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fore he wynnt again to meet him, and cold God my lord ucre will the prophel that him, saring, lhe child is not awaked. Tin Samaria! for he would recover him of his

32 And when Elisha was come into the leprosy. house, hehold, the child was dead, arut laid 4 And one went in, and told his lord, say. upon his bed.'

ling, Thus and thus said the maid that is of 33 He went in therefore, and shut the door the land of Israel. upon them iwain, and piaved unto the LORD. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go,

31 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and I will send a letter unto the king of ls and pui liis mouth upon his mouth, and hisrael. And he departed, and look with him eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces hands; and be stretched himself upon the of gold, and ten changes of raiment. child, and the flesh of the child waxed warm. 6 And he brought the letter to the king of

35 Then lie returned, and waiked in the Israel, saying, Now, u lien this letter is come honse to and fro; and went up>, and stretched unto thee, behold, I liave therewith sent Naa. Hinzelf upon him: and the child sneezed man my servant to thee, that thou mayest seren times, and the child opened his eyes. recover him of bis leprosy.

36 And he ralled Gehazi, and said, Call 7 And it came to pass, when the king of this Siuvammite. So he called ver: and Israel bad read the lettar, that he rent lis when she was come in wo liim, he said, clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and ic 'I ke up thy son.

make alive, that this man doth send und 37 Then she went in, and rell as his feet, me to recorrer a man of liis leprosy : libere arid bowed hersell in the ground, and took fore consider, I pray you, and see how li up hier son, and went out.

seeketi a quarrel against me: 38 9 And Elisha came again to Grigal.and 8? And it was so, when Elisha ile mano there wus a dearth in the land; and the sons God had heard that the king of Irael liaj of the propliets were sitting before him: and rent liis clothes, that he sent to the king, say, he said unto his servant, Set on tie grcalling, Where vie bast thou rent lliy clothes? pol, and seetlie portage for the sons of the lei bim come now to me, and he shall bnow proplets.

that there is a propliet in Israel. 39 And one went out into the field 10 ga- 9 So Naaman came with his horses and ther berlis, and found a wild vine, and ga- willi liis chariot, and stood at the door of the bered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and house of Elivlia. came and shred them into the pot of poliage :

10 And Elisha sent a messenger untoliim, for they knew them not.

saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, 40 So they poured out for the men to eat: and vliv Hesti shall coine again to thee, and and it came to pass, as they were eating of thou shall be clean. the pottage, ilia: they cried out, and said, o U But Naaman was wrotlı,and went awar, thou man of God, lerr is death in the pot : and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely and they could not eat thereof.

come out to me, and stand, and call on the 41 But be said, Thien bring ineal: and lie nay of the Lord his God, and strike his cast it into the pot; and lie said, l'our outline over the place, and recover the leper. for the people, that they may eat: and there ? Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of was no barın in the pot.

nascus, beller than all the waters of Is. 4.2.11 And there came a man from Baal-del: may I not wa-linthem, and be clean? shalisha, and brought the man of God !eal So he turned, and vent away in a rage. of the first-fruits, twenty leaves of barley, and 13 And his servants came near, and spake full ears of corn in the busk thereof: and he unin liim, and said, My faiber, if the pro said, Give into the people, that they may eal. piee had hid thee do some great thing.

13 Ani his serviior said, I hai! should I wouldest thou not have done il : how much set this before an hundred men: He said raiter then when he saith to thee, llasii, again, Give the people, that they may eat: and be clean? for thus saith the Lorn, Toey shall eat, and 14 Then went he down, and dipped liim. snall leave thereof

self seven times in Jordan, according to the 44 So he set it before them, and thiev did saying of the man of God: anu bistecame eat, and leti thereof, according to the word again like unto the flesh of a little child, and of the LORD,

he was clean. CHAP. V.

151 Andle returned to the man of God, king of Syria,' was a great man with his before liim: and he said, Behold, now I know master, and lionourable; because hy him the that there is no God in all the earth but in Lord liad given deliverance unto Syria : biel Israel; new therefore, I pray tee, take a was also a miglity man in valour; but he was blessing of'lly servant. & leper.

10 But he said, Is the Londlivetli, beivre 2'sind thic Svrians had gone out lig coin- whom I stand, I will receive none. And panies, and had brought away captive our ofle irged him to take il: but he refused ihe land of Isráci a little maid; and she wail- 17 and Naaman said, Shalltiere not then, ed on Naainan's wife.

