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 2 Kings 4:1 - 8:15
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   Book of 2 Kings
   Chapter 4  - Click for Chapter Audio
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now a certain woman of the wives of the R71 sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, F27 "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the R72 creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a R73 jar of oil."
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said, "Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few.
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"And you shall go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all these vessels, and you shall set aside what is full."
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons; they were bringing the vessels to her and she poured.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the R74 vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not one vessel more." And the oil stopped.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she came and told the R75 man of God. And he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debt, and you and your sons can live on the rest."
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now there came a day when Elisha passed over to Shunem, R76 where there was a prominent F28 woman, and she persuaded him to eat food. F29 And so it was, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat food. F29
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She said to her husband, "Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man R77 of God passing by us continually.
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Please, let us make R78 a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there."
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
One F30 day he came there and turned in to the upper chamber and rested. F31
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said to Gehazi R79 his servant, "Call this Shunammite." And when he had called her, she stood before him.
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to him, "Say now to her, `Behold, you have been careful F32 for us with all this care; F33 what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?' " And she answered, F34 "I live among my own people."
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he said, "What then is to be done for her?" And Gehazi answered, F35 "Truly she has no son and her husband is old."
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "Call her." When he had called her, she stood in the doorway.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said, "At R80 this season next F36 year you will embrace a son." And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God, do R81 not lie to your maidservant."
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The woman conceived and bore a son at that season the F37 next year, as Elisha had said to her.
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the child was grown, the day came that he went out to his father to the reapers.
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to his father, "My head, my head." And he said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother."
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her lap F38 until noon, and then died.
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She went up and laid R82 him on the bed of the R83 man of God, and shut the door behind him and went out.
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she called to her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and return."
 
4:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new R84 moon nor sabbath." And she said, "It will be well."
 
4:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she saddled a donkey and said to her servant, "Drive and go forward; do not slow down the F39 pace for me unless I tell you."
 
4:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So she went and came to the man of God to Mount R85 Carmel. When the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his servant, "Behold, there F40 is the Shunammite.
 
4:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Please run now to meet her and say to her, `Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?' " And she answered, F41 "It is well."
 
4:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When she came to the man of God to R86 the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, "Let her alone, for her soul is troubled F42 within her; and the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me."
 
4:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she said, "Did I ask for a son from my lord? Did I not say, `Do R87 not deceive me'?"
 
4:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird R88 up your loins and take R89 my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute R90 him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay R91 my staff on the lad's face."
 
4:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The mother of the lad said, "As R92 the LORD lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." And he arose and followed her.
 
4:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Gehazi passed on before them and laid the staff on the lad's face, but there was no sound or response. F43 So he returned to meet him and told him, F44 "The lad has R93 not awakened."
 
4:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Elisha came into the house, behold the lad was dead and laid on his bed.
 
4:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he entered and shut R94 the door behind them both and prayed to the LORD.
 
4:34 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And he R95 went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands, and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child became warm.
 
4:35 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he returned and walked in the house once back and forth, and went up and stretched R96 himself on him; and the lad sneezed seven times and the lad opened his eyes.
 
4:36 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He called Gehazi and said, "Call this Shunammite." So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, "Take up your son."
 
4:37 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then she went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground, and she R97 took up her son and went out.
 
4:38 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When Elisha returned to Gilgal, R98 there was a R99 famine in the land. As F45 the R100 sons of the prophets were R101 sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Put R102 on the large pot and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."
 
4:39 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, for they did not know what they were.
 
4:40 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they poured it out for the men to eat. And as they were eating of the stew, they cried out and said, "O man of God, there is death R103 in the pot." And they were unable to eat.
 
4:41 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But he said, "Now bring meal." He R104 threw it into the pot and said, "Pour it out for the people that they may eat." Then there was no harm in the pot.
 
4:42 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now a man came from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, "Give R105 them to the people that they may eat."
 
4:43 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
His attendant said, "What, will R106 I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, `They shall eat and have some left over.' "
 
4:44 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he set it before them, and they ate and had R107 some left over, according to the word of the LORD.
 
   Chapter 5  - Click for Chapter Audio
5:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Naaman, R108 captain of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man with F46 his master, and highly respected, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, but he was a leper.
 
5:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the Arameans had gone out in R109 bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she waited F47 on Naaman's wife.
 
5:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
She said to her mistress, "I wish that my master were with F48 the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy."
 
5:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Naaman F49 went in and told his master, saying, "Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Israel."
 
5:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Aram said, "Go now, F50 and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." He departed and took R110 with him ten talents of silver and six thousand shekels of gold and ten changes R111 of clothes.
 
5:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "And now as this letter comes to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may cure him of his leprosy."
 
5:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the king of Israel read the letter, he R112 tore his clothes and said, "Am R113 I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending word to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But consider R114 now, and see how he is seeking a F51 quarrel against me."
 
5:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It happened when Elisha the R115 man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent word to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Now let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel."
 
5:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Naaman came with his horses and his chariots and stood at the doorway of the house of Elisha.
 
5:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go R116 and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and you will be clean."
 
5:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Naaman was furious and went away and said, "Behold, I thought, F52 `He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.'
 
5:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Are not Abanah F53 and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?" So he turned and went R117 away in a rage.
 
5:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then R118 his servants came near and spoke to him and said, "My R119 father, had the prophet told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more then, when he says to you, `Wash, and be clean'?"
 
5:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and his R120 flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he R121 was clean.
 
5:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he returned to the man of God with F54 all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, "Behold now, I R122 know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please take R123 a present F55 from your servant now."
 
5:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But he said, "As R124 the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I R125 will take nothing." And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
 
5:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Naaman said, "If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules' load of earth; R126 for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
 
5:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he R127 leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter."
 
5:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said to him, "Go R128 in peace." So he departed from him some distance.
 
5:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But Gehazi, R129 the servant of Elisha the man of God, thought, F56 "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, by F57 not receiving from his hands what he brought. As R130 the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."
 
5:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him and said, "Is all well?"
 
5:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "All R131 is well. My master has sent me, saying, `Behold, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the R132 hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two R133 changes of clothes.' "
 
5:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Naaman said, "Be R134 pleased to take two talents." And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags with two changes of clothes and gave them to two of his servants; and they carried them before him.
 
5:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When he came to the hill, F58 he took them from their hand and deposited R135 them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed.
 
5:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, "Where have you been, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your R136 servant went nowhere."
 
5:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said to him, "Did not my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is R137 it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants?
 
5:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants F59 forever." So he went out from his presence a R138 leper as white as snow.
 
   Chapter 6  - Click for Chapter Audio
6:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the R139 sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "Behold now, the place before you where we are living is too limited for us.
 
6:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"Please let us go to the Jordan and each of us take from there a beam, and let us make a place there for ourselves where we may live." So he said, "Go."
 
6:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then one said, "Please be willing to go with your servants." And he answered, F60 "I shall go."
 
6:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he went with them; and when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees.
 
6:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
But as one was felling a beam, the F61 axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."
 
6:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the man of God said, "Where did it fall?" And when he showed him the place, he R140 cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron float.
 
6:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "Take it up for yourself." So he put out his hand and took it.
 
6:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the king of Aram was warring against Israel; and he counseled F62 with his servants saying, "In such and such a place shall be my camp."
 
6:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The R141 man of God sent word to the king of Israel saying, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Arameans are coming down there."
 
6:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God had told him; thus he warned him, so that he guarded himself there, more F63 than once or twice.
 
6:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the heart of the king of Aram was enraged over this thing; and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you tell me which of us is for the king of Israel?"
 
6:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
One of his servants said, "No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."
 
6:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and take him." And it was told him, saying, "Behold, he is in Dothan." R142
 
6:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He sent horses and chariots and a great army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
 
6:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, "Alas, my master! What F64 shall we do?"
 
6:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he answered, F65 "Do R143 not fear, for those R144 who are with us are more than those who are with them."
 
6:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elisha prayed and said, "O R145 LORD, I pray, open his eyes that he may see." And the LORD opened the servant's eyes and he saw; and behold, the mountain was full of horses R146 and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
 
6:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD and said, "Strike this people F66 with blindness, I pray." So He struck R147 them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
 
6:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, nor is this the city; follow me and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." And he brought them to Samaria.
 
6:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When they had come into Samaria, Elisha said, "O LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see." So the LORD opened their eyes and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
 
6:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king of Israel when he saw them, said to Elisha, "My R149 father, shall I kill F67 them? Shall I kill F67 them?"
 
6:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He answered, F68 "You shall not kill F69 them. Would you kill R150 F69 those you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set R151 bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."
 
6:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he prepared a great feast for them; and when they had eaten and drunk he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the R152 marauding bands of Arameans did not come again into the land of Israel.
 
6:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now it came about after this, that Ben-hadad R153 king of Aram gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria.
 
6:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
There was a great famine R154 in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a fourth of a kab F70 of dove's dung for five shekels of silver.
 
6:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall a woman cried out to him, saying, "Help, my lord, O king!"
 
6:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He said, "If F71 the LORD does not help you, from where shall I help you? From the threshing floor, or from the wine press?"
 
