2 Malakim Chapters 13 and 14

Chapter 13: Yahoahaz Reigns in Ysrayl Seventeen Years and He is Evil in the Sight of Yah

1 In the twenty-third year of Yahoash the son of Ahaziyah, king of Yahudah, Yahoahaz the son of Yahu became king over Ysrayl in Samaria and reigned seventeen years. 2 And he did evil in the sight of Yah and followed the sins of Yeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Ysrayl sin. He did not depart from them.

Yah Delivers Ysrayl Into the Hands of Syria: King Yahoahaz Pleas with Yah: Yah Hears Yahoahaz and Sends a Deliverer

3 Then the anger of Yah was aroused against Ysrayl and He delivered them into the hand of Hazael king of Syria and into the hand of Ben-Hadad the son of Hazael, all their days. 4 So Yahoahaz pleaded with Yah and Yah listened to him, for He saw the oppression of Ysrayl, because the king of Syria oppressed them. 5 Then Yah gave Ysrayl a deliverer, so that they escaped from under the hand of the Syrians and the children of Ysrayl dwelt in their tents as before. 6 Nevertheless, they did not depart from the sins of the house of Yeroboam, who had made Ysrayl sin but walked in them and the wooden image (Hebrew Asherah, a Canaanite goddess) also remained in Samaria. 7 For He left of the army of Yahoahaz only fifty horsemen, ten chariots and ten thousand foot soldiers, for the king of Syria had destroyed them and made them like the dust at threshing. 8 Now the rest of the acts of Yahoahaz, all that he did and his might, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ysrayl? 9 So Yahoahaz rested with his fathers and they buried him in Samaria. Then Yahash his son reigned in his place.

Yahash Reigns in Ysrayl Sixteen Years and He is Evil in the Sight of Yah

10 In the thirty-seventh year of Yahoash king of Yahudah, Yahash the son of Yahoahaz became king over Ysrayl in Samaria and reigned sixteen years. 11 And he did evil in the sight of Yah. He did not depart from all the sins of Yeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Ysrayl sin but walked in them. 12 Now the rest of the acts of Yahash, all that he did and his might with which he fought against Amaziyah king of Yahudah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Ysrayl? 13 So Yahash rested with his fathers. Then Yeroboam sat on his throne. And Yahash was buried in Samaria with the kings of Ysrayl.

Ylishua Becomes Sick: Yahash King of Ysrayl Inquires of Yah Through Ylishua

14 Ylishua had become sick with the illness of which he would die. Then Yahash the king of Ysrayl came down to him and wept over his face and said, “O my father, my father, the chariots of Ysrayl and their horsemen”! 15 Then Ylishua said to him, “Take a bow and some arrows”. So he took himself a bow and some arrows. 16 Then he said to the king of Ysrayl, “Put your hand on the bow”. So he put his hand on it and Ylishua put his hands on the king’s hands. 17 And he said, “Open the east window”. And he opened it. Then Ylishua said, “Shoot”. And he shot. And he said, “The arrow of Yah’s deliverance and the arrow of deliverance from Syria, for you must strike the Syrians at Aphek till you have destroyed them”. 18 Then he said, “Take the arrows”. So he took them. And he said to the king of Ysrayl, “Strike the ground”. So he struck three times and stopped. 19 And the man of Yah was angry with him and said, “You should have struck five or six times, then you would have struck Syria till you had destroyed it! But now you will strike Syria only three times”.

The Man of Yah Ylishua Dies: Yah Causes a Man to be  Revived that Touched Ylishua’s Bones

20 Then Ylishua died and they buried him. And the raiding bands from Moab invaded the land in the spring of the year. 21 So it was, as they were burying a man, that suddenly they spied a band of raiders and they put the man in the tomb of Ylishua and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Ylishua, he revived and stood on his feet.

*Compare to Mattithyah 27:51-53, Yah caused many people to be revived when Yahoshua died.

Hazael of Syria Dies and His Son Ben-Hadad Reigns: Ysrayl Recaptures Cities from Samaria: Yahash Defeats Syria Three Times as Ylishua Said

22 And Hazael king of Syria oppressed Ysrayl all the days of Yahoahaz. 23 But Yah was gracious to them, had compassion on them and regarded them because of His covenant with Abraham, Yitzshaq and Yahqob and would not yet destroy them or cast them from His presence. 24 Now Hazael king of Syria died. Then Ben-Hadad his son reigned in his place. 25 And Yahash the son of Yahoahaz recaptured from the hand of Ben-Hadad, the son of Hazael, the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Yahoahaz his father by war. Three times Yahash defeated him and recaptured the cities of Ysrayl.

Chapter 14: Amaziyah Becomes King of Yahudah and Reigns Twenty-nine Years Doing What Was Right in Yah’s Eyes But He Did Not Tear Down the High Places

1 In the second year of Yahash the son of Yahoahaz, king of Ysrayl, Amaziyah the son of Yahoash, king of Yahudah, became king. 2 He was twenty-five years old when he became king and he reigned twenty-nine years in Yahrushalom. His mother’s name was Yahoaddan of Yahrushalom. 3 And he did what was right in the sight of Yah yet not like his father David. He did everything as his father Yahoash had done. 4 However, the high places were not taken away and the people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

Amaziyah Executes the Men that Murdered His Father Yahoash But Spares Their Children Because of the Law: Amaziyah Defeats the Edomites

5 Now it happened, as soon as the kingdom was established in his hand, that he executed his servants who had murdered his father the king. 6 But the children of the murderers he did not execute, according to what is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, in which Yah commanded saying, “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children nor shall children be put to death for their fathers but a person shall be put to death for his own sin”. (See Deuteronomy 24:16). 7 He killed ten thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt and took Sela by war and called its name Yoktheyl to this day.

