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Zimri's captivity.

him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.

5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written h in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

i ch. 15.21.

k ver.1.

m ver. 13.

o 2K1.9.31.

6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, Ex.20.5. and was buried in Tirzah: i and Elah his son reigned in his stead. 7 And also by the hand of the kn ch.15.27-29. prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, l even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in m provok-1 which was ing him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house q 1Sa.25.22. of Jeroboam; and because n he 2 or, both his

p Na.1.10.


killed him.

kinsmen and his friends.


B. C. 951.

h 2Ch.16.1,


r ver.3.

8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years. 9 And his servant Zimri, o (captain 3 by the hand of half his chariots,) conspired of. against him, as he was in Tirzah, s ch.15.30. drinking himself drunk p in the t De.32.21. house of Arza, 1 steward of his 1Sa, 12-21. house in Tirzah. Is.41.29. Jon.2.8.

10 And Zimri went in and smote him, and killed him, in the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his stead.

u ver.8.

11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat v ch. 15.27. on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one q that pisseth against a wall, 2 neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

w 2Sa. 17.23.

12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Baasha, according to the word of the LORD, which he spaker against Baasha 3 by Jehu the prophet.




Mat. 12.25.

13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, by which z 2Ch.22.2. they sinned, and by which they 4 Shomeron. made Israel to sin, in provoking si the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.t

a ch.13.32.

23 In the thirty and first year of Asa king of Judah began Omri z to reign over Israel, twelve years: Ro.1.21-23. six years reigned he in Tirzah.

1 Cor.8.4.

24 And he bought the hill Sama-
ria 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, 4 Samaria.a
25 But Omri wrought evil b in
the eyes of the LORD, and did worse
than all that were before him.

2Ki. 17.24.

Acts 8.5-8.

14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 15 In the twenty and seventh year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri Teim seven days in Tirzah.u And the people were encamped against Gibbethon, v which belonged to the Pailistines.

16 And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath con- f Eze.8.17. 16.47. spired, and hath also slain the King: wherefore all Israel made g De.7.13. Umn, the captain of the host, king) wer Israel that day in the camp. 17 And Omri went up from Gib

b Mi.6.16.

c ver. 19.


d ver. 13.
Acts 14. 15.

e ver.33.

5 was it a

Omri's wicked reign.

bethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah.

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 w with fire, and died.

Jos. 13.12,


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 Then were the people of Israel divided y 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.

26 For he walked c in all the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD God of Israel to anger with their vanities.d

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

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B. C. 929.

Elijah fell by ravens.

king of the Zidonians, h and i 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 Samaria.

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

31 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite 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 m by Joshua the son of Nun.


1 Elijah is fed by ravens: 17 He raiseth the widow's son.

h Ju. 18.7.
i ch.21.25,26.
2Ki. 10.18,


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 e the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

k 2Ki. 13.6.

17.10. 21.3.

Je. 17.1,2.

I ver.30.

m Jos.6.26.
(CHAP. 17.)

AND 1 Elijah the Tishbite, who a


was of the inhabitants of Gi-b Deut. 10.8. lead, said unto Ahab, As a the e Luke 4.25. LORD God of Israel liveth, before b Jam.5.17. whom I stand, there c shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

d Is.43.20.

e Ps.37.3,19.

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.

Hab.3,17, IS. Mat.6.3133. Lu.22.35. He. 13.5,6. at the end

4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens d to feed

of days. ƒ05.20. Luke 4.26, called Sarepta.


he is called

the land.

8 T And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,

9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, f 5 by the hand of. which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded i Luke 5.8. a widow woman there to sustain k Job 13.23, thee. 26. 24.

10 So he arose and went to Zare- Eze.21.23, phath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow2Ki.4.34,35. woman was there gathering of 6 measured. sticks and he called to her, and his inward said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And as she was going to fetch m He.11.35. it, he called to her, and said, Bring n Jno.3.2. me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread, in thine hand.


He raiseth the widow's son.

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.g

13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go, and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, h 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 not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD 3 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 4 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 5 by Elijah.

17 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.

g Ge.21.16.
Jer. 14. 18.

h Pr.3.9, 10. slaying her son?

7 And it came to pass 2 after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in

Mark 9.41.



4 or, a full

18 And she said unto Elijah. What i have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call k my sin to remenbrance, 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 b to a loft where he abode, and lad him upon his own bed.

20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by

21 And he 6 stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said. O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into 7 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: m and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth!

21 And the woman said to Elijah, Now n by this I know that parts, thou art a man of God, and ta the word of the LORD in thy mouth

is truth.

CHAPTER XVIII. Elijah, by prayer obtaining rain, followeth Ahab to Jezreel.

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10 As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, He 23 not there; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.

c Ne.7.2

3 Izebel. d Ne.5.15.

e Ps.34.9.10. Is.33.16.

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cut not off ourselves from the beasts.

f 2Ki.2.16. Eze.3. 12, 14. Mat.4.1. Acts 8.39. g Pr.8.13.

Ec.7.18. Is.50.10. h Mat. 10.41, 42.

i Mat.25.35. k Mat. 10.28.

l Is.51.7,8.

8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.~~ 9 And he said, what have I sinned, m Ac.16.20. that thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the hand of Ahab, to slayn ch.21.20. me?


0 ch.15.2.

P 1Sa. 15.12.


