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ΚΑΙ συνήθροισεν υἱὸς ῎Αδερ πᾶσαν τὴν δύναμιν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀνέβη καὶ περιεκάθισεν ἐπὶ Σαμάρειαν καὶ τριακονταδύο βασιλεῖς μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ πᾶς ἵππος καὶ ἅρμα· καὶ ἀνέβησαν καὶ περιεκάθισαν ἐπὶ Σαμάρειαν καὶ ἐπολέμησαν ἐπ᾿ αὐτήν.

2 καὶ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς ᾿Αχαὰβ βασιλέα ᾿Ισραὴλ εἰς τὴν πόλιν, καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· τάδε λέγει υἱὸς ῎Αδερ·

3 τὸ ἀργύριόν σου καὶ τὸ χρυσίον σου ἐμόν ἐστι καὶ αἱ γυναῖκές σου καὶ τὰ τέκνα σου ἐμά ἐστι.

4 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εἶπε· καθὼς ἐλάλησας, κύριέ μου βασιλεῦ, σὸς ἐγώ εἰμι καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐμά.

5 καὶ ἀνέστρεψαν οἱ ἄγγελοι, καὶ εἶπαν· τάδε λέγει ὁ υἱὸς ῎Αδερ· ἐγὼ ἀπέστειλα πρός σε λέγων· τὸ ἀργύριόν σου καὶ τὸ χρυσίον σου καὶ τὰς γυναῖκας καὶ τὰ τέκνα σου δώσεις ἐμοί·

6 ὅτι ταύτην τὴν ὥραν αὔριον ἀποστελῶ τοὺς παῖδάς μου πρός σε, καὶ ἐρευνήσουσι τὸν οἶκόν σου καὶ τοὺς οἴκους τῶν παίδων σου καὶ ἔσται πάντα τὰ ἐπιθυμήματα τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτῶν, ἐφ᾿ ἃ ἂν ἐπιβάλωσι τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῶν, καὶ λήψονται.

7 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πάντας τοὺς πρεσβυτέρους τῆς γῆς καὶ εἶπε· γνῶτε δὴ καὶ ἴδετε ὅτι κακίαν οὗτος ζητεῖ, ὅτι ἀπέσταλκε πρός με περὶ τῶν γυναικῶν μου καὶ περὶ τῶν υἱῶν μου καὶ περὶ τῶν θυγατέρων μου· τὸ ἀργύριόν μου καὶ τὸ χρυσίον μου οὐκ ἀπεκώλυσα ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

8 καὶ εἶπαν αὐτῷ οἱ πρεσβύτεροι καὶ πᾶς ὁ λαός· μὴ ἀκούσῃς καὶ μὴ θελήσῃς.

9 καὶ εἶπε τοῖς ἀγγέλοις υἱοῦ ῎Αδερ· λέγετε τῷ κυρίῳ ὑμῶν· πάντα ὅσα ἀπέσταλκας πρὸς τὸν δοῦλόν σου ἐν πρώτοις ποιήσω, τὸ δὲ ρῆμα τοῦτο οὐ δυνήσομαι ποιῆσαι. καὶ ἀπῇραν οἱ ἄνδρες καὶ ἐπέστρεψαν αὐτῷ λόγον.

10 καὶ ἀπέστειλε πρὸς αὐτὸν υἱὸς ῎Αδερ λέγων· τάδε ποιήσαι μοι ὁ Θεὸς καὶ τάδε προσθείη, εἰ ἐκποιήσει ὁ χοῦς Σαμαρείας ταῖς ἀλώπεξι παντὶ τῷ λαῷ τοῖς πεζοῖς μου.

11 καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εἶπεν· ἱκανούσθω· μὴ καυχάσθω ὁ κυρτὸς ὡς ὁ ὀρθός.

 

12 καὶ ἐγένετο ὅτε ἀπεκρίθη αὐτῷ τὸν λόγον τοῦτον, πίνων ἦν αὐτὸς καὶ πάντες οἱ βασιλεῖς οἱ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ἐν σκηναῖς καὶ εἶπε τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ· οἰκοδομήσατε χάρακα· καὶ ἔθεντο χάρακα ἐπὶ τὴν πόλιν.

13 καὶ ἰδοὺ προφήτης εἷς προσῆλθε τῷ ᾿Αχαὰβ βασιλεῖ ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εἶπε· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· εἰ ἑώρακας τὸν ὄχλον τὸν μέγαν τοῦτον; ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ δίδωμι αὐτὸν σήμερον εἰς χεῖράς σας, καὶ γνώσῃ ὅτι ἐγὼ Κύριος.

14 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αχαάβ· ἐν τίνι; καὶ εἶπε· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· ἐν τοῖς παιδαρίοις τῶν ἀρχόντων τῶν χωρῶν. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Αχαάβ· τίς συνάξει τὸν πόλεμον; καὶ εἶπε· σύ.

15 καὶ ἐπεσκέψατο ᾿Αχαὰβ τὰ παιδάρια τῶν ἀρχόντων τῶν χωρῶν, καὶ ἐγένοντο διακόσια τριάκοντα· καὶ μετὰ ταῦτα ἐπεσκέψατο τὸν λαόν, πάντα υἱὸν δυνάμεως, ἑπτὰ χιλιάδας.

16 καὶ ἐξῆλθε μεσημβρίας· καὶ υἱὸς ῎Αδερ πίνων μεθύων ἐν Σοκχὼθ αὐτὸς καὶ οἱ βασιλεῖς, τριάκοντα καὶ δύο βασιλεῖς συμβοηθοὶ μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

17 καὶ ἐξῆλθον ἄρχοντες παιδάρια τῶν χωρῶν ἐν πρώτοις. καὶ ἀποστέλλουσι καὶ ἀπαγγέλλουσι τῷ βασιλεῖ Συρίας λέγοντες· ἄνδρες ἐξεληλύθασιν ἐκ Σαμαρείας.

