A Bible Comparison of EliYah the Movie

 mALACHI  A Bible Comparison of EliYah the Movie 

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Now to the Bible’s account of EliYah:

1 Kings 17 New International Version (NIV)

Elijah (EliYH) Announces a Great Drought

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Now Elijah (EliYH) the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord (YHWH), the God (Elohim) of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

Elijah (EliYH) Fed by Ravens

Then the word of the Lord (YHWH) came to Elijah (EliYH): “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”

So he did what the Lord (YHWH) had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.

Elijah (EliYH) and the Widow at Zarephath

Some time later the brook dried up because there had been no rain in the land. Then the word of the Lord (YHWH) came to him: “Go at once to Zarephath in the region of Sidon and stay there. I have directed a widow there to supply you with food.” 10 So he went to Zarephath. When he came to the town gate, a widow was there gathering sticks. He called to her and asked, “Would you bring me a little water in a jar so I may have a drink?” 11 As she was going to get it, he called, “And bring me, please, a piece of bread.”

12 “As surely as the Lord (YHWH) your God (Elohim) lives,” she replied, “I don’t have any bread—only a handful of flour in a jar and a little olive oil in a jug. I am gathering a few sticks to take home and make a meal for myself and my son, that we may eat it—and die.”

13 Elijah (EliYH) said to her, “Don’t be afraid. Go home and do as you have said. But first make a small loaf of bread for me from what you have and bring it to me, and then make something for yourself and your son. 14 For this is what the Lord (YHWH), the God (Elohim) of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord (YHWH) sends rain on the land.’”

15 She went away and did as Elijah (EliYH) had told her. So there was food every day for Elijah (EliYH) and for the woman and her family. 16 For the jar of flour was not used up and the jug of oil did not run dry, in keeping with the word of the Lord (YHWH) spoken by Elijah (EliYH).

17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah (EliYH), “What do you have against me, man of God (Elohim)? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?”

19 “Give me your son,” Elijah (EliYH) replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the Lord (YHWH), “Lord (YHWH) my God (Elohim), have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord (YHWH), “Lord (YHWH) my God (Elohim), let this boy’s life return to him!”

22 The Lord (YHWH) heard Elijah (EliYH)’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah (EliYH) picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”

24 Then the woman said to Elijah (EliYH), “Now I know that you are a man of God (Elohim) and that the word of the Lord (YHWH) from your mouth is the truth.”

Elijah (EliYH) and Obadiah (ObadiYH)

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After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord (YHWH) came to Elijah (EliYH): “Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.” So Elijah (EliYH) went to present himself to Ahab.

Now the famine was severe in Samaria, and Ahab had summoned Obadiah (ObadiYH), his palace administrator. (Obadiah (ObadiYH) was a devout believer in the Lord (YHWH). While Jezebel was killing off the Lord (YHWH)’s prophets, Obadiah (ObadiYH) had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) Ahab had said to Obadiah (ObadiYH), “Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals.” So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah (ObadiYH) in another.

As Obadiah (ObadiYH) was walking along, Elijah (EliYH) met him. Obadiah (ObadiYH) recognized him, bowed down to the ground, and said, “Is it really you, my Lord (Maran or Master) Elijah (EliYH)?”

“Yes,” he replied. “Go tell your master (maran), ‘Elijah (EliYH) is here.’”

“What have I done wrong,” asked Obadiah (ObadiYH), “that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? 10 As surely as the Lord (YHWH) your God (Elohim) lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master (maran) has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you. 11 But now you tell me to go to my master (maran) and say, ‘Elijah (EliYH) is here.’ 12 I don’t know where the Spirit (Ruach or Manifestation) of the Lord (YHWH) may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the Lord (YHWH) since my youth. 13 Haven’t you heard, my Lord (Maran or Master), what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the Lord (YHWH)? I hid a hundred of the Lord (YHWH)’s prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water. 14 And now you tell me to go to my master (maran) and say, ‘Elijah (EliYH) is here.’ He will kill me!”

