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A great famine ly Samaria, CHAP. VII.

I'le Syams' Mighs. and said, Smite this people, I pray eth, sbut the door, and bold him fast mee, with blindness. And he sidote at the door: is not the sound of his

them with blindness, according to the master's feet behind him? • ward of Elisha.

33 And while he yet talked with 19 And Elisha said unto them, This them, behold, the messenger came is not the way, neither is this the city : down unto him; and he said, Behold, follow me, and I will bring you to the this evil is of the LORD ; what should man wbom ye seek. But he led them wait for the LORD any longer? to Samaria.

CHAP. vi. 20 And it came to pass, when they THEN Elisha said, Hear ye the word were come into Samaria, that Elisha of the LORD ; Thus saith the LORD, said, LORD, open the eyes of tbese To-morrow about this time shall a mesmen, that they may see And the sure of fine tour be sold for a shekel, 1.ORD opened tbeir eyes, and they and two measures of barley for a she. saw; and behold, they were in tbe kel, in the gate of Samaria. midst of Samaria.

9 Then a lord on whose band the And ebe king of Israel said unto king leaned auswered the man of God, Elisba, when he saw them, My father, and said, Behold, if the LORD would shall I smite them I shall I sinite them make windows in heaven, might this

29 And he answered, Thou shalt not thing be? And he said, Behold, thou stite them: wouldest thou sinite tbose shall see it with thine eyes, but sbals wbom thou hadst taken captive with not eat thereol. tby sword and with tby bow? set bread 3. And there were four leprous men and water before then, that they may at the entering in of the gate : agd eat aad drink, and go to their master. they said one to another, Why sit we

23 And be prepared great provision bere until we die? for them: and when they had eaten 4 If we say, We will enter into the ang drunk, he sent them away, and city, then the famine is in the city, they went to their master. So the and we shall die bere : and if we sit vands of Syria came no more into the still bere, we die also. Now therefore lagd of Israel.

come, and let us fall unto tbe bost of 24 And it came to pass after this, the Syrians : if they save us alive, we that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered shall live; and if they kill us, we shall all his host, and went up, and be but die. sieged Samaria.

5 And they rose up in the twilight 25 And there was a great famine in to go unto the camp of the Syrians : Samaria : and behold, they besieged and when they were come to the utterit, until an ass's bead was sold for most part of the camp of Syria, bebold, fourscore pieces of silver, and the there was no man there. fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for 6 For the LORD had made the bost five pieces of silver.

of the Syrians to hear a noise of cba. 26 ( And as the king of Israel was riots, and a noise of horses, cven the passiog by upon the wall, there cried noise of a great host and they said a womao unto him, saying, Help, my oue to another, Lo, the king of Israel ord, o king.

hath hired against us the kings of the 27 And be said, If the LORD do not Hittites, and the kings of the Egyp help thee, whence shall I help thee? trans, to come upon us. out of the barn-floor, or out of the 7 Wherefore they arose and fed in wide-press?

the twilight, and left their tents, and 29 And the king said unto her, What their horses, and tbeir asses, even tha aileth thee? And she answered, This camp as it was, and Aed for their life. woman said unto me, Give thy son, 8 And when these lepers came to the that we may eat him to-day, and we uttermost part of the camp, they went will eat my son to-inorrow.

into one tent, and did eat and drink, 29 So we boiled my soo, and did eat and carried thence silver, and gold him: and I said unto her on the next and raiment, and went and hid is: day, Give thy soo, that we may eat and came again, and entered into ano. burn: and she bath hid her son. ther tent, and carried thence also, and

30 And it came to pass, when the went and hid it. king heard the words of the woman, 9 Then they said one to another, that he rent his clothes, and he passed We do not well: this day is a day of by upon the wall, and the people louk- good tidings, and we hold our peace : ed, and bebold, he had sackcloth with. if we tarry till the morning light, in upon bis flesh.

some mischief will come upon us 31 Then he said, God do so and i now therefore come, that we may go more also to me, if the bead of Elisha and tell the king's housebold. the son of Shaphat shall stand on him

10 So they came and called unto this day.

the porter of the city : and they told 39 But Elisba sat in his house, and bim, saving, We came to the camp the elders sat with bim; and the king of the Syrians, and bebold, there was sent a man from before him : but ere Do man there, neither voice of man, the messenger came to him, he said but Lorses tied, and asses tied, and to the elders, See ye how this son of a the cents as they were. murderer bath sent to take away mine 11 And he called the porter; and head? luok, when the messenger com- they told it to the king's bouse wit.B.