18 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς· εἰ εἰς εἰρήνην ἐκπορεύονται, συλλαβεῖν αὐτοὺς ζῶντας· καὶ εἰ εἰς πόλεμον, ζῶντας συλλαβεῖν αὐτούς·

19 καὶ μὴ ἐξελθάτωσαν ἐκ τῆς πόλεως τὰ παιδάρια ἀρχόντων τῶν χωρῶν. καὶ ἡ δύναμις ὀπίσω αὐτῶν

20 ἐπάταξεν ἕκαστος τὸν παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐδευτέρωσεν ἕκαστος τὸν παρ᾿ αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἔφυγε Συρία, καὶ κατεδίωξεν αὐτοὺς ᾿Ισραήλ· καὶ σῴζεται υἱὸς ῎Αδερ βασιλεὺς Συρίας ἐφ᾿ ἵππου ἱππέως.

21 καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἔλαβε πάντας τοὺς ἵππους καὶ τὰ ἅρματα καὶ ἐπάταξε πληγὴν μεγάλην ἐν Συρίᾳ.

22 καὶ προσῆλθεν ὁ προφήτης πρὸς βασιλέα ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εἶπε· κραταιοῦ καὶ γνῶθι καὶ ἴδε τί ποιήσεις, ὅτι ἐπιστρέφοντος τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ υἱὸς ῎Αδερ βασιλεὺς Συρίας ἀναβαίνει ἐπὶ σέ.

23 καὶ οἱ παῖδες βασιλέως Συρίας εἶπον· Θεὸς ὀρέων Θεὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οὐ Θεὸς κοιλάδων, διὰ τοῦτο ἐκραταίωσεν ὑπὲρ ἡμᾶς· ἐὰν δὲ πολεμήσωμεν αὐτοὺς κατ᾿ εὐθύ, εἰ μὴν κραταιώσωμεν ὑπὲρ αὐτούς.

24 καὶ τὸ ρῆμα τοῦτο ποίησον· ἀπόστησον τοὺς βασιλεῖς ἕκαστον εἰς τὸν τόπον αὐτῶν καὶ θοῦ ἀντ᾿ αὐτῶν σατράπας,

25 καὶ ἀλλάξομέν σοι δύναμιν κατὰ τὴν δύναμιν τὴν πεσοῦσαν καὶ ἵππον κατὰ τὴν ἵππον καὶ ἅρματα κατὰ τὰ ἅρματα καὶ πολεμήσομεν πρὸς αὐτοὺς κατ᾿ εὐθὺ καὶ κραταιώσομεν ὑπὲρ αὐτούς. καὶ ἤκουσε τῆς φωνῆς αὐτῶν καὶ ἐποίησεν οὕτως.

 

26 καὶ ἐγένετο ἐπιστρέψαντος τοῦ ἐνιαυτοῦ καὶ ἐπεσκέψατο υἱὸς ῎Αδερ τὴν Συρίαν καὶ ἀνέβη εἰς ᾿Αφεκὰ εἰς πόλεμον ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραήλ.

27 καὶ οἱ υἱοὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπεσκέπησαν καὶ παρεγένοντο εἰς ἀπαντὴν αὐτῶν, καὶ παρενέβαλεν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐξεναντίας αὐτῶν ὡσεὶ δύο ποίμνια αἰγῶν, καὶ Συρία ἔπλησε τὴν γῆν.

28 καὶ προσῆλθεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ εἶπε τῷ βασιλεῖ ᾿Ισραήλ· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· ἀνθ᾿ ὧν εἶπε Συρία· Θεὸς ὀρέων Κύριος ὁ Θεὸς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ οὐ Θεὸς κοιλάδων αὐτός, καὶ δώσω τὴν δύναμιν τὴν μεγάλην ταύτην εἰς χεῖρα σήν, καὶ γνώσῃ ὅτι ἐγὼ Κύριος.

29 καὶ παρεμβάλλουσιν οὗτοι ἀπέναντι τούτων ἑπτὰ ἡμέρας, καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ τῇ ἑβδόμῃ καὶ προσήγαγεν ὁ πόλεμος, καὶ ἐπάταξεν ᾿Ισραὴλ τὴν Συρίαν ἑκατὸν χιλιάδας πεζῶν μιᾷ ἡμέρᾳ.

30 καὶ ἔφυγον οἱ κατάλοιποι εἰς ᾿Αφεκὰ εἰς τὴν πόλιν, καὶ ἔπεσε τὸ τεῖχος ἐπὶ εἴκοσι καὶ ἑπτὰ χιλιάδας ἀνδρῶν τῶν καταλοίπων. καὶ υἱὸς ῎Αδερ ἔφυγε καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν οἶκον τοῦ κοιτῶνος, εἰς τὸ ταμιεῖον.

31 καὶ εἶπε τοῖς παισὶν αὐτοῦ· οἶδα ὅτι βασιλεῖς ᾿Ισραὴλ βασιλεῖς ἐλέους εἰσίν· ἐπιθώμεθα δὴ σάκκους ἐπὶ τὰς ὀσφύας ἡμῶν καὶ σχοινία ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς ἡμῶν καὶ ἐξέλθωμεν πρὸς βασιλέα ᾿Ισραήλ, εἴ πως ζωογονήσει τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

32 καὶ περιεζώσαντο σάκκους ἐπὶ τὰς ὀσφύας αὐτῶν καὶ ἔθεσαν σχοινία ἐπὶ τὰς κεφαλὰς αὐτῶν καὶ εἶπον τῷ βασιλεῖ ᾿Ισραήλ· δοῦλός σου υἱὸς ῎Αδερ λέγει· ζησάτω δὴ ἡ ψυχὴ ἡμῶν. καὶ εἶπεν· εἰ ἔτι ζῇ, ἀδελφός μού ἐστι.

