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in Samaria! for he would t recover him of
his leprosy.

4 And one went in, and told his lord.



Thus and thus said 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
[srael. And he departed, and <=took fwith
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 "J 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 II 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,


about 891.

t Holi.

evil thing.

b 1 Sum. 9.


c I Snm. 9. 7.

I Cor. 9. H.
Gal. C. 6.

II Or.inAij
scnp, or,

i Luko 0.


John G. 9.

oLuko9 17.
John 6. 11.

f Mali. 14.
20. & 15. 37.
Jobn 6. 13.

about 894.
t Heb.
II Or,
J Hcb.
lifted up, or,
accepted in
II Or,

t Hob.
laaa bfj'ore.

t Heb.
t Heb.
eaUicr in.

cb. 8. 8, 9.
T Hcb. ■
in his hand.

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


about 894.

Seo ch. 4.


Jobn 9. 7.

t Ileb.
/ said.
II Or, I said
with myself.
He mil
surely come
out. Sfc
t Heb. move
up and

II Or,

g Luke 4.

h Dan. 2. 47.
26, 27.

i Gen. 3.3. 11.
k ch. 3. 14.

I Gen. 14.23.

See Matt.
10. 8.

AcU 8. 18,

m cli. 7. 2.

t H'A.

a little piece

tif ground,


Gen. 35. 16.

is cured of his leprosy by Elisha.

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.

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

1 1 But Naaman was wroth, and went away,
and said. Behold, f || I thought, He will
surely come out to me, and stand, and call on
the name of the Lord his God, and t strike
his hand -over the place, and recover the

12 Are not IJAbana 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

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

14 Then went he down, and dipped him-
self 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 e he was clean.

15 IT And he returned to thp man of God,
he and all his company, and 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
'a blessing of thy servant.

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 re-

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 oflfer neither burnt-ofiering
nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the

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 ta little way.

20 IT But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the
man of God, said, Behold, my master hath
spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receivmg


Gehazi is smitten with leprosy.

at his hands that which he brought : but ns
the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and
take somewhat of him.

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman.
And when Naaman saw him running after
him, he lighted down from the chariot to
meet him, and said, f/s 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, afid 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
earnest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy ser-
vant went tno whither.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine
Jieart 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 olive-yards, and vineyards, and sheep,
and oxen, and men-servants, and maid-ser-
vants ?

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman "shall
cleave unto thee and unto thy seed for ever.
And he went out from his presence "a. leper
as white as snow.


1 Elisha, giving leave to the young prophets to enlarge
their dwellings, causeth iron to swim. 8 He discloseth
the king of Syria's counsel. 13 The army, which ivas
sent to Dothan to apprehend Elisha, is smitten with
blindness. 19 Being brought into Samaria, they are
dismissed in peace. 24 The famine in Samaria causeth
women to eat their own children. 30 The king sendeth
to slay Elisha.

AND ''the sons of the prophets said unto
Elisha, Behold now, the place where
we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

2 Let us go, we pray thee, uiito Jordan,
and take thence every man a beam, and let
us make us a place there, where we may
dwell. And he answered. Go ye.

3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee,
and go with thy servants. And he answer-
ed, I will go.

4 So he went with them. And when they
came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

5 But as one was felling a beam, the f axe-


about 894.

t Heb. I«

there peace 7

II Or, secret


about 893.

b ch. 2. 21.

II Or, .

t Heb. JVo.

t Heb. not
hiUier, or

II. KINGS. Elisha discloseth the king of Syrians counsel.

head fell into the water : and he cried, and
said, Alas, master ! for it was borrowed.

G And the man of God said. Where fell
it? And he shewed him the place. And
•"he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither j
and the iron did swim.

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

8 IF Then the king of Syria warred against
Israel, and took counsel with his servants,
saying. In such and such a place shall be my
II 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.

10 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 sore 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 ?

12 And one of his servants said, f None,
my lord, O king : but Elisha, the prophet
that 15 in Israel, telleth the king of Israel
the words that thou speakest in thy bed-

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

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

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

16 And he answered, Fear not : for ^ they
that be with " us are more than they that
be with them.

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 blind-
ness. And ''he smote them with blindness,
according to the word of Ehsha.

