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Abijam's wicked regn. upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut the land : and they did according to all off from Jeroboam bim that pisseth against the abominations of the nations which the the wall, and him that is shut up and left Lordcast out before the children of Israel. in Israel, and will take away the remnant 25 | And it came to pass in the fifth of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king away dung, till it be all gone.

of Egypt came up against Jerusalem : 11 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the 26 And he took away the treasures of city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth the house of the Lord, and the treasures in the field shall the fowls of the air eat: of the king's bouse ; be even took away for the Lord bath spoken it.

all: and he took away all the shields of 12 Arise thou therefore, get thee to thine gold which Solomon had made. own house : and when thy feet enter into 27 Ard king Rehoboam made in their the city, the child shall die.

stead brazen shields, and committed them 13 And all' Israel shall mourn for him, unto the hands of the chief of the guard, and bury him: for he only of Jeroboam which kept the door of the king's house. shall come to the grave, because in him 28 And it was so, when the king went there is found some good thing toward the into the house of the LORD, that the guard LORD God of Israel in the house of Jero- bare them, and brought them back into the boam.

guard-chamber. 14 Moreover, the LORD shall raise him 29 T Now the rest of the acts of Rehoup a king over Israel, who shall cut off the boam, and all that he did, are they not house of Jeroboam that day: but what? written in the book of the Chronicles of

the kings of Judah? 15 For the LORD shall smite Israel, as 30 And there was war between Rehoa reed is shaken in the water, and he shall boam and Jeroboam all their days. root up Israel out of this good land, which 31 And Rehoboam slept with his fathers, he gave to their fathers, and sball scatter and was buried with his fathers in the city them beyond the river, because they have of David. And his mother's name was made their groves, provoking the LORD to Naamah an Ammonitess. And Abijam bis anger.

son reigned in bis stead. up because


the who made Israel to sin.

17 And Jeroboam's wife arose, and Abijam over Judah. departed, and came to Tirzah : and when 2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. she came to the threshold of the door, the And his mother's name was Maachah, the cbild died :

daughter of Abishalom. 18 And they buried him; and all Israel 3 And he walked in all the sins of his mourned for bim, according to the word of father, which he had done before bim: the LORD, which he spake by the hand of and his heart was not perfect with the his servant Ahijah the prophet.

LORD his God, as the heart of David bis 19 And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, father. how he warred, and how he reigned, be- 4 Nevertheless, for David's sake did hold, they are written in the book of the the LORD his God give him a lamp in JeChronicles of the kings of Israel. rusalem, to set up his son after him, and

20 And the days which Jeroboam reign- to establish Jerusalem : ed were two and twenty years : and he 5 Because David did that which was slept with his fathers, and Nadab bis son right in the eyes of the Lord, and turned reigned in his stead.

not aside from any thing that he commandỀ1 | And Rehoboam the son of Solomon ed him all the days of his life, save only in reigned in Judah. Rehoboam was forty the matter of Uriah the Hittite. and one years old when he began to reign; 6 And there was war between Rehoand he reigned seventeen years in Jerusa- boam and Jeroboam all the days of his life. lem, the city which the Lord did choose 7 Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, out of all the tribes of Israel, to put his and all that he did, are they not written name there: and his mother's name was in the book of the Chronicles of the kings Naamah an Aminonitess.

of Judah? And there was war between 22 And Judah did evil in the sight of the Abijam and Jeroboam. LORD, and they provoked him to jealousy 8 And Abijam slept with his fathers;and with their sins which they had committed, they buried him in the city of David; and above all that their fathers had done. Asa his son reigned in his stead.

23 For they also built them high places, 9 And in the twentieth year of Jeroboand images and groves, on every high hill, am king of Israel reigned Åsa over Judah. and under every green tree.

10 And forty and one years reigned he 34 And there were also sodomites in in Jerusalem. And his mother's name The good reign of Asa.

CHAP. XVI. The wicked reign of Baasha. was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom. year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned

11 And Asa did that which was right in over Israel two years. the eyes ofthe Lord, as did David his father. 26 And he did evil in the sight of the

12 And he took away the sodomites out LORD, and walked in the way of his father, of the land, and removed all the idols that and in his sin wherewith he made Israel bis fathers had made.

to sin. 13 And also Maachah his mother, even 27 | And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of her he removed from being queen, because the house of Issachar, conspired against she had made an idol in a grove; and Asaj him; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, destroyed her idol, and burnt it by the which belonged to the Philistines; for Nabrook Kidron.

dab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon. 14 But the high places were not re- 28 Even in the third year of Asa king moved: nevertheless Asa's heart was per- of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned fect with the Lord all his days.