6:28 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And the king said to her, "What R155 is F72 the matter with you?" And she answered, F73 "This woman said to me, `Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'
 
6:29 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"So R156 we boiled my son and ate him; and I said to her on the next day, `Give your son, that we may eat him'; but she has hidden her son."
 
6:30 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the king heard the words of the woman, he R157 tore his clothes--now he was passing by on the wall--and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth beneath F74 on his body. F75
 
6:31 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then he said, "May God R158 do so to me and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat remains F76 on him today."
 
6:32 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the R159 elders were sitting with him. And the king sent a man from his presence; but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, "Do you see R160 how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold F77 the door shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?"
 
6:33 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him and he said, "Behold, R161 this evil is from the LORD; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?"
 
   Chapter 7  - Click for Chapter Audio
7:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elisha said, "Listen to the word of the LORD; thus says the LORD, `Tomorrow R162 about this time a measure F78 of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.' "
 
7:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The R163 royal officer on whose hand the king was leaning answered the man of God and said, "Behold, if R164 the LORD should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?" Then he said, "Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat of F79 it."
 
7:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now there were four leprous R165 men at the entrance of the gate; and they said to one another, "Why do we sit here until we die?
 
7:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
"If we say, `We will enter the city,' then the famine is in the city and we will die there; and if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us go F80 over to the R166 camp of the Arameans. If they spare us, we will live; and if they kill us, we will but die."
 
7:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They arose at twilight to go to the camp of the Arameans; when they came to the outskirts of the camp of the Arameans, behold, there was no one there.
 
7:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
For the R167 Lord had caused the army of the Arameans to hear a sound of chariots and a sound of horses, even the sound of a great army, so that they said to one another, "Behold, the king of Israel has hired against us the R168 kings of the Hittites and the R169 kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us."
 
7:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Therefore they arose R170 and fled in the twilight, and left their tents and their horses and their donkeys, even the camp just as it was, and fled for their life.
 
7:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they entered one tent and ate and drank, and carried R171 from there silver and gold and clothes, and went and hid them; and they returned and entered another tent and carried from there also, and went and hid them.
 
7:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then they said to one another, "We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news, but we are keeping silent; if we wait until morning light, punishment will overtake F81 us. Now therefore come, let us go and tell the king's household."
 
7:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So they came and called to the gatekeepers of the city, and they told them, saying, "We came to the camp of the Arameans, and behold, there was no one there, nor the voice of man, only the horses tied and the donkeys tied, and the tents just as they were."
 
7:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The gatekeepers called and told it within the king's household.
 
7:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the king arose in the night and said to his servants, "I will now tell you what the Arameans have done to us. They know that we R172 are hungry; therefore they have gone from the camp to R173 hide themselves in the field, saying, `When they come out of the city, we will capture them alive and get into the city.' "
 
7:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
One of his servants said, "Please, let some men take five of the horses which remain, which are left in F82 the city. Behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who are left in it; behold, they will be in any case like all the multitude of Israel who have already perished, so let us send and see."
 
7:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They took therefore two chariots with horses, and the king sent after the army of the Arameans, saying, "Go and see."
 
7:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
They went after them to the Jordan, and behold, all the way was full of clothes and equipment which the Arameans had thrown away in their haste. Then the messengers returned and told the king.
 
7:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the people went out and plundered the camp of the Arameans. Then a measure F83 of fine flour was sold for a shekel and two measures F83 of barley for a shekel, according R174 to the word of the LORD.
 
7:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the king appointed the R175 royal officer on whose hand he leaned to F84 have charge of the gate; but the people trampled on him at the gate, and he died just as the man of God had said, who R176 spoke when the king came down to him.
 
7:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
It happened just as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, "Two R177 measures F85 of barley for a shekel and a measure F85 of fine flour for a shekel, will be sold tomorrow about this time at the gate of Samaria."
 
7:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then the royal officer answered the man of God and said, "Now behold, if R178 the LORD should make windows in heaven, could such a thing be?" And he said, "Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat of F86 it."
 
7:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
And so it happened to him, for the people trampled on him at the gate and he died.
 
   Chapter 8  - Click for Chapter Audio
8:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now Elisha R179 spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go with F87 your household, and sojourn wherever you can sojourn; for the LORD has called for a famine, and it R181 will even come on the land for seven years."
 
8:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So the woman arose and did according to the word of the man of God, and she went with her household and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.
 
8:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
At the end of seven years, the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went out to appeal F88 to the king for her house and for her field.
 
8:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Now the king was talking with Gehazi, R182 the servant of the man of God, saying, "Please relate to me all the great things that Elisha has done."
 
8:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
As he was relating to the king how R183 he had restored to life the one who was dead, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed F89 to the king for her house and for her field. And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life."
 
8:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
When the king asked the woman, she related it to him. So the king appointed for her a certain officer, saying, "Restore all that was hers and all the produce of the field from the day that she left the land even until now."
 
8:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elisha came to Damascus. R184 Now Ben-hadad R185 king of Aram was sick, and it was told him, saying, "The R186 man of God has come here."
 
8:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
The king said to Hazael, R187 "Take R188 a gift in your hand and go to meet the man of God, and inquire R189 of the LORD by him, saying, `Will I recover from this sickness?' "
 
8:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So Hazael went to meet him and took a gift in his hand, even every kind of good thing of Damascus, forty camels' loads; and he came and stood before him and said, "Your R190 son Ben-hadad king of Aram has sent me to you, saying, `Will I recover from this sickness?' "
 
8:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Elisha said to him, "Go, R191 say to him, `You will surely recover,' but the LORD has shown me that he will certainly die."
 
8:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
He fixed F90 his gaze steadily on him until R193 he was ashamed, and the R194 man of God wept.
 
8:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" Then he answered, F91 "Because I R195 know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will R196 dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up."
 
8:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
Then Hazael said, "But what is your servant, who R197 is but a dog, that he should do this great thing?" And Elisha answered, F92 "The R198 LORD has shown me that you will be king over Aram."
 
8:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
So he departed from Elisha and returned to his master, who said to him, "What did Elisha say to you?" And he answered, F93 "He told me that you R199 would surely recover."
 
8:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
[ Original: Hebrew / Greek | Multi-Translation ]
On the following day, he took the cover and dipped it in water and spread it on his face, so R200 that he died. And Hazael became king in his place.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F27 Lit Elisha, saying
F28 Lit great
F29 Lit bread
F30 Lit Now a day came that
F31 Lit lay there
F32 Lit fearful
F33 Lit fear
F34 Lit said
F35 Lit said
F36 Lit when the time revives
F37 Lit when the time revived
F38 Lit knees
F39 Lit riding
F40 Lit this Shunammite
F41 Lit said
F42 Lit bitter
F43 Lit attentiveness
F44 Lit him, saying
F45 Lit And
F46 Lit before
F47 Lit was before
F48 Lit before
F49 Lit He
F50 Lit enter
F51 Lit an occasion
F52 Lit said
F53 Another reading is Amanah
F54 Lit he and
F55 Lit blessing
F56 Lit said
F57 Lit from
F58 Lit Ophel
F59 Lit seed
F60 Lit said
F61 Lit as for the iron, it fell
F62 Lit took counsel
F63 Lit not once or twice
F64 Lit How
F65 Lit said
F66 Lit nation
F67 Lit smite
F68 Lit said
F69 Lit smite
F70 I.e. One kab equals approx 2 qts
F71 Lit No, let the LORD help you
F72 Lit to you
F73 Lit said
F74 Lit within
F75 Lit flesh
F76 Lit stands
F77 Lit press him with the door
F78 Heb seah
F79 Lit from there
F80 Lit fall
F81 Lit find
F82 Lit in it
F83 Heb seah; i.e. one seah equals approx 11 qts
F84 Lit over the gate
F85 Heb seah; i.e. one seah equals approx 11 qts
F86 Lit from there
F87 Lit you and your
F88 Lit cry out
F89 Lit cried out
F90 Lit made his face stand fast and he set
F91 Lit said
F92 Lit said
F93 Lit said

 

