The other events of Pekahiahs reign, and all he did, are written in the
book of the annals of the kings of Israel.
Pekah King of Israel
In the ffty-second year of Azariah king of Judah, Pekah son of
Remaliah became king of Israel in Samaria, and he
2 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven in a
whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to
Elisha, Stay here; the LORD has sent me to Bethel.
But Elisha said, As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will
Bring me a new bowl, he said, and put salt in it. So they brought it
Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, This is
what the LORD says: I have healed this water. Never again will it cause
death or make the land un
will also deliver Moab into your hands.
You will overthrow every fortifed
city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all
the springs, and ruin every good feld with stones.
The next morning, about the time for ofering the s
Everything is all right, she said.
When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his
feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said,
Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the LORD has hidden it from
Now there were four men with leprosy[p] at the entrance of the city gate.
They said to each other, Why stay here until we die? 4 If we say, Well go
into the citythe famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we
will die. So lets go over to t
As for the other events of Jehorams reign, and all he did, are they not
written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah?
with his ancestors and was buried with them in the City of David. And
Ahaziah his son succeeded him as ki
She answered, This woman said to me, Give up your son so we may eat
him today, and tomorrow well eat my son.
So we cooked my son and
ate him. The next day I said to her, Give up your son so we may eat him,
but she had hidden him.
When the king heard
years. 2 The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her
family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.
At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the
Philistines and went to appeal to the king fo
One of his officers answered, Have some men take five of the horses
that are left in the city. Their plight will be like that of all the Israelites left
hereyes, they will only be like all these Israelites who are doomed. So
let us send them to find ou
recover from the wounds the Arameans had inflicted on him in the battle
with Hazael king of Aram.) Jehu said, If you desire to make me king,
dont let anyone slip out of the city to go and tell the news in
Then he got into his chariot and rode
So the young prophet went to Ramoth Gilead. 5 When he arrived, he
found the army ofcers sitting together. I have a message for you,
commander, he said.
For which of us? asked Jehu.
For you, commander, he replied.
Jehu got up and went into the house. T
Joram turned about and fed, calling out to Ahaziah,
Then Jehu drew his bow and shot Joram between the shoulders. The
arrow pierced his heart and he slumped down in his chariot.
Jehu said to
Bidkar, his chariot officer, Pick hi
Athaliah and Joash
11 When Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah saw that her son was dead, she
proceeded to destroy the whole royal family. 2 But Jehosheba, the
daughter of King Jehoram[b] and sister of Ahaziah, took Joashson of
Ahaziah and stole him away from
seventeen years. 2 He did evil in the eyes of the LORD by following the sins
of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit, and he
did not turn away from them. 3 So the LORDs anger burned against Israel,
and for a long time he kept them u
Joash Repairs the Temple
In the seventh year of Jehu, Joash[h] became king, and he reigned in
Jerusalem forty years. His mothers name was Zibiah; she was from
Beersheba. 2 Joash did what was right in the eyes of the LORDall the years
Jehoiada the p
At that time Menahem, starting out from Tirzah, attacked Tiphsah and
everyone in the city and its vicinity, because they refused to open their
gates. He sacked Tiphsah and ripped open all the pregnant women.
Menahem King of Israel
In the thirty-nint
Jeroboam II King of Israel
In the ffteenth year of Amaziah son of Joash king of Judah,
Jeroboam son of Jehoash king of Israel became king in Samaria, and he
reigned forty-one years.
He did evil in the eyes of the LORD and did not
turn away from any
You have asked a difficult thing, Elijah said, yet if you see me when I
am taken from you, it will be yoursotherwise, it will not.
As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of
fre and horses of fre appeared and separated th