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The widow's oil multiplied.

II. KINGS.

The Shunammite's son dieth.

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B. C. 895. smiting the Moabites, even in their as he passed by, he turned in thither B. C. 895. country.

to eat bread.
25 And they beat down the cities, 9 And she said unto her husband,
and on every good piece of land cast Behold now, I perceive that this is a
every man his stone, and filled it; and holy man of God, which passeth by

they stopped all the wells of water, us continually.
Heb, until he and felled all the good trees : tonly 10 Let us make a little chamber, I

in 'Kir-haraseth left they the stones pray thee, on the wall; and let us set
Kir-haraseth. thereof; howbeit the slingers went for him there a bed, and a table, and
r Is. 16. 7, 11.
about it, and smote it.

a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall
26 [ And when the king of Moab be, when he cometh to us, that he
saw that the battle was too sore for shall turn in thither.
him, he took with him seven hundred 11 And it fell on a day, that he came
men that drew swords, to break through thither, and he turned into the cham-
even unto the king of Edom: but they ber, and lay there.
could not.

12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, * Am. 2. 1. 27 Then she took his eldest son that Call this Shunammite. And when he

should have reigned in his stead, and had called her, she stood before him.
offered him for a burnt offering upon 13 And he said unto him, Say now
the wall. And there was great indig- unto her, Behold, thou hast been care-
nation against Israel : 'and they de- ful for us with all this care; what is
parted from him, and returned to their to be done for thee? wouldest thou be
ouen land.

spoken for to the king, or to the cap-
CHAPTER IV.

tain of the host? And she answered, Elisha multiplieth the widou's oil. 8 He promiseth a

I dwell among mine own people.

14 And he said, What then is to be
son to liste. 38 At Gilgal he healeth the deadly done for her? And Gehazi answered,
poftage. 42 He satisfieth a hundred men with
twenty loares.

Verily she hath no child, and her hus-
OW there cried a certain woman band is old.
a 1 Kings 20.

of the wives of a the sons of the 15 And he said, Call her. And when prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy he had called her, she stood in the servant my husband is dead; and thou door.

knowest that thy servant did fear the 16 And he said, “ About this season, tleb.set time • See Lov. 25. Lord: and the creditor is come b to according to the time of life, thou

take unto him my two sons to be shalt embrace a son. And she said,
bondmen.

Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do I ver. 28.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What not lie unto thine handmaid.
shall I do for thee? tell me, what 17 And the woman conceived, and
hast thou in the house? And she said, bare a son at that season that Elisha
Thine handmaid hath not any thing had said unto her, according to the
in the house, save a pot of oil. time of life.

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee ves- 18 | And when the child was grown, • See ch. 3. 16. sels abroad of all thy neighbours, even it fell on a day, that he went out to || Or,scant not. empty vessels ; ell borrow not a few.

his father to the reapers.
4 And when thou art come in, thou 19 And he said unto his father, My
shalt shut the door upon thee and head, my head! And he said to a
upon thy sons, and shalt pour out lad, Carry him to his mother.
into all those vessels, and thou shalt 20 And when he had taken him,
set aside that which is full.

and brought him to his mother, he
5 So she went from him, and shut sat on her knees till noon, and then
the door upon her and upon her sons, died.
who brought the vessels to her; and 21 And she went up, and laid him
she poured out.

on the bed of the man of God, and
6 And it came to pass, when the ves- shut the door upon him, and went
sels were full, that she said unto her out.
son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he 22 And she called unto her husband,
said unto her, There is not a vessel and said, Send me, I pray thee, one
more. And the oil stayed.

of the young men, and one of the
7 Then she came and told the man asses, that I may run to the man of

of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, God, and come again. || Or, creditor. and pay thy debt, and live thou and 23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou thy children of the rest.

go to him to day? it is neither new Heh. there 81 And tit fell on a day, that Elisha moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It is a day. passed to d Shunem, where was a great shall be twell.

+ Heb. pxece woman; and she + constrained him to 24 Then she saddled an ass, and said eat bread. And so it was, that, as oft to her servant, Drive, and go forward ;

39. Matt. 18. 25.

1

d Josh. 19. 18. + Heb. laid hold on him.

Elisha raiseth him to life.

II. KINGS.

The deadly pottage healed.

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me to ride

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23. Heb. 11. 35.

uch. 2. 1.
I ch. 8. 1.
ý ch. 2. 3.

Luke 10. 39.
Acts 22. 3.

+ Heb. bitter, 1 Sam 1. 10.

z Ex. 10. 17.