1911 And Elisha said unto them. This is
not the way, neither is this the city : t fol-
low me, and I will bring you to the man
whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

n ITim. 6.

oExod. 4.6.

Numb. 12.


ch. 15. 5.

about 893.
a ch. 4. 38.

t Heb. ir»n.

c Gen. 37.

t Heb.

II Or,

d 2 Chron.
.■52. 7.
Ps. 5.'). 18.
Rom, 8. 31.

e ch. 3. 11.
Ps. ■H. 7. &
(i8. 17.
Zcch. 1.8.
U 6. 1,-7.

f Gen. 19.

t Heb. r.ame
ye after me.

A great famine in Samaria.

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 Eli-
sha, 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? Bset bread and water before them,
that they may eat and drink, and go to their

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.

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

25 And there' was a great famine in Sa-
maria: 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.

26 And as the king of Israel was 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
barn-floor, or out of the wine-press?

28 And the king said unto her, What
aileth thee ? And she answered. This wo-
man said unto me. Give thy son, that we
may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son

29 So 'we boiled my son, and did eat him :
and I said unto her on the t next day. Give
thy son, that we may eat him : and she hath
hid her son.

30 IT And it came to pass, when the king
hoard 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 ihe 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 7 look, when the mes-
senger Cometh, shut the door, and hold him
fast at the door: is not the sound of his
master's feet behind him ?



about 893.

; Rom. 12.

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

II Or, Let
not Vie
Lord saoe


about ase.

i Lev. 26.


DguL 28. 53,


t Hcb.


k 1 Kiniti

1 Ruth 1.17.
1 Kjubb 19.

m Ezek. 8.
1. & 20 1.

n Luke 13.


o 1 Kinss


p Job 2. 9.

a ver. 18. 19.

b ver. 17,
19. 20.
t Hcb. a
lard which
belonged to
tli£ lung
leaning npon
his hand.
ch. 5. )8.
Mai. 3. 10

d Lev. 13.

e 2 Sam. 5.


ch. 19. 7.

Job 15. 21.

f 1 Kingi
10. 29.

e Pb. 48. 4,
5, 6.
Prov. 28. 1.

Elisha prophesieth incredible plenty.

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; Pwhat should I wait for the Lord
any longer?

CHAP. vn.

1 Elisha prophesieth 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 ihe tents of the Syrians.
17 The lord, who would not believe the prophecy of
plenty, having the charge of the gate, is trodden to
death in the press.

THEN Elisha said, Hear ye the word
of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord,
"To-morrow about this time shall a mea-
sure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and
two measures of barley for a shekel, in the
gate of Samaria.

2 ''Then fa lord on whose hand the king
leaned answered 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 IT And there were four leprous men '' at
the entering in of the gate : and 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

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 s arose and fled in the
twilight, and left their tents, and their
horses, and their asses, even the camp as it
was, and fled for their hfe.

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 en-
tered 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 tidmgs,


The unbelieving lord trodden to death.

and we hold our peace : if we tarry till the
morning-light, t 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 por-
ter 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 IT 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 tin the
city, (behold, they are as all the multitude of
Israel that are left in it : behold, / say, they
are even as all the multitude of the Israelites
that are consumed :) and let us send and see.

14 They took therefore two chariot horses ;
and the king sent after the host of the Sy-
rians, saying. Go and see.

15 And they went after them unto Jor-
dan : and lo, all the way was full of gar-
ments and vessels, Avhich the Syrians had
cast away in their haste. And the messen-
gers returned, and told the king.

16 And the people wont 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 IT 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 to the king, saying, '' Two mea-
sures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of
fine flour for a shekel, shall be to-morrow
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

20 And so it fell out unto him : for the
people trode upon him in the gate, and he






about 892.

about 891.

t H.v'>. IM
ahall fini

about 891.

a oh. 4. 35.

b Ps. 10.5.


Hug. 1. 11.

about 885.

T Hob. in it.


il ch. 4. 35.

II Or.

h ver. 1.


i cli. (i. 32.
ver. 2.

e 1 Kings
19. 15.
f 1 Sam. 9.

I'Kings 14.

ch. 5. 5.
g ch. 1. 2.

Ii vor. 1.

t Hob. i»
his hand.

h ver. 15.

t Heb. and
set it.

