7/4/13

From Gary... Freedom- The possibility of choices


Recently, I asked Walter Vogt if I could use some of his pictures for my posts- he was glad to help!!!  Here is one of them.  I cropped it, changed it and made it mean something to me, personally.  If you would like to see the original, go to facebook and visit Walt's page (you WILL enjoy it).  While I was adjusting the various aspects of the photo, I asked myself the question: What if I could extend this process to my life?  In other words- What if I could do ANYTHING I WANTED TO DO- NO BOUNDARIES???

Ecclesiastes, Chapter 1
 12  I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.  13 I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under the sky. It is a heavy burden that God has given to the sons of men to be afflicted with.  14 I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a chasing after wind.  15 That which is crooked can’t be made straight; and that which is lacking can’t be counted.  16 I said to myself, “Behold, I have obtained for myself great wisdom above all who were before me in Jerusalem. Yes, my heart has had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.”  17 I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind.  18 For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow. 

Chapter 2
 3  I searched in my heart how to cheer my flesh with wine, my heart yet guiding me with wisdom, and how to lay hold of folly, until I might see what it was good for the sons of men that they should do under heaven all the days of their lives.  4 I made myself great works. I built myself houses. I planted myself vineyards.  5 I made myself gardens and parks, and I planted trees in them of all kinds of fruit. 6 I made myself pools of water, to water from it the forest where trees were reared.  7 I bought male servants and female servants, and had servants born in my house. I also had great possessions of herds and flocks, above all who were before me in Jerusalem;  8 I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men—musical instruments, and that of all sorts.  9 So I was great, and increased more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. My wisdom also remained with me. 10 Whatever my eyes desired, I didn’t keep from them. I didn’t withhold my heart from any joy, for my heart rejoiced because of all my labor, and this was my portion from all my labor.

Chapter 12
 9  Further, because the Preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge. Yes, he pondered, sought out, and set in order many proverbs.  10 The Preacher sought to find out acceptable words, and that which was written blamelessly, words of truth.  11 The words of the wise are like goads; and like nails well fastened are words from the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.  12 Furthermore, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 

  13  This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.  14 For God will bring every work into judgment, with every hidden thing, whether it is good, or whether it is evil. 


I can only imagine the abilities of Solomon.  He was one of the most significant kings of Israel (if not THE MOST SIGNIFICANT).  His wisdom, accomplishments, and wealth are legendary!!!  Yet, for all he was and did- he concluded the whole duty of many was fearing God and keeping his commandments.  I find it quite ironic that at the end of his life he turned from his own conclusions and served a myriad of false gods.  He also failed with his son and soon after Solomon's demise, the country divided.  I guess there are limits for everyone, even the mighty Solomon.  God has given us the freedom to give him the respect he deserves or disobey him.  On this Independence day, be thankful for the freedoms we enjoy, but realize that with freedom also comes the danger of making incorrect choices.  

PS.  Walt- I hope you like what I did with your picture?

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 4


Bible Reading and Study, July 4

July 4
1 Kings 19-22

1Ki 19:1 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword.
1Ki 19:2 Then Jezebel send a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
1Ki 19:3 When he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
1Ki 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
1Ki 19:5 He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, Arise and eat.
1Ki 19:6 He looked, and behold, there was at his head a cake baked on the coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank, and laid down again.
1Ki 19:7 The angel of Yahweh came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.
1Ki 19:8 He arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to Horeb the Mount of God.
1Ki 19:9 He came there to a cave, and lodged there; and behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, and he said to him, What are you doing here, Elijah?
1Ki 19:10 He said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword: and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1Ki 19:11 He said, Go forth, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh. Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but Yahweh was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the earthquake:
1Ki 19:12 and after the earthquake a fire; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
1Ki 19:13 It was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. Behold, there came a voice to him, and said, What are you doing here, Elijah?
1Ki 19:14 He said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of Armies; for the children of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1Ki 19:15 Yahweh said to him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you come, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria;
1Ki 19:16 and you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king over Israel; and you shall anoint Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah to be prophet in your place.
1Ki 19:17 It shall happen, that he who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu kill; and he who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha kill.
1Ki 19:18 Yet will I leave me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him.
1Ki 19:19 So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over to him, and cast his mantle on him.
1Ki 19:20 He left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me please kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you. He said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to you?
1Ki 19:21 He returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and killed them, and boiled their flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
1Ki 20:1 Ben Hadad the king of Syria gathered all his army together; and there were thirty-two kings with him, and horses and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it.
1Ki 20:2 He sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, Thus says Ben Hadad,
1Ki 20:3 Your silver and your gold is mine; your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine.
1Ki 20:4 The king of Israel answered, It is according to your saying, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all that I have.
1Ki 20:5 The messengers came again, and said, Thus speaks Ben Hadad, saying, I sent indeed to you, saying, You shall deliver me your silver, and your gold, and your wives, and your children;
1Ki 20:6 but I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time, and they shall search your house, and the houses of your servants; and it shall be, that whatever is pleasant in your eyes, they shall put it in their hand, and take it away.
1Ki 20:7 Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Please notice how this man seeks mischief: for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my gold; and I didn't deny him.
1Ki 20:8 All the elders and all the people said to him, Don't listen, neither consent.
1Ki 20:9 Therefore he said to the messengers of Ben Hadad, Tell my lord the king, All that you did send for to your servant at the first I will do; but this thing I may not do. The messengers departed, and brought him word again.
1Ki 20:10 Ben Hadad sent to him, and said, The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.
1Ki 20:11 The king of Israel answered, Tell him, Don't let him who girds on his armor boast himself as he who puts it off.
1Ki 20:12 It happened, when Ben Hadad heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings, in the pavilions, that he said to his servants, "Prepare to attack!" They prepared to attack the city.
1Ki 20:13 Behold, a prophet came near to Ahab king of Israel, and said, Thus says Yahweh, Have you seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into your hand this day; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
1Ki 20:14 Ahab said, By whom? He said, Thus says Yahweh, By the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall begin the battle? He answered, You.
1Ki 20:15 Then he mustered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty-two: and after them he mustered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand.
1Ki 20:16 They went out at noon. But Ben Hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.
1Ki 20:17 The young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Ben Hadad sent out, and they told him, saying, There are men come out from Samaria.
1Ki 20:18 He said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for war, taken them alive.
1Ki 20:19 So these went out of the city, the young men of the princes of the provinces, and the army which followed them.
1Ki 20:20 They killed everyone his man; and the Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them: and Ben Hadad the king of Syria escaped on a horse with horsemen.
1Ki 20:21 The king of Israel went out, and struck the horses and chariots, and killed the Syrians with a great slaughter.
1Ki 20:22 The prophet came near to the king of Israel, and said to him, Go, strengthen yourself, and mark, and see what you do; for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against you.
1Ki 20:23 The servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their god is a god of the hills; therefore they were stronger than we: but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
1Ki 20:24 Do this thing: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their room;
1Ki 20:25 and muster an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for chariot; and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they. He listened to their voice, and did so.
1Ki 20:26 It happened at the return of the year, that Ben Hadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
1Ki 20:27 The children of Israel were mustered, and were provisioned, and went against them: and the children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the country.
1Ki 20:28 A man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, Thus says Yahweh, Because the Syrians have said, Yahweh is a god of the hills, but he is not a god of the valleys; therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
1Ki 20:29 They encamped one over against the other seven days. So it was, that in the seventh day the battle was joined; and the children of Israel killed of the Syrians one hundred thousand footmen in one day.
1Ki 20:30 But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and the wall fell on twenty-seven thousand men who were left. Ben Hadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.
1Ki 20:31 His servants said to him, See now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are merciful kings: please let us put sackcloth on our bodies, and ropes on our heads, and go out to the king of Israel. Maybe he will save your life.
1Ki 20:32 So they put sackcloth on their bodies and ropes on their heads, and came to the king of Israel, and said, Your servant Ben Hadad says, please let me live. He said, Is he yet alive? he is my brother.
1Ki 20:33 Now the men observed diligently, and hurried to catch whether it were his mind; and they said, Your brother Ben Hadad. Then he said, Go, bring him. Then Ben Hadad came out to him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
1Ki 20:34 Ben Hadad said to him, The cities which my father took from your father I will restore; and you shall make streets for you in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. I, said Ahab, will let you go with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and let him go.
1Ki 20:35 A certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow by the word of Yahweh, Please strike me. The man refused to strike him.
1Ki 20:36 Then said he to him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, behold, as soon as you are departed from me, a lion shall kill you. As soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and killed him.
1Ki 20:37 Then he found another man, and said, Please strike me. The man struck him, smiting and wounding him.
1Ki 20:38 So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his headband over his eyes.
1Ki 20:39 As the king passed by, he cried to the king; and he said, Your servant went out into the midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man to me, and said, Keep this man: if by any means he be missing, then your life shall be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of silver.
1Ki 20:40 As your servant was busy here and there, he was gone. The king of Israel said to him, So your judgment shall be; yourself have decided it.
1Ki 20:41 He hurried, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of Israel discerned him that he was of the prophets.
1Ki 20:42 He said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.
1Ki 20:43 The king of Israel went to his house sullen and angry, and came to Samaria.
1Ki 21:1 It happened after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel, hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
1Ki 21:2 Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs, because it is near to my house; and I will give you for it a better vineyard than it: or, if it seems good to you, I will give you its worth in money.
1Ki 21:3 Naboth said to Ahab, Yahweh forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to you.
1Ki 21:4 Ahab came into his house sullen and angry because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. He laid him down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
1Ki 21:5 But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no bread?
1Ki 21:6 He said to her, Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, Give me your vineyard for money; or else, if it pleases you, I will give you another vineyard for it: and he answered, I will not give you my vineyard.
1Ki 21:7 Jezebel his wife said to him, Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and let your heart be merry: I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
1Ki 21:8 So she wrote letters in Ahab's name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the elders and to the nobles who were in his city, and who lived with Naboth.
1Ki 21:9 She wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
1Ki 21:10 and set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, You cursed God and the king. Then carry him out, and stone him to death.
1Ki 21:11 The men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.
1Ki 21:12 They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
1Ki 21:13 The two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him: and the base fellows bore witness against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did curse God and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones.
1Ki 21:14 Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.
1Ki 21:15 It happened, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
1Ki 21:16 It happened, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
1Ki 21:17 The word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
1Ki 21:18 Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who dwells in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard of Naboth, where he is gone down to take possession of it.
1Ki 21:19 You shall speak to him, saying, Thus says Yahweh, Have you killed and also taken possession? You shall speak to him, saying, Thus says Yahweh, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick your blood, even yours.
1Ki 21:20 Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, my enemy? He answered, I have found you, because you have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh.
1Ki 21:21 Behold, I will bring evil on you, and will utterly sweep you away and will cut off from Ahab everyone who urinates against a wall, and him who is shut up and him who is left at large in Israel:
1Ki 21:22 and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah for the provocation with which you have provoked me to anger, and have made Israel to sin.
1Ki 21:23 Of Jezebel also spoke Yahweh, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the rampart of Jezreel.
1Ki 21:24 Him who dies of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him who dies in the field shall the birds of the sky eat.
1Ki 21:25 (But there was none like Ahab, who did sell himself to do that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
1Ki 21:26 He did very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites did, whom Yahweh cast out before the children of Israel.)
1Ki 21:27 It happened, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
1Ki 21:28 The word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
1Ki 21:29 See how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days; but in his son's days will I bring the evil on his house.

