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Baal's prophets are slain.
Elijah's life threatened.
i James 5. 17, 18.
s ver. 26.
u Geu, 32. 28. & 35. 10.
x Col. 3. 17.
& 9, 1.
come to Jez.
B. C. themselves after their manner with 1,42 So Ahab went up to eat and to about 906. knives and lancets, till + the blood drink. And Elijah went up to the about 906, gushed out upon them.
top of Carmel; and he cast himself | Heh, poured out blood up
29 And it came to pass, when mid- down upon the earth, and put his face
day was past, "and they prophesied between his knees, +Heb.ascend- until the time of the toffering of the 43 And said to his servant, Go up ing.
evening sacrifice, that there was snei- now, look toward the sea. And he r1 Cor. 11.4,5.
ther voice, nor any to answer, nor any went up, and looked, and said, There + Heb, atten. 7that regarded.
is nothing. And he said, Go again 30 And Elijah said unto all the peo- seven times.
ple, Come near unto me. And all the 44 And it came to pass at the seventh tch. 19. 10. people came near unto him. 'And he time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth
repaired the altar of the Lord that was a little cloud out of the sea, like a
man's hand. And he said, Go up, say
word of the Lord came, saying, “Is- 45 And it came to pass in the mean
while, that the heaven was black with
k 2 Kings 1.2
on Elijah; and he "girded up his y Lev. 1. 6, 7, 33 And he put the wood in order, loins, and ran before Ahab t to the +Heb.till thos and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid entrance of Jezreel.
Teel him on the wood, and said, Fill four
CHAPTER XIX. 2 See Judg. 6. barrels with water, and ? pour it on
Elijah, threatened by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-shebe, 4 the burnt sacrifice, and on the wood. In the wilderness he is comforted by an angel. 9 31 And he said, Do it the second
God's appearance unto him at Horeb. 15 He is sent
to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha, 19 Elisha fol. time. And they did it the second
loveth Elijah. time. And he said, Do it the third
time. And they did it the third time. Elijah had done, and withal how + Heb. went. 35 And the water t ran round about he had a slain all the prophets with a cb, 18. 40. a ver. 32, 38. the altar; and he filled athe trench the sword. also with water.
2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger 36 And it came to pass at the time of unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods Ruth 1. 17. the offering of the evening sacrifice, do to me, and more also, if I make not
2 Kings 6. 31. that Elijah the prophet came near, thy life as the life of one of them by and said, Lord God of Abraham, to morrow about this time. Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known 3 And when he saw that, he arose, this day that thou art God in Israel, and went for his life, and came to
and that I am thy servant, and that Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, d Num. 16. 28. "I have done all these things at thy and left his servant there. word.
4 | But he himself went a day's 37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that journey into the wilderness, and came
c Nam, . 13 this people may know that thou art and sat down under a juniper tree: Jonah 4. 9.9. the Lord God, and that thou hast and he requested + for himself that + Heb. for his turned their heart back again.
the wood, and the stones, and the dust, 5 And as he lay and slept under a
touched him, and said unto him, Arise
cruse of water at his thead. And he + Heb. bolster, Or, Appro- 40 And Elijah said unto them, 11 & Take did eat and drink, and laid him down 82 Kings 10.
the prophets of Baal ; let not one of again.
41 | And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get the journey is too great for thee.
drink, and went in the strength of
ch. 23. 10.
b Ex. 3. 6.
e Lev, 9. 24.
2 Chr. 7. 1.
I ver. 21.
h Deut. 13. 5. & 18. 20.
God appeareth to him.
Samaria is besieged.
y Matt. 8.21,22. Luke 9.61,62
(Rom. 11. &
11 E2 1.4.&
B.C. that meat forty days and forty nights 20 And he left the oxen, and ran B. C. about 906. unto - Horeb the mount of God. after Elijah, and said, Let me, I
about 906. 9 1 And he came thither unto a cave, pray thee, kiss my father and my and lodged there; and, behold, the mother, and then I will follow thee. word of the LORD came to him, and And he said unto him, + Go back + Heb. Go rehe said unto him, What doest thou again : for what have I done to here, Elijah ?
thee? 10 And he said, 'I have been very 21 And he returned back from him, Nam. 3. 11. 1 & jealous for the Lord God of hosts : and took a yoke of oxen, and slew la Pall for the children of Israel have forsaken them, and a boiled their flesh with the z 2 Sam. 24. 22.
thy covenant, thrown down thine al- instruments of the oxen, and gave un-
28 but are again smitten. 31 The Syrians hum-
bling themselres, Ahb sendeth Ben-hadad away rocks before the Lord; but the LORD with a corenant. 35 The prophet by a purable de
nounceth God's judgment against Ahab. was not in the wind : and after the
901. was not the earthquake :
gathered all host together: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; and there were thirty and two kings but the Lord was not in the fire: and with him, and horses, and chariots : after the fire a still small voice. and he went up and besieged Sama
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard ria, and warred against it.
