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Baal's prophets are slain.


Elijah's life threatened.

i James 5. 17, 18.

on them.

s ver. 26.



u Geu, 32. 28. & 35. 10.


x Col. 3. 17.

& 9, 1.


come to Jez.


B. C.

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
broken down.

man's hand. And he said, Go up, say
31 And Elijah took twelve stones, unto Ahab, † Prepare thy chariot, and + Heb. Tie, or,
according to the number of the tribes get thee down, that the rain stop thee
of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the not.

word of the Lord came, saying, “Is- 45 And it came to pass in the mean
2 Kings 17.
rael shall be thy name :

while, that the heaven was black with
32 And with the stones he built an clouds and wind, and there was a great
altar 'in the name of the Lord : and rain. And Ahab rode, and went to
he made a trench about the altar, as Jezreel.
great as would contain two measures 46 And the hand of the LORD was
of seed.

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.

he might die ; and said, It is enough;
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell, now, O Lord, take away my life ; for
. .
1 Chr. 21. 26. and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and I am not better than my fathers.

the wood, and the stones, and the dust, 5 And as he lay and slept under a
and licked up the water that was in juniper tree, behold, then an angel
the trench.

touched him, and said unto him, Arise
39 And when all the people saw it, and eat.
they fell on their faces : and they said, 6 And he looked, and, behold, there
"The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, I was a cake baken on the coals, and a
he is the God.

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.
them escape. And they took them : 7 And the angel of the LORD came
and Elijah brought them down to the again the second time, and touched
brook Kishon, and "slew them there. him, and said, Arise and eat; because

41 | And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get the journey is too great for thee.
1. Or, a sound
"of a noise of thee up, eat and drink; for there is il a 8 And he arose, and did eat and
sound of abundance of rain.

drink, and went in the strength of

ch. 23. 10.

b Ex. 3. 6.
c ch, 8, 49,
2 Kings 19.
19. Ps. 83. 18.

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

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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-
| tars, and "slain thy prophets with the to the people, and they did eat. Then
sword; and I, even I only, am left; he arose, and went after Elijah, and
and they seek my life, to take it ministered unto him.
11 And he said, Go forth, and stand

* upon the mount before the Lord.
And, behold, the Lord passed by, and Ben-hadad besiegeth Samaria. 13 Under direction
a great and strong wind rent the year the Syrians come up against Ahab to Aphek ;

28 but are again smitten. 31 The Syrians hum-
mountains, and brake in pieces the

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.
* 3o Er.3, 6. it, that m he wrapped his face in his 2 And he sent messengers to Ahab

mantle, and went out, and stood in king of Israel into the city, and said
the entering in of the cave. "And, unto him, Thus saith Ben-hadad,
behold, there came a voice unto him, 3 Thy silver and thy gold is mine ;
and said, What doest thou here, Eli- thy wives also and thy children, even

the goodliest, are mine.
14 And he said, I have been very 4 And the king of Israel answered
jealous for the Lord God of hosts: and said, My lord, O king, according
because the children of Israel have to thy saying, I am thine, and all that
forsaken thy covenant, thrown down I have.
thine altars, and slain thy prophets 5 And the messengers came again,
with the sword; and I, even 1 only, and said, Thus speaketh Ben-hadad,
I am left; and they seek my life, to saying, Although I have sent unto

thee, saying, Thou shalt deliver me
15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, thy silver, and thy gold, and thy
return on thy way to the wilderness wives, and thy children ;
of Damascus: Pand when thou comest, 6 Yet I will send my servants unto
anoint Hazael to be king over Syria : thee to morrow about this time, and

16 And 4 Jehu the son of Nimshi they shall search thine house, and the
shalt thou anoint to be king over Is- houses of thy servants; and it shall be,
rael; and " Elisha the son of Shaphat that whatsoever is + pleasant in thine Heb, desira-
of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint to eyes, they shall put it in their hand,
be prophet in thy room.

and take it away.
17 And it shall come to pass, that 7 Then the king of Israel called all

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

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Victory promised to Ahab.


The Syrians are smitten.

e 2 Sam 11.1

a ch. 19. 2.

my feet.

So Ex. 11. 8.

b ver. 16.

+ Heb. that

enginee. And they placed engines.

e ver. 28.

+ Heb. to the tar bith b rael,


or, tie,

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
10 And Ben-hadad sent unto him, come up against thee.
and said, 2 The gods do so unto me, 23 And the servants of the king of
and more also, if the dust of Samaria Syria said unto him, Their gods are

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
as he that putteth it off.

away, every man out of his place, and
12 And it came to pass, when Ben- put captains in their rooms :
+ Heb. word. hadad heard this + message, as he was

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
the city.

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
thou seen all this great multitude ? the Syrians, and went up to 'Aphek, Josh. 13. 4.
behold, I will deliver it into thine + to fight against Israel.
hand this day; and thou shalt know 27 And the children of Israel were
that I am the LORD.

