Chapter Summaries of 2 Kings

2 Kings 1 17 Jun 2011 1 comment

1 Ahaziah consulted Baal-zebub. Elijah said that he would die. Ahaziah sent men to Elijah but they were consumed by fire. Ahaziah died.

2 Kings 2 18 Jun 2011 3 comments

2 Elisha followed Elijah. A chariot of fire appeared and Elijah went up to heaven. Elisha took Elijah's mantle and divided the waters.

2 Kings 3 19 Jun 2011 1 comment

3 Israel, Judah and Edom went to fight Moab. Elisha said, "The LORD will send water and give you Moab." The Moabites were defeated.

2 Kings 4 20 Jun 2011 5 comments

4 Elisha told a Shunammite woman that she would have a son. The child died but Elisha revived him. Elisha cleansed the food at Gilgal.

2 Kings 5 21 Jun 2011 3 comments

5 Naaman of Aram was a leper. Elisha told him to wash in the Jordan and he was healed. Gehazi asked for a gift and became leprous.

2 Kings 6 22 Jun 2011 1 comment

6 The king of Aram sent an army to capture Elisha but the LORD blinded them. Ben-hadad besieged Samaria and there was a great famine.

2 Kings 7 23 Jun 2011 1 comment

7 Elisha prophesied an end to the famine. Four lepers went and found that the Arameans had fled. The people plundered the Aramean camp.

2 Kings 8 24 Jun 2011 2 comments

8 Elisha told Hazael that he would rule Aram. Hazael killed Ben-hadad. Jehoram ruled Judah and did evil. Ahaziah ruled and did evil.

2 Kings 9 25 Jun 2011 1 comment

9 Elisha sent a prophet to anoint Jehu. Jehu killed Joram and Ahaziah. Eunuchs threw Jezebel out of the window and dogs ate her body.

2 Kings 10 26 Jun 2011 1 comment

10 Jehu sent a letter and had Ahab's sons killed. He killed Ahaziah's brothers and all the worshippers of Baal. Hazael defeated Israel.

2 Kings 11 27 Jun 2011 1 comment

11 Athaliah destroyed the royal family but Jehosheba hid Joash. Jehoiada had the army proclaim Joash as king and put Athaliah to death.

2 Kings 12 28 Jun 2011 1 comment

12 Joash ruled in Jerusalem and did what was right. The priests collected money to repair the temple. Joash was killed by his servants.

2 Kings 13 29 Jun 2011 1 comment

13 Jehoahaz ruled Israel and they were oppressed by Hazael. Jehoash ruled and Elisha told him to strike the ground. Then Elisha died.

2 Kings 14 30 Jun 2011 3 comments

14 Amaziah ruled Judah and did right. He challenged Jehoash but Judah were defeated. Jeroboam ruled Israel and restored the borders.

2 Kings 15 1 Jul 2011 3 comments

15 Azariah and Jotham ruled Judah and did what was right. Zechariah, Shallum, Menahem, Pekahiah and Pekah ruled Israel and did evil.

2 Kings 16 2 Jul 2011 1 comment

16 Ahaz ruled Judah and did evil. Aram and Israel attacked Judah so Ahaz sent a tribute to the king of Assyria. Ahaz set up an altar.

2 Kings 17 3 Jul 2011 1 comment

17 Hoshea ruled Israel. The king of Assyria invaded and settled the land. This happened because the Israelites rejected the covenant.

2 Kings 18 4 Jul 2011 1 comment

18 Hezekiah ruled Judah and did right. The Assyrians surrounded Jerusalem. Rabshakeh said, "Don't listen to Hezekiah. Come out to me."

2 Kings 19 5 Jul 2011 1 comment

19 Hezekiah prayed, "O LORD, save us." Isaiah said, "The LORD says: I will defend the city." That night the Assyrians were struck dead.

2 Kings 20 6 Jul 2011 3 comments

20 Hezekiah was sick but the LORD extended his life. Envoys came from Babylon. Isaiah told Hezekiah, "Everything will be taken away."

2 Kings 21 7 Jul 2011 5 comments

21 Manasseh ruled in Jerusalem and did evil. The LORD said, "I will bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah." Amon ruled and did evil.

2 Kings 22 8 Jul 2011 1 comment

22 Josiah ruled and did right. He had the law read out and tore his robes. Huldah said, "The LORD says: You will be buried in peace."

2 Kings 23 9 Jul 2011 1 comment

23 Josiah destroyed the altars and high places and held Passover. He was killed in battle. Jehoahaz and Jehoiakim ruled and did evil.

2 Kings 24 10 Jul 2011 1 comment

24 The LORD sent raiders against Judah. Jehoiachin ruled and Nebuchadnezzer took all Jerusalem captive. Zedekiah ruled and did evil.

2 Kings 25 11 Jul 2011 4 comments

25 Nebuchadnezzar besieged Jerusalem. Nebuzaradan burned the temple and took the people into exile. Evil-merodach released Jehoiachin.

Chris Juby

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