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 1 Kings 17:1 - 22:53
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   Book of 1 Kings
   Chapter 17  - Click for Chapter Audio
17:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the R671 F415 settlers of Gilead, said to Ahab, "As R672 the LORD, the God of Israel lives, before whom I stand, surely there R673 shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word."
 
17:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The word of the LORD came to him, saying,
 
17:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east F416 of the Jordan.
 
17:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I R674 have commanded the ravens to provide for you there."
 
17:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he went and did according to the word of the LORD, for he went and lived by the brook Cherith, which is east F417 of the Jordan.
 
17:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he would drink from the brook.
 
17:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It happened after a while that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
 
17:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying,
 
17:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Arise, go to Zarephath, R675 which belongs to Sidon, and stay there; behold, I R676 have commanded a widow there to provide for you."
 
17:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he arose and went to Zarephath, and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks; and he R677 called to her and said, "Please get me a little water in a jar, F418 that I may drink."
 
17:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
As she was going to get it, he called to her and said, "Please bring me a piece of bread in your hand."
 
17:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But she said, "As R678 the LORD your God lives, I R679 have no bread, F419 only a handful of flour in the bowl F420 and a little oil in the jar; and behold, I am gathering a F421 few sticks that I may go in and prepare for me and my son, that we may eat it and die." R680
 
17:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elijah said to her, "Do not fear; go, do as you have said, but make me a little bread cake from it F422 first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son.
 
17:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"For thus says the LORD God of Israel, `The bowl F423 of flour shall not be exhausted, nor shall the jar of oil be F424 empty, until the day that the LORD sends rain on the face of the earth.' "
 
17:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she went and did according to the word of Elijah, and she and he and her household ate for many days.
 
17:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The bowl F425 of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become F426 empty, according to the word of the LORD which He spoke through Elijah.
 
17:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it came about after these things that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became sick; and his sickness was so severe that there was no breath left in him.
 
17:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she said to Elijah, "What R681 do I have to do with you, O man R682 of God? You F427 have come to me to bring my iniquity to remembrance and to put my son to death!"
 
17:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to her, "Give me your son." Then he took him from her bosom and carried him up to the upper room where he was living, and laid him on his own bed.
 
17:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, have You also brought calamity to the widow with whom I am staying, F428 by causing her son to die?"
 
17:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R683 he stretched himself upon the child three times, and called to the LORD and said, "O LORD my God, I pray You, let this child's life return to F429 him."
 
17:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The LORD heard the voice of Elijah, and R684 the life of the child returned to F430 him and he revived.
 
17:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper room into the house and gave him to his mother; and Elijah said, "See, your son is alive."
 
17:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the woman said to Elijah, "Now R685 I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD in your mouth is truth."
 
   Chapter 18  - Click for Chapter Audio
18:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it happened after R686 many days that the word of the LORD came to Elijah in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I R687 will send rain on the face of the earth."
 
18:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
 
18:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Ahab called Obadiah who R688 was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared R689 F431 the LORD greatly;
 
18:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
for when R690 Jezebel destroyed F432 the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided R691 them with bread and water.)
 
18:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not have F433 to kill some of the cattle."
 
18:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they divided the land between them to survey F434 it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah went another way by himself.
 
18:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now as Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met F435 him, and R692 he recognized him and fell on his face and said, "Is this you, Elijah my master?"
 
18:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to him, "It is I. Go, say to your master, `Behold, Elijah is here."'
 
18:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "What sin F436 have I committed, that you are giving your servant into the hand of Ahab to put me to death?
 
18:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"As R693 the LORD your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my master has not sent to search for you; and when they said, `He is not here,' he made the kingdom or nation swear that they could not find you.
 
18:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And now you are saying, `Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah is here."'
 
18:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It will come about when I leave you that R694 the Spirit of the LORD will carry you where I do not know; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me, although I your servant have feared F437 the LORD from my youth.
 
18:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Has R695 it not been told to my master what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of the LORD, that I hid a F438 hundred prophets of the LORD by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water?
 
18:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And now you are saying, `Go, say to your master, "Behold, Elijah is here"'; he will then kill me."
 
18:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elijah said, "As R696 the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today."
 
18:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
 
18:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab R697 said to him, "Is this you, you troubler of Israel?"
 
18:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "I have not troubled Israel, but you and your father's house have, because you R698 have forsaken the commandments of the LORD and you R699 have followed the Baals.
 
18:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Now then send and gather to me all Israel at Mount R700 Carmel, together R701 with 450 prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the R702 Asherah, who eat at Jezebel's table."
 
18:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Ahab sent a message among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel.
 
18:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elijah came near to all the people and said, "How R703 long will you hesitate F439 between two opinions? If R704 the LORD is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him." But the people did not answer him a word.
 
18:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elijah said to the people, "I alone R705 am left a prophet of the LORD, but Baal's prophets are 450 R706 men.
 
18:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Now let them give us two oxen; and let them choose one ox for themselves and cut it up, and place it on the wood, but put no fire under it; and I will prepare the other ox and lay it on the wood, and I will not put a fire under it.
 
18:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD, and the R707 God who answers by fire, He is God." And all the people said, "That F440 is a good idea."
 
18:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, "Choose one ox for yourselves and prepare it first for you are many, and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it."
 
18:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they took the ox which was F441 given them and they prepared it and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon saying, "O Baal, answer us." But there was no R708 voice and no one answered. And they leaped F442 about the altar which they F443 made.
 
18:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about at noon, that Elijah mocked them and said, "Call out with a loud voice, for he is a god; either he is occupied or gone aside, or is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and needs to be awakened."
 
18:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they cried with a loud voice and cut R709 themselves according to their custom with swords and lances until the blood gushed out on them.
 
18:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When midday was past, they raved F444 until R710 the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice; but there was no voice, no one answered, and no one F445 paid attention.
 
18:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come near to me." So all the people came near to him. And he R711 repaired the altar of the LORD which had been torn down.
 
18:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elijah took twelve stones according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Israel R712 shall be your name."
 
18:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So with the stones he built an altar in the R713 name of the LORD, and he made a trench around the altar, large enough to hold two measures F446 of seed.
 
18:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R714 he arranged the wood and cut the ox in pieces and laid it on the wood.
 
18:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he said, "Fill four pitchers with water and pour it on the burnt offering and on the wood." And he said, "Do it a second time," and they did it a second time. And he said, "Do it a third time," and they did it a third time.
 
18:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The water flowed around the altar and he also filled the trench with water.
 
18:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
At R715 the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, "O R716 LORD, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, today let it be known that You R717 are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and I R718 have done all these things at Your word.
 
18:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that You, O LORD, are God, and that You have turned their heart back again."
 
18:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the fire R719 of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.
 
18:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, "The R720 LORD, He is God; the LORD, He is God."
 
18:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elijah said to them, "Seize the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape." So they seized them; and Elijah brought them down to the R721 brook Kishon, and R722 slew them there.
 
18:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower."
 
18:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; R723 and he crouched R724 down on the earth and put his face between his knees.
 
18:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to his servant, "Go up now, look toward the sea." So he went up and looked and said, "There is nothing." And he said, "Go back" seven times.
 
18:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It came about at the seventh time, that he said, "Behold, a R725 cloud as small as a man's hand is coming up from the sea." And he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, `Prepare F447 your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.' "
 
18:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
In a little while the sky grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a heavy shower. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel. R726
 
18:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the R727 hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he R728 girded up his loins and outran F448 Ahab to F449 Jezreel.
 
   Chapter 19  - Click for Chapter Audio
19:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how R729 F450 he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
 
19:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, "So R730 may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life F451 as the life F451 of one of them by tomorrow about this time."
 
19:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he was F452 afraid and arose and ran for his life F453 and came to Beersheba, R731 which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
 
19:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper F454 tree; and he R732 requested for himself that he might die, and said, "It is enough; now, O LORD, take my life, F455 for I am not better than my fathers."
 
19:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He lay down and slept under a juniper F456 tree; and behold, there was an R733 angel touching him, and he said to him, "Arise, eat."
 
19:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he looked and behold, there was at his head a bread cake baked on hot stones, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank and lay down again.
 
19:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The angel of the LORD came again a second time and touched him and said, "Arise, eat, because the journey is too great for you."
 
19:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he arose and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty R734 days and forty nights to Horeb, R735 the mountain of God.
 
19:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he came there to a cave and lodged there; and behold, the R736 word of the LORD came to him, and He said to him, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
 
19:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "I R737 have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn R738 down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I R739 alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
 
19:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So He said, "Go R740 forth and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD was passing by! And a R741 great and strong wind was rending the mountains and breaking in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
 
19:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
After the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a R742 sound of a gentle blowing.
 
19:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Elijah heard it, he R743 wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a R744 voice came to him and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
 
19:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said, "I R745 have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."
 
19:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The LORD said to him, "Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus, and when you have arrived, you R746 shall anoint Hazael king over Aram;
 
19:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and Jehu R747 the son of Nimshi you shall anoint king over Israel; and Elisha R748 the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place.
 
19:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"It shall come about, the one R749 who escapes from the sword of Hazael, Jehu shall R750 put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu, Elisha shall put to death.
 
19:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Yet R751 I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed R752 him."
 
19:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he departed from there and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, while he was plowing with twelve pairs of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth. And Elijah passed over to him and threw his R753 mantle on him.
 
19:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He left the oxen and ran after Elijah and said, "Please let R754 me kiss my father and my mother, then I will follow you." And he said to him, "Go back again, for what have I done to you?"
 
19:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he returned from following him, and took the pair of oxen and sacrificed them and boiled R755 their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave it to the people and they ate. Then he arose and followed Elijah and ministered to him.
 
   Chapter 20  - Click for Chapter Audio
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Now Ben-hadad R756 king of Aram gathered all his army, and R757 there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots. And he went up and besieged R758 Samaria and fought against it.
 
20:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he sent messengers to the city to Ahab king of Israel and said to him, "Thus says Ben-hadad,
 
20:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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`Your silver and your gold are mine; your most beautiful wives and children are also mine.' "
 
20:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king of Israel replied, "It is according to your word, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have."
 
20:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the messengers returned and said, "Thus says Ben-hadad, F457 `Surely, I sent to you saying, "You shall give me your silver and your gold and your wives and your children,"
 
20:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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but about this time tomorrow I will send my servants to you, and they will search your house and the houses of your servants; and whatever F458 is desirable in your eyes, they will take F459 in their hand and carry away.' "
 
20:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, "Please observe and see R759 how this man is looking for trouble; for he sent to me for my wives and my children and my silver and my gold, and I did not refuse him."
 
20:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the elders and all the people said to him, "Do not listen or consent."
 
20:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, "Tell my lord the king, `All that you sent for to your servant at the first I will do, but this thing I cannot do.' " And the messengers departed and brought him word again.
 
20:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ben-hadad sent to him and said, "May the R760 gods do so to me and more also, if the dust of Samaria will suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow F460 me."
 
20:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the king of Israel replied, "Tell him, `Let R761 not him who girds on his armor boast like him who takes it off.' "
 
20:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Ben-hadad heard this message, as he R762 was drinking with F461 the kings in the temporary F462 shelters, he said to his servants, "Station yourselves." So they stationed themselves against the city.
 
20:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now behold, a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel and said, "Thus says the LORD, `Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I R763 will deliver them into your hand today, and you R764 shall know that I am the LORD.' "
 
20:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ahab said, "By whom?" So he said, "Thus says the LORD, `By the young men of the rulers of the provinces.' " Then he said, "Who shall begin F463 the battle?" And he answered, F464 "You."
 
20:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he mustered the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and there were 232; and after them he mustered all the people, even all the sons of Israel, 7,000.
 
20:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They went out at noon, while Ben-hadad R765 was drinking himself drunk in the temporary F465 shelters with F466 the thirty-two kings who helped him.
 
20:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The young men of the rulers of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out and they told him, saying, "Men have come out from Samaria."
 
20:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then R766 he said, "If they have come out for peace, take them alive; or if they have come out for war, take them alive."
 
20:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So these went out from the city, the young men of the rulers of the provinces, and the army which followed them.
 
20:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They killed F467 each his man; and the Arameans fled and Israel pursued them, and Ben-hadad king of Aram escaped on a horse with horsemen.
 
20:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The king of Israel went out and struck F468 the horses and chariots, and killed F468 the Arameans with a great slaughter.
 
20:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the R767 prophet came near to the king of Israel and said to him, "Go, strengthen yourself and observe and see what you have to do; for at R768 the turn of the year the king of Aram will come up against you."
 
20:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now the servants of the king of Aram said to him, "Their R769 gods are gods of the mountains, therefore they were stronger than we; but rather let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they.
 
20:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do this thing: remove the kings, each from his place, and put captains in their place,
 
20:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and muster F469 an army like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot. Then we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we will be stronger than they." And he listened to their voice and did so.
 
20:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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At R770 the turn of the year, Ben-hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek R771 to fight against Israel.
 
20:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The sons of Israel were mustered and were provisioned and went to meet them; and the sons of Israel camped before them like two little flocks of goats, but R772 the Arameans filled the country.
 
20:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then a R773 man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel and said, "Thus says the LORD, `Because the Arameans have said, "The R774 LORD is a god of the mountains, but He is not a god of the valleys," therefore I R775 will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the LORD.' "
 
20:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So they camped one over against the other seven days. And on the seventh day the battle was joined, and the sons of Israel killed F470 of the Arameans 100,000 foot soldiers in one day.
 
20:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But the rest fled to Aphek R776 into the city, and the wall fell on 27,000 men who were left. And Ben-hadad fled and came into the city into R777 an inner chamber.
 
20:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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His R778 servants said to him, "Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings, please let us put R779 sackcloth on our loins and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will save your life." F471
 
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So they R780 girded sackcloth on their loins and put ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel and said, "Your R781 servant Ben-hadad says, `Please let me live.' " And he said, "Is he still alive? He is my brother."
 
20:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now the men took F472 this as an omen, and quickly catching F473 his word said, "Your brother Ben-hadad." Then he said, "Go, bring him." Then Ben-hadad came out to him, and he took F474 him up into the chariot.
 
20:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Ben-hadad said to him, "The R782 cities which my father took from your father I will restore, and you shall make streets for yourself in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria." Ahab said, "And I will let you go with this covenant." So he made a covenant with him and let him go.
 
20:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now a certain man of the R783 sons of the prophets said to another F475 by R784 the word of the LORD, "Please strike me." But the man refused to strike him.
 
20:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he said to him, "Because you have not listened to the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as you have departed from me, a R785 lion will kill F476 you." And as soon as he had departed from him a lion found him and killed F477 him.
 
20:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he found another man and said, "Please strike F478 me." And the man struck F479 him, wounding F480 him.
 
20:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the prophet departed and waited for the king by the way, and disguised R786 himself with a bandage over his eyes.
 
20:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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As the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, "Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside and brought a man to me and said, `Guard this man; if for any reason he is missing, then R787 your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.'
 
20:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"While your servant was busy here and there, he was gone." And the king of Israel said to him, "So shall your judgment be; you yourself have decided it."
 
20:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then he hastily took the bandage away from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him that he was of the prophets.
 
20:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He said to him, "Thus says the LORD, `Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your R788 life F481 shall go for his life, F481 and your people for his people.' "
 
20:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the R789 king of Israel went to his house sullen and vexed, and came to Samaria.
 
   Chapter 21  - Click for Chapter Audio
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Now it came about after these things that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard which was in Jezreel R790 beside the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
 
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Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, "Give R791 me your vineyard, that I may have it for a vegetable garden because it is close beside my house, and I will give you a better vineyard than it in its place; if you F482 like, I will give you the price of it F483 in money."
 
21:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Naboth said to Ahab, "The LORD forbid me that R792 I should give you the inheritance of my fathers."
 
21:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So R793 Ahab came into his house sullen and vexed because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he said, "I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers." And he lay down on his bed and turned away his face and ate no food. F484
 
21:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Jezebel his wife came to him and said to him, "How is it that your spirit is so sullen that you are not eating food?" F485
 
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So he said to her, "Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite and said to him, `Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you a vineyard in its place.' But he said, `I will not give you my vineyard.' "
 
21:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Jezebel his wife said to him, "Do R794 you now reign F486 over Israel? Arise, eat bread, and let your heart be joyful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite."
 
21:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So R795 she wrote letters in Ahab's name and sealed them with his seal, and sent letters to the R796 elders and to the nobles who were living with Naboth in his city.
 
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Now she wrote in the letters, saying, "Proclaim a fast and seat Naboth at the head of the people;
 
21:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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and seat two worthless R797 men before him, and let them testify against him, saying, `You R798 cursed God and the king.' Then take him out and stone R799 him to F487 death."
 
21:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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So the men of his city, the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent word to them, just as it was written in the letters which she had sent them.
 
21:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They proclaimed R800 a fast and seated Naboth at the head of the people.
 
21:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the two worthless men came in and sat before him; and the worthless men testified against him, even against Naboth, before the people, saying, "Naboth cursed God and the king." So R801 they took him outside the city and stoned him to F488 death with stones.
 
21:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then they sent word to Jezebel, saying, "Naboth has been stoned and is dead."
 
21:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, "Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth, the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead."
 
21:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, Ahab arose to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
 
21:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
 
21:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who R802 is in Samaria; behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth where he has gone down to take possession of it.
 
21:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"You shall speak to him, saying, `Thus says the LORD, "Have R803 you murdered and also taken possession?"' And you shall speak to him, saying, `Thus says the LORD, "In R804 the place where the dogs licked up the blood of Naboth the dogs will lick up your blood, even yours.""'
 
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Ahab said to Elijah, "Have R805 you found me, O my enemy?" And he answered, F489 "I have found you, because R806 you have sold yourself to do evil in the sight of the LORD.
 
21:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Behold, I will bring evil upon you, and will R807 utterly sweep you away, and will cut off from Ahab every male, both bond and free in Israel;
 
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and I R808 will make your house like R809 the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah, because of the provocation with which you have provoked Me to anger, and because you have R810 made Israel sin.
 
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"Of Jezebel also has the LORD spoken, saying, `The R811 dogs will eat Jezebel in the district F490 of Jezreel.'
 
21:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"The R812 one belonging to Ahab, who dies in the city, the dogs will eat, and the one who dies in the field the birds of heaven will eat."
 
21:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Surely R813 there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do evil in the sight of the LORD, because F491 Jezebel his wife incited him.
 
21:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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He R814 acted very abominably in following idols, according R815 to all that the Amorites had done, whom the LORD cast out before the sons of Israel.
 
21:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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It came about when Ahab heard these words, that he R816 tore his clothes and put on F492 sackcloth and fasted, and he lay in sackcloth and went about despondently. F493
 
21:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the word of the LORD came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
 
21:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in R817 his son's days."
 
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22:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Three years F494 passed without war between Aram and Israel.
 
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In R818 the third year Jehoshaphat R819 the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
 
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Now the king of Israel said to his servants, "Do you know that Ramoth-gilead R820 belongs to us, and we are F495 still doing nothing to take it out of the hand of the king of Aram?"
 
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And he said to Jehoshaphat, "Will you go with me to battle at Ramoth-gilead?" And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "I R821 am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."
 
22:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Moreover, Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, "Please inquire first F496 for the word of the LORD."
 
22:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Then the R822 king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, "Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle or shall I refrain?" And they said, "Go up, for the Lord will give it into the hand of the king."
 
22:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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But Jehoshaphat R823 said, "Is there not yet a prophet of the LORD here that we may inquire of him?"
 
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The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "There is yet one man by whom we may inquire of the LORD, but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. He is Micaiah son of Imlah." But Jehoshaphat said, "Let not the king say so."
 
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Then the king of Israel called an officer and said, "Bring F497 quickly Micaiah son of Imlah."
 
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Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, at the threshing floor at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all R824 the prophets were prophesying before them.
 
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Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made horns R825 of iron for himself and said, "Thus says the LORD, `With R826 these you will gore the Arameans until they are consumed.' "
 
22:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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All the prophets were prophesying thus, saying, "Go up to Ramoth-gilead and prosper, for the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."
 
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Then the messenger who went to summon Micaiah spoke to him saying, "Behold now, the words of the prophets are uniformly favorable to the king. Please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak favorably."
 
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But Micaiah said, "As R827 the LORD lives, what the R828 LORD says to me, that I shall speak."
 
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When he came to the king, the king said to him, "Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall we refrain?" And he answered F498 him, "Go R829 up and succeed, and the LORD will give it into the hand of the king."
 
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Then the king said to him, "How many times must I adjure you to speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of the LORD?"
 
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So he said, "I saw all Israel Scattered on the mountains, Like R830 sheep which have no shepherd. And the LORD said, `These have no master. Let each of them return to his house in peace.' "
 
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Then the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "Did R831 I not tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?"
 
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Micaiah F499 said, "Therefore, hear the word of the LORD. I R832 saw the LORD sitting on His throne, and all R833 the host of heaven standing by Him on His right and on His left.
 
22:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The LORD said, `Who will entice Ahab to go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead?' And one said this while another said that.
 
22:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Then a spirit came forward and stood before the LORD and said, `I will entice him.'
 
22:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"The LORD said to him, `How?' And he said, `I will go out and be R834 a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' Then He said, `You are to entice him and also prevail. Go and do so.'
 
22:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Now therefore, behold, the R835 LORD has put a deceiving spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and the LORD has proclaimed disaster against you."
 
22:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Zedekiah R836 the son of Chenaanah came near and struck Micaiah on the cheek and said, "How R837 did the Spirit of the LORD pass from me to speak to you?"
 
22:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Micaiah said, "Behold, you shall see on that day when you enter R838 an inner room to hide yourself."
 
22:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Israel said, "Take Micaiah and return him to Amon the governor of the city and to Joash the king's son;
 
22:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
and say, `Thus says the king, "Put R839 this man in prison and feed him sparingly F500 with bread and water until I return safely.""'
 
22:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Micaiah said, "If R840 you indeed return safely the LORD has not spoken by me." And he said, "Listen, R841 all you people."
 
22:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the R842 king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah went up against Ramoth-gilead.
 
22:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, "I R843 will disguise myself and go into the battle, but you put on your robes." So the king of Israel disguised himself and went into the battle.
 
22:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the R844 king of Aram had commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots, saying, "Do not fight with small or great, but with the king of Israel alone."
 
22:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, they said, "Surely it is the king of Israel," and they turned aside to fight against him, and Jehoshaphat cried out.
 
22:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
 
22:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now a certain man drew his bow at random and struck the king of Israel in F501 a joint of the armor. So he said to the driver of his chariot, "Turn around F502 and take me out of the fight; F503 for R845 I am severely wounded."
 
22:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The battle raged F504 that day, and the king was propped up in his chariot in front of the Arameans, and died at evening, and the blood from the wound ran into the bottom of the chariot.
 
22:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R846 a cry passed throughout the army close to sunset, saying, "Every man to his city and every man to his country." F505
 
22:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the king died and was brought to Samaria, and they buried the king in Samaria.
 
22:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs licked up his blood (now the harlots bathed themselves there), according R847 to the word of the LORD which He spoke.
 
22:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab and all that he did and the R848 ivory house which he built and all the cities which he built, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?
 
22:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Ahab slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son became king in his place.
 
22:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now R849 Jehoshaphat the son of Asa became king over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
 
22:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he became king, and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
 
22:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He R850 walked in all the way of Asa his father; he did not turn aside from it, doing right in the sight of the LORD. However, R851 the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
 
22:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jehoshaphat R852 also made peace with the king of Israel.
 
22:45 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might which he showed and how he warred, are they not written in R853 the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Judah?
 
22:46 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The remnant of the R854 sodomites who remained in the days of his father Asa, he expelled F506 from the land.
 
22:47 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now there R855 was no king in Edom; a deputy was king.
 
22:48 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Jehoshaphat made ships R856 of Tarshish to go to Ophir R857 for gold, but they R858 did not go for the ships were broken at Ezion-geber. R859
 
22:49 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Ahaziah the son of Ahab said to Jehoshaphat, "Let my servants go with your servants in the ships." But Jehoshaphat was not willing.
 
22:50 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And R860 Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of his father David, and Jehoram his son became king in his place.
 
22:51 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Ahaziah the son of Ahab became R861 king over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel.
 
22:52 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He did evil in the sight of the LORD and walked R862 in the way of his father and in the way of his mother and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who caused Israel to sin.
 
22:53 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So R863 he served Baal and worshiped him and provoked the LORD God of Israel to anger, according to all that his father had done.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F276 Or Tishbe in Gilead
F277 Lit before
F278 Lit before
F279 Or vessel
F280 Lit cake
F281 Lit pitcher
F282 Lit two
F283 Lit there
F284 Lit pitcher
F285 Lit lack
F286 Lit pitcher
F287 Lit lack
F288 Or Have you come...death?
F289 Lit sojourning
F290 Lit upon his inward part
F291 Lit upon his inward part
F292 Or revered
F293 Lit cut off
F294 Lit cut off
F295 Lit pass through
F296 Lit to meet
F297 Lit have I sinned
F298 Or revered
F299 Lit a hundred men of the prophets
F300 Lit limp on the two divided opinions
F301 Lit The matter is good
F302 Lit he gave
F303 Lit limped; i.e. a type of ceremonial dance
F304 So some mss and the ancient versions; M.T. he
F305 Lit prophesied
F306 Lit attentiveness
F307 Heb seahs; i.e. one seah equals approx 11 qts
F308 Lit Tie, harness
F309 Lit ran before
F310 Lit until you are coming to
F311 Lit all about how
F312 Lit soul
F313 Reading of many mss; Heb text may read saw
F314 Lit soul
F315 Or broom-tree
F316 Lit soul
F317 Or broom-tree
F318 Lit Ben-hadad, saying
F319 Lit all the desire of your eyes
F320 Lit put
F321 Lit are at my feet
F322 Lit he and
F323 Or booths
F324 Lit bind
F325 Lit said
F326 Or booths
F327 Lit he and the 32 kings
F328 Lit smote
F329 Lit smote
F330 Lit number
F331 Lit smote
F332 Lit soul
F333 Lit divined
F334 Lit caught from him
F335 Lit caused him to come up
F336 Lit his neighbor
F337 Lit smite
F338 Lit smote
F339 Lit smite
F340 Lit smote
F341 Lit striking and wounding
F342 Lit soul
F343 Lit it is good in your eyes
F344 Lit this
F345 Lit bread
F346 Lit bread
F347 Lit exercise kingship
F348 Lit so that he dies
F349 Lit with stones so that he died
F350 Lit said
F351 Lit portion; some mss read rampart
F352 Or whom Jezebel his wife incited
F353 Lit sackcloth on his flesh
F354 Or softly
F355 Lit they sat for three years
F356 Lit are silent so as not
F357 Lit as the day
F358 Lit Hasten Micaiah
F359 Lit said to
F360 Lit he
F361 Lit with bread of affliction and water of affliction
F362 Lit between the scale-armor and the breastplate
F363 Lit your hand
F364 Lit camp
F365 Lit went up
F366 Lit land
F367 Lit consumed

