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killed him.

Zimri's captivity.


Omri's wicked reign. him that dieth of his in the fields B. C. 951. bethon, and all Israel with him, shall the fowls of the air eat.

and they besieged Tirzah. 5 Now the rest of the acts of h 2Ch.16.1,

18 And it came to pass, when Baasha, and what he did, and his


Zimri saw that the city was taken, might, are they not written h in the


that he went into the palace of the book of the chronicles of the kings

king's house, and burnt the king's of Israel?

k ver.1. house over him w with fire, and 6 So Baasha slept with his fathers, 1 Ex.20.5.

died. and was buried in Tirzah:i and

19 For his sins which he sinned in Elah his son reigned in his stead.

m ver. 13.

doing evil in the sight of the LORD, 7 And also hy the hand of the knch.15.27-29. in walking 2 in the way of Jeroprophet Jehu the son of Hanani

boam, and in his sin which he did, came the word of the LORD against o 2K1.9.31. to make Israel to sin. Baasha, and against his house, 2 even for all the evil that he did in

p Na.1.10.

20 Now the rest of the acts of

Zimri, and his treason tha he the sight of the LORD, in m provok- * which was wrought, are they not written in ing him to anger with the work of Over. the book of the chronicles of the huis hands, in being like the house q 1Sa.25.22. kings of Israel? of Jeroboam; and because a he 2 or, both his

21 T Then were the people of Iskinsmen

rael divided y into two parts: half 87 In the twenty and sixth year and his of the people followed Tihni the of Asa king of Judah began Elah the son of Baasha to reign over Is


son of Ginath, to make him king; rael in Tirzah, two years.

r ver.3.

and half followed Omri.

22 But the people that followed 9 And his servant Zimri, o (captain 3 by the hand Omri prevailed

against the people of half his chariots,) conspired


that followed Tibni the son of Giagainst him, as he was in Tirzah, sch.15.30. nath: so Tibni died, and Omri drinking himself drunk p in the t De.32.21. (reigned. house of Arza, 1 steward of his 1Sa, 12-21. 23 T In the thirty and first year house in Tirzah.

Is.41.29. of Asa king of Judah began Omri z 10 And Zimri went in and smote


to reign over Israel, twelve years : him, and killed him, in the twenty


six years reigned he in Tirzan. and seventh year of Asa king of

1 Cor.8.4.

24 And he bought the hill SamaJudah, and reigned in his stead.


ria of Shemer for two talents of 11 And it came to pass, when 4 ver.8. silver, and uilt on the hill, and he began to reign, as soon as he sat

v ch.15.27. called the name of the city which on his throne, that he slew all the

he built, after the name of Shemer, house of Baasha: he left him not

owner of the hill, 4 Samaria.a one q that pisseth against a wall,

25 9 But Omri wrought evil b in neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his

w 2Sa, 17.23.

the friends.


eyes of the LORD, and did worse

than all that were before him. 12 Thus did Zimri destroy all the X ch.12.38. 26 For he walked c in all the way house of Baasha, according to the


of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and word of the Lord, which he spaker y Pr.28.2. and in his sin wherewith he made against Baasha 3 by Jehu the pro

15.9.19-21. Israel to sin, to provoke the LORD phet,


God of Israel to anger with their 13 For all the sins of Baasha, and

Mat. 12.25.

vanities.d the sins of Elah his son, by which z 2Ch.22.2. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri they sinned, and by which they 4 Shomeron. which he did, and his might that made Israel to sin, in provokings

he showed, are they not written in the LORD God of Israel to anger

ach. 13.32

2Ki. 17.24. the book of the chronicles of the with their vanities.t


kings of Israel? 14 Now the rest of the acts of

Acts 8.5-8. 28 So Omri slept with his fathers, Flah, and all that he did, are they M1.6.16.

and was buried in Samaria: and not written in the book of the

Ahah his son reigned in his stead. chronicles of the kings of Israel?

c ver.19,

29 T And in the thirty and eightli 159 In the twenty and seventh d ver. 13. year of Asa king of Judah began year of Asa king of Judah did Zimri Acts 14.15. Ahah the son of Omri to reign over This seven days in Tirzah. And

e ver.33.

Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri the people were encamped against

reigned over Israel in Samaria 5

was it a Gibhcthon, v which belonged to the

twenty and two years.

light Philistines,

30 And Ahab the son of Omri did thing?

evil in the sight of the LORD abovee 16 And the people that were en

all that were before him. camped heard say, Zimri hath con- f Eze.8.17, spired, and hath also slain the

31 And it came to pass, 5 as if it ung: wherefore all Israel made & De.7. i3. had been a light f thing for him to Onun. The captain of the host, king

Jos. 13.12, walk in the sins of Jeroboam the

13. over Israel that day in the camp.

son of Nebat, that he took to wiseg

Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal 17 And Omri went up from Gib



Elijah feu by ravens.

I KINGS, XVII. He raiscth the widow's son. king of the Zidonians, h and i went B. C. 929. 12 And she said, As the LORD thy and served Baal, and worshipped

God liveth, I have not a cake, but him.

Ju. 18.7. an handful of meal in a barrel, and 32 And he reared up an altar for

i ch.21.21.26.

a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, Baal in the house of Baal, which

2Ki. 20.IS,

I am gathering two sticks, that I he had built in Samaria.

&c. may go in and dress it for me and 33 And Ahab made a grove ;k and

17.16. my son, that we may eat it, and Alab did more 1 to provoke the

die.g LORD God of Israel to anger than A 2Ki. 13.6.

13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear

17.10. all the kings of Israel that were


not; go, and do as thou hast said: before him.

Je, 17.1,2.

but make me thereof a little cake 31 T In his days did Hiel the Beth

first, h and bring it unto me, and al

I ver.30. elite build Jericho: he laid the

ter make for thee and for the sout

ch.21.25, foundation thereof in Abiram his

14 For thus saith the LORD God of first-born, and set up the gates m Jos.6.26. Israel, The barrel of meal shall not thereof in his youngest son Segub, Mat.24.35. waste, neither shall the cruse of according to the word of the LORD, (CHAP. 17.) oil fail, until the day that the LORD which he spake m by Joshua the i Elijahu. 3 sendeth rain upon the earth. son of Nun.

15 And she went, and did accordCHAPTER XVII.

4.25. ing to the saying of Elijah: and 1 Elijah is fed by ravens: 17 He he is called she, and he, and her house did ca! raiscth the widow's son.

Elias. 4 many days.

16 And the barrel of meal wasted was of the inhabitants of Gi-b Deut.10.8. not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, leau, said unto Ahab, As a the c Luke 4.25. according to the word of the LORD, LORD God of Israel liveth, before )


which he spake 5 by Elijah. whom I stand, there c shall not be

d Is.43.20.

17 And it came to pass afier dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.

e Ps.37.3, 19. woman, the mistress of the house,

these things, that the son of the

Is.33.16. 2 And the word of the LORD came

Hab.3, 17,

fell sick; and his sickness was sa unto him, saying,


sore that there was no breath le 3 Get thee hence, and turn thee


in him. eastward, and hide thyself by the


18 Aud she said unto Elijah. brook Cherith, that is before Jor


What i have I to do with thee, dan.

He. 13.5,6.

thou man of God? art thou come 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt 2 at the end unto me to call k my sin to retnenidrink of the brook; and I have

of days.

brance, and to slay my son! commanded the ravens d to feed

f 05,20.

19 And he said unto her, Give me thee there.

Luke 4.26, thy son. And he took him out of 5 So he went, and did according called her bosom, and carried him up dit unto the word of the LORD : for


to a loft where he abode, and lad he went and dwelt by the brook

him upon his own bed. Cherith, that is before Jordan.

20 And he cried unto the LORI, 6 And e the ravens brought him

g Ge, 21.16.

and said, O LORD my God, hast bread and flesh in the morning, and Jer. 14. 18.

thou also brought evil upon the bread and flesh in the evening; Lan1.4.9.

widow with whom I sojoura, bi and he drank of the brook.

h Pr.3.9, 10.

slaying her son ? 7 And it came to pass 2 after a Mark 9.41.

