2 KINGS

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CHAPTER 1

  1. He fell through the lattice of his upper room.
  2. He sent men to inqire of Baal-Zebub (the god of Ekron)
  3. Elijah the prophet.
  4. a. Fire came down from heaven and killed them. b. They were killed also by fire. c. They were not killed because they feared for their lives and begged Elijah to spare them.

CHAPTER 2

  1. He was to be taken in a whirlwind.
  2. It divided into two, and he and Elisha crossed over on dry ground.
  3. a. Elisha requested a double portion of Elijah's Spirit. b. If he saw Elijah taken up in the whirlwind, it would be granted to Him.
  4. a. He divided the Jordan as Elijah had done. b. He healed the water at Jericho.

CHAPTER 3

  1. Jehoram a son of Ahab became king since Ahaziah had no son of his own.
  2. Moab rebelled against Israel.
  3. He called upon Jehoshaphat, king of Judah.
  4. He provided water for the men and their animals.
  5. He offered his eldest son as a burnt offering on the wall of the city. This disgusted Israel and they turned back.

CHAPTER 4

  1. They were to become slaves to her dead husband's creditors for repayment of debt.
  2. He produced enough jars of oil from her one jar to fill up several empty jars. This was used to pay the debt owed by her husband with enough left over for them to live on.
  3. They made a room for him in their home so he would have a comfortable place to stay each time he came to their city.
  4. He prophesied they would have a son.
  5. the son became sick one day and died.
  6. Elisha lay on him and brought him back to life.
  7. A wild vine with wild gourds that were poisonous.
  8. He put flour into the pot of stew and it became harmless.
  9. One hundred men were fed with plenty left over.

CHAPTER 5

  1. He was the commander of the Syrian army.
  2. He was a leper.
  3. His wife's servant, a captive Israelite girl, told her mistress about Elisha.
  4. a. He told him to wash himself seven times in the Jordan and he would be healed. b. He was furious at first, thinking that elisha would come out to heal him or that there were better rivers in his land. c. His servants convinced him to try the advice of Elisha. d. He asked Elisha for the lord to forgive him when he had to go in with his master to the temple of their false god.
  5. Elisha wanted nothing of Naaman.
  6. Geahzi wanted silver and some clothing for himself.
  7. Elisha pronounced leprosy on Gehazi and his descendants forever.

CHAPTER 6

  1. They wanted to build a bigger place to dwell with Elisha.
  2. a. It fell off into the Jordan river. b. Elisha put a stick in the water and the ax head floated to the top.
  3. Somehow Israel always knew where to avoid the ambush that Syria had set against them.
  4. a. He struck them with blindness. b. Elisha led them inside of the city of Samaria.
  5. a. He told the King of Israel to feed them a send them away to their land. b. This act brought peace on them for a while.
  6. The people were eating donkey heads, dove droppings, and their own children.

CHAPTER 7

  1. He caused them to hear a great multitude, the noise of a great army. They became fearful for their lives and fled.
  2. Four lepers who were going to defect to Syria discovered the abandoned camp of the Syrians.
  3. a. He was trampled in the rush to the spoil of the Syrian camp and died. b. He had doubted the word of Elisha and the ability of God to help Israel.

CHAPTER 8

  1. The woman whose son he had restored to life.
  2. a. He sought Elisha. b. He would recover from the disease. c. Hazael suffocated him.
  3. Joram of Israel and Ahaziah of Judah.

CHAPTER 9

  1. Jehu was aninted king of Israel.
  2. They joined forces with Jehu.
  3. Jehu came in the name of the Lord because of the harlotries of Jezebel.
  4. Their blood would be shed on the plot of ground taken by Ahab from Naboth and there would be none to reign on the throne.
  5. He was shot and killed by Jehu and his men.
  6. She put paint on her eyes and adorned her hair.
  7. a. At the command of Jehu, two eunuchs threw her out an upper window and she was trampled by the horses. b. Her skull, her feet, and the palm of her hands were all that was left of Jezebel. c. The dogs shall eat the flesh of Jezebel.

