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324 Gehazi smitten with leprosy. II. KINGS. Elisha maketh iron to sstiin. And he urged him to take it ; but he re- ! 2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, fused.

and take thence every man a beam, and 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not let us make us a place there, where we then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. two mules burthen of earth? for thy ser- 3 And one said, Be content, I pray thee, vant will henceforth offer neither burnt- l and go with thy servants. And he anoffering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but swered, I will go. unto the LORD.

14 So he went with them. And when they 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy I came to Jordan, they cut down wood.. servant, that when my master goeth into |5 But as one was felling a beam, the the house of Rimmon to worship there, lax head fell into the water: and he cried, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow and said, Alas, master! for it was bor myself in the house of Rimmon: when I | rowed. bow down myself in the house of Rim- il 6 And the man of God said, Where fell mon, the LORD pardon thy servant in it? And he shewed him the place. And this thing.

he cut down a stick, and cast it in thith19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. || er; and the iron did swim. So he departed from him a little way. 7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee.

20 q But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha And he put out his hand, and took it. the man of God, said, Behold, my master 89 Then the king of Syria warred ahath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not gainst Israel, and took counsel with his receiving at his hands that which he servants, saying, In such and such a place brought : but as the Lord liveth, I will shall be my camp. run after him, and take somewhat of him. 9 And the man of God sent unto the

21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou And when Naaman saw him running after I pass not such a place ; for thither the him, he lighted down from the chariot to Syrians are come down. meet him, and said, Is all well ?

10 And the king of Israel sent to the 22 And he said, All is well. My master place which the man of God told him and hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now warned him of, and saved himself there, there be come to me from mount Ephraim not once nor twice. two young men of the sons of the prophe | 11 Therefore the heart of the king of ets : give them, I pray thee, a talent of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; silver, and two changes of garments. and he called his servants, and said unto

23 And Naaman said, Be content, take them, Will ye not shew me which of usis *two talents. And he urged him, and bound for the king of Israel? two talents of silver in two bags, with 12 And one of his servants said, None, two changes of garments, and laid them my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet upon two of his servants; and they bare that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel them befcre him.

the words that thou speakest in thy bed 24 And when he came to the tower, he chamber. took them from their hand, and bestowed 13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is, them in the house: and he let the mengn, that I may send and fetch him. And it and they departed.

was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Do25 But he went in, and stood before I than. his master : and Elisha said unto him, 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and Whence conust thou Gehazi ? and lie chariots, and a great host: and they came said, Thy servant went no wlither.. by night, and compassed the city about.

06 And he said unto him, Went not . 15 And when the servant of the man of mine heart with thee, when the man turn- | God was risen early, and gone forth, beed again from his chariot to meet thee? Is hold, an host compassed the city both with it a time to receive money, and to receive | horses and chariots. And his servant garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall and sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, lwe do? and maid-servants ?

16 And he answered, Fear not: for they 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman that be with us are more than they that be shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed with them. for ever. And he went out from his pres- 1 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, ence a leper as white as snow.

I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may CHAP. VI.

see. And the LORD opened the eyes of 1 Elisha causeth iron to swim. 8 He dis- the young man; and he saw: and behold,

closeth the king of Syria's counsel ; 18 the mountain was full of horses and char

and smileth his army with blindness. iots of fire round about Elisha. AND the sons of the prophets said unto 18 And when they came down to him,

A Elisha, Behold now, the place where Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, we dwell with thee is too strait for us. ll Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindThe Syrians smitten with blindness. CHAP. VII. Their sudden flight. 325 sress. And he smote them with blindness / sound of his master's feet behind him? 2ccording to the word of Elisia.

33 And while he vet talked with them, 19 F And Elisha said unto them, This is behold, the messenger came down unto not the way, neither is this the city: fol- him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of low me and I will bring you to the man the LORD; what should I wait for the whom ye seek. But he led them to Sa- LORD any longer? maria.

CHAP. VII. ,20 And it came to pass, when they | 1 Elisha prophesieth incredible plenty inz were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Samaria. 17 The unbelieving lord is LORD, open the eyes of these men, that trodden to death. they may see. And the LORD opened | THEN Elisha said, Hearye the word their eyes, and they saw ; and behold, 1 l of the LORD ; Thus saith the LORD, they were in the midst of Samaria. 1 To-morrow about this time shall a meas

21 And the king of Israel said unto El- | ure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and sha, when he saw them, My father, shall two measures of barley for a shekel, in I smite.them ? shall I smite them? the gate of Samaria.

