1Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. 2And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease. 3But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? 4Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.1.4 Thou shalt…: Heb. The bed whither thou art gone up, thou shalt not come down from it
5¶ And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back? 6And they said unto him, There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. 7And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?1.7 What…: Heb. What was the manner of the man 8And they answered him, He was an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.
9Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down. 10And 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. 11Again 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. 12And 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 sight.1.13 fell: Heb. bowed 14Behold, 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 sight. 15And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king. 16And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that 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. 18Now 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?
Ɔhene Ahasia Adebisa
1Ɔhene Ahab wu akyi no, Moabman tew wɔn ho fii Israel ho, nyaa wɔn ahofadi. 2Da bi, Israelhene foforo Ahasia fii nʼabansoro dan a ɛwɔ Samaria ahemfi mfɛnsere mu tew hwee fam, ma opiraa yiye. Enti ɔsomaa abɔfo kɔɔ Baal-Sebub1.2 Baal-Sebub nkyerɛase ne “nwansena wura.” Saa din yi yɛ fɛwdi din bi a wɔde too Kanaanfo nyame Beelsebul (honhommɔne hene ba) so a ɛwɔ Mat 10.25; 12.27 no. Ekron nyame nkyɛn abisa, kobisaa sɛ obenya ahoɔden ana.
3Na Awurade bɔfo ka kyerɛɛ Tisbini Elia se, “Kɔ na kohyia Samariahene abɔfo no, na bisa wɔn se, ‘Adɛn nti na morekɔ Baal-Sebub, Ekron nyame nkyɛn abisa, sɛ ɔhene benya ahoɔden ana? Onyankopɔn nni Israel ana?’ 4Mprempren, sɛnea Awurade se ni: ‘Worensɔre mfi mpa a woda so no so da. Na nea ɛbɛyɛ biara, wubewu.’ ” Na Elia kɔkaa nkra no.
5Bere a abɔfo no san baa ɔhene nkyɛn no, obisaa wɔn se, “Adɛn nti na moaba ntɛm saa?”
6Wobuae se, “Ɔbarima bi behyiaa yɛn, ka kyerɛɛ yɛn se yɛnsan nkɔ ɔhene nkyɛn, na nkra a ɔde fi Awurade nkyɛn a ɔde kaa ho ne sɛ, ‘Adɛn nti na morekɔ Baal-Sebub, Ekron nyame nkyɛn abisa sɛ ɔhene ho bɛtɔ no ana? Onyankopɔn nni Israel ana? Esiane sɛ woayɛ saa nti, worensɔre mfi mpa a woda so no so da. Na nea ɛbɛyɛ biara, wubewu.’ ”
7Ɔhene no bisae se, “Na saa ɔbarima no yɛ hena? Na ɔte dɛn?”
8Wobuae se, “Na ne ho wɔ nwi a ɔbɔ aboanwoma abɔso.”
Ɔhene no teɛɛ mu se, “Ɛyɛ Tisbini Elia.”
9Ɔsomaa asraafo so safohene ne asraafo aduonum sɛ wɔnkɔkyere no. Wohuu sɛ ɔte bepɔw bi atifi. Ɔsafohene no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Onyankopɔn nipa, ɔhene asoma yɛn sɛ yɛmmɛfa wo mmra.”
10Na Elia buaa ɔsahene no se, “Sɛ meyɛ Onyankopɔn nipa de a, ɛno de, ma ogya mfi ɔsoro mmra mmɛhyew wo ne wo mmarima aduonum no!” Na ogya fi ɔsoro bekunkum wɔn nyinaa.
11Enti ɔhene no san somaa ɔsafohene foforo a asraafo aduonum ka ne ho. Ɔsafohene no ka kyerɛɛ no se, “Onyankopɔn nipa, ɔhene se bra mprempren ara.”
12Elia buae se, “Sɛ meyɛ Onyankopɔn nipa de a, ɛno de, ma ogya mfi ɔsoro mmra mmɛhyew wo ne wo mmarima aduonum no!” Na bio, ogya fi ɔsoro bekunkum wɔn nyinaa.
13Bio, ɔhene no somaa ɔsafohene bi ne asraafo aduonum. Saa bere yi de, ɔsafohene no kobuu Elia nkotodwe. Ɔsrɛɛ no se, “Onyankopɔn nipa, mesrɛ sɛ, fa me ne saa asomfo aduonum yi nkwa kyɛ yɛn. 14Hwɛ sɛnea ogya fi ɔsoro abɛhyew akuw abien a wodi kan no. Nanso mprempren mesrɛ sɛ, fa me nkwa kyɛ me!”
15Na Awurade bɔfo ka kyerɛɛ Elia se, “Nsuro. Wo ne no nkɔ.” Na Elia sɔre kɔɔ ɔhene no nkyɛn.
16Na Elia ka kyerɛɛ ɔhene no se, “Sɛnea Awurade se ni: Adɛn nti na wosomaa abɔfo kɔɔ Baal-Sebub, Ekron nyame nkyɛn abisa, sɛ ɔhene benya ahoɔden ana? Onyankopɔn nni Israel ana? Esiane sɛ woayɛ saa nti, worensɔre mfi mpa a woda so no so da. Na nea ɛbɛyɛ biara wubewu.” 17Na Ahasia wui sɛnea Awurade nam Elia so hyɛe no. Esiane sɛ na Ahasia nni ɔbabarima a obedi nʼade nti, ne nuabarima Yoram na odii nʼade sɛ ɔhene. Saa asɛm yi sii Yehosafat a na ɔyɛ Yudahene babarima Yehoram adedi mfe abien mu. 18Nsɛm a esisii wɔ Ahasia ahenni mu no nkae no, wɔankyerɛw angu Israel Ahemfo Abakɔsɛm Nhoma no mu ana?