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gers, and said unto them. Go, inquire of
Baal-zebub the god of ■'Ekron, whether
I shall recover of this disease.

3 But the angel of the Lord said to Eli-
jah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the
messengers of the king of Samaria, and say
unto them, Is it not because there is not





nboul 890.

about 890.

The bed
whither thou

art gone np,
thou Shalt

a 2 Sam. 8.

vot come



b ch. 3. 5.

c 1 Sam. 5.

a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of
Baal-zebub the god of Ekron ?

4 Now therefore thus saith the Lord,
t Thou shalt not come down from that bed
on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely
die. And Elijah departed.

5 H And when the messengers turned
back unto him, he said unto them. Why
are ye now turned back ?

6 And they said unto him. There came
a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go,
turn again unto the Idng that sent you, and
say unto him. Thus saith the Lord, Is it
not because there is not a God in Israel, that
thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub the
god of Ekron ? therefore thou shalt not come
down from that bed on Avhich thou art gone
up, but shalt surely die.


Elijah foretelleth Ahazialis death.

7 And he -said unto them, fWhat man-
ner of man was he which came up to meet
you, and told you these words ?

8 And they answered him. He mas ^ an
hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather
about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah
the Tishbite.

9 Then the king sent unto him a captain
of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to
him : and behold, he sat on the top of an hill.
And he spake unto him. Thou man of God,
the king hath said. Come down.

10 And Elijah answered and said to the
captain of fifty. If I 6e a man of God, then
"let fire come down from heaven, and con-
sume thee and thy fifty. And there came
down fire from heaven, and consumed him
and his fifty.

11 Again also he sent unto him another
captain of fifty with his fifty. And he an-
swered and said unto him, O man of God,
thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

12 And Elijah answered and said unto
them. If I 6e a man of God, let fire come
down from heaven, and consume thee and
thy fifty. And the fire of God came down
from heaven, and consumed him and his

13 IT And he sent again a captain of the
third fifty with his fifty. And the third
captain of fifty went up, and came and f fell
on his knees before Elijah, and besought
him, and said unto him, O man of God,

I pray thee, let my life, and the life of
these fifty thy servants, ''be precious in thy

14 Behold, there came fire down from
heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the
former fifties with their fifties : therefore let
my life now be precious in thy sight.

15 And the angel of the Lord said unto
Elijah, Go down with him : be not afraid of
him. And he arose, and went down with
him unto the king.

16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the
Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messen-
gers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of
Ekron, (is it not because there is no God in
Israel tb inquire of his word ?) therefore thou
shalt not come down off that bed on which
thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

17 II So he died according to the word of
the Lord which Elijah had spoken. And

II Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second
year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king
of Judah; because he had no son.

18 Now the rest of the. acts of Ahaziah
which he did, are they not written in the
book of the Chronicles of the kings of
Israel ?




t fltb.
fVliut was
t/ie. manner
of the man?
u Seo

Zoch. 13. 4.
Mutt. 3. 4.

e Liiko 9.

t ireb.



Ps. 72. 14.

II Tlie so-
cond yeur
thai Jeho-
ram was
Prorex. and
the cign-
tconth of Jer
ch. 3. 1.


■ 8!1fi.

a Gen. 5.24,
b 1 Kinga
19. 21.

c Seo Ruth
1. 15, 1«.

ver. i, B.
ch. 4. 30.

e 1 Kin?9
20. 35.
ver. 5,7, 1.5.
ch. 4. 1, 38.
&.9. 1.

t Heb.
in aisht,
or, tnjer

f So Exod.
14. 21.
Josh. 3. 16.
vcr. 14.

t Hob. Thou
hast done
hard in

e ch. 6. 17.

Elijah tcith his mantle divideth Jordan.

1 Elijah, talcing his leave of Elisha, with, his mantle
divideth Jordan, 9 and, granting Elisha his request,
is taken up by a fiery chariot into heaven. 12 Elisha,
dividvig Jordan with Elijah's mantle,is acknowledged
his successor. 16 The young prophets, hardly obtain-
ing leave to seek Elijah, could not find him. 19 Elisha
with salt healeth the unwholesome waters. 23 Bears
destroy the children that mocked Elisha.

AND it came to pass, when the Lord
would "take up Elijah into heaven by
a whirlwind, that Elijah went with ''Elisha
from Gilgal.

