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The dea:lly pottage healed. CHAP. V. Naaman’s leprosy cleansed. 323 and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands | et that is in Samaria ! for he would reupon his hands : and he stretched himself cover him of his leprosy. upon the child; and the flesh of the child 4 And one went in, and told his loril, waxed warm.
saying, Thus and thus said the maid that. 35 Then he returned, and walked in is of the land of Israel. the house to and fro; and went up, and 5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, stretched himself upon him : and the and I will send a letter unto the king of child sneezed seven times, and the child Israel. And he departed, and took with opened his eyes.
him ten talents of silver, and six thousand 36 And he called Gehazi, and said, pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment. Call this Shunamite. So he called her. 6 And he brought the letter to the king And when she was come in unto him, he of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is said, Take up thy son.
come unto thee, behold, I have therewitz 37 Then she went in, and fell at his sent Naaman my servant to thee, that feet, and bowed herself to the ground, thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. and took up her son, and went out. 7 And it came to pass, when the king
38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal. of Israel had read the letter, that he rent And there was a dearth in the land ; and his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and the sons of the prophets were sitting be- to make alive, that this man doth send fore him: and he said unto his servant, unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage wherefore consider, I pray you, and see for the sons of the prophets.
how he seeketh a quarrel against me. 39 And one went out into the field to 8 9 And it was so, when Elisha the man gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and of God had heard that the king of Israel gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, had rent his clothes, that he sent to the and came and shred them into the pot of king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent pottage: for they knew them not. thy clothes ? let him come now to me,
40 So they poured out for the men to eat. I and he shall know that there is a prophet And it came to pass, as they were eating in Israel. of the pottage, that they cried out, and 9 So Naaman came with his horses and said, Othou man of God, there is death in with his chariot, and stood at the door the pot. And they could not eat thereof. of the house of Elisha.
41 But he said, Then bring meal. And 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven out for the people, that they may eat. times, and thy flesh shall come again unto And there was no harm in the pot. thee, and thou shalt be clean.
42 And there came a man from Baal- 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went shalisha, and brought the man of God away, and said, Behold, I thought, He bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of will surely come out to me, and stand, barley, and full ears of corn in the husk and call on the name of the LORD his thereof. And he said, Give unto the God, and strike his hand over the place, people, that they may eat.
and recover the leper. 43 And his servitor said, What, should I 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, risset this before an hundred men? He said ers of Damascus, better than all the waagain, Give the people, that they may ters of Israel ? may I not wash in them, eat: for thus saith the Lorn, They shall and be clean? So he turned and went aeat, and shall leave thereof:
way in a ragc. 44 So he set it before them, and they 13 And his servants came near, and did eat, and left thereof, according to the spake unto him, and said, My father, if word of the LORD.
the prophet had bid thee do some great CHAP. V.
thing, wouldest thou not have done it ? 1 Naaman is cured of his leprosy. 15 how much rather then, when he saith to
Elisha refuseth Naaman's gifts. 20 thee, Wash, and be clean?
14 Then went he down, and dipped OW Naaman, captain of the host of himself seven times in Jordan, according
to the saying of the man of God: and with his master, and honourable, because his flesh came again like unto the flesh of by him the Lord had given deliverance a little child, and he was clean. unto Syria : he was also a mighty man 15 | And he returned to the man of in valour, but he was a leper.
God, he and all his company, and came 2 And the Syrians had gone out by and stood before him: and he said, Becompanies, and had brought away captive hold, now I know that there is no God in out of the land of Israel a little maid; and all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, she waited on Naaman's wife.
I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. 3 And she said unto her mistress, 16 But he said, As the Lord liveth, Would God my lord were with the proph- before whom I stand, I will receive nono
324 Gehazi smitten with leprosy. II. KINGS. Elisha maketh iron to estiin. And he urged him to take it ; but he re- 2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, fused.
and take thence every man a beam, and 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not let us make us a place there, where we then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. two mules burthen of earth? for thy ser- 3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, vant will henceforth offer neither burnt- i and go with thy servants. And he anoffering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but swered, I will go. unto the Lord.
4 So he went with them. And when they 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy came to Jordan, they cut down wood. servant, that when my master goeth into 5 But as one was felling a beam, the the house of Rimmon to worship there, ax head fell into the water: and he cried, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow and said, Alas, master! for it was bormyself in the house of Rimmon : when I rowed. bow down myself in the house of Rim- 6 And the man of God said, Where fel! mon, the Lord pardon thy servant in it? And he shewed him the place. And this thing:
he cut down a stick, and cast it in thith19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. er; and the iron did swim. So he departed from him a little way. * Therefore said he, Take it up to thee.
