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10 And Elijah answered and said to the Captain of fifty, If I be a Man of God, then let Fire come down from Heaven and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down Fire from Heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

11 Again also he sent unto him another Captain of fifty, with his fifty : and he answered and said unto him, O Man of God, thus hath the King said, Come down quickly.

12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, If I be a Man of God, let Fire come down from Heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the Fire of God came down from Heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

13 And he sent again a Captain of the third fifty, with his fifty : and the third Captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his Knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, O Man of God, I pray thee, let my Life, and the Life of these fifty thy Servants be precious in thy fight.

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 light.

15 And the Angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with bim, be not afraid of him. And he rose, and went down with him unto the King.

16 And he said unto him, Thus faith the LORD, Forarmuch as thou hast sent Meslengers to enquire of Baalzebub the God of Ekron (is it not because there is no God in Ilrael to enquire of his Word?) therefore thou shalt not come down off the Bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

17 So he died, according to the Word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken : and Jehoram reigned in his stead, in the second Year of Jehoram the Son of Jehoshaphat King of Judah; because he had no Son.

CH A P. II. i Elijah taking his leave of Elisha, with his Mantle divideth

Jordan, 9 and granting Elisa his Request, is taken up by a fiery Chariot into Heaven. 12 Elisa dividing Jordan with Elijah's Mantle, is acknowledged his Successor. 16 The young Prophets hardly obtaining Leave to seek Elijah, could not find him. 19 Elisha with Šalt healeth the unwholsome Waters. 23 Dears destroy the Children that mocked Elisha.

Ver. 1 AN:D it came to pass when the LORD would take

A up Elijah into Heaven by a Whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee : for the Lord hath sent me to Beth-el. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Beth-el.

3 And the Sons of the Prophets that were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy Master from thy Head To-day? And he said, Yea, I know it, hold you your peace.

4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee : for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

5 And the Sons of the Prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy Master from thy Head To-day? And he answered, Yea, I know it, hold you your Peace.

6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here: for the Lord hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

7 And fifty Men of the Sons of the Prophets went, and stood to view afar off : and they two stood by Jordan.

8 And Elijah took his Mantle and wrapt it together, and (mote the Waters, and they were divided hither and thither, To that they two went over on dry Ground.

9 And it came to pass when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double Portion of thy Spirit be upon me.

10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard Thing : nevertheless, is thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be fo.

11 And it came to pass as they still went on, and talked, that behold there appeared a Chariot of Fire, and Horses of Fire, and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by a Whirlwind into Heaven.

12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My Father, my Father, the Chariot of Israel, and the Horsemen thereof.

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And he saw him no more : and he took hold of his own Cloaths, and rent them in two pieces.

13 He took up also the Mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the Bank of Jordan;

14. And he took the Mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the Waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah ? and when he also had smitten the Waters, they parted hither and thither : and Elifa went over.

15 And when the Sons of the Prophets which were to view at Jericho, saw him, they said, The Spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the Ground before him.

16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy Servants fifty strong Men, let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy Master : lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some Mountain, or into some Valley. And he said, Ye fhall not fend.

17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he faid, Send. They sent therefore fifty Men; and they sought three Days, but found him not.

18 And when they came again to him (for he tarried at Jericho) he said unto then, Did I not say unto you, Go not?

19 And the Men of the City said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the Situation of this City is pleasant, as my Lord seeth : but the Water is naught, and the Ground barren.

20 And he said, Bring me a new Cruse, and put Salt therein. Ard they brought it to him.

21 And he went forth unto the Spring of the Waters, and cast the Salt in there, and said, Thus faith the LORD, I have healed these Waters; there shall not be from thence any more Death, or barren Land.

22 So the Waters were healed unto this Day, according to the Saying of Elisha which he spake.

23 And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going up by the Way, there came forth little Children out of the City, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up thou Bald-head, go up thou Bald-head.

24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the Name of the LORD: and there came forth two She-bears out of the Wood, and tare forty and two Children of them.

25 And 25 And he went from thence to Mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

CH A P. III.

Jehoram's Reign. 4 Mesha rebelleth. 6 Jehoram, with Yehoshaphat and the King of Edom, being distressed for want of Water, by Elipa obtaineth Water and Promise of Victory. 21 The Moabites deceived by the Colour of the Water, coming to spoil, are overcome. 26 The King of Moab, by facrificing the King of Edom's Son, raiseth the Siege.

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Ver. I N OW Jehoram the Son of Ahab began to reign

TV over Israel in Samaria, the eighteenth Year of Jehofhaphat King of Judah, and reigned twelve Years.

2 And he wrought Evil in the fight of the LORD, but not like his Father, and like his Mother; for he put away the Image of Baal that his Father had made.

3. Nevertheless, he cleaved unto the Sins of Jeroboam the Son of Nebat, which made Israel to fin; he departed not therefrom.

4 And Mesha King of Moab was a Sheep-master, and rendred unto the King of Israel an hundred thousand Lambs, and an hundred thousand Rams, with the Wool.

5 But it came to pais when Ahab was dead, that the King of Moab rebelled against the King of Israel.

6 And King Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbred all Israel.

7 And he sent to Jeholhaphat the King of Judah, saying, The King of Moab hath rebelled against me : wilt thou go with me against Moab to Battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou art, my People as thy People, and my Horses as thy Horses.

8 And he said, Which Way shall we go up? And he answered, The Way through the Wilderness of Edom.

9 So the King of Israel went, and the King of Judah, and the King of Edom: and they fetched a Compass of seven Days Journey: and there was no Water for the Hoft, and for the Cattle that followed them.

10 And the King of Israel said, Alas, that the Lord hath called these three Kings together, to deliver them into the Hand of Moab.

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u But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a Prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the King of Israel's Servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the Son of Shaphat, which poured Water on the Hands of Elijah.

12 And Jehoshaphat said, The Word of the LORD is with him. So the King of Israel, and Jehoshaphat, and the King of Edom, went down to him.

13 And Elisha said unto the King of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the Prophets of thy Father, and to the Prophets of thy Mother. And the King of Ilrael said unto him, Nay: for the Lord hath called these three Kings together, to deliver them into the Hand of Moab.

14 And Elisha faid, As the Lord of Hofts liveth, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the Presence of Jehoshaphat the King of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

15 But now bring me a Minstrel. And it came to pass when the Minstrel played, that the Hand of the LORD came upon him.

16 And he said, Thus faith the LORD, Make this Valley full of Ditches.

17 For thus faith the LORD, Ye shall not see Wind, neither shall ye see Rain; yet that Valley shall be filled with Water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your Catlle, and your Beasts.

18 And this is but a light Thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your Hand.

19 And ye shall smite every fenced City, and every choice City, and shall fell every good Tree, and stop all Wells of Water, and marr every good piece of Land with Stones.

20 And it came to pass in the Morning when the Meatoffering was offered, that behold, there came Water by the way of Edom, and the Countrey was filled with Water.

21 And when all the Moabites heard that the Kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on Armour, and stood in the Border. .

22 And they rose up early in the Morning, and the Sun Mone upon the Water, and the Moabites saw the Water on the other side as red as Blood :

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