33 καὶ οἱ ἄνδρες οἰωνίσαντο καὶ ἐσπείσαντο καὶ ἀνελέξαντο τὸν λόγον ἐκ τοῦ στόματος αὐτοῦ καὶ εἶπον· ἀδελφός σου υἱὸς ῎Αδερ. καὶ εἶπεν· εἰσέλθατε καὶ λάβετε αὐτόν· καὶ ἐξῆλθε πρὸς αὐτὸν υἱὸς ῎Αδερ, καὶ ἀναβιβάζουσιν αὐτὸν πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τὸ ἅρμα.

34 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· τὰς πόλεις, ἃς ἔλαβεν ὁ πατήρ μου παρὰ τοῦ πατρός σου, ἀποδώσω σοι, καὶ ἐξόδους θήσεις σεαυτῷ ἐν Δαμασκῷ, καθὼς ἔθετο ὁ πατήρ μου ἐν Σαμαρείᾳ· καὶ ἐγὼ ἐν διαθήκῃ ἐξαποστελῶ σε. καὶ διέθετο αὐτῷ διαθήκην καὶ ἐξαπέστειλεν αὐτόν.

35 Καὶ ἄνθρωπος εἷς ἐκ τῶν υἱῶν τῶν προφητῶν εἶπε πρὸς τὸν πλησίον αὐτοῦ ἐν λόγῳ Κυρίου· πάταξον δή με· καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησεν ὁ ἄνθρωπος πατάξαι αὐτόν.

36 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· ἀνθ᾿ ὧν οὐκ ἤκουσας τῆς φωνῆς Κυρίου καὶ ἰδοὺ σὺ ἀποτρέχεις ἀπ᾿ ἐμοῦ, καὶ πατάξει σε λέων· καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ, καὶ εὑρίσκει αὐτὸν λέων καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτόν.

 

37 καὶ εὑρίσκει ἄνθρωπον ἄλλον καὶ εἶπε· πάταξόν με δή· καὶ ἐπάταξεν αὐτὸν ὁ ἄνθρωπος πατάξας καὶ συνέτριψε.

38 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ὁ προφήτης καὶ ἔστη τῷ βασιλεῖ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐπὶ τῆς ὁδοῦ καὶ κατεδήσατο ἐν τελαμῶνι τοὺς ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ.

39 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς παρεπορεύετο ὁ βασιλεύς, καὶ οὗτος ἐβόα πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα καὶ εἶπεν· ὁ δοῦλός σου ἐξῆλθεν ἐπὶ τὴν στρατιὰν τοῦ πολέμου, καὶ ἰδοὺ ἀνὴρ εἰσήγαγε πρός με ἄνδρα καὶ εἶπε πρός με· φύλαξον τοῦτον τὸν ἄνδρα, ἐὰν δὲ ἐκπηδῶν ἐκπηδήσῃ, καὶ ἔσται ἡ ψυχή σου ἀντὶ τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ, ἢ τάλαντον ἀργυρίου στήσεις·

40 καὶ ἐγενήθη περιεβλέψατο ὁ δοῦλός σου ὧδε καὶ ὧδε, καὶ οὗτος οὐκ ἦν. καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραήλ· ἰδοὺ καὶ τὰ ἔνεδρα παρ᾿ ἐμοὶ ἐφόνευσας.

41 καὶ ἔσπευσε καὶ ἀφεῖλε τὸν τελαμῶνα ἀπὸ τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐπέγνω αὐτὸν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραήλ, ὅτι ἐκ τῶν προφητῶν οὗτος.

42 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτόν· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· διότι ἐξήνεγκας σὺ ἄνδρα ὀλέθριον ἐκ τῆς χειρός σου, καὶ ἔσται ἡ ψυχή σου ἀντὶ τῆς ψυχῆς αὐτοῦ καὶ ὁ λαός σου ἀντὶ τοῦ λαοῦ αὐτοῦ.

43 καὶ ἀπῆλθεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ συγκεχυμένος καὶ ἐκλελυμένος καὶ ἔρχεται εἰς Σαμάρειαν.


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ΚΑΙ ἐκάθισε τὰ τρία ἔτη, καὶ οὐκ ἦν πόλεμος ἀνὰ μέσον Συρίας καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον ᾿Ισραήλ.

2 καὶ ἐγενήθη ἐν τῷ ἐνιαυτῷ τῷ τρίτῳ καὶ κατέβη ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ιούδα πρὸς βασιλέα ᾿Ισραήλ.

3 καὶ εἶπε βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς τοὺς παῖδας αὐτοῦ· εἰ οἴδατε ὅτι ἡμῖν Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαάδ, καὶ ἡμεῖς σιωπῶμεν λαβεῖν αὐτὴν ἐκ χειρὸς βασιλέως Συρίας;

4 καὶ εἶπε βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσαφάτ· ἀναβήσῃ μεθ᾿ ἡμῶν εἰς Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαὰδ εἰς πόλεμον;

5 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσαφάτ· καθὼς ἐγὼ καὶ σὺ οὕτως, καθὼς ὁ λαός μου ὁ λαός σου, καθὼς οἱ ἵπποι μου οἱ ἵπποι σου. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ιούδα πρὸς βασιλέα ᾿Ισραήλ· ἐπερωτήσατε δὴ σήμερον τὸν Κύριον.