21 And he e stretched himsel! while, that the brook dried up, be


upon the child three times, an] cause there had been no rain in 3 givet).

cried unto the Lord, and said, O the land.

4 or, a full

LORD my God, I pray thee, let tis 8 T And the word of the LORD

child's soul come into 7 him agurt. came unto him, saying,


22 And the LORD heard the voice

5 by the 9 Arise, get thee to Zarephath,

of Elijah; and the soul of the child which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell

carne into him again, and he felo there : behold, I have commanded i Luke 5.8.

vived a widow woman there to sustain A Job 13.23,

23 And Elijah took the child, av! thee.

26. 10 So he arose and went to Zare- Eze.21.23, ber into the house, and delivered

brought him down out of the church

24, phath. And when he came to the

him unto his mother : 71 321 Elijah gate of the city, behold, the widow 2 2Ki.4.34,35. said, See, tliy son liveih! woman was there gathering of 6 measured. sticks : and he called to her, and his inward jah, Now n by this I kuovy that

21 | And the woman said to Elsaid, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little


thou art a man of God, and t?? water in a vessel, that I may drink.

m He. 11.33.

llie word of the LORD ia thy xuovih 11 And as she was going to fetch

is truth. it, he called to her, and said, Bring 1 Jno.3.2.

CHAPTER XVII. me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread

16.30. in thine hand.

Elijah, by prayer obtaining rain, full.

loweth Ahab to Jezree!

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Elijah sent to Ahab.

1 KINGS, XVIII. Convinceth Baal's prophets. ND it came to pass after many a

B. C. 906. 16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab,

and told him: and Ahab went to came to Elijah in the third year, a ch.17.1. meet Elijah. saviug, Go show thyself unto Ahab; b ne.28.12. 17 And it came to pass, when and I will send rain upon the earth. Ps. 147.8. Ahab saw Elijah, that Ahab said

2 And Elijah went to show him- Jer.5.24. unto him, Art thou he that trouself unto Ahab. And there was a

14.22. bleth m Israel? sore famine in Samaria.


18 And he answered, I have not 3 And Ahab called 1 Obadiah, 1 Obadiahu. troubled Israel; but thou and thy which was 2 the governor of his 2 over his father's house, n in that ye have house. (Now Obadiah feared c the house. forsaken o the commandments of LORD greatly:


Ne.7.2 the LORD, and thou hast followed 4 For it was so, when 3 Jezebel 2 Izebel. Baalim. cut off the prophets of the LORD,

d Ne.5.15.

19 Now therefore send, and gather that Obadiah took d an hundred

to me all Israel unto mount Car

e Ps.31.9, 10. prophets, and hid them by fifty in a


mel, p and the prophets of Baal cave, and fed them with bread e

four hundred and fifty, and the and water.)

* cut not fi prophets of the groves a four bun

ourselves 5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah,

dred, which eat at Jezebel's table. Go into the land, unto all fountains

from the

20 So Ahab sent unto all the childof water, and unto all brooks: per

ren of Israel, and gathered, the adventure we may find grass to

f 2Ki.2.16.

Eze.3.12, prophets together unto mount Carsave the horses and mules alive,


mel. that we 4 luse not all the beasts.


21 And Elijah came unto all the 6 So they divided the land between Acts 8.39. people, and said, How s long halt them, to pass throughout it: Ahab

& Pr.8.13.

ye between two 5 opinions ? if the went one way by himself, and Oba

LORD be God, follow him: but ift

Ec.7.18. diah went another way by himself.


Baal, then follow him. And the 79 And as Obadiah was in the

h Mat. 10.41,

people answered him not a word. way,behold, Elijah met him: and he

22 Then said Elijah unto the peoknew him: and he fell on his face, i Mat.25.35. ple, I, even I only, u remain a proand said, Art thou that my lord

phet of the LORD; but Baal's proElijah?