The Shunammite^s land restored^

1 The Shunammite, having left her country seven years
to avoid the forewarned famine, for Elisha's miracle's
sake hath her land restored by the king. 1 Hazael,
being sent with a present by Ben-hadad to Elisha
at Damascus, after he had heard the prophecy, killeth
his master, and sv.cceedeth him. 16 Jehorani's wicked
reign in Judah. 20 Edom and Libnah revolt. 23 Aha-
ziah succeedeth Jehoram. 25 Ahaziah's wicked reign.
28 He visiteth Jehoram wounded, at Jezreel.

THEN spake Elisha unto the woman,
"whose son he had restored to life, say-
ing. Arise, and go thou and thine household,
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 household, and sojourned 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 Hfe, cried to the king for
her house and for her land. And Gehazi
said, 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 H And Elisha came to Damascus : and
Ben-hadad 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 s inquire of the Lord by him,
saying, Shall I recover of this disease ?

9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took
a present t with him, even of every good
thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden,
and came and stood before him, and said.
Thy son Ben-hadad 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 fstead-


Hazael killeth his master.

fastly, 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 strong 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 said. 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

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 shouldest surely recover.

15 And it came to pass on the morrow,
that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in
water, and spread it on his face, so that he
died : and Hazael reigned in his stead.

16 IT And in the fifth year of Joram the
son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being
then king of Judah, °Jehoram the son of
Jehoshaphat king of Judah t began to reign.

17 P Thirty and two years old was he
when he began to reign ; and he reigned
eight years in Jerusalem.

18 And he walked in the M'ay of the kings
of Israel, as did the house of Ahab : for
1 tne daughter of Ahab was his wife : and
he did evil in the sight of the Lord.

19 Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah,
for David his servant's sake, "^as he promised
him to give him always a flight, and to his

20 IT In his days ^Edom revolted from
under the hand of Judah, *and made a king
over themselves.

21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all
the chariots with him : and he rose by night,
and smote_ the Edomites which compassed
him about, and the captains of the chariots :
and the people fled into their tents.

22 II Yet Edom revolted from under the
hand of Judah unto this day. "Then Libnah
revolted at the same time.

23 And the rest of the acts of Joram,
and all that he did, are they not written in
the book of the Chronicles of the kings of
Judah ?

24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and
was buried with his fathers in the city of
David ; and ^ \\ Ahaziah his son reigned in
his stead.

25 II In the twelfth year of Joram the son
of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son
of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.

26 yTwo and twenty years old was Aha-







• 8*5.

i I.uka 19.


11 Or, srani-

See ver. 18.

k ch, 10. 32.

7. 2 Chron.

& 12. 17. &.

22. 3, 4.

13. 3, 7.

Amos 1. 3.

I eh. 15. 16.

Hun. 13. 16.

Amos 1. 13.


a 2 Chron.

m ] Sara.

22. S.

17. 43.

nl Kings

lU. 13.

b ch. 9. 15.

t Heb.


the Syrians

had wound-


11 Called,

ver. 28.

c ch. 9 16.

2 Chron. 22.

0, 7.

t Heb.



2 Chron.

21. 3, 4.

t Heb.


Began to

reign in


with his



p 2 Chron.
21. 5, &o.

a 1 Kings
20. 35.

b ch. 4. 29

Jer. 1. 17.

c ch. 3. 2S^


q ver. 26.

r 2 Sam. 7.


1 Kings 11.

36. &. 15. 4.

d ver. 5, 11.

2 Ciiron. 21.


t Heb.

T Heb. can-

chamber in

dle, otjamp.

a chamber.

s Gen. 27.

e 1 Kings


19. 16.

ch. 3. 27.

2 Chron. 21.

8, 9, 10.

t 1 Kings



Gen. 27". 40.

u 2 Chron.

21. 10.

fl Kings

19 16.

2 Chron. 32.


X 2 Chron. .

22. 1.


II Called,


2 Chron. 22.


6. and



2 Chron. 21.

h I Kings
14. 10. 6. 21.

17. & 25. 23.

F See

2 Chron. 22.


i 1 Sam. 25.



The prophets message to Jehu.

ziah when he began to reign; and he reigned
one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's

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