2 Kings 1:14

“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 sight.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Behold, there came fire downe from heauen, and burnt vp the two captaines of the former fifties, with their fifties: Therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Behold fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in thy sight.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For fire came down from heaven and put an end to the first two captains of fifty and their fifties; but now let my life be of value in your eyes.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, there came down fire from the heavens, and consumed the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties; but now, let my life be precious in thy sight.
- Darby Bible

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 sight.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, fire came down from the sky, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties. But now let my life be precious in your sight."
- World English Bible

Lo, come down hath fire from the heavens, and consumeth the two heads of the former fifties and their fifties; and, now, let my soul be precious in thine eyes.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and consumed the two former captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in thy sight'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for 2 Kings 1

  • Edith Azike
    We should trust in God at all time because he never disappoints, Elijah had faith in Him and He didn't disappoint Elijah
  • Evang Helen
    Comment*you cannot call on whom you do not know and equally seek whom you cannot find. it is an error to thing otherwise, king ahaziah knew no God but gods.
  • Nicolah A
    For me, 2 Kings 1 shows me how faith in God is needed in our life. Elijah's faith in God was so strong he did nto even fear these men who came to get him. He just told them the God he serve would rain fire on them. I strive daily to get this type of faith. The good news is we all have all our life to work this type of faith into our lives
  • Pastor Samuel
    it is a great lesson for today christian to be rour, The Book James 4:7 Resist the Devil and he shall free away from you, until you teach your enemy the greated lesson, before he will stop attacking you.
  • Rebecca
    The captain of the 3rd fifty acknowledged God in Elijah and humbled himself before Him and he was spared with his fifty.Anybody that acknowledges God will be honored accordingly.
  • Mitch
    this king had sought out answers before from evil sources
    and judgement came upon him without remedy. the poor 102
    innocent or guilty with him.

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