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the Water: and he cried, and said, Alas Master, for it was borrowed.

6 And the Man of God said, Where sell it? And he shewed him the Place. And he cut down a Stick, and cast it in thither, and the Iron did swim.

7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his Hand, and took it.

8 Then the King of Syria warred against Israel, and took Counsel with his Servants, saying, In such and such a Place (hall be my Camp.

9 And the Man of God sent unto the King of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a Place; for thither the Syrians are come down.

io And the King of Israel sent to the Place which the Man of God told him, and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

11 Therefore the Heart of the King of Syria was fore troubled for this Thing, and he called his Servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the King of Israel?

i z And one of his Servants said, None, my Lord, O King: but Elisha the Prophet, that is in Israel, Telleth the King of Israel the Words that thou speakest in thy Bed-chamber.

13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is that I may send and setch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold he is in Dothan.

14 Therefore sent he thither Horses, and Chariots, and a great Host: and they came by Night, and compassed the City about.

1 5 And when the Servant of the Man of God was risen early and gone forth, behold, an Host compassed the City, both with Horses, and Chariots: and his Servant said unto him, Alas, my Master, how shall we do?

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18 And when they came down to him, Elissha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this People, I pray thee, with Blindnefs. And he smote them with Blindnefs, according to the Word of Elislia.

19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not the Way, neither is this the City: follow me, and I will bring you to the Man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elissha said, Lord, open the Eyes of these Men that they may see. And the Lord opened their Eyes, and they saw, and behold, they were in the mids of Samaria.

21 And the King of Israel said unto Elissha, when he saw them, My Father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldst thou smite thofe whom thou hast taken Captive with thy Sword, and with thy Bow? set Bread and Water before them that they may eat and drink, and go to their Master.

23 And he prepared great Provifion for them : and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their Master. So the Bands of Syria came no more into the Land of Israel.

24 And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad King of Syria gathered all his Host, and went up, and befieged Samaria.

2 5 And there was a great Famine in Samaria: and behold, they befieged it, until an Ass's Head was fold for fourscore pieces of Silver, and the Fourth part of a Cab of Doves Dung for five pieces of Silver.

26 And as the King of Israel was paffing by upon the Wall, there tried a Woman unto him, saying, Help, my Lord, O King.

27 And he said, If the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the Barn-floor, or out of the Wine-prefs?

28 And the King said unto her, What aileth.thee? And she answered, This Woman said unto me, Give thy Son, that we may eat him To-day, and we will eat my Son Tomorrow.

29 So we boiled my Son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next Day, Give thy Son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her Son.

30 And it came to pass when the King heard the Words of the Woman, that he rent his Cloaths, and he passed by

X x x upon upon the Wall, and the People looked, and behold, he had Sackcloth within upon his Flesh. the Way was sull of Garments, and Vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their Haste: and the Messengers returned and told the King.

31 Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the Head of Elisha the Son of Shaphat shall stand on him this Day.

32 But Elisha sat in his House, (and the Elders sat with him) and the King sent a Man from before him: but ere the Messenger came to him, he,said to the Elders, See ye how this Son of a Murderer hath sent to take away mine Head? look when the Messenger cometh, shut the Door* and hold him sast at the Door: is not the Sound of his Master's Feet behind him?

33 And while he yet talked with them, behold the Messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this Evil is of the Lord, what should I wait for the Lord any longer?


1 Elijha prophcfeth incredible Plenty in Samaria. 3 Four, Lepers venturing on the Host of the Syrians, bring Tidings of their Flight. 12 The King finding by Spies the News to be true, spoileth the Tents of the Syrians. 17 The Lord who would not believe the Prophecy of Plenty, having the Charge cf the Gate is troden to Death in the Press.

Ver. i*"pHEN EUsha said, Hear ye the Word of the, X Lord, Thus saith the Lord, To-morrow about this time, shall a Measure of fine Flour be sold for a Shekel, and two Measures of Barley for a Shekel, in the Gate of Samaria.

2 Then a Lord on whofe Hand the King leaned, answer-' ed the Man of God,- and said, Behold, if the Lord would make Windows in Heaven, might this Thing be? And he said, Behold, Thou shalt see it with thine Eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.

3 And there were four leprous Men at the entring in of the Gate: and 'they said one to another, Why fit we here until we die?

4 If we say we will enter into the City, then the Famine is in the City, and we shall die there: and if we fit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us sall unto the Host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

5 And they rofe up in the Twilight to go unto the Camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost Part of the Camp of Syria, behold, there was no Man there.

6 For the Lord had made the Host of the Syrians to hear a Noise of Chariots, and a Noise of Horses, even the Noise of a great Host: and they said one to another, Lo, the King of Israel hath hired against us the Kings of the Hittites, and the Kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

7 Wherefore they arofe and fled in the Twilight, and left their Tents, even the Camp as it was, and fled for their Lives.

8 And when thefe Lepers came to the uttermost Part of the Camp, they went into one Tent, and did eat, and drink, and carried thence Silver, and Gold, and Raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entred into another Tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.

9 Then they said one to another, We do not well: this Day is a Day of Good Tidings, and we hold our Peace: If we tarry till the Morning Light, some Mischief will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and tell the King's Houshold.

io So they came and called unto the Porter of the City: and they told them, saying, We came to the Camp of the Syrians, and behold there was no Man there, but Horses and Asses tied, and the Tents as they were.

11 And he called the Porters, and they told it to the King's House within.

12 And the King arofe in the Night, and said unto his Servants, I will now sheW yOu what the Syrians have done to us: they know that we be hungry, therefore are they gone out of the Camp, to hide themselves in the Field, saying, When they come out of the City, we shall catch them alive, and get into the City.

13 And one of his Servants answered and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the Horses that remain, which are left in the City: (behold, I say, they are even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed) and let us send and see.

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16 And the People went out, and spoiled the Tents of the Syrians. So a Measure of Fine Flour was sold for a Shekel, and two Measures of Barley for a Shekel, AccordIng to the Word of the Lord.

17 And. the King appointed the Lord on whofe Hand he leaned, to have the Charge of the Gate: and the People trade upon him in the Gate, and he died, as the Man of God had Said, who spake when the King came down to him.

18 And it came to pass as the Man of God had spoken unto the King, saying, Two Measures of Barley for a Shekel, and a Measure of fine Flour for a Shekel, (hall be Tomorrow about this time in the Gate of Samaria:

19 And that Lord answered the Man of God and said, Now behold, if the Lord should make Windows in Heaven, might such a Thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine Eyes, but shalt Not Eat thereof.

20 And so it Fell Out unto him: for the People trod upon him in the Gate, and he Died.


t The Shunammite having left her Countrey seven Years to avoid the forewarned Famine, for Elijha's Miracle's Sake hath her Land restored by the King. 7 Hazael being sent with a Present by Benhadad to Elijha at Damascus, after he had heard the Prophecy, killeth his Master, end succeedeth him. 16 Jehoram's wicked Reign infudah. 20 Edom and Libttah revolt. 23 Æaziah fucceedeth Jehoram. 25 Ahaziah's wicked Reign. 28 He visiteth Jehoram wounded at Jezreel.

Ver. 1 'T,HEN spake Elissha unto the Woman (whofe Son A he had restored to Lise) saying, Arise, and go thou and thy Houshold, and sojourn wherefoever thou canst sojourn: for the Lord hath called for a Famine* and it shall also come upon the Land seven Years.

2 And the Woman arofe, and did after the Saying of the Man of God: and she went with her Houshold, and sojourned in the Land of the Philistines seven Years.

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