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R671 Judges 12:4
R672 1 Kings 18:10; 22:14; 2 Kings 3:14;
R673 1 Kings 18:1; Luke 4:25; James 5:17
R674 1 Kings 17:9
R675 Obadiah 20; Luke 4:26
R676 1 Kings 17:4
R677 Genesis 24:17; John 4:7
R678 1 Kings 17:1
R679 2 Kings 4:2-7
R680 Genesis 21:15,16
R681 2 Samuel 16:10; 2 Kings 3:13; Luke 4:34; John 2:4
R682 1 Kings 12:22
R683 2 Kings 4:34,35; Acts 20:10
R684 Luke 7:14; Hebrews 11:35
R685 John 2:11; 3:2; 16:30
R686 1 Kings 17:1; Luke 4:25; James 5:17
R687 Deuteronomy 28:12
R688 1 Kings 16:9
R689 Nehemiah 7:2; Job 28:28
R690 1 Kings 18:13
R691 Matthew 10:40-42
R692 2 Kings 1:6-8
R693 1 Kings 17:1
R694 2 Kings 2:16; Ezekiel 3:12,14; Acts 8:39
R695 1 Kings 18:4
R696 1 Kings 17:1
R697 Joshua 7:25; 1 Kings 21:20
R698 1 Kings 9:9; 2 Chronicles 15:2
R699 1 Kings 16:31; 21:25,26
R700 Joshua 19:26; 2 Kings 2:25
R701 1 Kings 18:22
R702 1 Kings 16:33
R703 2 Kings 17:41; Matthew 6:24
R704 Joshua 24:15
R705 1 Kings 19:10,14
R706 1 Kings 18:19
R707 1 Kings 18:38
R708 Psalms 115:4,5; Jeremiah 10:5
R709 Leviticus 19:28; Deuteronomy 14:1
R710 Exodus 29:39,41
R711 1 Kings 19:10,14; 2 Chronicles 33:16
R712 Genesis 32:28; 35:10; 2 Kings 17:34
R713 Colossians 3:17
R714 Genesis 22:9; Leviticus 1:7,8
R715 1 Kings 18:29
R716 Genesis 28:13; Exodus 3:6; 4:5; Matthew 22:32
R717 1 Kings 8:43
R718 Numbers 16:28-32
R719 Genesis 15:17; Leviticus 9:24; 10:1,2; Judges 6:21; 2 Kings 1:12; 1 Chronicles 21:26; 2 Chronicles 7:1; Job 1:16
R720 1 Kings 18:21,24
R721 Judges 4:7;
R722 Deuteronomy 13:5; 18:20; 2 Kings 10:24,25
R723 1 Kings 18:19,20
R724 James 5:18
R725 Luke 12:54
R726 Joshua 17:16; Judges 6:33
R727 2 Kings 3:15; Isaiah 8:11; Ezekiel 3:14
R728 2 Kings 4:29; Jeremiah 1:17; 1 Peter 1:13
R729 1 Kings 18:40
R730 Ruth 1:17; 1 Kings 20:10; 2 Kings 6:31
R731 Genesis 21:31
R732 Numbers 11:15; Jeremiah 20:14-18; Jonah 4:3,8
R733 Genesis 28:12
R734 Exodus 24:18; 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:9-11,18; Matthew 4:2
R735 Exodus 3:1; 4:27
R736 Exodus 33:21,22
R737 Exodus 20:5;
R738 Romans 11:3,4
R739 1 Kings 18:22
R740 Exodus 19:20;
R741 Ezekiel 1:4
R742 Job 4:16; Zechariah 4:6
R743 Exodus 3:6
R744 1 Kings 19:9
R745 1 Kings 19:10
R746 2 Kings 8:8-15
R747 2 Kings 9:1-10
R748 1 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:9,15
R749 2 Kings 8:12;
R750 2 Kings 9:14-10:25
R751 Romans 11:4
R752 Hosea 13:2
R753 1 Samuel 28:14; 2 Kings 2:8,13,14
R754 Matthew 8:21,22; Luke 9:61,62; Acts 20:37
R755 2 Samuel 24:22
R756 1 Kings 15:18,20; 2 Kings 6:24
R757 1 Kings 22:31
R758 1 Kings 16:24; 2 Kings 6:24
R759 2 Kings 5:7
R760 1 Kings 19:2; 2 Kings 6:31
R761 Proverbs 27:1
R762 1 Kings 16:9; Proverbs 31:4,5
R763 1 Kings 20:28
R764 1 Kings 18:36
R765 1 Kings 16:9; 20:12; Proverbs 20:1
R766 2 Kings 14:8-12
R767 1 Kings 20:13
R768 2 Samuel 11:1; 1 Kings 20:26