6 καὶ συνήθροισεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πάντας τοὺς προφήτας, ὡς τετρακοσίους ἄνδρας, καὶ εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ βασιλεύς· εἰ πορευθῶ εἰς Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαὰδ εἰς πόλεμον ἢ ἐπίσχω; καὶ εἶπον· ἀνάβαινε, καὶ διδοὺς δώσει Κύριος εἰς χεῖρας τοῦ βασιλέως.

7 καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ πρὸς βασιλέα ᾿Ισραήλ· οὐκ ἔστιν ὧδε προφήτης τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ ἐπερωτήσομεν τὸν Κύριον δι᾿ αὐτοῦ;

8 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσαφάτ· εἷς ἐστιν ἀνὴρ εἰς τὸ ἐπερωτῆσαι δι᾿ αὐτοῦ τὸν Κύριον, καὶ ἐγὼ μεμίσηκα αὐτόν, ὅτι οὐ λαλεῖ περὶ ἐμοῦ καλά, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ κακά, Μιχαίας υἱὸς ᾿Ιεμβλαά. καὶ εἶπεν ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ιούδα· μὴ λεγέτω ὁ βασιλεὺς οὕτως.

9 καὶ ἐκάλεσεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ εὐνοῦχον ἕνα καὶ εἶπε· τὸ τάχος Μιχαίαν υἱὸν ᾿Ιεμβλαά.

10 καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ιούδα ἐκάθηντο ἀνὴρ ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου αὐτοῦ ἔνοπλοι ἐν ταῖς πύλαις Σαμαρείας, καὶ πάντες οἱ προφῆται ἐπροφήτευον ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν.

11 καὶ ἐποίησεν ἑαυτῷ Σεδεκίας υἱὸς Χανανὰ κέρατα σιδηρᾶ καὶ εἶπε· τάδε λέγει Κύριος· ἐν τούτοις κερατιεῖς τὴν Συρίαν, ἕως συντελεσθῇ.

12 καὶ πάντες οἱ προφῆται ἐπροφήτευον οὕτως λέγοντες· ἀνάβαινε εἰς Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαάδ, καὶ εὐοδώσει καὶ δώσει Κύριος εἰς χεῖράς σου καὶ τὸν βασιλέα Συρίας.

13 καὶ ὁ ἄγγελος ὁ πορευθεὶς καλέσαι τὸν Μιχαίαν ἐλάλησεν αὐτῷ λέγων· ἰδοὺ δὴ λαλοῦσι πάντες οἱ προφῆται ἐν στόματι ἑνὶ καλὰ περὶ τοῦ βασιλέως· γίνου δὴ καὶ σὺ εἰς τοὺς λόγους σου κατὰ τοὺς λόγους ἑνὸς τούτων καὶ λάλησον καλά.

14 καὶ εἶπε Μιχαίας· ζῇ Κύριος, ὅτι ἃ ἐὰν εἴπῃ Κύριος πρός με, ταῦτα λαλήσω.

15 καὶ ἦλθε πρὸς τὸν βασιλέα καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ βασιλεύς· Μιχαία, εἰ ἀναβῶ εἰς Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαὰδ εἰς πόλεμον, ἢ ἐπίσχω; καὶ εἶπεν· ἀνάβαινε, καὶ εὐοδώσει Κύριος εἰς χεῖρας τοῦ βασιλέως.

16 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ὁ βασιλεύς· ποσάκις ἐγὼ ὁρκίζω σε ὅπως λαλήσῃς πρός με ἀλήθειαν ἐν ὀνόματι Κυρίου;

17 καὶ εἶπε Μιχαίας· οὐχ οὕτως. ἑώρακα πάντα τὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ διεσπαρμένον ἐν τοῖς ὄρεσιν ὡς ποίμνιον, ᾧ οὐκ ἔστι ποιμήν, καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· οὐ κύριος τούτοις Θεός; ἕκαστος εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτοῦ ἐν εἰρήνῃ ἀναστρεφέτω.

18 καὶ εἶπε βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλέα ᾿Ιούδα· οὐκ εἶπα πρός σε ὅτι οὐ προφητεύει οὗτός μοι καλά, διότι ἀλλ᾿ ἢ κακά;

19 καὶ εἶπε Μιχαίας· οὐχ οὕτως, οὐκ ἐγώ, ἄκουε ρῆμα Κυρίου, οὐχ οὕτως· εἶδον Θεὸν ᾿Ισραὴλ καθήμενον ἐπὶ θρόνου αὐτοῦ, καὶ πᾶσα ἡ στρατιὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ εἱστήκει περὶ αὐτὸν ἐκ δεξιῶν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξ εὐωνύμων.

20 καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· τίς ἀπατήσει τὸν ᾿Αχαὰβ βασιλέα ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ἀναβήσεται καὶ πεσεῖται ἐν Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαάδ; καὶ εἶπεν οὗτος οὕτως καὶ οὗτος οὕτως.

21 καὶ ἐξῆλθε πνεῦμα καὶ ἔστη ἐνώπιον Κυρίου καὶ εἶπεν· ἐγὼ ἀπατήσω αὐτόν.

22 καὶ εἶπε πρὸς αὐτὸν Κύριος· ἐν τίνι; καὶ εἶπεν· ἐξελεύσομαι καὶ ἔσομαι πνεῦμα ψευδὲς εἰς τὸ στόμα πάντων τῶν προφητῶν αὐτοῦ. καὶ εἶπεν· ἀπατήσεις καί γε δυνήσῃ, ἔξελθε καὶ ποίησον οὕτως.