in his stead. 15 And he brought in the things which 29 And it came to pass, when he reignhis father had dedicated, and the things cd, that he smote all the house of Jerobowhich himself had dedicated into the house am; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathof the LORD, silver, and gold, and vessels. ed, until he had destroyed him, according

16 | And there was war between Asa unto the saying of the LORD, which he spake and Baasha king of Israel all their days. by his servant Abijah the Shilonite:

17 And Baasha king of Israel went up 30 Because of the sins of Jeroboam which against Judah, and built Ramah, that he he sinned, and which he made Israel sin, might not suffer any to go out or come in by his provocation wherewith he provoked to Asa king of Judah.

the LORD God of Israel to anger. 18 Then Asa took all the silver and the 31 | Now the rest of the acts of Nadab, golà that were left in the treasures of the and all that he did, are they not written house of the Lord, and the treasures of the in the book of the Chronicles of the kings king's house, and delivered them into the of Israel ? hand of his servants: and king. Asa sent 32 And there was war between Asa and them to Ben-hadad, the son of Tabrimon, Baasha king of Israel all their days. the son of Hezion, king of Syria, that dwelt 33 In the third year of Asa king of Judah at Damascus, saying,

began Baasha the son of Ahijab to reignover 19 There is a league between me and all Israel in Tirzah, twenty and four years. thec, and between my father and thy fa- 34 And he didevil in the sightof the LORD, ther: behold, I have sent unto thee a pre- and walked in the way of Jeroboam, and in sent of silver and gold; come and break his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin. thy league with Baasha king of Israel, that

CHAP. XVI. he may depart from

VHEN the word of the LORD came to Asa, and sent the captains of the hosts sha, saying, which he had against the cities of Israel, 2 Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the and smote ljon, and Dan, and Abel-beth- dust, and made thee prince over my peomaachah, and all Cinneroth, with all the ple Israel, and thou hast walked in the way land of Naphtali.

of Jeroboam, and hast made my people 21 And it came to pass, when Baasha Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with heard thereof, that he left off building of their sins; Ramah, and dwelt in Tirzah.

3 Behold, I will take away the posterity 22 Then king Asa made a proclamation of Baasba, and the posterity of his house throughout all Judah; none was exempted: and will make thy house like the house of and they took away the stones of Ramah, Jeroboam the son of Nebat. and the timber thereof, wherewith Baasha 4 Him that dieth of Baasha in the city had builded ; and king Asa built with them shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his Geba of Benjamin, and Mizpah. in the fields shall the fowls of the air eat.

23 The rest of all the acts of Asa, and 5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasba, all his might, and all that he did, and the and what he did, and his might, are they cities which be built, are they not written not written in the book of the Chronicles of in the book of the Chronicles of the kings the kings of Israel? of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, and old age he was diseased in his feet. was buried in Tirzah: and Elab his son

24 And Asa slept with his fathers, and reigned in his stead. was buried with his fathers in the city of 7 And also by the hand of the prophet David his father: and Jehoshaphat his son Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of reigned in his stead.

the LORD against Baasha, and against his 25 | And Nadab the son of Jeroboam house, even for all the evil that he did in began to reign over Israel in the second the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to

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The conspiracy of Zimri. 1. KINGS. The ancked reign of Shab. anger with the work of his hands, in being 23 | In the thirty and first year of Asa like the house of Jeroboam; and because king of Judah began Omri to reign over he killed him.

Israel, twelve years: six years rcigned he 8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa in Tirzah. king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha 24 And he bought the hill Samaria of to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years. Shemer for two talents of silver, and built

9 Ånd his servant Zimri, captain of half on the bill, and called the name of the city his chariots, conspired against him, as he which he built, after ihe name of Shemer, was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in owner of the hill, Samaria. the house of Arza, steward of his house in 25 | But Omri wrought evil in the eyes Tirzah.

of the LORD, and did worse than all that 10 And Zimri went in and smote him, were before hiin. and killed him, in the twenty and seventh 26 For he walked in all the way of Jeyear of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in roboam the son of Nebat, and in bis sin his stead.

wherewith he made Israel to sin, to pro11 | And it came to pass, when he be- voke the Lord Gud of Israel to anger with gan to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, their vanities. that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which him not one that pisseth against a wall, he did, and his might that he shewed, are neither of his kinsfolks,nor of his friends. they not written in the book of the hroni

12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house cles of the kings of Israel? of Baasha, according to the word of the 28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and Lord, which he spake against Baasha by was buried in Samaria: and Ahab his son Jehu the prophet,

reigned in his stead. 13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the 29 | And in the thirty and eighth year sins of Elah his son, by which they sinned, of Asa king of Judah began Abab the son and by, which they made Israel to sin, in of Omri to reign over Israel; and Abab provoking the LORD God of Israel to anger the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Sawith their vanities.

maria twenty and two years. 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil all that he did, are they not written in the in the sight of the Lord above all that were book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? before him.

