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Shab imprisons Micaiak.

II. KINGS.

Jehoshaphat's good reign. the LORD said, These have no master; let them king was stayed up in his chariot against the return every man to his house in peace. Syrians, and died al even: and the blood ran out

:8 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, of the wound into the midst of the chariot. Did I not tell thee that he would prophesy no 36And there went a proclamation throughout the good concerning me, but evil ?

host about the going down of the sun,saying, Every 19 And he said, Hear thou therefore the word man to his city and every man to hisown country. of the LORD: I saw the LORD sitting on his 37 " So the king died, and was brought to sathrone, and all the host of heaven standing by maria; and they buried the king in Samaria. hiin on his right hand and on his left.

38 And one washed the chariot in the pool of 20 And the LORD said, who shall persuade Samaria ; and the dogs licked up his blood; and Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramoth- they washed his arniour, according unto the gilead? And one said on this manner, and an- word of the LORD which he spake. other said on that manner.

39 Now the rest of the acts of Ahah, and all that 21 And there caine forth a spirit, and stood be he did, and the ivory liouse which he made, aud fore the LORD, and said, I will persuade hiin. all the cities that he built, are they not written in 2 And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith ? the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a ly-). 40 So Ahab slept with his fathers; and Ahaziah ing spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And his son reigned in his stead. he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail 41 11 And Jehoshaphat the son of Asa began to also: go forth, and do so.

reign over Judah in the fourth year of Alab 23 Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a king of Israel. lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, 42 Jehoshaphat was thirty and five years old and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee. when he began to reign; and he reigned twenty

24 But Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah went and five years in Jerusalem. And his mother's near, and sinote Micaiah on the cheek, and said, name was Azubah the daughter of Shilhi. Which way went the Spirit of the LORD froni 43 And he walked in all the way of Asa his fa. dne 10 speak unto thee?

ther; he turned not aside from it, doing that which 25 And Micaiah said, Behold, thou shalt see in was right in the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless that day, when thou shalt go into an inner cham- the high places were not taken away; for the peober to hide thyself.

pleoffered and burnt incense yet in the high places. 26 And the king of Israel said, Take Micaiah, 44 And Jehoshaplat made peace with the king and carry hincback unto Amon the governor of of Israel. the city, and to Joash the king's son;

45 Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and 27 And say, Thus saith the king, Put this fellow his might that he shewed, and how he warred, in the prison, and feed him with bread of affliction, are they not written in the book of the Chroniand with water of affliction, until I come in peace.cles of the kings of Judahı ?

28 And Micaiah said, If ihou return at all in 46 And the remnant of the sodomites, which peace; the curren bath not spoken by me. And remained in the days of his father Asa, be wok

29 So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the 47 There was then no king in Edom: a deputy king of Judah went up to Ramoth-gilead. was king.

30 And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, 48 Jehoshaphat made ships of Tharshish to go I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; to Ophir for gold: but they went not: for the but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel ships were broken at Ezion-geber. disguised himself, and went into the battle. 49 Then said Ahaziah the son of Abab unto

31 But the king of Syria commanded his thirty Jehoshaphat, Let my servants go with thy serand two captains that had rule over his chariois, vants in the ships. But Jehoshaphat would not. saying, Fight neither with small nor great, save 50 17 And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers, only with the king of Israel.

and was buried with his fathers in the city of 32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the David his father : and Jehoram his son reigued chariots saw Jehoshaplat, that they said, Surely in his stead. It is the king of Israel. And they turned aside to 51 1 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over fight against him: and Jehoshaphat cried out. Israel in Samaria the severneenth year of Je33 Aud it came to pass, when the captains of hoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years the chariots perceived that it was not the king or over Israel. Israel, that they turned back froin pursuing him. 52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD,

34 And a certain man drew a bow at a venture, and walked in the way of his father, and in the and smote thie king of Israel between the joints way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam of the harness : wherefore he said unto the dri-Ithe son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin: ver of his chariot, Turn thy hand, and carry me 53 For he served Baal, and worshipped him, out of the host; for I am wounded.

and provoked to anger the LORD God of Israel, 35 And the battle increased that day: and the according to ali that his father had done. T The Second Book of the KINGS, commonly called, The Fourth Book of the KINGS. CHAP. I.

shalt not come down from that bed on which Ahaziah's messengers destroyed. thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijab The Moab rebelled against Israel after the departed.