Amaziyah King of Yahudah Becomes Puffed Up After Defeating the Edomites and Wants To Go To War with Yahash King of Ysrayl: Amaziyah Becomes a Prisoner of War: All the Gold and Silver is Taken From Yahudah

8 Then Amaziyah sent messengers to Yahash the son of Yahoahaz, the son of Yahu, king of Ysrayl saying, “Come, let us face one another in battle”. 9 And Yahash king of Ysrayl sent to Amaziyah king of Yahudah saying, “The thistle that was in Lebanon sent to the cedar that was in Lebanon saying, ‘Give your daughter to my son as wife’ and a wild beast that was in Lebanon passed by and trampled the thistle. 10 You have indeed defeated Edom and your heart has lifted you up. Honor in that and stay at home, for why should you meddle with trouble so that you fall, you and Yahudah with you”? 11 But Amaziyah would not heed. Therefore, Yahash king of Ysrayl went out, so he and Amaziyah king of Yahudah faced one another at Beth Shemesh, which belongs to Yahudah. 12 And Yahudah was defeated by Ysrayl and every man fled to his tent. 13 Then Yahash king of Ysrayl captured Amaziyah king of Yahudah, the son of Yahoash, the son of Ahaziyah, at Beth Shemesh and he went to Yahrushalim and broke down the wall of Yahrushalim from the Gate of Ephraim to the Corner Gate, four hundred cubits. 14 And he took all the gold and silver, all the articles that were found in the house of Yah and in the treasuries of the king’s house and hostages and returned to Samaria.

Amaziyah Out Lives Yahash of Ysrayl: Amaziyah Flees From Yahrushalom but is Murdered in Lachish

17 Amaziyah the son of Yahoash, king of Yahudah, lived fifteen years after the death of Yahash the son of Yahoahaz, king of Ysrayl. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Amaziyah, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yahudah?19 And they formed a conspiracy against him in Yahrushalom and he fled to Lachish but they sent after him to Lachish and killed him there. 20 Then they brought him on horses and he was buried at Yahrushalom with his fathers in the City of David.

*Amaziyah means made strong by Yah in Hebrew.

Azariyah (or Uzziyah) Becomes King of Yahudah

21 And all the people of Yahudah took Azariyah (called Uzziyah in 2 Chronicles 26:1, Isaiah 6:1) who was sixteen years old and made him king instead of his father Amaziyah. 22 He built Ylath and restored it to Yahudah, after the king rested with his fathers.

King Yeroboam the Second Reigns in Ysrayl Forty-One Years and He is Evil in the Sight of Yah but Yah Has Mercy and Saves Ysrayl Through Yeroboam

23 In the fifteenth year of Amaziyah the son of Yahoash, king of Yahudah, Yeroboam the son of Yahash, king of Ysrayl, became king in Samaria and reigned forty-one years. 24 And he did evil in the sight of Yah. He did not depart from all the sins of Yeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Ysrayl sin. 25 He restored the territory of Ysrayl from the entrance of Hamath to the Sea of the Arabah, according to the word of Yah Almighty of Ysrayl, which He had spoken through His servant Yonah the son of Amittai, the prophet who was from Gath Hepher. 26 For Yah saw that the affliction of Ysrayl was very bitter and whether bond or free, there was no helper (or deliverer) for Ysrayl. 27 And Yah did not say that He would blot out the name of Ysrayl from under heaven but He saved them by the hand of Yeroboam the son of Yahash.

Yeroboam Rests with His Fathers: Zechariyah His Son Reigns Over Ysrayl

28 Now the rest of the acts of Yeroboam and all that he did–his might, how he made war and how he recaptured for Ysrayl, from Damascus and Hamath, what had belonged to Yahudah–are they not written in the book of chronicles of the kings of Ysrayl? 29 So Yeroboam rested with his fathers, the kings of Ysrayl. Then Zechariyah his son reigned in his place.

 

 

Dry Bones

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/20/tyeesha-mobley-wrongful-arrest_n_6910226.html

I had a dream a couple of nights ago. I was standing outside this graveyard and I saw dead bodies rising up out of the graves. I saw them but they did not see me. I was standing beyond the iron gates of the cemetery. (It was the Children of Ysrayl waking up). I also saw in this dream, thousands of space crafts hovering in the sky. I ran back to this unfamiliar house (or unfamiliar location) and we were preparing for the return of the fallen angels. There seemed to be a lot of people in this house.

2 Malakim Chapters 11 and 12

Chapter 11: Athaliyah the Mother of Ahaziyah Kills All the Heirs of the Throne and Reigns Over Yahudah: Ahaziyah’s Sister Yahosheba Hides Her Nephew Yahoash From Athaliyah For Six Years in Yah’s House

1 When Athaliyah the mother of Ahaziyah saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the royal heirs. 2 But Yahosheba, the daughter of King Yahram, sister of Ahaziyah took Yahoash the son of Ahaziyah and stole him away from among the king’s sons who were being murdered and they hid him and his nurse in the bedroom, from Athaliyah, so that he was not killed. 3 So he was hidden with her in the house of Yah for six years, while Athaliyah reigned over the land.

Yahoiada the Priest Makes a Covenant with the Army and Shows Them  King Ahaziyah’s Son Yahoash

4 In the seventh year Yahoiada sent and brought the captains of hundreds, of the bodyguards and the escorts and brought them into the house of Yah to him. And he made a covenant with them and took an oath from them in the house of Yah and showed them the king’s son. 5 Then he commanded them saying, “This is what you shall do: One-third of you who come on duty on the Shabbat shall be keeping watch over the king’s house–6 One-third shall be at the gate of Sur and one-third at the gate behind the escorts. You shall keep the watch of the house, lest it be broken down. 7 The two contingents of you who go off duty on the Shabbat shall keep watch of the house of Yah for the king. 8 But you shall surround the king on all sides, every man with his weapons in his hand and whoever comes within range, let him be put to death. You are to be with the king as he goes out and as he comes in.

