King James Version

2 Kings 1:1-18

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?

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?