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2 Kings 1

Moab rebelleth.

2 Kings 1:1 And Moab did wickedly agaynst Israel after þe deeth of Ahab.

Ahaziah, sending to Baal-zebub, hath his judgment by Elijah.

2 Kings 1:2 And Ahazia fell thorowe a graate of hys vpper chambre þt he had in Samaria: and whyle he was in his sycknesse, he sent messengers, and sayde vnto them: go and enquyre of Beelzebub the God of Ekron, whether I shall recouer of this my disease. 2 Kings 1:3 But þe angell of the Lorde spake to Elia the Thesbyte: Aryse, and go vp agaynst þe messengers of þe kynge of Samaria & saye vnto them: Is there not a God in Israel, þt ye go to aske councell at Beelzebub þe God of Ekron? 2 Kings 1:4 Wherfore, thus sayth the Lorde: þu shalt not come downe from the bed on which þu art gone vp, but shalt die þe death. And Elia departed.

Elijah twice bringeth fire from heaven upon them whom Ahaziah sent to apprehend him.

2 Kings 1:5 And whan the messengers turned backe agayne vnto him, he sayde vnto them: why are ye nowe come agayne? 2 Kings 1:6 They answered him: there came a man vp against vs, & sayde vnto vs? go & turne agayne vnto the kynge þt sent you, & saye vnto him: Thus sayeth the Lorde. Is there not a God in Israel, þt þu sendest to enquire of Beelzebub þe God of Ekron? Therfore thou shalt not come downe from the bed on which thou art gone vp, but shalt dye the death. 2 Kings 1:7 And he sayde vnto them: what maner a man was that which came vp in youre waye, & tolde you these wordes? 2 Kings 1:8 And they answered him: it was an hearry man and gyrde with a gyrdle of lether about his loynes. And he sayde: it is Elia the Thesbyte. 2 Kings 1:9 Then the kyng sent vnto him a captayne ouer fyftie, with his fyftie men, which came to him: and beholde, he satt on þe toppe of an hyll. And he spake vnto him: Thou man of God, the kyng hath sayd: come downe. 2 Kings 1:10 Elia answered and sayde to the captayne ouer the fyftie: yf I be a man of God, fyre come downe from heauen, and consume the & thy fyftie. And there came fyre of God, and consumed him and his fyftie. 2 Kings 1:11 And the kynge went agayne, & sent to him another captayne ouer fyftie with his fyftie. And he answered and sayde vnto him. O man of God, thus hath the kyng sayd: make hast, and come downe. 2 Kings 1:12 Elia answered and sayde vnto them: yf I be a man of God, fyre come downe from heauen, and consume the & thy fyftie. And there came fyre of God downe from heauen, & consumed him and his fyftie. And the kyng went agayne and sent the thirde captayne ouer fyftie wt his fyftie men.

He pitieth the third captian, and, encouraged by an angel, telleth the king of his death.

2 Kings 1:13 And the thirde captayne ouer fyftie went vp and came & fell on his knees before Elia and be sought him, and sayde vnto him: O man of God, let my lyfe and the lyfe of these fyftie thy seruauntes be preciouse in thy syght. 2 Kings 1:14 Beholde, there came fyre downe from heauen, and burnt vp the two fore captaynes ouer fyftie with their fyfties: therfore let my lyfe nowe be preciouse in thy syght. 2 Kings 1:15 And the Angell of the Lorde sayde vnto Elia: go downe wt him, & be not afrayde of him. And he arose, and went downe with him vnto the kyng. 2 Kings 1:16 And he sayde vnto him, thus sayth the Lorde: for as moch as thou hast sent messengers to aske councell at Beelzebub the God of Ekron as though there had bene no God in Israel whose worde þu mightest seke after: therfore thou shalt not come downe of the bedd on which thou art gone vp, but shalt dye the death.

Jehoram succeedeth Ahaziah.

2 Kings 1:17 And so he dyed accordynge to the worde of the Lorde which Elia had spoken. And Iehoram beganne to raygne in his steade, in the seconde yeare of Iehoram the sonne of Iehosaphat kyng of Iuda, because he had no sonne. 2 Kings 1:18 The rest of þe wordes that concerne Ahazia, what thynges he dyd, are they not wrytten in the boke of the chronicles of the kynges of Israel?

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