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Jericho rebuilt. ned, and by which they made Israel to sin wherewithle made Israel to sin. sin, in provoking the LORD God of Is- to provoke the LCAD God of Israel to rael to anger with their vanities.

anger with their vanities. 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, 27 Now the rest of the acts of Onri and all that he did, are they not writ- which he did, and his might that he ten in the book of the Chronicles of the showed, arc they not written in the kings of Israel?

book of the Chronicles of the kings of 15 | In the twenty and seventh year Israel? of Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign 28 So Oinri slept with bis fathers, and seven days in Tirzah: and the people was buried in Samaria: and Alab liis were encamped against Gibbethou, son reigned in bis stead. which belonged to the Philistines. 29 1 Ånd in the thirty and eight year

26 And the people that were encamp- of Asa king of Judalı began Ahab the ed le:rı say, Zimri hath conspired, son of Oinri to reign over Israel: am and hath also slain the king: where- Ahab the son or Oinri reigned overls fore all lsrael made Omri, the captain ruel in Samaria twenty and two years. of tlie host, king over Israel that day 30 And Abab tlie son of Omri di

evil in the sight of the Lord above all 17 Aud Omri went up from Gibbe- lhat were belore hiin. thon, and all Israel with Linnud they 31 Aud it came to pass, as if it liau besieged Tirzah.

been a light thing for him to walk in 18 Ånd it came to pass wlien Zimrithe sins of Jeroboain the son of Nebit, saw that the city was taken, that he that he took to w 1: Jezebel the daughwent into the palace of the king's ter of Ethbaal king or llic Zidonians, bouse,and burnt the king's liouse over and went and served Baal, and wolhiin with fire, and Jiell,

shipped him. 19 For his sins which he sinned in 32 And he reared up an altaclor Ba doing evil in the sight of the LORD, in al in the house of Baal, which beliau walking in the way of Jeroboam, and built in Sainaria. in his sin which be did, to make Israel| 33 And Alab made a grove; and to sin.

Abub did more to provoke the Lord 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, God of Israel to anger than all the and bis treason that he wrougbit, are kings of Israel that were before hiin they not written in the book of the 3-4 | In his days did Hiel the Beth-el. Chronicles of the kings of Israel? ile build Jericho: be laid the founda

21 1 Then were the people of Israil tion thereof in Abiram his first-born, divided into two parts: half of the peo- and set up the gates thereof in his ple followed Tibai the son of Ginath, youngest son Segub, according to the to make him king; and half followed word of the LORD, which he spake by Oinri.

Joshua the son of Nun. 22 But the people that followed Om

CHAP. XVII. ri prevailed against the people that AP e mbabitants of Gilead,saiu followed Tioni the son Ginath; so Tibni died, and Omri reigned.

unto Ahab, is the LORD God of Israel 23In the thirty and first year of Aga liveth, before whom I stand, there king or Judah began Omri torcignov. shall not be dew nor rain these years, er Israel, twelve years: six years but according to my word. reigned uc in Tirzah.

2 And the word of the LORD came 27 And he bought the bill Samnaria unto him, saying, of Slemer for two talents of silver, 3 Get thee lience, and turn tliee eastand built on the build, and called the ward, and hide thysell by the brooks name of the city which he built, after Chierith, that is before Jordan. the name of Shemcr, owner of the hill, 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt Samaria.

drink of thic brooks; and I bave com26 T But Omri wrought evil in the manded the ravens to feed thee there. eyes of the LORD and did worse than 5 So be went and did according untu all that ivere before hiin.

the word of the LORD: for he went 26 For he walked in all the way of land dwelt by the brook Cherith that Jeroboain the son of Nebat, and in his is before Jordan.

Elijah Sed by ravens. CHAP, XVIII. The widowo's $072 rursel. 6 And the ravens brought bim bread thy son. And he took him out of her and nesle in the morning, and bread bosom, and carried bim up into a lost, and flesh in the evening; and he drank where he abode, and laid him upon of the brook.

bis o vn bed. 7 And it came to pass after a while, 20. And he cried unto the Lord,and that the brook dried up, because there said, O Lond my God, hast thou also had been no rain in the lane.

brouglit evil upon the widow with 8 11 And tlie word of the LORD came who I sojouru, by slaying ber son? unto him, sayiog,

21 And he stretched linself upon the 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which child three timea, and cried unto the belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I beholů, I have commanded a widow pray thee, let this child's soul coire voinan there to sustaio tbee.