A Mat.10.28.

phets are four hundred and fifty & And he answered him. I am: go,

1 Is.51.7,8.

men. tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here. w

23 Let them therefore give us two 9. And he said, what have I sinned, m Ac. 16,20. pullocks; and let them choose one that thou wouldest deliver thy ser

17.6. bullock for themselves, and cut it vant into the hand of Ahab, to slay

n2 ch.21.20. in pieces, and lay it on wood, and me?

put no fire under : and I will dress

och, 15.2. 10 As the LORD thy God liveth,

the other bullock, and lay it on there is no nation or kingdom P 182: 15.12. wood, and put no fire under: whither my lord hath not sent to


24 And call ye on the name of seek thee : and when they said, He 9 ch.16.33. your gods, and I will call on the w not there; he took an oath of the 7 ch.22.6. name of the LORD: and the God kingdom and nation, that they s 2Ki. 17.41. that answereth by fire, v let him be found thee not.

Mat.6.24. God. And all the people answered 11 And now thou sayest, Go, tell or thoughts. and said, 6 It is well spoken. thy lord, Behold, Elijahı is here.

Jos.24.15. 25 And Elijah said unto the pro2 And it shall come to pass, as u ch.19.10, phets of Baal, Choose you one bul2001 as I am gone from thee, thatf

lock for yourselves, and dress it the Spirit of the LORD shall carry

v Ch.21.26. thee whither I know not; and so 6 The word


first; for ye are many: and call on

the name of your gods, but put no when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: 7 or, answer.

is good.

fire under

26 And they took the bullock but I thy servant fear g the LORD w Ps. 115.5-8. which was given them, and they

Jer. 10.5.

dressed it, and called on the name 13 Was it not told my lord what I 1 Cor. 12.2. of Baal from morning even until dued when Jezebel slew the pro-sor, heard. noon, saying, O Baal, 7 hear us. plets of the LORD, how I hid an 9 or, up and But there ro was no voice, nor any hunused men of the Lord's pro

down at that 8 answered. And they leaped phets h by finity in a cave, and fed i

the altar.

9 upon the altar which was made. thero with bread and water?

10 wúh

27 And it came to pass at noon, 14 And now thou sayest, Go, tell great yoice. that

Elijah mocked them, and said, thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here:

or, medis

Cry 10 aloud : for x he is a god; tateth.

either he 11 is talking, or he 12 is 15 And Elijah said, As the LORD 12 hath a

pursuing, or he is in a journey, or of bosts liveth, before whom ! pursuit. peradventure he sleepeth, and must stand, ! I will surely show myself y Le. 19.28.

be awaked.

28 And they cried aloud, and cuty 353


som my youth.

and he shall slay k me.

uunto him to-day.

13 they pour


Baal's prophets slain.


Elijah obtains rain. themselves, after their manner, B. C. 906. Get thee up, eat and drink; for with knives and lancets, till 13 the

there is 18 a sound of abundance of blood gushed out upon them.

rain. 29 And it came to pass, when mid

ed out

42 So Ahab went up to eat and to day was past, and they prophesied blood upon drink. And Elijah went up to the until the time of the 14 offering of them. top of Carmel ; and i he cast himthe evening sacrifice, that there was 11 ascending. his face between his knees,

self down upon the earth and put neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any 15 that regarded.

15 attention. 43 And said to his servant, Go up 30 And Elijah said unto all the

z Ge.32.28. now, look toward the sea. And people, Come near unto me. And

he went up, and looked, and said, all the people came near unto him, a Lev. 1.6-8. There is nothing. And he said, Go And he repaired the altar of the

16 went.

again seven times. LORD that was broken down.

41 And it came to pass at the 31 And Elijah took twelve stones, b ver.32,38. seventh time, that he said, Behold, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto

there ariseth a little cloud out of C Ex.3.6.

the sea, like a man's hand. And whom z the word of the LORD d ch.8.43. he said, Go up, say unto Altab, 19 came, saying, Israel shall be thy 2Ki. 19.19. Prepare thy chariot, and get thee name:


down, that the rain stop thee not 32 And with the stones he built Eze.36.23.