1Ki 22:1 They continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.
1Ki 22:2 It happened in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
1Ki 22:3 The king of Israel said to his servants, "You know that Ramoth Gilead is ours, and we are still, and don't take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?"
1Ki 22:4 He said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle to Ramoth Gilead? Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.
1Ki 22:5 Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh.
1Ki 22:6 Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to them, Shall I go against Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? They said, Go up; for the Lord will deliver it into the hand of the king.
1Ki 22:7 But Jehoshaphat said, Isn't there here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we may inquire of him?
1Ki 22:8 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, there is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh, Micaiah the son of Imlah: but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil. Jehoshaphat said, "Don't let the king say so."
1Ki 22:9 Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Get quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.
1Ki 22:10 Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne, arrayed in their robes, in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the prophets were prophesying before them.
1Ki 22:11 Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus says Yahweh, With these you shall push the Syrians, until they are consumed.
1Ki 22:12 All the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth Gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king.
1Ki 22:13 The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, See now, the words of the prophets declare good to the king with one mouth: please let your word be like the word of one of them, and speak good.
1Ki 22:14 Micaiah said, As Yahweh lives, what Yahweh says to me, that will I speak.
1Ki 22:15 When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth Gilead to battle, or shall we forbear? He answered him, Go up and prosper; and Yahweh will deliver it into the hand of the king.
1Ki 22:16 The king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the truth in the name of Yahweh?
1Ki 22:17 He said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and Yahweh said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace.
1Ki 22:18 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Didn't I tell you that he would not prophesy good concerning me, but evil?
1Ki 22:19 Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne, and all the army of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
1Ki 22:20 Yahweh said, 'Who shall entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth Gilead?' One said on this manner; and another said on that manner.
1Ki 22:21 There came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, 'I will entice him.'
1Ki 22:22 Yahweh said to him, 'How?' He said, 'I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets.' He said, 'You shall entice him, and shall prevail also: go forth, and do so.'
1Ki 22:23 Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets; and Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you."
1Ki 22:24 Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said, Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak to you?
1Ki 22:25 Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see on that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide yourself.
1Ki 22:26 The king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and to Joash the king's son;
1Ki 22:27 and say, Thus says the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
1Ki 22:28 Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, Yahweh has not spoken by me. He said, Hear, you peoples, all of you.
1Ki 22:29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth Gilead.
1Ki 22:30 The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and go into the battle; but you put on your robes. The king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
1Ki 22:31 Now the king of Syria had commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots, saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
1Ki 22:32 It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the king of Israel; and they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out.
1Ki 22:33 It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they turned back from pursuing him.
1Ki 22:34 A certain man drew his bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the armor: therefore he said to the driver of his chariot, Turn your hand, and carry me out of the army; for I am severely wounded.
1Ki 22:35 The battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and died at even; and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.
1Ki 22:36 There went a cry throughout the army about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his city, and every man to his country.
1Ki 22:37 So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
1Ki 22:38 They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood (now the prostitutes washed themselves there); according to the word of Yahweh which he spoke.
1Ki 22:39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he built, and all the cities that he built, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1Ki 22:40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
1Ki 22:41 Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
1Ki 22:42 Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-five years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
1Ki 22:43 He walked in all the way of Asa his father; He didn't turn aside from it, doing that which was right in the eyes of Yahweh: however the high places were not taken away; the people still sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
1Ki 22:44 Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
1Ki 22:45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he showed, and how he warred, aren't they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
1Ki 22:46 The remnant of the sodomites, that remained in the days of his father Asa, he put away out of the land.
1Ki 22:47 There was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.
1Ki 22:48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they didn't go; for the ships were broken at Ezion Geber.
1Ki 22:49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab to Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with your servants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.
1Ki 22:50 Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his father; Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
1Ki 22:51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel.
1Ki 22:52 He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, in which he made Israel to sin.

1Ki 22:53 He served Baal, and worshiped him, and provoked to anger Yahweh, the God of Israel, according to all that his father had done. 