Yahoiada Gives the Captains David’s Spears and Shields That Were In the House of Yah: Yahoash Becomes King of Yahudah at Seven Years Old

9 So the captains of the hundreds did according to all that Yahoiada the priest commanded. Each of them took his men who were to be on duty on the Shabbat, with those who were going off duty on the Shabbat and came to Yahoiada the priest. 10 And the priest gave the captains of hundreds the spears and shields which had belonged to King David that were in the temple of Yah. 11 Then the escorts stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, all around the king, from the right side of the temple to the left side of the temple, by the altar and the house. 12 And he brought out the king’s son, put the crown on him and gave him the Testimony (That is, the Law. Compare to Exodus 25:16,21 and Deuteronomy 31:9). They made him king and anointed him and they clapped their hands and said, “Long live the king”!

Athaliyah Goes to See Why There is Great Noise Coming From the House of Yah : Athaliyah is Killed

13 Now when Athaliyah heard the noise of the escorts and the people, she came to the people in the temple of Yah. 14 When she looked, there was the king standing by a pillar according to custom and the leaders and the trumpeters were by the king. All the people of the land were rejoicing and blowing shofars. So Athaliyah tore her clothes and cried out, “Treason, Treason”! 15 And Yahoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the army and said to them, “Take her outside under guard and slay with the sword whoever follows her”. For the priest had said, “Do not let her be killed in the house of Yah”. 16 So they seized her and she went by way of the horses’ entrance into the king’s house and there she was killed.

The People Make a Covenant with Yah and Tear Down the Temple of Baal: Yahoash Escorted to the Throne by the Army

17 Then Yahoiada made a covenant between Yah, the king and the people, that they should be Yah’s people and also between the king and the people. 18 And all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal and tore it down. They thoroughly broke in pieces its altars and images and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars. and the priest appointed officers over the house of Yah. 19 Then he took the captains of hundreds, the bodyguards, the escorts and all the people of the land and they brought the king down from the house of Yah and went by way of the gate of escorts to the king’s house. Then he sat on the throne of the kings. 20 So all the people of the land rejoiced and the city was quiet, for they had slain Athaliyah with the sword in the king’s house. 21 Yahoash was seven years old when he became king.

Chapter 12: Yahoash Reigns Forty Years in Yahudah and Did Right in the Sight of Yah But He Did Not Tear Down the High Places

1 In the seventh year of Yahu, Yahoash became king and he reigned forty years in Yahrushalim. His mother’s name was Zibiyah of Beersheba. 2 Yahoash did what was right in the sight of Yah all the days in which Yahoiada the priest instructed him. 3 But the high places were not taken away. The people still sacrificed and burned incense on the high places.

King Yahoash Questions Yahoiada and the Other Priests About Why the Temple Has Not Been Repaired

4 And Yahoash said to the priests, “All the money of the dedication gifts that are brought into the house of Yah, each man’s census money, each man’s assessment money (compare to Leviticus 27:2) and all the money that a man purposes in his heart to bring into the house of Yah–5 Let the priests take it themselves, each from his constituency and let them repair the damages of the temple, wherever any dilapidation is found”. 6 Now it was so, by the twenty-third year of King Yahoash, that the priests had not repaired the damages of the temple. 7 So King Yahoash called Yahoiada the priest and the other priests and said to them, “Why have you not repaired the damages of the temple? Now therefore, do not take more money from your constituency but deliver it for repairing the damages of the temple”. 8 And the priests agreed that they would neither receive more money from the people nor repair the damages of the temple.

Yahoash Repairs the Temple

9 Then Yahoiada the priest took a chest, bored a hole in its lid and set it beside the altar, on the right side as one comes into the house of Yah and the priests who kept the door put there all the money brought into the house of Yah. 10 So it was, whenever they saw that there was much money in the chest, that the king’s scribe and the high priest came up and put it in bags and counted the money that was found in the house of Yah. 11 Then they gave the money, which had been apportioned, into the hands of those who did the work, who had the oversight of the house of Yah and they paid it out to the carpenters and builders who worked on the house of Yah–12 And to masons and stonecutters and for buying timber and hewn stone, to repair the damage of the house of Yah and for all that was paid out to repair the temple. 13 However, there were not made for the house of Yah basins of silver, trimmers, sprinkling-bowls, trumpets, any articles of gold or articles of silver, from the money brought into the house of Yah. 14 But they gave that to the workmen and they repaired the house of Yah with it. 15 Moreover, they did not require an account from the men into whose hand they delivered the money to be paid to workmen, for they dealt faithfully. 16 The money from the trespass offerings and the money from the sin offerings was not brought into the house of Yah. It belonged to the priests.

Hazael Threatens Yahrushalom

17 Hazael king of Syria went up and fought against Gath and took it. Then Hazael set his face to go up to Yahrushalom. 18 And Yahoash king of Yahudah took all the sacred things that his fathers, Yahoshaphat and Yahoram and Ahaziyah, kings of Yahudah had dedicated and his own sacred things and all the gold found in the treasuries of the house of Yah and in the king’s house and sent them to Hazael king of Syria. Then he went away from Yahrushalom.

 Yahoash is Killed by His Servants

19 Now the rest of the acts of Yahoash and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yahudah? 20 And his servants arose and formed a conspiracy and killed Yahoash in the house of the Millo (literally landfill) which goes down to Silla. 21 For Yozachar (called Zabad in  2 Chronicles 24:26) the son of Shimeath and Yahozabad the son of Shomer (called Shimrith in 2 Chronicles 24:26) his servants struck him. so he died and they buried him with his fathers in the City of David. Then Amaziyah his son reigned in his place.