mantle, and went out, and stood in king of Israel into the city, and said
the goodliest, are mine.
thee, saying, Thou shalt deliver me
16 And 4 Jehu the son of Nimshi they shall search thine house, and the
and take it away.
him that escapeth the sword of Ha- the elders of the land, and said, Mark, 13e Hox6.5. escapeth from the sword of Jehu shall seeketh mischief: for he sent unto me zael shall Jehu slay: and him that I pray you, and see how this man
for my wives, and for my children, 18 " Yet i I have left me seven thou- and for my silver, and for my gold ; 184 Hos. 13. have not bowed unto Baal, ' and every sand in Israel, all the knees which and + I denied him not.
+ Heb. I kept
not back from 8 And all the elders and all the peomouth which hath not kissed him. ple said unto him, Hearken not unto 619. So he departed thence, and him, nor consent. found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who 9 Wherefore he said unto the meswas ploughing with twelve yoke of sengers of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord open before him, and he with the the king, All that thou didst send for twelfth: and Elijah passed by him, to thy servant at the first I will do ; and cast hi s mantle upon him.
but this thing I may not do. And
take it away.
19 Kinga &
12 Ke 8.12
bel1.4. Elisha slay. Co. i will
Victory promised to Ahab.
The Syrians are smitten.
e 2 Sam 11.1
a ch. 19. 2.
So Ex. 11. 8.
b ver. 16.
+ Heb. that
enginee. And they placed engines.
e ver. 28.
+ Heb. to the tar bith b rael,
B. C. 901. the messengers departed, and brought see what thou doest: for at the re- B. C. 901. him word again.
turn of the year the king of Syria will
shall suffice for handfuls for all the gods of the hills ; therefore they were † Heb. are at people that + follow me.
stronger than we; but let us fight 11 And the king of Israel answered against them in the plain, and surely Judg. 4. 10. and said, Tell him, Let not him that we shall be stronger than they.
girdeth on his harness boast himself 24 And do this thing, Take the kings
away, every man out of his place, and
25 And number thee an army, like drinking, he and the kings in the the army #that thou hast lost, horse 11 Or, tents. !! pavilions, that he said unto his serv- for horse, and chariot for chariot: and
was fallen. || Or, Place the ants, | Set yourselves in array. And we will fight against them in the plain,
they set themselves in array against and surely we shall be stronger than
they. And he hearkened unto their + Heb. ap
13 | And, behold, there +came a voice, and did so. proached. prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, 26 And it came to pass at the return 900.
saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast of the year, that Ben-hadad numbered
numbered, and I were all present, and || Or, were 14 And Ahab said, By whom? And went against them: and the children
he said, Thus saith the Lord, Even of Israel pitched before them like two || Or, servants. by the young men of the princes of little flocks of kids; but the Syrians
the provinces. Then he said, Who filled the country. + Heb. bind, shall + order the battle? And he an- 28 | And there came a man of God, swered, Thou.
and spake unto the king of Israel, and
16 And they went out at noon. But the Lord.
joined: and the children of Israel
twenty and seven thousand of the men
31 | And his servants said unto him,
20 And they slew every one his man: sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon
32 So they girded sackcloth on their
pray thee, let me live. And he said, 22 1 And the prophet came to the 1s he yet alive? he is my brother. king of Israel, and said unto him, 33 Now the men did diligently obGo, strengthen thyself, and mark, and serve whether any thing would come
d ver. 11. ch. 16.9.
chamba chamber Heb. into a
Bithin a chamber, ch. 22. 25.
Ahab's foolish lenity.
'in thine eyes.
Num. 36. 7.
B. C.900. from him, and did hastily catch it : ND it came to pass after these B. C. 900.
Then he said, Go ye, bring him. Then had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel,
2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, 899.
from thy father, I will restore; and because it is near unto my house: and
LORD forbid it me, that I should b Lev. 25. 23. 2 Kings 2.3,
35 [ And a certain man of k the sons give the inheritance of my fathers
of the prophets said unto his neigh- unto thee. Ich 18. 17, 18. bour 'in the word of the Lord, Smite 4 And Ahab came into his house
I pray thee. And the man re- heavy and displeased because of the fused to smite him.
word which Naboth the Jezreelite had 36 Then said he unto him, Because spoken to him : for he had said, I will thou hast not obeyed the voice of the not give thee the inheritance of my LORD, behold, as soon as thou art de- fathers. And he laid him down upon parted from me, a lion shall slay thee. his bed, and turned away his face, and
And as soon as he was departed from would eat no bread. ch 15.2. him, "a lion found him, and slew him. 5 f But Jezebel his wife came to
37 Then he found another man, and him, and said unto him, Why is thy
said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the spirit so sad, that thou eatest no Herbemiting man smote him, † so that in smiting bread ? and wound he wounded him.
