Obrazy na stronie

the louse of Baal, wliich he bad built in Sa-ther did the cruse of oil fail, according to maria.

te word of the LORD, which lie spake by 33 And Aliah made a grove: and Ahal Elijah. did more to proroke the LORD God of Israel 17 9 And it came to pass after these things, 10 anger than all the kings of Israel that were that the son of the woman, the inistress of before lim.

the liouse, fell sick; and his sickness was so 54 I In lois days did Iliel the Beth-elite sore, that there was no breath left in him. build Jericho: he said the foundation thereof 18 And she said unto Elijahı, What liare ! in Abiram his first-born, and set up the gates to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thereof in his youngest son Seguh, according thou come unto me to call iny sin to rememto the word of the LORD, which lie spake liy brance, and in slay my son Joshua the son of Xan.

19 And lie said unto lier, Give me thy son. CHAP. XVII.

And he took him out of lier boson, and car

a , he abode, and inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahah, laid liim upon his own bed. is the Lord God of Israel liveth, before 20 And he cried unto the Lord), and said, whoin 1 siand, there shall not be dew nor O LORD my God, last thou also brought evil rain these years, hut according to my word. upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by

? Anu ile word of the LORD came unto siaying her son? him, saying,

21 Ånd lie stretched liiinself upon the child Gei thee hence, and turn thee eastward, three times, and cried unto the Lord, and and hide thyself by the brook Cherithi, that said, O Lord my God, I pray thice, let this is before Jordan,

child's soul come into liim again. 4 And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of 22 And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah, the lorouk : and I have commanded the ra- and the soul of the child came into him again, vens to feed thee thiere.

and he revived. 5 So le weni, and did according unto the 23 And Elijah took the child, and brought word of the Lord for he went and dwell him down out of the chainber into the house, by the brook Cheritli, that is before Jorcan. and delivered liim unto liis mother: and Eli.

6 And the ravens brought him bread and jal said, See, lly son liveth. flesh in the morning, and bread and Mesh in 24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now the evening; and he drank of the brook. by this I know that thou art a mali of God

7 And il camne lu pass, alter a while, thailand that the word of the LORD in thv inoutk the brook dried up, because there had been is truth. no rain in the land.

CHAP. XVIII. 81 And the word of the Lord came unto

AND it came to pass after many days iltat hiin, saying,

9 Arise, get thee to Zarephatlı, which he-the third year, saying, Go, shiew thyself onto longeth to Zidon, and dwell there : behold, 1 | Ahab; and i will send rain upon the earth. bare commanded a widow woman there to 2 And Elijah went to shew himself unto sustain thee.

Ahab : and there wus a sore lamine in Sa. 10 So he arose, and went to Zarephath : maria. and when he came to the gate of the city, be 3 And Alah called Obadiah, which was nold, the widow woman was there gathering the governor of his louse : (now Obadiah of sticks; and he called to her, and said, feared ihe LORD greatly; Fetclı me, I pray thee a little water in a ves 4 For it was so, when Jezebel cut off the rel, that I may drink.

prophets of the LORD, that Obadialı took an 11 And as sive was going to fetch it, he hundred propliels, and hid them by filty in a calied to her, and said, Bring me, I pray cave, and fed them with bread and water:) thee, a morsel of bread in thing hand.

5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into 12 And she said, As the LORD thy God the land, unto all fountains of water, and livetli, 1 liave not a cake, but an handful of unto ali brooks; peradventure we may find meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse : grass to save the horses and mules alive, that and, behold, I am gathering iwo sticks, that we lose not all the bcasts. I may go in and dress it for me and my son, 6 So they divided the land between them, that we may eat it, and die.

to pass throughout it: Ahab went one way 13 And Elijah said unto her, Fear not'; go by himself, and Obadiah went anoll:er way and dlo as thou hast said: but make ine there by himself. of a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and 7 | And as Obadiah was in the way, be after make for thee and for thy son : hold, Elijalı inet him: and he knew biin, and

14 For lius saith the Lord God of Israel, fell on his face, and suid, Arl thou that my The barrel of meal shall not waste, neiiber lord Elijah ? shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that 8 And he answered him, I am: go, tell the the Loru sendeth rain upon the earth. loru, Behold, Elijalı is here.