 

About Ashanti

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I was feeling creative on this day. I use to go to junk sales. One day I will have a library-office. I have a lot of books.

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Friday, I bought this new coffee mug but it was so hot on this day that I filled it with cool water.  I noticed that I’m drinking more water since I bought this pretty mug.

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A couple a months ago, I bought these pearls on the clearance rack. It’s all one necklace that is connected but the camera cut off the clasp.

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I bought some earrings to match. I don’t know where I’m going but I will be ready. LOL.

 

 

2 Malakim Chapters 9 and 10

Chapter 9: Yah Sends a Young Prophet of Ylishua to Annoint Yahu with Strict Orders to Flee after Giving the Word of Yah

1 And Ylishua the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “Get yourself ready, take this flask of oyl in your hand and go to Ramoth Gilead. 2 Now when you arrive at that place, look there for Yahu the son of Yahoshaphat, the son of Nimshi and go in and make him rise up from among his associates and take him to an inner room. 3 Then take the flask of oyl and pour it on his head and say, ‘Thus says Yah: I have anointed you king over Ysrayl’.  Then open the door and flee and do not delay”.

The Young Prophet Anoints Yahu and Gives Him Yah’s Words Then Flees

4 So the young man, the servant of the prophet went to Ramoth Gilead. 5 And when he arrived, there were the captains of the army sitting and he said, “I have a message for you, commander”. Yahu said, “For which one of us”? And he said, “For you, commander”. 6 Then he arose and went into the house. And he poured the oyl on his head and said to him, “Thus says Almighty Yah of Ysrayl: ‘I have anointed you king over the people of Yah, over Ysrayl. 7 You shall strike down the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets and the blood of all the servants of Yah, at the hand of Jezebel (Isabel). 8 For the whole house of Ahab shall perish and I will cut off from Ahab all the males in Ysrayl, both bond and free. 9 So I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Yeroboam the son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahiyah. 10 The dogs shall eat Jezebel on the plot of the ground at Yezreyl and there shall be none to bury her’.” And he opened the door and fled.

Yahu’s Servants Blow the Shofar and Announce Him King of Ysrayl

11 Then Yahu came out to the servants of his master and one said to him, “Is all well? Why did this madman come to you”? And he said to them, “Thus says Yah: ‘I have anointed you king over Ysrayl’.” 13 Then each man hastened to take his garment and put it under him on the top of the steps and they blew trumpets saying, “Yahu is king”!

Yahu Secretly Goes to Yezreyl to See King Yahram of Ysrayl

14 So Yahu the son of Yahoshaphat, the son of Nimshi conspired against Yahram. Now Yahram had been defending Ramoth Gilead, he and all Ysrayl, against Hazael king of Syria. 15 But King Yahram had returned to Yezreyl to recover from the wounds which the Syrians had inflicted on him when he fought with Hazael king of Syria. And Yahu said, “If you are so minded, let no one leave or escape from the city to go and tell it in Yezreyl”. 16 So Yahu rode in a chariot and went to Yezreyl, for Yahram was laid up there and Ahaziyah king of Yahudah had come down to see Yahram.

Yahram’s Messengers Inquire of Yahu

17 Now a watchman stood on the tower in Yezreyl and he saw the company of Yahu as he came and said, “I see a company of men”. And Yahram said, “Get a horseman and send him to meet them and let him say, ‘Is it peace’?” 18 So the horsemen went to meet him and said, “Thus says the king: ‘Is it peace”? And Yahu said, “What have you to do with peace”? Turn around and follow me”. So the watchmen reported saying, “The messenger went to them but is not coming back”. 19 Then he sent out a second horsemen who came to them and said, “Thus says the king: ‘Is it peace’? And Yahu answered, “What have you to do with peace”? Turn around and follow me”. 20 So the watchmen reported saying, “He went up to them and is not coming back and the driving is like the driving of Yahu the son of Nimshi, for he drives furiously”!

Ironically Yahram and Ahaziyah Meet Yahu on Naboth the Yezreylite’s Land: Yahu Kills Yahram and Has His body Thrown in the Vineyard of Naboth

21 Then Yahramsaid, “Make ready”. And his chariot was made ready. Then Yahram king of Ysrayl and Ahaziyah king of Yahudah went out, each in his chariot and they went out to meet Yahu and met him on the property of Naboth the Yezreylite. 22 Now it happened, when Yahram saw Yahu, that he said, “Is it peace, Yahu”? So he answered, “What peace, as long as the harlotry of your mother Jezebel and her witchcraft are so many”? 23 Then Yahram turned around and fled and said to Ahaziyah, “Treachery, Ahaziyah”! 24 Now Yahu drew his bow with full strength and shot Yahram between his arms and the arrow came out at his heart and he sank down in his chariot. 25 Then Yahu said to Bidkar his captain, “Pick him up and throw him into the tract of the field of Naboth the Yezreylite for remember when you and I were riding together behind Ahab his father, that Yah laid this burden upon him. 26 ‘Surely I saw yesterday the blood of Naboth and the blood of his sons’ says Yah ‘And I will repay you in this plot’ says Yah. Now therefore, take and throw him on the plot of ground according to the word of Yah.

Ahaziyah of Yahudah Killed

27 But when Ahaziyah king of Yahudah saw this, he fled by the road to Beth Haggan (literally the Garden House). So Yahu pursued him and said, “Shoot him also in the chariot”. And they shot him at the Ascent of Gur, which is by Ibleam. Then he fled to Megiddo and died there. 28 And his servants carried him in the chariot to Yahrushalim and buried him in his tomb with his fathers in the City of David. 29 In the eleventh year of Yahram the son of Ahab, Ahaziyah had become king over Yahudah.

