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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - 2 Kings 1:2


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    King James Bible - 2 Kings 1:2

    And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease.

    World English Bible

    Ahaziah fell down through the lattice in his upper room that was in Samaria, and was sick. So he sent messengers, and said to them, "Go, inquire of Baal Zebub, the god of Ekron, whether I will recover of this sickness."

    Douay-Rheims - 2 Kings 1:2

    And Ochozias fell through the lattices of his upper chamber which he had in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, saying to them: Go, consult Beelzebub, the god of Accaron, whether I shall recover of this my illness.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And Ahaziah fell down through a 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 from this disease.

    Original Hebrew

    ויפל
    5307 אחזיה 274 בעד 1157 השׂבכה 7639 בעליתו 5944 אשׁר 834 בשׁמרון 8111 ויחל 2470 וישׁלח 7971 מלאכים 4397 ויאמר 559 אלהם 413 לכו 1980 דרשׁו 1875 בבעל  זבוב 1176  אלהי 430  עקרון 6138  אם 518  אחיה 2421  מחלי 2483  זה׃ 2088  

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    1Ki 22:34 *marg:

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 1:2

    Y Ocozías cayó por las celosías de una sala de la casa que tenía en Samaria; y estando enfermo envió mensajeros, y les dijo: Id, y consultad a Baal-zebub dios de Ecrón, si tengo de sanar de esta mi enfermedad.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 1:2

    Verse 2. Fell down through a lattice] Perhaps either through the flat root of his
    house, or over or through the balustrades with which the roof was surrounded.

    Go, inquire of Baal-zebub] Literally, the fly-god, or master of flies. The Septuagint has baal muian, Baal the fly. He was the tutelary god of Ekron, and probably was used at first as a kind of telesm, to drive away flies. He became afterwards a very respectable devil, and was supposed to have great power and influence. In the New Testament Beelzebub is a common name for Satan himself, or the prince of devils. See my notes on Matt. x. 25.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 2. And Ahaziah fell down a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria , etc.] Which was either a window or lattice in the form of network, to let in light; or rather were the rails of a balcony or battlement on the roof of his palace, in this form, on which leaning, it broke down, and he fell into the garden or court yard; or walking on the roof of his house, and treading unawares on a sky light, which let in light into a room underneath, he fell through it into it: and was sick ; the fall perhaps threw him into a fever, and which seemed threatening, being violent: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, go inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover of this disease ; not to heal him of it, but to know the issue of it; a vain curiosity this! Ekron was one of the principalities of the Philistines, and this idol was the god they worshipped, which signifies a master fly: which some think was a large metallic fly; made under a planet that rules over flies; and the Heathens had deities they called Myiodes, Myagros, and apomuiov , which signifies a driver away of flies; as Jupiter and Hercules were called by the Eleans and Romans, and worshipped and sacrificed to by them on that account f1 ; and so the Cyreneans, a people of Lybia, worshipped the god Achor, which seems to be a corruption of the word Ekron, because he freed them from flies, after they had been infested with a pestilence through them f2 ; and Ekron being a place near the sea, and both hot and moist, might be much infested with those creatures. Within the haven of Ptolemais, or Acco, was formerly a temple of Baalzebub, called in later times “the tower of flies”, and used as a Pharus f3 .

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-8 - When Ahaziah rebelled against the
    Lord, Moab revolted from him. Sin weakens and impoverishes us. Man's revolt from God is often punished by the rebellion of those who owe subjection to him. Ahaziah fell throug a lattice, or railing. Wherever we go, there is but a step between u and death. A man's house is his castle, but not to secure him agains God's judgments. The whole creation, which groans under the burden of man's sin, will, at length, sink and break under the weight like thi lattice. He is never safe that has God for his enemy. Those that wil not inquire of the word of God for their comfort, shall hear it to their terror, whether they will or no.


    Original Hebrew

    ויפל 5307 אחזיה 274 בעד 1157 השׂבכה 7639 בעליתו 5944 אשׁר 834 בשׁמרון 8111 ויחל 2470 וישׁלח 7971 מלאכים 4397 ויאמר 559 אלהם 413 לכו 1980 דרשׁו 1875 בבעל  זבוב 1176  אלהי 430  עקרון 6138  אם 518  אחיה 2421  מחלי 2483  זה׃ 2088  


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