15 And she went, and did according to the 9 And lie said, What have 1 sinned, that saying of Elijah : and she, and he, and lier thou wouldest deliver thy servant into the house, did eal many days.

hand of Alab, to slay me? 16 And the barrel of ineal wasted not, nei 10 As the LORD thy God liveth, there is no

bation or kingdom whither my lord hath not leaped upon the allar which was made. sent to seek thee: and when they said, He is 27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah not there, lie took an oath of the kingdom mocked them, and said, Cry aloud ; for he is and nation, ibai they found thee not. a god: either he is talking, or he is pursuing,

11 And now thou savest, Go, teli tiny lord, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepBelio!d, Eljalin here,

eth, and must be awaked. 12 And it shall coine to pass, as soon as 29. And they cried aloud, and ent them I am zone from thee, that the Spirit of the selves, after their manner, with knives and Lors shall carry thee whitler I know not; lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them. and so when I come and le!! Abab, and lié 29 And ii came to pass, when mid-day callao: hind thee, lie shall slay me : but I this was past, and they prophesied until the tinie ser vant fear the Lord from iny youth. of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that

13 Was it not told my lord what I did, there was neither voice, nor any to answer, when Jezebel slew the prophets of the Lorn, nor any that regarded. how I lid an hundred men of the Lord's 30 And Elijah said unto all the people, propliets by fifty in a cave, and red them Come rear unto me. And all the people willi bread and water?

came near unto him: and he repaired ihe al 17 And now thou sayest, Gio, tell thy lord, tər of the LORD that was broken down. Behold, Elijal: is here : and hic shall slay me. SI And Elijalı look twelve stones, accord

15 And Elijah said, As the Lord of hosts ing to the number of the tribes of the sons of liveth, before wlinu 1 stand, I will surely Jacob, unto wliom the word of the LORD shew myself into hiin lo-day.

came, saying, Israel siiall be lliy naine; 16 Só Obadialı went to meet Ala!), and 32 And with thie stoues be built an altar told him ; and Ahab went to meet Elijalı. in the name of the Lord: and he niade a

17 1 And it came to pass, when Abab saw trench about the altar, as great as would Elijah, that Abal, said unto bim, Arl thou contain two measures of seed. he thai troubleti Israel ? .

33 And lie puthe wood in order, and cut the 18 And he answered, I have not troubled bullock in pieces, and laid him on tlie wood, srael; but thou, and thy father's house, in and said, Fill four barrels with water, and jat ye have forsaken the commandments of pouriton ilie burnt-sacrifice,and on the wood. Je LORD, and thou hast followed Baalim. 34 And he said, Do it the second time:

19 Now therefore send, and gather to ine and they did il the second time. And he all Israel unto mount Carmel, and the pro- said, Do it the third time: and they did it phets of Baal four hundred and tifty, and the the third time. prophets of the groves four hundred, which 35 And the water ran round about the al. eat at Jezebel's ialle.

lar; and he filled the trench also with water. 20 So Ahab sent into all the children or 36 And it came to pass, at the time of the srael, and gathered the propliels together offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah anto mount Carmel.

the prophet came near, and said, LORD God 21 | And Elijah came unto all the people, of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be and said, How long halı ye between two opi-known this day thai thou art God in Israel, pions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but and that I am thy servant, and that I have (Baal, then follow him. And the people done all these things at thy word. auswered him not a word.

37 Hear me, 0 LORD), bear me; that this 22 Then said Elijalı unto the people, I, even people may know that thou art the Lord only, remain a propliet of the LORD, but God, and ihut thou liast lurned their beart Baal's prophets are four hundred and fifty back again.

38 Then the fire of the Lorv fell, and con. 33 Let them therefore give us two bul. sumed the burnt-sacrifice, and the wood, and ocks; and let them choose one bullock for the stones, and the dust, and licked up the lieinselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay il water that was in the trenchi. on wood, a od pul no fire under ; and I will 39 And when all the people saw it, they dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, fell on their faces; and they said, The LORD, and put no fire under:

he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. 24 And call ye on the name of your gods, 40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the and I will call on the name of the LORD; prophets of Baal; let not one of them escape. and the God that answereth by fire, let hiin And they took them; and Elijalı brought be Goul. And all the people answered and uiem down to the brook Kishon, and slew said, It is well spoken.

them there. 2.3 And Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal, 41 1 And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and up, eat and drink; for there is a sound of dress it first ; for ye are many; and call on abundance of rain. the name of your gods, but put no fire unuler. 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink :

26 And they took the bullock which was and Elijah went up to the top of Carmel given them, and they dressed it, and called on and be cast himseli'down upon the earth, and the name of Baal from morning even until put his face between his knees, nuon, saying, O Baal, hear us! but there was 43 And said to his servant, Go up now, no voice, nor any that answered. And they look toward the sea. And he went up, and


looket, and said, There is nothing. And he LORD was not the fire: and after the Ara said, Go again seven tiines.

a still small voice. # Anu il caine to pass, at the seventh 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it time, that he said, Behokl, there ariseth a lil that he wrapt his face in l.is manı'z, ant tle cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. went out, and stood in the entering in of the And he said Gouw, say unto Ahalı, Prepare cave: and, behold, there came a voice unto thy chariot, and geittice down, that the rain him, and said, What doest thou here, Elijah: stop th:ce not.

