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Jehu's prophecy.

I. Kings.

Omri's wicked reign.

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Before what he did, and his might,' are they not lowed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him Before

written in the book of the chronicles of the king; and half followed Omri. Christ kings of Israel?

22 But the people that followed Omri, 930. 6 So Baasha Nept with his fathers, and prevailed againlt the people that followed 929.

was buried in Tirzah,and Elah his son reign- Tibni the son of Ginath: fo Tibni died, and
ed in his stead.

Omri reigned.
And also by the hand of the prophet 23 [In the thirty and one year of Afa 925.
Jehu the son of Hanani, came the word of king of Judah, began Omri to reign over
the Lord against Baafha, and against his Ifrael twelve years : six years reigned he in
house, even for all the evil that he did in Tirzah.
the fight of the LORD, in provoking him 24 And he bought the hill Samaria of She-
to anger with the work of his hands, in be- mer, for two talents of silver, and built on

ing like the house of Jeroboam, and because the hill, and called the name of the city 8 Chap. 15. 27, 8 he killed him.

which he built, after the name of Shemer, 8 In the twenty and fixth year of Afa owner of the hill, * · Samaria.

king of Judah, began Elah the son of Baasha 1930.

25 ( But p Omri wrought evil in the eyes sz. to reign over Israel in Tirzah, two years. of the LORD, and did worse than all that Mic. 6. 16. 2 Kings 9. 31. 9 h And his servant Zimri (captain of half were before him. his chariots) conspired against him as he was

26 For he walked in all the way of Jeroin Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the boam the son of Nebat, and in his sin wherehouse of Arza * Iteward of his house in with he made Israel to sin, to provoke the Tirzah.

LORD God of Israel to anger with their
1o And Zimri went in and smote him, 9 vanities.
929. and killed him, in the twenty and seventh 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri, which

year of Afa king of Judah, and reigned in he did, and his might that he shewed, are
his stead.

they not written in the book of the chro-
11 And it came to pass when he began nicles of the kings of Israel?
to reign, assoon as he sat on his throne, that 28 So Omri Ilept with his fathers, and

he flew all the house of Baalha: he left him was buried in Samaria, and Ahab his son
* 1 Sam. 25:22. k not one that pifleth against the wall, † nei- reigned in his stead.
Linfren and his ther of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

29 | And in the thirty and eighth year 918. 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the house of Asa king of Judah, began Ahab the son

of Baafha, according to the word of the of Omri to reign over Ifrael; and Ahab the #Heb. by the LORD, which he spake against Baasha 'by son of Omri reigned over Ifrael in Samaria, Jehu the prophet;

twenty and two years. 13 For all the sins of Baasha, and the fins 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in of Elah his son, by which they sinned, and the sight of the LORD, above all that were by which they made Israel to lin, in provo- before him. king the LORD God of Israel to anger 31 And it came to pass, † as if it had been Heb. was it a with their vanities.

a light thing for him to walk in the sins of 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and Jeroboam the son of Nebat,

I that he took Deut. 7.3. all that he did, are they not written in the to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? of the Zidonians,

of the Zidonians, and went and served Chap. 21.25, 15 In the twenty and seventh year of Baal, and worshipped him. 929.

2 Kings 17. 16. Afa king of Judah, did Zimri reign seven 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal, in

days in Tirzah : and the people were encam- the house of Baal, which he had built in SaChap. 15. 27. ped" against Gibbethon, which belonged to maria. the Philistines.

