2 Kings Chapter 1 (1611 Bible)
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2 And Ahaziah fel downe thorow a lattesse in his vpper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sicke: and he sent messengers, and said vnto them, Goe, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, whether I shal recouer of this disease.
3 But the Angel of the Lord said to Eliiah the Tishbite, Arise, goe vp to meete the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say vnto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye goe to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
6 And they said vnto him, There came a man vp to meet vs, and said vnto vs, Goe, turne againe vnto the king that sent you, and say vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come downe from that bedde on which thou art gone vp, but shalt surely die.
9 Then the King sent vnto him a captaine of fiftie, with his fiftie: and he went vp to him, (and behold, he sate on the top of an hill) and hee spake vnto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come downe.
10 And Eliiah answered, and said to the captaine of fiftie, If I be a man of God, then let fire come downe from heauen, and consume thee and thy fiftie. And there came downe fire from heauen, and consumed him and his fiftie.
12 And Eliiah answered, and saide vnto them, If I be a man of God, let fire come downe from heauen, and consume thee, and thy fiftie. And the fire of God came downe from heauen, and consumed him, and his fiftie.
13 ¶ And hee sent againe a captaine of the third fiftie, with his fiftie: and the third captaine of fiftie went vp, and came and fell on his knees before Eliiah, and besought him, and saide vnto him, Oh man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fiftie thy seruants, be precious in thy sight.
16 And he said vnto him, Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron (is it not because there is no God in Israel, to enquire of his word?) therefore thou shalt not come downe off that bed on which thou art gone vp, but shalt surely die.
17 ¶ So he died, according to the worde of the Lord which Eliiah had spoken: and Iehoram reigned in his stead, in the second yeere of Iehoram the sonne of Iehoshaphat king of Iudah, because he had no sonne.
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Johnny Smith's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 11/11/2013, 11:51pm...
We should not move unless
God tells us to. We should
obey God rather than man.
Sylvanus Ibanga's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment about verse 12 on 10/27/2013, 7:27pm...
Useful to the vessels of honor!
Timothy Wayne George's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 10/16/2013, 9:41am...
Ahaziah's failure to call on the true God Jehovah, and instead called on Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether he would recover from the disease caused Elijah to tell him he would surely die. We today must call on the true God Jehovah to lift us out of the political crisis which is a disease. When King Hezekiah was told he was going to die, he called on Jehovah God, and the Lord added fifteen years to his life. We pray that our leaders will humble themselves and pray, seek Jehovah God's face, and turn from their wicked ways, then God will hear from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal the land.
Kenneth's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment about verse 12 on 9/22/2013, 2:47pm...
This is all about the integrity to go forward or excel in the things of God and never come down! But once once you continue in the things of God and refuse to listen to those voices, God will always lift you up. Job 22:29. The enemy will be disappointed. Job 5:12. No matter what happens, keep trusting God; and you will always prevail.
Agnon's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 8/20/2013, 5:07pm...
it is obvious that the stricken king has strayed away from the one God Yahuweh and has aligned himself with the Satanical god Baalzebub. This unholy alliance could only result in king Ahaziah's demise.
David Orabueze's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 7/26/2013, 11:08am...
Every man of God deserves respect nomatter how small, big, old, or young he might be. they came to him with human authority while he (Elija) responded with spiritual authority that commeth from above. Again in any situation you find your self first consult God and not the oracle of vilage
Luis Martinez's 2 Kings Chapter 1 comment on 5/28/2013, 11:17pm...
All the other translations rephrase 1:3 as Is it because there is no God in Israel that you go ask...
but I'm not quite sure that is what it means. He knows that there is a God in Israel, which is why he keeps sending 50 men after 50, after 50. He wants Baalzebub's help and approval.
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