14 And be said, I have been very jealous 45 Ind it came to pass, in the mean while, for the Lord God of hosts : because the chilthat the heaveu was back with clouds and dren of Israel have forsaken tly covenant, wind, and there was a great rain. And Alab brown down thine altars, and slain thy pro rolle, and went to Jezreel.

pliets with the sword; and I, even I only, an 16 And the land of the Lord was on left; and they seek iny life, to take it away Elijah; und lie girded up bis loins, and ran 15 And tie Lord said unto hiin, Go, rebefore Ala! 1o the entrance of Jezrcel. turn on thy way to the wilderness of Damas. CHAP. XIX.

cus; and when thou comest, anoint Hazael A ND Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah to be king over Syria;

had done, and withal low lic had slain 16 Aud Jeliu the son of Nimshi shalt thou all the propliets with the sword

anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the 2 Then Jezebel senta inessenger unto Elin son of Shaphat, of Abel-ineliolalı, shalt thou jah, saving, So let the gods do to me, and anoint lo le prophet in thy room. more also, if I make not thy life as the life 17 And it shall come to pass, that liim that of oue of them hy 10-morrow about this escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jelu slay; time.

and him that escapeth from the sword of Jehu 3 And when he sa v that, lie arose, and shall Elisha slay: went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, 18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in whicli kelongeth to Judalı, and lest liis servant lsrael, all the knees which have not bowed there.

usto Baal, and every mouth which hath not s | But he liimself went a day's journey kissed liim. into the wilderness, and came and sat down 19 1 So he departed thence, and found under a juniper-irec: and be requested for Elisha the son of Shaj hat, who was plowing biinself that he might die; and said, It is with twelve yoke of vren before him, and be enougn: now, O Lord, take away my life; with the twelfth: and Elijalı passed by him, for I am not better than my fathers. and cast his mantle upon him.

5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper- 20 And he left the oxen, and ran after Eli tree, behold, then an angel touclied him, anu jah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my said unto him, Arise and eat.

Pather and my mother, and then I will follow 6 And he looked,

and, behold, there was a thee. And he said unto him, Go back again; cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of wa- for what have done to thee? ler at his liead: and he did eat and drink, 21 And he returned back from him, and Rnd laid him down again.

took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and 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 did Arise and eat; because the journey is too eat: then he arose, and went aller Elijah, great for thee.

and ministered unto him. & And he arose, and did eat and drink, and

CHAP. XX. and forty nights, unlo Iloreb the mount of ed all his host together; and there vere God.

thirty and two kings with him, and horses 9 ! And he came thither unto a cave, and and chariots: and he went up and besieged lodged there: and, behold, the word of the Samaria, and warred against it. LORD came to liim, and he said unto him, 2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of What doest thou here, Elijah ?

Israel into the city, and said untu taim, Thus 10 And he said, I have been very jealous saith Ben-hadad, for the Lord God of hosts : for the children 3 Thy silver and this gold is inine; thy of Israel lave forsaken thy covenant, thrown wives also and ily children, cuen the gooddown thine altars, and slain thy prophets liest, are mine. with the sword; and I, even I only, 'am left, 4 And the king of Israel answered and and they seek my life, to take it away. said, My lord, O king, according to thy say.

I Land he said, Go forili, and stand upon ing, I am thine, and all that I have. the mount before the LORD). And, behold, 5 And the messengers cane again, and! the Lord passed by, and a great and strong said, Thus speakech Ben-hadad, saying, Alwind rent' the mountains, and brake in though I have sent unto thee, sayibg, Thou pieces the rocks, before the Lord; but the shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and LORD uus not in the wind: and after the thy wives, and thy children; wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not 6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee in die earthquake:

to-morrow about this time, and they shall 12 And after the eartlıquake a fue; but the search thine house, and the houses of the

[ocr errors]

kervanls; and it siiall be, that whatsoever is slew the Syrians :ith a greai slaugliter pleasant in thine eyes, they shall put it in 22 1 And ihe prophet came to the king o. their hand, and take it away.

Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen 7 Then ile king of Israel called all the el. lliyseis, and mark, and see what thou duest : ders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray you, for at the return of the year the king of Sy and see how this mun seeketh mischief: for ria will come up against thee. be sent unto me for my wives, and for my 23 And the servants of the king of Syria children, and for my silver, and for my gold, said unto him, their gods are gons of the and I denied him not.

hills, therefore they were stronger than we: 3 And all the elders, and all the people, but let us fight against them in the plain, and said unto hiin, Hearken not unlo him, nor surely we shall be stronger than they. consent.

2x And do this thing ; 1'ake the kings away 9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers every man out of his place, and put captaina of Brn-liadad, Tell my lord the king, All that in their rooms : thou didst send sur toily servant at the first ! 25 And number thee an army, like the will do : but this thing I may not do. And army that thou hajt lost, horse for horse, and the messengers departed, and brought him chariot for chariot; and we will figlit ngunst word again.

Ithem in the plain, and surely we shall be 10 And Ben-liadad sent unto him, ard;stronger than they: Aud he hearkened un said, The gods do so unto me, and more also, to their voice, and did so. if the dust of Samaria shall suihice for hand 26 And it came to pass, at ille return of the fe!s for all the people that follow me. vear, that Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians,

11 And the king of Israel answered and and went up to Apliek,to figlit againsi Israel. caid, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on 27 And the children of Israel were numhis harruss hoast himself as be tha! pulteth i bered, and were all present, and went against pit.

them; and the children of Israel pitched be. 12 And it came to pass, when Ben-hadud sore them like two little focks of kus; but heard this message, (as he was drinking, he the Syrians filled the country. and the kings is the pavilions,) that be said 28 11 And there came a man of God, and amo his servants, Set yourseires in arruy : spake unto the king of Israel, and sairl, Thus pud they set thein selves in urruy against the saith the LORD, Becanse the Syrians bave zily.

said, the Lord is God of the hills, but he is 13 4 And, beliold, there came a propl:et nul Gud of the valleys; therefore will I delivinto Abah king of Israel, saying, Thus saith er all this great multitude into tiine band, he LORI, Hast thou seen all this grear mul- and ye shall know that I am the LORD. titude ? heliold, I will deliver it into thine 29 And they pitched oue over against the hand this day; and thou shall know that other seven days: and so it was, that in the I am the LORD

seventh day the battle was joined: and the 14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he children of Israel slew of the Syrians an lunsaid, Tius saith the Lord, Even by the dred thousand footmen in one day. young men of the princes of the provinces, 30 But the rest Aed to Apliek, into the Then he said, who shald order the battle ? city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and And lie answered, Thou.

seven thousand of the men thut were left. 15 Then lie numbered the young men of And Ben-liadad fed, and came into the city, the princes of the provinces, and they were into an inner chamber. wo hundred and thirty-two; and after them 31 | And his servants said unto him,Behold ne numbered all the people, even all the now, we have leard that the kings of the children of Israel, being seven thousand. house of Israel are nierciful kings: let us, I

16 And they went out at noon : but Ben- pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and hadad rcas drinking liimself drunk in the pa- ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king vilions, he and the kings, the thirty and iwo of Israel; peradventure he will save thy life. kings that helped hiin.

32 So iliey girded sackcloth on their loins, - 17 And the young men of the princes of and put ropes on their heads, and came !o the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant rent out, and they wld lim, saying, There Ben-hadad sailli, I pray thee, let me live. are men come out of Sainaria.

And he said, Is he yei alive? he is my brother. 13 And he said, Wliether they be come 33 Now ile men did diligently obscrve out for peace, take them alive; or whether whether any thing would come from him, they be come out for war, take them alive. and did bastily catch it : and they said, Thy

19 So these young men of the princes of brother Ben-liadad. Then lie the provinces came out of the city, and the bring him. Thien Ben-hadad came forth to army whiclı followed thein.

inim; and he caused him lo come up into the 20 And they slew every one his man: and chariut. the Syrians filed, and Israel pursued them ; 34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities and Ben-Sadad the king of Syria escaped which my father took from thy father 1 will on an horse with the horsemen.

restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee 21 And the king of Israel went out, ip Dainascus, as my father made in Samaria. and smote the liorses tind chariots, and Then said Ahab, I will send thee away witb

id, Go ye,

this covenant. So he made a covenant with vineyard for it: and he answe ed, I wil, ne him, and sent him away.

