New International Reader's Version

2 Kings 1

The Lord Judges Ahaziah

1After King Ahab died, Moab refused to remain under Israel’s control. Ahaziah had fallen through the window of his upstairs room in Samaria. He had hurt himself. So he sent messengers to ask the god named Baal-Zebub for advice. Baal-Zebub was the god of the city of Ekron. Ahaziah said to the messengers, “Go and ask Baal-Zebub whether I will get well again.”

But the angel of the Lord spoke to Elijah, who was from Tishbe. The angel said, “Go up to see the messengers of Ahaziah, the king of Samaria. Tell them, ‘You are on your way to ask Baal-Zebub for advice. He is the god of Ekron. Are you going there to pray to that god? Do you think there is no God in Israel?’ The Lord says to Ahaziah, ‘You will never leave the bed you are lying on. You can be sure that you will die!’ ” So Elijah went to see the messengers.

They returned to the king. He asked them, “Why have you come back?”

“A man met us on our way there,” they replied. “He said to us, ‘Go back to the king who sent you. Tell him, “The Lord says, ‘You are sending messengers to ask Baal-Zebub for advice. He is the god of Ekron. Are you going there to pray to that god? Do you think there is no God in Israel? You will never leave the bed you are lying on. You can be sure that you will die!’ ” ’ ”

The king asked the messengers, “What kind of man came to see you? Who told you these things?”

They replied, “He was wearing clothes made out of hair. He had a leather belt around his waist.”

The king said, “That was Elijah from Tishbe.”

Then Ahaziah sent a captain to Elijah. The captain had his group of 50 fighting men with him. Elijah was sitting on top of a hill. The captain went up to him. He said to Elijah, “Man of God, the king says, ‘Come down!’ ”

10 Elijah answered the captain, “If I’m really a man of God, may fire come down from heaven! May it burn up you and your 50 men!” Then fire came down from heaven. It burned up the captain and his men.

11 After that happened, the king sent another captain to Elijah. The captain had his 50 men with him. He said to Elijah, “Man of God, the king says, ‘Come down at once!’ ”

12 Elijah replied, “If I’m really a man of God, may fire come down from heaven! May it burn up you and your 50 men!” Then the fire of God came down from heaven. It burned up the captain and his 50 men.

13 So the king sent a third captain with his 50 men. The captain went up to Elijah. He fell on his knees in front of him. “Man of God,” he begged, “please have respect for my life! Please have respect for the lives of these 50 men! 14 Fire has come down from heaven. It has burned up the first two captains and all their men. But please have respect for my life!”

15 The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down along with him. Don’t be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went down to the king with the captain.

16 Elijah told the king, “The Lord says, ‘You have sent messengers to ask Baal-Zebub for advice. He is the god of Ekron. Did you go there to pray to that god for advice? Do you think there is no God in Israel? You will never leave the bed you are lying on. You can be sure that you will die!’ ” 17 So King Ahaziah died. It happened just as the Lord had said it would. He had spoken that message through Elijah.

Ahaziah didn’t have any sons. So Joram, his younger brother, became the next king after him. It was the second year of Jehoram, the king of Judah. Jehoram was the son of Jehoshaphat. 18 All the other events of Ahaziah’s rule are written down. Everything he did is written in the official records of the kings of Israel.

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2 Ọba 1

Ìdájọ́ Olúwa lórí Ahasiah

1Lẹ́yìn ikú Ahabu, Moabu ṣọ̀tẹ̀ sí Israẹli. Nísinsin yìí Ahasiah ti ṣubú láàrín fèrèsé láti òkè yàrá rẹ̀ tí ó wà ní Samaria, ó sì fi ara pa. Ó sì rán oníṣẹ́, ó sì wí fún wọn pé, “Ẹ lọ ṣe ìwádìí lọ́wọ́ Baali-Sebubu, òrìṣà Ekroni, bóyá èmi ó lè rí ìwòsàn ìfarapa yìí.”

Ṣùgbọ́n angẹli Olúwa wí fún Elijah ará Tiṣibi pé, “Lọ sókè kí o lọ bá ìránṣẹ́ ọba Samaria kí o sì béèrè lọ́wọ́ wọn, ‘Ṣé nítorí pé kò sí Ọlọ́run ní Israẹli ni ẹ̀yìn fi jáde lọ ṣèwádìí lọ́wọ́ Baali-Sebubu òrìṣà Ekroni?’ Nítorí náà ohun tí Olúwa sọ ní èyí: ‘Ìwọ kò ní kúrò lórí ibùsùn tí o dùbúlẹ̀ lé. Dájúdájú ìwọ yóò kú!’ ” Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Elijah lọ.

Nígbà tí ìránṣẹ́ náà padà sí ọ̀dọ̀ ọba, ó béèrè ní ọwọ́ wọn pé, “Kí ni ó dé tí ẹ̀yin fi tètè padà wá?”

