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?
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?