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CHẬP, X.

Jehu anginted king. Suis wife: and he did evil in the sight of | he said, I bave an errand to thee, the LORD

captain. And Jebu said, Unto which 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy of all us? Agd be said, To thee, O Judah for David his servant's sake, as captain. he promised him to give hiin always a Ő And he arose, and went into the light, and to his children.

house ; and he poured the oil on his 20 In bis days Edom revolted from head, and said unto him, Thus saith under the hand of Judah, and made a the LORD God of Israel, I have king over themselves.

anointed thee king over the people of 21 So Joram went over to Zair, and the LORD, even over Israel. all the chariots with him ; and be 7 And thou shalt snite the house of rose by night, and smote the Edomites Ahab thy master, that I may avenge which compassed bim about, and the the hlood of my servants the pro. captains of the chariots : and the plets, and the olood of all the servants people fled into their tents.

of the LORD, at tbe band of Jezebel. 22 Yet Edom recolted from under 8 For the whole house of Abab skall the hand of Judah unto this day. perish : and I will cut off from Ahabı Then Libnah revolted at the same him that pissetb against the wall, and time.

him that is shut up and left in Israel : 23 And the rest of the acts of Jo 9 And I will make the house of Abab rain, and all that he did, are they not like the house of Jeroboam the son written in the book of the chronicles of Nebat, and like the bouse of Baasha of the kings of Judah?

the son of Abijah: 24 And Joram slept with his fathers, 10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in and was buried with his fathers in the the portion of Jezreel, and there shall city of David : and Ahaziah bis son be none to bury her. And be opened reigned in his stead.

the door, and fied. 25 | In the twelfth year of Joram, 11 Then Jebu came forth to the the son of Abab king of Israel, did servants of his lord: and one said unto Abaziab, the son of Jeboram king of him, Is all well? wherefore came this Judah, begin to reign.

mad fellow to thee! And he said unto 26 Two and twenty years old was thein, Ye know the man, and his Abaziah when he began to reign; and communication. he reigned one year in Jerusalem. 12 And they said, It is false ; tell us And his motber's name was Athaliah, now. And he said, Thus and thus the daughter of Omri king of Israel. spake be to me, saying, Thus saith the

27 And he walked in the way of the LORD, I have anointed thee king over house of Abab, and did evil in the Israel. sight of the LORD, as did the house of 13 Then they hasted, and took every Ahab: for he was the son-in-law of man his garment, and put it under the house of Abab.

bim on the top of the stairs, and 29 And he went with Joram the blew with trumpets, saying Jehu is son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king. king of Syria in Kamoth-gilead ; and 14 So Jehu the son of Jebosharhat the Syrians wounded Joram.

the son of Nimsbi conspired against 29 And king Joram went back to be Joram. (Now Joram had kept Rainoth. healed in Jezreel of the wounds which gilead, he and all Israel, because of the Syrians bad given him at Ramah, Hazael king of Syria. when he fought against Hazael king of 15 But king Joram was returned to Syria. And Abaziab the son of Jeho- be healed in Jezreel of the wounds ráin king of Judah went down to see which the Syrians had given hini, Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, when be fought with Hazael king of because be was sick.

Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your CHAP. IX.

minds, then let noue go forth nor es. AND ND Elisha the prophet called one cape out of the city, to go to tell it in

of the children of the prophets, Jezree!. and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, 10 So Jebu rode in a chariot, and and take this box of oil in chiné band, went to Jezreel ; for Joram lay there. and go to Ramoth-gilead :

Aud Ahaziab king of Judab was come 2 And when thou comest thither, down to see Joram. Jook out there Jeon the son of Jeho 17 And there stood a watchman on shaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the and make him arise up from among company of Jehu as he came, and his brethren, and carry bim to an said, I see a company. And Joram inner chamber;

said, Take an horseman, and send to 3 Then take the box of oil, and meet them, and let bím say, Is it pour it on his head, and say, Thus peace? saith the LORD, I have anointed thee 18 So there went one on horseback king over Israel. Then open the door, to meet him, and said, Thus saith the and flee, and tarry not.

king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, 4 So the young man, even the young what hast thou to do with peace man ibe prophet, went to Ramotho turn thee behind me.

And the watchgilead.

man told, saying, The messenger 5. And when he came, behold, the came to them, but he cometh DOL captains of the bost were sitting, and again.