Ter. 16.

25. ch. 2. 21. & 5.10, John 9. 6.

i1 Kings 1&

ch. 9. 1.

tlake 10.4

b1 Sam. 9. 4.

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

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B.C. 895. + slack not thy riding for me, except I ground, and took up her son, and B. C. 895. bid thee.

went out. + Heb. re 25 So she went, and came unto the 38 [ And Elisha came again to + 1 Kings 17.,

man of God 6 to mount Carmel. And Gilgal : and there was a * dearth in Beh 2 25. it came to pass, when the man of God the land; and the sons of the proph- about 891.

saw her afar off, that he said to Ge- ets were y sitting before him: and he
hazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that said unto his servant, Set on the great
Shunammite:

pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of
26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet the prophets.
her, and say unto her, Is it well with 39 And one went out into the field to
thee? is it well with thy husband ? | gather herbs, and found a wild vine,
is it well with the child? And she and gathered thereof wild gourds his
answered, It is well.

lap full, and came and shred them into
27 And when she came to the man the pot of pottage: for they knew
+ Heh. by his of God to the hill, she caught + him them not.
je, Matt. 28. by the feet: but Gehazi came near 40 So they poured out for the men
to thrust her away.

And the man to eat. And it came to pass, as they of God said, Let her alone ; for her were eating of the pottage, that they soul is + vexed within her: and the cried out, and said, O thou man of Lord hath hid it from me, and hath God, there is a death in the pot. And not told me.

they could not eat thereof. 28 Then she said, Did I desire a 41 But he said, Then bring meal. son of my lord ? " did I not say, Do And “he cast it into the pot; and he a See Ex. 15. not deceive me?

said, Pour out for the people, that 29 Then he said to Gehazi, 'Gird up they may eat. And there was no

+ Heb. eril thy loins, and take my staff in thine tharm in the pot.

thing.
hand, and go thy way: if thou meet 42 | And there came a man from
any man, salute him not; and if any Baal-shalisha, and brought the man

salute thee, answer him not again: of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty 1 Sam. 9.7. 1 3er E47.19 and 'lay my staff upon the face of loaves of barley, and full ears of á 14. 16. ch. the child.

corn ll in the husk thereof. And he || Or, in his 30 And the mother of the child said, said, Give unto the people, that they m As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul may eat. liveth, I will not leave thee. And he 43 And his servitor said, "What, a Luke 9. 13. arose, and followed her.

should I set this before a hundred 31 And Gehazi passed on before men ? He said again, Give the peothem, and laid the staff upon the face ple, that they may eat: for thus saith

of the child; but there was neither the Lord, • They shall eat, and shall e Luke 9. 17. + Pleb, atten

voice, nor thearing. Wherefore he leave thereof.
went again to meet him, and told 44 So he set it before them, and
him, saying, The child is "not awa- they did eat, and left thereof, accord- Matt. 14. 20.
ked.

ing to the word of the Lord.
32 And when Elisha was come into
the house, behold, the child was dead,

CHAPTER V.
and laid upon his bed.

33 He went in therefore, and shut Naaman's leprosy: 8 Elisha sendeth him to Jordan, Ma 6.6

and he is healed. 15 He refuseth Naaman's gifts.
the door upon them twain, Pand pray- 20 Gehazi by deception obtaineth a gift, and is

smitten with leprosy.
ed unto the LORD.
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about 894. the , his

host of the king of his mouth, and his eyes upon his a great man t with his master, and + Heb. before.

eyes, and his hands upon his hands : " honourable, because by him the Or, gracious. 91 Kings 17 and " he stretched himself upon the Lord had given !! deliverance unto child; and the flesh of the child Syria : he was also a mighty man in

cepted waxed warm. valour, but he was a leper.

|| Or, victory. 35 Then he returned, and walked in 2 And the Syrians had gone out by the house t to and fro; and went up, companies, and had brought away

Tand stretched himself upon him: and captive out of the land of Israel a !! Kings 17.

*the child sneezed seven times, and little maid; and she t waited on Naa- + Heb. was 11 & 1,5. the child opened his eyes. man's wife.

before. 36 And he called Gehazi, and said, 3 And she said unto her mistress, Call this Shunammite. So he called Would God my lord were + with the + Heb. before. her. And when she was come in unto prophet that is in Samaria! for he him, he said, Take up thy son. would t recover him of his leprosy. + Feb. gather

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37 Then she went in, and fell at 4 And one went in, and told his his feet, and bowed herself to the lord, saying, Thus and thus said

in.

