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2 Kings 1

Ahaziah’s Messengers Meet Elijah

1Now Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. Ahaziah [the king of Israel] fell through the lattice (grid) in his upper chamber which was in Samaria, and became sick [from the injury]. So he sent messengers, saying to them, “Go, inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of [a]Ekron, if I will recover from this sickness.” But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the [b]Tishbite, “[c]Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron?’ Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘You [Ahaziah] will not leave the bed on which you lie, but you will certainly die.’” So Elijah departed.

When the messengers returned to Ahaziah, he said to them, “Why have you returned [so soon]?” They replied, “A man came up to meet us and said to us, ‘Go, return to the king who sent you and tell him, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you send to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not leave the bed on which you lie, but you will certainly die.’”’” The king asked them, “What was the appearance of the man who came up to meet you and said these things to you?” They answered him, “He was a [d]hairy man with a [wide] leather [e]band bound around his loins.” And Ahaziah said, “It is Elijah the Tishbite.”

Then the king sent to Elijah a captain of fifty with his fifty [fighting men to seize the prophet]. And he went up to him, and behold, he was sitting on the top of a hill. And the captain said to him, “Man of God, the king says, ‘Come down.’” 10 Elijah replied to the captain of fifty, “So if I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty [fighting men].” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

11 So King Ahaziah again sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty [fighting men]. And he said to him, “Man of God, thus says the king, ‘Come down quickly.’” 12 Elijah answered them, “If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty [fighting men].” And the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

13 So Ahaziah again sent a captain of a third fifty with his fifty [fighting men]. And the third captain of fifty went up and came bowed down on his knees before Elijah, and begged him [for compassion] and said to him, “O man of God, please let my life and the lives of your servants, these fifty, be precious in your sight. 14 Behold, fire came down from heaven and consumed the first two captains of fifty with their fifties; but now let my life be precious in your sight.” 15 The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So he stood and went down with him to the king. 16 Then Elijah said to Ahaziah, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Since you have sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, god of Ekron—is it because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word?—therefore you will not leave the bed on which you lie, but will certainly die.’”

Jehoram Reigns over Israel

17 So Ahaziah [the son of King Ahab] died in accordance with the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken. And because he had no son, Jehoram [his younger brother] became king [of Israel, the northern kingdom] in his place in the [f]second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah [the southern kingdom]. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the Book of the Chronicles of the Kings of Israel?

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Kings 1:2 One of the five major Philistine cities, located in the north.
  2. 2 Kings 1:3 The location of the town of Tishbe is uncertain, but some believe it was located within the tribal territory of Gad.
  3. 2 Kings 1:3 The Hebrew verb “to stand” or “arise” is often an instruction to get ready to fulfill a command, somewhat similar to the military command “attention.”
  4. 2 Kings 1:8 Most likely a reference to Elijah’s hairy outer garment made of goat, sheep, or camel skin.
  5. 2 Kings 1:8 The band or girdle worn by men during this time was not like a modern belt that is worn around the waist. This band was about six inches wide and had clasps or fasteners in front. It was worn around the loins (the midsection of the body between the lower ribs and the hips) and was normally made of leather. Expensive or embroidered girdles were also worn and were made of cotton, flax or silk. The girdle also served as a kind of pocket or pouch and was used to carry personal items such as a dagger, money or other necessary things.
  6. 2 Kings 1:17 During the last five years of Jehoshaphat’s reign in Judah, his son Jehoram was co-regent with him. This refers to the second year of the co-regency.

Korean Living Bible

열왕기하 1

엘리야와 아하시야왕

1아합왕이 죽은 후에 모압이 독립하고자 이스라엘에 반기를 들었다.

이스라엘의 아하시야왕이 사마리아에 있는 자기 왕궁 다락 난간에서 떨어져 심한 부상을 입자 그는 블레셋 땅에 사람을 보내 에그론의 신 바알 – 세붑에게 자기가 회복될 것인지 물어 오라고 명령하였다.