5' || And when the messengers turned back 2 And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and turned back? was sick. and he seni messengers, and said un- 6 And they said unto him, There came a man to them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of up to meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn again Ekron, wheiher I shall recover of this disease. unto the king that sent you, and say unto him, 3 But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Thus saith the LORD, Is it pot because there is Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the

messengers of not

a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire the king of Samaria, and say unto them. Is it of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron ? therefore thou not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye shalt not come down from that bed on whicb go to inquire of Bjal-zebub the god of Ekron ? thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. 4 Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou! 7 And he said unto them, What manna of man

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Elijah calls fire from heaven.

CHAP. (I, III.

His mantle falls on Elisha vas he which came up to meet you, and told you I will not leave thee. And they two went on. these words?

7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets 8 And they answered him, He was a hairy went, and stood to view afar off: and they two man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his stood by Jordan. loing. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite. 8 And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it

9 Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty together, and smote the waters, and they were with his fifty. And he went up to him; and be- divided hither and thither, so that they two went bold, he sat on the top of a hill. And he spake over on dry ground. unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, 9 11 And it came to pass, when they were gone Come down.

over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I 10 And Elijah answered and said to the captain shall do for thee, before I be taken away from of fifty, If I be a man of God, then let fire come thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double down from heaven, and consume thee and thy portion of thy spirit be upon me. finy. And there came down fire from heaven, 10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing : and consumed him and his fifty.

nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken 11 Again also he sent unto him another captain from thee, it shall be so unto thee ; but if not, of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said it shall not be so. unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king 11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and said, Come down quickly,

talked, that behold, there appeared a chariotof tire, 12 And Elijah answered and said unto them, and horses of fire, and paried them both asunder ; If I be a man of God, let fire come down from and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And 12 11 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, the fire of God came down from heaven, and my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen consumed him and his fifty.

thereof! And he saw him no more: and he took 13 1 And he sent again a captain of the third hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty pieces. went up, and came and fell on his knees before 13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell Elijah, and besought him, and said unto him, from him, and went back, and stood by the bank O man of God, I pray thce, let my life, and the life of Jordan; of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight. 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell

14 Behold, there came fire down from heaven, from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where and burnt up the two captains of the former fif- is the LORD God of Elijah ? And when he also ties with their fifties: therefore let my life uow had smitten the waters, they parted hither and be precious in thy sight.

thither: and Elisha went over. 15 And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, 15 And when the sons of the prophets which Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And were to view at Jericho saw hini, they said, The he arose, and went down with him unto the king. spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they 16 And he said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to in- ground before him. quire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, (is it not 16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his be with thy servants fifty strong men: let them word?) therefore thou shalt not come down offthat go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: Jest perbed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. adventure the Spirit of the LORD hath taken bim 17 1 80 he died according to the word of the up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into LURD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send. reigned in his stead in the second year of Jeho- 17 And when they urged him till be was ashamed, ram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; be- he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty nien; cause he had no son.

and they sought three days, but found him not. 18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which 18 And when they came again to (for he he did, are they not written in the book of the tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not Chronicles of the kings of Israel ?

say unto you, Go not? CHAP. II.

19 1 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Elijah taken up into heaven. Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is

it the water is take up Elijah into licaven by a whirlwind, naught, and the ground barren. that Elijah weni with Elisha from Gilgal. 20 And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put

2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I salt therein. And they brought it to him. pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Beth-el. 21 And he went forth unto the spring of the waAnd Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, ters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there So they went down to Beth-el.

shall not be from thence any more death or bar3 And the sons of the prophets that were at ren land. Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said unto hin, 22 So the waters were healed unto this day, acKnowest thou that the LORD will take away thy cording to the saying of Elisha which he spake master from thy head to-day? And he said, Yea, 23 91 And he went up from thence unto Beth-el : I know it ; hold ye your peace.

and as he was going up by the way, there came 4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, forth little children out of the city, and mocked I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Je-him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; richo. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as go up, thou bald-head. thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they | 24 And he turned back, and looked on them, caine to Jericho.

and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And 5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Je- there came forth two she-bears out of the wood, richo came to Elisha, and said unto hini, Know- and tare forty and two children of them. est thou that the LORD will take away thy mas- 25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, ter from thy head to-day? And he answered, and from thence he returned to Samaria. Yea, I know it ; hold ye your peace.