Naaman's leprosy cured.

II. KINGS.

Gehazi smitten with it.

i Gen. 33. IL

¢1 Sam. 9. 8.

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

none.

See Matt 10 8. Acts

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

mch. 7.2 17.

me,

ground, as

B. C. the maid that is of the land of Is-came, and stood before him: and he B. C. about 894. rael.

said, Behold, now I know that there about 81. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, is " no God in all the earth, but in Isgo, and I will send a letter unto the rael: now therefore, I pray thee, take by Dan 247.0 king of Israel. And he departed, and a blessing of thy servant. Ctook twith him ten talents of silver, 16 But he said, " As the Lord liveth, ch. 3. 14. and six thousand pieces of gold, and before whom I stand, 'I will receive Gen. 14. 2. ten changes of raiment.

And he urged him to take it; 6 And he brought the letter to the but he refused.

18, 20. king of Israel, saying, Now when 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not this letter is come unto thee, behold, then, I pray thee, be given to thy I have therewith sent Naaman my servant two mules' burden of earth? servant to thee, that thou mayest re- for thy servant will henceforth offer cover him of his leprosy.

neither burnt offering nor sacrifice 7 And it came to pass, when the unto other gods, but unto the Lord. king of Israel had read the letter, 18 In this thing the Lord pardon that he rent his clothes, and said, thy servant, that when my master Am I God, to kill and to make goeth into the house of Rimmon to alive, that this man doth send unto worship there, and mhe leaneth on me to recover a man of his leprosy? my hand, and I bow myself in the Wherefore consider, I pray you, and house of Rimmon: when I bow down see how he seeketh a quarrel against myself in the house of Rimmon, the

LORD pardon thy servant in this 8 | And it was so, when Elisha the thing. man of God had heard that the king 19 And he said unto him, Go in of Israel had rent his clothes, that peace. So he departed from him ta + Heb, a little

piere of he sent to the king, saying, Where- little way. fore hast thou rent thy clothes ? let 20 | But Gehazi, the servant of Gen. x 16. him come now to me, and he shall Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, know that there is a prophet in Is- my master hath spared Naaman this rael.

Syrian, in not receiving at his hands 9 So Naaman came with his horses that which he brought: but, as the and with his chariot, and stood at the Lord liveth, I will run after him, door of the house of Elisha.

and take somewhat of him. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger un

21 So Gehazi followed after Naae Seech. 4.41. to him, saying, Go and wash in Jor- man. And when Naaman saw him

dan seven times, and thy flesh shall running after him, he lighted down
come again to thee, and thou shalt be from the chariot to meet him, and
clean.
said, + Is all well ?

+ Heb. Is there 11 But Naaman was wroth, and 22 And he said, All is well. My

went away, and said, Behold, I master hath sent me, saying, Behold, Heroill surely thought, He will surely come out to even now there be come to me from come out, c. me, and stand, and call on the name mount Ephraim two young men of Heb. I said + Heh, more

of the Lord his God, and + strike his the sons of the prophets : give them, up and down. hand over the place, and recover the I pray thee, a talent of silver, and leper.

two changes of garments.
il Or, Amana. 12 Are not 11 Abana and Pharpar, 23 And Naaman said, Be content,

rivers of Damascus, better than all take two talents. And he urged him,
the waters of Israel? may I not wash and bound two talents of silver in two
in them, and be clean? So he turned bags, with two changes of garments,
and went away in a rage.

and laid them upon two of his serv-
13 And his servants came near, and ants; and they bare them before him.
spake unto him, and said, My father, 21 And when he came to the li tower, ! 1 Or, secret
if the prophet had bid thee do some he took them from their hand, and be place.
great thing, wouldest thou not have stowed them in the house: and he let
done it? how much rather then, the men go, and they departed.
when he saith to thee, Wash, and be 25 But he went in, and stood before
clean?

his master. And Elisha said unto 14 Then went he down, and dipped him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? himself seven times in Jordan, ac- And he said, Thy servant went t no + Heb. not cording to the saying of the man of whither.

thither. I Job 33. 25. God: and his flesh came again like 26 And he said unto him, Went

unto the flesh of a little child, and not mine heart with thee, when the
8 he was clean.

man turned again from his chariot
15 | And he returned to the man to meet thee? Is it a time to receive
of God, he and all his company, and money, and to receive garments, and

John 9. 7.

pace!

11 Or, I said

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g Luke 4. 27.