22 And lie answered, Thou shalt not 2 Then a lord on whose hand the king smite them i wouldest thou smite those leaned answered the man of God, and said, whom thou hast taken captive with thy | Behold, if the LORD would make winsword and with thy bow,? set bread and dows in heaven, might this thing be? And water before them, that they may eat and he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine drink, and go to their master.

eyes, but shalt not eat thereof. 23 And he prepared great provision 3 | And there were four leprous men for them: and when they had eaten and at the entering in of the gate; and they drunk, he sent them away, and they went said one to another, Why sit we here unto their master. So the bands of Syria | til we die? came no more into the land of Israel. 4 If we say, We will enter into the city,

24 And it came to pass after this, that then the famine is in the city, and we Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his shall die there : and if we sit still here, we host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. lie also. Now therefore come, and let.

25 And there was a great famine in us fall unto the host of the Syrians : if Samaria : and behold, they besieged it, they save us alive, we shall live ; and if until an ass's head was sold for fourscore || they kill us, we shall but die. prices of silver, and the fourth part of a 5 And they rose up in the twilight to cab of doves dung for five pieces of silver. | go into the camp of the Syrians : and

26 And as the king of Israel was passing when they were come to the uttermost by upon the wall, there cried a woman part of the camp of Syria, behold, there unto lim, saying, Help, my lord, ( king. was no man there.

27 And he said, If the Lord do not help | 6 For the Lord had made the host of thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and barn-floor, or out of the wine-press? a noise of horses, even the noise of a great

28 And the king said unto her, What host; and they said one to another, Lo, aileth thee? And she answered, This the king of Israel hath hired against us woman said unto me, Give thy son, that the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of ve may eat him to-day, and we will eat | the Egyptians, to come upon us. Bi son to-morrow,

7 Wherefore they arose and fied in the 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat twilight, and left their tents, and their him : and I said unto her on the next | horses, and their asses, even the campas day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: it was, and fled for their life. and she hath' hid her son.

8 And when these lepers came to the 30 And it came to pass, when the king | uttermost part of the camp, they went inheard the words of the woman, that he || to one tent, and did eat and drink, and rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the carried thence silver, and gold, and rai. wall, and the people looked, and behold, || ment, and went and hid it ; and came he had sackcloth within upon his fesh. again, and entered into another tent, and

31 Then he said, Gal do so and more carried thence also, and went and hid it. also to me, if the head of Elisha the son 9 Then they said one to another, We do of Shaphat shall stand on him this day. not well : this day is a day of good tidings,

32 But Elisha sat in his house, and the and we hold our peace : if we tarry till elders sat with him; and the king sent a the morning light, some mischief will come man from before him : but ere the mes- upon us : now therefore come, that we şenger came to him, he said to the elders, I may go and tell the king's household. See ye how this son of a murderer hath 10 So they came and called unto the sent to take away mine head? look, when || porter of the city ; and they told them, the messenger cometh, shut the door, and saying, We came to the camp of the Syrbold him tast at the door : is not the Hians, and behold, there was no man there, 226 Great plenty in Sumaria. II. KINGS. The Shunamue's land restored. neither voice of man, but horses tied, and I 2 And the woman arose, and did after asses tied, and the tents as they were. ll the saying of the man of God and she

11 And he called the porters, and they went with her household, and sojourned told it to the king's house within.

in the land of the Philistines seven years. 12 F And the king arose in the night, and 3 And it came to pass at the seven said unto his servants, I will now shew years end, that the woman returned out you what the Syrians have done to us, of the land of the Philistincs : and she

They know that we be hungry; therefore went forth to cry unto the king for her have they gone out of the camp, to hide house, and for her land. themselves in the field, saying, When they 4 And the king talked with Gehazi the come out of the city, we shall catch them servant of the man of God, saying, Tell alive, and get into the city.

me, I pray thee, all the great things that 13 And one of his servants answered | Elisha hath done. and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five 1 5 And it came to pass, as he was tellof the horses that remain, which are left | ing the king how he had restored a dead in the city, (behold, they are as all the body to life, that belold, the woman, whose multitude of Israel that are left in it: be- son he had restored to life, cried to the hold, I say, they are even as all the mul- | king for her house and for her land. And titude of the Israelites that are consum Gehazi said, My lord, 0 king, this is the ed:) and let us send and see.

woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha 14 They took therefore two chariot | restored to life. horses; and the king sent after the host 6 And when the king asked the womof the Syrians, saying, Go and see. an, she told him. So the king appointed

15 And they went after them unto Jor- unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore dan: and lo, all the way was full of all that was hers, and all the fruits of the garments and vessels, which the Syrians field since the day that she left the land had cast away in their haste. And the even until now. messenger's returned, and told the king. 7 And Elisha came to Damascus ;

16 And the people went out, and spoil- and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick; ed the tents of the Syrians. So a measure and it was told him, saying, The man of of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two God is come hither. measures of barley for a shekel, accord- 8 And the king said unto Hazael, Take ing to the word of the LORD.