33 · And Ahab made a grove ; and Ahab : 2 Kings 13. 6. 16 And the people that were encamped did more to provoke the LORD God of heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath Israel to anger, than all the kings of Israel also slain the king: wherefore all Ifrael made that were before him. Omri the captain of the host, king over If- 34 In his days did Hiel the Beth-elite rael that day in the camp.

build Jericho: he laid the foundation there-
17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, of in Abiram his first-born, and set up the
and all Ifrael with him, and they besieged gates thereof in his youngest fon Segub, " ac- "Joh. 6. 26.
Tirzah.

cording to the word of the LORD, which
18 And it came to pass when Zimri saw he spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
that the city was taken, that he went into the

CH A P. XVII.
palace of the kings house, and burnt the i Elijah having prophesied against Ahab, is
929. kings house over him with fire, and died ; : sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed

19 For his sins which he linned in doing him. 8 He is sent to the widow of Zare-
evil in the light of the LORD, in walking phath. 17. He raiseth the widows son.
in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which 24 The woman believeth him.
he did, to make Israel sin.

inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, *Heb. Elijah. his treason that he wrought, are they not

As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before 4.25. he is calwritten in the book of the chronicles of the whom I stand, b there shall not be dew nor kings of Israel?

raino these years, but according to my word. © Ecclus 48.3. 21 T Then were the people of Ifrael di

2 And the word of the LORD came un- Luke 4.25. vided into two parts: half of the people fol- to him, saying,

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Elijah fed by ravens.

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ki ? And he † stretched himself upon 25e Fozê and hide thy self by the brook Cherith, that the child three times, and cried unto the Chritt is before Jordan.

Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray cir. 910. 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink thee, let this childs foul come * into him

into 'him cir. 910. of the brook, and I have commanded the again. ravens to feed thee there.

22 And the Lorb heard the voice of Heb. measured. 5 So he went, and did according unto Elijah, and the soul of the child came into inward paris the word of the LORD : for he went and him again, and he revived. dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before 23 And Elijah took the child, and brought Jordan.

him down out of the chamber into the house,
6 And the ravens brought him bread and

and delivered him unto his mother : and
flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in Elijah faid, See, thy son liveth.
the 'evening : and he drank of the brook. 24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now

7 And it came to pass † after a while, by this" I know that thou art a man of Gods
† Hebo at the end
of days.

that the brook dried up, because there had and that the word of the Lord in thy
been no rain in the land.

mouth, is truth.
8 And the word of the Lord came

CHA P. XVIII. unto him, saying,

1 In the extremity of famine Elijah sent to 9 Arise, get thee to d Zarephath, which Ahab, meeteth good Obadiah. 9 Obadiah

belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there : be- bringeth Ahab to Elijah. 17 Elijah recalled Sarepia, hold, I have commanded a widow woman proving Ahab, by fire from heaven conthere to sustain thee.

vinceth Baals prophets. 41 Elijah by prayer 10 So he arose, and went to Zarephath : obtaining rain, followeth Ahab to Jezreel. and when he came to the gate of the city, Nd it came to pass after many days, cir: goo. behold, the widow woman was there gather- that the word of the LORD came to ing of sticks : and he called to her, and said, Elijah in the third year, saying, Go Thew Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a

thee, a little water in a thy self unto Ahab, and I will send rain
vessel, that I

may
drink.

upon the earth.
11 And as she was going to fetch it, he 2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto
called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray Ahab : and there was a fore famine in Sa-
thee, a morsel of bread in thine

hand.

maria. 12 And she said, As the LORD thy God 3 And Ahab called * Obadiah which was * Heb. Obadiabetes liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of f the governor of his house: (now Obadiah Hebé over his meal in a barrel, and a little oyl in a cruse :

feared the Lord greatly :
and behold, I am gathering two sticks, that 4 For it was so, when # Jezebel cut off #Heb. Itebeli
I may go in, and dress it for me and my son, the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah
that we may eat it, and die.

took an hundred prophets, and hid them by
13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not ; fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and
go and do as thou hast said : but make me water.)
thereof a little cake first, and bring it un- 5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into
to me, and after make for thee and for thy the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto
son.

all brooks: peradventure we may find grass
14
For thus faith the LORD God of Il-

to save the hories and mules alive, * that *Heb. shet die rael, The barrel of meal shall not waste, we leese not all the beasts.

selves from the neither shall the cruse of oyl fail, until the 6 So they divided the land between them · Feb. givento day that the Lord # sendeth rain upon

to pass throughout it : Ahab went one way the earth.

by himself, and Obadiah went another way
15 And she went and did according to by himself

.
the saying of Elijah : and she, and he, and 7. And as Obadiah was in the way, be-
her house did eat * many days.

hold, Elijah met him : and he knew him, Or, a full year.

