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the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin

wherewith he made Israel to sin. 27 °And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of

the house of Issachar, conspired against him ; and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines ; for Nadab and all Israel

'were laying! siege to Gibbethon. 28 °Even in the third year of Asa king

of Judah did Baasha slay him, and 29) reigned in his stead. And it came

to pass that, las soon as he was king', he smote all the house of Jeroboam ; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him; according unto the saying of the Lord, which he spake by the

hand of his servant Ahijah the Shi30 lonite: "Ifor the sins of Jeroboam

which he sinned, and Iwherewith he made Israel 'tol sin ; 'because of his provocation wherewith he pro

voked the LORD, 'thel God of Israel, 31 to anger. "Now the rest of the acts

of Nadab, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the

chronicles of the kings of Israel? 32 °And there was war between Asa and

Baasha king of Israel all their days. 33 In the third year of Asa king of

Judah began Baasha the son of Ahijah

to reign over all Israel in Tirzah, and 34 reigned twenty and four years. °And

he did that which wası evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the

way of Jeroboam, and in his sin where161 with he made Israel to sin. Andi

the word of the LORD came to Jehu

the son of Hanani against Baasha, say2 ing, °Forasmuch as I exalted thee out

of the dust, and made thee Iprince over my people Israel; and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam, and hast made my people Israel to sin, to

provoke me to anger with their sins; (3 Obehold, I will lutterly sweep' away

Baasha and his house; and I will

make thy house like the house of Jero4 boam the son of Nebat. 'Him that

dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in

the field' 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 in the book of the

chronicles of the kings of Israel ? 6 °i Andi Baasha slept with his fathers,

and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah 7 his son reigned in his stead. And

imoreover! by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, 'both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, 'to provokel him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and

because he 'smotel ?him. 8 In the twenty and sixth year of Asa

king of Judah began Elah the son of

Baasha to reign over Israel in Tirzah, 9 land reigned two years. And his

servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him: Inowi he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, 'which

was over the household' in Tirzah : 10 °and Zimri went in and smote him,

and killed him, in the twenty and

seventh year of Asa king of Judah, 11 and reigned in his stead. °And it

came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he Ismotel all the house of Baasha: he left him not la single man child',

neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his 12 friends. 'Thus did Zimri destroy all

the house of Baasha, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake

against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, (13 °for all the sins of Baasha, and the

sins of Elah his son, which they sinned, and 'wherewith! they made Israel to sin, 'to provokel the LORD,

'the God of Israel, to anger with their 14 vanities. Now the rest of the acts

of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chron

icles of the kings of Israel ? 15 In the twenty and seventh year of

Asa king of Judah did Zimri reign seven days in Tirzah. INow the people were encamped against Gib

bethon, which belonged to the Phi16 listines. °And the people that were

encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also Ismitten! the king: wherefore all Israel made Om

ri, the captain of the host, king over 17 Israel that day in the camp. And

Omri went up from Gibbethon, and

all Israel with him, and they besieged 18 Tirzah. And it came to pass, when

Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the 81 castlel of the king's house, and burnt the king's

house over him with fire, and died, 19 °for his sins which he sinned in doing

Ithat which was' evil in the sight of

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VERSION OF 1611.-27 belongeth laid ; 29 when reigned ; 30 because of .. which .. by. XVI. 1 Then; 3 take.. (the posterity of). . (the posterity of); 4 fields ; 6 So; 7 also.. even for; . in provoking . . killed ; 9 as . . steward of his house; 11 slew .. one that pisseth against a wall; 13 (by).. by which . . in provoking; 15 And; 16 slain; 18 palace. = [44]

the Lord, in walking in the way of Ahab did 'yet' more to provoke the

Jeroboam, and in his sin which he Lord, "the God of Israel, to anger 20 did, to make Israel Itol sin. Now than all the kings of Israel that were

the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his 34 before him. 061n his days did Hiel treason that he wrought, are they not the Beth-elite build Jericho: he laid written in the book of the chronicles the foundation thereof Twith the loss of the kings of Israel?

oft Abiram his firstborn, and set up 21 Then were the people of Israel di. the gates thereof iwith the loss of his

vided into two parts: half of the youngest son Segub; according to the people followed Tibni the son of word of the Lord, which he spake by