15 Elijah (EliYH) said, “As the Lord (YHWH) Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today.”

Elijah (EliYH) on Mount Carmel

16 So Obadiah (ObadiYH) went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah (EliYH). 17 When he saw Elijah (EliYH), he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?”

18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah (EliYH) replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord (YHWH)’s commands and have followed the Baal (Lord)s (Lords). 19 Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal (Lord) and the four hundred prophets of Asherah ( Eoster, today Easter), who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah (EliYH) went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord (YHWH) is God (Elohim), follow him; but if Baal (Lord) is God (Elohim), follow him.”

But the people said nothing.

22 Then Elijah (EliYH) said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord (YHWH)’s prophets left, but Baal (Lord) has four hundred and fifty prophets. 23 Get two bulls for us. Let Baal (Lord)’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. 24 Then you call on the name of your God (Elohim), and I will call on the name of the Lord (YHWH). The God (Elohim) who answers by fire—he is God (Elohim).”

Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

25 Elijah (EliYH) said to the prophets of Baal (Lord), “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your God (Elohim), but do not light the fire.” 26 So they took the bull given them and prepared it.

Then they called on the name of Baal (Lord) from morning till noon. “Baal (Lord), answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.

27 At noon Elijah (EliYH) began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a God (Elohim)! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” 28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. 29 Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

30 Then Elijah (EliYH) said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord (YHWH), which had been torn down. 31 Elijah (EliYH) took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord (YHWH) had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.” 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord (YHWH), and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs[a] of seed. 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”

34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again.

“Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah (EliYH) stepped forward and prayed: “Lord (YHWH), the God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God (Elohim) in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord (YHWH), answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord (YHWH), are God (Elohim), and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

38 Then the fire of the Lord (YHWH) fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord (YHWH)—he is God (Elohim)! The Lord (YHWH)—he is God (Elohim)!”

40 Then Elijah (EliYH) commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal (Lord). Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah (EliYH) had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.

41 And Elijah (EliYH) said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah (EliYH) climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.

43 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked.

“There is nothing there,” he said.

Seven times Elijah (EliYH) said, “Go back.”

44 The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”

So Elijah (EliYH) said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”

45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. 46 The power of the Lord (YHWH) came on Elijah (EliYH) and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

Elijah (EliYH) and Obadiah (ObadiYH)

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After a long time, in the third year, the word of the Lord (YHWH) came to Elijah (EliYH): “Go and present yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain on the land.” So Elijah (EliYH) went to present himself to Ahab.

Now the famine was severe in Samaria, and Ahab had summoned Obadiah (ObadiYH), his palace administrator. (Obadiah (ObadiYH) was a devout believer in the Lord (YHWH). While Jezebel was killing off the Lord (YHWH)’s prophets, Obadiah (ObadiYH) had taken a hundred prophets and hidden them in two caves, fifty in each, and had supplied them with food and water.) Ahab had said to Obadiah (ObadiYH), “Go through the land to all the springs and valleys. Maybe we can find some grass to keep the horses and mules alive so we will not have to kill any of our animals.” So they divided the land they were to cover, Ahab going in one direction and Obadiah (ObadiYH) in another.

As Obadiah (ObadiYH) was walking along, Elijah (EliYH) met him. Obadiah (ObadiYH) recognized him, bowed down to the ground, and said, “Is it really you, my Lord (YHWH) Elijah (EliYH)?”

“Yes,” he replied. “Go tell your master (maran), ‘Elijah (EliYH) is here.’”

