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2 Kings by World English Bible

2 Kings is a fascinating account of the reigns of various kings in ancient Israel and Judah. The book provides a detailed look at the power struggles, political intrigues, and conflicts that took place during this time period. The author does a fantastic job of weaving together historical events with moral lessons and spiritual insights.

One of the standout features of the book is the emphasis on the importance of faith and obedience to God. The various kings are judged based on their adherence to God's commandments, and the consequences of their actions are clearly outlined. This serves as a powerful reminder of the consequences of turning away from God and the importance of staying faithful to Him.

I also appreciated the way the author highlighted the role of prophets in guiding and advising the kings. The interactions between the prophets and the rulers provide a unique perspective on leadership and the responsibilities that come with it.

Overall, 2 Kings is a thought-provoking and engaging read that offers valuable insights into ancient history, morality, and spirituality. It is a must-read for anyone interested in biblical literature or looking to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament.

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From with slight reformatting by Martin Ward.

Book 12 2 Kings 001:001 Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. 001:002 Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said to them, Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this sickness. 001:003 But the angel of Yahweh said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and tell them, Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you go to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? 001:004 Now therefore thus says Yahweh, You shall not come down from the bed where you are gone up, but shall surely die. Elijah departed. 001:005 The messengers returned to him, and he said to them, Why is it that you have returned? 001:006 They said to him, There came up a man to meet us, and said to us, Go, turn again to the king who sent you, and tell him, Thus says Yahweh, Is it because there is no God in Israel, that you send to inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron? therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you are gone up, but shall surely die. 001:007 He said to them, What manner of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words? 001:008 They answered him, He was a hairy man, and girt with a belt of leather about his waist... Continue reading book >>

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