Ginath, to make him king; and half 'the hand of! Joshua the son of Nun. 22 followed Omri. °But the people that 17 1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was

followed Omri prevailed against the Bof the Isojourners' of Gilead, said people that followed Tibni the son unto Ahab, As the Lord, thel God

of Ginath : so Tibni died, and Omri of Israel, liveth, before whom I stand, 23 reigned. In the thirty and first year there shall not be dew nor rain these

of Asa king of Judah began Omri years, but according to my word. to reign over Israel, land reigned 2 And the word of the LORD came un

twelve years : six years reigned he in 3 to him, saying, °Get thee hence, and 24 Tirzah.' °And he bought the hill iSa- turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by

maria of Shemer for two talents of the brook Cherith, that is before Jorsilver; and 'hel 2built on the hill, and 4 dan. And it shall be, that thou shalt called the name of the city which he drink of the brook; and I have com

built, after the name of Shemer, 'thel manded the ravens to feed thee there. 25 owner of the hill, iSamaria. And' 5 °So he went and did according unto

Omri idid that which wasi evil in the the word of the LORD: for he went Isight of the Lord, and idealt wick- and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that

edly above all that were before him. 6 is before Jordan. And the ravens 26 °For he walked in all the way of Jero- brought him bread and flesh in the

boam the son of Nebat, and in his morning, and bread and flesh in the Isinst wherewith he made Israel to evening; and he drank of the brook. sin, to provoke the LORD, 'thel God 7 °And it came to pass after a while,

of Israel, to anger with their vanities. that the brook dried up, because there 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri Iwas! no rain in the land.

which he did, and his might that he 8 And the word of the Lord came shewed, are they not written in the *9 unto him, saying, "Arise, get thee to

book of the chronicles of the kings Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, 28 of Israel? So Omri slept with his and dwell there: behold, I have com

fathers, and was buried in Samaria : manded a widow woman there to susand Ahab his son reigned in his * (10 tain thee. So he arose and went to stead.

Zarephath; and when he came to the 29 And in the thirty and eighth year of gate of the city, behold, iar widow

Asa king of Judah began Ahab the woman was there gathering sticks : son of Omri to reign over Israel: and and he called to her, and said, Fetch Ahab the son of Omri reigned over me, I pray thee, a little water in a

Israel in Samaria twenty and two 11 vessel, that I may drink. °And as 30 years. And Ahab the son of Omri she was going to fetch it, he called to

did that which was! evil in the sight her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee,

of the LORD above all that were be- * 12 a morsel of bread in thine hand. And 31 fore him. And it came to pass, as if she said, As the Lord thy God liveth,

it had been a light thing for him to I have not a cake, but lan handful of walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son meal in 'thel barrel, and a little oil in of Nebat, that he took to wife 8 Jezebel other cruse: and, behold, I am gatherthe daughter of Ethbaal king of the ing two sticks, that I may go in and

Zidonians, and went and served Baal, dress it for me and my son, that we 32 and worshipped him. °And he reared 13 may eat it, and die. 'And Elijah said

up an altar for Baal in the house of unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou

Baal, which he had built in Samaria. hast said: but make me thereof a 33 "And Ahab made uithe Asherah'; and little cake first, and bring it forth

1 Heb. Shomeron,
* Or, I fortified the hill
3 Heb. Izebel.

• See 2 Kings xiii. 6.
s See Josh. vi. 26.

6 According to the Sept., of Tishbeh

of Gilead.

VERSION OF 1611.-25 But .. wrought .. eyes. . did worse than ; 26 sin ; 33 a grove ; 34 in . . in.