“What have I done wrong,” asked Obadiah (ObadiYH), “that you are handing your servant over to Ahab to be put to death? 10 As surely as the Lord (YHWH) your God (Elohim) lives, there is not a nation or kingdom where my master (maran) has not sent someone to look for you. And whenever a nation or kingdom claimed you were not there, he made them swear they could not find you. 11 But now you tell me to go to my master (maran) and say, ‘Elijah (EliYH) is here.’ 12 I don’t know where the Spirit (Ruach or Manifestation) of the Lord (YHWH) may carry you when I leave you. If I go and tell Ahab and he doesn’t find you, he will kill me. Yet I your servant have worshiped the Lord (YHWH) since my youth. 13 Haven’t you heard, my Lord (YHWH), what I did while Jezebel was killing the prophets of the Lord (YHWH)? I hid a hundred of the Lord (YHWH)’s prophets in two caves, fifty in each, and supplied them with food and water. 14 And now you tell me to go to my master (maran) and say, ‘Elijah (EliYH) is here.’ He will kill me!”

15 Elijah (EliYH) said, “As the Lord (YHWH) Almighty lives, whom I serve, I will surely present myself to Ahab today.”

Elijah (EliYH) on Mount Carmel

16 So Obadiah (ObadiYH) went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah (EliYH). 17 When he saw Elijah (EliYH), he said to him, “Is that you, you troubler of Israel?”

18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah (EliYH) replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord (YHWH)’s commands and have followed the Baal (Lord)s (Lords). 19 Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal (Lord) and the four hundred prophets of Asherah (Eoster, today Easter), who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah (EliYH) went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord (YHWH) is God (Elohim), follow him; but if Baal (Lord) is God (Elohim), follow him.”

But the people said nothing.

22 Then Elijah (EliYH) said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord (YHWH)’s prophets left, but Baal (Lord) has four hundred and fifty prophets. 23 Get two bulls for us. Let Baal (Lord)’s prophets choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. 24 Then you call on the name of your God (Elohim), and I will call on the name of the Lord (YHWH). The God (Elohim) who answers by fire—he is God (Elohim).”

Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

25 Elijah (EliYH) said to the prophets of Baal (Lord), “Choose one of the bulls and prepare it first, since there are so many of you. Call on the name of your God (Elohim), but do not light the fire.” 26 So they took the bull given them and prepared it.

Then they called on the name of Baal (Lord) from morning till noon. “Baal (Lord), answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one answered. And they danced around the altar they had made.

27 At noon Elijah (EliYH) began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a God (Elohim)! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.” 28 So they shouted louder and slashed themselves with swords and spears, as was their custom, until their blood flowed. 29 Midday passed, and they continued their frantic prophesying until the time for the evening sacrifice. But there was no response, no one answered, no one paid attention.

30 Then Elijah (EliYH) said to all the people, “Come here to me.” They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the Lord (YHWH), which had been torn down. 31 Elijah (EliYH) took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord (YHWH) had come, saying, “Your name shall be Israel.” 32 With the stones he built an altar in the name of the Lord (YHWH), and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs[a] of seed. 33 He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, “Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood.”

34 “Do it again,” he said, and they did it again.

“Do it a third time,” he ordered, and they did it the third time. 35 The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench.

36 At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah (EliYH) stepped forward and prayed: “Lord (YHWH), the God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God (Elohim) in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. 37 Answer me, Lord (YHWH), answer me, so these people will know that you, Lord (YHWH), are God (Elohim), and that you are turning their hearts back again.”

38 Then the fire of the Lord (YHWH) fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.

39 When all the people saw this, they fell prostrate and cried, “The Lord (YHWH)—he is God (Elohim)! The Lord (YHWH)—he is God (Elohim)!”

40 Then Elijah (EliYH) commanded them, “Seize the prophets of Baal (Lord). Don’t let anyone get away!” They seized them, and Elijah (EliYH) had them brought down to the Kishon Valley and slaughtered there.

41 And Elijah (EliYH) said to Ahab, “Go, eat and drink, for there is the sound of a heavy rain.” 42 So Ahab went off to eat and drink, but Elijah (EliYH) climbed to the top of Carmel, bent down to the ground and put his face between his knees.

43 “Go and look toward the sea,” he told his servant. And he went up and looked.

“There is nothing there,” he said.

