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c See ch. 3. 16. Or,scant not.

II. KINGS.

smiting the Moabites, even in their | country.

+ Heb. there was a day. d Josh. 19. 18. + Heb. laid hold on him.

about it, and smote it.

26 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through even unto the king of Edom: but they could not.

Now

OW there cried a certain woman of the wives of a the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the b See Lev. 25. LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

39. Matt. 18. 25.

27 Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: 'and they departed from him, and returned to their own land.

CHAPTER IV.

Elisha multiplieth the widow's oil. 8 He promiseth a son to the good Shunammite. 18 He restoreth her

son to life. 38 At Gilgal he healeth the deadly

pottage. 42 He satisfieth a hundred men with twenty loaves.

2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, Or, creditor. and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that, as oft

The Shunammite's son dieth.

as he passed by, he turned in thither B. C. 895. to eat bread.

9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.

12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him. 13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.

14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

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Elisha raiseth him to life.

B. C. 895.

+ Heb. re

25 So she went, and came unto the strain not for man of God to mount Carmel. And

me

8 ch. 2. 25.

it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:

+ Heb, by his feet, Matt. 28.

9.

+ Heb. bitter, 1 Sam. 1. 10.

à ver. 16.

11 Kings 18.

48. cb. 9. 1.

Luke 10. 4.

13 Ex.7.19 22.14 Acts

14. 16. ch.

12.

☐ch 2.2.

+ Heb. atten1:30.

■ John 11. 11.

@TPT. 4.

Matt, 6, 6.

1 Kings 17.

20,

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* slack not thy riding for me, except I ground, and took up her son, and bid thee.

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26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.

27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

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30 And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.

34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the Acts 20. child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

11 Kings 17, 21

10.

32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.

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33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, Pand prayed unto the LORD.

35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, ' and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.

37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the

The deadly pottage healed.

went out.

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38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him and heu said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.

39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.

40 So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof.

25. ch. 2. 21.

41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he a See Ex. 15. said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no † harm in the pot.

& 5.10. John 9. 6.

b 1 Sam. 9. 4.

42 T And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty 1 Sam. 9. 7. loaves of barley, and full ears of orn in the husk thereof. And he Or, in his said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

1 Cor. 9. 11. Gal. 6. 6.

scrip, or, garment.

43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

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44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, accord- Matt. 14. 20. ing to the word of the LORD.

& 15. 37.

John 6. 13.

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Naaman's leprosy cured.

B. C. about 894.

1 Sam. 9. 8. ch. 8. 8, 9. + Heb, in his hand.

d Gen. 30. 2. Deut. 32. 39. 1 Sam. 2. 6.

e See ch. 4. 41. John 9. 7.

f Job 33, 25.

g Luke 4. 27.

II. KINGS.

the maid that is of the land of Israel.

5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against

me.

8 ¶ And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

Il Or, I said with myself.

11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, He will surely thought, He will surely come out to

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come out, &c. Heb. I said. + Heb, move

me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his up and down. hand over the place, and recover the

leper.

|| Or, Amana.

12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

Gehazi smitten with it.

came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take Dan. 2. 47. & a blessing of thy servant.

3.29. & 6.2.2. i Gen. 33. IL

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k ch. 3. 14.

16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, 'I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD. 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.

19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him little way.

20 T But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

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10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jor-man. dan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and

B. C. about 804.

1 Gen. 14. 25.

See Matt. 10 8. Acts & 18, 20.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and

m ch. 7. 2, 17.

a + Heb, a little

piece of
ground, as
Gen. 35. 16.

21 So Gehazi followed after NaaAnd when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him. 24 And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no Heb. not whither.

hither or thither.

+ Heb. Is there peace}

Or, secret place.

Iron is caused to swim.

II. KINGS.

B. C.

oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, | And it was told him, saying, Behold, about 894. and oxen, and menservants, and maid- he is in Dothan. servants?

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The Syrians struck blind.

B. C. about 893.

14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and + Heb. heavy. they came by night, and compassed the city about.

c Gen. $7. 17.

15 And when the servant of the Or, minister. man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

12 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 bedchamber. 13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him.

16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than 42 Chr. 32. 7. they that be with them.

Ps. 55. 18.

Rom. 8. 31.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

e ch. 2. 11. Ps. 34. 7. & 68. 17. Zech. 1. 8. & 6. 1-7.

f Gen. 19. 11.

19 ¶ And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring + Heb. come you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

ye after me.

20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha 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 midst of Samaria.

21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them? 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set 8 Rom. 12. 20. bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.

23 And he prepared great provision 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.

25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.

ch. 5. 2. ver. 8, 9.

24 ¶ And it came to pass after this, about 892. that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

Elisha's life threatened.

B. C.

26 And as the king of Israel was about 892. passing by upon the wall, there cried 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 barnfloor, or out of the winepress ?

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 to morrow.

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.

|| Or, Let not the LORD save thee.

i Lev. 26. 29. Deut. 28.53, 57.

+ Heb. other.

k 1 Kings 21. 27.

1 Ruth 1. 17. 1 Kings 19. 2.

m Ez. 8. 1. & 20. 1.

n Luke 13. 32. 01 Kings 18.4.

P Job 2. 9.

a ver. 18, 19.

b ver. 17, 19,20. + Heb. a lord which belong

ed to the king leaning upon

his

ch. 5. 18. © Mal. 3. 10.

d Lev. 13. 46.

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30 ¶ And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.

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 fast at the door: is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

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The flight of the Syrians.

B. C. about 892

they said one to another, Why sit 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 sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall 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 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.

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ch. 19. 7. Job 15. 21.

6 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise of 2 Sam. 5.24 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 1 Kings 10. of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

29.

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Prov. 23. 1.

7 Wherefore they arose and fled in Ps. 43. 4,5,6 the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life. 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 entered 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 household.

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, neither voice of man, but horses tied, 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 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, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they are even

+ Heb, we

shall And punishment.

+ Heb. in it

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