New International Version

2 Kings 1

The Lord’s Judgment on Ahaziah

1After Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel. Now 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.”

But 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?’ Therefore this is what the Lord says: ‘You will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!’” So Elijah went.

When the messengers returned to the king, he asked them, “Why have you come back?”

“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!”’”

The king asked them, “What kind of man was it who came to meet you and told you this?”

They replied, “He had a garment of hair[a] and had a leather belt around his waist.”

The king said, “That was Elijah the Tishbite.”

Then 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!’”

10 Elijah 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.

11 At 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.

13 So 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! 14 See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all their men. But now have respect for my life!”

15 The 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.

16 He 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!” 17 So he died, according to the word of the Lord that Elijah had spoken.

Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram[b] succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 18 As 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?

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Kings 1:8 Or He was a hairy man
  2. 2 Kings 1:17 Hebrew Jehoram, a variant of Joram

Kiswahili Contemporary Version (Neno: Bibilia Takatifu)

2 Wafalme 1:1-18

Hukumu Ya Bwana Juu Ya Ahazia

11:1 Mwa 19:37; 2Sam 8:2; 2Fal 3:5Baada ya kifo cha Mfalme Ahabu, nchi ya Moabu iliasi dhidi ya Israeli. 21:2 Amu 18:5; 2Fal 1:16; 8:7-10; Mt 10:25; Isa 14:29; Mk 3:22; 1Sam 5:10Basi Ahazia alikuwa ameanguka huko Samaria kutoka baraza ya chumba chake cha juu, akaumia. Hivyo akatuma wajumbe, akiwaambia, “Nendeni mkaulize kwa Baal-Zebubu, mungu wa Ekroni, mkaone kama nitapona kutokana na kuumia huku.”

31:3 Mwa 16:7; 1Sam 28:8; Isa 8:19; Yer 2:10-13; Yon 2:8Lakini malaika wa Bwana akamwambia Eliya, Mtishbi, “Panda ukakutane na wajumbe wa mfalme wa Samaria, uwaulize, ‘Je, ni kwa sababu hakuna Mungu katika Israeli ndiyo maana mnakwenda kumuuliza Baal-Zebubu, mungu wa Ekroni?’ 41:4 2Fal 1:6, 16; Za 41:8; Rum 6:23; Mhu 8:13; Mit 11:19; Isa 3:11; Yak 1:15Kwa hiyo hili ndilo asemalo Bwana, ‘Hutaondoka kwenye kitanda unachokilalia. Hakika utakufa!’ ” Hivyo Eliya akaenda.

5Wajumbe waliporudi kwa mfalme, akawauliza, “Kwa nini mmerudi?”

61:6 2Fal 1:2; Mit 14:32Wakamjibu, “Mtu fulani alikuja kukutana nasi, naye akatuambia, ‘Rudini kwa mfalme aliyewatuma na mkamwambie, “Hili ndilo asemalo Bwana: Je, ni kwa sababu hakuna Mungu katika Israeli ndiyo maana unawatuma watu kwenda kuuliza kwa Baal-Zebubu, mungu wa Ekroni? Kwa hiyo hutaondoka kwenye kitanda unachokilalia. Hakika utakufa!” ’ ”

7Mfalme akawauliza, “Alikuwa mtu wa namna gani ambaye mlikutana naye, akawaambia hili?”

81:8 Isa 3:3; Zek 13:4; Mt 3:4Wakamjibu, “Alikuwa mtu aliyekuwa na vazi la manyoya na mkanda wa ngozi kiunoni mwake.”

Mfalme akasema, “Huyo alikuwa ni Eliya, Mtishbi.”

91:9 Kut 18:25; 2Fal 6:14; Za 105:15; Amo 7:12; Mt 27:29Ndipo mfalme akamtuma mkuu mmoja wa kikosi pamoja na kikosi chake cha askari hamsini kwa nabii Eliya. Yule mkuu wa kikosi akamwendea Eliya, aliyekuwa ameketi juu ya kilima, na kumwambia, “Mtu wa Mungu, mfalme anasema, ‘Shuka chini!’ ”

101:10 Hes 11:1; 1Fal 18:38; Lk 9:54; Ufu 11:5Eliya akamjibu yule mkuu wa kikosi, “Ikiwa mimi ni mtu wa Mungu, moto na ushuke kutoka mbinguni ukuteketeze wewe na watu wako hamsini!” Ndipo moto ukashuka kutoka mbinguni na kuwateketeza yule mkuu wa kikosi pamoja na watu wake.

111:11 Isa 26:11Aliposikia hili, mfalme akatuma kwa Eliya mkuu wa kikosi mwingine na askari wake hamsini. Yule mkuu wa kikosi akamwambia Eliya, “Mtu wa Mungu, hili ndilo asemalo mfalme, ‘Shuka chini mara moja!’ ”

12Eliya akajibu, “Ikiwa mimi ni mtu wa Mungu, moto na ushuke kutoka mbinguni ukuteketeze wewe na watu wako hamsini!” Ndipo moto wa Mungu ukashuka kutoka mbinguni, ukamteketeza yeye na watu wake hamsini.

131:13 1Sam 26:21; Za 72:14; Mit 22:27; Mhu 9:3; Yer 5:3Hivyo mfalme akatuma mkuu wa kikosi wa tatu na watu wake hamsini. Huyu mkuu wa kikosi wa tatu akapanda na kupiga magoti mbele ya Eliya, akiomba, “Mtu wa Mungu, tafadhali niachie uhai wangu na uhai wa hawa watu hamsini, watumishi wako! 14Tazama, moto umeshuka kutoka mbinguni na kuwateketeza wale wakuu wa vikosi viwili vya kwanza pamoja na watu wao. Lakini sasa niachie uhai wangu!”

151:15 2Fal 1:3; Isa 57:11-12; Yer 1:17; Eze 2:6Malaika wa Bwana akamwambia Eliya, “Shuka pamoja naye, usimwogope.” Hivyo Eliya akainuka na kushuka pamoja naye kwa mfalme.

16Akamwambia mfalme, “Hili ndilo asemalo Bwana: Je, ni kwa sababu hakuna Mungu katika Israeli wa kumuuliza habari, ndiyo maana ukatuma wajumbe kuuliza Baal-Zebubu, mungu wa Ekroni? Kwa sababu umefanya hili, kamwe hutaondoka kwenye kitanda unachokilalia. Hakika utakufa!” 171:17 2Fal 8:15-16; Yer 20:6; 28:17Hivyo akafa, sawasawa na lile neno la Bwana ambalo Eliya alikuwa amesema.

Kwa kuwa Ahazia hakuwa na mwana, Yoramu1:17 Yoramu ni namna nyingine ya kutaja jina Yehoramu. akawa mfalme baada yake katika mwaka wa pili wa Yehoramu mwana wa Yehoshafati mfalme wa Yuda. 18Kwa matukio mengine ya utawala wa Ahazia na yale aliyoyafanya, je, hayakuandikwa katika kitabu cha kumbukumbu za wafalme wa Israeli?