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2 Kings 1-321st Century King James Version (KJ21)

Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick. And he sent messengers and aid unto them, “Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover from this disease.”

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 inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?’

Now therefore thus saith the Lord: ‘Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou hast gone up, but shalt surely die!’” And Elijah departed.

And when the messengers returned unto the king, he said unto them, “Why have ye now turned back?”

And they said unto him, “There came a man up to meet us, and said unto us, ‘Go, return unto the king who 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 inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? Therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou hast gone up, but shalt surely die!”’”

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

And they answered him, “He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins.” And he said, “It is Elijah he Tishbite.”

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 a ill. And he spoke unto him, “Thou man of God, the king hath said, ‘Come down.’”

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 hee and thy fifty.” And there came down fire from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

11 Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, “O man of God, thus hath the king said, ‘Come down quickly.’”

12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, “If I be a man of God, let fire come down from heaven and consume thee and thy fifty.” And the fire of God came down from heaven and consumed him and his fifty.

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 Elijah, and besought him and said unto him, “O man of God, I pray thee, let my life and the life of these fifty, thy servants, be precious in thy sight.

14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven and burned up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties. Therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight!”

15 And the angel of the Lord said unto Elijah, “Go down with him; be not afraid of him.” And he arose and went down with him unto the king.

16 And he said unto him, “Thus saith the Lord: ‘Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to inquire of His word? Therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou hast gone up, but shalt surely die!’”

17 So he died according to the word of the Lord which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, because he had no son.

18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

And Elijah said unto Elisha, “Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Bethel.” And Elisha said unto him, “As the Lord liveth and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.” So they went down to Bethel.

And the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came forth to Elisha and said unto him, “Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today?” And he said, “Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.”

And Elijah said unto him, “Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Jericho.” And he said, “As the Lord liveth and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.” So they came to Jericho.

And the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came to Elisha and said unto him, “Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head today?” And he answered, “Yea, I know it; hold ye your peace.”

And Elijah said unto him, “Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the Lord hath sent me to the Jordan.” And he said, “As the Lord liveth and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee.” And the two went on.

And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood in sight to view afar off; and they two stood by the Jordan.

And Elijah took his mantle and wrapped it together and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither so that the two went over on dry ground.

And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee.” And Elisha said, “I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.”

10 And he said, “Thou hast asked a hard thing. Nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so.”

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, “My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof!” And he saw him no more. And he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back and stood by the bank of the Jordan.

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters and said, “Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” And when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither; and Elisha went over.

15 And when the sons of the prophets who were in view at Jericho saw him, they said, “The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha.” And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

16 And they said unto him, “Behold now, there are with thy servants fifty strong men. Let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master, lest perhaps the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley.” And he said, “Ye shall not send.”

17 And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, “Send.” They sent therefore fifty men, and they sought three days but found him not.

18 And when they came again to him (for he tarried at Jericho), he said unto them, “Did I not say unto you, ‘Go not’?”

19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, “Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth; but the water is nought, and the ground barren.”

20 And he said, “Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein.” And they brought it to him.

21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there and said, “Thus saith the Lord: ‘I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.’”

22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke.

23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel. And as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him and said unto him, “Go up, thou bald head! Go up, thou bald head!”

24 And he turned back and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two shebears out of the wood and tore forty and two children of them.

25 And he went from thence to Mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

And he wrought evil in the sight of the Lord, but not like his father and like his mother; for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.

Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel a hundred thousand lambs and a hundred thousand rams with the wool.

But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

And King Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time and numbered all Israel.

And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, “The king of Moab hath rebelled against me. Wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle?” And he said, “I will go up; I am as thou art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses.”

And he said, “Which way shall we go up?” And he answered, “The way through the Wilderness of Edom.”

So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah and the king of Edom; and they made a circuit of seven days’ journey. And there was no water for the host and for the cattle that followed them.

10 And the king of Israel said, “Alas! that the Lord hath called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab!”

11 But Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may inquire of the Lord by him?” And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, “Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.”

12 And Jehoshaphat said, “The word of the Lord is with him.” So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, “What have I to do with thee? Get thee to the prophets of thy father and to the prophets of thy mother.” And the king of Israel said unto him, “Nay, for the Lord hath called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.”

14 And Elisha said, “As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

15 But now bring me a minstrel.” And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.

16 And he said, “Thus saith the Lord: ‘Make this valley full of ditches.’

17 For thus saith the Lord: ‘Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye and your cattle and your beasts.’

18 And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord; He will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.

19 And ye shall smite every fortified city and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.”

20 And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.

21 And when all the Moabites heard that the kings had come up to fight against them, they gathered all who were able to put on armor and upward, and stood in the border.

22 And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood.

23 And they said, “This is blood! The kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another. Now therefore, Moab, to the spoil!”

24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them; but they went forward smiting the Moabites, even in their country.

25 And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees. Only in Kirharaseth left they the stones thereof; however the slingers went about it and smote it.

26 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men who drew swords to break through even unto the king of Edom, but they could not.

27 Then he took his eldest son who should have reigned in his stead, and offered him as a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel. And they departed from him, and returned to their own land.

Luke 24:1-3521st Century King James Version (KJ21)

24 Now upon the first day of the week very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulcher, bringing the spices which they had prepared; and certain others were with them.

And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulcher.

And they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.

And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, “Why seek ye the living among the dead?

He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke unto you when He was yet in Galilee,

saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”

And they remembered His words,

and returned from the sepulcher and told all these things unto the eleven and to all the rest.

10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James, and other women who were with them, who told these things unto the apostles.

11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

12 Then arose Peter and ran unto the sepulcher; and stooping down, he beheld the linen cloths laid by themselves. And he departed, wondering to himself at that which had come to pass.

13 And behold, two of them were going that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about seven miles.

14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

15 And it came to pass that while they communed and reasoned together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.

16 But their eyes were held, that they should not know Him.

17 And He said unto them, “What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another as ye walk and are sad?”

18 And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto Him, “Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which have come to pass there in these days?”

19 And He said unto them, “What things?” And they said unto Him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people;

20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death and have crucified Him.

21 But we trusted that it had been He who should have redeemed Israel. And besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done.

22 Yea, and certain women also of our company, who were early at the sepulcher, made us astonished.

23 And when they found not His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that He was alive.

24 And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulcher and found it even so as the women had said, but Him they saw not.”

25 Then He said unto them, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”

27 And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.

28 And they drew nigh unto the village whither they were going, and He made as though He would have gone further.

29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening and the day is far spent.” And He went in to tarry with them.

30 And it came to pass, as He sat at meat with them, He took bread and blessed it, and broke and gave it to them.

31 And their eyes were opened and they knew Him. And He vanished out of their sight.

32 And they said to one another, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked with us on the way and while He opened to us the Scriptures?”

33 And they rose up that same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them,

34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed and hath appeared to Simon!”

35 And they told what things were done on the way, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.

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