15 T In the twenty and seventh year of 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven a light thing for him to walk in the sins of days in Tirzah. And the people were en- Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to camped against Gibbethon, which belonged wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king to the Philistines.

of the Zidonians, and went and served 16 And the people that were encamped Baal, and worshipped him. heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal also slain the king: wherefore all Israel in the house of Baal, which he had built in made Omri, the captain of the host, king Samaria. over Israel that day in the camp.

33 And Ahab made a grove; and Abab 17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, did more to provoke the LORD God of and all Israel with him, and they besieged Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel Tirzah.

that were before him. 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw 34 T In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite that the city was taken, that he went into build Jericho: he laid the foundation therethe palace of the king's house, and burnt of in Abiram bis first-born, and set up the the king's house overhim with fire, and died, gates thereof in his youngest son Segub,

19 For his sins which he sinned in doing according to the word of the LORD, which evil in the sight of the Lord, in walking he spake by Joshua the son of Nun. in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin

CHAP. XVII. which he did, to make Israel to sin.

inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Abah, and his treason that he wrought, are they As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before not written in the book of the Chronicles whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor of the kings of Israel?

rain these years, but according to my word. 21 | Then were the people of Israel di- 2 And the word of the LORD came unto vided into two parts: half of the people fol- him, saying, lowed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee easthim king; and half followed Omri. ward, and bide thyself by the brook Che

22 But the people that followed Omri rith, that is before Jordan. prevailed against the people that followed 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink Tibni the son of Ginatb: so Tibni died, of the brook; and I have commandtd the and Omri reigned.

ravens to feed the there.

20. Now the rest of the acts of" Zimri, AMD Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the

Elijah sent to Zarephath. CHAP. XVIII. He rarses the widow's son.

5 So he went and did according untol 21 And he stretched himself upon the the word of the LORD: for he went and child three times, and cried unto the LORD, dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, Jordan.

let this child's soul come into him again. 6 And the ravens brought him bread 22 And the Lord heard the voice of and flesh in the morning, and bread and Elijah; and the soul of the child came flesh in the evening; and he drank of the into bim again, and he revived. brook.

23 And Elijah took the child, and brought 7 And it came to pass after a while, him down out of the chamber into the that the brook dried up, because there had house, and delivered him unto his mother: been no rain in the land.

and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth. 8 | And the word of the Lord came 24 | And the woman said to Elijah, unto him, saying,

Now by this I know that thou art a man 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which of God, and that the word of the Lord in belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there : be- thy mouth is truth. hold, I have commanded a widow woman

CHAP. XVIII. there to sustain thee.

that And when he came to the gate of the city, Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, shew behold, the widow woman was there ga- thyself unto Ahab; and I will send rain thering of sticks: and he called to her, upon the earth. and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little 2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto water in a vessel, that I may drink. Ahab. And there was a sore famine in

11 And as she was going to fetch it, he Samaria. called 10 her, and said, Bring me, I pray 3 And Abab called Obadiah, which was thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand. the

governor of his house. (Now Oba12 And she said, As the LORD thy God liah feared the Lord greatly: liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of 4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: the prophets of the LORD, that Ohadiah and behold, I am gathering two sticks, took a hundred prophets, and hid them that I may go in and dress it for me and by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread my son, that we may eat it, and die.

and water.). 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; 5 Ind Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into go and do as thou hast said: but make me the land unto all fountains of water, and thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto unto all brooks : peradventure we may me, and after make for thee and forthy son. find grass to save the horses and mules

14 For thus saith the LORD God of Is- alive, that we lose not all the beasts. rael, The barrel of meal shall not waste, 6 So they divided the land between neither shall the cruse of oil fail

, until the them to pass throughout it: Ahab went day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the one way by himself, and Obadiah went earth.

another way by himself. 15 And she went and did according to 7 | And as Obadiah was in the way, the saying of Elijah : and she, and he, behold, Elijah met bim : and he knew and her house, did eat many days. him, and fell on his face, and said, Art

16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, thou that my lord Elijah? neither did the cruse of oil fail, accord- 8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell ing to the word of the LORD, which he spake thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. by Elijah.