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1 Kings

1 Kings 19 1
Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the
sword.
And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and in detail how he had slain all the
prophets with the sword.
And Ahab declareth to Jezebel all that Elijah did, and all how he slew all the
prophets by the sword,
1 Kings 19 2
Then Jezebel send a messenger to Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don`t
make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.
And Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah saying, So do the gods [to me], and more also, if I
make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-morrow about this time!
and Jezebel sendeth a messenger unto Elijah, saying, `Thus doth the gods, and thus
do they add, surely about this time to-morrow, I make thy life as the life of one of
them.`
1 Kings 19 3
When he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to
Judah, and left his servant there.
And when he saw [that], he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba, which
belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.
And he feareth, and riseth, and goeth for his life, and cometh in to Beer-Sheba,
that [is] Judah`s, and leaveth his young man there,
1 Kings 19 4
But he himself went a day`s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a
juniper-tree: and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, It is enough; now, O
Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
And he himself went a day`s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a
certain broom-bush, and requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough:
now, Jehovah, take my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
and he himself hath gone into the wilderness a day`s Journey, and cometh and
sitteth under a certain retem-tree, and desireth his soul to die, and saith,
`Enough, now, O Jehovah, take my soul, for I [am] not better than my fathers.`
1 Kings 19 5
He lay down and slept under a juniper-tree; and, behold, an angel touched him, and said to him,
Arise and eat.
And he lay down and slept under the broom-bush. And behold, an angel touched him, and
said to him, Arise, eat!
And he lieth down and sleepeth under a certain retem-tree, and lo, a messenger
cometh against him, and saith to him, `Rise, eat;`
1 Kings 19 6
He looked, and, behold, there was at his head a cake baked on the coals, and a jar of water. He ate
and drink, and laid him down again.
And he looked, and behold, at his head was a cake, baked on hot stones, and a cruse of
water. And he ate and drank, and lay down again.
and he looketh attentively, and lo, at his bolster a cake [baken on] burning stones,
and a dish of water, and he eateth, and drinketh, and turneth, and lieth down.
1 Kings 19 7
The angel of Yahweh came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat,
because the journey is too great for you.
And the angel of Jehovah came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise,
eat; for the journey is too great for thee.
And the messenger of Jehovah turneth back a second time, and cometh against
him, and saith, `Rise, eat, for the way is too great for thee;`
1 Kings 19 8
He arose, and ate and drink, and went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights to
Horeb the Mount of God.
And he arose, and ate and drank, and went in the strength of that food forty days and
forty nights to Horeb the mount of God.
and he riseth, and eateth, and drinketh, and goeth in the power of that food forty
days and forty nights, unto the mount of God -- Horeb.
1 Kings 19 9
He came there to a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of Yahweh came to him, and he
said to him, What do you here, Elijah?
And there he went into a cave, and lodged there. And behold, the word of Jehovah [came]
to him, and he said to him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
And he cometh in there, unto the cave, and lodgeth there, and lo, the word of
Jehovah [is] unto him, and saith to him, `What -- to thee, here, Elijah?`
1 Kings 19 10
He said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have
forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword: and I,
even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of hosts; for the children of
Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with
the sword; and I am left, I alone, and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he saith, `I have been very zealous for Jehovah, God of Hosts, for the sons of
Israel have forsaken Thy covenant -- Thine altars they have thrown down, and Thy
prophets they have slain by the sword, and I am left, I, by myself, and they seek my
life -- to take it.`
1 Kings 19 11
He said, Go forth, and stand on the mountain before Yahweh. Behold, Yahweh passed by, and a
great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before Yahweh; but
Yahweh was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but Yahweh was not in the
earthquake:
And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before Jehovah. And behold, Jehovah
passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks
before Jehovah: Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah
was not in the earthquake.
And He saith, `Go out, and thou hast stood in the mount before Jehovah.` And lo,
Jehovah is passing by, and a wind -- great and strong -- is rending mountains, and
shivering rocks before Jehovah: -- not in the wind [is] Jehovah; and after the wind
a shaking: -- not in the shaking [is] Jehovah;
1 Kings 19 12
and after the earthquake a fire; but Yahweh was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small
voice.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft
gentle voice.
and after the shaking a fire: -- not in the fire [is] Jehovah; and after the fire a
voice still small;
1 Kings 19 13
It was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood
in the entrance of the cave. Behold, there came a voice to him, and said, What do you here, Elijah?
And it came to pass, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and
went out, and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice [came] to him and
said, What doest thou here, Elijah?
and it cometh to pass, at Elijah`s hearing [it], that he wrappeth his face in his
robe, and goeth out, and standeth at the opening of the cave, and lo, unto him [is]
a voice, and it saith, `What -- to thee, here, Elijah?`
1 Kings 19 14
He said, I have been very jealous for Yahweh, the God of hosts; for the children of Israel have
forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and slain your prophets with the sword; and I,
even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he said, I have been very jealous for Jehovah the God of hosts; for the children of
Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with
the sword; and I am left, I alone, and they seek my life, to take it away.
And he saith, `I have been very zealous for Jehovah, God of Hosts; for the sons of
Israel have forsaken Thy covenant, Thine altars they have thrown down, and Thy
prophets they have slain by the sword, and I am left, I, by myself, and they seek my
life -- to take it.`
1 Kings 19 15
Yahweh said to him, Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when you come,
you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria;
And Jehovah said to him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus; and when
thou comest, anoint Hazael king over Syria;
And Jehovah saith unto him, `Go turn back on thy way to the wilderness of
Damascus, and thou hast gone in, and anointed Hazael for king over Aram,
1 Kings 19 16
and Jehu the son of Nimshi shall you anoint to be king over Israel; and Elisha the son of Shaphat
of Abel-meholah shall you anoint to be prophet in your room.
and Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint king over Israel; and Elisha the son of
Shaphat of Abel-meholah shalt thou anoint prophet in thy stead.
and Jehu son of Nimshi thou dost anoint for king over Israel, and Elisha son of
Shaphat, of Abel-Meholah, thou dost anoint for prophet in thy stead.
1 Kings 19 17
It shall happen, that he who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu kill; and he who escapes
from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha kill.
And it shall come to pass, [that] him that escapeth the sword of Hazael shall Jehu slay; and
him that escapeth the sword of Jehu shall Elisha slay.
`And it hath been, him who is escaped from the sword of Hazael, put to death doth
Jehu, and him who is escaped from the sword of Jehu put to death doth Elisha;
1 Kings 19 18
Yet will I leave [me] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed to Baal, and
every mouth which has not kissed him.
Yet I have left [myself] seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed unto
Baal, and every mouth that hath not kissed him.
and I have left in Israel seven thousand, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal,
and every mouth that hath not kissed him.`
1 Kings 19 19
So he departed there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing, with twelve yoke [of
oxen] before him, and he with the twelfth: and Elijah passed over to him, and cast his mantle on
him.
And he departed thence, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was ploughing [with]
twelve yokes before him, and he with the twelfth; and Elijah went over to him, and cast
his mantle on him.
And he goeth thence, and findeth Elisha son of Shaphat, and he is plowing; twelve
yoke [are] before him, and he [is] with the twelfth; and Elijah passeth over unto
him, and casteth his robe upon him,
1 Kings 19 20
He left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray you, kiss my father and my mother,
and then I will follow you. He said to him, Go back again; for what have I done to you?
And he left the oxen, and ran after Elijah, and said, Let me, I pray thee, kiss my father and
my mother, and I will follow thee. And he said to him, Go back again; for what have I
done to thee?
and he forsaketh the oxen, and runneth after Elijah, and saith, `Let me give a kiss,
I pray thee, to my father and to my mother, and I go after thee.` And he saith to
him, `Go, turn back, for what have I done to thee?`
1 Kings 19 21
He returned from following him, and took the yoke of oxen, and killed them, and boiled their
flesh with the instruments of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. Then he arose, and
went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
And he returned back from him, and took the yoke of oxen, and killed them, and boiled
their flesh with the implements of the oxen, and gave to the people, and they ate. And he
arose and went after Elijah, and ministered to him.
And he turneth back from after him, and taketh the yoke of oxen, and sacrificeth
it, and with instruments of the oxen he hath boiled their flesh, and giveth to the
people, and they eat, and he riseth, and goeth after Elijah, and serveth him.
1 Kings 20 1
Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together; and there were thirty-two kings
with him, and horses and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought against it.
And Ben-Hadad king of Syria assembled all his host; and there were thirty-two kings
with him, and horses and chariots; and he went up and besieged Samaria, and fought
against it.
And Ben-Hadad king of Aram hath gathered all his force, and thirty and two kings
[are] with him, and horse and chariot, and he goeth up and layeth siege against
Samaria, and fighteth with it,
1 Kings 20 2
He sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel, into the city, and said to him, Thus says Ben-hadad,
And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said to him, Thus says
Ben-Hadad:
and sendeth messengers unto Ahab king of Israel, to the city,
1 Kings 20 3
Your silver and your gold is mine; your wives also and your children, even the best, are mine.
Thy silver and thy gold is mine; thy wives also and thy children, the goodliest, are mine.
and saith to him, `Thus said Ben-Hadad, `Thy silver and thy gold are mine, and thy
wives and thy sons -- the best -- are mine.`
1 Kings 20 4
The king of Israel answered, It is according to your saying, my lord, O king; I am yours, and all
that I have.
And the king of Israel answered and said, My lord, O king, according to thy saying, I am
thine, and all that I have.
And the king of Israel answereth and saith, `According to thy word, my lord, O
king: I [am] thine, and all that I have.`
1 Kings 20 5
The messengers came again, and said, Thus speaks Ben-hadad, saying, I sent indeed to you,
saying, You shall deliver me your silver, and your gold, and your wives, and your children;
And the messengers came again, and said, Thus speaks Ben-Hadad saying: I sent to thee
indeed, saying, Thou shalt deliver me thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy
children;
And the messengers turn back and say, `Thus spake Ben-Hadad, saying, Surely I
sent unto thee, saying, Thy silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, and thy sons, to me
thou dost give;
1 Kings 20 6
but I will send my servants to you tomorrow about this time, and they shall search your house,
and the houses of your servants; and it shall be, that whatever is pleasant in your eyes, they shall
put it in their hand, and take it away.
but to-morrow about this time I will send my servants to thee, and they shall search thy
house, and the houses of thy servants; and it shall be, that whatsoever is pleasant in thy
sight, they shall put in their hand and take away.
for if, at this time to-morrow, I send my servants unto thee then they have
searched thy house, and the houses of thy servants, and it hath been, every
desirable thing of thine eyes they place in their hand, and have taken away.`
1 Kings 20 7
Then the king of Israel called all the elders of the land, and said, Please notice how this man
seeks mischief: for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children, and for my silver, and for my
gold; and I didn`t deny him.
And the king of Israel called all the elders of the land and said, Mark, I pray you, and see
how this [man] seeks mischief; for he sent to me for my wives, and for my children, and
for my silver, and for my gold; and I denied him not.
And the king of Israel calleth to all the elders of the land, and saith, `Know, I pray
you, and see that evil this [one] is seeking, for he sent unto me for my wives, and
for my sons, and for my silver, and for my gold, and I withheld not from him.`
1 Kings 20 8
All the elders and all the people said to him, Don`t you listen, neither consent.
And all the elders and all the people said to him, Hearken not, nor consent.
And all the elders and all the people say unto him, `Do not hearken, nor consent.`
1 Kings 20 9
Therefore he said to the messengers of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord the king, All that you did send
for to your servant at the first I will do; but this thing I may not do. The messengers departed,
and brought him word again.
And he said to the messengers of Ben-Hadad, Tell my lord the king, All that thou didst
send for to thy servant at the first I will do; but this thing I cannot do. And the
messengers departed, and brought him word again.
And he saith to the messengers of Ben-Hadad, `Say to my lord the king, All that
thou didst send for unto thy servant at the first I do, and this thing I am not able
to do;` and the messengers go and take him back word.
1 Kings 20 10
Ben-hadad sent to him, and said, The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of Samaria shall
suffice for handfuls for all the people who follow me.
And Ben-Hadad sent to him and said, The gods do so to me, and more also, if the dust of
Samaria shall suffice for handfuls for all the people that follow me!
And Ben-Hadad sendeth unto him, and saith, `Thus do the gods to me, and thus do
they add, if the dust of Samaria suffice for handfuls for all the people who [are] at
my feet.`
1 Kings 20 11
The king of Israel answered, Tell him, Don`t let him who girds on [his armor] boast himself as he
who puts it off.
And the king of Israel answered and said, Tell [him], Let not him that girdeth on boast
himself as he that putteth off!
And the king of Israel answereth and saith, `Speak ye: let not him who is girding
on boast himself as him who is loosing [his armour].`
1 Kings 20 12
It happened, when [Ben-hadad] heard this message, as he was drinking, he and the kings, in the
pavilions, that he said to his servants, Set [yourselves in array]. They set [themselves in array]
against the city.
And it came to pass when he heard this word, as he was drinking, he and the kings in the
tents, that he said to his servants, Set yourselves. And they set themselves against the
city.
And it cometh to pass at the hearing of this word -- and he is drinking, he and the
kings, in the booths -- that he saith unto his servants, `Set yourselves;` and they
set themselves against the city.
1 Kings 20 13
Behold, a prophet came near to Ahab king of Israel, and said, Thus says Yahweh, Have you seen all
this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into your hand this day; and you shall know that I
am Yahweh.
And behold, a prophet drew near to Ahab king of Israel, and said, Thus saith Jehovah:
Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thy hand this day;
and thou shalt know that I am Jehovah.
And lo, a certain prophet hath come nigh unto Ahab king of Israel, and saith,
`Thus said Jehovah, `Hast thou seen all this great multitude? lo, I am giving it into
thy hand to-day, and thou hast known that I [am] Jehovah.`
1 Kings 20 14
Ahab said, By whom? He said, Thus says Yahweh, By the young men of the princes of the
provinces. Then he said, Who shall begin the battle? He answered, You.
And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith Jehovah: By the servants of the princes
of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall begin the battle? And he said, Thou.
And Ahab saith, `By whom?` and he saith, `Thus said Jehovah, By the young men of