-XVII. 1 inhabitants ; 7 had been; 10 the.. (of); 12 a .. a .. a. = (19)

grass landi

unto me, and lafterward! make for * 14 thee and for thy son. °For thus saith

the LORD, the God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the

day that the LORD sendeth rain upon 15 the earth. And she went and did

aceording to the saying of Elijah: and

she, and he, and her house, did eat *(16 many days. The barrel of meal

wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the

Lord, which he spake 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 18) there was no breath left in him. And

she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, thou man of God ? Ithou art come unto me to ibring! my

sin to remembrance, and to slay my 19 son! And he said unto her, Give

me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into

Ithe chamberl, where he abode, and 20 laid him upon his own bed. "And he

cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil

upon the widow with whom I sojourn, 21 by slaying her son ? °And he 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 him again. 22 °And the LORD ihearkened unto the

voice of Elijah; and the soul of the

child came into him again, and he re23 vived. "And Elijah took the child,

and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered

him unto his mother: and Elijah said, (24 See, thy son liveth. 'And the woman

said to Elijah, Now I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word

of the Lord in thy mouth is truth. 181 And it came to pass after many

days, that the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying,

Go, shew thyself unto Ahab; and I 2) will send rain upon the earth. And

Elijah went to shew himself unto

Ahab. And the famine was sore in 3 Samaria. 'And Ahab called Obadiah,

which was 'over the householdi. (Now

Obadiah feared the LORD greatly : 4 °for it was so, when Jezebel cut off

the prophets of the LORD, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed

5 them with bread and water.) 'And

Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go 'through! the land, unto all the fountains of water, and unto all thel brooks: peradventure we may

find save the horses and mules alive, athat 6 we 'losel not all the beasts. °So they

divided the land between them to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way

by himself, and Obadiah went an7 other way by himself. And as Oba

diah was in the way, behold, Elijah met him: and he knew him, and fell

on his face, and said, 'Is it thou, my 8 lord Elijah ? And he answered him,

"It is! I : go, tell thy lord, Behold, 9 Elijah is here. And he said, 'Where

in' have I sinned, that thou wouldest

deliver thy servant into the hand of 10 Ahab, to slay me? °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 is not here', he took an oath of

the kingdom and nation, that they 11 found thee not. And now thou say

est, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah 12 is here. And it shall come to pass,

as soon as I am gone from thee, that 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 fear 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 by fifty in a

cave, and fed them with bread and 14 water? °And now thou sayest, Go,

tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here: 15 and he shall slay me. And Elijah

said, As the Lord of hosts liveth,

before whom I stand, I will surely 16 shew myself unto him to-day. 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, 'Is

iti thou, 'thou troubler ofi Israel ? 18 °And he answered, I have not troubled

Israel; but thou, and thy father's house, in that ye have forsaken the

commandments of the Lord, and thou 19 hast followed thel Baalim. Now

therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the 'Asherah! four hundred, which eat at Jezebel's

1 Or, art thou &c.

? Or, landl lose Inone of

VERSION OF 1611.-13 after ; 16 (And); 18 call; 19 a loft ; 22 heard; 24 (by this). XVIII. 2 there..a; 3 governor of his house; 5 into. . to.. leese; 7 Art.. that; 8 am, 9 What; 10 there; 17 Art. . he that troubleth ; 19 groves. = [27]

20 table. "So Ahab sent unto all the

children of Israel, and gathered the

prophets together unto mount Carmel. * 21 And Elijah came 'nearl unto all the

people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions ? if the LORD be God, follow him: but if Baal, then

follow him. And the people answered 22 him not a word. "Then said Elijah

unto the people, I, even I only, 'am left! a prophet of the Lord; but

Baal's prophets are four hundred and 23 fifty men.°Let them therefore give

us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under : and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on

thel wood, and put no fire under. 24 °And call ye on the name of your

godi, and I will call on the name of the LORD: and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God. And all

the people answered and said, It is 25 well spoken. '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 'god', but put no 26 fire under. °And they took the bull

ock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, 'hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered.