give thee my vineyard. 35 And a certain man of the cons of the 7 Aud Jezebellis wise said unto him, Liori prophets said unto his neiglıbour in the word thou now govern the kingdom of Israel! of the Lorn, Smite me, 1 pray thee. And Arise, and car bread, and let thine heart be the man refused to smite him.

merry: I will give thee the vineyard of NaS6 Then said he unto hin, Because thou both ihe Jezreelite. last not obeyed the voice of the Lord, be. 8 So she wrote letters in Alab's name, and hold, as soon as thou art departed from ine, sealed them with liis seal, and sent the letters a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was unto the elders and to the nobles that were in departed from him, a lion found liin, and his city dwelling with Naboth. slew lim.

9 And she wrote in the letters, saying, Prze 37 Then lie found anothier man, and said, claim a fast, and set Naboth on high among Smile me, I pray thee. And wie man smole felie people; him, so that in snuiting he wounded him. Id And set iwo men, sons of Belial, before

33 So the prophet departed, and waited for him, to bear witness against him, saying, the king by the way, and disguised himself Thou didst blaspheme God and the king: with aslies mpon his face.

and then carry him out, and stone bim, urat 3.) And as the king passed by, lie cried lie may die. unto the king: and he said, Tly servant went 11 Ånd the men of his city, eren the elders out into the midst of the battle'; and, behold, and the nobles who were the inhabitants in a man turned aside, and brouglit a man unto his city, did as Jezebel had sent unto them, me, and said, Keep this man: il by any means and as it was written in the letters wlich slie lie he missing, then shall thy life be for his bad sent unto them; life, or else thou shalt pay a talent of silver. 12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth

40 And as thy servant was busy here and on high among the people. there, lie was gone. And the king of Israel 13 And there came in two men, children said into him, So shall thy judg:nent be; of Belial, and sat before bin : and the men diyself last decided it.

of Belial witnessed against him, eren against 41 Asd he hasted, and took the ashes away Naboth, in the presence of the people, say. from his face; and the king of Israel discern-ling, Nabou did blaspheme God and the ed loin that lie was of the prophets. king. Then they carried him forth out of

42 And he said unto him, Thus saith the the city, and stoned him with stones, that he Lori), Because thou hast let go out of thy died. land a man whom I appointed to utter de 14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Na. struction, therefore thy life shall go for his both is stoned, and is dead. life, and thy people for his people.

15 1 And it came to pass, when Jezebel 43 And tlie king of Israel went to his heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, house heavy and displeased, and came to feliat Jezebel said to Ahah, Arise, take possesSainaria.

son of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, CHAP. XXI.

wlrich he refused to give thee for money: for A ND it came to pass, after these things, Naboth is not alive, but dead.

that Naboth the Jezreelite liad a vine 16 And it came to pass, wher Abab beard yard, wlich was in Jezreel, hard by the pa- that Naboth was dead, that Alb rose up to lace of Ahab king or Samaria.

go down to the vineyard of Nabyth the Jez2 And Aliah spake unto Naboth, saying, reelite, to take possession of it. Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for 17 1 And the word of the LORD came to A garden of herbs, because it is near unto my Elijah the Tishbite, saying, house: and I will give thee for it a better 13 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of vineyard than it; or, if it seem good to thee, Israel, which is in Saman i: beliold, he is in I will give thee the worth of it in money. the vineyard of Naboth, whither lie is gone

3 And Naboth said to Ahab, Tlie LORI) down to possess it. orbit it me, that I should give the inherit 19 And thou shalt speuk unto him, saying, urce of my fathers unto thee.

Thus saith the Lor), Hast thou killed, and 4 And Aliab came into his house heavy also taken possession ? And thou shall speak and displeased because of the word which unto him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, in Nanote the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for the place where dogs licked the blood of Nahe had said, I will not give thee the inheri- bolli shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. ance of my fathers : and he laid bim down 20 And Aliab said to Elijah, Hast thou upon lus bed, and turned away his face, and round une, 0 mine enemy? and he answer. would eat no bread.

ed, I have found live; because thou hast 5 1 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and sold thyself to work evil in tise sight of tive said unto him, hy is thy spirit so sad, that Loru. thou ealest no bread?

21 Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, i And he said unto her, Because I spake and will take away thy posterity, and will unto Naboth the Jezrzelile, and said unto cu: off from Aliab liim that pisso di against linn, Give me thiy vineyard for money, or the wall, and him that is shut uy and leri is

« PoprzedniaDalej »