the heads of the provinces;` and he saith, `Who doth direct the battle?` and he
saith, `Thou.`
1 Kings 20 15
Then he mustered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred
and thirty-two: and after them he mustered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being
seven thousand.
And he numbered the servants of the princes of the provinces, and they were two
hundred and thirty-two; and after them he numbered all the people, all the children of
Israel, seven thousand.
And he inspecteth the young men of the heads of the provinces, and they are two
hundred, two and thirty, and after them he hath inspecteth the whole of the
people, all the sons of Israel, seven thousand,
1 Kings 20 16
They went out at noon. But Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the
kings, the thirty-two kings who helped him.
And they went out at noon; and Ben-Hadad drank himself drunk in the tents, he and the
kings, the thirty-two kings that helped him.
and they go out at noon, and Ben-Hadad is drinking -- drunk in the booths, he and
the kings, the thirty and two kings, helping him.
1 Kings 20 17
The young men of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Ben-hadad sent out, and they
told him, saying, There are men come out from Samaria.
And the servants of the princes of the provinces went out first; and Ben-Hadad sent out,
and they told him saying, There are men come out of Samaria.
And the young men of the heads of the provinces go out at the first, and Ben-
Hadad sendeth, and they declare to him, saying, `Men have come out of Samaria.`
1 Kings 20 18
He said, Whether they are come out for peace, take them alive, or whether they are come out for
war, taken them alive.
And he said, Whether they be come out for peace, take them alive; or whether they be
come out for war, take them alive.
And he saith, `If for peace they have come out -- catch them alive; and if for battle
they have come out -- alive catch them.`
1 Kings 20 19
So these went out of the city, the young men of the princes of the provinces, and the army which
followed them.
And these servants of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, and the army that
followed them.
And these have gone out of the city -- the young men of the heads of the provinces -
- and the force that [is] after them,
1 Kings 20 20
They killed everyone his man; and the Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them: and Ben-hadad the
king of Syria escaped on a horse with horsemen.
And they slew every one his man; and the Syrians fled, and Israel pursued them; and Ben-
Hadad the king of Syria escaped on a horse with the horsemen.
and smite each his man, and Aram fleeth, and Israel pursueth them, and Ben-
Hadad king of Aram escapeth on a horse, and the horsemen;
1 Kings 20 21
The king of Israel went out, and struck the horses and chariots, and killed the Syrians with a
great slaughter.
And the king of Israel went out, and smote the horses and chariots, and slew the Syrians
with a great slaughter.
and the king of Israel goeth out, and smiteth the horses, and the charioteers, and
hath smitten among the Aramaeans a great smiting.
1 Kings 20 22
The prophet came near to the king of Israel, and said to him, Go, strengthen yourself, and mark,
and see what you do; for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against you.
And the prophet drew near to the king of Israel, and said to him, Go, strengthen thyself,
and understand, and see what thou shalt do; for at the return of the year the king of Syria
will come up against thee.
And the prophet cometh nigh unto the king of Israel, and saith to him, `Go,
strengthen thyself, and know and see that which thou dost, for at the turn of the
year the king of Aram is coming up against thee.`
1 Kings 20 23
The servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their god is a god of the hills; therefore they were
stronger than we: but let us fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger
than they.
And the servants of the king of Syria said to him, Their gods are gods of the mountains;
therefore they were stronger than we; but if we fight against them on the plateau, shall
we not be stronger than they?
And the servants of the king of Aram said unto him, `Gods of hills [are] their gods,
therefore they were stronger than we; and yet, we fight with them in the plain --
are we not stronger than they?
1 Kings 20 24
Do this thing: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put captains in their room;
And do this: take the kings away, every man out of his place, and put governors in their
stead;
`And this thing do thou: turn aside the kings each out of his place, and set
captains in their stead;
1 Kings 20 25
and number you an army, like the army that you have lost, horse for horse, and chariot for
chariot; and we will fight against them in the plain, and surely we shall be stronger than they.
He listened to their voice, and did so.
and number thee an army, like the army that thou hast lost, horse for horse, and chariot
for chariot; and we will fight against them on the plateau: shall we not be stronger than
they? And he hearkened to their voice, and did so.
and thou, number to thee a force as the force that is fallen from thee, and horse for
horse, and chariot for chariot, and we fight with them in the plain; are we not
stronger than they?` and he hearkeneth to their voice, and doth so.
1 Kings 20 26
It happened at the return of the year, that Ben-hadad mustered the Syrians, and went up to
Aphek, to fight against Israel.
And it came to pass, at the return of the year, that Ben-Hadad numbered the Syrians, and
went up to Aphek, to fight against Israel.
And it cometh to pass at the turn of the year, that Ben-Hadad inspecteth the
Aramaeans, and goeth up to Aphek, to battle with Israel,
1 Kings 20 27
The children of Israel were mustered, and were provisioned, and went against them: and the
children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of kids; but the Syrians filled the
country.
And the children of Israel were numbered and victualled, and they went against them;
and the children of Israel encamped before them like two little flocks of goats; but the
Syrians filled the land.
and the sons of Israel have been inspected, and supported, and go to meet them,
and the sons of Israel encamp before them, like two flocks of goats, and the
Aramaeans have filled the land.
1 Kings 20 28
A man of God came near and spoke to the king of Israel, and said, Thus says Yahweh, Because the
Syrians have said, Yahweh is a god of the hills, but he is not a god of the valleys; therefore will I
deliver all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am Yahweh.
And the man of God drew near, and spoke to the king of Israel and said, Thus saith
Jehovah: Because the Syrians have said, Jehovah is a god of the mountains, but he is not a
god of the valleys, I will give all this great multitude into thy hand, and ye shall know
that I am Jehovah.
And there cometh nigh a man of God, and speaketh unto the king of Israel, and
saith, `Thus said Jehovah, Because that the Aramaeans have said, God of hills [is]
Jehovah, and He [is] not God of valleys -- I have given the whole of this great
multitude into thy hand, and ye have known that I [am] Jehovah.`
1 Kings 20 29
They encamped one over against the other seven days. So it was, that in the seventh day the
battle was joined; and the children of Israel killed of the Syrians one hundred thousand footmen
in one day.
And they encamped one over against the other seven days; and it came to pass that on the
seventh day the battle was joined; and the children of Israel smote of the Syrians a
hundred thousand footmen in one day.
And they encamp one over-against another seven days, and it cometh to pass on
the seventh day, that the battle draweth near, and the sons of Israel smite Aram --
a hundred thousand footmen in one day.
1 Kings 20 30
But the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and the wall fell on twenty-seven thousand men who
were left. Ben-hadad fled, and came into the city, into an inner chamber.
And the rest fled to Aphek, into the city; and the wall fell on twenty-seven thousand men
of them that were left. And Ben-Hadad fled, and came into the city, [from] chamber to
chamber.
And those left flee to Aphek, unto the city, and the wall falleth on twenty and
seven chief men who are left, and Ben-Hadad hath fled, and cometh in unto the
city, into the innermost part.
1 Kings 20 31
His servants said to him, See now, we have heard that the kings of the house of Israel are
merciful kings: let us, we pray you, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes on our heads, and go
out to the king of Israel: peradventure he will save your life.
And his servants said to him, Behold now, we have heard that the kings of the house of
Israel are merciful kings: let us, I pray thee, put sackcloth on our loins, and ropes upon
our heads, and go out to the king of Israel; perhaps he will save thy life.
And his servants say unto him, `Lo, we pray thee, we have heard that the kings of
the house of Israel -- that they are kind kings; let us put, we pray thee, sackcloth
on our loins, and ropes on our heads, and we go out unto the king of Israel; it may
be he doth keep thee alive.`
1 Kings 20 32
So they girded sackcloth on their loins, and [put] ropes on their heads, and came to the king of
Israel, and said, Your servant Ben-hadad says, please let me live. He said, Is he yet alive? he is my
brother.
And they girded sackcloth on their loins, and ropes on their heads, and came to the king
of Israel, and said, Thy servant Ben-Hadad says, I pray thee, let me live. And he said, Is he
yet alive? he is my brother.
And they gird sackcloth on their loins, and ropes [are] on their heads, and they
come in unto the king of Israel, and say, `Thy servant Ben-Hadad hath said, Let me
live, I pray thee;` and he saith, `Is he yet alive? he [is] my brother.`
1 Kings 20 33
Now the men observed diligently, and hurried to catch whether it were his mind; and they said,
Your brother Ben-hadad. Then he said, Go you, bring him. Then Ben-hadad came forth to him;
and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
And the men took it as a good omen, and hastened to catch what came from him, and they
said, Thy brother Ben-Hadad. ... And he said, Go, bring him. And Ben-Hadad came forth to
him; and he caused him to come up into the chariot.
And the men observe diligently, and hasten, and catch it from him, and say, `Thy
brother Ben-Hadad;` and he saith, `Go ye in, bring him;` and Ben-Hadad cometh
out unto him, and he causeth him to come up on the chariot.
1 Kings 20 34
[Ben-hadad] said to him, The cities which my father took from your father I will restore; and you
shall make streets for you in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. I, [said Ahab], will let you
go with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and let him go.
And [Ben-Hadad] said to him, The cities that my father took from thy father I will
restore; and thou shalt make streets for thyself in Damascus, as my father made in
Samaria. And I [said Ahab] will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a
covenant with him, and sent him away.
And he saith unto him, `The cities that my father took from thy father, I give
back, and streets thou dost make for thee in Damascus, as my father did in
Samaria;` -- `and I, with a covenant, send thee away;` and he maketh with him a
covenant, and sendeth him away.
1 Kings 20 35
A certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow by the word of Yahweh, Please strike
me. The man refused to strike him.
And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said to another by the word of Jehovah,
Smite me, I pray thee. But the man refused to smite him.
And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour by the word
of Jehovah, `Smite me, I pray thee;` and the man refuseth to smite him,
1 Kings 20 36
Then said he to him, Because you have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, behold, as soon as you are
departed from me, a lion shall kill you. As soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him,
and killed him.
Then said he to him, Because thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah, behold,
when thou departest from me, the lion will slay thee. And when he had departed from
him, the lion found him and slew him.
and he saith to him, `Because that thou hast not hearkened to the voice of Jehovah,
lo, thou art going from me, and the lion hath smitten thee;` and he goeth from
him, and the lion findeth him, and smiteth him.
1 Kings 20 37
Then he found another man, and said, Please strike me. The man struck him, smiting and
wounding him.
Then he found another man, and said, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man smote him
violently, and wounded [him].
And he findeth another man, and saith, `Smite me, I pray thee;` and the man
smiteth him, smiting and wounding,
1 Kings 20 38
So the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself with his
headband over his eyes.
And the prophet departed, and waited for the king by the way, and disguised himself
with a sash over his eyes.
and the prophet goeth and standeth for the king on the way, and disguiseth
himself with ashes on his eyes.
1 Kings 20 39
As the king passed by, he cried to the king; and he said, Your servant went out into the midst of
the battle; and, behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man to me, and said, Keep this man: if
by any means he be missing, then shall your life be for his life, or else you shall pay a talent of
silver.
And as the king passed by, he cried to the king and said, Thy servant went out into the
midst of the battle; and behold, a man turned aside, and brought a man to me and said,
Keep this man; if by any means he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life, or thou
shalt pay a talent of silver.
And it cometh to pass -- the king is passing by -- that he hath cried unto the king,
and saith, `Thy servant went out into the midst of the battle, and lo, a man hath
turned aside and bringeth in unto me a man, and saith, Keep this man; if he be at
all missing, then hath thy life been for his life, or a talent of silver thou dost
weigh out;
1 Kings 20 40
As your servant was busy here and there, he was gone. The king of Israel said to him, So shall
your judgment be; yourself have decided it.
And as thy servant was busy here and there, he was gone. And the king of Israel said to
him, So [is] thy judgment: thyself hast decided [it].
and it cometh to pass, thy servant is working hither and thither, and he is not!`
and the king of Israel saith unto him, Right [is] thy judgment; thou hast
determined [it].`
1 Kings 20 41
He hurried, and took the headband away from his eyes; and the king of Israel discerned him that
he was of the prophets.
Then he hastily took the sash away from his face; and the king of Israel discerned him,
that he was of the prophets.
And he hasteth and turneth aside the ashes from off his eyes, and the king of Israel
discerneth him, that he [is] of the prophets,
1 Kings 20 42
He said to him, Thus says Yahweh, Because you have let go out of your hand the man whom I had
devoted to destruction, therefore your life shall go for his life, and your people for his people.
And he said to him, Thus saith Jehovah: Because thou hast let go out of thy hand the man
that I had devoted to destruction, thy life shall be for his life, and thy people for his
people.
and he saith unto him, `Thus said Jehovah, Because thou hast sent away the man I
devoted, out of [thy] hand, even thy life hath been for his life, and thy people for
his people;`
1 Kings 20 43
The king of Israel went to his house heavy and displeased, and came to Samaria.
And the king of Israel went to his house sullen and vexed, and came to Samaria.
and the king of Israel goeth unto his house, sulky and wroth, and cometh in to
Samaria.
1 Kings 21 1
It happened after these things, that Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard, which was in Jezreel,
hard by the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
And it came to pass after these things, [that] Naboth the Jizreelite had a vineyard, which
was in Jizreel, by the side of the palace of Ahab king of Samaria.
And it cometh to pass, after these things, a vineyard hath been to Naboth the
Jezreelite, that [is] in Jezreel, near the palace of Ahab king of Samaria,
1 Kings 21 2
Ahab spoke to Naboth, saying, Give me your vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of herbs,
because it is near to my house; and I will give you for it a better vineyard than it: or, if it seem
good to you, I will give you the worth of it in money.
And Ahab spoke to Naboth saying, Give me thy vineyard, that I may have it for a garden of
herbs, for it is near, by the side of my house; and I will give thee for it a better vineyard
than it; if it seem good to thee, I will give thee its value in money.
and Ahab speaketh unto Naboth, saying, `Give to me thy vineyard, and it is to me
for a garden of green herbs, for it [is] near by my house, and I give to thee in its
stead a better vineyard than it; if good in thine eyes, I give to thee silver -- its
price.`
1 Kings 21 3
Naboth said to Ahab, Yahweh forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my fathers to
And Naboth said to Ahab, Jehovah forbid it me, that I should give the inheritance of my
fathers to thee!
And Naboth saith unto Ahab, `Far be it from me, by Jehovah, my giving the
inheritance of my fathers to thee;`
1 Kings 21 4
Ahab came into his house heavy and displeased because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite
had spoken to him; for he had said, I will not give you the inheritance of my fathers. He laid him
down on his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread.
And Ahab came into his house sullen and vexed because of the word that Naboth the
Jizreelite had spoken to him; for he had said, I will not give thee the inheritance of my
fathers. And he lay down on his bed, and turned away his face, and ate no bread.
