2 Kings 1
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  • Verse 3

    But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?

    15; 1 Kings 19:5,7; Acts 8:26; 12:7-11
    8; 1 Kings 17:1
    1 Kings 18:1
    6,16; 5:8,15; 1 Samuel 17:46; 1 Kings 18:36; Psalms 76:1
    ye go
    Jeremiah 2:11-13; Jonah 2:8; Mark 3:22

  • Verse 4

    Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.

    Thou shalt, etc
    Heb. The bed whither thou art gone up, thou shalt not come down from it. but shalt.
    Genesis 2:17; 3:4; Numbers 26:65; 1 Samuel 28:19; 1 Kings 14:12; Proverbs 11:19; 14:32; Ezekiel 18:4

  • Verse 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 the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

    Thus saith
    Isaiah 41:22,23
    3,4; 1 Chronicles 10:13,14; Psalms 16:4

  • Verse 7

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

    What manner of man was he? Heb
    What was the manner of the man?
    Judges 8:18; 1 Samuel 28:14

  • Verse 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 Elijah the Tishbite.

    an hairy man
    That is, he wore a rough garment, either made of camels' hair, as that of John Baptist, or of a skin, dressed with the hair on. Sir J. Chardin informs us, in a MS. note on this place, cited by Mr. Harmer, that the eastern dervishes and fakeers are clothed just as Elijah was, with a hairy garment, girded with a leathern girdle.
    Isaiah 20:2; Zechariah 13:4; Matthew 3:4; 11:8; Luke 1:17; Revelation 11:3

  • Verse 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 God, the king hath said, Come down.

    sent unto
    6:13,14; 1 Kings 18:4,10; 19:2; 22:8,26,27; Matthew 14:3
    he sat
    1 Kings 18:42; Luke 6:11,12
    Thou man
    Amos 7:12; Matthew 26:68; 27:29,41-43; Mark 15:29,32; Hebrews 11:36

  • Verse 10

    And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, 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.

    If I be a man
    2:23,24; Numbers 16:28-30; 1 Kings 18:36-38; 22:28; 2 Chronicles 36:16; Psalms 105:15; Matthew 21:41; 23:34-37; Acts 5:3-10
    let fire
    Or, rather, as the original literally imports, and the LXX. render, [katabesetai pyr] fire shall come down; Elijah's words being simply declarative, and not imprecatory.
    Numbers 11:1; 16:35; Job 1:16; Psalms 106:18; Luke 9:54; Hebrews 12:29; Revelation 11:5
    Daniel 3:22,25; 6:24; Acts 12:19