Seven times Elijah (EliYH) said, “Go back.”

44 The seventh time the servant reported, “A cloud as small as a man’s hand is rising from the sea.”

So Elijah (EliYH) said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Hitch up your chariot and go down before the rain stops you.’”

45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel. 46 The power of the Lord (YHWH) came on Elijah (EliYH) and, tucking his cloak into his belt, he ran ahead of Ahab all the way to Jezreel.

An un-named Prophet

Ben-Hadad Attacks Samaria

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Now Ben-Hadad king of Aram mustered his entire army. Accompanied by thirty-two kings with their horses and chariots, he went up and besieged Samaria and attacked it. He sent messengers into the city to Ahab king of Israel, saying, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: ‘Your silver and gold are mine, and the best of your wives and children are mine.’”

The king of Israel answered, “Just as you say, my Lord (Maran or Master) the king. I and all I have are yours.”

The messengers came again and said, “This is what Ben-Hadad says: ‘I sent to demand your silver and gold, your wives and your children. But about this time tomorrow I am going to send my officials to search your palace and the houses of your officials. They will seize everything you value and carry it away.’”

The king of Israel summoned all the elders of the land and said to them, “See how this man is looking for trouble! When he sent for my wives and my children, my silver and my gold, I did not refuse him.”

The elders and the people all answered, “Don’t listen to him or agree to his demands.”

So he replied to Ben-Hadad’s messengers, “Tell my Lord (Maran or Master) the king, ‘Your servant will do all you demanded the first time, but this demand I cannot meet.’” They left and took the answer back to Ben-Hadad.

10 Then Ben-Hadad sent another message to Ahab: “May the God (Elohim)s deal with me, be it ever so severely, if enough dust remains in Samaria to give each of my men a handful.”

11 The king of Israel answered, “Tell him: ‘One who puts on his armor should not boast like one who takes it off.’”

12 Ben-Hadad heard this message while he and the kings were drinking in their tents,[a] and he ordered his men: “Prepare to attack.” So they prepared to attack the city.

Ahab Defeats Ben-Hadad

13 Meanwhile a prophet came to Ahab king of Israel and announced, “This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: ‘Do you see this vast army? I will give it into your hand today, and then you will know that I am the Lord (YHWH).’”

14 “But who will do this?” asked Ahab.

The prophet replied, “This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: ‘The junior officers under the provincial commanders will do it.’”

“And who will start the battle?” he asked.

The prophet answered, “You will.”

15 So Ahab summoned the 232 junior officers under the provincial commanders. Then he assembled the rest of the Israelites, 7,000 in all. 16 They set out at noon while Ben-Hadad and the 32 kings allied with him were in their tents getting drunk. 17 The junior officers under the provincial commanders went out first.

Now Ben-Hadad had dispatched scouts, who reported, “Men are advancing from Samaria.”

18 He said, “If they have come out for peace, take them alive; if they have come out for war, take them alive.”

19 The junior officers under the provincial commanders marched out of the city with the army behind them 20 and each one struck down his opponent. At that, the Arameans fled, with the Israelites in pursuit. But Ben-Hadad king of Aram escaped on horseback with some of his horsemen. 21 The king of Israel advanced and overpowered the horses and chariots and inflicted heavy losses on the Arameans.

22 Afterward, the prophet came to the king of Israel and said, “Strengthen your position and see what must be done, because next spring the king of Aram will attack you again.”

23 Meanwhile, the officials of the king of Aram advised him, “Their Gods (Eloha) are Gods (Eloha) of the hills. That is why they were too strong for us. But if we fight them on the plains, surely we will be stronger than they. 24 Do this: Remove all the kings from their commands and replace them with other officers. 25 You must also raise an army like the one you lost—horse for horse and chariot for chariot—so we can fight Israel on the plains. Then surely we will be stronger than they.” He agreed with them and acted accordingly.