and Ahab cometh in unto his house, sulky and wroth, because of the word that
Naboth the Jezreelite hath spoken unto him when he saith, `I do not give to thee
the inheritance of my fathers,` and he lieth down on his bed, and turneth round
his face, and hath not eaten bread.
1 Kings 21 5
But Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is your spirit so sad, that you eat no
bread?
And Jezebel his wife came to him, and said to him, Why is thy spirit sullen, and thou
eatest no bread?
And Jezebel his wife cometh in unto him, and speaketh unto him, `What [is] this? -
- thy spirit sulky, and thou art not eating bread!`
1 Kings 21 6
He said to her, Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite, and said to him, Give me your vineyard
for money; or else, if it please you, I will give you [another] vineyard for it: and he answered, I
will not give you my vineyard.
And he said to her, Because I spoke to Naboth the Jizreelite and said to him, Give me thy
vineyard for money; or else, if it please thee, I will give thee a vineyard for it; and he
said, I will not give thee my vineyard.
And he saith unto her, `Because I speak unto Naboth the Jezreelite, and say to him,
Give to me thy vineyard for money, or if thou desire, I give to thee a vineyard in
its stead; and he saith, I do not give to thee my vineyard.`
1 Kings 21 7
Jezebel his wife said to him, Do you now govern the kingdom of Israel? arise, and eat bread, and
let your heart be merry: I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite.
And Jezebel his wife said to him, Dost thou now exercise sovereignty over Israel? arise,
eat bread, and let thy heart be glad: I will give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jizreelite.
And Jezebel his wife saith unto him, `Thou now dost execute rule over Israel! rise,
eat bread, and let thy heart be glad, -- I do give to thee the vineyard of Naboth the
Jezreelite.`
1 Kings 21 8
So she wrote letters in Ahab`s name, and sealed them with his seal, and sent the letters to the
elders and to the nobles who were in his city, [and] who lived with Naboth.
And she wrote a letter in Ahab`s name, and sealed it with his seal, and sent the letter to
the elders and to the nobles that were in his city, dwelling with Naboth.
And she writeth letters in the name of Ahab, and sealeth with his seal, and
sendeth the letters unto the elders, and unto the freemen, who are in his city,
those dwelling with Naboth,
1 Kings 21 9
She wrote in the letters, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people:
And she wrote in the letter saying, Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the
people;
and she writeth in the letters, saying, `Proclaim a fast, and cause Naboth to sit at
the head of the people,
1 Kings 21 10
and set two men, base fellows, before him, and let them testify against him, saying, You did
curse God and the king. Then carry him out, and stone him to death.
and set two men, sons of Belial, before him, and they shall bear witness against him
saying, Thou didst curse God and the king; and carry him out, and stone him, that he may
die.
and cause two men -- sons of worthlessness -- to sit over-against him, and they
testify of him, saying, Thou hast blessed God and Melech; and they have brought
him out, and stoned him, and he dieth.`
1 Kings 21 11
The men of his city, even the elders and the nobles who lived in his city, did as Jezebel had sent
to them, according as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.
And the men of his city, the elders and the nobles that dwelt in his city, did as Jezebel
had sent to them, as it was written in the letter that she had sent to them:
And the men of his city, the elders and the freemen who are dwelling in his city,
do as Jezebel hath sent unto them, as written in the letters that she sent unto
them,
1 Kings 21 12
They proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people.
they proclaimed a fast, and set Naboth at the head of the people.
they have proclaimed a fast, and caused Naboth to sit at the head of the people,
1 Kings 21 13
The two men, the base fellows, came in and sat before him: and the base fellows bore witness
against him, even against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth did curse God
and the king. Then they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him to death with stones.
And there came the two men, sons of Belial, and sat before him; and the men of Belial
witnessed against him, against Naboth, in the presence of the people, saying, Naboth
blasphemed God and the king. And they carried him forth out of the city, and stoned him
with stones, that he died.
and two men -- sons of worthlessness -- come in, and sit over-against him, and the
men of worthlessness testify of him, even Naboth, before the people, saying,
`Naboth blessed God and Melech;` and they take him out to the outside of the city,
and stone him with stones, and he dieth;
1 Kings 21 14
Then they sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.
And they sent to Jezebel saying, Naboth is stoned, and is dead.
and they send unto Jezebel, saying, `Naboth was stoned, and is dead.`
1 Kings 21 15
It happened, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to
Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give
you for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
And it came to pass when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned and was dead, that
Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jizreelite,
which he refused to give thee for money; for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
And it cometh to pass, at Jezebel`s hearing that Naboth hath been stoned, and is
dead, that Jezebel saith unto Ahab, `Rise, possess the vineyard of Naboth the
Jezreelite, that he refused to give to thee for money, for Naboth is not alive but
dead.`
1 Kings 21 16
It happened, when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down to the
vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to take possession of it.
And it came to pass when Ahab heard that Naboth was dead, that Ahab rose up to go down
to the vineyard of Naboth the Jizreelite, to take possession of it.
And it cometh to pass, at Ahab`s hearing that Naboth is dead, that Ahab riseth to
go down unto the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to possess it.
1 Kings 21 17
The word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
And the word of Jehovah is unto Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
1 Kings 21 18
Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who dwells in Samaria: behold, he is in the vineyard
of Naboth, where he is gone down to take possession of it.
Arise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who is in Samaria: behold, he is in the
vineyard of Naboth, whither he is gone down to take possession of it.
`Rise, go down to meet Ahab king of Israel, who [is] in Samaria, -- lo, in the
vineyard of Naboth, whither he hath gone down to possess it,
1 Kings 21 19
You shall speak to him, saying, Thus says Yahweh, Have you killed and also taken possession? You
shall speak to him, saying, Thus says Yahweh, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth
shall dogs lick your blood, even your.
And thou shalt speak unto him saying, Thus saith Jehovah: Hast thou killed, and also
taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him saying, Thus saith Jehovah: In the place
where the dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall the dogs lick thy blood, even thine.
and thou hast spoken unto him, saying, Thus said Jehovah, Hast thou murdered,
and also possessed? and thou hast spoken unto him, saying, Thus said Jehovah, In
the place where the dogs licked the blood of Naboth, do the dogs lick thy blood,
even thine.`
1 Kings 21 20
Ahab said to Elijah, Have you found me, my enemy? He answered, I have found you, because you
have sold yourself to do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh.
And Ahab said to Elijah, Hast thou found me, mine enemy? And he said, I have found
[thee]; because thou hast sold thyself to do evil in the sight of Jehovah.
And Ahab saith unto Elijah, `Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?` and he saith, `I
have found -- because of thy selling thyself to do the evil thing in the eyes of
Jehovah;
1 Kings 21 21
Behold, I will bring evil on you, and will utterly sweep you away and will cut off from Ahab
every man-child, and him who is shut up and him who is left at large in Israel:
Behold, I will bring evil upon thee, and will take away thy posterity, and will cut off from
Ahab every male, and him that is shut up and left in Israel;
lo, I am bringing in unto thee evil, and have taken away thy posterity, and cut off
to Ahab those sitting on the wall, and restrained, and left, in Israel,
1 Kings 21 22
and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of
Baasha the son of Ahijah for the provocation with which you have provoked me to anger, and
have made Israel to sin.
and I will make thy house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house
of Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the provocation wherewith thou hast provoked me to
anger, and made Israel to sin.
and given up thy house like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat, and like the house
of Baasha son of Ahijah, for the provocation with which thou hast provoked [Me],
and dost cause Israel to sin.
1 Kings 21 23
Of Jezebel also spoke Yahweh, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the rampart of Jezreel.
And of Jezebel also spoke Jehovah saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the moat of Jizreel.
`And also of Jezebel hath Jehovah spoken, saying, The dogs do eat Jezebel in the
bulwark of Jezreel;
1 Kings 21 24
Him who dies of Ahab in the city the dogs shall eat; and him who dies in the field shall the birds
of the sky eat.
Him that dieth of Ahab in the city shall the dogs eat, and him that dieth in the field shall
the fowl of the heavens eat.
him who dieth of Ahab in a city do the dogs eat, and him who dieth in a field do
fowl of the heavens eat;
1 Kings 21 25
(But there was none like Ahab, who did sell himself to do that which was evil in the sight of
Yahweh, whom Jezebel his wife stirred up.
(Surely there was none like to Ahab, who did sell himself to do evil in the sight of
Jehovah, Jezebel his wife urging him on.
surely there hath none been like Ahab, who sold himself to do the evil thing in the
eyes of Jehovah, whom Jezebel his wife hath moved,
1 Kings 21 26
He did very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites did, whom Yahweh
cast out before the children of Israel.)
And he did very abominably in following idols, according to all that the Amorites did,
whom Jehovah had dispossessed before the children of Israel.)
and he doth very abominably to go after the idols, according to all that the
Amorite did whom Jehovah dispossessed from the presence of the sons of Israel.`
1 Kings 21 27
It happened, when Ahab heard those words, that he tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his
flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
And it came to pass when Ahab heard these words, that he rent his garments, and put
sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.
And it cometh to pass, at Ahab`s hearing these words, that he rendeth his
garments, and putteth sackcloth on his flesh, and fasteth, and lieth in sackcloth,
and goeth gently.
1 Kings 21 28
The word of Yahweh came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
And the word of Jehovah came to Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
And the word of Jehovah is unto Elijah the Tishbite, saying,
1 Kings 21 29
See you how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself before me, I will not
bring the evil in his days; but in his son`s days will I bring the evil on his house.
Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before
me, I will not bring the evil in his days: in his son`s days will I bring the evil upon his
house.
`Hast thou seen that Ahab hath been humbled before Me? because that he hath
been humbled before Me, I bring not in the evil in his days; in the days of his son I
bring in the evil on his house.`
1 Kings 22 1
They continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.
And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel.
And they sit still three years, there is no war between Aram and Israel,
1 Kings 22 2
It happened in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of
Israel.
And it came to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to
the king of Israel.
and it cometh to pass in the third year, that Jehoshaphat king of Judah cometh
down unto the king of Israel,
1 Kings 22 3
The king of Israel said to his servants, "You know that Ramoth-gilead is ours, and we are still,
and don`t take it out of the hand of the king of Syria?"
And the king of Israel said to his servants, Do ye know that Ramoth in Gilead is ours, and
we keep quiet without taking it out of the hand of the king of Syria?
and the king of Israel saith unto his servants, `Have ye not known that ours [is]
Ramoth-Gilead? and we are keeping silent from taking it out of the hand of the
king of Aram!`
1 Kings 22 4
He said to Jehoshaphat, Will you go with me to battle to Ramoth-gilead? Jehoshaphat said to the
king of Israel, I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses.
And he said to Jehoshaphat, Wilt thou go with me to battle to Ramoth-Gilead? And
Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, I am as thou, my people as thy people, my horses as
thy horses.
And he saith unto Jehoshaphat, `Dost thou go with me to battle [to] Ramoth-
Gilead?` and Jehoshaphat saith unto the king of Israel, `As I am, so thou; as my
people, so thy people; as my horses, so thy horses.`
1 Kings 22 5
Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Please inquire first for the word of Yahweh.
And Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, Inquire, I pray thee, this day of the word of
Jehovah.
And Jehoshaphat saith unto the king of Israel, `Seek, I pray thee, to-day, the word
of Jehovah;`
1 Kings 22 6
Then the king of Israel gathered the prophets together, about four hundred men, and said to
them, Shall I go against Ramoth-gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? They said, Go up; for the Lord
will deliver it into the hand of the king.
And the king of Israel assembled the prophets, about four hundred men, and said to them,
Shall I go against Ramoth-Gilead to battle, or shall I forbear? And they said, Go up, and
the Lord will give it into the king`s hand.
and the king of Israel gathereth the prophets, about four hundred men, and saith
unto them, `Do I go against Ramoth-Gilead to battle, or do I forbear?` and they say,
`Go up, and the Lord doth give [it] into the hand of the king.`
1 Kings 22 7
But Jehoshaphat said, Isn`t there here a prophet of Yahweh besides, that we may inquire of him?
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Jehovah besides, that we might
inquire of him?
And Jehoshaphat saith, `Is there not here a prophet of Jehovah besides, and we
seek by him?`
1 Kings 22 8
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, there is yet one man by whom we may inquire of Yahweh,
Micaiah the son of Imlah: but I hate him; for he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.
Jehoshaphat said, "Don`t let the king say so."
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, There is yet one man by whom we may inquire
of Jehovah; but I hate him, for he prophesies no good concerning me, but evil: [it is]
Micah the son of Imlah. And Jehoshaphat said, Let not the king say so.
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, `Yet -- one man to seek Jehovah by
him, and I have hated him, for he doth not prophesy concerning me good, but evil
-- Micaiah son of Imlah;` and Jehoshaphat saith, `Let not the king say so.`
1 Kings 22 9
Then the king of Israel called an officer, and said, Get quickly Micaiah the son of Imlah.
Then the king of Israel called a chamberlain, and said, Fetch quickly Micah the son of
Imlah.
And the king of Israel calleth unto a certain eunuch, and saith, `Hasten Micaiah
son of Imlah.`
1 Kings 22 10
Now the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah were sitting each on his throne,
arrayed in their robes, in an open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the
prophets were prophesying before them.
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, having put on their robes, sat
each on his throne, in the open place at the entrance of the gate of Samaria; and all the
prophets prophesied before them.
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king of Judah are sitting, each on his
throne, clothed with garments, in a threshing-floor, at the opening of the gate of
Samaria, and all the prophets are prophesying before them.
1 Kings 22 11
Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron, and said, Thus says Yahweh, With these
shall you push the Syrians, until they be consumed.
And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made for himself horns of iron, and he said, Thus
saith Jehovah: With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have exterminated them.
And Zedekiah son of Chenaanah maketh for himself horns of iron, and saith, `Thus
said Jehovah, By these thou dost push the Aramaeans till they are consumed;`
1 Kings 22 12
All the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper; for Yahweh will
deliver it into the hand of the king.
And all the prophets prophesied so, saying, Go up to Ramoth-Gilead, and prosper; for
Jehovah will give it into the king`s hand.
and all the prophets are prophesying so, saying, `Go up to Ramoth-Gilead, and
prosper, and Jehovah hath given [it] into the hand of the king.`
1 Kings 22 13
The messenger who went to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, See now, the words of the
prophets [declare] good to the king with one mouth: please let your word be like the word of one
of them, and speak you good.