45 And it came to pass in the an altar in the name of the LORD:


mean while, that the heaven was and he made a trench round about e Nu.16.28. black with clouds and wind, and the altar, as great as would contain

there was a great rain. And Ahab two measures of seed.


rode, and went to Jezreel. 33 And he put the wood in order,


46 And the land of the LORD was and cut a the bullock in pieces, and


on Elijah ; and he girded k up his laid him on the wood, and said, Fill

loins, and ran before Ahab 20 to the four barrels with water, and pour 'g ver.24. entrance of Jezreel. it on the burnt-sacrifice, and on

CHAPTER XIX. the wood.

27 or, Appre- Elisha, taking leave of his friends,

hend. 34 And he said, Do it the second

followeth Elijah. time. And they did it the second h Deut. 13.5. time. And he said, Do it the third

18.20. Elijah had done, and withal time. And they did it the third 2Ki. 10.25. how he had slain a all the prophets time.

with the sworu. 35 And the water 16 ran round

2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger about the altar; and he filled the

unto Elijah, saying, Sob let the trench b also with water.

18 or, a noise. gods do to me, and more also, ifo 36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacri

i Ja.5.17, 18,

I make not thy life as the life of

one of them by to-morrow about fice, that Elijah the prophet came 19 tie,or,bind. this time. near, and said,c Lord God of Abra

k 2K1.4.29.

3 And when he saw that, he arose, ham, Isaac, and of Israel,d let it be


and went for his life, and came to known this day that thou art God

Job 39.3.

Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Juin Israel, and that I am thy servant,

Jer. 1.17.

dah, and left his servant there. and e that I have done all these

Ep.6.14. 4. But he himself went a day's things at thy word.

1 Pet. 1.13. journey into the wilderness, and 37 Hear me, O LORD, hear me,

20 till thou

came and sat down under a juniper that this people may know that

tree : and he requested for him, thou art the LORD God, and that

come to.

selt that he might die; and said, thou hast turned their heart back

(CHAP 19.)

It is enough; now, O LORD, take again.

away my life; for e' I am not better 38 Then f the fire of the LORD fell, a ch. 18.40. and consumed the burnt-sacrifice, ó ch.20.10.

than my fathers.

5 And as he lay and slept under a and the wood, and the stones, and

Ru.1.17. the dust, and licked up the water

juniper tree, behold, then an angeli

2Ki.6.31. touched him, and said uuto kin, that was in the trench.

Arise and eat. 39. And when all the people saw c Ps.37.32,

33. it, they fell on their faces: and they

6 And he looked, and, behold,

there was a cake baken on the coals,
said, The LORD, he is the God; the 1 his life. and a cruse of water at his 2 head.
LORD, heg is the God.
40 And Elijah said unto them, 17

And he did eat and drink, and last
d Nu, 11.15.
Jon 4.3,8.

him down again. Take the prophets of Baal ; let not

7 And the angel of the LORD came one of them escape. And they e Ps.39.12. took them; and Elijah brought

again the second time, and touched them down to the brook Kishon,

f Heb.1.14. him, and said, Arise and eat; be

cause the journey is too great for and slew h them there.

thee. 41 | And Elijah said unto Ahab,

8 And he arose, and did eat and 354

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An angel comforteth Elijah. I KINGS, XX.

Elisha followeth him, drink, and went in the strength of B.C. 901. oxen before him, and he with the that meat forty 9 days and forty

twelfth : and Elijah passed by him, nights, unto Horeb the h mount of

and cast luis mantle upon him. God.

& Ex.31.28.