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IT. KINGS. Hexael kitieth Ben-hadat. * 12 And the king arose in the night,, the servant of the man of God, saying, and said unto bis servants, I will now Tell me, I pray thee, all the great shew you what the Syrians have done things that Élisha hatb done. to us. They know that we be bungry : 5 And it came to pass, as he was therefore are they gone out of the telling the king how be had restored a camp to bide themselves in the field, dead body to life, that behold, the saying, when they come out of the woman, whose son he bad restored to city, we sbail catch them alive, and life, cried to the king for ber house get into the city.

and for ber land. And Gehazi said, .3 And one of his servants answered My lord, o king, this is the woman, and said, Let soine take, I pray thee, and this is her son, whom Elisha te five of the borses that remain, which stored to life. are left in the city, (behold, they are 6 And when the king asked the as all the multitude of Israel that are woman, she told him. So the king leit in it: behold, I say, they are even appointed unto her a certain officer as all the multitude of the Israelites saying, Restore all that was hers, and that are consumed :) and let us send all the fruits of the field since the day and see.

that she left the land, even until now. 14 They took therefore two chariot ? And Elisha came to Damascus ; horses; and the king sent after the and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was host of the Syrians, saying, Go and sick; and it was told biin, saying, The see.

man of God is come bither. 15 And they went after them unto 8 And the king said unto Hazael, Jordan: and lo, all the way was fulil Take a present in thine hand, and go, of garments and vessels, which the meet the man of God, and inquire of Syrians had cast away in their haste. the LORD by him, saying, Shall I re. And the messengers returned, and told cover of this disease? the king:

9 So Hazael went to meet him, and 16 And the people went out, and took a present with him, even of every spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So good hing of Danascus, forty camels' a measure of fine flour was sold for a burden, and came and stood before sbekel, and two measures of barley him, and said, Thy son Ben-hadad for a shekel, according to the word of king of Syria bath sent me to thee, the LORD.

saying, Shall I recover of this disease 17 And the king appointed the 10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, lord on whose hand he leaned to have say unto him, Thou mayest certainly the charge of the gate: and the peo recover : how beit the LORD hath ple trode upon him in the gate, and te shewed me that he shall surely die. died, as the mar of God had said, 11 And he settled his countenance who spake when the king caine down steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and to bim.

the man of God wept. 18 And it came to pass as the man 12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth of God had spoken to the king, saying, my lord? And he answered, Because Two measures of barley for a shekel, I know the evil that thou wilt do unto and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, the children of Israel: their strong shall be to-morrow about this time in holds wil: tbou set on fire, and their the gate of Samaria.

young inen wilt thou slay with the 19. And that lord answered the man sword, and wilt dash their children, of God, and said, Now, behold, if the and rip up their women with child, LORD should make windows in heaven, 13 And Hazael said, But what, is might such a thing be? And he said, thy servant a dog, that he should' da Bebold, thou shalt see it with thine this great thing And Elisha answereyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

ed, The LORD bath shewed me that 20 And so it fell out unto hin: for thou shalt be king over Syria. the people trode upon him in the gate, 14 So he departed from Elisha, and and be died.

came to his master ; who said to him, CHAP. VIII.

What said Elisha to thee? And he anTHEN spake Elisba into the woman, swered, He told me that thou shouldest

whose son be had restored to life, surely recover. saying, Arise, and go thou and thine 15 And it came to pass on the morhousehold, and sojourn wheresoever row, that be took a thick cloth, and thou canst sojourn : for the LORD dipped it in water, and spread it on hath called for a famine ; ard it shall his face, so that he died : and Hazael also come upon the land seven years. reigned in his stead.

2 And the woman arose, and did 16.1 And in the fifth year of Joram after the saying of the man of God: the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoand she went with ber housebold, and shaphat being then king of Judah, sojourned in the land of the Philistines Jehorain the son of Jehoshaphat king seven years.

of Judah began to reign. 3 And it canje to pass at the seven 17 Thirty and two years old was years' end, tbat the woman returncd be when he began to reign; and be out of the land of the Philistines : and reigned eigbt years in Jerusalem. she went forth to cry unto the king 18 And he walked in the way of the for her house and for her land. kings of Israel, as did the house of did the king talked with Gehazi Atab: for the daughter of Abab was

Ahaztah's wicked reign. CHẠP. .