26 The next spring Ben-Hadad mustered the Arameans and went up to Aphek to fight against Israel. 27 When the Israelites were also mustered and given provisions, they marched out to meet them. The Israelites camped opposite them like two small flocks of goats, while the Arameans covered the countryside.

28 The man of God (Elohim) came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord (YHWH) is a God (Eloha) of the hills and not a God (Eloha) of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord (YHWH).’”

29 For seven days they camped opposite each other, and on the seventh day the battle was joined. The Israelites inflicted a hundred thousand casualties on the Aramean foot soldiers in one day. 30 The rest of them escaped to the city of Aphek, where the wall collapsed on twenty-seven thousand of them. And Ben-Hadad fled to the city and hid in an inner room.

31 His officials said to him, “Look, we have heard that the kings of Israel are merciful. Let us go to the king of Israel with sackcloth around our waists and ropes around our heads. Perhaps he will spare your life.”

32 Wearing sackcloth around their waists and ropes around their heads, they went to the king of Israel and said, “Your servant Ben-Hadad says: ‘Please let me live.’”

The king answered, “Is he still alive? He is my brother.”

33 The men took this as a good sign and were quick to pick up his word. “Yes, your brother Ben-Hadad!” they said.

“Go and get him,” the king said. When Ben-Hadad came out, Ahab had him come up into his chariot.

34 “I will return the cities my father took from your father,” Ben-Hadad offered. “You may set up your own market areas in Damascus, as my father did in Samaria.”

Ahab said, “On the basis of a treaty I will set you free.” So he made a treaty with him, and let him go.

A Prophet Condemns Ahab

35 By the word of the Lord (YHWH) one of the company of the prophets said to his companion, “Strike me with your weapon,” but he refused.

36 So the prophet said, “Because you have not obeyed the Lord (YHWH), as soon as you leave me a lion will kill you.” And after the man went away, a lion found him and killed him.

37 The prophet found another man and said, “Strike me, please.” So the man struck him and wounded him. 38 Then the prophet went and stood by the road waiting for the king. He disguised himself with his headband down over his eyes. 39 As the king passed by, the prophet called out to him, “Your servant went into the thick of the battle, and someone came to me with a captive and said, ‘Guard this man. If he is missing, it will be your life for his life, or you must pay a talent[b] of silver.’ 40 While your servant was busy here and there, the man disappeared.”

“That is your sentence,” the king of Israel said. “You have pronounced it yourself.”

41 Then the prophet quickly removed the headband from his eyes, and the king of Israel recognized him as one of the prophets. 42 He said to the king, “This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: ‘You have set free a man I had determined should die.[c] Therefore it is your life for his life, your people for his people.’” 43 Sullen and angry, the king of Israel went to his palace in Samaria.

Elijah (EliYH)

Naboth’s Vineyard

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Some time later there was an incident involving a vineyard belonging to Naboth the Jezreelite. The vineyard was in Jezreel, close to the palace of Ahab king of Samaria. Ahab said to Naboth, “Let me have your vineyard to use for a vegetable garden, since it is close to my palace. In exchange I will give you a better vineyard or, if you prefer, I will pay you whatever it is worth.”

But Naboth replied, “The Lord (YHWH) forbid that I should give you the inheritance of my ancestors.”

So Ahab went home, sullen and angry because Naboth the Jezreelite had said, “I will not give you the inheritance of my ancestors.” He lay on his bed sulking and refused to eat.

His wife Jezebel came in and asked him, “Why are you so sullen? Why won’t you eat?”

He answered her, “Because I said to Naboth the Jezreelite, ‘Sell me your vineyard; or if you prefer, I will give you another vineyard in its place.’ But he said, ‘I will not give you my vineyard.’”

Jezebel his wife said, “Is this how you act as king over Israel? Get up and eat! Cheer up. I’ll get you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.”

So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name, placed his seal on them, and sent them to the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth’s city with him. In those letters she wrote:

“Proclaim a day of fasting and seat Naboth in a prominent place among the people. 10 But seat two scoundrels opposite him and have them bring charges that he has cursed both God (Elohim) and the king. Then take him out and stone him to death.”