20 And he left the oxen, and ran 99 And he came thither unto a


after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray

Mal.4.2. cave and lodged there; and, behold,

thee, kiss my father and my mothe word of the LORD came to him, h Ex.3.1.

ther, and then I will follow thee. and he said unto him. What doest


And he said unto him, 4 Go back thou here, Elijah?

quain: for what have I done to 10 And i he said, I have been very i Ro.11.2-4. thee? kjealous for the LORD God of hosts:

21 And he returned back from for the children of Israel have for- & Nu.25.11, him, and took a yoke of oxen, and saken thy covenant, thrown down


slew them, and boiled their flesh thine aliars, and slain 2 thy pro

Ps.69,9. with the instruments a of the oxen, pbets with the sword; and 1, even I

and gave unto the people, and they

I ch.18.4.20. only, am left; and they seek my

did eat. Then he arose, and went

Mi.7.2. life, to take it away.

after Elijah and ministered unto 11 And he said, 'Go forth, and

m Ex.24.12.

him. stand upon the mount m before the

CHAPTER XX. LORD. And, behold, the LORD pass- n Eze. 1.4. By the direction of the prophet the ed hy, and a great and strong wind

Syrians are slain. n rent the mountains, and brake in o Zec.4.6. pieces the rocks before the LORD ;

gathered all his host togethbut the o LORD was not in the p Ex.3.6. er : and there were thirty and two wind: and after the wind an earth


kings with him, and horses, and quake; but the LORD was not in the

chariots; and he went up and beearthquake:

sieged Samaria, and warred against 12 And after the earthquake a

r Jer. 22.9. fire; but the LORD was not in the

2 And he sent messengers to Ahab fire: and after the fire a still small s 2Ki.8.12,13. king of Israel into the city, and said voice.

unto him, Thus a saith Ben-hadad, 13 And it was so when Elijah 12Ki.9.1-3. 3 Thy silver and i hy gold is mine; heard it, that he p wrapped his face

thy wives also and thy children, in his mantle, and went out, and u Luke 4.27. even the goodliest, are mine. stood in the entering in of the cave.

4 And the king of Israel answered And, behold, there came a voice un


and said, My lord, O king, according to him, and said, What doest thou

to thy saying, I am thine, and all here, Elijah?

v 2Ki.9.14,

that I have. 14 And he said, I have been very 30.6.&c.

5 And the messengers came again, jealous for the LORD God of hosts :


and said, Thus speaketh Ben-habecause the children of Israel have

dad, saying, Although I have sent forsaken r thy covenant; thrown w 10.6.5. unto thee saying, thou shalt deliver down thine altars, and slain thy

me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy prophets with the sword: and I, Rom. 11.4. wives, and thy children; even I only, am leit; and they seek

6 Yet I will send my servants tuy life, to take it away.

3 or, will

unto thee to-morrow about this 15 and the LORD said unto him,


time, and they shall search thine Go, return on thy way to the wild

house, and the houses of thy serderness of Damascus: and when y Ho.13.2.

vants, and it shall be, that whatthou comest, anoint Hazaels to be

soever is pleasant in thine eyes, king over Syria :

they shall put it in their hand, and 16 And Jehut the son of Nimshi 2 Mat.8.21,

take it away. shalt thou anoint to be king over

22. 7 Then the king of Israel called Israel: and Elisha u the son of Sha- Lu.9.61,62. all the elders of the land, b and phat, of Abel-meholah, shalt thou

said, Mark, I pray you, and see how noint to be prophet in thy room.

4 Go, return. this man seeketh mischief: for he 17 And vit shall come to pass, that

sent unto me for my wives, and for him that escapeth the sword of a 282.24.22.

my children, and for my silver, and Hazael shall Jehu slay: and him

for my gold, and I 2 denied him not. that escapeth from the sword of

(CHAP. 20,)

8 And all the elders and all the Jehu shall Elisha slay.w

& Is.10.13,14. people said unto him, Hearken not 18 Yet (3 have left me seven

unto him, nor consent. thousand in Israel, all the knees - desiralle. 9 Wherefore he said unto the which have not bowed unto Baal, b 261.5.7.

messengers of Ben-hadad, Tell my and every mouth which hath not

lord the king, All that thou didst

2 kept not 29 So he departed thence, and

send for to thy servant at the first I

back from will do: but this thing I may not found Elsha the sonof Shaphat,


do. And the messengers departed, 1008 ploughing with twelve yoke of

and brought him word again.



kissed y him

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