Jehu anjinted king. his wife: and he did evil in the sight of he said, I bave an errand to thee, O tbe LORD

captain. And Jebu said, Unto whitebe 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy of all us? And he said, To thee, a Judab for David his servant's sake, as captain. he promised him to give hiin always a 6 And he arose, and went into the light, and to his children.

house; and be poured the oil on his 20 In his days Edot revolted from head, and said unto him, Thus saith under the hand of Judah, and made a the LORD God of Israel, I have king over themselves.

anointed thee king over the people of 21 So Joram went orer !o Zair, and the LORD, even over Israel. all the chariots with him ; and be 7 And thou shall smite the house of rose by night, and smote the Edoinites Abab thy master, that I may avenge which compassed bim about, and the the blood of my servants the pro. captains of the chariots : and the plets, and the olood of all the servants people fed into their tents.

of the LORD, at tbe hand of Jezebel. 29 Yet Edom resolted from under S For the whole house of Abab sball the hand of Judah unto this day. perish : and I will cut off from Ahal, Then Libnah révolted at the same bin that pisseth against the wall, and time.

him that is shut up and left in Israel : 23. And the rest of the acts of Jo. 9 And I will make the house of Abab rain, and all that he did, are they not like the bouse of Jeroboam the son written in the book of the chronicles of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha of the kings of Judah?

the son of Abijah: 24 And Joram slept with his fathers, 10 And the dogs sball eat Jezebel in and was buried with his fathers in the the portion of Jezreel, and there shail city of David : and Ahaziah bis son be none to bury her. And be opened Teigned in his stead.

the door, and fled. 25 1 In the twelfth year of Joram, 11 1 Then Jebu came forth to the the son of Abab king of Israel, did servants of his lord: and one said unto Abaziab, the son of Jeboram king him, Is all well? wherefore came this Judah, begin to reign.

mad fellow to thee? And he said unto 26 Two and twenty years old was them, Ye know the man, and his Abaziah when he began to reign; and communication. he reigned one year in Jerusalem. 12 And they said, It is false ; tell us And his mother's name was Athaliah, now. And he said, Thus and thus the daughter of Omri king of Israel. spake be to me, saying, Thus saith the

27 And be walked in the way of the LORD, I have anointed thee king over house of Ahab, and did evil in the Israel. sight of the LORD, as did the house of 13 Then they hasted, and took every Ahab: for he was the son-in-law of man his garment, and put it under the house of Abab.

bim on the top of the stairs, and 28 | And he went with Joram the blew with trumpets, saying Jebu is son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king. king of Syria in Ramoth-gilead ; and 14 So Jehu the son of Jebosharhat the Syrians wounded Joram.

the sno of Nimsbi conspired against 29 And king Joram went back to be Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramothhealed in Jezreel of the wounds which gilead, be and all Israel, because of the Syrians bad given him at Ramah, Hazael king of Syria. when be fought against Hazael king of 15 But king Joram was returned to Syria. And Ahaziab the son of Jeho-be healed in Jezreel of the wounds rain king of Judah went down to see which the Syrians had given hini, Joram the son of Abab in Jezreel, wben be fought with Hazael king of because he was sick.

Syria.) And Jehu said, If it be your CHAP. IX.

minds, then let noue go forth nor es. AND Elisha the

prophet called

one cape out of the city, to go to tell it in and said unto bim, Gird up thy loins, 10 So Jebu rode in a chariot, and and take this box of oil in thine hand, went 10 Jezreel ; for Joram lay there. and go to Ramoch-gilead :

And Ahaziab king of Judah was come 9. And when thou comest thither,down to see Joram. look out there Jehn the son of Jeho 17 And there stood a watchman on sbaphat the son of Nimishi, and go in, the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the and make him arise up from among company of Jebu as he came, and bis brethren, and carry bim to an said, I see a company. And Joram inner chainber;

said, Take an horseman, and send to 3. Then take the box of oil, and meet them, and let bim say, Is it pour it on bis head, and say, Tons peace? saith the LORD, 1 bare anointed thee 18 So there went one on horseback king over Israel. Then open the door, to meet him, and said, Thus saith the and fee, and tarry not.

king, Is it peace? And Jebu said, - So the young man, cen the young Whal hast thou to do with peace man the prophet, went to Ramoth-turn thee behind me. And the watchgilead.

man told, saying, The messenger 5. And when he came, behold, the came to them, but he comerb not captains of the host were sitting, and again.

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