a present in thine hand, and go, meet the 17 || And the king appointed the lord man of God, and inquire of the LORD by on whose hand he leaned to have the him, saying, Shall I recover of this discharge of the gate : and the people trode ease? upon him in the gate, and he died, as the 9 So Hazael went to meet him, and man of God had said, who spake when took a present with him, even of every the king came down to him.

good thing of Damascus, forty camels 18 And it came to pass as the man of burden, and came and stood before him, God had spoken to the king, saying, and said, Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria Two measures of barley for a shekel, hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I reand a measure of fine flour for a shekel, cover of this disease? shall be to-morrow about this time in the 10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say gate of Samaria :

| unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: 19 And that lord answered the man of howbeit, the LORD hath shewed me, that God, and said, Now, behold, if the Lord he shall surely die. should make windows in heaven, might 11 And he settled his countenance such a thing be? And he said, Behold, steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt the man of God wept. not eat thereof.

12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my 20 And so it fell out unto him : for the lord ? And he answered, Because I know people trode upon him in the gate, and he the evil that thou wilt do unto the chil. died.

dren of Israel : their strong holds wilt CHAP. VIII.

thou set on fire, and their young men wilt 1 The Shunamite hath her land restored. thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash

15 Hazael killeth his master, and suc their children, and rip up their women credeth him. 16 Jehoram's wicked with child. rrign. 24 Ahaziah succeedeth him. 13 And Hazael said, But what, is thy THEN spake Elisha unto the woman, servant a dog, that he should do this great

1 whose son he had restored to life, thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD saying, Arise, and go thou and thine hath shewed me that thou shalt be king household, and sojourn wheresoever thou over Syria, canst sojourn: for the Lord hath called U 14 So he departed from Elisha, and for a famine; and it shall also conte upon came to his master; who said to him, the land seven years.

What said Elisha to thee? And he an.

Hazad killeth Ben-hadad. Cap. IX. ' Jehu quainted king. 327 swered, He told me that thou shouldest || Judah went down to see Joram the son of surely recover.

|| Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick. 15 And it came to pass on the morrow,

CHAP. IX. that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it l 1 Jehu is anointed. 11 He killeth Joranı in water, and spread it on his face, so that in the field of Naboth. 30 Jezebel eater he died : and Hazael reigned in his stead. by dogs.

16 | And in the fifth year of Joram AND Elisha the prophet called one of the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehosha n the cluildren of the prophets, and phat being then king of Judah, Jehoram said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah be take this box of oil in thine hand, and go gan to reign.

| to Ramoth-gilead : 17 Thirty and two years old was he 2 And when thou comest thither, look when he began to reign ; and he reigned out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat eight years in Jerusalem.

the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make 18 And he walked in the way of the || him arise up from among his brethren, kings of Israel, as did the house of and carry him to an inner chamber; Ahab : for the daughter of Ahab was 3 Then take the box of oil, and pourit on his wife : and he did evil in the sight of his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, the LORD.

I have anointed thee king over Israol. 19 Yet the LORD would not destroy Ju Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not. dah for David his servant's sake, as he | 4 So the young man, even the young promised him to give him always a light, man the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead. and to his children.

5 And when he came, behold, the cap20 f In his days Edom revolted from tains of the host were sitting, and he said, under the hand of Judah, and made a || I have an errand to thee, () captain. king over themselves.

And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? So Joram went over to Zair, and And he said, To thee, O captain. all the chariots with him; and he rose by 6 And he arose and went into the night and smote the Edomites which || house; and he poured the oil on his compassed him about, and the captains || head, and said unto him, Thus saith the of the chariots : and the people fled into | LORD God of Israel, I have anointed their tents.

thee king over the people of the LORD, 22 Yet Edom revolted from under the even over Israel. hand of Judah unto this day. Then Lib- 7 And thou shalt smite the house of nah revolted at the same time.

| Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the 23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, || blood of my servants the prophets, and and all that he did, are they not written the blood of all the servants of the LORD, in the book of the chronicles of the kings | at the hand of Jezebel. of Judah ?

8 For the whole house of Ahab shall 24 And Joram slept with his fathers, | perish ; and I will cut off from Ahab and was buried with his fathers in the him that pisseth against the wall, and city of David ; and Ahaziah his son || him that is shut up and left in Israel: reigned in his stead.

9 And I will make the house of Ahab 25 [ In the twelfth year of Joram the || like the house of Jeroboam the son of son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin son of Ahijah: to reign.