그러나 여호와의 천사는 디스베 사람 엘리야에게 아하시야왕이 보낸 그 사람들을 만나 이렇게 말하라고 지시하였다. “이스라엘에 하나님이 없어서 너희가 에그론 신 바알 – 세붑에게 물으러 가느냐?

너희는 왕에게 여호와께서 이렇게 말씀하신다고 일러라. ‘너는 네가 누운 침대에서 일어나지 못하고 반드시 죽고 말 것이다!’ ” 엘리야가 가서 그들에게 그대로 말하자

그들은 즉시 왕에게 돌아갔다. 그러자 왕이 그들에게 물었다. “너희가 어째서 벌써 돌아왔느냐?”

“가는 도중에 어떤 사람이 우리에게 와서 왕에게 돌아가 여호와의 말씀을 이렇게 전하라고 했습니다. ‘이스라엘에 하나님이 없어서 네가 에그론 신 바알 – 세붑에게 물어 오라고 사람을 보내느냐? 너는 누운 침대에서 일어나지 못하고 반드시 죽고 말 것이다.’ ”

“그놈이 어떻게 생겼더냐?”

“그는 [a]털옷을 입고 허리에 가죽 띠를 두르고 있었습니다.” “그는 디스베 사람 엘리야가 틀림없다.”

그러고서 아하시야왕은 [b]소대장 한 사람과 그의 부하 50명을 보내며 엘리야를 데려오라고 지시하였다. 그래서 그 소대장이 산언덕에 앉아 있는 엘리야를 보고 그에게 가서 “하나님의 사람이여, 왕이 당신을 데려오라고 명령하셨습니다” 하자

10 엘리야는 “내가 하나님의 사람이라면 불이 하늘에서 내려와 너와 50명의 네 부하들을 태워 죽이기를 바란다” 하고 대답하였다. 그러자 즉시 하늘에서 불이 내려와 그들을 모두 태워 버렸다.

11 그래서 왕은 다른 소대장과 그의 부하 50명을 보냈다. 그래서 그 소대장도 엘리야에게 “하나님의 사람이여, 왕이 당신을 빨리 데려오라고 명령하셨습니다” 하자

12 이번에도 엘리야는 “내가 하나님의 사람이라면 불이 하늘에서 내려와 너와 50명의 네 부하들을 태워 죽이기를 바란다” 하고 대답하였다. 그러자 즉시 하늘에서 불이 내려와 그들을 모조리 태워 버렸다.

13 왕은 세 번째 소대장과 그의 부하 50명을 보냈다. 그러자 그 소대장은 올라가서 엘리야 앞에 무릎을 꿇고 엎드려 이렇게 간청하였다. “하나님의 사람이여, 나와 내 부하들의 목숨을 구해 주십시오.

14 앞서 온 두 소대장과 그 부하들을 하늘의 불로 죽이셨으나 제발 저희들만은 불쌍히 여기셔서 살려 주십시오.”

15 그때 여호와의 천사가 엘리야에게 “두려워하지 말고 그와 함께 내려가거라” 하시므로 엘리야는 그 소대장과 함께 왕에게 가서

16 여호와의 말씀을 이렇게 전하였다. “어째서 너는 에그론 신 바알 – 세붑에게 사람을 보내 물어 보려고 하였느냐? 이스라엘에 그것을 물어 볼 하나님이 없었기 때문이냐? 너는 이 일로 네가 누운 침대에서 일어나지 못하고 반드시 죽을 것이다!”

17 그래서 아하시야왕은 여호와께서 엘리야를 통해 말씀하신 대로 죽고 말았다. 그에게는 아들이 없었으므로 그의 동생 [c]요람이 그의 뒤를 이어 왕이 되었는데 그 때는 여호사밧의 아들인 유다 왕 여호람 2년이었다.

18 그 밖에 아하시야왕이 행한 모든 일은 이스라엘 왕들의 역사책에 기록되어 있다.

Notas al pie

  1. 1:8 또는 ‘털이 많은 사람인데’
  2. 1:9 또는 ‘오십부장’
  3. 1:17 또는 ‘여호람’