into liim again. 10 So he arose and went to Zare. 22 And the Lord heard tlie roice or phath: and when he came to the gate Elijalı ; and the soul of the child camo of the city, behold, the widow woman into hiin again, and he revived. was there gathering of sticks: and he 23 And Elijah took the child, and culed to ber, and said, Fetcb me, I brougnt liim down out of the chamber pray thee, a little water in a vessel, into the house,and delivered him unto that I may drink.

bis mother: and Elijab saud, See, thy 11 And as she was going to fetch it, son livetb. le called to her, and said, Bring me, 24 And the woman said to Elijali, I pray thec, a morsel of bread in thy Now by this I know that thou are a band.

man of God, and that the word of the 12 And she said, As the LORD thy God Lord in thy noulh is trulli. livell, I bave noi a cake, but a handful

CHAP. XVIII. Gruse; and, behold, 1 am gathering And it came to pass after many livo suicks, Hat I may go in and dress came to Elijah in the third year, saj it for me and my son, that we may cat ing, Go show tliyself unto Alab; and it, und die

I will send rain upon the earth. 14 And Elijah said unto lier, Fear 2 And Elijah went to show himselt not; go and do as thou bast said; but unto Ahab. And therc was a sore make me thereof a little cake first and famine in Samaria. bring it unto me, and alter make for 3 And Ahab called Obadial, which Uiee and for thy son.

was the goverir:of his house. (Now 14 For thus saith the LORD God of 19. Obadiah feared : le LORD greatly: rael, The barrel of meal shall not waste 4 Forit was so, when Jezebel cut off neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the prophets of the LORD, that Obadi. the day that the LORD sendeth rain ah took a hundred prophets, and hid upon tlie carth.

thein by fifty in a cave, and fed them 15 And she went and did according to with bread and water.) the saying of Elijab: and she, and he, 5 And Abab said unto Obadiah, Go and her house, did eat many days into the land, untu all fountains of wa

16 And the barrel of meal wasted not, ler,and unto all brooks; peradventure neither did the cruse of oil fail, accurd we may find grass to save the liorses ing to the word of the LORD, whiclı be and inules alive, that we lose not all spake by Elijah.

the beasts. 17 1 And it came to pass after these 6 So they divided the land between things, that the son of the woman, the them to pass throughout it: Abab went mistress of the house, tell sick; and one way by bimseli, aud Obadiah went liis sickness was so sore, that there was another way by himself. 110 breath left in him.

7 TAnd as Obadiah was in the way, 18 And she said unto Elijah, What bebold, Elijah met him: and he knew navel to do with thee, Olhou man of him, and tell on his face, and said, Art God? art thou come into me to call thou that my lord Elijah? my gin to remembrance, and lo blay 8 And he answered him, I am: go,

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The False prophets. that thou wouldest deliver thy servant 23 Let them therefore give 113 (W, into the hand or Alab, to slay me? bullacks; and let them chvose coc bula

10 As the LORD thy God liveth,tliere lock for themselves, and cut it io pieis no nation nor kmgdom, whither my ces, and lay it on wool, and put 110 lord liath not sent to seek thee: and fire render: and I will dress the other when they said, He is not thcre, le bullock, and ly il ou wood, and pui took an oath of the kingilom aud na 10 fre under: tion, that they found thee not.

24 And call ye on the naine of your 11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy gous, and I will call on the name of lord, Belold, Elijalı is here.

the Lord; and the God that answereth 12 And it shall come to pass, as soon by fire, let him be God And all the (1$. I ain gone from thee, that the Spirit people answered and said, It is well sif the LORD shall carry Lbec whilh-spoken. er I know not; and so when I come 25 And Elijah said unto the prophets and tell Abab, and he cannot find thec, of Banl, Choose you one bullock for lie shall slay me; but I thy servant yourselves, anıl dress it first; for yc fear the Lord from my youth. are inally; and call on the name of

13 IVas it not told iny lord what I did your gods, but put no fire under. when Jezebel slew ile prophets of the 26 And they took the bullock which LORD, Low I lid a hundred men of the was given them, and they dressed it, Lord's propbets by filty in a cave,and and called on the name of Baul from fed them with bread and water! inorning even until noon, saying,

14 And now thou sayest, Go, lellthy Baal,licar us! But there was no voice, lord, Beliold, Elijah is here: and le nor any that angwered. And they leap shall slag me.

ed upon the altar which was made. 1h Aud Elijalı said, As the LORD of 27 And it came to pass at noon, that hosts liveth, before whom I stand, 1 Elijah mocked thein, and said, Cry will surely show mysell unlo him to-aloud; for lie is a god; either he is day.