20 g But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha And he put out his hand, and took it. the man of God, said, Behold, my master 8 9 Then the king of Syria warred ahath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not gainst Israel, and took counsel with his receiving at his hands that which he servants, saying, In such and such a place brought : but as the Lord liveth, I will shall be my camp. run after him, and take somewhat of him. 9 And the man of God sent unto the
21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou And when Naaman saw him running after pass not such a place ; for thither the him, he lighted down from the chariot to Syrians are come down. meet him, and said, Is all well?
10 And the king of Israel sent to the 22 And he said, All is well. My master place which the man of God told him and hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now warned him of, and saved himself there, there be come to me from mount Ephraim not once nor twice. two young men of the sons of the proph- 11 Therefore the heart of the king of ets : give them, I pray thee, a talent of Syria was sore troubled for this thing ; silver, and two changes of garments. and he called his servants, and said unto
23 And Naaman said, Be content, take them, Will ye not shew me which of usis *two talents. And he urged him, and bound for the king of Israel ? two talents of silver in two bags, with 12 And one of his servants said, None, two changes of garments, and laid them my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet upon two of his servants; and they bare that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel them befcre him.
the words that thou speakest in thy bed24 And when he came to the tower, he chamber. took them from their hand, and bestowed 13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is, thein in the house: and he let the men gn, that I may send and fetch him. And it and they departed.
was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Do25 But he went in, and stood before than. his master : and Elisha said unto him, 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and Whence comwst thou Gehazi ? and lie chariots, and a great host: and they came said, Thy servant went no whither. by night, and compassed the city about.
26 And he said unto him, Went not 15 And when the servant of the man of mine heart with thee, when the man turn- God was risen early, and gone forth, beed again from his chariot to meet thee? Is hold, an host compassed the city both with it a time to receive money, and to receive | horses and chariots. And his servant garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, said unto him, Alas, my master! how shalt and sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, we do? and maid-servants?
16 And he answered, Fear not: for they 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman that be with us are more than they that be shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed with them. for ever. And he went out from his pres- 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, ence a leper as white as snow.
I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may CHAP. VI.
see. And the LORD opened the eyes of 1 Elisha causeth iron to swim. 8 He dis- the young man; and he saw: and behold,
closeth the king of Syria's counsel ; 18 the mountain was full of horses and charand smileth his army with blindness. iots of fire round about Elisha. ND the sons of prophets said unto
they came him, we dwell with thee is too strait for us. Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindThe Syrians smitten with blindness. CHAP. VII. Their sudden flight. 325 ness. And he smote them with blindness sound of his master's feet behind him. according to the word of Elisla.
33 And while he yet talked with them, 19 And Elisha said unto them, This is behold, the messenger came down unté not the way, neither is this the city: fol- him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of low me and I will bring you to the man the LORD; what should I wait for the whom ye seek. But he led them to Sa- LORD any longer? maria.
CHAP. VII. 20 And it came to pass, when they | 1 Elisha prophesieth incredible plenty i! were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Samaria. 17 The unbelieving lord is LORD, open the eyes of these men, that trodden to death. they may see. And the LORD opened "HEN Elisha said, Hearye the word their eyes, and they saw ; and behold, They were in the midst of Samaria. To-morrow about this time shall a meas
21 And the king of Israel said unto El- ure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and sha, when he saw them, My father, shall two measures of barley for a shekel, in I smite them ? shall I smite them? the gate of Samaria.
22 And lie answered, Thou shalt not 2 Then a lord on whose hand the king smite them ; wouldest thou smite those leaned answered the man of God, and said, whom thou hast taken captive with thy Behold, if the LORD would make winsword and with thy bow,? set bread and dows in heaven, might this thing be? And water before tliem, that they may eat and he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine drink, and go to their master.
eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. 23 And he prepared great provision
3 And there were four leprous men for them: and when they had eaten and at the entering in of the gate: and they drunk, he sent them away, and they went said one to another, Why sit we here unto their master. So the bands of Syria til we die? came no more into the land of Israel. 4 If we say, We will enter into the city,
24 And it came to pass after this, that then the famine is in the city, and we Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his shall die there: and if we sit still here, we host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. clie also. Now therefore come, and let
25 And there was a great famine in us fall unto the host of the Syrians : if Samaria : and behold, they besieged it, they save us alive, we shall live ; and if until an ass's head was sold for four'score they kill us, we shall but die. pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a 5 And they rose up in the twilight to sab of doves dung for five pieces of silver. go unto the camp of the Syrians : and
26 And as the king of Israel was passing when they were come to the uttermost by upon the wall, there cried a woman part of the camp of Syria, behold, there unto him, saying, Help, my lord, () king. was no man there.