2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, •= Tarry
here, I pray thee ; for the Lord hath sent
me to Beth-el. And Elisha said unta him,
As the Lord liveth, and "^as thy soul liveth,
I will not leave thee. So they went down to

3 And *the sons of the prophets that
were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and
said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord
will take away thy master from thy head
to-day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold
ye your peace.

4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry
here, I pray thee ; for the Lord hath sent
me to Jericho. And he said. As the Lord
liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not
leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

5 And the sons of the prophets that were
at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto
him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take
away thy master from thy head to-day?
And he answered. Yea, I know it ; hold ye
your peace.

6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray
thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to
Jordan. And he said. As the Lord liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.
And they two Avent on.

7 And fifty men of the sons of the pro-
phets went, and stood f to view afar oflT: and
they two stood by Jordan.

8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrap-
ped it together, and .smote the waters, and
•"they were divided hither and thither, so
that they two went over on dry ground.

9 IT And it came to pass, when they were
gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask
what I shall do for thee, before I be taken
away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray
thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be
upon me.

10 And he said, t Thou hast asked a hard
thing : nevertheless, if thou see me when I am
taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee ;
but if not, it shall not be so.

11 And it came to pass, as they still went
on, and talked, that behold, there appeared
Ea chariot of fire, and horses of fire, ana


Elisha healetJi the unwholesome waters. II. KINGS. The Jcing of Moab rebelleth against Jehoram.

parted them both asunder; and Elijah went
up by a Avhirhvind into heaven.

12 II And Elisha saw it, and he cried, 'My
father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and
the horsemen thereof! And he saw him no
more : and he took hold of his own clothes,
and rent them in two pieces.

13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah
that fell from him, and went back, and stood
by the t bank of Jordan;

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that
fell from him, and smote the waters, and said,
Where is the Lord God of Elijah? And
when he also had smitten the waters, '' they
parted hither and thither : and Elisha went

15 And when the sons of the prophets
which were 'to view at Jericho saw him, they
said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.
And they came to meet him, and bowed
themselves to the ground before him.

16 IT And they said unto him, Behold now,
there be with thy servants fifty f strong men :
let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy
master: ""Test peradventure the Spirit of the
Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon
t some mountain, or into some valley. And
he said, Ye shall not send.

' 17 And when they urged him till he was
ashamed, he said. Send. They sent therefore
fifty men ; and they sought three days, but
found him not.

18 And when they came again to him,
(for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them.
Did I not say unto you. Go not?

19 II And the men of the city said unto
Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of
this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but

■ the water is naught, and the ground f bar-

20 And he said. Bring me a new cruse,
and put salt therein. And they brought it
to him.

21 And he went forth unto the spring of
the waters, and "cast the salt in there, and
said. Thus saith the* Lord, I have healed
these waters; there shall not be from thence
any more death or barren la7id.

22 So the waters were healed unto this
day, according to the saying of Elisha which
he spake.

23 flAnd he went up from thence unto
Beth-el : and as he was going up by the way,
there came forth little children out of the
cit}', and mocked him, and said unto him,
Go up, thou bald-head ; go up, thou bald-

24 And he turned back, and looked on
them, and cursed them in the name of the
Lord. And there came forth two she-bears



i ch 13. 14.

t Heb. liv.

k ver. 8.

I ver. 7.



I ch. 1. 17.

t Ilcb. sons
of elrengtlt.

m See

1 Kings 18.


E7.ek. 8. 3.
Acts 8. 39. '
T Heb. one
oftke moun-

t Heb.
cuiising to

n See E.\od.
l.'). 2.x
lb. 4.41. b,
5. 6.
John 0. 6.

T Heb.
b 1 Kin'S
16. 31, 32.

c 1 Kings 12.
28, 31, 32.

d See IsaL
16. 1.

e ch. 1. 1.

f 1 Kings

t Heb.
oi their feet.
See E.\od.



out of the wood, and tare forty and two
children of them.

25 And he went from thence to mount
Carmel, and from thence he returned to

CHAP. m.

1 JehoranCs reign. A Mesha relelleth. 6 Jekoram,ioitk
Jehoshapkat, and the king of Edom, being distressea
for want of water, by Elisha obtaineth water, and
promise of victory. 21 The Moabites, deceived by the
colour of the water, coming to spoil, are overcome.

