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could carry away: and they were three Days in gathering of the Spoil, it was fo much.
26 And on the fourth Day they affembled themselves in the Valley of Berachah; for there they bleffed the LORD: therefore the Name of the fame Place was called, The Valley of Berachah unto this Day.
27 Then they returned every Man of Judah and Jerufalem, and Jehoshaphat in the Forefront of them, to go again to Jerufalem with Joy: for the LORD had made them to rejoice over their Enemies.
28 And they came to Jerufalem with Pfalteries, and Harps, and Trumpets, unto the Houfe of the LORD.
29 And the FEAR of GOD was on all the KINGDOMS of thofe Countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the Enemies of Ifrael.
30 So the Realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; for his GoD gave him REST round about.
35 And after this did Jehoshaphat King of Judah join himself with Ahaziah King of Ifrael, who did very wickedly.
36 And he joined himself with him to make Ships to go to Tarfhifh and they made the Ships in Ezion-gaber.
37 Then Eliezer prophefied againft Jehoshaphat, faying, Because thou haft JOINED thyfelf with Ahaziah, the LORD hath BROKEN thy Works. And the SHIPS were BROKEN, that they were not able to go to Tarshish.
I KINGS XXII.
51 Ahaziah the Son of Ahab began to reign over Ifrael in Samaria thef eventeenth Year of Jehoshaphat King of Judah, and reigned two Years over Ifrael.
52 And he did Evil in the fight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his Father, and in the way of his Mother, and in the way of Jeroboam, who made Ifrael to fin.
53 For he ferved Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to Anger the LORD GOD of Ifrael, according to all that his Father had done.
II. KINGS, CHAP. I.
1 Moab rebelleth. 2 Ahaziah fending to Baalzebub, hath his Judgment by Elijah. 5 Elijah twice bringeth Fire from Heaven upon them whom Ahaziah fent to apprehend him : 13 He pitieth the third Captain, and encouraged by an Angel, telleth the King of his Death: Jehoram fucceedeth Ahaziah.
HEN Moab rebelled against Ifrael, after the
z And Ahaziah fell down through a Lattefs in his upper Chamber that was in Samaria, and was fick and he fent Meffengers, and faid unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron, whether I fhall recover of this Disease.
3 But the Angel of the LORD faid to Elijah the Tifhbite, Arife, go up to meet the Meflengers of the King of Samaria, and fay unto them, Is it not becaufe there is not a God in Ifrael, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron?
4 Now therefore thus faith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that Bed on which thou art gone up, but fhalt furely die. And Elijah departed.
5 And when the Meffengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?
6 And they faid unto him, There came a Man up to meet us, and faid unto us, Go turn again unto the King that sent you, and fay unto him, Thus faith the LORD, IS it not because there is not a God in Ifrael, that thou fendest to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron? therefore thou fhalt not come down from that Bed on which thou art gone up, but fhalt furely die.
7 And he faid unto them, What manner of Man was he which came up to meet you, and told you thefe Words?
8 And they anfwered him, He was an hairy Man, and girt with a Girdle of Leather about his Loyns. And he faid, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
9 Then the King fent unto him a Captain of fifty, with his fifty and he went up to him (and behold, he fat on the top of the Hill) and he fpake unto him, Thou Man of GOD, the King hath faid, Come down.
10 And Elijah anfwered and faid to the Captain of fifty, If I be a Man of GoD, then let Fire come down from Heaven and confume thee and thy fifty. And there came down Fire from Heaven, and confumed him and his fifty.
11 Again alfo he fent unto him another Captain of fifty, with his fifty and he answered and faid unto him, O Man of GOD, thus hath the King faid, Come down quickly.
12 And Elijah anfwered and faid unto them, If I be a Man of GOD, let Fire come down from Heaven, and confume thee and thy fifty. And the Fire of GOD came down from Heaven, and confumed him and his fifty.
13 And he fent again a Captain of the third fifty, with his fifty and the third Captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his Knees before Elijah, and befought him, and faid unto him, O Man of GOD, I pray thee, let my Life, and the Life of these fifty thy Servants be precious in thy fight.
14 Behold, there came Fire down from Heaven, and burnt up the two Captains of the former fifties, with their fifties therefore let my Life now be precious in thy fight.
