The Lord’s Judgment on Ahaziah
1After Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel. 2Now Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. So he sent messengers, saying to them, “Go and consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron, to see if I will recover from this injury.”
3But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, “Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?’ 4Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘You will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!’ ” So Elijah went.
5When the messengers returned to the king, he asked them, “Why have you come back?”
6“A man came to meet us,” they replied. “And he said to us, ‘Go back to the king who sent you and tell him, “This is what the Lord says: Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending messengers to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!” ’ ”
7The king asked them, “What kind of man was it who came to meet you and told you this?”
8They replied, “He had a garment of hair1:8 Or He was a hairy man and had a leather belt around his waist.”
The king said, “That was Elijah the Tishbite.”
9Then he sent to Elijah a captain with his company of fifty men. The captain went up to Elijah, who was sitting on the top of a hill, and said to him, “Man of God, the king says, ‘Come down!’ ”
10Elijah answered the captain, “If I am a man of God, may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men.
11At this the king sent to Elijah another captain with his fifty men. The captain said to him, “Man of God, this is what the king says, ‘Come down at once!’ ”
12“If I am a man of God,” Elijah replied, “may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then the fire of God fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.
13So the king sent a third captain with his fifty men. This third captain went up and fell on his knees before Elijah. “Man of God,” he begged, “please have respect for my life and the lives of these fifty men, your servants! 14See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all their men. But now have respect for my life!”
15The angel of the Lord said to Elijah, “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So Elijah got up and went down with him to the king.
16He told the king, “This is what the Lord says: Is it because there is no God in Israel for you to consult that you have sent messengers to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Because you have done this, you will never leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!” 17So he died, according to the word of the Lord that Elijah had spoken.
Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram1:17 Hebrew Jehoram, a variant of Joram succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 18As for all the other events of Ahaziah’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
Jehova Gũtuĩra Ahazia Ciira
11:1 Kĩam 19:37Na rĩrĩ, thuutha wa gĩkuũ kĩa Ahabu, andũ a Moabi makĩrega gwathĩkĩra Isiraeli. 21:2 2Ath 1:16; Mar 3:22Na rĩrĩ, Ahazia nĩagwĩte kuuma ndirica-inĩ ya nyũmba yake ya igũrũ kũu Samaria, akagurario. Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩtũma andũ, akĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Thiĩi mũkoorie Baali-Zebubu, ngai ya Ekironi, kana hihi nĩngũhona nguraro ici.”
31:3 1Sam 28:8No mũraika wa Jehova akĩĩra Elija ũrĩa Mũtishibi atĩrĩ, “Ambata, ũthiĩ ũtũngane na andũ acio matũmĩtwo nĩ mũthamaki wa Samaria, ũmoorie atĩrĩ, ‘Nĩ Ngai gũtarĩ thĩinĩ wa Isiraeli nĩguo mũthiĩ mũkahooe ũhoro kuuma kũrĩ Baali-Zebubu, ngai ya Ekironi?’ 41:4 2Ath 1:6, 16; Thab 41:8Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Jehova ekuuga ũũ: ‘Ndũkuuma gĩtanda-inĩ hau ũkomete. Ti-itherũ nĩũgũkua!’ ” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Elija agĩthiĩ.
5Rĩrĩa andũ acio maatũmĩtwo maacookire kũrĩ mũthamaki, akĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ kĩĩ gĩatũma mũcooke?”
61:6 2Ath 1:2Nao makĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ harĩ na mũndũ ũũkire gũtũtũnga, aatwĩra atĩrĩ, ‘Cookai kũrĩ mũthamaki ũrĩa ũmũtũmĩte, mũmwĩre atĩrĩ, “Jehova ekũũria atĩrĩ: Nĩ Ngai gũtarĩ thĩinĩ wa Isiraeli nĩguo ũtũme andũ makahooe ũhoro kuuma kũrĩ Baali-Zebubu, ngai ya Ekironi? Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ndũkuuma gĩtanda-inĩ hau ũkomete. Ti-itherũ nĩũgũkua!” ’ ”
7Nake mũthamaki akĩmooria atĩrĩ, “Mũndũ ũcio ũũkire kũmũtũnga na aamwĩra ũguo-rĩ, ekũhaanaga atĩa?”
81:8 Math 3:4; Isa 3:3Nao makĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Nĩ mũndũ wĩhumbĩte nguo ya guoya, na akeoha mũcibi wa ngoothi njohero.”