CHAP. III. 6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, Moab rebelleth against Israel. he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soulivet, Now Jesoram the son of Ahab began to reiga

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I. KINGS. The Skunammite's provision for Elisha year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned saw the water on the other side as red as blood : twelve years.

23 And they said, This is blood: the kings are 2 And he wronght evil in the sight of the Lord; surely slain, and they have smitten one another: but not like his father, and like his mother: for he now therefore, Moab, to the spoil. put away the image of Baal that his father had 24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, diade.

the Israelites rose up and snjote the Nioabites, so 3 Nevertheless, he cleaved unto the sins of Je- that they fled before them: but they went forroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to ward smiting the Moabites, even in their country. sin; he departed not therefrom.

25 And they beat down the cities, and on every 4 1 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-mas- good piece of land cast every man his stone, ter, and rendered unto the king of Israel a lun- and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of dred thousand lambs, and a hundred thousand water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirrams, with the wool.

haraseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit 5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the slingers went about it, and smote it. the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 26 1 And when the king of Moab saw that the

6 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the battle was too sore for him, he took with him same time, and numbered all Israel.

seven hundred men that drew swords, to break 7 And he went and sent to Jehosliaphat the king Wrough even unto the king of Edom: but they of Judalı, saying, The king of Moab hath rebel- could not. led against me: wilt thou go with me against 27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burntas thou art, iny people as thy people, and my offering upon the wall. And there was great horses as thy horses.

indignation against Israel : And they departed 8 And he said, which way shall we go up ? from him, and returned to their own land. And he answered, The way through the wilder

CIIAP. IV. liess of Edom.

Elisha inareaseth the widow's oil. 9 So , N

TOW there cried a certain woman of the Jualı, and the king of Edomn: and they fetched wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elia compass of seven days' journey: and there was sha, saying, T'hy servant my husband is dead no water for the host, and for the cattle that fol- and thou knowest that thy servant did fear die lowed them.

LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto 10 And the king of Israel said, Alas, that the him my two sons to be bond-men. Lord hath called these three kings together, to 2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do deliver them into the hand of Moab!

for thec? tell me, what hast thou in the house? 11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a And she said, Thy handmaid hath not any thing prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the in the house save a pot of oil. Lord by him ? And one of the king of Israel's 3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels ; bor. son ot'Shaphat which poured water on the hands row not a few. of Elijah.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut 12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehosha- pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set phat and the king of Edom went down to him. aside that which is full. 13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What 5 So she went from him, and shut the door up. have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets on her and upon her sons, who brought the ves. of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. sels to her; and she poured out. And ihe king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for 6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were the LORD hath called these three kings together, full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a 14 And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, vessel more. And the oil stayed. before whom I stand, surely, were it not that 1.7. Then she came and told the man of God. regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king or And he said, Go, sell the oil

, and pay thy debt, Jui'ah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. and live thou and thy children of the rest.

15 But now bring me a minstrel. And it came 8 11 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to lu pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand Shunem, where was a great woman; and she conof ihe LORD came upon hini.

strained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as 16 And lie said, Thus saith the LORD, Make oft as he passed by, he turned inthither to eat bread. this valley full of ditches.

9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, 17 For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see I perceive that this is a holy man of God, which wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley passeth by his continually. shall be filled with water, that ye may drink,|'10 Let us make a little chamber, 'I both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. on the wall; and let us set for him there a beri,

18 And this is but a light thing in the sight of and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick : and the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into it shall be, when lie conicth to us, that he shal your hand.

turn in thither. 19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and 11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, every choice city, and shall tell every good tree, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there. and stop all wells of water, and mar every good 12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this piece of land with stones.

Shunaumite. And when he had called her, she 20 And it came to pass in the morning, when stood before him. the meat-ofilering was offered, that behold, there 13 And he said unto him, Say riow imto her, came water by the way of Edom, and the coun- Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all try was filled with water.

this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest el ll And when all the Moabites heard that the thout be spoken for to the king, or to the captain kings were come up to fight against them, they of the host ? And she auswered, I dwell among gathered all that were able to put on armour, mine own people. and upward, and stood in the border.