10 And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in 26 Two and twenty years old was A the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be Haziai when he began to reign ; and he none to bury her. And he opened the reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his door and fled. mother's name was Athaliah, the daugh- 11 | Then Jehu came forth to the serter of Omri king of Israel.

vants of his lord ; and one said unto him, 27 And he walked in the way of the || Is all well? wherefore came this mad filhouse of Ahab, and did evil in the sight | locv to thee. And he said unto them, Ye of the LORD, as did the house of Ahab : || know the man, and his communication. tor he was the son-in-law of the house i 12 And they said, It is false ; tell us of Ahab.

now. And he said, Thus and thus spako 29 || And he went with Joram the son of || he to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Ahab to the war against Hazael king of || I have anointed thee king over Israel. Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syrians 13 Then they hasted, and took every wounded Joram.

man his garment, and put it under him 29 And king Joram went back to be on the top of the stairs, and blew with healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the || trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. Syrians had given him at Ramah, when I 14 So Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the he fought against Hazael king of Syria. ll. son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. And shaziah the son of Jehoram king of || (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, 328 Jehu slayeth Joram.


Jezebei caien by dog!. he and all Israel, because of Hazael kingi 27 But when Ahaziah the king of Juof Syria.

Tidah saw this, he fed by the way of the 15 But king Joram was returned to be l garden house. And Jehu followed after healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the him, and said, Smite him also in the charSyrians had given him, when he fought iot. And they did so at the going up to with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu Gur, which is by Ibleam. And he fled said, If it be your minds, then let none go to Megiddo, and died there. forth nor escape out of the city to go to 28 And his servants carried him in a tell it in Jezreel.

chariot to Jerusalem, and buried him in 16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went his sepulchre with his fathers in the city to Jezreel ; for Joram lay there. And of David. Ahaziah king of Judah was come down 29 And in the eleventh year of Joram to see Joram.

the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign 17 And there stood a watchman on the over Judah. tower in Jezreel, and he spied the com 30 I And when Jehu was come to Jezpany of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a | reel, Jezebel heard of it ; and she painted company. And Joram said, Take an her face, and tired her head, and looked horseman, and send to meet them, and out at a window. let him say, Is it peace?

31 And as Jehu entered in at the gate, 18 So there went one on horseback to she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, master ? Is it peace! And Jehu said, What hast 32 And he lifted up his face to the winthou to do with peace? turn thee behind | dow, and said, Who is on my side? who? me. And the watchman told, saying, And there looked out to him two or three The messenger came to them, but he | eunuchs. cometh not again.

33 And he said, throw her down. So 19 Then he sent out a second on horse they threw her down: and some of her hack, which came to them, and said, blood was sprinkled on the wall, and on Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And the horses : and he trode her under foot. Jehu answered, What hast thou to do 34 And when he was come in, he did with peace ? turn thee behind me. eat and drink, and said, Go, see now this

came even unto them, and cometh not a- | king's daughter. gain : and the driving is like the driving | 35 And they went to bury her: but of Jeliu the son of Nimshi; for he drive il they found no more of her than the eth furiously.

scull, and the feet, and the palms of her 21 And Joram said, Make ready. And hands. his chariot was made ready. And Joram 36 Wherefore they came again, and king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah told him. And he said, This is the word went out, each in his chamot, and they | of the LORD, which he spake by his serwent out against Jehu, and met him in vant Elijah the Tishbite, saying, In the the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite. portion of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh

22 And it came to pass, when Joram of Jezebel: saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? 37 And the carcass of Jezebel shall be And he answered, What peace, so long as dung upon the face of the field in the as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel portion of Jezreel ; so that they shall not and her witchcrafts are so many ? say, This is Jezebel. 23 And Joram turned his hands, and

CHAP. X. ned, and said to Ahaziah, There is 1 Jehu causeth seveniy of Ahab's chiltreachery, O Ahaziah.

dren to be beheaded. 18 He destroyeth 24 And Jehu drew a bow with his full the worshippers of Baal, 29 yet he folstrength, and smote Jehoram between his lorveth Jeroboam's sins. arms, and the arrow went out at his AND Alab had seventy sons in Samahcart, and he sunk down in his chariot. A ria. And Jehu wrote letters, and

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his cap- sent to Samaria, unto the rulers of Jeztain, Take up, and cast him in the por- | reel, to the elders, and to them that tion of the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: || brought up Ahab's children, saying, for remember how that, when I and thou 2 Now as soon as this letter cometh to rode together after Ahab his father, the you, seeing your master's sons are with Lord laid this burden upon him;

you, and there are with you chariots and 26 Surely I have seen yesterday the horses, a fenced city also, and armour; blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, 3 Look even out the best and meetest saith the LORD; and I will requite thee in of your master's sons, and set him on his

take and cast him into the plat of ground, ll ter's house. according to the word of the Lord. 4 But they were exceedingly afraid,

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