Jezebel’s Violent Death: She is Pushed Out a Window Where Her Blood Spills on the Wall and a Horse Tramples Her Then Dogs Eat Her on the Ground

30 Now when Yahu had come to Yezreyl, Jezebel heard of it and she put paint on her eyes and adorned her head and looked through a window. 31 Then, as Yahu entered at the gate she said, “Is it peace, Zimri, murderer of your master”? (Read 1 Kings 16:10-12, Jezebel is comparing Yahu killing Yahram to Zimri who killed Baasha to become king). 32 And he looked up at the window and said, “Who is on my side? Who?” So two or three eunuchs looked out at him. 33 Then he said, “Throw her down”. So they threw her down and some of her blood spattered on the wall and on the horses and he trampled her underfoot. 34 And when he had gone in, he ate and drank. Then he said, “Go now, see to this accursed woman and bury her, for she was a king’s daughter”. 35 So they went to bury her but they found no more of her than the skull and the feet and the palms of her hands. 36 Therefore, they came back and told him. And he said, “This is the word of Yah, which He spoke by His servant Eliyah the Tishbite saying, ‘On the plot of ground at Yezreyl dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel (1 Kings 21:33). 37 And the corpse of Jezebel shall be a dung on the surface of the field, in the plot at Yezreyl, so that they shall not say, “Here lies Jezebel (Isabel)”.’ ”

*See 1 Kings 21:29, Yah said calamity would come on the house of Ahab’s son (s), on the house of Ahab.

Chapter 10: Yahu Writes Letters to Ahab’s Seventy Sons

1 Now Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Yahu wrote and sent letters to Samaria, to the rulers of Yezreyl (or reads Samaria or city), to the zahkin (elders) and to those who reared Ahab’s sons saying: 2 Now as soon as this letter come to you, since your master’s sons are with you and you have chariots and horses, a fortified city also and weapons. 3 Choose the best qualified of your master’s sons, set him on his father’s throne and fight for your master’s house. 4 But they were exceedingly afraid and said, “Look, two kings could not stand up to him. How then can we stand?” 5 And he who was in charge of the house and he who was in charge of the city, the zahkin also and those who reared the sons, sent to Yahu saying, “We are your servants, we will do all you tell us but we will not make anyone king. Do what is good in your sight”. 6 Then he wrote a second letter to them saying: If you are for me and will obey my voice, take the heads of men, your master’s sons and come to me at Yezreyl by this time tomorrow. Now the king’s sons, seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, who were rearing them.

The Heads of Ahab’s Seventy Sons are Brought to Yahu and Placed at the Gates

7 So it was, when the letter came to them, that they took the king’s sons and slaughtered seventy persons, put their heads in baskets and sent them to him at Yezreyl. 8 Then a messenger came and told him saying, “They have brought the heads of the king’s sons”. And he said, “Lay them in two heaps at the entrance of the gate until morning”.

Yahu Tells the People What Happened to Ahab’s House is Because of His Rebellion Against Yah

9 So it was, in the morning, that he went out and stood and said to all the people, “You are righteous. Indeed, I conspired against my master and killed him but who killed all these? 10 Know now that nothing shall fall to the earth of the word of Yah which Yah spoke concerning the house of Ahab. For Yah has done what He spoke by His servant Yliyah”. 11 So Yahu killed all who remained of the house of Ahab in Yezreyl and all his great men and his close acquaintances and his priests, until he left him none remaining.

Ahaziyah’s Forty-two Brothers Killed

12 And he arose and departed and went to Samaria. On the way, at Beth Eked (or the Shearing House) of the Shepherds. 13 Yahu met with the brothers of Ahaziyah king of Yahudah and said, “Who are you”? So they answered, “We are the brothers of Ahaziyah. We have come down to greet the sons of the king and the sons of the queen mother”. 14 And he said, “Take them alive”! So they took them alive and killed them at the well of Beth Eked, forty-two men and he left none of them.

The Rest of Ahab’s Family Killed

15 Now when he departed from there, he met Yahonadab the son of Rechab, coming to meet him and he greeted him and said to him, “Is your heart right, as my heart is toward your heart”? And Yahonadab answered, “It is”. Yahu said, “If it is, give me your hand”. So he gave him his hand and he took him up to him into the chariot. 16 Then he said, “Come with me and see my zeal for Yah”. So they had him ride in his chariot. 17 And when he came to Samaria, he killed all who remained to Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed them according to the word of Yah which He spoke to Yliyah.

Yahu Tricks the Worshippers of Baal into Coming to One Place Where He and His Men Kill them: The House of Baal is Destroyed and Turned into a Dung Heap

18 Then Yahu gathered all the people together and said to them, “Ahab served Baal a little, Yahu will serve him much. 19 Now therefore, call to me all the prophets of Baal, all his servants and all his priests. Let no one be missing, for I have a great sacrifice for Baal. Whoever is missing shall  not live”. But Yahu acted deceptively, with the intent of destroying the worshipers of Baal. 20 And Yahu said, “Proclaim a solemn assembly for Baal”. So they proclaimed it. 21 Then Yahu sent throughout all Ysrayl and all the worshipers of Baal came, so that there was not a man left who did not come. So they came into the temple (house) of Baal and the temple of Baal was full from one end to the other. 22 And he said to the one in charge of the wardrobe, “Bring out vestments for all the worshipers of Baal”. So he brought out vestments for them. 23 Then Yahu and Yahonadab the son of Rechab went into the temple of Baal and said to the worshipers of Baal, “Search and see that no servants of Yah are here with you but only the worshipers of Baal”. 24 So they went in to offer sacrifices and burnt offerings. Now Yahu had appointed for himself eighty men on the outside and had said, “If any of the men whom I have brought into your hands escapes, whoever lets him escape, it shall be his life for the life of the other”. 25 Now it happened, as soon as he had made an end of offering the burnt offering, that Yahu said to the guard and to the captains, “Go in and kill them. Let no one come out”! And they killed them with the edge of the sword. Then the guards and the officers threw them out and went into the inner room of the temple of Baal. 26 And they brought the sacred pillars out of the temple of Baal and burned them. 27 Then they broke down the sacred pillar of Baal and tore down the temple of Baal and made it a dung dump to this day. 28 Thus, Yahu destroyed Baal from Ysrayl.

