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The king, scared of the threats in God's book, does his best to destroy all the things that aren't to do with worshipping God, and kills all the heathen priests on their own altars.

It doesn't help, God's still building up that wrath and won't be placated. The next several kings rule for short periods as they keep being attacked by their enemies and do great evil in the sight of the Lord.

The Babylonians destroy Jerusalem and take everyone captive, and the king of Babylon keeps the king of Judah as a pet.

I guess being the chosen people really wasn't worth much in the end, there are plenty of other people not believing in God and they seem to be doing pretty well.
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King Hezekiah demands to be saved from death, God adds 15 years to his life, Hezekiah then demands proof that God has saved him, God moves the sun backwards 10 degrees. You'd think the saving from imminent death would have been enough?

The next king returns to the heathen ways and God moans to the prophets and says he'll do lots of horrible things, at some point, perhaps.

The king after him (who began his reign aged 8) finds the book of God's laws during church renovations and gets really worried that they've been breaking all the laws and God'll be mad.
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I'm not totally certain of what's going on anymore, though an Angel popped in and killed 185,000 people in their sleep. For some reason.
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The continuing list of the various kings who each lead Israel further and further from God until he gets really annoyed.
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I think 2 Kings 12 is the first ever appeal for donations to fix the church roof.

Elisha, the insecure bald prophet, dies after helping a king with beating some enemy or other, and his bones cause another dead man to come back to life. But apparently Elisha stays dead, some miracle working prophet he turned out to be.
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God really enjoys it when his followers slaughter large numbers of people who follow other gods, like Baal. I've totally lost track of who is slaughtering who and I've no idea why most of the time, God seems to like some people in one chapter then switches to promising them (or their descendants) death in the next. One guys 70 sons are murdered and their heads placed in baskets, not sure why.

These chapters end with a king who began his rule aged 7, I guess too many kings slaughtered each other?
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Elisha the insecure bald prophet alternates between using his power with God to do good things and then bad things, depending on whether he likes the person asking for help.

A woman he meets is upset because of the famine, another woman said they should eat their children to survive and starts with the first woman's son. When it comes to eating the second woman's son, she's hidden him away! I guess she's upset that she didn't think of that and agreed to have her own son murdered and eaten first.
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Elisha, the insecure bald prophet, performs miracles constantly. He helps a woman pay her debts by making her last drop of oil become many vessels full; he helps an older woman conceive and then brings her son back to life when he's killed in the field; he cures a man of leprosy and then gives the disease to one of his own servants who demanded payment from the first guy for being cured.
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Some people are able to ask God to kill people and he just does it. Elijah kills over 100 men by getting God to rain fire on them to prove he is a man of God. Elisha asks God to send a bear to kill over 40 children for making fun of his bald head.

But even though God is able to kill so many people instantaneously, he still has to send his people to kill their own enemies themselves. They entirely destroy their enemies' cities and make their land uninhabitable, seems pointlessly over the top.

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