Lalking, or he is pursuing, or lic is in 16 So Obadiab went to meet Abab, a journey, or peradventure he sleep and told him: and Alab went to meet eth, and must be awaked. Elijali.

28 And they cried aloud, and cut 17 | And it came to pass, when Abab themselves after their manner, with daw Elijalı, that Ahab said unto him, knives and lancels, till the blood stil thou he thit troubleth Israel? guslied out upon them

19 And lie answered, i have not trou. 29 and it came to pass, when inil oled Israel ; but thou and thy father's day was past, and they prophesied un house, in that se bave Corsaken the tillbe line of the offering of the croncounnandments of the Lond,and thou ing sacrifice, that there was neither last followed Baalim.

voice, nor any to answer, nor any that 19 Now therefore send, and gather to regarded. me all Israel unto moul Carinel, and 30 1 And Elijah said unto all the the prophets or Baal four hundred and people, come near unto me. Aud ail lilly, and the propliets of the groves the people came near unto him: and four hundred, which eat al Jezebel's he repaired the altar of the LORD that table.

L'us broken down. 20 So Abab sent unto all the children 31 And Elijah took iwelse stones, cof Israel, and gathered the propbete cording to the number of the tribes of together into mount Carmel.

the son of Jacob, un to whom tlic word 21 | And Elijah cainc unto all the oltle LORD came, saying, lsrael shall people, anıl said, How long hai ye be thy name; between two opinions? if the LORD 32 And with the stones he built an ve God, follow him: but i1 Baal, then allar in the name of the LORD: and follow bin. And the people anywer lic niade a trench about the allar, 29 cd liini not a woril,

great as would contain two measures 22 Then said Elijali unto the people, of need. I, cien I only, remain a prophet of the 33 And he put the wood in order, and LORD; but Baal's propliets are four cut the bullock in pieces, and laid hin! hundred and listy ineu.

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E' jah comforted. with water, and pour it on the burnt- 46 And the liand of the Lord was on sacrifice, and on the wood.

Elijah; and le girded up his loins, 31 And he said, Do it the second and ran before Alab to the entrance of time : and they did it the second time.Jezreel. And he said, Do it the third time: and

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had slain all the prophets with the 36 And it came lo pass, at thctime of sword. the ollering of the evening sacrifice, 2Then Jezebel sent a messenger unta that Elijali the prophct came near, and Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to said, Lord God of Abraliam, Isaac, me, and more also, ill make noi iliy and of Israel, let it be known this daylile as the life of one of them by to-, that thou art God in Israel, and that I morrow about this time. am thy servant, and that I have done 3 And when he saw that, he arose, all these things at thy word.

and went for his life, and came 10 37 Hear me, o Lond, hear me; that|Beer-sheba, which belonged to Judais, this people may know that thou art and lest bis servant there. the LORD God, and that thou hast 4 | But helimself went a day's jourturned their leart back again. ney into the wilderness, and came and

33 Thien the fire of the Lord sell, and sat dowo under a juniper-cree: and be consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the requesled lar hinisell that lie might wood, and thestones, and the dust, and die; and said, it is enough: now, o licked up the water that was in the LORD, take away my lile ; for I am

not belier than oiy failiers. 33 And when all the people saw it, 5 And as lie lay and slipt under it they fell on their lives and they saich, juniper.tree, behold, then an ange. The Lord he is the God: the Lord), touched him, and said unto him, Arise be is llie God.

10 And Elijah said unto them, Takel 6 And he looked, and, behold, there the proplets of Baal ; let not one of as a cake baked on the coals, and a chien escape. And they look them ; cruse of water al his head:and lie did and Elijah' brought then down to the eat and drink, and laid bin down brook Kislion, and slew them there. again.

