48 Then Elijah arose, a prophet like fire,
and his word burned like a torch.
and by his zeal he made them few in number.
and also three times brought down fire.
Whose glory is equal to yours?
and from Hades, by the word of the Most High.
and famous men, from their sickbeds.
and judgments of vengeance at Horeb.
and prophets to succeed you.a
in a chariot with horses of fire.
10 At the appointed time, it is written, you are destinedb
to calm the wrath of God before it breaks out in fury,
to turn the hearts of parents to their children,
and to restore the tribes of Jacob.
and were adornedc with your love!
For we also shall surely live.d
12 When Elijah was enveloped in the whirlwind,
Elisha was filled with his spirit.
He performed twice as many signs,
and marvels with every utterance of his mouth.e
Never in his lifetime did he tremble before any ruler,
nor could anyone intimidate him at all.
and when he was dead, his body prophesied.
and in death his deeds were marvelous.
nor did they forsake their sins,
until they were carried off as plunder from their land,
and were scattered over all the earth.
The people were left very few in number,
but with a ruler from the house of David.
but others sinned more and more.
17 Hezekiah fortified his city,
and brought water into its midst;
he tunneled the rock with iron tools,
and built cisterns for the water.
he sent his commanderf and departed;
he shook his fist against Zion,
and made great boasts in his arrogance.
and they were in anguish, like women in labor.
spreading out their hands toward him.
The Holy One quickly heard them from heaven,
and delivered them through Isaiah.
21 The Lordg struck down the camp of the Assyrians,
and his angel wiped them out.
and he kept firmly to the ways of his ancestor David,
as he was commanded by the prophet Isaiah,
who was great and trustworthy in his visions.
23 In Isaiah’sh days the sun went backward,
and he prolonged the life of the king.
and comforted the mourners in Zion.
and the hidden things before they happened.
Heb: Gk him
Heb: Gk are for reproofs
Other ancient authorities read and have died
Text and meaning of Gk uncertain
Heb: Gk lacks He performed … mouth
Other ancient authorities add from Lachish
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