26 The king of Moab, by sacrificing the king of
Edom's son, raiseth the siege.

^1^0 W '^ Jehoram the son of Ahab began
J^\l to reign over Israel in Samaria in the

eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Ju-

dah, and reigned twelve years.

2 And he wrought evil in the sight of the
Lord : but not like his father, and like his
mother : for he put away the t image of Baal
''that his father had made.

3 Nevertheless^ he cleaved unto "^the sins
of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made
Israel to sin ; he departed not theicfrom.

4 ITAndMeshaking of Moab was a&heep-
master, and rendered unto the king of Israel ■
an hundred thousand "^ lambs, and an hundred
thousand rams, with the wool.

5 But it came to pass, when ^Ahab was
dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against
the king of Israel.

6 H And king Jehoram went out of Sama-
ria the same time, and numbered all Israel.

7 And he Avent and sent to Jehoshaphat
the king of Judah, saying. The king of
Moab hath rebelled against me : wilt thou
go with me against Moab to battle ? And
he said, I will go up: ^1 am as thou mt, my
people as thy people, and my horses as thy

8 And he said. Which way shall we go
up ? And he answered. The way through the
wilderness of Edom.

9 So the king of Israel went, and the king
of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they
fetched a compass of seven days' journey:
and there was no water for the host, and for
the cattle t that followed them.

10 And the king of Israel said, Alas, that
the Lord hath called these three kings toge-
ther, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!

11 But e Jehoshaphat said. Is there not
here a prophet of the Lord, that we may
inquire of the Lord by him ? And one of the
king of Israel's servants answered and said,
Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat which
poured Avater on the hands of Elijah.

12 And Jehoshaphat said. The word of
the Lord is with him. So the king of Is-
rael and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom
'' went doAvn to him.


The Moabites are overcome.

13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel,
'What have I to do with thee? ''get thee to
'the pi-ophets of thy father, and to the pro-
phets of thy mother. And the king of Israel
said unto him, Nay: for the Lord hath
called these three kings together, to deliver
them into the hand of Moab.

14 And Elisha said, "" As the Lord of
hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were
it not that I regard the presence of Jehosha-
phat the king of Judah, I would not look to-
ward thee, nor see thee.

15 But now bring me a "minstrel. And
it came to pass, when the minstrel played,
that "the hand of the Lord came upon him.

16 And he said, Thus saith the Lord,
^Make this valley full of ditches.

17 For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall
not see wind, neither shall ye see rain ; yet
that valley shall be filled with water, that ye
may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your

18 And this is but a light thing in the
sight of the Lord : he will deliver the Moab-
ites also into your hand.

19 And ye shall smite every fenced city,
and every choice city, and shall fell every
good tree, and stop' all wells of water, and
t mar every good piece of land with stones.

20 And it came to pass in the morning,
when <ithe meat-offering was offered, that be-
hold, there came water by the way of Edom,
and the country was filled with water.

21 IFAnd when all the Moabites heard that
the kings were come up to fight against
them, they t gathered all that were able to
t put on armour, and upward, and stood in
the border.

22 And they rose up early in the morning,
and the sun shone upon the water, and the
Moabites saw the water on the other side as
red as blood :

23 And they said, This is blood : the
kings are surely t slain, and they have smit-
ten one another : now therefore, Moab, to
the spoil.

24 And when they came to the camp of
Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote the
Moabites, so that they fled before them: but
}| they went forward smiting the Moabites,
even in their country.

25 And they beat down the cities, and on
every good piece of land cast every man his
stone, and filled it ; and they stopped all the
wells of water, and felled all the good trees:
t only in ■■ Kir-haraseth left they the stones
thereof ; howbeit the slingcrs went about it,
and smote it.

26 H And when the king of Moab saw that
the battle was too sore for him. he took with




iF,7.ek. 14.3.
k 8o JudB.
10. 14.
Itutli 1. 15.
I 1 Kings
18. 19.

m 1 KingR .
17. 1.
ch. 5. 16.

n See

1 Sam. 10. 5.

o Ezck. 1. 3.
&. 3. 14, 22.

&a 1.

p ch. 4. 3.

r Heb.


q Exod. 29.
39, 40.

t Heb. were
cried to-

f ether,
himsdj with
a girdle.

t Heb.