11 So the elders and nobles who lived in Naboth’s city did as Jezebel directed in the letters she had written to them. 12 They proclaimed a fast and seated Naboth in a prominent place among the people. 13 Then two scoundrels came and sat opposite him and brought charges against Naboth before the people, saying, “Naboth has cursed both God (Elohim) and the king.” So they took him outside the city and stoned him to death. 14 Then they sent word to Jezebel: “Naboth has been stoned to death.”

15 As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she said to Ahab, “Get up and take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite that he refused to sell you. He is no longer alive, but dead.” 16 When Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, he got up and went down to take possession of Naboth’s vineyard.

17 Then the word of the Lord (YHWH) came to Elijah (EliYH) the Tishbite: 18 “Go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who rules in Samaria. He is now in Naboth’s vineyard, where he has gone to take possession of it. 19 Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: Have you not murdered a man and seized his property?’ Then say to him, ‘This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: In the place where dogs licked up Naboth’s blood, dogs will lick up your blood—yes, yours!’”

20 Ahab said to Elijah (EliYH), “So you have found me, my enemy!”

“I have found you,” he answered, “because you have sold yourself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord (YHWH). 21 He says, ‘I am going to bring disaster on you. I will wipe out your descendants and cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel—slave or free.[a] 22 I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat and that of Baasha son of Ahijah, because you have aroused my anger and have caused Israel to sin.’

23 “And also concerning Jezebel the Lord (YHWH) says: ‘Dogs will devour Jezebel by the wall of[b] Jezreel.’

24 “Dogs will eat those belonging to Ahab who die in the city, and the birds will feed on those who die in the country.”

25 (There was never anyone like Ahab, who sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the Lord (YHWH), urged on by Jezebel his wife. 26 He behaved in the vilest manner by going after idols, like the Amorites the Lord (YHWH) drove out before Israel.)

27 When Ahab heard these words, he tore his clothes, put on sackcloth and fasted. He lay in sackcloth and went around meekly.

28 Then the word of the Lord (YHWH) came to Elijah (EliYH) the Tishbite: 29 “Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son.”

2 Kings 1 New International Version (NIV)

The Lord (YHWH)’s Judgment on Ahaziah

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After Ahab’s death, Moab rebelled against Israel. Now Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. So he sent messengers, saying to them, “Go and consult Baal (Lord)-Zebub, the God (Eloha) of Ekron, to see if I will recover from this injury.”

But the angel ( messenger) of the Lord (YHWH) said to Elijah (EliYH) the Tishbite, “Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, ‘Is it because there is no God (Elohim) in Israel that you are going off to consult Baal (Lord)-Zebub, the God (Eloha) of Ekron?’ Therefore this is what the Lord (YHWH) says: ‘You will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!’” So Elijah (EliYH) went.

When the messengers returned to the king, he asked them, “Why have you come back?”

“A man came to meet us,” they replied. “And he said to us, ‘Go back to the king who sent you and tell him, “This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: Is it because there is no God (Elohim) in Israel that you are sending messengers to consult Baal (Lord)-Zebub, the God (Eloha) of Ekron? Therefore you will not leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!”’”

The king asked them, “What kind of man was it who came to meet you and told you this?”

They replied, “He had a garment of hair[a] and had a leather belt around his waist.”

The king said, “That was Elijah (EliYH) the Tishbite.”

Then he sent to Elijah (EliYH) a captain with his company of fifty men. The captain went up to Elijah (EliYH), who was sitting on the top of a hill, and said to him, “Man of God (Elohim), the king says, ‘Come down!’”

10 Elijah (EliYH) answered the captain, “If I am a man of God (Elohim), may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then fire fell from heaven and consumed the captain and his men.

11 At this the king sent to Elijah (EliYH) another captain with his fifty men. The captain said to him, “Man of God (Elohim), this is what the king says, ‘Come down at once!’”