27 And he said, If the Lord do not help 6 For the LORD had made the host of thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and barn-floor, or out of the wine-press? a noise of horses, even the noise of a great
28 And the king said unto her, What host : and they said one to another, Lo, aileth thee? And she answered, This the king of Israel hath hired against us woman said unto me, Give thy son, that the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of we may eat him to-day, and we will eat the Egyptians, to come upon us. Hiy son to-morrow,
7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat twilight, and left their tents, and their him : and I said unto her on the next horses, and their asses, even the campas day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: it was, and fled for their life. and she hath hid her son.
8 And when these lepers came to the 30 9 And it came to pass, when the king uttermost part of the camp, they went inheard the words of the woman, that he to one tent, and did eat and drink, and rent his clothes, and he passed by upon the carried thence silver, and gold, and rai. wall, and the people looked, and behold, ment, and went and hid it ; and came he had sackcloth within upon his flesh. again, and entered into another tent, and
31 Then he said, God do so and more carried thence also, and went and hid it. also to me, if the head of Elisha the son 9 Then they said one to another, We do of Shaphat shall stand on him this day. not well: this day is a day of good tidings,
32 But Elisha sat in his house, and the and we hold our peace : if we tarry ull elders sat with him; and the king sent a the morning light, some mischief will come man from before him : but ere the mes- upon us : now therefore come, that we senger came to him, he said to the elders, may go and tell the king's household. See ye how this son of a murderer hath 10 So they came and called unto the sent to take away mine head? look, when porter of the city : and they told them, the messenger cometh, shut the door, and saying, We came to the camp of the SyrLold him tast at the door : is not the ians, and behold, there was no man there,
26 Greal plenty in Sumaria. II. KINGS. The Shunamue's land restored.. neither voice of man, but horses tied, and 2 And the woman arose, and did after asses tied, and the tents as they were. the saying of the man of God : and she
11 And he called the porters; and they went with her household, and sojoured told it to the king's house within.
in the land of the Philistines seven years. 124 And the king arose in the night, and 3 And it came to pass at the seven said unto his servants, I will now shew years end, that the woman returned out you what the Syrians have done to us, of the land of the Philistines : and she They know that we be hungry; therefore went forth to cry unto the king for her have they gone out of the camp, to hide house, and for her land. themselves in the field, saying, When they 4 And the king talked with Gehazi the come out of the city, we shall catch them servant of the man of God, saying, Tell alive, and get into the city.
me, I pray thee, all the great things that 13 And one of his servants answered Elisha hath done. and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five 5 And it came to pass, as he was tellof the horses that remain, which are left ing the king how he had restored a dead in the city, (behold, they are as all the body to life, that behold, the woman, whose multitude of Israel that are left in it: be- son he had restored to life, cried to the hold, I say, they are even as all the mul- king for her house and for her land. And titude of the Israelites that are consum- Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the ed:) and let us send and see.
woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha 14 They took therefore two chariot restored to life. horses; and the king sent after the host 6 And when the king asked the womof the Syrians, saying, Go and see. an, she told him. So the king appointed
15 And they went after them unto Jor- unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore dan: and lo, all the way, was full of all that was hers, and all the fruits of the garments and vessels, which the Syrians field since the day that she left the land had cast away in their haste. And the even until now. messengers returned, and told the king: 7 || And Elisha came to Damascus ;
16 And the people went out, and spoil- and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick, ed the tents of the Syrians. So a measure and it was told him, saying, The man of of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two God is come hither. measures of barley for a shekel, accord- 8 And the king said unto Hazael, Take ing to the word of the LORD.
a present in thine hand, and go, meet the 17 | And the king appointed the lord man of God, and inquire of the LORD by on whose hand he leaned to have the him, saying, Shall I recover of this discharge of the gate: and the people trode
ease? upon him in the gate, and he died, as the 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and man of God had said, who spake when took a present with him, even of erery the king came down to him.
good thing of Damascus, forty camels 18 And it came to pass as the man of burden, and came and stood before him, God had spoken to the king, saying, and said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria Two measures of barley for a shekel, hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I re, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, || cover of this disease? shall be to-morrow about this time in the 10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say gate of Samaria :
unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: 19 And that lord answered the man of howbeit, the LORD hath shiewed me, that God, and said, Now, behold, if the LORD he shall surely die. should make windows in heaven, might 11 And he settled his countenance such a thing be? And he said, Behold, steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt the man of God wept. not eat thereof.