I pray thee, be given toll y servant two mules' 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would birden of eart : for thy servant will hence

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forth ofer neither burut-ocring nor sacrificefit? And he sliewed him the place. And he avto other gods, but unto the Lo. cut down a stick, and cast il in thither; and

18 In this thing the Lord parslen thy ser- the iron did swiin. vani, that when my master goeth into the 7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. bopje of Rimmon in worslip there, and he And le put our liis hand, and took it. eanethi on ny lian, and I bow myself in 8? Then the king of Syria warred against le house of Rimmou; when I boy down Israel, and 100k counsel with his servants, myself in the house of liminon, the LORD saying, In sucks and such a place shall be my pardon t'iy servant in this thing.

camp: 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So 9 And the man of God sent unto tie liing be departed from vin a licle war. of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not

29. But Gebazi. ile seriant oi' Elisha :he such a place; for thither the Syriais a: e man of Coul, saili, Beholl, my master hath come down. Karel Naaman iliis Syrian, in rot receiving 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place hii bis lanks that wlieli le brougnt; but, as which the man of God sold li:n and warned the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and him of, and saved hiinses there, not once nor lake somewhat of him.

twice. 91 50 Genazi followed after Naaman: and Il si Therefore the heart of the king of when Naaman saw him running after lim, Syria was sore troubled for this ling: and ne ligiiled down from the chariol to meet he called his servants, and said unto them, him, and said, Is all well?

Will ve not slew me which of us is for the ?? And he casil, All is well. My master king of Israel? sath sent ine, saying, Behold, even nowi 1. And one of his servants said, Noue, there be coine to the from mount Epliraim my lor!, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that two young men of the sons of the prophets: is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the give them, prav ther, a talent of silver, and words that thou speakest in thy bed-chamber. wo changes of garments.

13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, 23 Aol Naaman said, Be content, take thai I may send and fetch him. And it was two talents. And le urged in, and bound told bin, saving, Behold, he is in Dollian. Two talents of siwer in two bags, with two 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and changes of yarinents, and laid them upon chariots, and a great host: and they caine Iwo of bis servants; and they bare them be- by nighi, and compassed the city about fore him.

131 And when the servant of the man of 21 And when he came to the tower, he God was risen early, and gone forili, behold, louk them from their hand, and bestowed an host compassed the city both with herses them in the house; and he let the men go, and chariots: and his servant said unto tim, and they departed.

Alas, my master! how shall we do? 25 But he went in, and stood before his 16 And he answereel, Fear not: for thay master: and Elisha said unto him, Ibence that be with us are inore than they ihat be Oin2st tholl, lielazi? And he said, Thy with them. errant went no wlither.

17 And Eli-ba prayed, and said, LORO, :6 And lie said unto him, Went not mine I prav tee, open bis eyes, that lie may sce. arart with thee, when the man turned again and the Lord opened the eyes of the young from his cliariot to meet thee? Is it a time to man; and he saw: and, bobold, the moun receive inoney, and 10 receive garments, and liain 22 full of horses and chariots of fire bliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and round about Elisia. oxen, and non-elvanis, and maid-servants? 18 11 And when they came down to him,

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall Elisha prayed unto ilie Lord, and said, eleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. Sinite this people, I pray thee, with blindAnd he went out from his presence a leper ness. And he smote them with blindness, is while as snow.

according to the word of Elisha. CHAP. VI.

19 And Elisha said unto tiein, This is not


Elisha, Behold now, the place where and I will bring you to the man whom ya we dwell with thee is too strait for us. seek. But he led them to Samaria.

2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, 20 And it cúde 10 pass, when they were and take thence every man a beam, and let come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, is make us a place there, where we may open the eyes of these men, that they may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and

3 And ope said, Be content, I pray thee, they saw; and, behold, they were in the end with thy servants. And he answered, ruids! o? Samaria.

21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, 4 So he went with them. And when they wien he saw them, My father, shall I smile came to Jordan, they cut down wood Them? shall ( smite them?

5 But as one was selling a beam, we axe- 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite head fell into the water : and he cried, and them . wouldest thou smile those whom thou çaidl, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. hast taken captive with ny sword and with dand the man of God said, Where fellluhy isow? Set bread and water before them,

I will go.