16. And the barrel of meal wasted not, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that
neither did the cruse of oyl fail, according my lord Elijah

?
to the word of the LORD, which he spake 8 And he answered him, I am: go tell

thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. -
17 And it came to pass after these 9 And he said, What have I finned, that
things, that the son of the woman, the mis- thou wouldst deliver thy servant into the
tress of the house, fell sick, and his sickness

hand of Ahab, to say mę ?
was so fore, that there was no breath left in 10 As the LORD thy God liveth, there
him.

is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord
18 And she said unto Elijah, · What have hath not fent to seek thee : and when they
I to do with thee, O thou man of God ? art said, He is not there; he took an oath of
thou come unto me to call my fin to remem- the kingdom and nation, that they found
brance, and to slay my son ?

thee not.
19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. 11 And now thou fayst, Go tell thy lord,
And he took him out of her bosom, and car- Behold, Elijah is here.
ried him up into a loft, where he abode, 12 . And it fhall come to pass, as soon as I
and laid him upon his own bed.

,

am gone from thee, that the spirit of the 12 Kings 2. 16. 20 And he cried unto the LORD, and LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; said, O Lord my God, haft thou al so and so when I come and tell Ahab, and Ads . 196 brought evil upon the widow, with who m he cannot find thee, he ihall slay me: but I sojourn, by saying her son ?

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13 Was it not told my lord, what I did that there was neither voice, nor any to anChritt when Jezebel flew the prophets of the LORD? [wer, nor any # that regarded.

Chritt cir. 906. how I hid an hundred men of the LORDS 30 And Elijah said unto all the people,

cir. 906.

Heb.afcending prophets, by fifty in a cave, and fed them

Come near unto me. And all the people & Heb. sitentione with bread and water ?

came near unto him : & and he repaired the Chap. 19.10. 14

And now thou fayst, Go tell thy altar of the LORD that was broken down. lord, Behold, Elijah is here : and he thail 31 And Elijah took twelve stones, acflay me.

cording to the number of the tribes of the
15 And Elijah said, As the Lord of hosts sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of
liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely the LORD came, saying, b Ifrael shall be 1 Gen. 32.25.
Thew my self unto him to day.

thy name.
16 Só Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and 32 And with the stones he built an altar
told him ; and Ahab went to meet Elijah. in the name of the LORD: and he made a
17. And it came to pass when Ahab faw

trench about the altar, as great as would
Chap. 21.20. Elijah, "that Ahab said unto him, 6 Art thou contain two measures of feed.
he that troubleth Ifrael ?

33 And he put the wood in order, and cut
18 And he answered, I have not troubled the bullock in pieces, and laid him on the
Israel, but thou and thy fathers house, in that wood, and said, Fill four barrels with water,
ye
have forsaken the commandments of the

and i

on the burnt-facrifice, and on Sce Judg. 6. LORD, and thou haft followed Baalim. the wood. 19 Now therefore fend, and gather to me 34

And he said, Do it the second time : all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the pro- And they did it the second time. And he Chap. 16.33. phets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and said, Do it the third time : And they did it

the prophets of the groves four hundred, the third time.
which eat at Jezebels table.