Iron is caused to swim.

II. KINGS.

The Syrians struck blind.

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Rom. 8. 31.

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Heb, iron.

B.C. oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, And it was told him, saying, Behold, B. C. about 891. and oxen, and menservants, and maid he is in Dothan.

about 893. servants ?

14 Therefore sent he thither horses, 27 The leprosy therefore of Naa- and chariots, and a +great host: and + Heb. heavy. man "shall cleave unto thee, and un- they came by night, and compassed < Gen, 87. 17. to thy seed for ever. And he went the city about. out from his presence oa leper as white 15 And when the Il servant of the || Or, minister. as snow.

man of God was risen early, and gone

forth, behold, a host compassed the
CHAPTER VI.

city both with horses and chariots.
Elisha canseth irom to swim. 8 He discloseth the And his servant said unto him, Alas,
counsel of the king of Syria, 13 The Syrian army,
sent to apprehend Flishu, is smitten with blindness. my master! how shall we do?
19 Being led into Samaria, they are dismissed in

16 And he answered, Fear not: for
peace. 24 The siege of Samaria, and the great
famine consequent thereon. 30 The king of Israel they that be with us are more than d 2 Chr. 32. 7.
andeth to slay Elisha.

Ps. 55, 18.

they that be with them. about $3.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, unto Elisha, Behold now, the Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that place where we dwell with thee is too he may see. And the Lord opened strait for us.

the eyes of the young man; and he 2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto saw: and, behold, the mountain was Jordan, and take thence every man full of horses and chariots of fire e ch. 2. 11. a beam, and let us make us a place round about Elisha.

Ps. 34. 7. & there, where we may dwell. And he 18 And when they came down to answered, Go ye.

him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord,
3 And one said, Be content, I pray and said, Smite this people, I pray
thee, and go with thy servants. And thee, with blindness. And he smote I Gen. 19. 11.
he answered, I will go.

them with blindness according to the
4 So he went with them. And when word of Elisha.
they came to Jordan, they cut down 19 | And Elisha said unto them,
wood.

This is not the way, neither is this
5 But as one was felling a beam, the the city: † follow me, and I will bring + Heb. come
taxe head fell into the water: and he you to the man whom ye seek. But

ye after me. cried, and said, Alas, master! for it he led them to Samaria. was borrowed.

20 And it came to pass, when they
6 And the man of God said, Where were come into Samaria, that Elisha
fell it? And he shewed him the place. said, Lord, open the eyes of these
And he cut down a stick, and cast it men, that they may see. And the
in thither; and the iron did swim. Lord opened their eyes, and they

7 Therefore said he, Take it up to saw; and, behold, they were in the
thee. And he put out his hand, and midst of Samaria.
took it.

21 And the king of Israel said unto
8 $ Then the king of Syria warred Elisha, when he saw them, My father,
against Israel, and took counsel with shall I smite them ? shall I smite them?

his servants, saying, In such and such 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not 107, encamp a place shall be my l camp.

smite them: wouldest thou smite those
9 And the man of God sent unto the whom thou hast taken captive with
king of Israel, saying, Beware that thy sword and with thy bow ? & set & Rom. 12. 20.
thou pass not such a place; for thith- bread and water before them, that
er the Syrians are come down. they may eat and drink, and go to

10 And the king of Israel sent to the their master.
place which the man of God told him 23 And he prepared great provision
and warned him of, and saved himself | for them: and when they had eaten
there, not once nor twice.

and drunk, he sent them away, and
11 Therefore the heart of the king they went to their master. So h the ch. 5. 2.
of Syria was sore troubled for this bands of Syria came no more into the
thing; and he called his servants, and land of Israel.
said unto them, Will ye not shew 24 [ And it came to pass after this, about 892.
me which of us is for the king of Is- that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered
rael?

all his host, and went up, and besieged
12 And one of his servants said, Samaria.
+ None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, 25 And there was a great famine in
the prophet that is in Israel, telleth Samaria : and, behold, they besieged
the king of Israel the words that thou it, until an ass's head was sold for
speakest in thy bedchamber.

fourscore pieces of silver, and the
13 And he said, Go and spy where fourth part of a cab of dove's dung
he is, that I may send and fetch him. for five pieces of silver.

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Elisha's life threatened.

II. KINGS.

The flight of the Syrians.

the LORD sate thee,

57.

+ Heb. other.

ch. 19. 7. Job 15. 21.

27.

Prov. 25. 1.