Nake mũthamaki akiuga atĩrĩ, “Ũcio oima Elija ũrĩa Mũtishibi.”
91:9 2Ath 6:14Nake agĩtũmĩra Elija mũnene wa thigari arĩ na gĩkundi gĩake kĩa andũ mĩrongo ĩtano; mũnene ũcio akĩambata kũrĩ Elija, ũrĩa waikarĩte gacũmbĩrĩ ga kĩrĩma, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Wee mũndũ wa Ngai, mũthamaki ekuuga atĩrĩ, ‘Ikũrũka!’ ”
101:10 1Ath 18:38; Kũg 11:5Nake Elija agĩcookeria mũnene ũcio atĩrĩ, “Akorwo ndĩ mũndũ wa Ngai-rĩ, mwaki nĩũikũrũke uume igũrũ, ũgũcine hamwe na andũ aya aku mĩrongo ĩtano!” Hĩndĩ o ĩyo mwaki ũgĩikũrũka kuuma igũrũ, ũgĩcina mũnene ũcio hamwe na andũ ake.
11Ningĩ mũthamaki agĩtũmĩra Elija mũnene ũngĩ wa thigari arĩ na andũ ake mĩrongo ĩtano. Nake mũnene ũcio akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Wee mũndũ wa Ngai, mũthamaki ekuuga atĩrĩ, ‘Ikũrũka narua!’ ”
12Nake Elija akĩmũcookeria atĩrĩ, “Akorwo ndĩ mũndũ wa Ngai-rĩ, mwaki nĩũikũrũke uume igũrũ, ũgũcine hamwe na andũ aya aku mĩrongo ĩtano!” Hĩndĩ ĩyo mwaki wa Ngai ũgĩikũrũka kuuma igũrũ, ũgĩcina mũnene ũcio hamwe na andũ ake mĩrongo ĩtano.
131:13 Thab 72:14Nĩ ũndũ ũcio mũthamaki agĩtũma mũnene wa gatatũ na andũ ake mĩrongo ĩtano. Mũnene ũcio wa gatatũ akĩambata, agĩturia ndu mbere ya Elija. Akĩmũthaitha, akĩmwĩra atĩrĩ, “Wee mũndũ wa Ngai, reke muoyo wakwa na wa andũ aya mĩrongo ĩtano wonwo ũrĩ kĩndũ kĩrĩ bata nĩwe, ithuĩ ndungata ciaku! 14Kĩone, mwaki nĩũikũrũkĩte kuuma igũrũ, na ũgacina anene acio eerĩ a mbere hamwe na andũ ao. No rĩrĩ, reke muoyo wakwa wonwo ũrĩ kĩndũ kĩrĩ bata nĩwe!”
151:15 2Ath 1:3; Jer 1:17; Ezek 2:6Nake mũraika wa Jehova akĩĩra Elija atĩrĩ, “Ikũrũkania hamwe nake, na ndũkamwĩtigĩre.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio Elija agĩũkĩra, agĩikũrũkania nake nginya kũrĩ mũthamaki.
16Nake akĩĩra mũthamaki atĩrĩ, “Jehova ekuuga ũũ: Nĩ Ngai gũtarĩ thĩinĩ wa Isiraeli wa kũhooywo ũhoro nĩwe, atĩ nĩkĩo ũgũtũma andũ makahooe ũhoro kũrĩ Baali-Zebubu, ngai ya Ekironi? Tondũ nĩwĩkĩte ũguo-rĩ, ndũrĩ hĩndĩ ũkoima gĩtanda-inĩ kĩu ũkomeire. Ti-itherũ nĩũgũkua!” 171:17 2Ath 8:15; 2Ath 8:16Nĩ ũndũ ũcio agĩkua, kũringana na kiugo kĩa Jehova kĩrĩa kĩarĩtio nĩ Elija.
Na tondũ Ahazia ndaarĩ na mwana wa kahĩĩ-rĩ, Joramu nĩwe watuĩkire mũthamaki ithenya rĩake mwaka-inĩ wa keerĩ wa Jehoramu mũrũ wa Jehoshafatu mũthamaki wa Juda. 18Maũndũ marĩa mangĩ mothe makoniĩ wathani wa Ahazia, na marĩa eekire-rĩ, githĩ matiandĩkĩtwo ibuku-inĩ rĩa maũndũ ma ihinda rĩa athamaki a Isiraeli?