Wọ́n dáhùn pé, “Ọkùnrin kan wá láti pàdé wa, ó sì wí fún wa pé, ‘Ẹ padà sí ọ̀dọ̀ ọba tí ó rán an yín kí ẹ sì wí fún un pé, “Èyí ni ohun tí Olúwa wí: Ṣé nítorí wí pé kò sí Ọlọ́run ní Israẹli ni o fi ń rán àwọn ènìyàn láti lọ ṣe ìwádìí lọ́wọ́ Baali-Sebubu, òrìṣà Ekroni? Nítorí náà ìwọ kò ní fi orí ibùsùn tí ìwọ dùbúlẹ̀ lé sílẹ̀. Láìsí àní àní ìwọ yóò kùú!” ’ ”

Ọba béèrè lọ́wọ́ wọn pé, “Irú ọkùnrin wo ni ó wá pàdé yín, tí ó sì sọ irú èyí fún un yín?”

Wọ́n dáhùn pé, “Ó jẹ́ ọkùnrin tí ó wọ ẹ̀wù onírun lára pẹ̀lú ọ̀já àmùrè aláwọ tí ó gbà yíká ìbàdí rẹ̀.”

Ọba sì wí pé, “Elijah ará Tiṣibi ni.”

Ó sì rán balógun pẹ̀lú àwọn ẹgbẹ́ ogun àádọ́ta rẹ̀. Balógun náà sì gòkè tọ Elijah lọ, ẹni tí ó jókòó ní orí òkè, wọ́n sì wí fún un pé, “Ènìyàn Ọlọ́run, ọba wí pé, ‘Sọ̀kalẹ̀ wá!’ ”

10 Elijah sì dá balógun lóhùn pé, “Tí ó bá jẹ́ wí pé ènìyàn Ọlọ́run ni mí, kí iná kí ó sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti òkè ọ̀run wá kí ó sì jó ìwọ àti àwọn àádọ́ta ọkùnrin rẹ!” Nígbà náà iná náà sì sọ̀kalẹ̀ wá láti òkè ọ̀run ó sì jó balógun àti àwọn ènìyàn rẹ̀.

11 Ọba sì tún rán balógun àádọ́ta pẹ̀lú àwọn ènìyàn àádọ́ta rẹ̀ sí Elijah. Balógun náà sì wí fún un pé, “Ènìyàn Ọlọ́run, èyí ni ohun tí ọba sọ, ‘Sọ̀kalẹ̀ kánkán!’ ”

12 “Tí èmi bá jẹ́ ènìyàn Ọlọ́run,” Elijah sì dáhùn, “Ǹjẹ́ kí iná kí ó sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti ọ̀run kí ó sì jó ọ run àti àwọn àádọ́ta ènìyàn rẹ!” Nígbà náà iná Ọlọ́run sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti ọ̀run ó sì jó o run pẹ̀lú àwọn àádọ́ta ènìyàn rẹ̀.

13 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni ọba tún rán balógun kẹta pẹ̀lú àwọn àádọ́ta ọkùnrin. Balógun ẹ̀ẹ̀kẹ́ta lọ sí òkè, ó sì kúnlẹ̀ lórí orókún rẹ̀ níwájú Elijah. “Ènìyàn Ọlọ́run,” Ó sì bẹ̀bẹ̀ pé, “Ìwọ ènìyàn Ọlọ́run, jọ̀wọ́ jẹ́ kí ẹ̀mí mi àti ẹ̀mí àwọn àádọ́ta ìránṣẹ́ rẹ wọ̀nyí ṣọ̀wọ́n ní ojú rẹ! 14 Wò ó, iná ti sọ̀kalẹ̀ láti ọ̀run láti jó àwọn balógun méjì àràádọ́ta àkọ́kọ́ pẹ̀lú àràádọ́ta wọn. Ṣùgbọ́n Nísinsin yìí ní ojúrere fún ẹ̀mí mi!”

15 Angẹli Olúwa sọ fún Elijah pé, “Sọ̀kalẹ̀ lọ pẹ̀lú rẹ̀; má ṣe bẹ̀rù rẹ̀.” Bẹ́ẹ̀ ni Elijah dìde ó sì sọ̀kalẹ̀ lọ pẹ̀lú rẹ̀ sí ọ̀dọ̀ ọba.

16 Ó sọ fún ọba pé, “Èyí ni ohun tí Olúwa wí: Ṣé nítorí wí pé kò sí Ọlọ́run ní Israẹli fún ọ láti pè ni ìwọ fi rán ìránṣẹ́ lọ sí ọ̀dọ̀ Baali-Sebubu, òrìṣà Ekroni láti lọ ṣe ìwádìí? Nítorí pé o ṣe èyí, ìwọ kò ní dìde lórí ibùsùn tí o dùbúlẹ̀ lé láìsí àní àní ìwọ yóò kú!” 17 Bẹ́ẹ̀ ó sì kú, gẹ́gẹ́ bí ọ̀rọ̀ Olúwa tí Elijah ti sọ.

Nítorí Ahasiah kò ní ọmọ, Jehoramu jẹ ọba ní ọdún kejì tí Jehoramu ọmọ Jehoṣafati ọba Juda. 18 Àti ní ti gbogbo àwọn ohun tí ó ṣẹlẹ̀ nígbà ìjọba Ahasiah, àti ohun tí ó ṣe, ṣe a kò ha kọ wọ́n sí inú ìwé ọdọọdún ti àwọn ọba Israẹli?