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am thy Servant, and that I have done all these Things at thy Word.

37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the LORD God, and that thou hast turned their Heart back again.

38 Then the Fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the Burnt-sacrifice, and the Wood, and the Stones, and the Duft, and licked up the Water that was in the Trench.

39 And when all the People saw it, they fell on their Faces: and they said, The LORD, he is the God, the LORD, he is the God.

40 And Elijah said unto them, Take the Prophets of Baal, let not one of them escape : And they took them, and Elijah brought them down to the Brook Kishon, and flew them there.

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 laid, 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 Man's Hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy Chariot, and get thee down, that the Rain stop thee not.

45 And it came to pass in the mean while that the Heaven was black with Clouds and Wind, and there was a great Rain : and Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.

46 And the Hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he girded up his Loins, and ran before Ahab to the Entrance of Jezrcel.

the Earth. top of Carup to eat ano Sea!! And faid put his faceand he

CHA P. XIX. Elijah threatned by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-sheba: 4 In the Wilderness being weary of his Life, is comforted by an Angel : 9 At Horeb God appeareth unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha. 19 Elisha taking leave of his Friends followeth Elijah.

Ver. 1 AND Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done,

and withal, how he had slain all the Prophets with the Sword.

2 Then Jezebel sent a Messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the Gods do to me and more also, if I make not thy Life as the Life of one of them, by To-morrow about this time.

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 Wilderness, and came and sat down under a Juniper-tree : and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough now, O Lord, take away my Life : for I am not better than my Fathers. 5 2 And as he lay and Nept ? Heb. i. 7 And of the Angels he

Hi faith, who maketh his ANGELS 9plunder a Juniper-tree, behold

Rits, and his Ministers a Flame of then, an ANGEL touched him, Fire. and said unto him, Arise and 14 Are they not all MINISTRING

SPIRITS, sent forth to MINISTER for eat.

them who shall be the Heirs of Sal. 6 And he looked, and be- VATION. hold, there was a Cake baken on the Coals, and a Cruse of Water at his Head : and he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.

7 And the Angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise, and eat, because the Journey is too great for thee.

8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the Strength of that Meat forty Days, and forty Nights, unto Hores the Mount of God.

9 And he came thither unto a Cave, and lodged there, and behold, the Word of the LORD came to him, and he said unto him, What doit thou here, Elijah?

10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of Hofts : for the Children of Israel have forsaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and sain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they seck my Life, to take it away.

11 And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the Mount before the Lord. And behold, the LORD pafled by, and a great and strong Wind rent the Mountains, and brake in pieces the Rocks before the Lord; but the LORD was not


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in the Wind : and after the Wind an Earthquake, but the LORD was not in the Earthquake.

12 And after the Earthquake, a Fire, but the Lord was not in the Fire: and after the Fire, a ftill small Voice. "

13 And it was so when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his Face in his Mantle, and went out and stood in the entring in of the Cave: and behold, there came a Voice unto him, and said, What doft thou here, Elijah ?

14 And he said I have been very jealous for the LORD God of Holls, because ihe Children of Israel have forsaken thy Covenant, thrown down thine Altars, and sain thy Prophets with the Sword, and I, even I only am left, and they seck my Life, to take it away.

15 And the LORD faid unto him, Go, return on tby way to the Wilderness of Damascus ; and when thou comeit, anoint Hazael to be King over Syria.

16 a And Jehu the Son of Plal. lxxv. 6 Promotion cometh Nimshi shalt thou anoint to neither from ihe East, nor from the be King over Israel ; and E- Weft, nor from the South.

c 7 But Gov is the Judge: be PUTJilha the Son Of Dhaphal O TETH down one, and SEITETH up anAbel-meolah, shalt thou a- other. noint to be Prochet in thy 8 For in the Hand of the LORD

> there is a Cup, and the Wine is red; Room.

it is full of Mixture, and he poureth 17 And it shall come to out of the fame ; but the Dregs pass. that him that escaneth thereof, all the Wicked of the Earth

thall bring them out and drink them. the Sword of Hazael, shall Lan. ii. 20 Daniel antwered and Jehu slay: and him that ef- faid, Blessed be the Naine of Gon naneth from the Sword of 1 capeth from the Sword of Je

for Ever and Ever: for WISDOM and hu, shall Elisha flay. . 21 And he changeth the TIMES

18 * Yet I have left me and the SEASONS : he REMOVETH seven thousand in Israel, all

Kings, and SETTETH UP KINGS: he

giveth WISDOM unto the Wise, and the Knees which have not KNOWLEDGE to them that know Unbowed unto Baal, and every derstanding.

