After Ahab's death, Moab1 rebelled against Israel.
Now Ahaziah had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. So he sent messengers,2 saying to them, "Go and consult Baal-Zebub,3 the god of Ekron,4 to see if I will recover5 from this injury."
But the angel6 of the LORD said to Elijah7 the Tishbite, "Go up and meet the messengers of the king of Samaria and ask them, 'Is it because there is no God in Israel8 that you are going off to consult Baal-Zebub, the god of Ekron?'
Therefore this is what the LORD says: 'You will not leave9 the bed you are lying on. You will certainly die!' " So Elijah went.