And the messenger that went to call Micah spoke to him saying, Behold now, the words of
the prophets [declare] good to the king with one assent: let thy word, I pray thee, be like
the word of one of them, and speak good.
And the messenger who hath gone to call Micaiah hath spoken unto him, saying,
`Lo, I pray thee, the words of the prophets, with one mouth, [are] good towards the
king; let it be, I pray thee, thy word as the word of one of them -- and thou hast
spoken good.`
1 Kings 22 14
Micaiah said, As Yahweh lives, what Yahweh says to me, that will I speak.
And Micah said, As Jehovah liveth, even what Jehovah shall say to me, that will I speak.
And Micaiah saith, `Jehovah liveth; surely that which Jehovah saith unto me -- it I
speak.`
1 Kings 22 15
When he was come to the king, the king said to him, Micaiah, shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to
battle, or shall we forbear? He answered him, Go up and prosper; and Yahweh will deliver it into
the hand of the king.
And he came to the king. And the king said to him, Micah, shall we go against Ramoth-
Gilead to battle, or shall we forbear? And he said to him, Go up, and prosper; for Jehovah
will give it into the hand of the king.
And he cometh in unto the king, and the king saith unto him, `Micaiah, do we go
unto Ramoth-Gilead, to battle, or do we forbear?` and he saith unto him, `Go up,
and prosper, and Jehovah hath given [it] into the hand of the king.`
1 Kings 22 16
The king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you speak to me nothing but the
truth in the name of Yahweh?
And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou tell me nothing
but truth in the name of Jehovah?
And the king saith unto him, `How many times am I adjuring thee that thou speak
nothing unto me but truth in the name of Jehovah?`
1 Kings 22 17
He said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and Yahweh
said, These have no master; let them return every man to his house in peace.
And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no
shepherd. And Jehovah said, These have no master: let them return every man to his
house in peace.
And he saith, `I have seen all Israel scattered on the hills as sheep that have no
shepherd, and Jehovah saith, These have no master; they turn back each to his
house in peace.`
1 Kings 22 18
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Didn`t I tell you that he would not prophesy good
concerning me, but evil?
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, Did I not tell thee that he prophesies no good
concerning me, but evil?
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat, `Have I not said unto thee, He doth
not prophesy of me good, but evil?`
1 Kings 22 19
[Micaiah] said, Therefore hear you the word of Yahweh: I saw Yahweh sitting on his throne, and
all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left.
And he said, Hear therefore the word of Jehovah: I saw Jehovah sitting upon his throne,
and all the host of heaven standing by him, on his right hand and on his left;
And he saith, `Therefore, hear a word of Jehovah; I have seen Jehovah sitting on His
throne, and all the host of the heavens standing by Him, on His right and on His
left;
1 Kings 22 20
Yahweh said, Who shall entice Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-gilead? One said on
this manner; and another said on that manner.
and Jehovah said, Who shall entice Ahab that he may go up and fall at Ramoth-Gilead? And
one said after this manner, and another said after that manner.
and Jehovah saith, Who doth entice Ahab, and he doth go up and fall in Ramoth-
Gilead? and this one saith thus, and that one is saying thus.
1 Kings 22 21
There came forth a spirit, and stood before Yahweh, and said, I will entice him.
And there came forth a spirit, and stood before Jehovah, and said, I will entice him.
`And the spirit goeth out, and standeth before Jehovah, and saith, I -- I do entice
him; and Jehovah saith unto him, By what?
1 Kings 22 22
Yahweh said to him, `How?` He said, `I will go forth, and will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all
his prophets.` He said, `You shall entice him, and shall prevail also: go forth, and do so.`
And Jehovah said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and will be a lying
spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt entice [him], and also
succeed: go forth, and do so.
and he saith, I go out, and have been a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all his
prophets; and He saith, Thou dost entice, and also thou art able; go out and do so.
1 Kings 22 23
Now therefore, behold, Yahweh has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these your prophets;
and Yahweh has spoken evil concerning you.
And now, behold, Jehovah has put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets,
and Jehovah has spoken evil concerning thee.
And now, lo, Jehovah hath put a spirit of falsehood in the mouth of all these thy
prophets, and Jehovah hath spoken concerning thee -- evil.`
1 Kings 22 24
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah came near, and struck Micaiah on the cheek, and said,
Which way went the Spirit of Yahweh from me to speak to you?
Then Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went near, and smote Micah upon the cheek, and
said, Where now went the Spirit of Jehovah from me to speak to thee?
And Zedekiah son of Chenaanah draweth nigh, and smiteth Micaiah on the cheek,
and saith, `Where [is] this -- he hath passed over -- the Spirit of Jehovah -- from me
to speak with thee?`
1 Kings 22 25
Micaiah said, Behold, you shall see on that day, when you shall go into an inner chamber to hide
yourself.
And Micah said, Behold, thou shalt see on that day when thou shalt go from chamber to
chamber to hide thyself.
And Micaiah saith, `Lo, thou art seeing on that day, when thou goest in to the
innermost chamber to be hidden.`
1 Kings 22 26
The king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, and carry him back to Amon the governor of the city, and
to Joash the king`s son;
And the king of Israel said, Take Micah and carry him back to Amon the governor of the
city, and to Joash the king`s son;
And the king of Israel saith, `Take Micaiah, and turn him back unto Amon head of
the city, and unto Joash son of the king,
1 Kings 22 27
and say, Thus says the king, Put this fellow in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction
and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
and thou shalt say, Thus says the king: Put this [man] in the prison, and feed him with
bread of affliction and with water of affliction, until I come in peace.
and thou hast said, Thus said the king, Place ye this one in the house of restraint,
and cause him to eat bread of oppression, and water of oppression, till my coming
in peace.`
1 Kings 22 28
Micaiah said, If you return at all in peace, Yahweh has not spoken by me. He said, Hear, you
peoples, all of you.
And Micah said, If thou return at all in peace, Jehovah has not spoken by me. And he said,
Hearken, O peoples, all of you!
And Micaiah saith, `If thou at all return in peace -- Jehovah hath not spoken by
me;` and he saith, `Hear, O peoples, all of them.`
1 Kings 22 29
So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead.
And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went up to Ramoth-Gilead.
And the king of Israel goeth up, and Jehoshaphat king of Judah, to Ramoth-Gilead.
1 Kings 22 30
The king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and go into the battle; but put you
on your robes. The king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.
And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and will enter into the
battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into
the battle.
And the king of Israel saith unto Jehoshaphat to disguise himself, and to go into
battle, `And thou, put on thy garments.` And the king of Israel disguiseth himself,
and goeth into battle.
1 Kings 22 31
Now the king of Syria had commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots, saying, Fight
neither with small nor great, save only with the king of Israel.
And the king of Syria commanded the thirty-two captains of his chariots saying, Fight
neither with small nor great, but with the king of Israel only.
And the king of Aram commanded the heads of the charioteers whom he hath --
thirty and two -- saying, `Ye do not fight with small or with great, but with the
king of Israel by himself.`
1 Kings 22 32
It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, Surely it is the
king of Israel; and they turned aside to fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out.
And it came to pass when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said,
Surely that is the king of Israel; and they turned against him to fight; and Jehoshaphat
cried out.
And it cometh to pass, at the heads of the charioteers seeing Jehoshaphat, that
they said, `He [is] only the king of Israel;` and they turn aside to him to fight, and
Jehoshaphat crieth out,
1 Kings 22 33
It happened, when the captains of the chariots saw that it was not the king of Israel, that they
turned back from pursuing him.
And it came to pass that when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the
king of Israel, they turned back from pursuing him.
and it cometh to pass, at the heads of the charioteers seeing that he [is] not the
king of Israel, that they turn back from after him.
1 Kings 22 34
A certain man drew his bow at a venture, and struck the king of Israel between the joints of the
armor: why he said to the driver of his chariot, Turn your hand, and carry me out of the host; for
I am sore wounded.
And a man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the fastenings
and the corslet. And he said to his charioteer, Turn thy hand, and drive me out of the
camp; for I am wounded.
And a man hath drawn with a bow, in his simplicity, and smiteth the king of
Israel between the joinings and the coat of mail, and he saith to his charioteer,
`Turn thy hand, and take me out from the camp, for I have become sick.`
1 Kings 22 35
The battle increased that day: and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the Syrians, and
died at even; and the blood ran out of the wound into the bottom of the chariot.
And the battle increased that day; and the king was stayed up in his chariot against the
Syrians, and he died at even; and the blood of the wound ran out into the hollow of the
chariot.
And the battle increaseth on that day, and the king hath been caused to stand in
the chariot, over-against Aram, and he dieth in the evening, and the blood of the
wound runneth out unto the midst of the chariot,
1 Kings 22 36
There went a cry throughout the host about the going down of the sun, saying, Every man to his
city, and every man to his country.
And there went the cry throughout the host at the going down of the sun, saying, Every
man to his city, and every man to his own country!
and he causeth the cry to pass over through the camp, at the going in of the sun,
saying, `Each unto his city, and each unto his land.`
1 Kings 22 37
So the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
And the king died, and was brought to Samaria; and they buried the king in Samaria.
And the king dieth, and cometh into Samaria, and they bury the king in Samaria;
1 Kings 22 38
They washed the chariot by the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked up his blood (now the
prostitutes washed themselves [there]); according to the word of Yahweh which he spoke.
And one washed the chariot in the pool of Samaria; and the dogs licked his blood, where
the harlots bathed: according to the word of Jehovah, which he had spoken.
and [one] rinseth the chariot by the pool of Samaria, and the dogs lick his blood --
when the armour they had washed -- according to the word of Jehovah that He
spake.
1 Kings 22 39
Now the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house which he built, and all
the cities that he built, aren`t they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
And the rest of the acts of Ahab, and all that he did, and the ivory house that he built, and
all the cities that he built, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the
kings of Israel?
And the rest of the matters of Ahab, and all that he did, and the house of ivory that
he built, and all the cities that he built, are they not written on the book of the
Chronicles of the kings of Israel?
1 Kings 22 40
So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his place.
And Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.
And Ahab lieth with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son reigneth in his stead.
1 Kings 22 41
Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king of Israel.
And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to reign over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab king
of Israel.
And Jehoshaphat son of Asa hath reigned over Judah in the fourth year of Ahab
king of Israel,
1 Kings 22 42
Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-five years
in Jerusalem. His mother`s name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi.
Jehoshaphat was thirty-five years old when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty-five
years in Jerusalem; and his mother`s name was Azubah, the daughter of Shilhi.
Jehoshaphat [is] a son of thirty and five years in his reigning, and twenty and five
years he hath reigned in Jerusalem, and the name of his mother [is] Azubah
daughter of Shilhi.
1 Kings 22 43
He walked in all the way of Asa his father; He didn`t turn aside from it, doing that which was
right in the eyes of Yahweh: however the high places were not taken away; the people still
sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places.
And he walked in all the way of Asa his father; he turned not aside from it, doing what
was right in the sight of Jehovah. Only, the high places were not removed: the people
offered and burned incense still on the high places.
And he walketh in all the way of Asa his father, he hath not turned aside from it,
to do that which [is] right in the eyes of Jehovah; only the high places have not
turned aside, yet are the people sacrificing and making perfume in high places.
1 Kings 22 44
Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.
And Jehoshaphat was at peace with the king of Israel.
And Jehoshaphat maketh peace with the king of Israel;
1 Kings 22 45
Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he showed, and how he warred, aren`t
they written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
And the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might which he shewed, and how he
warred, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?
and the rest of the matters of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he got, and with
which he fought, are they not written on the book of the Chronicles of the kings of
Judah?
1 Kings 22 46
The remnant of the sodomites, that remained in the days of his father Asa, he put away out of the
land.
And the remainder of the sodomites, which were left in the days of his father Asa, he put
away from out of the land.
And the remnant of the whoremongers who were left in the days of Asa his father
he took away out of the land;
1 Kings 22 47
There was no king in Edom: a deputy was king.
And there was no king in Edom: a deputy reigned.
and there is no king in Edom; he set up a king.
1 Kings 22 48
Jehoshaphat made ships of Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold: but they didn`t go; for the ships
were broken at Ezion-geber.
Jehoshaphat made Tarshish-ships to go to Ophir for gold; but they went not, for the ships
were broken at Ezion-geber.
Jehoshaphat made ships at Tarshish to go to Ophir for gold, and they went not, for
the ships were broken in Ezion-Geber.
1 Kings 22 49
Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab to Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with your servants in the
ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.
Then said Ahaziah the son of Ahab to Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy servants
in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not.
Then said Ahaziah son of Ahab unto Jehoshaphat, `Let my servants go with thy
servants in the ships;` and Jehoshaphat was not willing.
1 Kings 22 50
Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David his
father; Jehoram his son reigned in his place.
And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of
David his father; and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead.
And Jehoshaphat lieth with his fathers, and is buried with his fathers in the city
of David his father, and Jehoram his son reigneth in his stead.
1 Kings 22 51
Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year of
Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned two years over Israel.
Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of
Jehoshaphat king of Judah; and he reigned two years over Israel.
Ahaziah son of Ahab hath reigned over Israel in Samaria in the seventeenth year
of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigneth over Israel two years,
1 Kings 22 52
He did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and walked in the way of his father, and in
the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, in which he made Israel to
And he did evil in the sight of Jehovah, and walked in the way of his father, and in the
way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.
and doth the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, and walketh in the way of his
father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam son of Nebat who
caused Israel to sin,
1 Kings 22 53
He served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked to anger Yahweh, the God of Israel, according
to all that his father had done.
And he served Baal, and worshipped him, and provoked Jehovah the God of Israel to
anger, according to all that his father had done.
and serveth the Baal, and boweth himself to it, and provoketh Jehovah, God of