II Or, Ihcy
amote in it

I Heb. uvtil
he left the
stimes there-
of iv. Kir-
r Isai. 10. 7,



B Amoa 3. 1.

t eh. 8. 90

a 1 Kings
20. 3S.

b See Lev.
25. 39.
Matt. 18. 25.

c See ch.
3. 16.

li Or, acant


t Heb. there

waff a duV'

d Josh. 19.


t Heb laid

hold on him

Elisha multiplieth the widow's oil.

him seven hundred men that drew swords, to
break through even unto the king of Edom •,
but they could not.

27 Then »he took his eldest son, that
should have reigned in his stead, and offered
him for a burnt-offering upon the wall : and
there was great indignation against Israel :
' and they departed from him, and returned
to their own land.


1 Elisha multiplieth the widow's oil. 8 He giveth a son
to the good Shunammite. 18 He raiseth again )ier dead
son. 38 At Gilgal he healeth the deadly pottage. 42
He satisjiethan hundred mcnwith twenty loaves.

NOW there cried a certain woman of the
wives of ''the sons of the prophets unto
Elisha, saying. Thy servant my husband is
dead ; and thou knowest that thy servant did
fear the Lord: and the creditor is come'^to
take unto him my two sons to be bond-men.

2 And Elisha said unto her. What shall
I do for thee ? tell me, what hast thou in
the house ? And she said, Thine handmaid
hath not any thing in the house save a pot
of oil.

3 Then he said. Go, borrow thee vessels
abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty
vessels ; *= || borrow not a few.

4 And when tliou art come in, thou shalt
shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons,
and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and
thou shalt set aside that which is full.

5 So she went from him, and shut the door
upon her and upon her sons, who brought the
vessels to her; and she poured out,

6 And it came to pass, when the vessels
were full, that she said unto her son. Bring
me yet a vessel. And he said unto her,
There is not a vessel more. And the oil

7 Then she came and told the man of
God. And he said. Go, sell the oil, and pay
thy II debt, and live thou and thy children of
the rest.

8 IT And fit fell on a day, that Elisha
passed to "^ Shunem, where was a great wo-
man ; and she t constrained him to eat bread.
And so it was, that as oft as he passed by,
he turned in thither to eat bread.

9 And she said unto her hushand. Behold
now, I perceive that this is an holy man of
God, which passeth by us continually.

10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray
thee, on the wall; and let us set for him
there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a
candlestick : and it shall be, when he cometh
to us, that he shall turn in thither.

11 And it fell on a day, that he came
thither, and he turned into the chamber, and

lay there.


The Shunammite's son dieth,

12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call
this Shunammite. And when he had called
her, she stood before him.

13 And he said unto him. Say now unto
her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us
with all this care; what is to be done for
thee ? wouldest thou be spoken for to the
king, or to the captain of the host? And
she answered, I dwell among mine own

14 And he said. What then is to be done
for her ? And Gehazi answered. Verily she
hath no child, and her husband is old.

15 And he said. Call her. And when he
had called her, she stood in the door.

16 And he said, ^ About this t season, ac-
cording to the time of life, thou shalt embrace
a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man
of God, ""do not lie unto thine handmaid.

17 And the woman conceived, and bare a
son at that season that Elisha had said unto
her, according to the time of life.

18 ^ And when the child was grown, it
fell on a day, that he went out to his father
to the reapers.

19 And he said unto his father. My head,
my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him
to his mother.

20 And when he had taken him, and
brought him to his mother, he sat on her
knees till noon, and then died.

21 And she went up, and laid him on the
bed of the man of God, and shut the door
upon him, and went out.

22 And she called unto her husband, and
said. Send me, I pray thee, one of the young
men, and one of the asses, that I may run to
the man of God, and come again.

23 And he said. Wherefore wilt thou go
to him to-day ? it is neither ncAv-moon, nor
sabbath. And she said. It shall be t well.

24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to
her servant. Drive, and go forward ; f slack
not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

25 So she went and came unto the man of
God ffto mount Carmel. And it came to
pass, when the man of God saw her afar off,
that he said to Gehazi his servant. Behold,
yonder is that Shunammite :

26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and
say unto her. Is it well with thee ? Is it well
with thy husband ? Is it well with the child ?
And she answered. It is well.

27 And when she came to the man of God
to the hill, she caught t him by the feet : but
Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And
the man of God said, Let her alone ; for her
soul is t vexed within her : and the Lord
hath hid it from me, and hath not told




e Gen 18.
10, 14.
t Heb. set

T Heb. peace.

t TIcb. re-

straijt not
fur vie to

g ch. 2. 25.

t Hpb.

