And Ahaziahfelldownthrough a lattice in his upperchamberthat was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sentmessengers, and saiduntothem, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekronwhether I shallrecover of thisdisease.
But the angel of the LORDsaid to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say untothem, Is it not becausethere is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?
And theysaidunto him, Therecame a man up to meet us, and saidunto us, Go, turnagainunto the kingthatsent you, and say unto him, Thussaith the LORD, Is it not becausethere is not a God in Israel, thatthousendest to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? thereforethoushalt not comedownfromthat bed on whichthou art gone up, but shaltsurely die.
And Elijahanswered and said to the captain of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let firecomedownfromheaven, and consumethee and thy fifty. And therecamedownfirefromheaven, and consumed him and his fifty.
And he sentagain a captain of the thirdfiftywith his fifty. And the thirdcaptain of fiftywent up, and came and fell on his kneesbeforeElijah, and besought him, and saidunto him, O man of God, I praythee, let my life, and the life of thesefifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.
And he saidunto him, Thussaith the LORD, Forasmuch as thouhastsentmessengers to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron, is it not becausethere is no God in Israel to enquire of his word? thereforethoushalt not comedown off that bed on whichthou art gone up, but shaltsurely die.