“A man came to meet us,” they replied. “And he said to us, ‘Go back to the king who sent you and tell him, “This is what the Lord says: Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending messengers to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not leave(A) the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!”’”

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16 He told the king, “This is what the Lord says: Is it because there is no God in Israel for you to consult that you have sent messengers(A) to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron? Because you have done this, you will never leave(B) the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!”

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“A vile disease has afflicted him;
    he will never get up(A) from the place where he lies.”

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