10 He replied, “I have been very zealous(A) for the Lord God of Armies, but the Israelites have abandoned your covenant,(B) torn down your altars,(C) and killed your prophets(D) with the sword. I alone am left,(E) and they are looking for me to take my life.”(F)

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10 He replied, “I have been very zealous(A) for the Lord God Almighty. The Israelites have rejected your covenant,(B) torn down your altars,(C) and put your prophets to death with the sword. I am the only one left,(D) and now they are trying to kill me too.”

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10 And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord 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, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

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They replied, “A hairy man with a leather belt around his waist.”(A)

He said, “It’s Elijah the Tishbite.”(B)

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They replied, “He had a garment of hair[a](A) and had a leather belt around his waist.”

The king said, “That was Elijah the Tishbite.”

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 1:8 Or He was a hairy man

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.

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