35 And the water * ran round about the * Heb. wente
20 So Ahab fent unto all the children of If-altar, and he filled the trench also with water.
rael, and gathered the prophets together unto 36 And it came to pass at the time of the
mount Carmel.

offering of the evening facrifice, that Elijah the 21 And Elijah came unto all the people, and prophet came near and said, LORD God Exod. 3.6 tOr thoughtso said, How long halt ye between two topi- of Abraham, Ifaac, and of Israel, let it be

nions ? if the LORD be God, follow him : known this day, that thou art God in Israel, à See Joh. 240

but if Baal, d then follow him. And the and that I am thy servant, and that I have
people answered him not a word.

done all these things at thy word. e Chap.19.10,

22 Then said Elijah unto the people, · I, 37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me, that even I only remain a prophet of the LORD; this people may know that thou art the but Baals prophets are four hundred and LORD God, and that thou hast turned their fifty men.

heart back again. 23 Let them therefore give us two bul- 38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, and Lev.9.24 locks, and let them choose one bullock for consumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the wood, Juda: 6,21. themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it and the stones, and the dust, and licked up on wood, and put no fire under : and I will the water that was in the trench. dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell and put no fire under :

on their faces : and they said, The LORD, 24. And call ye on the name of your gods, he is the God; the LORD, he is the God. and I will call on the name of the LORD: 40 And Elijah said unto them, m Take tos, Apprehewan

m? Kings 10. and the God that answereth by fire, let him the prophets of Baal, let not one of them 25.

be God. And all the people answered and escape : and they took them, and Elijah #Heb. The word said, I It is well spoken.

brought them down to the brook Kishon, is good.

25 And Elijah said unto the prophets of and New them there. Baal, Choose you one bullock for your selves, 41 And Elijah, said unto Ahab, Get and dress it first; for ye are many : and thee up, eat and drink, for there is $ a sound for, a found of call on the name of your gods, but put no of abundance of rain.

noise of rain. fire under.

42_So Ahab went up to eat and to drink,
26 And they took the bullock which and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel ;
was given them, and they dressed it, and * and he cast himself down upon the earth, James so17-

18.
called on the name of Baal from morning and put his face between his knees,
even until noon, saying, O Baal, * hear us. :. 43. And said to his servant, Go up now,
But there was no voice, norany that 7 answe- look toward the sea. And he went up, and
red. And they I leapt upon the altar which looked, and said, There is nothing. And
was made.

he said, Go again seven times.
27. And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah 44. And it came to pass at the seventh
* Heb. with a mocked them, and said, Cry * aloud: for he time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a

is a god, either † he is talking, or he # is · little cloud out of the sea, like a mans hand.
pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradven- And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, * Pre- *Heb. Tie, os
ture he deepeth, and must be awaked. pare thy chariot, and get thee down, that

28 And they cried aloud, and cut them- the rain stop thee not.

felves after their manner with knives and lan- 45. And it came to pass in the mean * Heb. poured out cets, till * the blood gushed out upon them. while, that the heaven was black with

29 And it came to pass, when mid-day clouds and wind, and there was a great was palt, and they prophesied until the time

rain.

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great voice.
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46 And the hand of the LOŃd was on him, and said, What dost thou here, Elijah ?
Elijah; and he girded up his loyns, and ran

k And he said, I have been very jea. cit. 906.

Christ dir. 906. before Ahab, 7 to the entrance of Jezreel. lous for the LORD God of hosts : because CH A P. XIX.

the children of Israel have forsaken thy co- k Ver. 10. come to Jezreel.

I Elijah threatned by Jezebel, fleeth to Beers venant, thrown down thine altars, and slain
joeba. 4 In the wilderness being weary thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I
of his life, he is comforted by an angel

. only am left, and they seek my life, to take
9

At Horeb God appeareth unto him, sendo it away. ing him to anoint Hazael, Jehu,

and Elisha. 15 And the Lord said unto him, Go,
19. Elisha taking leave of his friends, for return on thy way to the wilderness of Da-
loweth Elijah.

mascus :1 and when thou comeft, anoint Ha- '2 Kings s. id;
Nd Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had zael to.be king 'over Syria.
A
done, and withal, how he had llain all 16 And m Jehu the son of Nimsħi shalt

thou - 2 Kings 9. r;
the prophets with the sword.

anoint to be king over Israel : and Elisha Ecclus 48.8. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah, lhalt Luke 4, 27, "Ruch 1. 17. Elijah, saying,