9 ch.16.33. r ch.22.6. s 2Ki. 17.41. Mat.6.24. or,thoughts. t Jos.24.15.

u ch.19.10,

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

12 And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone from thee, that f 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 fearg 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 h by fifty in a cave, and fed i them with bread and water?

14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he shall slay k me.

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

y Le. 19.28.


1Ch.21.26. 6 The word


is good. or, answer. Ps. 115.5-8. Jer. 10.5. 1Cor.12.2.

or, heard. or, up and down at



the altar. 10 with a

great voice. 11 or, medi


Convinceth Baal's prophets.

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

17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art thou he that troubleth m Israel?


12 hath a

18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but thou and thy father's house, n in that ye have forsaken o the commandments of the LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim.

19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel,p and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves a four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's table. 20 So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered r the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How s long halt ye between two 5 opinions? if the LORD be God, follow him: but ift Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, even I only, u remain a prophet of the LORD; but Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty


23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; 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, v let him be God. And all the people answered and said, 6 It is well spoken.

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 under.

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, 7 hear us. But there we was no voice, nor any that 8 answered. And they leaped 9 upon the altar which was made. 27 And it came to pass at noon,

that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry 10 aloud: for he is a god; either he 11 is talking, or he 12 is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut y

Baal's prophets slain.

themselves, after their manner, with knives and lancets, till 13 the blood gushed out upon them.

29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the 14 offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was 14ascending. neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any 15 that regarded.

15 attention.

z Ge.32.28.

30 And Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me. And all the people came near unto him. a Lev. 1.6-8. And he repaired the altar of the LORD that was broken down.

16 went.

b ver.32,38.

c Ex.3.6.

d ch.8.43. 2Ki. 19.19. Ps.83.18. Eze.36.23. 39.7.

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom z the word of the LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy


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

1 KINGS, XIX. B. C. 906.

13 they poured out blood upon


36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, c LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel,d let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and e 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 hast turned their heart back again.

e Nu. 16.28.

f Lev.9.24.

Ju.6.21. 1Ch.21.26. 2Ch.7.1.

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut a 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.

g ver.24.


34 And he said, Do it the second

17 or, Appretime. And they did it the second h Deut. 13.5. said, Do it third time. And they did it the third 2Ki. 10.25. time.


35 And the water 16 ran round about the altar; and he filled the trench b also with water.

18 or, a noise. i Ja.5. 17,18.

19 tie,or,bind.

k 2Ki.4.29. 9.1. Job 33.3. Jer. 1. 17. Ep.6.14. 1Pet.1.13. 20 till thou

come to.

(CHAP. 19.)

38 Then ƒ the fire of the LORD fell, a ch. 18.40. and consumed the burnt-sacrifice, b ch.20.10. and the wood, and the stones, and

the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.

Ru. 1.17. 2Ki.6.31.

c Ps.37.32, 33.

39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God; the 1 his life. LORD, he g is the God.

40 And Elijah said unto them, 17 Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. And they e Ps.39.12. took them and Elijah brought f Heb.1.14. them down to the brook Kishon, and slew h them there.

2 bolster.

41 T And Elijah said unto Ahab,

d Nu.11.15. Jon.4.3,8.

Elijah obtains rain. Get thee up, eat and drink; for there is 18 a sound of abundance of rain.

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

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.

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g Ex.34.28. De.9.9.18. Ma.4.2.


And he came thither unto a cave and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD came to him, h Ex.3.1. and he said unto him, What doest Mal.4.4,5. thou here, Elijah?


10 And i he said, I have been very i Ro. 11.2-4. kjealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have for-k Nu.25.11, saken thy covenant, thrown down. the altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.


7 ch.18.4.20. Mi.7.2.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount m before the| LORD. And, behold, the LORD pass-n Eze.1.4. ed by, and a great and strong wind

n rent the mountains, and brake in o Zec.4.6.
pieces the rocks before the LORD;
but the o LORD was not in the pEx.3.6.
wind and after the wind an earth-
quake; but the LORD was not in the

q ver.9,10.

r Jer. 22.9.

12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still smalls 2K1.8.12,13.


21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments a of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah and ministered unto him. m Ex.24.12.

19 So he departed thence, and found Elisha the sonof Shaphat,who was ploughing with twelve yoke of

13 And it was so when Elijaht 2Ki.9.1-3. heard it, that he p wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and u Luke 4.27. stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah?

called Eliseus.

v 2Ki.9.14,

14 And he said, I q have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: because the children of Israel have forsaken r thy covenant, thrown w Ho.6.5. 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.

Rom. 11.4.

15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when y Ho.13.2. thou comest, anoint Hazaels to be king over Syria:

16 And Jehut the son of Nimshiz shalt thou anoint to be king over] Israel: and Elisha u the son of Shaphat, of Abel-meholah, shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room. 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.w

18 Yet 13 have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed y him.

2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus a saith Ben-hadad, 3 Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.

4 And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have. &c.

10.6.&c. 13.3.

3 or, will leave.




4 Go, return. a 28a.24.22.

(CHAP. 20.) a Is. 10.13,14.

1 desirable.


Elisha followeth him.

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 z I will follow thee. And he said unto him, 4 Go back again: for what have I done to thee?

2 kept not back from him.


By the direction of the prophet the Syrians are slain.


ND Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered 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.

5 And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, Although 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 search thine house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is 1 pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.

7 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, b 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 I 2 denied him not. 8 And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.

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.

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