23 καὶ νῦν ἰδοὺ ἔδωκε Κύριος πνεῦμα ψευδὲς ἐν στόματι πάντων τῶν προφητῶν σου τούτων, καὶ Κύριος ἐλάλησεν ἐπὶ σὲ κακά.

24 καὶ προσῆλθε Σεδεκίας υἱὸς Χανανὰ καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸν Μιχαίαν ἐπὶ τὴν σιαγόνα καὶ εἶπε· ποῖον πνεῦμα Κυρίου τὸ λαλῆσαν ἐν σοί;

25 καὶ εἶπε Μιχαίας· ἰδοὺ σὺ ὄψῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, ὅταν εἰσέλθῃς ταμιεῖον τοῦ ταμιείου τοῦ κρυβῆναι ἐκεῖ.

26 καὶ εἶπεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραήλ· λάβετε τὸν Μιχαίαν καὶ ἀποστρέψατε αὐτὸν πρὸς Σεμὴρ τὸν βασιλέα τῆς πόλεως· καὶ τῷ ᾿Ιωὰς υἱῷ τοῦ βασιλέως

27 εἰπὸν θέσθαι τοῦτον ἐν φυλακῇ καὶ ἐσθίειν αὐτὸν ἄρτον θλίψεως καὶ ὕδωρ θλίψεως ἕως τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι με ἐν εἰρήνῃ.

28 καὶ εἶπε Μιχαίας· ἐὰν ἐπιστρέφων ἐπιστρέψῃς ἐν εἰρήνῃ, οὐ λελάληκε Κύριος ἐν ἐμοί.

29 καὶ ἀνέβη βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλεὺς ᾿Ιούδα μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ εἰς Ρεμμὰθ Γαλαάδ.

30 καὶ εἶπε βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλέα ᾿Ιούδα· συγκαλύψομαι καὶ εἰσελεύσομαι εἰς τὸν πόλεμον, καὶ σὺ ἔνδυσαι τὸν ἱματισμόν μου· καὶ συνεκαλύψατο βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ καὶ εἰσῆλθεν εἰς τὸν πόλεμον.

31 καὶ βασιλεὺς Συρίας ἐνετείλατο τοῖς ἄρχουσι τῶν ἁρμάτων αὐτοῦ τριάκοντα καὶ δυσὶ λέγων· μὴ πολεμεῖτε μικρὸν καὶ μέγαν, ἀλλ᾿ ἢ τὸν βασιλέα ᾿Ισραὴλ μονώτατον.

32 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς εἶδον οἱ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἁρμάτων τὸν ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλέα ᾿Ιούδα, καὶ αὐτοὶ εἶπαν· φαίνεται βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ οὗτος· καὶ ἐκύκλωσαν αὐτὸν πολεμῆσαι, καὶ ἀνέκραξεν ᾿Ιωσαφάτ.

 

33 καὶ ἐγένετο ὡς εἶδον οἱ ἄρχοντες τῶν ἁρμάτων ὅτι οὐκ ἔστι βασιλεὺς ᾿Ισραὴλ οὗτος, καὶ ἀνέστρεψαν ἀπ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

34 καὶ ἐπέτεινεν εἷς τὸ τόξον εὐστόχως καὶ ἐπάταξε τὸν βασιλέα ᾿Ισραὴλ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ πνεύμονος καὶ ἀνὰ μέσον τοῦ θώρακος. καὶ εἶπε τῷ ἡνιόχῳ αὐτοῦ· ἐπίστρεψον τὰς χεῖράς σου καὶ ἐξάγαγέ με ἐκ τοῦ πολέμου, ὅτι τέτρωμαι.

35 καὶ ἐτροπώθη ὁ πόλεμος ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ, καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς ἦν ἑστηκὼς ἐπὶ τοῦ ἅρματος ἐξεναντίας Συρίας ἀπὸ πρωΐ ἕως ἑσπέρας καὶ ἐπέχυνε τὸ αἷμα ἀπὸ τῆς πληγῆς εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ ἅρματος· καὶ ἀπέθανεν ἑσπέρας, καὶ ἐξεπορεύετο τὸ αἷμα τῆς τροπῆς ἕως τοῦ κόλπου τοῦ ἅρματος.

36 καὶ ἔστη ὁ στρατοκήρυξ δύοντος τοῦ ἡλίου λέγων· ἕκαστος εἰς τὴν ἑαυτοῦ πόλιν καὶ εἰς τὴν ἑαυτοῦ γῆν,

37 ὅτι τέθνηκεν ὁ βασιλεύς. καὶ ἦλθον εἰς Σαμάρειαν καὶ ἔθαψαν τὸν βασιλέα ἐν Σαμαρείᾳ.

38 καὶ ἀπένιψαν τὸ αἷμα ἐπὶ τὴν κρήνην Σαμαρείας, καὶ ἐξέλειξαν αἱ ὕες καὶ οἱ κύνες τὸ αἷμα, καὶ αἱ πόρναι ἐλούσαντο ἐν τῷ αἵματι κατὰ τὸ ρῆμα Κυρίου, ὃ ἐλάλησε.

 

39 καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ τῶν λόγων ᾿Αχαὰβ καὶ πάντα, ἃ ἐποίησε, καὶ οἶκον ἐλεφάντινον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησε, καὶ πάσας τὰς πόλεις, ἃς ἐποίησεν, οὐκ ἰδοὺ ταῦτα γέγραπται ἐν βιβλίῳ λόγων τῶν ἡμερῶν τῶν βασιλέων ᾿Ισραήλ;

40 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη ᾿Αχαὰβ μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν ᾿Οχοζίας υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

41 Καὶ ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ υἱὸς ᾿Ασὰ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐπὶ ᾿Ιούδαν· ἐν ἔτει τετάρτῳ τοῦ ᾿Αχαὰβ βασιλέως ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐβασίλευσεν ᾿Ιωσαφάτ.