CHAPTER 10

  1. He had seventy sons.
  2. If the elders were with him they were to cut the heads of the sons of Ahab and bring them to Jehu.
  3. He killed all the brothers of Ahaziah of Judah.
  4. He pretended to hold a great sacrifice for the Baal worshipers, then he killed them when they came to the mandatory gathering.
  5. The two golden calves at Bethel and Dan.

CHAPTER 11

  1. Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah.
  2. Jehoiada, the priest.
  3. He was seven years old.

CHAPTER 12

  1. Jehoash did good all the days that Jehoida the priest instructed him.
  2. He set up a box at the entrance of the temple to collect money which he used to repair the temple.
  3. His servants conspired against and killed Jehoash.

CHAPTER 13

  1. The arrow of the Lord's deliverance from the Syrians.
  2. The amount of times he would defeat Syria.
  3. He revived and stood on his feet.

CHAPTER 14

  1. Overall, he was a righteous king except that he too did not remove the high places.
  2. He was defeated by Israel.
  3. A conspiracy was formed against him, and he was killed.
  4. Jeroboam restored territory according to the word of the Lord spoken through Jonah of Gath Hepher. This was so the name of Israel was not completely blotted out.

CHAPTER 15

  1. King Azariah.
  2. Azariah did not remove the high places either. Therefore, he was struck with the leprosy.
  3. The sons of Jehu would sit on the throne of Israel only until the fourth generation.
  4. He paid money to the king of Assyria from the wealthy so he could be strengthened and stay in control of the land.

CHAPTER 16

  1. King Ahaz.
  2. He had a new altar built, and altered the layout of the original temple. He removed the carts and lavers and the Sea of bronze from where they should be.

CHAPTER 17

  1. They were besieged and carried away captive.
  2. The people from foreign nations whom he had in his control were placed in Samaria.
  3. They were killed by lions sent by God.
  4. He sent a priest of God to teach the people how to worship the Lord God.

CHAPTER 18

  1. Hezekiah was a good king who did what was right in the eyes of the Lord more htan any other king before him.
  2. The people started to worship it as a god.
  3. a. He said the Lord had sent him (vs 25). b. He said God had no more power to deliver Judah from the Assyrians than the gods of any other nation they had captured (vs. 35).

CHAPTER 19

  1. Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz.
  2. Assyria would not shoot an arrow against Judah. God would defend the city.
  3. An angel passed through their camp and killed 185,000 men.
  4. His two sons killed him as he worshiped his god in his temple.

CHAPTER 20

  1. He added fifteen years to his life.
  2. He toured men from Babylon.
  3. All the treasures of Hezekiah's house and the people of Judah would be carried away captive by Babylon.

CHAPTER 21

  1. He raised up altars for Baal.
  2. He set up an image of the false goddess Asherah in the temple.

CHAPTER 22

  1. Josiah was eight years old when he became king.
  2. He was a good king and did what was right in the eyes of the Lord.
  3. The Book of the Law was found in the house of the Lord
  4. He tore his clothes and humbled himself before God because of the words in the book of the Law of Moses.

CHAPTER 23

  1. All the false gods and articles used for their worship were removed from the house of the Lord and destroyed.
  2. a. The bones of men and the high priest of Baal would be burned on the altar built by Jeroboam (1 Kings 13:2) b. The prophet from Bethel who had warned Jeroboam (1 Kings 13:1). c. The prophet from Samaria who had fooled the man of God into staying and eating with him (1 Kings 11:31).
  3. The Passover was reinstituted.
  4. The country of Egypt.
  5. King Jehoiakim.

CHAPTER 24

  1. Babylon.
  2. All the royal household, all the officers, the fighting men, and the craftsmen were taken.
  3. Zedekiah was made king.

CHAPTER 25

  1. From the ninth year of the tenth month to the eleventh year of King Zedekiah's reign they were besieged.
  2. His sons were killed before his eyes, and he was blinded.
  3. Gedaliah was made governor.
  4. Evil Merodach, a later king of Babylon.