R769 1 Kings 14:23; Jeremiah 16:19-21; Romans 1:21-23
R770 1 Kings 20:22
R771 2 Kings 13:17
R772 Judges 6:3-5; 1 Samuel 13:5-8
R773 1 Kings 17:18
R774 1 Kings 20:23
R775 1 Kings 20:13
R776 1 Kings 20:26
R777 1 Kings 22:25; 2 Chronicles 18:24
R778 1 Kings 20:23-26
R779 Genesis 37:34; 2 Samuel 3:31
R780 1 Kings 20:31
R781 1 Kings 20:3-6
R782 1 Kings 15:20
R783 2 Kings 2:3-7
R784 1 Kings 13:17,18
R785 1 Kings 13:24
R786 1 Kings 14:2
R787 2 Kings 10:24
R788 1 Kings 20:39
R789 1 Kings 21:4
R790 Judges 6:33; 1 Kings 18:45,46
R791 1 Samuel 8:14
R792 Leviticus 25:23; Numbers 36:7; Ezekiel 46:18
R793 1 Kings 20:43
R794 1 Samuel 8:14
R795 Esther 3:12;
R796 1 Kings 20:7
R797 1 Samuel 2:12; 2 Samuel 20:1
R798 Exodus 22:28; Leviticus 24:15,16; Acts 6:11
R799 Leviticus 24:14
R800 Isaiah 58:4
R801 2 Kings 9:26; 2 Chronicles 24:21; Acts 7:58,59; Hebrews 11:37
R802 1 Kings 16:29
R803 2 Samuel 12:9
R804 1 Kings 22:38; 2 Kings 9:26
R805 1 Kings 18:17
R806 1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 17:17; Romans 7:14
R807 1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 9:8
R808 1 Kings 15:29
R809 1 Kings 16:3,11
R810 1 Kings 12:30; 13:34; 14:16
R811 2 Kings 9:10,30-37
R812 1 Kings 14:11; 16:4
R813 1 Kings 16:30-33; 21:20
R814 1 Kings 15:12; 2 Kings 17:12
R815 Genesis 15:16; Leviticus 18:25-30; 2 Kings 21:11
R816 Genesis 37:34; 2 Samuel 3:31; 2 Kings 6:30
R817 2 Kings 9:25-37
R818 2 Chronicles 18:2
R819 1 Kings 15:24
R820 Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 21:38; 1 Kings 4:13
R821 2 Kings 3:7
R822 1 Kings 18:19
R823 2 Kings 3:11
R824 1 Kings 22:6
R825 Zechariah 1:18-21
R826 Deuteronomy 33:17
R827 1 Kings 18:10,15
R828 Numbers 22:18; 24:13
R829 1 Kings 22:12
R830 Numbers 27:17; 1 Kings 22:34-36; 2 Chronicles 18:16; Matthew 9:36; Mark 6:34
R831 1 Kings 22:8
R832 Isaiah 6:1; Ezekiel 1:26-28; Daniel 7:9,10
R833 Job 1:6; 2:1; Psalms 103:20,21; Daniel 7:10; Matthew 18:10; Hebrews 1:7,14
R834 Judges 9:23; 1 Samuel 16:14; 18:10; 19:9; Ezekiel 14:9; 2 Thessalonians 2:11
R835 Ezekiel 14:9
R836 1 Kings 22:11; Matthew 5:39; Acts 23:2,3
R837 2 Chronicles 18:23
R838 1 Kings 20:30
R839 2 Chronicles 16:10; 18:25-27
R840 Deuteronomy 18:22
R841 Micah 1:2
R842 1 Kings 22:3,4
R843 2 Chronicles 35:22
R844 1 Kings 20:1,16,24; 2 Chronicles 18:30
R845 2 Chronicles 35:23
R846 2 Kings 14:12
R847 1 Kings 21:19
R848 Amos 3:15
R849 2 Chronicles 20:31
R850 2 Chronicles 17:3
R851 1 Kings 15:14; 2 Kings 12:3
R852 1 Kings 22:2; 2 Kings 8:16,18; 2 Chronicles 19:2
R853 2 Chronicles 20:34
R854 Genesis 19:5; Deuteronomy 23:17; 1 Kings 14:24; 15:12; Jude 7
R855 2 Samuel 8:14; 2 Kings 3:9
R856 1 Kings 10:22; 2 Chronicles 20:36
R857 1 Kings 9:28
R858 2 Chronicles 20:37
R859 1 Kings 9:26
R860 2 Chronicles 21:1
R861 1 Kings 22:40
R862 1 Kings 15:26; 21:25
R863 Judges 2:11; 1 Kings 16:30-32

 
 

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