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 2 Kings 6:8 - 23
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 6
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, "I will set up my camp in such and such a place."
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there."
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, "Will you not tell me which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?"
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"None of us, my lord the king," said one of his officers, "but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom."
 
6:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Go, find out where he is," the king ordered, "so I can send men and capture him." The report came back: "He is in Dothan."
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked.
 
6:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
 
6:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
 
6:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, "Strike these people with blindness." So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.
 
6:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Elisha told them, "This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for." And he led them to Samaria.
 
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
After they entered the city, Elisha said, "LORD, open the eyes of these men so they can see." Then the LORD opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, "Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?"
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
"Do not kill them," he answered. "Would you kill men you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master."
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel's territory.
 
 

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