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

B. C. 26 And as the king of Israel was they said one to another, Why sit we B. C. about 892, passing by upon the wall, there cried here until we die ?

about 822 a woman unto him, saying, Help, my 4 If we say, We will enter into the lord, O king.

city, then the famine is in the city, | Or, Let not 27 And he said, " If the Lord do not and we shall die there: and if we sit

help thee, whence shall I help thee? still here, we die also. Now therefore
out of the barnfloor, or out of the come, and let us fall unto the host of
winepress?

the Syrians: if they save us alive, we
28 And the king said unto her, What shall live; and if they kill us, we shall
aileth thee? And she answered, This but die.
woman said unto me, Give thy son, 5 And they rose up in the twilight,

that we may eat him to day, and we to go unto the camp of the Syrians: i Lev. 28. 29. will eat my son to morrow.

and when they were come to the Deut. 28. 53,

29 So i we boiled my son, and did eat uttermost part of the camp of Syria,
him: and I said unto her on the next behold, there was no man there.
day, Give thy son, that we may eat 6 For the LORD had made the host
him: and she hath hid her son. of the Syrians to hear a noise of . 2 Sam. 5. 24.

30 | And it came to pass, when the chariots, and a noise of horses, even

king heard the words of the woman, the noise of a great host: and they * 1 Kings 21. that he krent his clothes; and he said one to another, Lo, the king of

passed by upon the wall, and the peo- Israel hath hired against us 'the kings ' 1 Kings 10.
ple looked, and, behold, he had sack- of the Hittites, and the kings of the
cloth within upon his flesh.

Egyptians, to come upon us. I Ruth 1. 17. 31 Then he said, 'God do so and 7 Wherefore they s arose and fled in Ps. 13.4,5,6. 1 Kings 19.2.

more also to me, if the head of Elisha the twilight, and left their tents, and
the son of Shaphat shall stand on him their horses, and their asses, even the
this day.

camp as it was, and fled for their life.
32 But Elisha sat in his house, and 8 And when these lepers came to
m the elders sat with him; and the the uttermost part of the camp, they
king sent a man from before him : went into one tent, and did eat and

but ere the messenger came to him, drink, and carried thence silver, and o Luke 13. 82. he said to the elders, " See ye how gold, and raiment, and went and hid 01 Kings 18.4. this son of a murderer hath sent to it; and came again, and entered into

take away mine head? look, when another tent, and carried thence also,
the messenger cometh, shut the door, and went and hid it.
and hold him fast at the door: is not 9 Then they said one to another,
the sound of his master's feet behind We do not well : this day is a day of
him?

good tidings, and we hold our peace:
33 And while he yet talked with if we tarry till the morning light,
them, behold, the messenger came + some mischief will come upon us : + Heb. te
down unto him: and he said, Behold, now therefore come, that we may go
this evil is of the LORD; Pwhat should and tell the king's household.
I wait for the Lord any longer ? 10 So they came and called unto the

porter of the city: and they told them, CHAPTER VII.

saying, We came to the camp of the

Syrians, and, behold, there was no man
Elisha foretelleth plenty in Samaria. 3 Four lepers, there, neither voice of man, but horses
of their fight. 12 The king spoileth ihe tents of the tied, and asses tied, and the tents as
Syrians. 17 The unbelieving lord is trodden to death they were.

11 And he called the porters ; and
THEN Elisha said, Hear ye the they told it to the king's house within.

word of the LORD; Thus saith 127 And the king arose in the night, a ver. 18, 19. the Lord, « To morrow about this and said unto his servants, I will now

time shall a measure of fine flour be shew you what the Syrians have done
sold for a shekel, and two measures to us. They know that we be hun-

of barley for a shekel, in che gate of gry; therefore are they gone out of b ver. 17, 19,20. Samaria.

the camp to hide themselves in the 2 Then ta lord on whose hand the field, saying, When they come out of ed to the king king leaned answered the man of God, the city, we shall catch them alive, leaning upon and said, Behold, if the Lord would and get into the city.

make windows in heaven, might this 13 And one of his servants answered
thing be? And he said, Behold, thou and said, Let some take, I pray thee,
shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt five of the horses that remain, which
not eat thereof.

are left t in the city, (behold, they are + Heb, in it 35 And there were four leprous men as all the multitude of Israel that are Id Lev, 13. 46.

d at the entering in of the gate: and left in it: behold, I say, they are even

shall And punishsat

P Job 2. 9.

in the press.

+ Heb. a lord which beluiga

ch. 5. 18. c Mal. 3. 10.

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