42 υἱὸς τριάκοντα καὶ πέντε ἐτῶν ἐν τῷ βασιλεύειν αὐτόν, καὶ εἴκοσι καὶ πέντε ἔτη ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν ῾Ιερουσαλήμ, καὶ ὄνομα τῇ μητρὶ αὐτοῦ ᾿Αζουβὰ θυγάτηρ Σαλαΐ.

43 καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἐν πάσῃ ὁδῷ ᾿Ασὰ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ· οὐκ ἐξέκλινεν ἀπ᾿ αὐτῆς τοῦ ποιῆσαι τὸ εὐθὲς ἐν ὀφθαλμοῖς Κυρίου·

44 πλὴν τῶν ὑψηλῶν οὐκ ἐξῇρεν, ἔτι ὁ λαὸς ἐθυσίαζε καὶ ἐθυμίων ἐν τοῖς ὑψηλοῖς.

 

45 καὶ εἰρήνευσεν ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ μετὰ βασιλέως ᾿Ισραήλ.

46 καὶ τὰ λοιπὰ τῶν λόγων ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ καὶ αἱ δυναστεῖαι αὐτοῦ, ὅσα ἐποίησεν οὐκ ἰδοὺ ταῦτα γεγραμμένα ἐν βιβλίῳ λόγων τῶν ἡμερῶν βασιλέων ᾿Ιούδα;

47 Καὶ περισσὸν τοῦ ἐνδιηλλαγμένου, ὃ ὑπελείφθη ἐν ἡμέραις ᾿Ασὰ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ, ἐπέλεξεν ἀπὸ τῆς γῆς.

48 καὶ βασιλεὺς οὐκ ἦν ἐν ᾿Εδὲμ ἐστηλωμένος. καὶ ὁ βασιλεὺς

49 ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ ἐποίησε νῆας εἰς Θαρσὶς τοῦ πορευθῆναι ᾿Ωφέρδε εἰς χρυσίον, καὶ οὐκ ἐπορεύθησαν, ὅτι συνετρίβησαν νῆες ἐν ᾿Ασεὼν Γαβέρ.

50 τότε εἶπε ᾿Οχοζίας υἱὸς ᾿Αχαὰβ πρὸς ᾿Ιωσαφάτ· πορευθήτωσαν δοῦλοί μου μετὰ τῶν δούλων σου ταῖς ναυσί· καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησεν ᾿Ιωσαφάτ.

51 καὶ ἐκοιμήθη ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ μετὰ τῶν πατέρων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐτάφη παρὰ τοῖς πατράσιν αὐτοῦ ἐν πόλει Δαυὶδ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ· καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν ᾿Ιωρὰμ υἱὸς αὐτοῦ ἀντ᾿ αὐτοῦ.

52 Καὶ ᾿Οχοζίας υἱὸς ᾿Αχαὰβ ἐβασίλευεν ἐπὶ ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν Σαμαρείᾳ ἐν ἔτει ἑπτακαιδεκάτῳ ᾿Ιωσαφὰτ βασιλέως ᾿Ιούδα· καὶ ἐβασίλευσεν ἐν ᾿Ισραὴλ ἐν Σαμαρείᾳ δύο ἔτη.

53 καὶ ἐποίησε τὸ πονηρὸν ἐναντίον Κυρίου καὶ ἐπορεύθη ἐν ὁδῷ ᾿Αχαὰβ τοῦ πατρὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ὁδῷ ᾿Ιεζάβελ τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐν ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις οἴκου ῾Ιεροβοὰμ υἱοῦ Ναβάτ, ὃς ἐξήμαρτε τὸν ᾿Ισραήλ.

54 καὶ ἐδούλευσε τοῖς Βααλὶμ καὶ προσεκύνησεν αὐτοῖς καὶ παρώργισε τὸν Κύριον Θεὸν ᾿Ισραήλ, κατὰ πάντα τὰ γενόμενα ἔμπροσθεν αὐτοῦ.


 


 

    

 

    

       

3 KINGS


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And the son of Ader gathered all his forces, and went up and besieged Samaria, he and thirty-two kings with him, and all his horse and chariots: and they went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it.

 

2 And he sent into the city to Achaab king of Israel, and said to him, Thus says the son of Ader,

 

3 Thy silver and thy gold are mine, and thy wives and thy children are mine.

4 And the king of Israel answered and said, As thou hast said, my lord, O king, I am thine, and all mine also.

5 And the messengers came again, and said, Thus says the son of Ader, I sent to thee, saying, Thou shalt give me thy silver and thy gold, and thy wives and thy children.

6 For at this time to-morrow I will send my servants to thee, and they shall search thy house, and the houses of thy servants, and it shall be that all the desirable objects of their eyes on which they shall lay their hands, they shall even take them.

 

7 And the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Take notice now and consider, that this man seeks mischief: for he has sent to me concerning my wives, and concerning my sons, an concerning my daughters: I have not kept back from him my silver and my gold.

8 And the elders and all the people said to him, Hearken not, and consent not.

9 And he said to the messengers of the son of Ader, Say to your master, All things that thou hast sent to thy servant about at first I will do; but this thing I shall not be able to do. And the men departed, and carried back the answer to him.

10 And the son of Ader sent to him, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for foxes to all the people, even my infantry.

