And the word of Yahweh came to Jehu the son of Hanani against Baasha, saying, 2 Since I exalted you out of the dust, and made you prince over my people Israel, and you have walked in the way of Jeroboam, and have made my people Israel to sin, to provoke me to anger with their sins; 3 behold, I will utterly sweep away Baasha and his house; and I will make your house like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat. 4 He that dies of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and he that dies of his in the field shall the birds of the heavens eat.
5 Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 6 And Baasha slept with his fathers, and was buried in Tirzah; and Elah his son reigned in his place. 7 And moreover by the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of Yahweh against Baasha, and against his house, both because of all the evil that he did in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger with the work of his hands, in being like the house of Jeroboam, and because he struck him.
8 In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah Elah the son of Baasha began to reign over Israel in Tirzah, and reigned two years. 9 And his servant Zimri, captain of half his chariots, conspired against him: now he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Aza, who was over the household in Tirzah: 10 and Zimri went in and struck him, and killed him, in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, and reigned in his place. 11 And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he struck all the house of Baasha: he left him not a single man-child, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends. 12 In this manner Zimri destroyed all the house of Baasha, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke against Baasha by Jehu the prophet, 13 for all the sins of Baasha, and the sins of Elah his son, which they sinned, and with which they made Israel to sin, to provoke Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, to anger with their vanities. 14 Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah Zimri reigned seven days in Tirzah. Now the people were encamped against Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines. 16 And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri has conspired, and has also struck the king: therefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the army, king over Israel that day in the camp. 17 And Omri went up from Gibbethon, and all Israel with him, and they besieged Tirzah. 18 And it came to pass, when Zimri saw that the city was taken, that he went into the castle of the king’s house, and burnt the king’s house over him with fire, and died, 19 for his sins which he sinned in doing that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, in walking in the way of Jeroboam, and in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin. 20 Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he worked, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?
21 Then the people of Israel were divided into two parts: half of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king; and half followed Omri. 22 But the people that followed Omri prevailed against the people that followed Tibni the son of Ginath: so Tibni died, and Omri reigned. 23 In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah Omri began to reign over Israel, and reigned twelve years: he reigned six years in Tirzah. 24 And he bought the hill Samaria of Shemer for two talents of silver; and he built on the hill, and called the name of the city which he built, after the name of Shemer, the owner of the hill, Samaria. 25 And Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh, and dealt wickedly above all that were before him. 26 For he walked in all the ways of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and in his sins with which he made Israel to sin, to provoke Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, to anger with their vanities. 27 Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he showed, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel? 28 So Omri slept with his fathers, and was buried in Samaria; and Ahab his son reigned in his place.
29 And in the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah Ahab the son of Omri began to reign over Israel: and Ahab the son of Omri reigned over Israel in Samaria twenty-two years. 30 And Ahab the son of Omri did that which was evil in the sight of Yahweh above all that were before him. 31 And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshiped him. 32 And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had built in Samaria. 33 And Ahab made the Asherah; and Ahab did yet more to provoke Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him. 34 In his days Hiel the Beth-elite built Jericho: he laid the foundation of it with the loss of Abiram his first-born, and set up the gates of it with the loss of his youngest son Segub, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by Yahshua the son of Nun.
And EliYah the Tishbite, who was of the sojourners of Gilead, said to Ahab, As Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word. 2 And the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, 3 Go from here, and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. 4 And it shall be, that you shall drink of the brook; and I have commanded the Arabs to feed you there. 5 So he went and did according to the word of Yahweh; for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before the Jordan. 6 And the Arabs brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. 7 And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there was no rain in the land.
8 And the word of Yahweh came to him, saying, 9 Arise, go to Zarephath, which belongs to Sidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow there to sustain you. 10 So he arose and went to Zarephath; and when he came to the gate of the city, behold, a widow was there gathering sticks: and he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 and as she was going to bring it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray you, a morsel of bread in your hand. 12 And she said, As Yahweh your Elohim lives, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in the jar, and a little oil in the cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13 And EliYah said to her, Fear not; go and do as you have said; but make me of it a little cake first, and bring it forth to me, and afterward make for you and for your son. 14 For thus says Yahweh, the Elohim of Israel, The jar of meal shall not be used up, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that Yahweh sends rain upon the earth. 15 And she went and did according to the saying of EliYah: and she, and he, and her house, ate many days. 16 The jar of meal was not used up, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of Yahweh, which he spoke by EliYah.
17 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so severe, that there was no breath left in him. 18 And she said to EliYah, What have I to do with you, O you man of Elohim? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance, and to kill my son! 19 And he said to her, Give me your son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into the chamber, where he lived, and laid him on his own bed. 20 And he cried to Yahweh, and said, O Yahweh my Elohim, have you also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son? 21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried to Yahweh, and said, O Yahweh my Elohim, I pray you, let this child’s life come into him again. 22 And Yahweh listened to the voice of EliYah; and the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. 23 And EliYah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him to his mother; and EliYah said, See, your son lives. 24 And the woman said to EliYah, Now I know that you are a man of Elohim, and that the word of Yahweh in your mouth is truth.