11. KICS. that they may eat and drink, and go !o their Now therefore come, and let us fall unto thn inister.

bost of the Syrians: if shey save us alive, ne 23 And he prepared great provision for shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die thein: and which they liad eaten and drunk, 5 And they rose up in the twilight, 10 go he sent them away, and they went to their unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they master. So the hands of Syria came no more were come to the uttermost part of the camp mto the land of Israel.

of Syria, behold, there was no man there. 24 1 And it came to pass after tliis, that 6 For the LORD had made the host of the Ben-liadad king of Syria gathered all his Syrians to hear a noise of chariots and a host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. noise of horses, even the noise of a great

25 And there was a great famine in Sama-bost; and they said one to another, Lo, the ria: and, behold, they besieged it. un'il an king of Israel hath hired against us the kings ass's lead was sold for fourscore pieces of sil- of the littites, and the kings of the Egypo ver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's tians, ic come upon us. dung for five pieces of silver.

7 Wherefore They arose, and fed in the 26 11 And as the king of Israel was pass- twilight, and left their tells, and their horses, ng hy upon the wall, there cried a woinan and their asses, even the camp as it was, and unto him, saying, Help, my lorui, O king ! fted for their life.

27 And he saii, Ir the LORD do not lielpi e And when these lopers came to the uller. thee, wience shall I help thee? out of the most part of the camp, they went into one hari-fluor, or out of the wine-preso? tent, and did eat and drink,and carried tience

23 And the king said unto lier, Whal ailed silver, and gold, and raiinout, and went and tliee? And sie answered, This woman said hid it; and came again, and entered into an. unto ine, Give thy son, that we may eat hint other teni, and carried licnce also, and to-day, and we will eat my son 10-morrow. went and hid it.

29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: 9 Then they said one to another, lle do and I said unto her on the next day, Give not weil: Unis day is a day of good tidings, thy son, thai we may eat him; and she liath and we hold our peace ; if we carry till ile liid lier son.

morning-light, soine mischief will come up30 1 An it came to pass, when the king on us: now therefore come, that we may go beard the words of the woman, that he rent and tell the king's household. his clothes ; and lie passed by upon the wall, 10 So they came, and called unto tlie porand the people looked, and, behold, he had ter of the city; and they told them, saying, sackclotlı within upon his fleshi.

We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, 31 Then lie said, God do so and more also behold, there vas no inan there, neither voice to me, if the bead of Elisha the son of Sha- of man, but horses tied, and asses lied, and pliat shall stand on liion this day.

thie lents as they were. 32 But Elislia sat in liis house, and the ei- 11 And he called the porters, and they told ders sat with him; and the king sent a man it to the king's bouse within. from before liiin: bul, ere the messenger came

12 ! And the king arose in the night, and lo lum, he said to the clders, See ye how this said unto his servants, will now sliew you son of a murderer hati sent to take away what the Syrians bave done to us: they know mine liead ? Look, when the messenger that we be hungry, therefore are they gone cometii, sliut the door, and hold him iasi at out of the camp to hide themselves in the field, the door: is not the sound of his master's saying, When they come out of the city, no feet helind him?

shall catch them alive, and get into the city, 33 And while he yet talked with them, be- 13 And one of bis servants answered and hold, the niessenger came down unto bin; said, Let some lake, I pray thee, five of the and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD: borses that remain, which are left in the city, what should I wait for the Lord any longer? |(beliold, they are as all the multitude of IsCHAP. VII.

rael that are left in it; behold, I say, they are VEN Elisha said, Hear yethe wordofthe even as all the muliitude of the Israelites liat row, about this time, shall a measure of fine 14 They took therefore two chariot horses; Alour be sold for a shekel, and two measures and the king sent after the host of the Syriof barley for a shekel, in the gate v Samaria. ans, saying, Go and see.

2 Then a lord, on whose band the king 15 And they went after them unio Jordlan; leaned, answered the man of God, and said, and, lo, all the way wus full of garments and Behold, if the LORD would make windows vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, in their baste: and the messengers returned, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but and cold the king. shali not eat thereof.

lü and the people went out, and spoiled 31 And there were four leprous men at the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of the entering in of the gate; and they saidone line four was sold for a shekel, and two 10 another, Why sie we here until we die ? measures of barley for a shekel, according

4 If wesay, tie will enter into the city, then to tie word of the LORD). die famine is in the city, and we shall die 19! And the king appointed the lord, on Linere : and if we sit still liere, we die also./ wide liand be kaned. io have the charge os


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he gate: and the people trode mpuu liim in 12 And Uazad said, Why weepeth my die gate, and he died, as the man of God lord? And be aussered, Because I know tlie bas saill, who spake wisen the king came evil that thou will do aniv the children of Isdown to him.

rael: their strong holds wilt thou set rin fire, 18 And it came to pass, as the man of God and their young men wilt thou slay with the kad spoken to the king, saying, Two men sword, and wili dash tseir childrei, and rip sires of barley for a shekel, and a measure up their women will, child. of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to-inorrow, 13 And Lazael said, But what! is the ser. about this time, in ihe gate of Samaria : rant a doy, that lie should do this great thing?