6 And he said unto her, Because I
39 And "as the king passed by, he I will give thee another vineyard for
life be for his life, or else thou shalt give thee the vineyard of Naboth the + Hebe ceigh. + pay a talent of silver.
Jezreelite. 40 And as thy servant was busy here 8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's • Bet, he was and there, the was gone.
And the name, and sealed them with his seal,
dwelling with Naboth.
top of the peo42 And he said unto him, Thus saith before him, to bear witness against På 231-7. the Lord, " Because thou hast let go him, saying
, "Thou didst blaspheme Ex. 22. 28. out of thy hand a man whom I ap- God and the king. And then carry pointed to utter destruction, therefore him out, and a stone him, that he may thy life shall go for his life, and thy die. people for his people.
11 And the men of his city, even the 13 And the king of Israel I went to elders and the nobles who were the his house heavy and displeased, and inhabitants in his city, did as Jezebel came to Samaria.
had sent unto them, and as it was
written in the letters which she had CHAPTER XXI.
sent unto them. Naboth refuseth Ahab his tineyard. 5 Jezebel causeth
12 • They proclaimed a fast, and set e Is. 58. 4. montession of the vineyard. 17 increupon Elijah Naboth on high among the people. meitab hinantling himself, God dejerreth the judge dren of Belial, and sat before him :
13 And there came in two men, chil
+ Heb. in the
Lev. 24.15,16. Acts 6. 11. d Lev. 24. 14.
meal against him.
Judgments to come upon Ahab.
False prophets mislead him.
I Gen. 15. 16.
17 15 And the word of the LORD AND they continued three years
2 Chr. 22. 9.
B. C. 899. and the men of Belial witnessed 'xas did the Amorites, whom the Lord B. C. 899.
against him, even against Naboth, in cast out before the children of Israel.
2 Kings 21. Naboth did blaspheme God and the heard those words, that he rent his See 2 Kings king. Then they carried him forth clothes, and put sackcloth upon his » Gen. 37. 34.
out of the city, and stoned him with flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth,
and went softly.
to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
CHAPTER XXII. 16 And it came to pass, when Ahab
Ahab, misled by false prophets, is slain at Ramoth.
Jehoram succeedeth him. 51 Ahuziah's eril reign.
897. & Ps. 9. 12
without war between Syria and came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying, Israel.
18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab 2 And it came to pass in the third h ch, 13, 32, king of Israel, which is in Samaria : year, that a Jehoshaphat the king of a 2 Chr. 18. 2,
behold, he is in the vineyard of Na- Judah came down to the king of Is-
3 And the king of Israel said unto
from taking thou killed, and also taken posses- take it not out of the hand of the king it sion? And thou shalt speak unto of Syria ? him, saying, Thus saith the Lord, 4 And he said unto Jehoshaphat, In the place where dogs licked the Wilt thou go with me to battle to blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy Ramoth-gilead ? And Jehoshaphat blood, even thine.
said to the king of Israel, o I am as e 2 Kings &7. 20 And Ahab said to Elijah, * Hast thou art, my people as thy people, thou found me, O mine enemy? And my horses as thy horses. he answered, I have found thee: be
5 And Jehoshaphat said unto the 1 2 Kings 17. cause thou hast sold thyself to work king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, 17. Rom.7.14. evil in the sight of the Lord.
at the word of the Lord to day. 21 Behold, m I will bring evil upon 6 Then the king of Israel gathered 1 ch. 18. 19. 2 Kings 9. 8.
thee, and will take away thy posterity, the prophets together, about four hunn 1 Sam. 25. 22. and will cut off from Ahab him that dred men, and said unto them, Shall
pisseth against the wall, and "him that I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle,
or shall I forbear? And they said,
7 And Jehoshaphat said, Is there • 2 Kings 3.11. the son of Ahijah, for the provocation not here a prophet of the Lord bewherewith thou hast provoked me to sides, that we might inquire of him ? anger, and made Israel to sin.
8 And the king of Israel said unto r 2 Kings 9.36. 23 And 'of Jezebel also spake the Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man,
Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jez- Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom ! Or, ditch, ebel by the il wall of Jezreel.
we may inquire of the Lord: but I 24 Him that dieth of Ahab in the hate him ; for he doth not prophesy city the dogs shall eat; and him that good concerning me, but evil. And dieth in the field shall the fowls of Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king
the air eat. Ich. 16. 30,&c. 25 | But there was none like unto 9 Then the king of Israel called an
Ahab, which did sell himself to work l officer, and said, Hasten hither Mi- || Or, eunuch. uch. 16. 31. wickedness in the sight of the Lord, caiah the son of Imlah. || Or, incitech
u whom Jezebel his wife ll stirred up. 10 And the king of Israel and Jehosh-
i ch. 22. 38.
k ch. 18, 17.
mch. 14. 10.
ở ch. 14. 10.
sch. 14. 11. & 16. 4.