Israel, according to all that his father had done.

Study Questions

Who threatened Elijah? 19:2

Did Ahab obey Benhadad? 20:2-9

Why was the army of Benhadad to be defeated? 20:13

How many Syrian footmen were killed? 20:29

Who did the lion kill? 20:35, 36

Why did Naboth not want to part with his vineyard? 21:3

Who killed Naboth? 21:11-13 with 21:5-10

Why was Ahab not punished? 21:29

What city was to be attacked? 22:6

Why did the king ask the question of 22:16? (see 22:8)

What was to be done with Micaiah? 22:27

Where was Ahab buried? 22:37



Jul. 4, 5
Acts 5

Act 5:1 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira, his wife, sold a possession,
Act 5:2 and kept back part of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.
Act 5:3 But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
Act 5:4 While you kept it, didn't it remain your own? After it was sold, wasn't it in your power? How is it that you have conceived this thing in your heart? You haven't lied to men, but to God."
Act 5:5 Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. Great fear came on all who heard these things.
Act 5:6 The young men arose and wrapped him up, and they carried him out and buried him.
Act 5:7 About three hours later, his wife, not knowing what had happened, came in.
Act 5:8 Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." She said, "Yes, for so much."
Act 5:9 But Peter asked her, "How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out."
Act 5:10 She fell down immediately at his feet, and died. The young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband.
Act 5:11 Great fear came on the whole assembly, and on all who heard these things.
Act 5:12 By the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. They were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.
Act 5:13 None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them.
Act 5:14 More believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
Act 5:15 They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some of them.
Act 5:16 Multitudes also came together from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and those who were tormented by unclean spirits: and they were all healed.
Act 5:17 But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy,
Act 5:18 and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.
Act 5:19 But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said,
Act 5:20 "Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life."
Act 5:21 When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
Act 5:22 But the officers who came didn't find them in the prison. They returned and reported,
Act 5:23 "We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we opened them, we found no one inside!"
Act 5:24 Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words, they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this.
Act 5:25 One came and told them, "Behold, the men whom you put in prison are in the temple, standing and teaching the people."
Act 5:26 Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were afraid that the people might stone them.
Act 5:27 When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The high priest questioned them,
Act 5:28 saying, "Didn't we strictly command you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man's blood on us."
Act 5:29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
Act 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.
Act 5:31 God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel, and remission of sins.
Act 5:32 We are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."
Act 5:33 But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them.
Act 5:34 But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, honored by all the people, and commanded to put the apostles out for a little while.
Act 5:35 He said to them, "You men of Israel, be careful concerning these men, what you are about to do.
Act 5:36 For before these days Theudas rose up, making himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and came to nothing.
Act 5:37 After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.
Act 5:38 Now I tell you, withdraw from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of men, it will be overthrown.
Act 5:39 But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be fighting against God!"
Act 5:40 They agreed with him. Summoning the apostles, they beat them and commanded them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
Act 5:41 They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus' name.
Act 5:42 Every day, in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, the Christ.



