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5 And they rose 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 arose and Aed in the Twilight, and left their Tents, even the Camp as it was, and Aed for their Lives.
8 And when these 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, fome Mischief will come upon us : now therefore come, that we may go and tell the King's Houshold.
10 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 Affes 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 arose 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 fee.
14 They took therefore two Chariot-horses, and the King sent after the Host of the Syrians. !5 And they went after them unto Jordan, and lo, all
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the Way was full of Garments, and Vessels, which the Sya rians had cast away in their Haste : and the Meflengers returned and told the King.
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 whose Hand he leaned, to have the Charge of the Gate : and the People trode 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, shall 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.
CH A P. VIII. The Shunammite having left her Countrey seven Years to do void the forewarned Famine, for Elija's Miracle's Sake hath her Land restored by the King. 7 Hazael being sent with a Present by Benhadad to Elisha at Damascus, after he had heard the Prophecy, killeth his Master, and succeedeth him. 16 Jehorami's wicked Reign in Judah. 20 Edom and Libnab revolt. 23 Ahaziah Jucceedeth Jehoram. 25 Ahaziah's wicked Reign. 28 He visiteth Jehoram wounded at Jezreel.
Ver, I THEN spake Elisha unto the Woman (whose Son
1 he had restored to Life) saying, Arise, and go thou and thy Houshold, and sojourn wheresoever 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 arose, and did after the Saying of the Man of God: and she went with her Houshold, and fojourned in the Land of the Philistines seven Years.
3. And it came to pass at the seven Years End, that the Woman returned out of the Land of the Philistines : and she went forth to cry unto the King for her House, and for her Land.
4 And the King talked with Gehazi the Servant of the Man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the GREAT Things that ELISHA hath done.
5 And it came to pass as he was telling the King how he had restored a DEAD BODY TO LIFE, that behold, the Woman whose Son he had RESTORED TO LIFE, cried to the King for her House, and for her Land, and Gehazi faid, My Lord, O King, this is the Woman, and this is her Son, whom Elisha RESTORED to Life.
6 And when the King asked the Woman, she told him. So the King appointed unto her a certain Officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the Fruits of the Field, since the Day that she left the Land, even until now.
7 And ELISHA came to Damascus; and Benhadad the King of Syria was sick, and it was told him, saying, The Man of God is come hither.
8 And the King said unto HAZAEL, Take a Present in thine Hand, and go meet the Man of God, and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, shall I recover of this Disease?
9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took a Present with him, even of every good Thing of Damascus, forty Camels Burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy Son Benhadad King of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this Disease?
10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover : howbeit the LORD hath shewed me, that he shall SURELY DIE.
11 And he settled his Countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed ; and the Man of God wept.
12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my Lord? And he answered, Because I know the Evil that thou wilt do unto the Children of Israel : their ftrong Holds wilt thou set on fire, and- their young Men wilt thou slay with the Sword, and wilt dash their Children, and rip up their Women with Child.
13 And Hazael faid, But what, is thy Servant a Dog that he should do this great Thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be King over Syria,
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14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his Master, who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? and he answered, He told me that thou shouldst surely recover.
15 And it came to pass on the Morrow, that he took a thick Cloth, and dipt it in Water, and spread it on his Face, so that he died : and Hazael reigned in his stead.
II. CHRON. CHA P. XXI. 1 Jehoram fucceeding Jehosaphat, payeth his Brethren: 5 His
wicked Reign. 8 Edom and Libnah revolt. 12 The Prophecy of Elijah against him in Writing. 16 Philistines and Arabians oppress him : 18 His incurable Disease, infamous Death, and Burial.
N O W Jehoshaphat slept with his Fathers, and
V was buried with his Fathers in the City of David : and Jehoram his Son reigned in his stead,
2 And he had Brethren the Sons of Jehoshaphat, Az?riah, and Jehiel, and Zechariah, and Azariah, and Michael, and Shephatiah : all these were the Sons of Jehofhaphat King of Israel.
3. And their Father gave them great Gifts of Silver and of Gold, and of precious Things, with fenced Cities in Judah : but the Kingdom gave he to Jehoram, because he was the First-born.
4 Now when Jehoram was risen up to the Kingdom of his Father, he strengthened himself, and flew all his Brethren with the Sword, and divers also of the Princes of Israel.
5 Jehoram was thirty and two Years old when he began to reign, and he reigned eight Years in Jerusalem.
6 And he walked in the Way of the Kings of Israel, like as did the House of AHAB : for he had the Daughter of Ahab to Wife : and he wrought that which was evil in the Eyes of the LORD.
7 Howheit, the LORD would not DESTROY the House of DAVID, because of the Covenant that he had made with David, and as he PROMISED to give a Light to him, and to his Sons for ever.
8 In his Days the Edomites revolted from under the Dominion of Judah, and made themselves a King.
. Then Jehoram went forth with his Princes, and all his Chariots with him: and he rose up by Night, and fmote
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Edomites which compassed him in, and the Captains of the Chariots.
10 So the Edomites revolted from under the Hand of Judah unto this Day. The same time also did Libnah revolt from under his Hand; because he had FORSAKEN the LORD God of his Fathers. , 11 Moreover, he made high Places in the Mountains of Tudah, and caused the Inhabitants of Jerusalem to commit Fornication, and compelled Judah thereto.
12 And there came a WRITING to him from ELIJAH the Prophet, saying, Thus faith the LORD God of David thy Father, Because thou hast not WALKED in the Ways of Jehofhaphat thy Father, nor in the Ways of Asa King of Judah,
13 But hast walked in the Way of the Kings of ISRAEL, and hast made Judah and the Inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a WHORING, like to the WHOREDOMs of the House of AHAB, and also hast slain thy Brethren of thy Father's House, which were better than thyself :
14 Behold, with a great Plague will the LORD smite thy People, and thy Children, and thy Wives, and all thy Goods.
15 And thou shalt have great SICKNESS, by Disease of thy Bowels, until thy Bowels fall out by reason of the Sickness Day by Day.
16 Moreover, the Lord fitred up against Jehoram the Spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians.
17 And they came up into Judah, and brake into it, and carried away all the Substance that was found in the King's House, and his Sons also and his Wives; so that there was never a Son left him, fave Jehoahaz the youngest of his Sons.
18 And after all this, the LORD SMOTE him in his Bowels with an inCURABLE DISEASE.
19. And it came to pass that in process of Time, after the End of two Years, his Bowels fell out by reason of his Sickness : so he died of sore Diseases : And his People made no Burning for him, like the Burning of his Fathers.
20 Thirty and two Years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight Years, and departe ed without being DESIRED : howbeit they buried him in the City of David, but not in the Sepulchres of the Kings.
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