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Or, a sound of a noise of rain.
A.C. 906. 41 | And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thee up, eat and
drink; for there is * a sound of abundance of rain,
42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees,
43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, 'Go again seven times.
44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said,
Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a + Heb. Tie, man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, + Pre
pare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee
45 And it came to pass in the mean while, that the hea-
46 And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah ; and he 1 Heb. till girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab #to the entrance inou come to of Jezreel.
1 KINGS XIX, VER. 1-19.
2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So
3 And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there.
4. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilder
ness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree : and he Heb. for his requested § for himself that he might die; and said, It is life.
enough ; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I an not
5 And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold,
6 And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on || Heb, Bolster, the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid
Kim down again.
8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the
9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there ;
and, behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said A.C. 906.
10 And he said, " I have been very jealous for the Lord e Rom. xi. 3.
12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not
13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped
14 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord
15 And the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus : and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be r2 Kings ix. king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel- xlvii. meħolah shalt thou anoint to be prophet in thy room.
17 And it shall come to pass, that him that escapeth the
18 • Yet * I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the h Rom. xi.
8 Luke iv. 27,
* Or, I will
Calling of Elisha.
, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oren before
and my mother, and then
cast his mantle
* Heb. Go reINTn.
A.C. 906. I will follow thee. And he said unto him, * Go back again:
for what have I done to thee?
21 And he returned back from him, and took a yoke of oxen, and slew them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave unto the people, and they did eat. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered unto him.
Ben-hadad besieges Samaria.
1 KINGS XX. VER. 1-26.
2 And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the
3 Thy silver and thy gold is mine ; thy wives also and thy children, even the goodliest, are mine.
4 And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am thine, and all that I have.
5 And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, saying, Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy children;
6 Yet I will send my servants unto thee to morrow about
this time, and they shall search thine house, and the houses + Heb. desir. of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is + plea
sant in thine eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take
not back from hinn.
7 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh
mischief : for he sent unto me for my wives, and for my 1 Heb. I kept children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and 1 de
nied him not.
8 And all the elders and all the people said unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.
9 Wherefore he said unto the messengers of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord the king, Al that thou didst send for to thy servant at the first I will do: but this thing I may not do. And the messengers departed, and brought him word again.
10 And Ben-hadad sent unto him, and said, The gods do
so unto me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suf4 Heb. are at fice for handfuls for all the people that s follow me.
11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell him,
e of tru did
Let not him that girdeth on his harness boast himself as he A. C. 901.
12 And it came to pass, when Ben-hadad heard this
14 And Ahab said, By whom ? And he said, Thus saith
. Then he said, Who shall * order the battle? And Heb. bind,
, and they were two hundred and thirty two:
But Ben-hadad was
17 And the young men of the princes of the provinces went out first ; and Ben-hadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are men come out of Samaria.
18 And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take
19 So these young men of the princes of the provinces
20 And they slew every one his man : and the Syrians
23 And the servants of the king of Syria said unto him, Their gods are gods of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we; but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
24 And do this thing, Take the kings away, every man. out of his place, and put captains in their rooms :
25 And number thee an army, like the army. + that thou + Heb. That hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot; and we
A.C. 901. will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be
stronger than they. And he hearkened unto their voice,
I KINGS XX. ver. 26, TO THE END.
26 And it came to pass at the return of the year, that Heb. to the Ben-hadad numbered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek,
* to fight against Israel.
27 And the children of Israel were numbered, and + were all present, and went against them : and the children of Israel pitched before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
28° And there came a man of God, and spake unto the king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the LORD, Because the
have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the vallies, therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
29 And they pitched one over against the other seven days. And so it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined : and the children of Israel slew of the Syrians an hundred thousand footmen in one day.
30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and there a wall fell upon twenty and seven thousand of the men that were left. And Ben-hadad fled, and came into the city, IS into an inner chamber.
31 4 And his servants said unto him, Behold now, we chamber with have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful in a chamber. kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and
ropes upon our heads, and go out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save thy life.
32 So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Thy servant Ben-hadad saith, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.
33 Now the men did diligently observe whether any thing would come from him, and did hastily catch it. and they said, Thy brother Ben-hadad. Then he said, Go
ye, bring him. Then Ben-hadad came forth to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
34 And Ben-hadad said unto him, The cities, which my father took from thy father, I will restore ; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in
Or, from chamber to chamber,