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THE FOURTH BOOK OF KINGS: Chapter 3


The kings of Israel, Juda, and Edom, fight against the king of Moab. They want water, which Eliseus procureth without rain: and prophesieth victory. The king of Moab is overthrown, his city is besieged: he sacrificeth his firstborn son: so the Israelites raise the siege.

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31And Joram the son of Achab, reigned over Israel, in Samaria, in the eighteenth year of Josaphat, king of Juda. And he reigned twelve years.Ioram vero filius Ahab regnavit super Israhel in Samaria anno octavodecimo Iosaphat regis Iudae regnavitque duodecim annis
32And he did evil before the Lord, but not like his father and his mother: for he took away the statues of Baal, which his father had made.et fecit malum coram Domino sed non sicut pater suus et mater tulit enim statuas Baal quas fecerat pater eius
33Nevertheless, he stuck to the sins of Jeroboam, the son of Nabat, who made Israel to sin, nor did he depart from them.verumtamen in peccatis Hieroboam filii Nabath qui peccare fecit Israhel adhesit nec recessit ab eis
34Now Mesa, king of Moab, nourished many sheep, and he paid to the king of Israel a hundred thousand lambs, and a hundred thousand rams, with their fleeces.porro Mesa rex Moab nutriebat pecora multa et solvebat regi Israhel centum milia agnorum et centum milia arietum cum velleribus suis
35And when Achab was dead, he broke the league which he had made with the king of Israel.cumque mortuus fuisset Ahab praevaricatus est foedus quod habebat cum rege Israhel
36And king Joram went out that day from Samaria, and mustered all Israel.egressus est igitur rex Ioram in die illa de Samaria et recensuit universum Israhel
37And he sent to Josaphat; king of Juda, saying: The king of Moab is revolted from me: come with me against him to battle. And he answered: I will come up: he that is mine, is thine: my people are thy people: and my horses, thy horses.misitque ad Iosaphat regem Iuda dicens rex Moab recessit a me veni mecum contra Moab ad proelium qui respondit ascendam qui meus est tuus est populus meus populus tuus equi mei equi tui
38And he said: Which way shall we go up? But he answered: By the desert of Edom.dixitque per quam viam ascendemus at ille respondit per desertum Idumeae
39So the king of Israel, and the king of Juda, and the king of Edom, went, and they fetched a compass of seven days journey, and there was no water for the army, and for the beasts, that followed them.perrexerunt igitur rex Israhel et rex Iuda et rex Edom et circumierunt per viam septem dierum nec erat aqua exercitui et iumentis quae sequebantur eos
310And the king of Israel said: Alas, alas, alas, the Lord hath gathered us three kings together, to deliver us into the hands of Moab.dixitque rex Israhel eheu eheu eheu congregavit nos Dominus tres reges ut traderet in manu Moab
311And Josaphat said: Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may beseech the Lord by him? And one of the servants of the king of Israel answered: Here is Eliseus, the son of Saphat, who poured water on the hands of Elias.et ait Iosaphat estne hic propheta Domini ut deprecemur Dominum per eum et respondit unus de servis regis Israhel est hic Heliseus filius Saphat qui fundebat aquam super manus Heliae
312And Josaphat said: The word of the Lord is with him. And the king of Israel, and Josaphat, king of Juda, and the king of Edom, went down to him.et ait Iosaphat est apud eum sermo Domini descenditque ad eum rex Israhel et Iosaphat et rex Edom
313And Eliseus said to the king of Israel: What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father, and thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him: Why hath the Lord gathered together these three kings, to deliver them into the hands of Moab?dixit autem Heliseus ad regem Israhel quid mihi et tibi est vade ad prophetas patris tui et matris tuae et ait illi rex Israhel quare congregavit Dominus tres reges hos ut traderet eos in manu Moab
314And Eliseus said to him: As the Lord of hosts liveth, in whose sight I stand, if I did not reverence the face of Josaphat, king of Juda, I would not have hearkened to thee, nor looked on thee.dixit autem Heliseus vivit Dominus exercituum in cuius conspectu sto quod si non vultum Iosaphat regis Iudae erubescerem ne adtendissem quidem te nec respexissem
315But now bring me hither a minstrel. And when the minstrel played, the hand of the Lord came upon him, and he said:nunc autem adducite mihi psalten cumque caneret psaltes facta est super eum manus Domini et ait
316Thus saith the Lord: Make the channel of this torrent full of ditches.haec dicit Dominus facite alveum torrentis huius fossas et fossas
317For thus saith the Lord: You shall not see wind, nor rain: and yet this channel shall be filled with waters, and you shall drink, you and your families, and your beasts.haec enim dicit Dominus non videbitis ventum neque pluviam et alveus iste replebitur aquis et bibetis vos et familiae vestrae et iumenta vestra
318And this is a small thing in the sight of the Lord: moreover, he will deliver, also, Moab into your hands.parumque hoc est in conspectu Domini insuper tradet etiam Moab in manu vestra
319And you shall destroy every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall cut down every fruitful tree, and shall stop up all the springs of waters, and every goodly field you shall cover with stones.et percutietis omnem civitatem munitam et omnem urbem electam et universum lignum fructiferum succidetis cunctosque fontes aquarum obturabitis et omnem agrum egregium operietis lapidibus
320And it came to pass, in the morning, when the sacrifices used to be offered, that behold, water came by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.factum est igitur mane quando sacrificium offerri solet et ecce aquae veniebant per viam Edom et repleta est terra aquis
321And all the Moabites hearing that the kings were come up to fight against them, gathered together all that were girded with a belt upon them, and stood in the borders.universi autem Moabitae audientes quod ascendissent reges ut pugnarent adversum eos convocaverunt omnes qui accincti erant balteo desuper et steterunt in terminis
322And they rose early in the morning, and the sun being now up, and shining upon the waters, the Moabites saw the waters over against them red, like blood,primoque mane surgentes et orto iam sole ex adverso aquarum viderunt Moabitae contra aquas rubras quasi sanguinem
323And they said: It is the blood of the sword: the kings have fought among themselves, and they have killed one another: go now, Moab, to the spoils.dixeruntque sanguis est gladii pugnaverunt reges contra se et caesi sunt mutuo nunc perge ad praedam Moab
324And they went into the camp of Israel: but Israel rising up, defeated Moab, who fled before them. And they being conquerors, went and smote Moab.perrexeruntque in castra Israhel porro consurgens Israhel percussit Moab at illi fugerunt coram eis venerunt igitur qui vicerant et percusserunt Moab
325And they destroyed the cities: And they filled every goodly field, every man casting his stone: and they stopt up all the springs of waters: and cut down all the trees that bore fruit, so that brick walls only remained: and the city was beset by the slingers, and a great part thereof destroyed.et civitates destruxerunt et omnem agrum optimum mittentes singuli lapides repleverunt et universos fontes aquarum obturaverunt et omnia ligna fructifera succiderunt ita ut muri tantum fictiles remanerent et circumdata est civitas a fundibalariis et magna ex parte percussa
326And when the king of Moab saw this, to wit, that the enemies had prevailed, he took with him seven hundred men that drew the sword, to break in upon the king of Edom: but they could not.quod cum vidisset rex Moab praevaluisse scilicet hostes tulit secum septingentos viros educentes gladium ut inrumperet ad regem Edom et non potuerunt
327Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall: and there was great indignation in Israel, and presently they departed from him, and returned into their own country.arripiensque filium suum primogenitum qui regnaturus erat pro eo obtulit holocaustum super murum et facta est indignatio magna in Israhel statimque recesserunt ab eo et reversi sunt in terram suam
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