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wishniwasfishn2day On February 24, 2010

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#1New Post! Oct 07, 2009 @ 22:32:05
Interesting story I read about Elijah. Don't make fun of the prophet.

2 Kings Chapter 2 verses 23 and 24

And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him,Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.
MadCornishBiker On January 14, 2014

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#2New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:07:26
@wishniwasfishn2day Said

Interesting story I read about Elijah. Don't make fun of the prophet.

2 Kings Chapter 2 verses 23 and 24

And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him,Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.


Your thread title is wrong, that scripture doesn't say ate, it says the she bears "came out from the woods and went tearing to pieces forty-two children of their number".

The account doesn't say how many there were to start with, btu it sounds like there were an awful lot more than 42 for that many to get caught by the she bears. In that case Elijah may even have been in fear for his life, and it appears Jehovah thought so also since He sent the bears to protect Elisha.

But as you say, and Gamaliel later repeated about the Apostles (Acts 5:38,39) "And so, under the present circumstances, I say to YOU, Do not meddle with these men, but let them alone; (because, if this scheme or this work is from men, it will be overthrown; 39 but if it is from God, YOU will not be able to overthrow them otherwise, YOU may perhaps be found fighters actually against God".

I have to admit that is a scripture which helps keep me strong at times.
8FlOz On August 24, 2012
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#3New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:08:44
They must have been tripping on some pretty hardcore s*** back then...
ssnot_me On February 01, 2016




big D, Texas
#4New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:11:54
@MadCornishBiker Said

Your thread title is wrong, that scripture doesn't say ate, it says the she bears "came out from the woods and went tearing to pieces forty-two children of their number".

The account doesn't say how many there were to start with, btu it sounds like there were an awful lot more than 42 for that many to get caught by the she bears. In that case Elijah may even have been in fear for his life, and it appears Jehovah thought so also since He sent the bears to protect Elisha.

But as you say, and Gamaliel later repeated about the Apostles (Acts 5:38,39) "And so, under the present circumstances, I say to YOU, Do not meddle with these men, but let them alone; (because, if this scheme or this work is from men, it will be overthrown; 39 but if it is from God, YOU will not be able to overthrow them otherwise, YOU may perhaps be found fighters actually against God".

I have to admit that is a scripture which helps keep me strong at times.


ahh the good old days. getting to curse children in the name of the lord, when they make fun of you. yeah, what a great way to make a man feel strong about himself
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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#5New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:18:48
Another zombie thread!

I wonder if, like the story of Jephthah, this story holds a moral lesson of not cursing people in the name of the Lord.
ssnot_me On February 01, 2016




big D, Texas
#6New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:22:16
@someone_else Said

Another zombie thread!

I wonder if, like the story of Jephthah, this story holds a moral lesson of not cursing people in the name of the Lord.



that could be true. i would expect that the 42 kids would not have been messed up by the bears then.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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American Alps, Washington
#7New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:29:26
@ssnot_me Said

that could be true. i would expect that the 42 kids would not have been messed up by the bears then.



I dunno. seems like having the death of 42 children on your hands seems a whole lot more sobering than seeing them get chased off.
ssnot_me On February 01, 2016




big D, Texas
#8New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:31:32
@someone_else Said

I dunno. seems like having the death of 42 children on your hands seems a whole lot more sobering than seeing them get chased off.



I suppose you can look at it that way. I guess I was thinking why make the kids suffer when, as an example, I did the wrong thing by cursing in the name of the lord.
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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#9New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:46:38
@ssnot_me Said

I suppose you can look at it that way. I guess I was thinking why make the kids suffer when, as an example, I did the wrong thing by cursing in the name of the lord.



I can absolutely understand that. But, what would Elijah have learned in that case?
ssnot_me On February 01, 2016




big D, Texas
#10New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 20:49:34
@someone_else Said

I can absolutely understand that. But, what would Elijah have learned in that case?



true. maybe god should have gone down there and kicked him in the nuts!
someone_else On August 30, 2012
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#11New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 21:01:56
@ssnot_me Said

true. maybe god should have gone down there and kicked him in the nuts!



That'd be interesting.
tariki On September 16, 2012

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#12New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 21:06:07
Those kids should not have called him baldie!!
chaski On September 27, 2021
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#13New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 21:07:28
@wishniwasfishn2day Said

Interesting story I read about Elijah. Don't make fun of the prophet.

2 Kings Chapter 2 verses 23 and 24

And he went up from thence unto Beth-el: and as he was going by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him,Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head

And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.



Sounds a bit like the story in another posting where a teacher had the kids in the class punch the classroom bully.

So Elijah couldn't handle some unruly children, curses them in the name of the lord (a violation of one of the Ten Commandments) and then has two bears do his dirty work.

Wow... all of a sudden I want to be a christian.
Erimitus On July 01, 2021




The mind of God, Antarctica
#14New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 23:49:59
Spare the Bears, spoil the child
Erimitus On July 01, 2021




The mind of God, Antarctica
#15New Post! Jun 20, 2012 @ 23:50:44
I wonder if the number 42 has any significance.
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