19 And that lord answered the man of God, And Eli-lia answered, The Luri baci slicu and said, Now, behold, if the LORD should ed me that thou shall be king over Syria. make windows in leaven, inigbe such a thing 14 So he departed from Elisha, and came se? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it in liis master; who said to him, What said nith thine eyes, but shall not cai thereof. Elista 10 thee? And he answered, He told

20 And so it fell out unto him; for the peo- me that thou shonldest surely recover. ple trode upon hin in the gate, and he died. 15 And it caine to pass on the moitow, CHAP. Vlil.

tiat be took a thick clothi, and dipped it in THEN spake Elisha unto the woman, water, and spread it on his face, so that he

whose son lie bad restored to lise, say- died: and Hazael reigned in his stead. ing, Arise, and go thou and thine household, 16 11 And in tlie filih year of Joram the and sojourii wheresoever thou canst sojourn: Son of Aliab king of Israel, Jeliosliapolial be. for the Lord hail caile for a lamine; and ing thon king of Judah, Jelioram the son of i stall also come upon the land seven years. Jeloslapliat king of Judali began to reign.

2 And thie woman arose, and did after the 17 Thirty and two years old was lie when aying of the man of God; and she went with he began to reign; and he reigned eighi er liouseliold, and sojourned in the land of years in Jerusalem. e Philistines seven years.

18 And he walked in the way of the kings 3 And it came to pass, at lhe seven years of Israel, as did the house of Alab; for lie d, that the woman returned out of the land daugliter of Ahab was his wise; and lie did of the Philistines : and she went fortli to cry evil in the sight of the Lorn). Uto the king for lier house, and for her land. 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah

1 And the king talked with Gelazi, the for David bis servant's sake, as he promised servant of the man of God, saving, Tell me, bim to give him always a liglit, and to liis I pray thee, all the great things that Llista children. hath done.

20 $ In his days Edom revolted from uni 5 And it came to pass, as l.e was telling ilie der the band of Judalı, and made a king king how he had restored a dead body to over themselves. life, that, behold, the woman, whose soni liel 21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all had restored to life, cried to the king for ber the chariots with linı; and he rose by niglie, house, and for her land. And Gebazi said, and smote the Idomiles which compassed M1y lord, O king, this is the woman, and this liim about, and i1:e captains of the chariots : is lier son, whom Elislia restored to life. and the people Red into their lents.

6 And when the king asked the woman, slie 9 lei Edom revolted from under tlie told him. So the king appointed unto her a land of Judah unto tnis day. Then Libnah certain officer, saying, Restüre all that was revolted at the same line.

ers, and all ibe fruils of the field, since the 23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and day that slie leli ihe land, even until now. all that he dic., ore iney not written in the

ñ And Elisha came to Damascus; and book of the of the kings of Judalı? Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick i and 24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and it was told him, saying, I lie mau of God is wis buried www.sibers in the city of Datome bilder.

vid: and Ahazıaii nis son reigned in liis secad. 3 And the king sail ito Ilazael, Take a 5 ! In the twelfth year of Joram the so:1 present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of Alab king of Israel, id Ahaziah the son of God, and enquire of the LORD by him, of Jenoram king of Judah begin :o reign. saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 20 Two ana iwenty years wij was Abazi.

9 So Hazael went to meet liim, and took a alı when die began to reign; and he reigned present with sim, even of every good thing of one year in ernsalem: and iris mother's Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came name rus Athaliah, the daughter of Omri and stoud before him, and said, Thy son king of Israel. Ben-hadad king of Syria liath sent ine 10 27 And he waikca ia ine way of the house thee, saying, shall I recover of this disease? of Alab), and ca eril in the sight of the

10 And Elisha said unto bin, Go, çay LURD), as did the house of Ahab: for he was auto him, Thou mayest certainly recover"; fue son-in-law of the house of Ahab, howbell the LORD bath shewed me that he 28 S Aud ne went with Joram the son of shall surely die.

Ahab to the war against flazael king of 11 And he settled liis countenance sted - Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syriaris fasuly, until he was ashamed, and the man wounded Jorain. of God wept.

