2 Kings 3
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1And Yoram son of Akhab became king over Israel in Samaria in the year eighteen of Yushaphat King of Yehuda, and he reigned twelve years. 2And he did evil before LORD JEHOVAH, however, not like his father and like his mother, and he removed the statue of Baal that his father had made. 3Only he cleaved to the sins by which Yorbaam son of Nebat had caused Israel to sin, and he did not turn aside from them.

4And Misha, King of Moab, was a Sheep Master, and he had been offering to the King of Israel a hundred thousand fatlings of sheep and a hundred thousand rams of wool. 5And after Akhab was dead, the King of Moab rebelled against the King of Israel. 6And King Yoram went out in that day from Samaria and he numbered all Israel. 7And he sent to Yushaphat King of Yehuda and said: “The King of Moab has rebelled against me. Come with me; let us go to battle against Moab!” And Yushaphat said to him: “I am going up like you and my people are as your people, and my horses as your horses.” 8And he said to him: “By which road will we go up?” And he said: “In the road of the wilderness of Edom.”

9And the King of Israel went on, and the King of Yehuda and the King of Edom, and they went a journey of seven days, and there were no waters for the encampment and for the people who were with them. 10And the King of Israel said, “Alas, for this LORD JEHOVAH indeed has called these three Kings, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!” 11And Yushaphat said: “Is there not here a Prophet of LORD JEHOVAH that we may inquire the word of LORD JEHOVAH from him?” And one of the Servants of the King of Israel answered and said: “Elisha son of Shaphat is here who was pouring out water on the hands of Elyah!” 12And Yushaphat said: “The word of LORD JEHOVAH is with him!” And the King of Israel and Yushaphat the King of Yehuda and the King of Edom went down to him.

13And Elisha said to the King of Israel: “What do I have to do with you? Go to the Prophets of your father and to the Prophets of your mother!” The King of Israel said to him: “Because of this, indeed, LORD JEHOVAH called these three Kings to deliver them into the hands of Moab!” 14And Elisha said, “As LORD JEHOVAH of Hosts is living, before whom I stand, if I were not shamed before the face of Yushaphat King of Yehuda, I would not have looked at you and I would not have seen you. 15And now, bring to me a Minstrel!” And it was that when the Minstrel played, the hand of LORD JEHOVAH was upon him. 16And he said: “Thus says LORD JEHOVAH: this valley shall be made pits of pits. 17Because thus says LORD JEHOVAH: You will see no wind and no rain, and this valley will be filled with water, and you shall drink, and your beasts. 18And this is unworthy in the eyes of LORD JEHOVAH, and he shall hand over the Moabites into your hands. 19And you shall destroy all the fortress cities, and all cities that are choice, and you shall fell all trees that are beautiful, and you shall stop up all springs of waters, and you shall fill every inheritance that is beautiful with stones.” 20And it happened at dawn, when he offered up an offering, and behold, waters came from the road of Edom, and the land was filled with waters.

21And all the Moabites heard that the Kings came up to fight with them, and all who were girt with a sword and beyond announced themselves and they stood on the border. 22And they arose at dawn, and the sun arose on the waters, and the Moabites saw from opposite the waters that they were red as blood. 23And they said: “This is blood! Surely the Kings have been slaughtered, and they have killed each man his neighbor; therefore, to the prey Moab!” 24And they came to the encampment of Israel, and the sons of Israel rose up and attacked the Moabites with the sword, and they fled from before them, and they went in among them and they put Moab to the sword. 25And they overthrew the cities and they cast each man his stone on every beautiful inheritance and filled it, and every spring of waters they stopped up, and all trees that were beautiful they felled, until the stones in the wall were left ruined, and the throwers with a sling went around it and they destroyed it. 26And the King of Moab saw that the battle was stronger than he, and he took with him seven hundred men drawing a sword to escape to the King of Edom, and he was unable. 27And he took his firstborn son, he who was to reign after him, and offered him up as a burnt offering on the wall, and there was great wrath against Israel. And they picked up from it and they returned to their land.

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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