Yahu Commits a Sin Against Yah by Worshiping Calves but Yah Gives Him Mercy Because of All That He Did For Yah Concerning the House of Ahab

29 However, Yahu did not turn away from the sins of Yeroboam the son of Nebat, who had made Ysrayl sin, that is, from the golden calves that were at Bethyl and Dan. 30 And Yah said to Yahu, “Because you have done well in doing what is right in My sight and have done to the house of Ahab all that was in My heart, your sons shall sit on the throne of Ysrayl to the fourth generation”. 31 But Yahu took no heed to walk in the law of Yah Almighty of Ysrayl with all his heart, for he did not depart from the sins of Yeroboam, who had made Ysrayl sin.

The Death of Yahu: Yahu Ruled Ysrayl Twenty-eight Years

32 In those days, Yah began to cut off parts of Ysrayl and Hazael conquered them in all the territory of Ysrayl–33 From the Yordan eastward: All the Land of Gilead, Gad, Reuben and Manasseh, from Aroer which is by the River Amon including Gilead and Bashan. 34 Now the rest of the acts of Yahu, all that he did and all his might, are they not written in the book of Chronicles of the kings of Ysrayl? 35 So Yahu rested with his fathers and they buried him in Samaria. Then Yahoahaz his son reigned in his place. 36 And the period that Yahu reigned over Ysrayl in Samaria was twenty-eight years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Malakim Chapters 7 and 8

Ylishua Prophesies that flour will Arrive in Samaria the Next Day But the King’s Officer Shall Not Eat Because He Doubted Yah

1 Then Ylishua said, “Hear the word of Yah. Thus says Yah: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria’.” 2 So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of Yah and said, “Look, if Yah would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes but you shall not eat of it.

The Four Lepers at the City Gates: Yah Causes the Syrians to Flee for Their Lives in an Awesome Way

3 Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die”? 4 If we say, ‘We will enter the city’ the famine is in the city and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live and if they kill us, we shall only die.”5 And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there. 6 For Yah had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses, the noise of a great army. So they said to one another, “Look, the king of Ysrayl has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us”! 7 Therefore, they arose and fled at twilight and left the camp intact, their tents, their horses and their donkeys and they fled for their lives. 8 And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank and carried from it silver and gold and clothing and went and hid them. Then they came back and entered another tent and carried some from there also and went and hid it.

The Lepers Knew that They Must Report the Good News Before Morning or Be Punished: The Lepers Notify the Gatekeepers Then the King’s Household

9 Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household”. 10 So they went and called to the gatekeepers of the city and told them saying, “We went to the Syrian camp and surprisingly no one was there, not a human sound, only horses and donkeys tied and the tents intact”. 11 And the gatekeepers called out and they told it to the king’s household inside.

The King of Ysrayl Thinks the Syrians Have Set Up An Ambush: The King Sends Men to Investigate: The Word of Yah Comes to Pass

12 So the king arose in the night and said to his servants, “Let me now tell you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we are hungry, therefore, they have gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field saying, ‘When they come out of the city, we shall catch them and get into the city’.” 13 And one of his servants answered and said, “Please, let several men take five of the remaining horses which are left in the city. Look, they may either become like all the multitude of Ysrayl that are left in it. Or indeed, I say, they may become like all the multitude of Ysrayl left from those who are consumed. So let us send them and see”. 14 Therefore, they took two chariots with horses and the king sent them in the direction of the Syrian army saying, “Go and see”. 15 And they went after them to the Yordan and indeed all the road was full of garments and weapons which the Syrians had thrown away in their haste. So the messengers returned and told the king. 16 Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of Yah. (See verse 1)

The Children of Ysrayl Trample the King’s Officer at the Gate Just as Ylishua Spoke You Shall See it But Not Eat It

17 Now the king had appointed the officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate. But the people trampled him in the gate and he died, just as the man of Yah had said, who spoke when the king came down to him. (See verse 2). 18 So it happened just as the man of Yah had spoken to the king saying, “Two seahs of barley for a shekel and a seah of fine flour for a shekel, shall be sold tomorrow about this time in the gate of Samaria”. 19 Then that officer had answered the man of Yah and said, “Now look, if Yah would make windows in heaven, could such a thing be”? And he had said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes but you shall not eat it”. 20 And so it happened to him, for the people trampled him in the gate and he died.

Chapter 8: Ylishua Prophesies a Seven Year Drought and Warns the Shunammite Woman: Gehazi Tells the King of the Great Deeds of Ylishua: The Woman From Shunem is Given Back Her Land

1 Then Ylishua spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life saying, “Arise and go, you and your household and stay wherever you can, for Yah has called for a famine and furthermore it will come upon the land for seven years. 2 So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of Yah and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land. 4 Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of Yah saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things Ylishua has done”. 5 Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My master, O king, this is the woman and this is her son whom Ylishua restored to life”. 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed a certain officer for her saying, “Restore all that was hers and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now”.