12 “If I am a man of God (Elohim),” Elijah (EliYH) replied, “may fire come down from heaven and consume you and your fifty men!” Then the fire of God (Elohim) fell from heaven and consumed him and his fifty men.

13 So the king sent a third captain with his fifty men. This third captain went up and fell on his knees before Elijah (EliYH). “Man of God (Elohim),” he begged, “please have respect for my life and the lives of these fifty men, your servants! 14 See, fire has fallen from heaven and consumed the first two captains and all their men. But now have respect for my life!”

15 The angel (messenger) of the Lord (YHWH) said to Elijah (EliYH), “Go down with him; do not be afraid of him.” So Elijah (EliYH) got up and went down with him to the king.

16 He told the king, “This is what the Lord (YHWH) says: Is it because there is no God (Elohim) in Israel for you to consult that you have sent messengers to consult Baal (Lord)-Zebub, the God (Eloha) of Ekron? Because you have done this, you will never leave the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!” 17 So he died, according to the word of the Lord (YHWH) that Elijah (EliYH) had spoken.

Because Ahaziah had no son, Joram[b] succeeded him as king in the second year of Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah. 18 As for all the other events of Ahaziah’s reign, and what he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?

Elijah (EliYH) Taken Up to Heaven

When the Lord (YHWH) was about to take Elijah (EliYH) up to heaven in a whirlwind, Elijah (EliYH) and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. Elijah (EliYH) said to Elisha, “Stay here; the Lord (YHWH) has sent me to Bethel.”

But Elisha said, “As surely as the Lord (YHWH) lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went down to Bethel.

The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, “Do you know that the Lord (YHWH) is going to take your master (maran) from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” Elisha replied, “so be quiet.”

Then Elijah (EliYH) said to him, “Stay here, Elisha; the Lord (YHWH) has sent me to Jericho.”

And he replied, “As surely as the Lord (YHWH) lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So they went to Jericho.

The company of the prophets at Jericho went up to Elisha and asked him, “Do you know that the Lord (YHWH) is going to take your master (maran) from you today?”

“Yes, I know,” he replied, “so be quiet.”

Then Elijah (EliYH) said to him, “Stay here; the Lord (YHWH) has sent me to the Jordan.”

And he replied, “As surely as the Lord (YHWH) lives and as you live, I will not leave you.” So the two of them walked on.

Fifty men from the company of the prophets went and stood at a distance, facing the place where Elijah (EliYH) and Elisha had stopped at the Jordan. Elijah (EliYH) took his cloak, rolled it up and struck the water with it. The water divided to the right and to the left, and the two of them crossed over on dry ground.

When they had crossed, Elijah (EliYH) said to Elisha, “Tell me, what can I do for you before I am taken from you?”

“Let me inherit a double portion of your Spirit (Ruach or Manifestation),” Elisha replied.

10 “You have asked a difficult thing,” Elijah (EliYH) said, “yet if you see me when I am taken from you, it will be yours—otherwise, it will not.”

11 As they were walking along and talking together, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared and separated the two of them, and Elijah (EliYH) went up to heaven in a whirlwind. 12 Elisha saw this and cried out, “My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!” And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.

13 Elisha then picked up Elijah (EliYH)’s cloak that had fallen from him and went back and stood on the bank of the Jordan. 14 He took the cloak that had fallen from Elijah (EliYH) and struck the water with it. “Where now is the Lord (YHWH), the God (Elohim) of Elijah (EliYH)?” he asked. When he struck the water, it divided to the right and to the left, and he crossed over.

15 The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, “The Spirit (Ruach or Manifestation) of Elijah (EliYH) is resting on Elisha.” And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. 16 “Look,” they said, “we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master (maran). Perhaps the Spirit (Ruach or Manifestation) of the Lord (YHWH) has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley.”

“No,” Elisha replied, “do not send them.”

17 But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. So he said, “Send them.” And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him. 18 When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, “Didn’t I tell you not to go?”

The End of EliYH… Shalom in YHshua (YH’s salvation)

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