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
15 Then he numbered the young said, Thus saith the Lord, Because
men of the princes of the provinces, the Syrians have said, The Lord is
and they were two hundred and thir- God of the hills, but he is not God of
ty two: and after them he numbered the valleys, therefore & will I deliver 5 ver. 13.
all the people, even all the children all this great multitude into thine
of Israel, being seven thousand. hand, and ye shall know that I am

16 And they went out at noon. But the Lord.
Ben-hadad was d drinking himself 29 And they pitched one over against
drunk in the pavilions, he and the the other seven days. And so it was,
kings, the thirty and two kings that that in the seventh day the battle was
helped him.

joined: and the children of Israel
17 And the young men of the princes slew of the Syrians a hundred thou-
of the provinces went out first; and sand footmen in one day.
Ben-hadad sent out, and they told 30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into
him, saying, There are men come out the city; and there a wall fell upon
of Samaria.

twenty and seven thousand of the men
18 And he said, Whether they be that were left. And Ben-hadad fled,
come out for peace, take them alive; and came into the city, ll into an inneru. Or, from
or whether they be come out for war, chamber.
take them alive.

31 | And his servants said unto him,
19 So these young men of the princes Behold now, we have heard that the
of the provinces came out of the city, kings of the house of Israel are mer-
and the army which followed them. ciful kings : let us, I pray thee, "put Gen. 37. 54.

20 And they slew every one his man: sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon
and the Syrians fled ; and Israel pur- our heads, and go out to the king of
sued them: and Ben-hadad the king Israel : peradventure he will save thy
of Syria escaped on a horse with the life.

32 So they girded sackcloth on their
21 And the king of Israel went out, loins, and put ropes on their heads,
and smote the horses and chariots, and came to the king of Israel, and
and slew the Syrians with a great said, Thy servant Ben-hadad saith, I

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.


Jezebel's wickedness.

ich 1521

'in thine eyes.

him away:


Num. 36. 7.
Ez. 46. 18.

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,
Ben-hadad came forth to him; and hard by the palace of Ahab king of
he caused him to come up into the Samaria.

2 And Ahab spake unto Naboth, 899.
34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, saying, Give me thy a vineyard, that a 1 Sam. 8. 14.
'The cities, which my father took I may have it for a garden of herbs,

from thy father, I will restore; and because it is near unto my house: and
thou shalt make streets for thee in I will give thee for it a better vine-
Damascus, as my father made in Sa- yard than it; or, if it + seem good to Heb, be good
maria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee, I will give thee the worth of it
thee away with this covenant. So he in money.
made a covenant with him, and sent 3 And Naboth said to Ahab, The

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
38 So the prophet departed, and wait- spake unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and
ed for the king by the way, and disguis- said unto him, Give me thy vineyard
ed himself with ashes upon his face. for money; or else, if it please thee,

39 And "as the king passed by, he I will give thee another vineyard for
cried unto the king: and he said, Thy it: and he answered, I will not give
servant went out into the midst of thee my vineyard.
the battle; and, behold, a man turned 7 And Jezebel his wife said unto
aside, and brought a man unto me, him, Dost thou now govern the king-
and said, keep this man: if by any dom of Israel ? arise, and eat bread,
means he be missing, then shall thy and let thine heart be merry: I will

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,
king of Israel said unto him, So shall and sent the letters unto the elders
thy judgment be; thyself hast decided and to the nobles that were in his city,

dwelling with Naboth.
41 And he hasted, and took the ashes 9 And she wrote in the letters, say-
away from his face; and the king of ing, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth
Israel discerned him that he was oft on high among the people :
10 And set two men, sons of Belial,

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

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meal against him.

Judgments to come upon Ahab.


False prophets mislead him.

I Gen. 15. 16.


9. 26.

17 15 And the word of the LORD AND they continued three years

2 Chr. 22. 9.


possess it.

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.
the presence of the people, saying, 27 And it came to pass, when Ahab

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,
stones, that he died.

and went softly.
14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, 28 And the word of the LORD came
Naboth is stoned, and is dead.

to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
15 | And it came to pass, when Jez- 29 Seest thou how Ahab humbleth
ebel heard that Naboth was stoned, himself before me? because he hum-
and was dead, that Jezebel said to bleth himself before me, I will not
Ahab, Arise, take possession of the bring the evil in his days: but ? in his 2 2 Kings 9.25.
vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, son’s days will I bring the evil upon
which he refused to give thee for his house.
money : for Naboth is not alive, but

CHAPTER XXII. 16 And it came to pass, when Ahab

Ahab, misled by false prophets, is slain at Ramoth.
heard that Naboth was dead, that gilead. 37 The dogs lick up his blood. 40 Ahaziah
Ahab rose up to go down to the vine- succeedeth him. 41 Jehosha phat's good reign. 50

Jehoram succeedeth him. 51 Ahuziah's eril reign.
yard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take
possession of it.

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-
both, whither he is gone down to rael.

3 And the king of Israel said unto
19 And thou shalt speak unto him, his servants, Know ye that "Ramoth Deut 4. f
saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast in Gilead is ours, and we be + still, and Heb, silent

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,
is shut up and left in Israel,

or shall I forbear? And they said,
22 And will make thine house like Go up; for the Lord shall deliver it
P ch. 15. 29. the house of P Jeroboam the son of into the hand of the king.
9 ch. 16. 3, 11. Nebat, and like the house of 4 Baasha

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-
26 And he did very abominably in aphat the king of Judah sat each on
following idols, according to all things his throne, having put on their robes,

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