 

11 And the king of Israel answered and said, Let it be sufficient; let not the humpbacked boast as he that is upright.

12 And it came to pass when he returned him this answer, he and all the kings with him were drinking in tents: and he said to his servants, Form a trench. And they made a trench against the city.

 

13 And, behold, a prophet came to Achaab king of Israel, and said, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou seen this great multitude? behold, I give it this day into thine hands; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

 

14 And Achaab said, Whereby? And he said, Thus saith the Lord, by the young men of the heads of the districts. And Achaab said, Who shall begin the battle? and he said, Thou.

15 And Achaab numbered the young men the heads of the districts, and they were two hundred and thirty: and afterwards he numbered the people, even every man fit for war, seven thousand.

16 And he went forth at noon, an the son of Ader was drinking and getting drunk in Socchoth, he and the kings, even thirty and two kings, his allies.

17 And the young men the heads of the districts went forth first; and they send and report to the king of Syria, saying, There are men come forth out of Samaria.

18 And he said to them, If they come forth peaceably, take them alive; and if they come forth to war, take them alive:

19 and let not the young men the heads of the districts go forth of the city. And the force that was behind them

20 smote each one the man next to him; and each one a second time smote the man next to him: and Syria fled, and Israel pursued them; and the son of Ader, even the king of Syria, escapes on the horse of a horseman.

21 And the king of Israel went forth, and took all the horses and the chariots, and smote the enemy with a great slaughter in Syria.

22 And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said, Strengthen thyself, and observe, and see what thou shalt do; for at the return of the year the son of Ader king of Syria comes up against thee.

23 And the servants of the king of Syria, even they said, The God of Israel is a God of mountains, and not a God of valleys; therefore has he prevailed against us: but if we should fight against them in the plain, verily we shall prevail against them.

24 And do thou this thing: Send away the kings, each one to his place, and set princes in their stead.

 

25 And we will give thee another army according to the army that was destroyed, and cavalry according to the cavalry, and chariots according to the chariots, and we will fight against them in the plain, and we shall prevail against them. And he hearkened to their voice, and did so.

26 And it came to pass at the return of the year, that the son of Ader reviewed Syria, and went up to Apheca to war against Israel.

27 And the children of Israel were numbered, and came to meet them: and Israel encamped before them as two little flocks of goats, but Syria filled the land.

 

28 And there came the man of God, and said to the king of Israel, Thus saith the Lord, Because Syria has said, The Lord God of Israel is a God of the hills, and he is not a God of the valleys, therefore will I give this great army into thy hand, and thou shalt know that I am the Lord.

29 And they encamp one over against the other before them seven days. And it came to pass on the seventh day that the battle drew on, and Israel smote Syria, even a hundred thousand footmen in one day.

30 And the rest fled to Apheca, into the city; and the wall fell upon twenty-seven thousand men that were left: and the son of Ader fled, and entered into an inner chamber, into a closet.

 

31 And he said to his servants, I know that the kings of Israel are merciful kings: let us now put sackcloth upon our loins, and ropes upon our heads, and let us go forth to the king of Israel, if by any means he will save our souls alive.

32 So they girt sackcloth upon their loins, and put ropes upon their heads, and said to the king of Israel, Thy servant the son of Ader says, Let our souls live, I pray thee. And he said, Does he yet live? He is my brother.

33 And the men divined, and offered drink-offerings; and they caught the word out of his mouth, and said, Thy brother the son of Ader. And he said, Go ye in and fetch him. And the son of Ader went out to him, and they cause him to go up to him into the chariot.

 

34 And he said to him, The cities which my father took from thy father I will restore to thee; and thou shalt make streets for thyself in Damascus, as my father made streets in Samaria; and I will let thee go with a covenant. And he made a covenant with him, and let him go.

35 And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his neighbour by the word of the Lord, Smite me, I pray, And the man would not smite him.

 

36 And he said to him, Because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of the Lord, therefore, behold, as thou departest from me, a lion shall smite thee: and he departed from him, and a lion found him, and smote him.

37 And he finds another man, and says, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him, and in smiting wounded him.

38 And the prophet went and stood before the king of Israel by the way, and bound his eyes with a bandage.

 

39 And it came to pass as the king passed by, that he cried aloud to the king, and said, Thy servant went out to war, and, behold, a man brought another man to me, and said to me, Keep his man; and if he should by any means escape, then thy life shall go for his life, or thou shalt pay a talent of silver.

 

40 And it came to pass, that thy servant looked round this way and that way, and the man was gone. And the king of Israel said to him, Behold, thou hast also destroyed snares set for me.

41 And he hasted, and took away the bandage from his eyes; and the king of Israel recognized him, that he was one of the prophets.

42 And he said to him, Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast suffered to escape out of thine hand a man appointed to destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.

43 And the king of Israel departed confounded and discouraged, and came to Samaria.

 

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And he rested three years, and there was no war between Syria and Israel.

2 And it came to pass in the third year, that Josaphat king of Juda went down to the king of Israel.

3 And the king of Israel said to his servants, Know ye that Remmath Galaad is ours, and we are slow to take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?

 

4 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat, Wilt thou go up with us to Remmath Galaad to battle?

 

5 And Josaphat said, As I am, so art thou also; as my people, so is thy people; as my horses, so are thy horses. And Josaphat king of Juda said to the king of Israel, Enquire, I pray thee, of the Lord to-day.

 

6 And the king of Israel gathered all the prophets together, about four hundred men; and the king said to them, Shall I go up to Remmath Galaad to battle, or shall I forbear? and they said, Go up, and the Lord will surely give it into the hands of the king.