41 TAnd Elijalis:uid unto Aliab), Get 7 And thic angel of the Lord came tliee up, eat and drink; for there is alagain the second time, and touched sound or abundance of rain.

hini, and saill, Arise and eat; because 12 So Alab went up to eat and to the jouney is too great for thec. drink. And Elijah went up to the top 8 And he arose, and did cat and ol Carmel; and be cast hinsell down drink, and went in die strength of that upon the earth, and put his face be- meat forty days and forty nighis, unto tween his knel's,

Holeb the mount of God. 43 And said to his scrvant, Goup 91 And he came thither arlo a cave, 110w, look toward the sea. And he and lodged there: and, behold, the went up, and looked, and said, There word of the LORD canic to him, and is nothingAnd he said, Go again ser, he said unto him, What does thou en times.

here, Elijah? 14 And it came to pass, at tlie seventh 10 And he said, I have been very lime, that lie said, Behold, there aris- liealous for the Lord God of liosts: for eth a little cloud out of the sea, like a the children of Israel have forsaken man's land. And lic said, Go up, sny thy covenant, thrown down thine eunto Abab, Preparethy chario,and gettars, and slain thy prophets with lilo thee down, that the rain stop the rol sword; and I, even I only, ani lelt;

45 And it came to pass, in the mean and they seek my life, to take it away. while, that the heaven was black with 11 And he s:uid, Go forti, and stand clouds and wind, and there was a upon the mount before the LORD.Aud, great rain. And Ahab rode, aul went beholul, the LORD passed by, and 1 to Jezreel.

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CHAP. XX. fore the Lond; but the LORD was not ND Ben-hadad the king of Syria in the wind; and alter the wind an gathered all his lost together; and earthquake: but the Lord was not in there were thirty and two kings with the earthquake :

bim, and horses, and chariots : and he 12 And after the eartlıquake a fire; went up and besieged Samaria, and but the LORD was not in the fire: and warred against it. after the Grea stillsmall voice.

2 And he sent messengers to Ahab 13 And it was so, when Elijalı heard king of Israel into the city, and said it, that he wrapped his face in his unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad, mantle, and went out, and stood in the 3 Thy silver and thy gold is niine ; entering in of the cave: and, behold, thy wives also and thy children, even There cane a voice unto him, and said, the goodliest are mine. What doest uiou here, Elijah? 4 And the king of Israel answered

14 And he snid, I have been very and said, My lord, o king, according jealous for the LORD God of bosts:be to thy saying, I ain thine, and all that cause the children of Israel have for- I have. saken thy covenant, tbrown down 5. And the messengery came again, Vine altars, and slain thy prophets and said Thug speaketh Ben-hadad, with the sword; and 1, cven I only, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, am left: and tiey soek ing lise, to lake saying, Thou shall deliver me thy silit away,

ver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and 16 And the LORD said unto him, Go, thy children; return on thy way to the wilderness of 6 Yet I will send my servants unto Damascus ; and wisen thou comest, thee to-morrow about this time, and anoint Hazael to be king over Syria; they shall search thy house, and the

In And Jeliu the son of Ninnshi shall houses of thy servants; and it shall be, thou anointco be king over Israel: and that whatsoever is pleasant in thime Elisha the son of Shapbat, of Abel eyes, they sball put it in their hand, miebolalı,shalt thou anoint to be proph- and take it away. et in thy room.

7 Then the king of Israel called all 17 And it shall come to paes, that the eldeis of the land, and said, Nark, liim thal escapoth the sword of Hazel I pray you, and see how His man shall Jelu slay; and him that escapeth seeketlinischief: for he sent unto me froin the sword of Jehu sball Elisha for my wires, and for my children, slay.

and for my silver, and for my gold, 18 Yet I have left ine seven thousand and I denied bin niot. in Israel, all the knees which have not 8 And all the elders and all the peobowed uito Baal, and every inouth ple said unto hiin, Hearken not unlo which bath not kissed lum.

him, nor consent. 19 TTSo he departed thence, and found 9 Wherefore he said unto the mos. Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was sengers of Ben-hadad, Tell ny lord plowing with twelve yoke of oxen the king, All that thou didet send for before him, and he with the twelli: to thy servant at the first, I will do: and Elijalı passed by him, and cast his but this thing I may not do. And mantle upon him.

the messengers departed, and brought 20 And lie lest ile oxen, and ran after him word ngain. Elijalı, ud said, Let me, I pray thee, 10 And Ben-badal sent unto him,

my father and my inother, and and said, The gods do so unto me, and then I will follow thee. And lie said snore also, if the dust of Saunarin ehall unto bim, Go back again ; for what suffice for landsuis for all the people havel done to thee?

Ilial follow inc. 21 And he returncd back from him, 11 And tlie king of Israel answered and took a yoke of oxen, and slew and said, Tell him, Leliot him that thicm, and boiled their flesh with the giriletli on his harness boust hinsellas instruinents of the oxen, and gave unto he that putteth it off. the people, and they did eat. Then he 12 And it came to pass, when Benslose, and went after Elijalı, and min hodad heard this message, 18 heinas stered unto him.

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