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2 Kings - Chapter 1

2 Kings Chapters

1 After Ahab's death Moab rebelled against Israel.

2 Ahaziah had fallen from the balcony of his upper room in Samaria, and was lying ill; so he sent messengers, saying to them, 'Go and consult Baal-Zebub god of Ekron and ask whether I shall recover from my illness.'

3 But the angel of Yahweh said to Elijah the Tishbite, 'Up! Go and intercept the king of Samaria's messengers. Say to them, "Is there no God in Israel, for you to go and consult Baal-Zebub god of Ekron?

4 Yahweh says this: You will never leave the bed you have got into; you are certainly going to die." ' And Elijah set out.

5 The messengers returned to the king, who said, 'Why have you come back?'

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