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

Five Missing VAV 1Kings 17:13; 2 Kings 1:3;2 Kings 1:4; 2 Kings 1:8; 2 Kings1:12 ; Malachi 4:5; 3:23 given to Ya'akov

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 to them, Go, enquire of ba'al-zevuv the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

1:3   וּמַלְאַךְ יְהֹוָה דִּבֶּר אֶל-אֵלִיָּה הַתִּשְבִּי קוּם עֲלֵהלִקְרַאת מַלְאֲכֵי מֶלֶךְ-שֹמְרוֹן וְדַבֵּר אֲלֵהֶם הֲמִבְּלִיאֵין-אֱלֹהִים בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל אַתֶּם הֹלְכִים לִדְרֹש בְּבַעַלזְבוּב אֱלֹהֵי עֶקְרוֹן׃

Umal'ach ADONAI diber el-'Eliyah haTishbi kum aleh likrat mal'achei melech-Shomeron vedaber alehem hamibeli ein-'elohim beYisra'el atem holechim lidrosh beva'al zevuv elohei ekron.

But malakh ADONAI (יהוה) said to Eliyah haTishbi (תּשׁבּי), Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the melekh Shomron, and say to 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 וְלָכֵן כֹּה-אָמַר יְהֹוָה הַמִּטָּה אֲשֶר-עָלִיתָ שָּםלֹא-תֵרֵד מִמֶּנָּה כִּי מוֹת תָּמוּת וַיֵּלֶךְ אֵלִיָּה׃

Velachen koh-'amar ADONAI hamitah asher-'alita sham lo-tered mimenah ki mot tamut vayelech Eliyah.

Now therefore thus said ADONAI (יהוה):

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

And Eliyah departed.

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

1:6 And they said to him:

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

Thus said ADONAI (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 shall not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shall surely die.

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

1:8   וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֵלָיו אִיש בַּעַל שֵׂעָר וְאֵזוֹר עוֹר אָזוּרבְּמָתְנָיו וַיֹּאמַר אֵלִיָּה הַתִּשְבִּי הוּא׃

Vayomeru elav ish ba'al se'ar ve'ezor or azur bematenav vayomar Eliyah haTishbi hu.

And they answered him:

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

And he said,

It [is]Eliyah the Tishbi (תּשׁבּי).

1:9 Then the king sent to 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 spoke to him, Thou man of Elohim (אלהים), the king has 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 to him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said to him, O man of Elohim (אלהים), thus has the king said, Come down quickly.

1:12   וַיַּעַן אֵלִיָּה וַיְדַבֵּר אֲלֵיהֶם אִם-אִיש הָאֱלֹהִים אָנִיתֵּרֶד אֵש מִן-הַשָּמַיִם וְתֹאכַל אֹתְךָ וְאֶת-חֲמִשֶּיךָוַתֵּרֶד אֵש-אֱלֹהִים מִן-הַשָּמַיִם וַתֹּאכַל אֹתוֹוְאֶת-חֲמִשָּיו׃

Vaya'an Eliyah vadaber aleihem im-'ish ha'Elohim ani tered esh min-hashamayim vetochal otecha ve'et-chamisheicha vatered esh-'Elohim min-hashamayim vatochal oto ve'et-chamishav.

And Eliyah answered and said to 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 to 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 ADONAI (יהוה) said to Eliyahu:

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

1:16 And he said to him,

Thus said ADONAI (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 shall not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shall surely die.

1:17 So he died according to the Dvar ADONAI (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.