Dan. iv. 4 I Nebuchadnezzar was Mouth which hath not killed

at Reft in mine House, and flourishhim,

ing in my Palace. 19 So he departed thence Ś I raw a Dream which made me and found Elitha, who was Bed, and the Visions of my Head

afraid, and the Thoughıs upon my plowing with twelve Yoke of troubled me. Oxen before him, and he with 13 I saw in the Visions of my Head the twelfth : And Elijah, par

upon my Bed, and behold, a WATCHfed by him, and cast his Man- from Heaven. tle upon him.

14 He cried aloud, and said thus, *. Tim. ii. y The LORD knowola those that are his.

MIGHT are HiS.

ER and an

LY ONE came

20 And he left the Oxen, Hew down the Tree, and cut off his

á Branches, thake off his Leaves, and and ran after Elijah, and and an alle L an, anu scatter his Fruit; let the Beasts get said, Let me, I pray thee, away from under it, and the Fowls kiss my Father and my Mo- from his Branches.

Is Nevertheless, leave the Stump ther, and then I will follow

of his Roots in the Earth, even with thee. And he said unto him, a Band of Iron and Brass, and let it Go back again, for what have be wet with the Dew of Heaven, and

let his Portion be with the Beasts in I done to thee?

the Grass of the Earth. 21 And he returned back 16 Let his Heart be changed from from him, and took a Yoke Man’s, and let a Beast's Heart be gi

ven unto him, and let leven Times of Oxen, and sew them, and

over him. boiled their Flesh with the 17 This Matter is by the Decree Instruments of the Oxen, and oth Inftruments of the Oyen and of the WATCHERS, and the Demand

by the Word of the HOLY ONES : 10 gave unto the People, and the intent that the Living may know, they did eat : Then he arose that the most High RULETH in the and went after Elijah and went after Elijah, and

and KINGDOM of Men, and GIVETH it to

whomsoever he will, and SETTETH UP ministred unto him.

over it the BASEST of Men.

Job xij. 17 He leaderh the Counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the Judges Fools.

19 He leadeth PRINCES away SPOILED, and REMOVETH the MIGHTY.

21 He poureth CONTEMPT upon PRINCES, and weakneth the STRENGTH of the MIGHTY. · Pial. cvii. 40 He poureth CONTEMPT upon PRINCES, and causeth them to WANDER in the Wilderness, where there is no Way.

Psal. ii. 10 Be Wise now therefore, O ye Kings : be INSTRUCTED, ye JUDGES of the Earth. ' II SERVE the Lord with Fear, and Rejoyce with TREMBLING.

CH A P. XX. Benhadad beregeth Samaria. 13 The Syrians are sain. 31 Ahab dismilleth Benhadad : 35 The Prophet reproveth him. .

Ver. 1 AND Benhadad the King of Syria gathered all his . O Hoft together, and there were thirty and two Kings with him : and he besieged Samaria..

2 And he sent Messengers to Ahab, and said unto him, Thus faith Benhadad,

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 ain thine, and all that I have.

5 And the Messengers came again, and said, Thus speaketh Benhadad, saying, Although I have sent unto thee, say

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ing, 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 of thy Servants : and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thine Eyes, they shall put it in their Hand, and take it away.

3 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 Children, and for my Silver, and for my Gold, and I denied him not.

8 And all the Elders, and all the People faid unto him, Hearken not unto him, nor consent.

o Wherefore he said unto the Mesengers of Benhadad, Tell my Lord the King, all 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 Benhadad fent unto him, and faid, The Gods do so unto me and more also, if the Dust of Samaria shall fuffice for Handfuls for all the People that follow me.

u And the King of Israel answered, and said, Tell him, Let not him that girdeth on his Harness boast himself, as he that putteth it off.

12 And it came to pass when Benhadad heard this Merfuge (as he was drinking he and the Kings in the Pavillions) that he said unto his Servants, Set yourselves in Arav. And they set themselves in Aray against the City.

13 And behold, there came a Prophet unto Ahab, fying, Thus saith the LORD, Halt thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine Hand this Day, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD,

14 And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus faith the Lord, Even by the young Men of the Princes of the Provinces. Then he said, Who fhall order the Battle? And he answered, Thou.

15 Then he numbred the young men of the Princes of the Provinces, and they were two bundred and thirty two, and after them he numbred all the People, er en all the Chile dren of Israel, being seven thousand.

16 And they went out at Noon: But Benhadid was drinke 15 himself drunk in the Pavillions, he and the Kings, the Birty and twu Kings that helped him.

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