9 And he said, What have I sinned, that 17 And it came to pass after these things, thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the that the son of the woman, the mistress of band of Ahab, to slay me? the house, fell sick; and his sickness was 10 As the Lord thy God liveth, there so sore, that there was no breath left in is no nation nor kingdom whither my lord him.

bath not sent to seek thee: and when they 18 And she said unto Elijah, What have said, He is not there ; he took an oath of I to do with thee, O thou man of God ? the kingdom and nation, that they found art thou come unto me to call my sin to thee not. remembrance, and to slay my son ? 11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy

19 And he said unto her, Give me thy lord, Bebold, Elijah is here. bon. And he took him out of her bosom, 12 And it shall come to pass, as soon, and carried him up into a loft, where he as I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of abode, and laid him upon his own bed. the Lord shall carry thee whither I know

2 And he cried unto the LORD, and not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, said, O LORD my God, hast thou also and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me : brought evil upon the widow with whom but I thy servant fear the LORD from my I sojourn, by slaying her son !


Elijah meets with Ahad.

I. KINGS. He slays the false prophets. 13 Was it not told my lord wbat I did peradventure he sleepeth, and must be when Jezebel slew the prophets of the awaked. Lord, how I hid a hundred men of the 28 And they cried aloud, and cut them. LORD's prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed selves after their manner with knives and them with bread and water ?

lancets, till the blood gushed out upon 14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy them. Jord, Behold, Elijah is here, and he shall 29 And it came to pass, when mid-day slay me.

was past, and they prophesied until the 15 And Elijah said, As the Lord of time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, hosts liveth, before whom ) stand, I will that there was neither voice, nor any to surely shew myself unto him to-day: answer, nor any that regarded.

16 So Obadiah went to meet Ajab, and 30 And Elijah said unto all the people, told him: and Abab went to meet Elij h. Come near unto me. And all the people

17 | And it came to pass when Ahab came near unto him. And he repaired saw Elijah, that Ahab said unto him, Art the altarof the Lord that was broken dowp. thou`be that troubleth Israel ?

31 And Elijah took twelve stones, ac18 And he answered, I have not troubled cording to the number of the tribes of the Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the in that ye have forsaken the command- LORD came, saying, Israel shall be thy ments of the LORD, and thou hast followed name : Baalim.

32 And with the stones he built an altar 19 Now therefore send, and gather to in the name of the LORD: and he made a me all Israel unto mount Carmel,

and the trench about the altar, as great as would prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, contain two measures of seed. and the prophets of the groves four hun- 33 And he put the wood in order, and dred, which eat at Jezebel's table. cut the bullock in pieces, and laid him on

20 So Ahab sent unto all the children the wood, and said, Fill four barrels with of Israel, and gathered the prophets to- water, and pour it on the burnt-sacrifice, gether unto mount Carmel.

and on the wood. 21 And Elijah came unto all the peo- 34 And he said, Do it the second time. ple, and said, How long halt ye between And they did it the second time. And he iwo opinions ? if the LORD be God, follow said, Do it the third time. And they did him: but if Baal, then follow him. And it the third time. the people answered him not a word. 35 And the water ran round about the

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, I, altar; and he filled the trench also with even I only, remain a prophet of the Lord; water. But Baal's prophets are four hundred and 36 And it came to pass at the time of fifty men.

the offering of the evening sacrifice, that 23 Let them therefore give us two bul - Elijah the prophet came near and said, locks; and let them choose one bullock LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Isfor themselves, and cut it in pieces, and rael, let it be known this day that thou lay it on wood, and put no fire under : and art God in Israel, and that I am thy serI will dress the other bullock, and lay it vant, and that I have done all these things on wood, and put no fire under : at thy word. 24 And call ye on the name of


37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that gods, and I will call on the name of the this people may know that thou art the LORD: and the God that answereth by LORD God, and that thou hast turned their fire, let him be God. And all the people heart back again. answered and said, It is well spoken. 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the Baal, Choose you one bullock for your wood, and the stones, and the dust, and selves, and dress it first; for ye are many ; licked up the water that was in the trench. and call on the name of your gods, but put 39 And when all the people saw it, they no fire under.

fell on their faces : and they said, The 26 And they took the bullock which Lord, he is the God; the LORD, he is the was given them, and they dressed it, and God. called on the name of Baal from morning 40 And Elijah said unto them, Take even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. the prophets of Baal; let not one of them But there was no voice, nor any that an- escape. And they took them: and Elijah gwered. And they leaped upon the altar brought them down to the brook Kishon, which was made.

and siew them there. 27 And it came to pass at noon, that 41 | And Elijab said unto Ahab, Get Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : thee up, eat and drink ; for there is a for he is a god: either he is talking, or sound of abundance of rain. he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to

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