15 And the Angel of the LORD faid unto Elijah, Go down with him, be not afraid of him. And he rofe, and went down with him unto the King.
16 And he faid unto him, Thus faith the LORD, Forafmuch as thou haft fent Meffengers to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron (is it not because there is no God in Ifrael to enquire of his Word?) therefore thou fhalt not come down off the Bed on which thou art gone up, but fhalt furely die.
17 So he died, according to the Word of the LORD which Elijah had fpoken: and Jehoram reigned in his ftead, in the fecond Year of Jehoram the Son of Jehoshaphat King of Judah; because he had no Son.
CHA P. II.
1 Elijah taking his leave of Elisha, with his Mantle divideth Jordan, 9 and granting Elifba his Requeft, is taken up by a fiery Chariot into Heaven. 12 Elifba dividing Jordan with Elijah's Mantle, is acknowledged his Succeffor. 16 The young Prophets hardly obtaining Leave to feek Elijah, could not find him.
19 Elifba with Salt healeth the unwholfome Waters. 23 Bears deftroy the Children that mocked Elifha.
Ver. 1 AND it came to pafs when the LORD would take
up Elijah into Heaven by a Whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elifha from Gilgal.
z And Elijah faid unto Elifha, Tarry here, I pray thee: for the LORD hath fent me to Beth-el. And Elisha faid unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Beth-el.
3 And the Sons of the Prophets that were at Beth-el came forth to Elifha, and faid unto him, Knoweft thou that the LORD will take away thy Master from thy Head To-day? And he faid, Yea, I know it, hold you your peace.
4 And Elijah faid unto him, Elifha, tarry here, I pray thee for the LORD hath fent me to Jericho. And he faid, As the LORD liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
5 And the Sons of the Prophets that were at Jericho came to Elifha, and faid unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy Mafter from thy Head To-day? And he anfwered, Yea, I know it, hold you your Peace.
6 And Elijah faid unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here: for the LORD hath fent me to Jordan. And he faid, As the LORD liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
7 And fifty Men of the Sons of the Prophets went, and ftood to view afar off: and they two ftood by Jordan.
8 And Elijah took his Mantle and wrapt it together, and fmote the Waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry Ground.
9 And it came to pafs when they were gone over, that Elijah faid unto Elifha, Afk what I fhall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elifha faid, I pray thee, let a double Portion of thy Spirit be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou haft asked a hard Thing: neverthelefs, if thou fee me when I am taken from thee, it fhall be fo unto thee; but if not, it shall not be fo.
11 And it came to pafs as they still went on, and talked, that behold there appeared a Chariot of Fire, and Horfes of Fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by a Whirlwind into Heaven.
12 And Elifha faw it, and he cried, My Father, my Father, the Chariot of Ifrael, and the Horfemen thereof.
And he faw him no more: and he took hold of his own Cloaths, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He took up alfo the Mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and food by the Bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the Mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and fmote the Waters, and faid, Where is the LORD GOD of Elijah? and when he also had fmitten the Waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.
15 And when the Sons of the Prophets which were to view at Jericho, faw him, they faid, The Spirit of Elijah doth reft on Elifha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the Ground before him.
16 And they faid unto him, Behold now, there be with thy Servants fifty ftrong Men, let them go, we pray thee, and feek thy Master: left peradventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and caft him upon fome Mountain, or into fome Valley. And he faid, Ye shall not fend.
17 And when they urged him till he was afhamed, he faid, Send. They fent therefore fifty Mcn; and they fought three Days, but found him not.
18 And when they came again to him (for he tarried at Jericho) he faid unto them, Did I not fay unto you,
19 And the Men of the City said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the Situation of this City is pleasant, as my Lord feeth but the Water is naught, and the Ground barren.
20 And he faid, Bring me a new Crufe, and put Salt therein. And they brought it to him.
21 And he went forth unto the Spring of the Waters, and caft the Salt in there, and faid, Thus faith the LORD, I have healed thefe Waters; there fhall not be from thence any more Death, or barren Land.
22 So the Waters were healed unto this Day, according to the Saying of Elifha which he fpake.
23 And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the Way, there came forth little Children out of the City, and mocked him, and faid unto him, Go up thou Bald-head, go up thou Bald-head.
24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and curfed them in the Name of the LORD: and there came forth two She-bears out of the Wood, and tare forty and two Children