12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my 20 And so it fell out unto him : for the lord ? And he answered, Because I know people trode upon him in the gate, and he the evil that thou wilt do unto the childied.
dren of Israel : their strong holds wilt CHAP. VIII.
thou set on fire, and their young men wilt 1 The Shunamite hath her land restored. I thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash
15 Hazael killeth his master, and suc- their children, and rip up their women credeth him. 16 Jehoram's wicked | with child. rrign. 24 Ahaziah succeedeth him. 13 And Hazael said, But what, is thy
*HEN spake Elisha unto the woman, servant a dog, that he should do this great saying, Arise, and go thou and thine hath shewed me that thou shalt be king household, and sojourn wheresoever thou over Syria, canst sojourn; for the Lord hath called 14 So he departed from Elisha, and for a famine; and it shall also conte upon came to his master; who said to him, the land seven years.
What said Elisha to thee? And he an. Hazad killeti Ben-hadad.
Jehu quainted king. 327 swered, He told me that thou shouldest || Judah went down to see Joram the son of surely recover.
Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. 15 And it came to pass on the morrow,
CHAP. IX. that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it | 1 Jehu is anointed. 11 He killeth Jorani in water, and spread it on his face, so that in the field of Naboth. 30 Jezebel eater. he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead. by dogs.
16 | And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehosha- the children of the prophets, and phat being, then king of Judah, Jehoram said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah be- || take this box of oil in thine hand, and go gan to reign.
to Ramoth-gilead : 17 Thirty and two years old was he 2 And when thou comest thither, look when he began to reigui ; and he reigned out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat eight years in Jerusalem.
the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make 18 And he walked in the way of the || him arise up from among his brethren, kings of Israel, as did the house of and carry him to an inner chamber ; Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was 3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his wife : and he did evil in the sight of his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, the LORD.
I have anointed thee king over Israol. 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Ju- || Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not. dah for David his servant's sake, as he 4 So the young man, even the young promised him to give him always a light, man the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead. and to his children.
5 And when he came, behold, the cap20 f In his days Edom revolted from tains of the host were sitting, and he saidi, under the hand of Judah, and made a I have an errand to thee, ( captain. king over themselves.
And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? 21 So Joram went over to Zair, and And he said, To thee, O) captain, all the chariots with him: and he rose by 6 And he arose and went into the night and smote the Edomites which || house; and he poured the oil on his compassed him about, and the captains head, and said unto him, Thus saith the of the chariots : and the people fled into | LORD God of Israel, I have anointed their tents.
thee king over the people of the LORD, 22 Yet Edom revolted from under the even over Israel. hand of Judah unto this day. Then Lib- 7 And thou shalt smite the house of nah revolted at the same time.
Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the 23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, blood of my servants the prophets, and and all that he did, are they not written the blood of all the servants of the LORD, in the book of the chronicles of the kings at the hand of Jezebel. of Judah?
8 For the whole house of Ahab shall 24 And Joram slept with his fathers, perish : and I will cut off from Ahab and was buried with his fathers in the || him that pisseth against the wall, and city of David ; and Ahaziah his son him that is shut up and left in Israel : reigned in his stead.
9 And I will make the house of Ahab 35 I In the twelfth year of Joram the like the house of Jeroboam the son of son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin son of Ahijah : to reign.
10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in 26 Two and twenty years old was A- the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be haziaii when he began to reign ; and he none to bury her. And he opened the reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his door and fled. mother's name was Athaliah, the daugh- 11 | Then Jehu came forth to the serter of Omri king of Israel.
vants of his lord ; and one said unto him, 27 And he walked in the way of the || Is all well? wherefore came this mad filhouse of Ahab, and did evil in the sight | locv to thee? And he said unto them, Ye of the LORD, as did the house of Ahab : know the man, and his communication. tor he was the son-in-law of the house 12 And they said, It is false ; tell us of Ahab.
now. And he said, Thus and thus spake 23 [ And he went with Joram the son of || he to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Ahab to the war against Hazael king of || I have anointed thee king over Israel. Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syrians 13 Then they hasted, and took every wounded Joram.
man his garment, and put it under him 29 And king Joram went back to be on the top of the stairs, and blew with healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. Syrians had given him at Ramah, when 14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the he fought against Hazael king of Syria. son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of ll (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead,