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The Shunammite's son raised. II. KINGS.

The deadly potlage healed. son at that season that Elisha had saiù unto this Shunammite. So he called her. And her, according to the time of life.

when she was come in unto him, he said, 18 || And when the child was grown, it fell |Take up thy son. on a day, that he went out to his father to 37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, the reapers.

and bowed herself to the ground, and took 19 And he said unto his father, My head, up her son, and went out. my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him 38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And to his mother.

there was a dearth in the land; and the song 20 And when he had taken him, and brought of the prophets were sitting before him: and liin to his mother, he sat on her knees uill she said unto his servant, Set on the great noon, and then died.

pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the 21 And she went up, and laid him on the prophets. bed of the man of God, and shut the door 39 And one went out into the field to gather upon him, and went out.

herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered 22 And she called unto her husband, and thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young and shred them into the poi of pottage : for men, and one of the asses, that I may run to they knew them not. the man of God, and come again.

40 So they poured out for the men to eat. 23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to And it came to pass, as they were eating of him to-day ? it is neither new-moon, nor the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O subbath. And she said, It shall be well. thou man of God, there is death in the polo

24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her And they could not eat thereof. servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not 41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he thy riding for me, except I bid thee. cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out 25 So she went and came unto the man of for the people, that they may eat. And there God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, was no harm in the pot. when the man of God saw hier afar off, that 42 And there came a man from Baal-shahe said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yon- lisha, and brought the man of God bread of der is that Shunammite:

the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and 26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he my unto her, Is it well with thec? Is it well said, Give unto the people, that they may eat. with thy husband? Is it well with the child ? 43 And his servitor said, What should I And she answered, It is well.

set this before a hundred men? He said 27 And when she came to the man of God again, Give the people, that they may eat: to the hill, she caught him hy the feet: but for thus saith the Lord, They shall eat, and Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And shall leave thereof. the man of God said, Let her alone; for her 44 So he set it before them, and they did soul is vexed within her: and the LORD eat, and left thereof, according to the word hatb hid it from me, and hath not told me. of the LORD. 28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my

CHAP. V. ford ? did I not say, Do not deceive me? 29 Then he said to Gehazi, Girl up thy

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sent to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy. 8 loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go Elisha, sending him to Jordan, cureth him. 15 thy way: if thou ineet any man, salute hiin He refusing Naaman's gifts granteth him not; and if any salute thee, answer hiin not some of the earth. 20 Gchazi, abusing his again: and lay my staff upon the face of the master's name unto Naaman, is smitten with child.

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Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not king of Syriawas a great man with his leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. master, and honourable, because by him the

31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he laid the staff upon the face of the child; but was also a mighty man in valour, but he was there was neither voice, nor hearing. Where- a leper. fore he went again to meet him, and told him, 2 And the Syrians had gone out by compa. saying, The child is not awaked.

nies, and had brought away captive out of 32 And when Elisha was come into the the land of Israel a little maid; and she house, behold, the child was dead, and laid waited on Naaman's wife.

3 And she said unto her misti'ess, Would 33 He went in therefore, and shut the door God my lord were with the prophet that is upon them twain, and p.ayed unto the Lord. in Samaria! for he would recover himn of his

34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, leprosy. and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his 4 And one went in, and told his lord, sayeyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his ing, Thus and thus said the maid that is or hands : and he stretched himself upon the the land of Israel. child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and

35 Then he returned, and walked in the I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. house to and fro; and went up, and stretch. And he departed, and took with him ten taed himself upon him: and the child sneezed lents of silver, and six thousand pieces of Feven times, and the child opened his eyes. gold, and ten changes of raiment. 36 And he called Gehazi, and said, "Call 16 And he brought the letter to the king of

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CHAP. I. Gehazi smitten with leprosy. Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come ing at his hands that which he brought: but unto ihee, behold, I have therewith sent as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and Naaman my servant to thee, that thou may take somewhat of him. est recover him of his leprosy.

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And 7 And it came to pass, when the king of Is- when Naaman saw him running after him, rael had read the letter, that he rent his he lighted down from the chariot to meet clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to him, and said, Is all well ? make alive, that this man doth send unto me 2 And he said, All is well. My master to recover a man of his leprosy? Wherefore hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh be come to me froin mount Ephraim two a quarrel against me.

young men of the sons of the prophets: give 81 And it was so, when Elisha the man of thein, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and iwo God had heard that the king of Israel had changes of garments. rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, say- 23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two ing, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? talents. And he urged him, and bound two let him come now to me, and he shall know talents of silver in two bags, with two changes that there is a prophet in Israel.

of garments, and laid them upon two of his 9 So Naaman came with his horses and servants; and they bare them before him. with his chariot, and stood at the door of the 24 And when he came to the tower, he took house of Elisha.

them from their hand, and bestowed them in 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, the house: and he let the men go, and they saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, departed. and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and 25 But he went in, and stood before his thou shalt be clean.

master : and Elisha said unto him, Whence 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, comest thou, Gehazi ? And he said, Thy serand said, Behold, I thought, He will surely vant went no whither. come out to me, and stand, and call on the 26 And he said unto him, Went not my pame of the LORD his God, and strike his heart with thee, when the man turned again hand over the place, and recover the leper. from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time

12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of to receive money, and to receive garments, Damascus, better than all the waters of Is- and olive-yards, and vineyards and sheep, and rael ? may I not wash in them, and be clean? oxen, and men-servants, and maiu-servants ? So he turned and went away in a rage. 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall 13 And his servants came near, and spake cleave unto thee and unto thy seed for ever. unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet And he went out from his presence a leper had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest as white as snow. thou not have done it? how much rather the CHAP. VI. then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be 1 Elisha, giving leave to the young prophets 20 clean?

enlarge their dwellings, causeth iron to swim. 14 Then went he down, and dipped him 8 He discloseth the king of Syria's counsel. self seven times in Jordan, according to the

13 The army which was sent to Dothan to apsaying of the man of God: and his flesh

prehend Elisha, is smitten with blindness :

19 being brought into Samaria, they are discame again like unto the flesh of a little child,

missed in peace. 24 The famine in Samaria and he was clean).

causeth women to eat their own children. 30 15 | And he returned to the man of God, The king sendeth to slay Elisha. berared him: anda hanya ia, Behold, ndotood A Elisha, Benofd new, one place where know that there is no God in all the earth, we dwell with thee is too strait for us. but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, 2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take a blessing of thy servant.

take thence every man a beam, and let us 16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before make us a place there, where we may dwell. whom I stand, I will receive none. And he And he answered, Go ye. urged him to take it ; but he refused. 3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, and go with thy servants. And he answer. I pray thee, be given to thy servant two ed, I will go. mules' burden of earth ? for thy servant will 4'So he went with them. And when they henceforth offer neither burnt-offering nor came to Jordan, they cut down wood. sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD. 5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe. 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy ser- head fell into the water and he cried, and vant, that when my master goeth into the said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. house of Rimmon to worship there, and he 6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? Jeaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the And he shewed him the place. And he cut house of Rimmon: when I bow down my down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the self in the house of Rimmon, the LORD par- iron did swim. don thy servant in this thing.

7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So And he put out his hand, and took it. he departed from him a little

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8 | Then the king of Syria warred against 20 But Gehazi, tlie servant of Elisha the Israel, and took counsel with his servants, man of God, said, Behold, my master hath saying, In such and such a place shall be my spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiv- camp.

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The famine in Samarica. 9 And the man of God sent unto the king ria: and behold, they besieged it, until an of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of Buch a place; for thither the Syrians are silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's come down.

dung for five pieces of silver. 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place 26 And as the king of Israel was passing by which the man of God told him and warned upon the wall, there cried a woman unto himn of, and saved himself there, not once him, saying, Help, my lord, O king. por twice.

27 And he said, If the LORD do not help 11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the was sore troubled for this thing; and he call- barn-floor, or out of the wine-press? ed his servants, and said unto them, Will ye 28 And the king said unto her, What aileth pot shew me which of us is for the king of thee? And she answered, This woman said lerael?

unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat hina 12 And one of his servants said, None, my to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow. ford, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat bim : in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy that thou speakest in thy bed-chamber. son,

that we may eat him: and she hath hid 13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is, her son. that I may send and fetch him. And it was 30 ? And it came to pass, when the king told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. heard the words of the woman, that he rent

14 Therefore sent he thither forses, and his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, chariots, and a great host: and they caine and the people looked, and behold, he had by night, and coinpassed the city about. sackcloth within upon his flesh.

15 And when the servant of the man of God 31 Then he said, "God do so and more also was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Sha. bost compassed the city both with horses and phat shall stand on him this day. chariots.' And his servant said unto him, 32 But Elisha sat in his house, and the Alas, my master! how shall we do?

elders sat with him; and the king sent a man 16 And he answered, Fear not: for they from before him: but ere the messenger that be with us are more than they that be came to him, he said to the elders, See

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son a 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I away my head? look, when the messenger pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at And the LORD opened the eyes of the young the door: is not the sound of his master's feet man; and he saw: and behold, the moun- behind him? tain was full of horses and chariots of fire 33 And while he yet talked with them, beround about Elisha.

hold, the messenger came down unto him: 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this what should I wait for the Lord any longer people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he

CHAP. VII. smote them with blindness, according to the 1 Elisha prophesieth incredible plenty in Samaword of Elisha.

ria. 3 Four lepers venturing on the host of the 19 | And Elisha said unto them, This is

Syrians, bring tidings of their flight. 12 The not the way, neither is this the city: follow

king finding by spies the news to be true,

spoileth the tents of the Syrians. 17 The lord, and I will bring you to the man whom who would not believe the prophecy of plenty, ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

having the charge of the gate, trodden to 20 And it came to pass, when they were

death in the press. come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, THEN Elisha said, Hear ye the word of apien the eyes of these men, that they may the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To

And ihe LORD opened their eyes, and morrow about this time shall a measure of they saw; and behold, they were in the midst fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two meaof Samaria.

sures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of 21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, Samaria. when he saw them, My father, shall I smite 2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leanthem? shall I smite them?

ed answered the man of God, and said, Be22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite hold, if the LORD would make windows in them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou heaven, might this thing be? And he said, hast taken captive with thy sword and with Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, thy bow? set bread and water before them, but shalt not eat thereof. that they may eat and drivk, and go to their 3. And there were four leprous men at master,

the entering in of the gate: and they said onę 23 And he prepared great provision for to another, Why sit we here until we die ? them: and when they had eaten and drunk,l 4If we say. We will enter into the city, then he sent them away, and they went to their the famine is in the city, and we shall die master. So the bands of Syria came no there: and if we sit still here, we die also. more into the land of Israel.

Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the 24 And it came to pass after this, that Ben- host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die. and went up, and besieged Samaria. 5 And they rose up in the twilight to go unto 25 And there was a great famine in Sama- I the camp of the Syrians: and when they

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Sudden flight of the Syrians. CHAP. VIII. The Shunammile's land restored were come to the uttermost part of the camp sures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of Syria, behold, there was no man there. of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to-morrow

6 For the Lord had made the host of the about this time in the gate of Samaria : Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a 19 And that lord answered the man of God, noise of horses, even the noise of a great host: and said, Now, behold, if the Lord should and they said one to another, Lo, the king of make windows in heaven, might such a thing Israel hath hired against us the kings of the be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to with thine eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. come upon us.

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light, and left their tents, and their horses,

CHAP. VIII. and their asses, evev the camp as it was, and 1 'The Shunammite, having left her country secen fied for their life.

years, to avoid the forewarned famine, for 8 And when these lepers came to the utter- Elisha's miracle's sake hath her land restored most part of the camp, they went into one by the king. 7 Hazael being sent with a pretent, and did eat and drink, and carried

sent by Ben-hadad to Elisha at Damascus, thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and

after he had heard the prophecy, killeth his

master, and succeedeth him. 16 Jehoram's went and hid it: and came again, and enter

üicked reign in Judah. 20 Edom and Libnah ed into another tent, and carried thence also,

revolt. 23 Ahaziah succeedeth Jehoram. 23 and went and hid it.

Ahazial's wicked reign. 28 le visiteth Jeho 9 Then they said one to another, We do ram wounded, at Jezreel. not well: this day is a day of good tidings, TVIEN spake Elisha unto the woman, and we hold our peace: if we larry till the whose son he had restored to life, saymorning-light, some mischief will come upon ing, Arise, and go thou and thy household, us: now therefore come, that we may go and and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: tell the king's liousehold.

for the Lord hath called for a fannine; and it 10 So they came and called unto the por- shall also come upon the land seven years. ter of the city: and they told them, saying, 2 And the woman arose, and did after the We came to the camp of the Syrians, and saying of the man of God: and she weni behold, there was no man there, neither with her household, and sojourned in the voice of

man,

but horses tied, and asses tied, land of the Philistines seven years. and the tents as they were.

3 And it came to pass at the seven years' 11 And he called the porters; and they told end, that the woman returned out of the land it to the king's house within.

of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry 129 And the king arose in the night, and unto the king for her house, and for her land. said unto his servants, I will now siew you 4 And the king talked with Gehazi the serwhat the Syrians have done to us. They vant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I know that we be hungry; therefore are they pray thee, all the great things that Elisha gone out of the camp, to hide themselves in hath done. the field, saying, When they come out of the 5 And it came to pass, as he was telling the city, we shall catch them alive, and get into king how he had restored a dead body to life,

that behold, the woman, whose son he had 13 And one of his servan answered and restored to life, cried to the king for hier said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the house and for her land. And Gehazi said, horses that remain, which are left in the city, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this (behold, they are as all the multitude of Is- is her son, whom Elisha restored to life. rael that are left in it: behold, I say, they 6 And when the king asked the woman, she are even as all the multitude of the Israelites told him. So the king appointed unto her that are consumed:) and let us send and see. a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was

14 They took therefore two chariot horses; hers, and all the fruits of the field since the and the king sent after the host of the Sy- day that she left the land, even until now. rians, saying, Go and see.

77 And Elisha came to Damascus: and 15 And they went after them unto Jordan; Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick; and and lo, all the way was full of garments and it was told him, saying, The man of God is vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in come hither. their haste. And the messengers returned, 8 And the king said unto Hazael, Take a and told the king.

present in thy hand, and go, meet the man 16 And the people went out, and spoiled the of God, and inquire of the LORD by him, tents of the Syrians. So a measure of fine saying, Shall I recover of this disease? flour was sold for a shekel, apd two mea- 9 So Hazael went to meet liim, and took a sures of barley for a shekel, according to present with him, even of every good thing the word of the LORD.

of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came 17 And the king appointed the lord on and stood before lim, and said, Thy son Ben whose hand he leaned to have the charge of hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, the gate: and the people trode upon him in saying, Shall I recover of this disease ? the gate, and he died, as the man of God had 10 And Elisba said unto him, Go, say unto said, who spake when the king came down him, Thou mayest certainly recover how to him.

beit, the LORD hath shewed me, that he shall 18 And it came to pass as the man of God surely die. had spcken to the king, saying, Two mea. 11 And he settled his countenance stead

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Jehu anointed king fastly, until he was ashamed: and the man in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians of God wept.

had given him at Ramah, when he fought 12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah And he answered, Because I know the evil the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, be their strong bolds wilt thou set on fire, and cause he was sick. their young men wilt thou stay with the

CHAP. IX. sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip 1 Elisko sendeth a young prophet with instrucup their women with child.

tions to anoint Jehu ut Ramoth-gilead. 47'he 13 And Hazael said, But what! is thy ser

prophet having done his message, fleeth. 11 vant a dog, that he should do this great thing?

Jenu being made king by the soldiers, killeth

Joram in the field of Naboth. 27 Ahaziah is And Elisha answered, The Lord bath shew

slain at Gur, and buried at Jerusalem. 30 ed me that thou shalt be king over Syria. Proud Jezebel is thrown down out of a windoro,

14 So he departed from Elisha, and came and eaten by dogs. to his master; who said to him, What said ND Elisha the prophet called one of the Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told children of the prophets, and said unto me that thou shouldest surely recover. him. Gird up thy loins, and take this box of

15 And it came to pass on the morrow, that oil in thy hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead: he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, 2 And when thou comest thither, look out and spread it on his face, so that he died: there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son and Hazael reigneil in his stead.

of Niinshi, and go in, and make him arise up 16 | And in the fifth year of Joram the son from among his brethren, and carry him to of Abab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being an inner chamber; then king of Judalı, Jehoram the son of Je. 3 Then take the box of oil, and pour it on hoshaphat king of Judalı began to reign. his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I

17 Thirty and two years old was be when I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then he began to reign; and he reigned eight open the door, and fee, and tarry not. years in Jerusalem.

4 So the young man, even the young man 18 And he walked in the way of the kings the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead. of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the 5 And when he came, behold, the captains daughter of Ahal, was his wife: and he did of the host were sitting; and he said, I have evil in the sight of the LORD.

an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Judah, Unto which of ail us? And he said, To thee, for Davidl his servant's sake, as he promised O captain. him to give him always a light, and to his 6 And he arose, and went into the house; children.

and he poured the oil on his head, and said 20 In his days Edom revolteu from under to him, Thus saith the LORD God of Isthe liand of Judali, and made a king over rael, I have anointed thee king over the peothemselves.

ple of the LORD, even over Israel. 21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the 7 And thou shalt sinite the house of Alab chariots with him: and he rose by nig'ıt, thy master, that I may avenge the blood of and smote the Edomites which compassed my servants the prophets, and the blood of him about, and the captains of the chariots: all the servients of the Lord, at the hand of and the people fied into their tents.

Jezebel. 22 Yet Edom revolted from under the hand 8 For the whole house of Abab shall perish: of Judah unto this day. Then Libuah re- and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth volted at the same time.

against the wall, and him that is shut up and 23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and left in Israel : all that he did, are they not written in the 9 And I will make the house of Ahab like book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and

24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and I like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah: was buried with his fathers in the city of Da- 10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the vid; and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead. portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none 259 In the twelfth year of Joram the son of to bury her. And he opened the door, and Ahab king of Israeľ did A haziah the son of fied. Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign. 11 4 Then Jehu came forth to the servants

26 Two and twenty years old was Abaziah of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all when he began to reign; and he reigned one well? wherefore came this mad fellow to year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of man, and his communication. Israel.

12 And they said, It is false; tell us now. 27 And he walked in the way of the house And he said, "Thus and thus spake ne to me, of Ahab, and did evil in the sightof the LORD, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointas did the house of Ahab: for he was the ed thee king over Israel. wn-in-law of the house of Ahab.

13 Then they hasted, and took every man 28 And he went with Joram the son of his garment, and put it under him on the top Ahal to the war against Hazael king of of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saySyria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syrians ing, Jehu is king. wounded Joram.

14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son 29 And king Joram went back to be healed lof Nimshi, conspired against Joram. (Now

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