And it came to pass after many days, that the word of Yahweh came to EliYah, in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab; and I will send rain upon the earth. 2 And EliYah went to show himself to Ahab. And the famine was severe in Samaria. 3 And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly: 4 for it was so, when Jezebel cut off the prophets of Yahweh, that Obadiah took a hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water.) 5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go through the land, to all the fountains of water, and to all the brooks: perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, that we do not lose all the beasts. 6 So they divided the land between them to pass over into it: Ahab went one way by himself, and Obadiah went another way by himself.
7 And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, EliYah met him: and he knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Is it you, my superior EliYah? 8 And he answered him, It is I; go, tell your sovereign, Behold, EliYah is here. 9 And he said, In what have I sinned, that you would deliver your servant into the hand of Ahab, to kill me? 10 As Yahweh your Elohim lives, there is no nation or kingdom, where my sovereign has not sent to seek you: and when they said, He is not here, he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found you not. 11 And now you say, Go, tell your sovereign, Behold, EliYah is here. 12 And it will come to pass, as soon as I have gone from you, that the Spirit of Yahweh will carry you where I know not; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find you, he will kill me: but I your servant fear Yahweh from my youth. 13 Was it not told to my superior what I did when Jezebel killed the prophets of Yahweh, how I hid a hundred men of Yahweh’s prophets by fifty in a cave, and fed them with bread and water? 14 And now you say, Go, tell your sovereign, Behold, EliYah is here; and he will kill me. 15 And EliYah said, As Yahweh of hosts lives, before whom I stand, I will surely show myself to him today.
16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab, and told him; and Ahab went to meet EliYah. 17 And it came to pass, when Ahab saw EliYah, that Ahab said to him, Is it you, you troubler of Israel? 18 And he answered, I have not troubled Israel; but you, and your father’s house, in that you have forsaken the commandments of Yahweh, and you have followed the Baalim. 19 Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel to mount Carmel, and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the Asherah four hundred, that eat at Jezebel’s table.
20 So Ahab sent to all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together to mount Carmel. 21 And EliYah came near to all the people, and said, How long will you go limping between the two sides? If Yahweh is Elohim, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word. 22 Then EliYah said to the people, I, even I only, am left a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men. 23 Let them therefore give us two bullocks; and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under. 24 And you call on the name of your elohim, and I will call on the name of Yahweh: and the Elohim that answers by fire, let him be Elohim. And all the people answered and said, It is well spoken.
25 And EliYah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first; for you are many; and call on the name of your mighty one, but put no fire under. 26 And they took the bullock which was given to them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped about the altar which was made. 27 And it came to pass at noon, that EliYah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud; for he is a mighty one: either he is meditating, or is busy, or is on a journey, or perhaps he sleeps and must be awakened. 28 And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lances, until the blood gushed out upon them. 29 And it was so, when midday was past, that they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening oblation; but there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.
30 And EliYah said to all the people, Come near to me; and all the people came near to him. And he repaired the altar of Yahweh that was thrown down. 31 And EliYah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of Yahweh came, saying, Israel shall be your name. 32 And with the stones he built an altar in the name of Yahweh; and he made a trench about the altar, as great as would contain two measures of seed. 33 And he put the wood in order, and cut the bullock in pieces, and laid it on the wood. And he said, Fill four jars with water, and pour it on the burnt-offering, and on the wood. 34 And he said, Do it the second time; and they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time; and they did it the third time. 35 And the water ran all around the altar; and he filled the trench also with water. 36 And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening oblation, that EliYah the prophet came near, and said, O Yahweh, the Elohim of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that you are Elohim in Israel, and that I am your servant, and that I have done all these things at your word. 37 Hear me, O Yahweh, hear me, that this people may know that you, Yahweh, are Elohim, and that you have turned their heart back again. 38 Then the fire of Yahweh fell, and consumed the burnt-offering, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked UP the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces; and they said, Yahweh, he is Elohim; Yahweh, he is Elohim. 40 And EliYah said to them, Take the prophets of Baal; do not let one of them escape. And they took them; and EliYah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and killed them there.
41 And EliYah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain. 42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And EliYah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bowed himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees. 43 And he said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up, and looked, and said, There is nothing. And he said, Go again seven times. 44 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said. Behold, there arises a cloud out of the sea, as small as a man’s hand. And he said, Go up, say to Ahab, Make ready your chariot, and go down, that the rain does not stop you. 45 And it came to pass in a little while, that the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel: 46 and the hand of Yahweh was on EliYah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.