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 2 Kings 5:1 - 19
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 5
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. F4
 
5:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman's wife.
 
5:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy."
 
5:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said.
 
5:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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"By all means, go," the king of Aram replied. "I will send a letter to the king of Israel." So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents F5 of silver, six thousand shekels F6 of gold and ten sets of clothing.
 
5:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: "With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy."
 
5:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, "Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!"
 
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: "Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel."
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha's house.
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, "Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed."
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But Naaman went away angry and said, "I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy.
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them and be cleansed?" So he turned and went off in a rage.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Naaman's servants went to him and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, 'Wash and be cleansed'!"
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, "Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. Please accept now a gift from your servant."
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The prophet answered, "As surely as the LORD lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing." And even though Naaman urged him, he refused.
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"If you will not," said Naaman, "please let me, your servant, be given as much earth as a pair of mules can carry, for your servant will never again make burnt offerings and sacrifices to any other god but the LORD.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But may the LORD forgive your servant for this one thing: When my master enters the temple of Rimmon to bow down and he is leaning on my arm and I bow there also - when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the LORD forgive your servant for this."
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Go in peace," Elisha said. After Naaman had traveled some distance,
 

FOOTNOTES:
F4 The Hebrew word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy; also in verses 3, 6, 7, 11 and 27.
F5 That is, about 750 pounds (about 340 kilograms)
F6 That is, about 150 pounds (about 70 kilograms)

 
 

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