Tagalog Contemporary Bible

2 Hari 1:1-18

Si Elias at si Haring Ahazia

1Nang mamatay si Ahab, nagrebelde ang Moab sa Israel.

2Isang araw, nahulog si Ahazia mula sa bintanang may rehas sa itaas ng kwarto niya sa Samaria, at lubha siyang napinsala. Kaya nagsugo siya ng mga mensahero kay Baal Zebub, ang dios ng Ekron, para magtanong kung gagaling pa siya sa pagkakabaldado niya.

3Samantala, sinabi ng anghel ng Panginoon kay Elias na taga-Tisbe, “Salubungin mo ang mga mensahero ng hari ng Samaria at tanungin mo sila: Bakit kayo pupunta kay Baal Zebub, ang dios ng Ekron? Wala na bang Dios sa Israel? 4Kaya ngayon, sabihin ninyo kay Ahazia na ito ang sinasabi sa kanya, ng Panginoon, ‘Hindi ka na makakabangon sa higaan mo. Tiyak na mamamatay ka!’ ” Pagkatapos, umalis na si Elias.

5Nang masabihan na ni Elias ang mga mensahero, bumalik ang mga ito sa hari. Tinanong sila ng hari, “Bakit kayo bumalik?” 6Sumagot sila, “Sinalubong po kami ng isang tao at sinabi niya, ‘Bumalik kayo sa hari at sabihin ninyo ang sinabi ng Panginoon: Bakit nagpadala ka ng mga tao para magtanong kay Baal Zebub, ang dios ng Ekron? Wala na bang Dios sa Israel? Dahil sa ginawa mo, hindi ka na makakabangon sa higaan mo. Tiyak na mamamatay ka!’ ”

7Tinanong sila ng hari, “Ano ang itsura ng taong sumalubong at nagsabi nito sa inyo?” 8Sumagot sila, “Nakasuot po siya ng damit na yari sa balahibo ng hayop at nakasinturon na yari sa balat.” Sinabi ng hari, “Si Elias iyon na taga-Tisbe.” 9Pagkatapos, pinapunta ng hari ang isang opisyal,1:9 opisyal: o, kapitan. Ganito rin sa talatang 10,11,13. kasama ang 50 tauhan, para hulihin si Elias. Umakyat ang opisyal sa ibabaw ng burol kung saan nakaupo si Elias, at sinabi niya, “Lingkod ng Dios, sinabi ng hari na pumunta ka sa kanya.” 10Sumagot si Elias sa opisyal, “Kung lingkod nga ako ng Dios, umulan sana ng apoy mula sa langit at sunugin ka pati ang 50 tauhan mo!” Dumating nga ang apoy at nasunog ang opisyal at ang 50 tauhan niya.

11Muling nagpadala ang hari ng isang opisyal kasama ang 50 tauhan para hulihin si Elias. Sinabi ng opisyal kay Elias, “Lingkod ng Dios, sinabi ng hari na pumunta ka agad sa kanya!” 12Sumagot si Elias, “Kung lingkod nga ako ng Dios, umulan sana ng apoy mula sa langit at sunugin ka pati ang 50 tauhan mo!” Dumating nga ang apoy ng Dios mula sa langit at nasunog ang opisyal at ang 50 tauhan niya.

13Nagpadala ang hari ng ikatlong opisyal kasama ang 50 tauhan. Pagdating ng opisyal kay Elias, lumuhod siya bilang paggalang, at nagmakaawa, “Lingkod ng Dios, mahabag ka sa akin at sa mga tauhan ko. Huwag mo kaming patayin na iyong mga lingkod. 14Nalaman ko na sinunog mo ng apoy mula sa langit ang dalawang opisyal at ang mga tauhan nila. Pero mahabag kayo sa amin.”

15Sinabi ng anghel ng Panginoon kay Elias, “Sumama ka sa kanya, huwag kang matakot.” Kaya sumama si Elias sa opisyal papunta sa hari.

16Pagdating ni Elias sa hari, sinabi niya, “Ito ang sinasabi ng Panginoon: Bakit nagsugo ka ng mga mensahero para magtanong kay Baal Zebub, ang dios ng Ekron? Wala na bang Dios sa Israel na mapagtatanungan mo? Dahil sa ginawa mo, hindi ka na makakabangon sa higaan mo. Tiyak na mamamatay ka!”

17Namatay nga ang hari ayon sa sinabi ng Panginoon sa pamamagitan ni Elias. Dahil walang anak na lalaki si Ahazia, si Joram na kapatid niya ang pumalit sa kanya bilang hari. Naghari si Joram noong ikalawang taon ng paghahari ni Jehoram na anak ni Haring Jehoshafat ng Juda. 18Ang iba pang mga salaysay tungkol sa paghahari ni Ahazia ay nakasulat sa Aklat ng Kasaysayan ng mga hari ng Israel.

New International Reader's Version

2 Kings 1:1-18

The Lord Judges Ahaziah

1After King Ahab died, Moab refused to remain under Israel’s control. 2Ahaziah 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.”

3But 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?’ 4The 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.

5They returned to the king. He asked them, “Why have you come back?”

6“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!’ ” ’ ”

7The king asked the messengers, “What kind of man came to see you? Who told you these things?”

8They 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.”

9Then 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!’ ”

10Elijah 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.

11After 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!’ ”

12Elijah 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.

13So 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! 14Fire has come down from heaven. It has burned up the first two captains and all their men. But please have respect for my life!”

15The 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.

16Elijah 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!’ ” 17So 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. 18All the other events of Ahaziah’s rule are written down. Everything he did is written in the official records of the kings of Israel.