CROSS REFERENCES:
R71 2 Kings 2:3
R72 Leviticus 25:39-41,48; 1 Samuel 22:2; Nehemiah 5:2-5
R73 1 Kings 17:12
R74 Matthew 14:20
R75 1 Kings 12:22
R76 Joshua 19:18
R77 2 Kings 4:7
R78 Matthew 10:41,42; 25:40; Romans 12:13
R79 2 Kings 4:29-31; 5:20-27; 8:4,5
R80 Genesis 18:14
R81 2 Kings 4:28
R82 2 Kings 4:32
R83 2 Kings 4:7
R84 Numbers 10:10; 28:11; 1 Chronicles 23:31
R85 2 Kings 2:25
R86 2 Kings 4:25
R87 2 Kings 4:16
R88 1 Kings 18:46; 2 Kings 9:1
R89 Exodus 4:17; 2 Kings 2:14
R90 Luke 10:4
R91 Exodus 7:19,20; 14:16
R92 2 Kings 2:2,4
R93 John 11:11
R94 2 Kings 4:4; Matthew 6:6; Luke 8:51
R95 1 Kings 17:21-23
R96 1 Kings 17:21
R97 Hebrews 11:35
R98 2 Kings 2:1
R99 2 Kings 8:1
R100 2 Kings 2:3
R101 Luke 10:39; Acts 22:3
R102 Ezekiel 11:3,7,11; 24:3
R103 Exodus 10:17
R104 Exodus 15:25; 2 Kings 2:21
R105 Matthew 14:16-21; 15:32-38
R106 Luke 9:13; John 6:9
R107 Matthew 14:20; 15:37; John 6:13
R108 Luke 4:27
R109 2 Kings 6:23; 13:20
R110 1 Samuel 9:7; 2 Kings 4:42
R111 Judges 14:12; 2 Kings 5:22,23
R112 Genesis 37:29
R113 Genesis 30:2; 1 Samuel 2:6
R114 1 Kings 20:7; Luke 11:54
R115 1 Kings 12:22
R116 John 9:7
R117 Proverbs 14:17; 16:32; 19:11
R118 1 Samuel 28:23
R119 2 Kings 2:12; 6:21; 8:9
R120 2 Kings 5:10; Job 33:25
R121 Luke 4:27; 5:13
R122 Joshua 2:11; 1 Samuel 17:46,47; 2 Kings 5:8
R123 1 Samuel 25:27
R124 2 Kings 3:14
R125 Genesis 14:22,23; 2 Kings 5:20,26
R126 Exodus 20:24
R127 2 Kings 7:2,17
R128 Exodus 4:18; 1 Samuel 1:17; Mark 5:34
R129 2 Kings 4:12,31,36
R130 Exodus 20:7; 2 Kings 6:31
R131 2 Kings 4:26
R132 Joshua 24:33
R133 2 Kings 5:5
R134 2 Kings 6:3
R135 Joshua 7:1,11,12,21; 1 Kings 21:16
R136 2 Kings 5:22
R137 2 Kings 5:16
R138 Exodus 4:6; Numbers 12:10
R139 2 Kings 2:3
R140 Exodus 15:25; 2 Kings 2:21; 4:41
R141 2 Kings 4:1,7; 6:12
R142 Genesis 37:17
R143 Exodus 14:13
R144 2 Chronicles 32:7,8; Romans 8:31
R145 2 Kings 6:20
R146 2 Kings 2:11; Psalms 68:17; Zechariah 6:1-7
R147 Genesis 19:11
R148 2 Kings 6:17
R149 2 Kings 2:12; 5:13; 8:9
R150 Deuteronomy 20:11-16; 2 Chronicles 28:8-15
R151 Romans 12:20
R152 2 Kings 5:2; 24:2
R153 1 Kings 20:1
R154 Leviticus 26:26
R155 Judges 18:23
R156 Leviticus 26:27-29; Deuteronomy 28:52,53,57; Lamentations 4:10
R157 1 Kings 21:27
R158 Ruth 1:17; 1 Kings 19:2
R159 Ezekiel 8:1; 14:1;
R160 1 Kings 18:4,13,14; 21:10,13
R161 Isaiah 8:21
R162 2 Kings 7:18
R163 2 Kings 5:18;
R164 Genesis 7:11; Malachi 3:10
R165 Leviticus 13:45,46; Numbers 5:2-4; 12:10-14
R166 2 Kings 6:24
R167 2 Samuel 5:24
R168 1 Kings 10:29
R169 2 Chronicles 12:2,3; Isaiah 31:1; 36:9
R170 Psalms 48:4-6; Proverbs 28:1
R171 Joshua 7:21
R172 2 Kings 6:25-29
R173 Joshua 8:4-12
R174 2 Kings 7:1
R175 2 Kings 7:2
R176 2 Kings 6:32
R177 2 Kings 7:1
R178 2 Kings 7:2
R179 2 Kings 4:18,31-35
R180 Psalms 105:16; Haggai 1:11
R181 Genesis 41:27,54
R182 2 Kings 4:12; 5:20-27
R183 2 Kings 4:35
R184 1 Kings 11:24
R185 2 Kings 6:24
R186 2 Kings 5:20
R187 1 Kings 19:15,17
R188 1 Kings 14:3
R189 2 Kings 1:2
R190 2 Kings 5:13
R191 2 Kings 8:14
R192 2 Kings 8:15
R193 2 Kings 2:17
R194 Luke 19:41
R195 2 Kings 10:32,33; 12:17;
R196 2 Kings 15:16; Nahum 3:10
R197 1 Samuel 17:43; 2 Samuel 9:8
R198 1 Kings 19:15
R199 2 Kings 8:10
R200 2 Kings 8:10

 
 

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