Ylishua Visits Ben-Hadad of Syria: Ylishua Weeps For Ysrayl: Yah Tells Ylishua that Ben-Hadad Will Recover From His Illness But Hazael Will Murder Him and Become King of Syria

7 Then Ylishua went to Damascus and Ben-Hadad king of Syria was sick and it was told him saying, “The man of Yah has come here”. 8 And the king said to Hazael, “Take a present in your hand and go to meet the man of Yah and inquire of Yah by him saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease’?” 9 So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel-loads and he came and stood before him and said, “Your son Ben-Hadad king of Syria has sent me to you saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease’?” 10 And Ylishua said to him, “Go say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover’. However, Yah has shown me that he will really die”. 11 Then he set his countenance in a stare until he was ashamed and the man of Yah wept. 12 And Hazael said, “Why is my master weeping?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Ysrayl: Their strongholds you will set on fire and their young men you will kill with the sword and you will dash their children and rip open their women with child”. 13 So Hazael said, “But what is your servant, a dog that he should do this gross thing?” And Ylishua answered, “Yah has shown me that you will become king over Syria”. 14 Then he departed from Ylishua and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Ylishua say to you”? And he answered, “He told me you would surely recover”. 15 But it happened on the next day that he took a thick cloth and dipped it in water and spread it over his face so that he died and Hazael reigned in his place.

Yahoram Reigns in Yahudah

16 Now in the fifth year of Yahram the son of Ahab, king of Ysrayl, Yahoshaphat having been king of Yahudah, Yahoram the son of Yahoshaphat began to reign as king of Yahudah. 17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king and he reigned eight years in Yahrushalim. 18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Ysrayl, just as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife and he did evil in the sight of Yah. 19 Yet Yah would not destroy Yahudah, for the sake of His servant David as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever. 20 In his days, Edom revolted against Yahudah’s authority and made a king over themselves. 21 So Yahoram went to Zair and all his chariots with him. Then he arose by night and attacked the Edomites who had surrounded him and the captains of the chariots and the troops fled to their tents. 22 Thus Edom has been in revolt against Yahudah’s authority to this day. And Libnah revolted at that time. 23 Now the rest of the acts of Yahoram and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yahudah? 24 So Yahoram rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Ahaziyah his son reigned in his place.

Ahaziyah Reigns in Yahudah: Ahaziyah of Yahudah and Yahram of Ysrayl Go to War Against Hazael of Syria

25 In the twelfth year of Yahram the son of Ahab, king of Ysrayl, Ahaziyah the son of Yahoram, king of Yahudah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziyah was twenty-two years old when he became king and he reigned one year in Yahrushalim. His mother’s name was Athaliyah the grand-daughter of Omri, king of Ysrayl. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did evil in the sight of Yah, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab. 28 Now he went with Yahram the son of Ahab to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth Gilead and the Syrains wounded Yahram. 29 Then King Yahram went back to Yezreyl to recover from the wounds which the Syrians had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziyah the son of Yahoram, king of Yahudah, went down to see Yahram the son of Ahab in Yezreyl because he was sick.

 

 

 

How the Prophets Described Yah’s Personality

Did you know that the scriptures say that Power belongs to Yah? Read Psalm 62:11. Let’s read the ways that the prophets described Yah:

YL Echad: One Power: Malichiyah 2:10

YL Hanne’eman: Faithful or Trustworthy Power: Deuteronomy 7:9

YL Emet: Truthful Power: Psalm 31:5

YL T’saddik: Righteous Power: Isaiah 45:21

YL Shaddei: Power Almighty: Numbers 24:4 Isaiah 13:6 Yahezqyl 1:24

YL Ylon: The Most High Power: Genesis 14:20 Psalm 9:2 Numbers 24:16

YL Olam: Everlasting Power: Habakkuk 3:6 Genesis 21:33 Psalm 90:1-2 Isaiah 26:4

YL Beer Lahai Roi: The Power who Lives and sees me: Genesis 16:13: Also called the Living Water Genesis 21:19

YL Yeshurun: The Power the Righteous People a nickname for the children of Ysrayl: Deuteronomy 32:15: Deuteronomy 33:5, 26 Isaiah 44:2

YL Gibbor: The Mighty Power: Ephesians 1:19 Psalm 93:4 Isaiah 9:6 Yahoshua is the image of Yah here

YL De’ot: Power of knowledge: 1 Shemuyah 2:3

YL Haggadol: The Greatest Power: Deuteronomy 10:17

YL Hakkavod: Esteemed Power: Isaiah 42:8 1 Chronicles 16:24

YL HaQodesh: The Set-apart or Holy Power: Isaiah 5:16 Revelation 4:8 1John 2:20

YL HaShamayim: Power of the Heavens: 1 Chronicles 29:11 Psalm 33:6 Psalm 136:26 Yeremiyah 32:17 Isaiah 40:26

YL Chaiyai: Power of my life: Psalm 42:8

YL Channun: Gracious Power: Yonah 4:2

YL Ysrayl: Power over Ysrayl: Psalm 68:35

YL Sali: Power of my strength: Psalm 42:9

YL Rachum: Power of Compassion: Deuteronomy 4:31

YL Shua: Power of my salvation: Isaiah 12:2 Psalm 68:19

YL Kanno: Jealous Power: Exodus 20:5 Yahoshua 24:19 Nahum 1:2 Zechariyah 1:14; 8:2 Yahezqyl 39:25

YL Hannora: The Power is Awesome: Nehemiyah 9:32

YL Yahqob: The Power of Yahqob: Psalm 46:7,11

Yah is good: Mark 10:18 Matthew 19:17 Psalm 119:68

The Stone: Genesis 49:24

The Shepherd: Psalm 23 Genesis 48:15 Psalm 80:1 Psalm 95:7 Psalm 78:13 Psalm 28:9 Psalm 100:3 Yahezqyl 34:11-16 Micah 5:4 Micah 7:14 Yahezqyl 34:31 Yeremiyah 31:10 Isaiah 40:11 Mattithyah 18:12-14 Luke 15:3-7 Hosea 4:16

The Rock: Deuteronomy 32:15. See my post on The Rock.