So let the gods do to me, thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
and more also, if I make not thy life as the 17 And it shall come to pass, that him ? Kings 8. 126
life of one of them, by to morrow about this that escapeth the sword of Hazael, shall Jehu & 10.6, .
time.

slay : and him that escapeth from the sword & 15. 3.
3 And when he saw that, he arose, and of Jehu, P shall Elisha flay.
went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, 18 9 Yet I have left me seven thousand #Rom. 11.49
which belongeth to Judah, and left his ser- in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed the

unto Baal, ' and every mouth which hath
4 G But he himself went a days journey not kissed him.
into the wilderness, and came and sat down

19 [ So he departed thence, and found under a juniper-tree : and he b. requested Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing Jonah 4.1, 6: * for himself that he might die, and said, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he

It is enough, now O LORD, take away with the twelfth : and Elijah passed by him,
my life : for I am not better than my fa- and cast his mantle upon him.
thers.

20 And he lefc the oxen, and rån after
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper Elijah, and said,

Elijah, and said, “Let me, I pray thee, kiss Matth. 8.21;
tree, behold then, an angel touched him, my father and my mother, and then I
and said unto him, Arise and eat.

will follow thee. And he faid unto him,
6 And he looked, and behold, there was Go back again ; for what have I done to *Heb. Go returns

a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of thee ?
1 Heb. boller. water at his † head : and he did eat and 21 And he returned back from him, and
drink, and laid him down again.

took a yoke of oxen, and flew them, and < '2 Sam. 24. 221
7 And the angel of the LORD came again boiled their flesh with the instruments of the
the second time, and touched him, and said, oxen, and gave unto the people, and they
Arise and eat, because the journey is too did eat : then he arose, and went after Elijah,

and ministred unto him.
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink,

CH A P. XX.
So Deut. ~ and went in the strength of that meat « forty 1 Ben-hadad not content with Ahabs homage, ;

days and forty nights, unto a Horeb the besiegeth Samaria. 13 By the direction of a
mount of God.

prophet, the Syrians are Nain. 22. As the
9. And he came thither unto a cave, prophet forewarned Ahab, the Syrians
and lodged there ; and behold, the word of trusting in the valleys, come against him in
the LORD came to him, and he said unto Aphek. 28 By the word of the prophet, and
him, What dost thou here, Elijah ?

Gods judgment,the Syrians are smitten again. 10 And he said,

I have been very jea- 31 The Syrians submitting themselves, Abab lous for the LORD God of hosts : for the sendeth Ben-hadad away with a covenant.35 children of Israel have forsaken thy cove- The prophet under the parable of a prisoner, nant, thrown down thine altars, and flain making Ahab to judge himself, denounceth

thy prophets with the sword ; and ' I, even Gods judgment against him. 1 Chap 18.21. I only am left, and they seek my life, to take all his host together, and there were

Nd Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered 9018 11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon thirty, and two kings with him, and horses;

the mount before the LORD. And behold, and chariots : and he went up and besieged SEzek, 1. 4o & the LORD passed by, and s a great and Samaria, and warred against it.

strong wind rent the mountains, and brake 2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king
in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but of Israel into the city, and said unto him,
the LORD was not in the wind : and after Thus faith Ben-hadad,
the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was 3 Thy silver and thy gold is mine, thy
not in the earthquake :

wives also and thy children, even the good-
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but liest, are mine.
the LORD was not in the fire : and after

4 And the king of Israel answered and said,
the fire a ftill small voice.

My lord, O king, according to thy saying, 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, I am thine, and all that I have. So Erod. 306. that h he wrapped his face in his mantle, and 5 And the messengers came again, and went out, and stood in the entring in of the

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25 And the king of Israel went out, and 901, 6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee to smote the horses and chariots, and sew the morrow about this time, and they shall search Syrians with a great slaughter.

thine house, and the houses of thy servants ; 22 | And the prophet came to the king
* Hebo defireabic. and it shall be, that whatsoever is * pleasant of Israel, and said unto him, Go strengthen

in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, thy self, and mark and see what thou doft
and take it away.

