Neviim Rishonim:

Melekhim Bet / 2 Kings Chapter 1

Commonly called SEFER HA ARBA MELEKHIM

(The fourth book of the Kings)

1, 2, 3,

Miracles of Elisha

4, 5, 6, 7,

The Kings of Yisra'el and Yehudah to fall of Shomron

8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17,

From the Accession of Chezekiyah to the golus of Yehudah

18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

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THE DIVIDED KINGDOM (Cont'd. from 1 Kings)

Melekh Achazyah of Yisra'el 

the Ministry of Eliyahu

1:1 Then Mo'av rebelled against Yisra'el after the death of Ach'av.

1:2 And Achazyah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that [was] in Shomron, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of ba'al-zevuv the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

1:3 But malakh YHWH (יהוה) said to Eliyahu haTishvi (תּשׁבּי), Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the melekh Shomron, and say unto them, [Is it] not because [there is] not a Elohim (אלהים) in Yisra'el, [that] ye go to enquire of ba'al-zevuv the god of Ekron?

1:4 Now therefore thus saith YHWH (יהוה):

"Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die."

And Eliyahu departed.

1:5 And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?

1:6 And they said unto him:

"There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again unto the king that sent you, and say unto him,"

Thus saith YHWH (יהוה)

[Is it] not because [there is] not a Elohim (אלהים) in Yisra'el, [that] thou sendest to enquire of ba'al-zevuv the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

1:7 And he said unto them, What manner of man [was he] which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

1:8 And they answered him:

[He was] an hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.

And he said,

It [is] Eliyahu the Tishvi (תּשׁבּי).

1:9 Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of Elohim (אלהים), the king hath said, Come down.

1:10 And Eliyahu answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I [be] a man of Elohim (אלהים), then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

1:11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of Elohim (אלהים), thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

1:12 And Eliyahu answered and said unto them, If I [be] a man of Elohim (אלהים), let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of Elohim (אלהים) came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

1:13 And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Eliyahu , and besought him, and said unto him, O man of Elohim (אלהים), I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.

1:14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

1:15 And malakh YHWH (יהוה) said unto Eliyahu:

Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the king.

1:16 And he said unto him,

Thus saith YHWH (יהוה):

Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to enquire of ba'al-zevuv the god of Ekron, [is it] not because [there is] no Elohim (אלהים) in Yisra'el to enquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

1:17 So he died according to the Dvar YHWH (יהוה) which Eliyahu had spoken. And Yehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Yehoram Ben Yehoshaphat melekh Yehudah; because he had no son.

1:18 Now the rest of the acts of Achazyah which he did, [are] they not written in the sefer Divrei ha Yamin (chronicles) of the kings of Yisra'el?


1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

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The First and Second Kings were originally one book.

The Second Kings contain the record of two great national tragedies

In this book gives an account of the mighty ministry  of Elisha. Yisra'el received warnings and exhortations.