Fire: Hebrews 12:29 Shaul described Yah and many of the prophets described Yah as a fire or consuming fire. See the Fire of Yah post.

Ancient of Days: Daniyah 7:9-11

Alpha-Omega or Beginning -End: Revelation 1:8 Revelation 21:6 Revelation 1:17 Revelation 22:13 Isaiah 41:4 Isaiah 44:6

Day Spring on High Luke 1:78

I Am (He) or I will be who I will to be: Exodus 3:14 Isaiah 43:13

Yah Yireh: Yah Provides: Genesis 22:14

Yah Nissi: Yah is my banner or belief: Exodus 17:15

Yah Shalom: Yah is Peace: Judges 6:24

I loved all the descriptions of Yah but the one that sounded the most beautiful to me was Day Spring on High. Which was your favorite?

 

Praise Yah

Who may ascend into the hill of Yah? Or who may stand in His Qodesh place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from Yah and righteousness from Yah of his salvation. This is Yahqob, the generation of those who seek Him, who seek Your face. Selah. Psalm 24:3-6. HalleluYah.

Yahoshua’s Personality: The True Name

A nickname is a name added to or substituted for the proper name of a person or place as in affection, familiarity or a way to describe the person’s character but sometimes it is used as a way to ridicule. Yah and the Prophets and sometimes even Yahoshua Himself described His personality or character in scripture. Let’s read some of His nicknames (they are in no special order):

Set-apart Child or Qodesh Child (KJV): Acts 4:30, other translations read ‘Set-apart Servant’

Shiloh: Genesis 49:10

Truth Way Life: John 14:6

Lamb of Yah or Passover Lamb: John 1:29,36: Isaiah 53:7: 1 Corinthians 5:7

Lion of Yahudah: Revelation 5:5

EmanuYL: Isaiah 7:14

Shadow of a Great Rock: Isaiah 32:2

Shepherd 1 Peter 5:4: John 10, 11, 14

High Priest: Hebrews 2:17: Hebrews 4:14

Law Teacher: John 3:2: John 11:28, Isaiah 8:20 law and testimony

Hiding Place: Isaiah 32:2

Morning Star: 2 Peter 1:19: Numbers 24:17-19: Matthew 17:2: Revelation 1:16: Revelation 2:28: Revelation 22:16: Malachiyah 4:2, the sun of righteousness

Living Water or Gift of Yah: John 4:10: 2 Corinthians 9:15

Friend of sinners: Mattithyah 11:19: Luke 7:34. I did not know they called Yahoshua a glutton and a wino.

The Bread: 1 John 6:32-33, 35: Incorruptible Bread Exodus 16:23-24 and Psalm 16:10

Balm of Gilead or Physician: Yeremiyah 8:22, Mattithyah 9:12: Luke 4:23

Arm of Yah: Isaiah 53:1

Last Adam: 1 Corinthians 15:45: Also see the First Fruit 1 Corinthians 15:23

Branch: Isaiah 4:2: Isaiah 11:1: Yeremiyah 23:5: Zechariyah 3:8: John 15:5, Yahoshua is the vine and we are the branches or He is the main branch and we are the little branches

Bridegroom: Mattithyah 9:15: John 3:29: Revelation 19:7-9: Revelation 21:9

Brightness and Image of Yah’s Esteem: Hebrews 1:3

Deliverer Redeemer or Savior Sent by Yah: Romans 11:26

Door or Narrow Gate: John 10:7,9: Mattithyah 7:13

Friend of Yah: Zechariyah 13:7, some translations say friend, associate, fellow and/or companion

Forerunner: Hebrews 6:20

I AM (He): John 8:24, like Yah is I AM in Exodus 3:14

Plant of Renown: Yahezqyl 34:29

Blessed Prince: Acts 3:15: Acts 5:31

Prophet: Acts 3:22-23

Morey or Teacher: John 3:2: Mattithyah 26:25: John 20:16

The Rock: 1 Corinthians 10:4: Romans 9:33: 1 Kepha 2:8

The Word: John 1:14, like Yah is the Word in John 1:1

The Stone: 1 Kepha 2:4-10: Psalm 118:22: Yeremiyah 23:9, like Yah is the Stone in Genesis 49:24

Wonderful: Isaiah 9:6

Like Moshe: Deuteronomy 18:15-22

Like David: Yahezqyl 37:24

Like Yliyah: Malachiyah 4:5 Yahoshua will bring down fire

Like Yonah: Mattithyah 12:40

Like Ylishua healing lepers, raising the dead and feeding many: Ylishua  cried for Ysrayl 2 Kings 8:11-13

Like Yahoshua Ben Nun: Yahoshua Ben Yah will bring the children of Ysrayl into the kingdom also

Like Iyob: Yahoshua prayed for and forgave His enemies

Like Yeremiyah: Yeremiyah cried for the children of Ysrayl as Yahoshua also wept: Yeremiyah 9:1 Luke 19:41 and John 11:35

Like Solomon: Zechariyah 6:12: Also filled with the Set-apart Spirit and wisdom at a young age like Solomon Luke 2:40-50 and 1 Kings 3:7

These are just a few nicknames. The nicknames that surprised me the most on this list was ‘friend of Yah’ and ‘Set-apart Child’. That melted my heart to read.

I found out that I was an Israylite through one congregation and I found out about Yah and Yahoshua through another congregation. One congregation would say Jesus, Lord and God but one Shabbat they said they knew the true names were Yah and Yahshua. They tried to justify using Revelation 19:12 as in there are many names. But this new name in Revelation 19:12 is a nickname or characteristic way to describe Him. The Messiyah’s (Proper) name will always be Yahoshua, Acts 4:12. It took me a few months to get this concept. If you are a newbie, I hope that I have broken it down well enough for you to understand.

Can you describe Yah’s Personality? How did the Prophets describe Yah?