b for at the return of the year, the king of b2 Sam. 16. 1.
7 Then the king of Israel called all the Syria will come up against thee.
elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray 23 And the servants of the king of Syria
you, and see how this man seeketh mischief: said unto him, Their gods are gods of the
for he fent unto me for my wives, and for hills, therefore they were stronger than we:

my children, and for my silver, and for my but let us fight against them in the plain,
+ Heb. 1 kepenot gold, and + I denied him not.

and surely we shall be stronger than they.
8 And all the elders, and all the people And do this thing, Take the kings
faid unto him, Hearken nợt unto him, nor away, every man out of his place, and put
consent.

captains in their rooms.
9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers 25 And number thee an army, like the
of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord the king, all army * that thou hast lost, horse for horse, * Heb that was
that thou didít send for to thy servant at the and chariot for chariot : and we will fight fallenes
first

, I will do: but this thing I may not do. against them in the plain, and surely we mall
And the messengers departed, and brought be stronger than they. And he hearkned
him word again.

unto their voice, and did so.
10 And Ben-hadad sent unto him, and 26 And it came to pass at the return of

900. Chap. 19.2. said, The gods do fo unto me and more the year, that Ben-hadad numbred the Sy

also, if the dust of Samaria shall fufficerians, and went up to Aphek, † to fight {Heb. fathe war Heb.arc at my for handfuls for all the people that # fol- against Israel. low me.

27 And the children of Israel were num-
11 And the king of Israel answered and bred, and † were all present, and went 40s, were viens
said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on against them': and the children of Israel pit-
his harness, boalt himself, as he that putteth ched before them, like two little flocks of
it off.

kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
12 And it came to pass, when Ben-hadad 28 And there came a man of God,

heard this * message ( as he was drinking, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said,
t Or, tents.

he and the kings in the † pavilions) that he Thus faith the Lord, Because the Syrians for, place the said unto his servants, # Set your felves in have said, The LORD is God of the hills, aray : And they set themselves in aray against but he is not God of the valleys : therefore

will I deliver all this great multitude into
13 Ý And behold, there * came a pro- thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the
* Heb. approache

phet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus Lord.
faith the LORD, Hast thou seen all this 29 And they pitched one over against the
great multitude ? behold, I will deliver it in- other seven days; and so it was, that in the
to thine hand this day, and thou shalt know seventh day the battle was joyned : and the
that I am the LORD.

children of Israel New of the Syrians an hun-
14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he dred thousand footmen in one day.
faid, Thus faith the LORD, Even by the 30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the
t young men of the princes of the provinces. city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and

Then he faid, Who Thall † order the battle? seven thousand of the men that were left :
#Hebo bind, 01,
And he answered, Thou.

and Ben-hadad fled, and came into the city, "Or, from chame
15 Then he numbred the young men off into an inner chamber.
the princes of the provinces, and they were 31 And his servants said unto him, chamber within
two hundred and thirty two: and after them Behold 'now, we have heard that the kings
he numbred all the people, even all the chil- of the house of Israel are merciful kings : let
dren of Israel, being feven thousand.

us, I pray thee, put fackcloth on our loyns,
16 And they went out at noon: but Ben- and ropes upon our heads, and go out to
hadad was drinking himself drunk in the the king of Israel; peradventure he will save
pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and
two kings that helped him.

32 So they girded fackcloth on their
17 And the young men of the princes of loyns, and put ropes on their heads, and
the provinces went our first, and Ben-hadad came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy
sent out, and they told him, saying, There servant Ben-hadad faith, I pray thee, let me
are men come out of Samaria.

live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is
18 And he said, Whether they be come

my brother.
out for peace, take them alive; or whether 33 Now the men did diligently observe
they be come out for war, take them alive. whether any thing would come from him,

19 So these young men of the princes of and did haftily catch it, and they said, Thy
the provinces, came out of the city, and the brother Ben-hadad. Then he said, Go

ye, army which followed them.

bring him. Then Ben-hadad came forth to 20 And they flew every one his man: and

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