And they leaped about the altar 27 which was made. And it came to

pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud : for he is a god; either he is 'musingi, or he is 'gone aside', or he is in a journey, or

peradventure he sleepeth, and must 28 be awaked. And they cried aloud',

and cut themselves after their manner

with Sknives and lances', till the blood 29 gushed out upon them. °And it iwas

so', when midday was past, 'thati they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening foblation ; buti

there was neither voice, nor any to 30 answer, nor any that regarded. And

Elijah said unto all the people, Come near unto me; and all the people came near unto him. And he re

paired the altar of the Lord that was 31 ithrown' down. °And Elijah took

twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the LORD

came, saying, Israel shall be thy 32 name. °And with the stones he built

an altar in the name of the LORD; and he made a trench about the altar,

as great as would contain 5two meas* 33 ures of seed. And he put the wood

in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it on the wood. And 'he! said, Fill four barrels with water,

and pour it on the burnt "offering!, 34 and on the wood. And he said, Do

it the second time; and they did it the second time. And he said, Do it

the third time; and they did it the 35 third time. And the water ran round

about the altar ; and he filled the 36 trench also with water. And it came

to pass at the time of the offering of the evening loblation', that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, 'O' LORD, 'thel God of Abraham, 'of' Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy

servant, and that I have done all these (37) things at thy word. 'Hear me, O

Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou, LORD, art God, band

that thou hast turned their heart back 38 again. "Then the fire of the LORD

fell, and consumed the burnt toffering!, and the wood, and the stones,

and the dust, and licked up the water (39 that was in the trench. And when

all the people saw it, they fell on their

faces: and they said, The LORD, he 40 is God; the Lord, he is God. And

Elijah said unto them, Take the prophets of Baal; let not one of

And they took them: and Elijah brought them down to the

brook Kishon, and slew them there. 41 °And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee

up, eat and drink; for there is Ithel 42 sound of abundance of rain. °So

Ahab went up to eat and to drink.
And Elijah went up to the top of
Carmel; and he 'bowed himself down

upon the earth, and put his face be43 tween his knees. 'And he said to

his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked,

and said, There is nothing. And he 44 said, Go again seven times. "And it

came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a cloud out of the sea, las small asi a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, "I Make ready! thy chariot, and

them escape.

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get thee down, that the rain stop thee 45 not. °And it came to pass in la little!

while, that the heaven 'grewi black with clouds and wind, and there was

a great rain. And Ahab rode, and 46 went to Jezreel. °And the hand of the

Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to

the entrance of Jezreel. 191 And Ahab told Jezebel all that

Elijah had done, and withal how he

had slain all the prophets with the 2 sword. "Then Jezebel sent a mes

senger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one

of them by to-morrow about this time. 3 °1 And when he saw that, he arose,

and went for his life, and came to

Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, 4 and left his servant there. But he

himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a 2juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O

Lord, take away my life; for I am (5 not better than my fathers. And he

lay 'down' and slept under a juniper tree; landı, beho an angel touched

him, and said unto him, Arise and eat. 6) °And he looked, and, behold, there

was at his head a cake baken on the Scoals, and a cruse of water. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down 7 again. °And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for 8 thee. 'And he arose, and did eat

and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty

nights unto Horeb the mount of God. 9 °And he came thither unto a cave,

and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and

he said unto him, What doest thou 10 here, Elijah ? °And he said, I have

been very jealous for the LORD, 'the! God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword: and

I, even I only, am left; and they seek 11 my life, to take it away. °And he said,

Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the

LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind : and after the wind an earth

quake; but the LORD was not in the 12 earthquake: °and after the earthquake

a fire; but the LORD was not in the

fire : and after the fire 4a still small 13 voice. °And it was so, when Elijah

heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice unto him,

and said, What doest thou here, Eli14 jah? 'And he said, I have been very

jealous for the Lord, 'the God of hosts; 'for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I,

even I only, am left; and they seek 15 my life, to take it away. And the

LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way 6to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, thou

shalt! anoint Hazael to be king over 16 Syria: and Jehu the son of Nimshi

shalt thou anoint to be king over Is. rael: and Elisha the son of Shaphat

of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to 17 be prophet in thy room. And it shall

come to pass, that him that escapeth

from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him that escapeth from the 18 sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay. Yet

Slwill' I leavei me seven thousand in
Israel, all the knees which have not

bowed unto Baal, and every mouth 19 which hath not kissed him. So he

departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth : and Elijah

passed lover unto him, and cast his 20 mantle upon him. "And he left the

oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow thee. And he said unto him, Go back

again ; for what have I done to thee? 21 °And he returned from 'following him,

and took 'thel yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah,

and ministered unto him. 201 And 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

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