!n/ tiis fret.

Walt. 28. 9.

f Hob.
1 Sam. 1.10.



h ver. 16.

i 1 Kings 18.


ch. fl. 1.

k Luke 10.

I See Exod.

7. lU. & 14.


ch. 2. 8, 14.

Acts Itt 12.

ra ch. 2. 2.

T Hcb.

n John 11.


o ver. 4.
Matt. fl. 6.
p 1 Kinga
17. 20.

q 1 Kinga
17. 21.
Acta 20. 10.

t fleb. onte
hiUter, and
once, t/iithcr,
r 1 Kjngfl
17. 21.
3 ch. 8. 1, 5.

t 1 Kings
17. 23.
Hebr. 11.33.

about 891.
u cli. 2. 1.
X ch. 8. 1.

V ch. 2. 3.
Luke 10. 39.
Acts 22. 3.

7. ExoJ. 10.

a See Exod.
J.^). 2.1.
ch. 2, 21. &
5. 10.
John 9. 6.

and is raised to life by Elisha.

28 Then she said. Did I desire a son of
my lord ? '' did I not say, Do not deceive

29 Then he said to Gehazi, 'Gird up thy
loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and
go thy way: if thou meet any man, ''salute
him not ; and if any salute thee, answer him
not again : and ' lay ray staff upon the face
of the child.

30 And the mother of the child said, '^■As
the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I
will not leave thee. And he arose, and fol-
lowed her.

31 And Gehazi passed on before them,
and laid the staff upon the face of the child;
but there was neither voice, nor f hearing.
Wherefore he went again to meet him, and
told him, saying. The child is "not awaked.

32 And when Elisha was come into the
house, behold, the child was dead, and laid
upon his bed.

33 He " Avent in therefore, and shut the
door upon them twain, p and prayed unto the

34 And he went up, and lay upon the
child, and put his mouth upon his mouth,
and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands
upon his hands: and ihe stretched himself
upon the child ; and the flesh of the child'
waxed warm.

35 Then he returned, and walked in the
house t to and fro; and went up, "^and
stretched himself upon him : and ^the child
sneezed seven times, and the child opened
his eyes.

36 And he called Gehazi, and said. Call
this Shunammite. So he called her. And
when she was come in unto him, he said,
Take up thy son.

37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet,
and bowed herself to the ground,' and 'took
up her son, and went out.

38 H And Elisha came again to " Gilgal.
And there was a ''dearth in the land ; and the
sons of the prophets were y sitting before
him : and he said unto his servant, Set on
the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons
of the prophets.

39 And one went out into the field to
gather herbs, and found a Avild vine, and
gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and
came and shred them into the pot of pottage :
for they knew them not.

40 So they poured out for the men to eat.
And it came to pass, as they were eating of
the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O
thou man of God, there is ^ death in the pot.
And they could not eat thereof.

41 But he said. Then bring meal. And
•■^he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour


Naaman, being sent to Samaria,

out for the people, that they may eat. And
there was no tharm in the pot.

42 IT And there came a man from ^ Baal-
shalisha, "and brought the man of God bread
of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and
full ears of corn || in the husk thereof. And
he said, Give unto the people, that they may

43 And his servitor said, •'What! should
1 set this before an hundred men ? He said
again. Give the people, that they may eat :
for thus saith the Lord, ^ They shall eat,
and shall leave thereof.

44 So he set it before them, and they did
eat, ""and left thereof, according to the word
of the Lord.


1 Naaman, ly the report of a captive maid, is sent to
Samaria to be cured of his leprosy, 8 Elis!ia,sending
him to Jordan, curelh him. 15 He refusing Naa-
man's gifts, granteth him some of the earth. 20 Ge-
hazi, abusing his 7naster's name unto Naaman, is smit-
ten with leprosy.

NOW 'Naaman, captain of the host of
the king of Syria, was '•a great man
t with his master, and || t honourable, because
by him the Lord had given || deliverance
unto Syria : he was also a mighty man in
valour, but he was a leper.

2 And the Syrians had gone out by com-
panies, and had brought away captive out of
the land of Israel a little maid ; and she
t waited on Naaman's wife.

3 And she said unto her mistress, Would
God my lord were fwith the prophet that is

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