14 And he said, Włat tien is to he done for 22 And they rose up early in the morning, and her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites child, and her husband is old.

pray thee,

ile rarseth her dead son

CHAP. V.

The deadly pottage healed. 15 And he said, Call her. And when he had prophets were siuing before hiin: and he said called her, she stood in the door.

into his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe 16 And he said, About this season, according pottage for the sons of the prophets. to the time of lifc, thou shalt embrace a son. 39 Andone went out into the field to gather herbs, And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild do not lie unto thy handmaid.

gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into 17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son ihe pot of pottage: for they knew them not. al that season that Elisha lad said unto her, ac- 40 So they poured out for the men to eat. And cording to the tiine of life.

it came to pass, as they were eating of the pol18 Ånd when the child was grown, it fell on a tage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. of God, there is death in the pot. And they 13 And he said untoliis father, My head, my licad. could not eat thereof. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. 41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast

20 And when he had taken him, and brought it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the him to luis mother, he sat on her knees till noon, people, that they may eat. And there was no and then died.

harm in the pot. 21 Alu she went up, and laid him on the bed of 42 41 And tiere came a man from Baal-shalisha, the man of God, and shut the door upon trim, and brought the man of God bread of the firstand went out.

fruits, lwenty loaves of barley, and full cars of 22 And she called unto her husband, and said, corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give Send me, I pray thice, one of the young men, unto the people, that they may eat. and one of the asses, that I may run to the man 43 And his servitor said, What: should I set this of God, and come again.

before a hundred men ? 'He said again. Give the 23 -And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him people, that they may eat: for thus saith the Lo-day? it is neither new-moon, nor sabbath. Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof. And she said, It shall be well.

44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and 24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her left thereof, according to the word of the LORD. servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy

CHAP. V. riding for me, except í bid thee.

Elisha hcaleth Naaman's leprosy. 25 So she went and came unto the man of God to king of Syria, was a great man with his

COW Naaman, captain of the liost of the tuount Carinel. And it came to pass, when the nian of God saw lier afar off, that he said to Gehazi master, and lionourable, because by him the his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunainmitc: LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: lie was

26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say also a nighty man in valour, but he was a leper. into her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with 2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, thy husband ? Is it well with the child? And and had brought away captive out of the lanii she answered, It is well.

of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naa27 And when she came to the man of God to man's wife. the hill, she canight himn by the feet : but Gthazi 3 And slie said unto her mistress, Would God came near to thrust her away. And the man of my lord were with the prophet that is in SamaGod said, Let her alonc; for her soul is vexed ria! for he would recover him of his leprosy. within hér: and the Lord hath hid it from me, 4 And we went in, and told his lord, saying, and hath not told me.

Thus and ihus said the maid that is of the laud 28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord ? of Israel. did I not say, Do not deceive me?

5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I 29 Then he said to Gelazi, Gird up thy loins, will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way: departed, and took with bim ten talents of silif thou meet any man, salute' him not; and ir ver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten any salute thec, answer him not again : and lay changes of raiment. my staff upon the face of the child.

6 And he brought the letter to the king of Is30 And the mother of the child said, As the racl, saying, Now when this letter is come unto Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not thee, behold, Uvave therewith sent Naaman my leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of

31 And Gchazi passed on before them, and laid his leprosy. the staff upon the face of the child; but there was 7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel neither voice, nor hearing. Wheretore he went had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and again to meet him, and told him, saying, The said, Am I God, 10 kill and to make alive, that child is not awaked.

this man doch send unto me to recover a man of 32 And when Elisha was come into the house, his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. and see how he seeketh a quarrel against nie. 33 He went in therefore, and shut the door 8 91 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. had heard that the king of Israel had rent his 34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Where put his mouth upon bis mouth, and his eyes upon fore hiast thou rent thy clothes ? let him come his eyes, and his hands upon his hands and be now to me, and he shall know that there is a stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh prophet in Israel. of the child waxed warm.

9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his 35 Then he returned, and walked in the house chariot, and stood at the door of the house of to and fro; and went up, and stretched hiniselt Elisha. upon him: and the child'sneezed seven tiines, 10 And Elisha senta messenger unto him, saying, and the child opened liis eyes.

Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh 36 And he called Gehazi, and said, call this shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. Shunammite. So he called her. And when she 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come

37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and out to me, and stand, and call on the name of bowed herself to the ground, and took up her the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the son, and went out.

place, and recover the leper. 38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Daw4s a dearth in the land; and the sons of the mascus, better than all the waters of Israel ? diay Gehari smitten with leprosy.

II. KINGS.

Elisha causeth iron lo srim. I not wash in them, and be clcan ? So he turned/5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe-head and went away in a rage.

fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto master! for it was borrowed. him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid 6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have heshewed him the place. And hecut down astick, done it?

how much rather then, when he saith and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. i thee, Wash, and be clean ?

7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself se- he put out his hand, and took it. ven times in Jordan, according to the saying of 8 1 Then the king of Syria warred against Israthe man of God: and his flesh came again like el, and took counsel with his servants, saying, unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. In such and such a place shall be my camp.

15 ! And he returned to the man of God, he and 9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, all his company, and came and stood before him: saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; and

he said, Behold, now I know that there is no for thither the Syrians are come down. God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place which I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. the man of God told him and warried him of, 16 But he said, as the LORD liveth, before and saved himself

there, not once nor twice. whom I stand, I will receive none. And he 11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was urged him to take it; but he refused.

sore troubled for this thing; and he called his 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' me which of us is for the king of Israel ? burden of earth ? for thy servant will henceforth 12 And one of his servants said, None, my lord, offer neither burnt-offering nor sacrifice unto O king: but Elisha, the prophet ihat is in Israel, other gods, but unto the LORD.

telleth the king of Israel the words that thou 18 in this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, speakest in thy

bed-chamber. that when my master goeth into the house of 13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is, that Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. when I bow down myself in the house of Rim- 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and charimon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing. ots, and a great host: and they canie by night, 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he and compassed the city about. departed from him a little way.

15 And when the servant of the man of God was 20 " But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host comof God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naa- passed the city both with horses and chariots. inan this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands and his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! that which he brought: but as the Lord liveth, how shall we do? I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And with us are more than they that be with them. when Naaman saw him running after him, he 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray lightedl down from the chariot to incet him, and thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the said, Is all well ?

LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he 22 And he said, All is well. My master hath saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horsent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come ses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. lo me from mount Ephraim two young men of the 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha sons of the prophets : give them, I pray thee, a prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, talent of silver, and two changes of garments. I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two ta- with blindness, according to the word of Elisha. lents. And he urged him, and bound two talents 19 ! And Elisha said unto them, This is not the of silver in two bags, with two changes of gar-way, neither is this the city: follow nie, and I ments, and laid them upon two of his servants; will bring you to the man whom ye seck. But and they bare them before him.

he led them to Samaria. 24 And when he came to the tower, he took them 20 And it came to pass, when they were come from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the and he let the men go, and they departed. eyes of these men, that they may see. And the 25But hewentin,and stood before his master: and LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and be Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Ge-hold, they were in the midst of Samaria. hazi? And he said, 'Thy servant went no whither.. 21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when

26 And he said unto him, Went not my heart he saw them, My father, shall I smite theni? shall with thee, when the man turned again from his I smite them? chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive mo- 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: ney, and to receive garments, and olive-yards, wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taand vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and men-ken captive with thy sword and with thy bow ? servants, and maid-servants ?

set bread and water before them, that they may 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave eat and drink, and go to their master. unto thee and unto thy seed for ever. And he went 23 And he prepared great provision for them: out from his presence a leper as white as snow. and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them CHAP. VI.

away, and they went to their master. So the bands A great famine in Samaria. of Syria came no more into the land of Israel. ND the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, 24 And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hathee is too strait for us.

up, and besieged Samaria. 2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take 25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and thence every man a beani, and let us make us a behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was place there, where we may dwell. And he an- sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth swered, Go ye.

part of a cabofdove'sdung for five pieces of silver. 3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go 26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon with thy servants. And he answered, I'will go. the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying,

4 Su he wen with them. And when they came Help, my lord, O king. Lo Jordin, they cut down wood.

27 And he said, If the LORD do not help thoe,

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