 

7 And Josaphat said to the king of Israel, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him?

8 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat, There is one man here for us to enquire of the Lord by; but I hate him, for he does not speak good of me, but only evil; Michaias son of Jemblaa. And Josaphat king of Juda said, Let not the king say so.

 

9 And the king of Israel called a eunuch and said, Bring hither quickly Michaias son of Jemblaa.

10 And the king of Israel and Josaphat king of Juda sat, each on his throne, armed in the gates of Samaria; and all the prophets prophesied before them.

 

11 And Sedekias son of Chanaan made for himself iron horns, and said, Thus saith the Lord, With these thou shalt push Syria, until it be consumed.

12 And all the prophets prophesied in like manner, saying, Go up to Remmath Galaad, and the thing shall prosper, and the Lord shall deliver it and the king of Syria into thine hands.

13 And the messenger that went to call Michaias spoke to him, saying, Behold now, all the prophets speak with one mouth good concerning the king, let now thy words be like the words of one of them, and speak good things.

14 And Michaias said, As the Lord lives, whatsoever the Lord shall say to me, that will I speak.

15 And he came to the king: and the king said to him, Michaias, shall I go up to Remmath Galaad to battle, or shall I forbear? and he said, Go up, and the Lord shall deliver it into the hand of the king.

16 And the king said to him, How often shall I adjure thee, that thou speak to me truth in the name of the Lord?

17 And Michaias said, Not so. I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains as a flock without a shepherd: and the Lord said, Is not God lord of these? let each one return to his home in peace.

 

18 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat king of Juda, Did I not say to thee that this man does not prophesy good to me, for he speaks nothing but evil?

19 And Michaias said, Not so, it is not I: hear the word of the Lord; it is not so. I saw the God of Israel sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven stood about him on his right hand and on his left.

 

20 And the Lord said, Who will deceive Achaab king of Israel, that he may go up and fall in Remmath Galaad? and one spoke one way, and another another way.

21 And there came forth a spirit and stood before the Lord, and said, I will deceive him.

22 And the Lord said to him, Whereby? And he said, I will go forth, and will be a false spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt deceive him, yea, and shalt prevail: go forth, and do so.

 

23 And now, behold, the Lord has put a false spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the Lord has spoken evil against thee.

24 And Sedekias the son of Chanaan came near and smote Michaias on the cheek, and said, What sort of a spirit of the Lord has spoken in thee?

25 And Michaias said, Behold, thou shalt see in that day, when thou shalt go into an innermost chamber to hide thyself there.

26 And the king of Israel said, Take Michaias, and convey him away to Semer the keeper of the city; and tell Joas the kingís son

 

27  to put this fellow in prison, and to feed him with bread of affliction and water of affliction until I return in peace.

28 And Michaias said, If thou return at all in peace, the Lord has not spoken by me.

29 So the king of Israel went up, and Josaphat king of Juda with him to Remmath Galaad.

30 And the king of Israel said to Josaphat king of Juda, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle, and do thou put on my raiment. So the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.

 

31 And the king of Syria had charged the thirty-two captains of his chariots, saying, Fight not against small or great, but against the king of Israel only.

 

32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Josaphat king of Juda, that they said, this seems to be the king of Israel. And they compassed him about to fight against him; and Josaphat cried out.

33 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw that this was not the king of Israel, that they returned from him.

34 And one drew a bow with a good aim, and smote the king of Israel between the lungs and the breast-plate: and he said to his charioteer, Turn thine hands, and carry me away out of the battle, for I am wounded.

35 And the war was turned in that day, and the king was standing on the chariot, against Syria from morning till evening; and he shed the blood out of his wound, into the bottom of the chariot, and died at even, and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.

 

36 And the herald of the army stood at sunset, saying, Let every man go to his own city and his own land,

 

37 for the king is dead. And they came to Samaria, and buried the king in Samaria.

38 And they washed the chariot at the fountain of Samaria; and the swine and the dogs licked up the blood, and the harlots washed themselves in the blood, according to the word of the Lord which he spoke.

39 And the rest of the acts of Achaab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he built, and all the cities which he built, behold, are not these things written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

40 And Achaab slept with his fathers, and Ochozias his son reigned in his stead.

 

41 And Josaphat the son of Asa reigned over Juda: in the fourth year of Achaab king of Israel began Josaphat to reign.

42 Thirty and five years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and five years in Jerusalem; and his motherís name was Azuba daughter of Salai.

43 And he walked in all the way of Asa his father: he turned not from it, even from doing that which was right in the eyes of the Lord.

44 Only he took not away any of the high places: the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.

45 And Josaphat was at peace with the king of Israel.

 

46 And the rest of the acts of Josaphat, and his mighty deeds, whatever he did, behold, are not these things written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Juda?

47And the remnant of the sodomites, which remained in the days of his father Asa, he took out of the land.

 

48 There was no king in Edom; a deputy was king.

 

49 Josaphat made ships of Tharshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they went not; for the ships of Tharshish were broken at Ezion-geber.

 

50 Then said Ochozias the son of Achaab unto Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants in the ships: but Josaphat would not.

51 And Josaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried by his fathers in the city of David his father, and Joram his son reigned in his stead.

 

52 And Ochozias son of Achaab reigned over Israel in Samaria: in the seventeenth year of Josaphat king of Juda, Ochozias son of Achaab reigned over Israel in Samaria two years.

53 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the way of Achaab his father, and in the way of Jezabel his mother, and in the sins of the house of Jeroboam the son of Nabat, who caused Israel to sin.

54And he served Baalim, and worshipped them, and provoked the Lord God of Israel, according to all that had been done before him.


 

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