smitten again. 31 The
Syrians suhmitting themselves, Ahab sendeth Ben-ha-
dad away with a covenant. 35 The prophet, under the
parable of a prisoner, making Ahab to judge himself,
denounceth God's judgment against him.

AND Ben-hadad the king of Syria gather-
ed all his host together : and there were
thirty and two kings with him, and horses,
and chariots : and he went up and besieged
Samaria, and warred against it.

2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king
of Israel into the city, and said unto him.
Thus saith Ben-hadad,

3 Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy
wives also and thy children, even the good-
liest, are mine.

4 And the king of Israel answered and
said. My lord, O king, according to thy say-
ing, I am thine, and all that I have.

5 And the messengers came again, and
said. Thus speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, Al-
though I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou
shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold,
and thy wives, and thy children ;

6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee
to-morrow about this time, and they shall
searchthine house, and the houses of thy ser-
vants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is
t pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put tt in
their hand, and take it away.

7 Then the king of Israel called all the


By the direction of a prophet,

elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray
you, and see how this man seeketh mischief:
for he sent unto me for my wives, and for
my children, and for my silver, and for my
gold, and 1 1 denied him not.

8 And all the elders and all the people
said unto him. Hearken not unto him, nor

9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers
of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord the king. All that
thou didst send for to thy servant at the first,

I will do: but this thing I may not do. And
the messengers departed, and brought him
word again.

10 And Ben-hadad sent unto him, and
said, "^The gods do so unto me, and more
also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for
handfuls for all the people that tallow

11 And the king of Israel answered and

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