The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

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Acts
Acts 5 1
But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira, his wife, sold a possession,
But a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
And a certain man, Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,
Acts 5 2
and kept back part of the price, his wife also being aware of it, and brought a certain part, and
laid it at the apostles` feet.
and put aside for himself part of the price, [his] wife also being privy to it; and having
brought a certain part, laid it at the feet of the apostles.
and did keep back of the price -- his wife also knowing -- and having brought a
certain part, at the feet of the apostles he laid [it].
Acts 5 3
But Peter said, "Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep
back part of the price of the land?
But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled thy heart that thou shouldest lie to the Holy
Spirit, and put aside for thyself a part of the price of the estate?
And Peter said, `Ananias, wherefore did the Adversary fill thy heart, for thee to
lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back of the price of the place?
Acts 5 4
While you kept it, didn`t it remain your own? After it was sold, wasn`t it in your power? How is
it that you have conceived this thing in your heart? You haven`t lied to men, but to God."
While it remained did it not remain to *thee*? and sold, was [it not] in thine own power?
Why is it that thou hast purposed this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied to men,
but to God.
while it remained, did it not remain thine? and having been sold, in thy
authority was it not? why [is] it that thou didst put in thy heart this thing? thou
didst not lie to men, but to God;`
Acts 5 5
Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and died. Great fear came on all who heard these things.
And Ananias, hearing these words, fell down and expired. And great fear came upon all
who heard [it].
and Ananias hearing these words, having fallen down, did expire, and great fear
came upon all who heard these things,
Acts 5 6
The young men arose and wrapped him up, and they carried him out and buried him.
And the young men, rising up, swathed him up for burial, and having carried him out,
buried him.
and having risen, the younger men wound him up, and having carried forth, they
buried [him].
Acts 5 7
About three hours later, his wife, not knowing what was had happened, came in.
And it came to pass about three hours afterwards, that his wife, not knowing what had
happened, came in.
And it came to pass, about three hours after, that his wife, not knowing what hath
happened, came in,
Acts 5 8
Peter answered her, "Tell me whether you sold the land for so much." She said, "Yes, for so
much."
And Peter answered her, Tell me if ye gave the estate for so much? And she said, Yes, for
so much.
and Peter answered her, `Tell me if for so much ye sold the place;` and she said,
`Yes, for so much.`
Acts 5 9
But Peter asked her, "How is it that you have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord?
Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you
out."
And Peter said to her, Why [is it] that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of
[the] Lord? Lo, the feet of those that have buried thy husband [are] at the door, and they
shall carry thee out.
And Peter said unto her, `How was it agreed by you, to tempt the Spirit of the
Lord? lo, the feet of those who did bury thy husband [are] at the door, and they
shall carry thee forth;`
Acts 5 10
She fell down immediately at his feet, and died. The young men came in and found her dead, and
they carried her out and buried her by her husband.
And she fell down immediately at his feet and expired. And when the young men came in
they found her dead; and, having carried her out, they buried her by her husband.
and she fell down presently at his feet, and expired, and the young men having
come in, found her dead, and having carried forth, they buried [her] by her
husband;
Acts 5 11
Great fear came on the whole assembly, and on all who heard these things.
And great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon all who heard these things.
and great fear came upon all the assembly, and upon all who heard these things.
Acts 5 12
By the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. They were all
with one accord in Solomon`s porch.
And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders done among the people;
(and they were all with one accord in Solomon`s porch,
And through the hands of the apostles came many signs and wonders among the
people, and they were with one accord all in the porch of Solomon;
Acts 5 13
None of the rest dared to join them, however the people honored them.
but of the rest durst no man join them, but the people magnified them;
and of the rest no one was daring to join himself to them, but the people were
magnifying them,
Acts 5 14
More believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women.
and believers were more than ever added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and
women;)
(and the more were believers added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and
women,)
Acts 5 15
They even carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as
Peter came by, at the least his shadow might overshadow some of them.
so that they brought out the sick into the streets and put [them] on beds and couches,
that at least the shadow of Peter, when he came, might overshadow some one of them.
so as into the broad places to bring forth the ailing, and to lay [them] upon
couches and mats, that at the coming of Peter, even [his] shadow might
overshadow some one of them;
Acts 5 16
Multitudes also came together from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and
those who were tormented by unclean spirits: and they were all healed.
And the multitude also of the cities round about came together to Jerusalem, bringing
sick persons and persons beset by unclean spirits, who were all healed.
and there were coming together also the people of the cities round about to
Jerusalem, bearing ailing persons, and those harassed by unclean spirits -- who
were all healed.
Acts 5 17
But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the
Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy,
And the high priest rising up, and all they that were with him, which is the sect of the
Sadducees, were filled with wrath,
And having risen, the chief priest, and all those with him -- being the sect of the
Sadducees -- were filled with zeal,
Acts 5 18
and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody.
and laid hands on the apostles and put them in the public prison.
and laid their hands upon the apostles, and did put them in a public prison;
Acts 5 19
But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said,
But an angel of [the] Lord during the night opened the doors of the prison, and leading
them out, said,
and a messenger of the Lord through the night opened the doors of the prison,
having also brought them forth, he said,
Acts 5 20
"Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life."
Go ye and stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.
`Go on, and standing, speak in the temple to the people all the sayings of this life;`
Acts 5 21
When they heard this, they entered into the temple about daybreak, and taught. But the high
priest came, and those who were with him, and called the council together, and all the senate of
the children of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
And when they heard it, they entered very early into the temple and taught. And when
the high priest was come, and they that were with him, they called together the council
and all the elderhood of the sons of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought.
and having heard, they did enter at the dawn into the temple, and were teaching.
And the chief priest having come, and those with him, they called together the
sanhedrim and all the senate of the sons of Israel, and they sent to the prison to
have them brought,
Acts 5 22
But the officers who came didn`t find them in the prison. They returned and reported,
And when the officers were come, they did not find them in the prison; and returned and
reported
and the officers having come, did not find them in the prison, and having turned
back, they told,
Acts 5 23
"We found the prison shut and locked, and the guards standing before the doors, but when we
had opened it up, we found no one inside."
saying, We found the prison shut with all security, and the keepers standing at the doors;
but when we had opened [them], within we found no one.
saying -- `The prison indeed we found shut in all safety, and the keepers standing
without before the doors, and having opened -- within we found no one.`
Acts 5 24
Now when the high priest, the captain of the temple, and the chief priests heard these words,
they were very perplexed about them and what might become of this.
And when they heard these words, both the priest and the captain of the temple and the
chief priests were in perplexity as to them, what this would come to.
And as the priest, and the magistrate of the temple, and the chief priests, heard
these words, they were doubting concerning them to what this would come;
Acts 5 25
One came and told them, "Behold, the men whom you put in prison are in the temple, standing
and teaching the people."
And some one coming reported to them, Lo, the men whom ye put in the prison are in the
temple, standing and teaching the people.
and coming near, a certain one told them, saying -- `Lo, the men whom ye did put
in the prison are in the temple standing and teaching the people;`
Acts 5 26
Then the captain went with the officers, and brought them without violence, for they were
afraid that the people might stone them.
Then the captain, having gone with the officers, brought them, not with violence, for
they feared the people, lest they should be stoned.
then the magistrate having gone away with officers, brought them without
violence, for they were fearing the people, lest they should be stoned;
Acts 5 27
When they had brought them, they set them before the council. The high priest questioned
And they bring them and set them in the council. And the high priest asked them,
and having brought them, they set [them] in the sanhedrim, and the chief priest
questioned them,
Acts 5 28
saying, "Didn`t we strictly charge you not to teach in this name? Behold, you have filled
Jerusalem with your teaching, and intend to bring this man`s blood on us."
saying, We strictly enjoined you not to teach in this name: and lo, ye have filled
Jerusalem with your doctrine, and purpose to bring upon us the blood of this man.
saying, `Did not we strictly command you not to teach in this name? and lo, ye
have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and ye intend to bring upon us the
blood of this man.`
Acts 5 29
But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
But Peter answering, and the apostles, said, God must be obeyed rather than men.
And Peter and the apostles answering, said, `To obey God it behoveth, rather than
men;
Acts 5 30
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom you killed, hanging him on a tree.
The God of our fathers has raised up Jesus, whom *ye* have slain, having hanged on a
cross.
and the God of our fathers did raise up Jesus, whom ye slew, having hanged upon a
tree;
Acts 5 31
God exalted him with his right hand to be a Prince and a Savior, to give repentance to Israel,
and remission of sins.
Him has God exalted by his right hand as leader and saviour, to give repentance to Israel
and remission of sins.
this one God, a Prince and a Saviour, hath exalted with His right hand, to give
reformation to Israel, and forgiveness of sins;
Acts 5 32
We are His witnesses of these things; and so also is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those
who obey him."
And *we* are [his] witnesses of these things, and the Holy Spirit also, which God has
given to those that obey him.
and we are His witnesses of these sayings, and the Holy Spirit also, whom God gave
to those obeying him.`
Acts 5 33
But they, when they heard this, were cut to the heart, and determined to kill them.
But they, when they heard [these things], were cut to the heart, and took counsel to kill
them.
And they having heard, were cut [to the heart], and were taking counsel to slay
them,
Acts 5 34
But one stood up in the council, a Pharisee named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, honored by all
the people, and commanded to take the apostles out a little while.
But a certain [man], a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, held in honour of
all the people, rose up in the council, and commanded to put the men out for a short
while,
but a certain one, having risen up in the sanhedrim -- a Pharisee, by name
Gamaliel, a teacher of law honoured by all the people -- commanded to put the
apostles forth a little,
Acts 5 35
He said to them, "You men of Israel, be careful concerning these men, what you are about to do.
and said to them, Men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as regards these men what ye are
going to do;
and said unto them, `Men, Israelites, take heed to yourselves about these men,
what ye are about to do,
Acts 5 36
For before these days Theudas rose up, making himself out to be somebody; to whom a number of
men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were
dispersed, and came to nothing.
for before these days Theudas rose up, alleging himself to be somebody, to whom a
number of men, about four hundred, were joined; who was slain, and all, as many as
obeyed him, were dispersed and came to nothing.
for before these days rose up Theudas, saying, that himself was some one, to whom
a number of men did join themselves, as it were four hundred, who was slain, and
all, as many as were obeying him, were scattered, and came to nought.
Acts 5 37
After this man, Judas of Galilee rose up in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some people
after him. He also perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad.
After him rose Judas the Galilean in the days of the census, and drew away [a number of]
people after him; and *he* perished, and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered
abroad.
`After this one rose up, Judas the Galilean, in the days of the enrollment, and drew
away much people after him, and that one perished, and all, as many as were
obeying him, were scattered;
Acts 5 38
Now I tell you, refrain from these men, and leave them alone. For if this counsel or this work is of
men, it will be overthrown.
And now I say to you, Withdraw from these men and let them alone, for if this counsel or
this work have its origin from men, it will be destroyed;
and now I say to you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone, because if this
counsel or this work may be of men, it will be overthrown,
Acts 5 39
But if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow it, and you would be found even to be
fighting against God."
but if it be from God, ye will not be able to put them down, lest ye be found also fighters
against God.
and if it be of God, ye are not able to overthrow it, lest perhaps also ye be found
fighting against God.`
Acts 5 40
They agreed with him. When they had called the apostles to them, they beat them and charged
them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
And they listened to his advice; and having called the apostles, they beat them, and
enjoined them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and dismissed them.
And to him they agreed, and having called near the apostles, having beaten
[them], they commanded [them] not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go;
Acts 5 41
They therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted
worthy to suffer dishonor for Jesus` name.
They therefore went their way from [the] presence of the council, rejoicing that they
were counted worthy to be dishonoured for the name.
they, indeed, then, departed from the presence of the sanhedrim, rejoicing that
for his name they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour,
Acts 5 42
Every day, in the temple and at home, they never stopped teaching and preaching Jesus, the
Christ.
And every day, in the temple and in the houses, they ceased not teaching and announcing
the glad tidings that Jesus [was] the Christ.
every day also in the temple, and in every house, they were not ceasing teaching

and proclaiming good news -- Jesus the Christ.

Study Questions

Who did the apostles obey? 5:29

Who claimed to be somebody? 5:36