49 And king Joram went back to be heal

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edia Jezreet of the words which the Syri-, be your minds, then let none go forth nor es: ons bad given him at Ramalı, when he cape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel. fouglit against Hazael king of Syria: and 16 9 So Jelu roile in a chariot, and went tu Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah Jezreel: (for Joram lay there.) And Abaziah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in king of Judahwas come down to see Joram. Jezreel, because he was sick.

17 And there stood a watclimaa on the CIP. 1X.

lower in Jezreel, and le spied the company A ND Elisha the projet cailed one of the of Jehu as lip caine, and said, I sre a coni

children of the prophets, and said unto pany. And Joranı said, Take an horseman, liim, gird up thy loins, and take this box of and send to meet them, and let liiin say, 1s oil in Oune liand, and goic liainoih-gilead : il peace?

And when thou comest thither, look out 18 Se there went one on horseback to incer there Jeliu tiie son of Jeloslimphai, the son of him, and said, Thus saith the king,/sit peace Nimshi, and go.., and make liim arise up And Jelu said, What last thou to do with from among his brewaren, and carry him to peace? tuin thee behind me. And the watcise an inner chamber;

man told, saying, The messenger came to 3 Then take the box of oil, und pour il on them, but he cometh not again. his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD), I 19 Then be sent out a second on lorseback have anointed thee king over Israel. then whiclı came to them, and said, Tlits salib the open the door, and flee, and tarry not. king, Is it peace? And Jenu answered,

41 So the young man, eren the young Wiat last thou to do with peace? tum thee man the prophel, wen 10 Ramot-gilead.

behind me. 5 And ivhen he came, bebold, the captains 20 And the watchman told, saying, le of the liost were sitting : and lie said, I have came even unto them, and cometh not again : an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu and the driving is like the driving of Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, Tollie son of Nimsbi; for be driveth furiously. thiec, O captain.

21 And Joram said, Make ready. And his 6 And lie arose, and went into the house; chariot was made ready: And Joram king and he poured the oil on his head, and said of Israel, and Ahazial king of Judah, went unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Is-out, eaclı in his chariot, and they went out rael, I have anointed thee king over the against Jeliu, and met him in the portion of peopie of the Lord, eren over Israel. Naboth the Jezreelite.

7 And thou shalt smite the house of Alab 22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw thy master, that I may avenge the blood of Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And my servants the prophets, and the blood of he answered, What peace, so long as die all the servants of the Lord), at the land of whoredoins of thy mother Jezebel, and lier Jezebel.

witchcrafts, are so many ? 8 For the whole house of Alab shall perishi; 23 And Jorain turned his liauds, and fed, and I will cut off from Abah liim that pisseth and said to Ahazialı, There is treachery, I against the wall, and him that is slut up and Ahaziah : left in Israel.

24 And Jehu drew a bow with bis full 9 And I will make the house of Alab like strength, and smote Joram between hi: the liouse of Jeroboam the son of Nelat, and arms, and the arrow went out at lis lieart, like the house of Baasha the son of Alijah. and be sok down in bis chariot.

10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the 25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar bis captain, portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to Take up, and cast him in the portion of the bury her. And he opened the door, and fed. field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember

11 1 Then Jehu came forth to the servants how that, when I and thou rode together al. of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all ter Ahab liis father, the Lord laid this bur well? wherefore came this mad fellow to den upon him ; thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the 26 Surely Iliave seen yesterday the bloud man, and his communication.

of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith 12 And they said, It is false; tell us now. the LORD; and I will requite thee in this plat, And he said, Thus and thus spake lie to me, saith the Lord. Now tlierefore take and casi taying, Thus saith te LORD, I have anoint- him into the plat of ground, according to the ed thee king over Israel.

word of the Lori. 13 Then they basted, and lock every man; 27 | But wien Aliaziah the king of Judah bis garment, and put it under him on the top saw this, lie Aed by the way of the garden of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, say- Louse : and Jehur followedalier him,and said, ing, Jebu is king:

Smite hinn also in the chariot. And they did 14 So Jelu the son of Seloshapliat, the son so at the going up to Gur, which is by Ibof Nimshi, conspired against Joram : (now leam: and he fled to Megiddo, and died there. Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, lie and all 28. And lis servants carried bim in a chaIsrael, because of Hazael king of Syria : rint lo Jerusalem, and buried him in his see

15 But king Joram was returned to be pulclire with his fathers in the city of David. healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the 29 And in the eleventh year of Joram the Syrians bad given liim, when he fought with son of Ahab began Ahaziab to reign over

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