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forr ne unnt again to meet him, and told God my lord ucre with the prophel liial him, saring. The child is not awaked. Tin Samaria! for he would recover lim of his

32 And when Elisha was come into the leprosy, house, hehold, the child was dead, anu laid *4 And one went in, and told his lord, says Epon his bed.

ing, 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 prayed unto the LORN. 5 And the king of Syria said, Co to, go,

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

35 Then he returned, and waiked in die Israel, saying, Now, when this letter is come house to and fro; and went up, and stretched unto thee, behold, I liave therewith sent Vaa. bine! upon him: and the child speezed man my servant to thee, that thou mayest seren times, and the child opened his eyes. recover him of bis leproxy.

36 And lie called Gehazi, and aid, 'Call 7 And it came to pass, wiien the king of lluis Shunammile. So be called her: and Israel had read the lettr, that he rent his when she was come in to him, lie said, clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and ic 'I ike up thy son.

make alive, that this man doch send und 37 Then she went in, and sell at his feet, me to recorrer a man of his leprosy: libere arid bowed herself in the ground, and took fore consider, I pray you, and see how ki up hier son, and went out.

seeketh a quarrel against me. 30! And Elisha came again to (igal and 81 And it was so, when Elisha ile mano there uus a deartis in the land; and the sons God had heard that the king of braei lad of the prophets uere sitting before him: and rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, say he sau unto his servant, Set on thie groaling, "berezire ba't thou rent thy clothes ? pol, and seethe pottage for the sons of the lei lim cone now to me, and he si all know prophets.

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

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

saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, 40 So they poured out for the men to eat and the Rest shall come again to thee, and and it came to pass, as diey were caring of thou shall be clean. the pottage, that they cried oul, and sairi, o !! But Naaman was wrotlı,and wentawar, thou man of God, liierr 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 he said, Then bring ineal: and lie name of the Lord his God, and strike his cast it into the pot; and lie said, l'our oui Lnd over the place, and recover the leper. for the people, ihat they may eat: and there 21? Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of was no harm in the pol.

Tha:cus, beller than ail the waters of Is. 49 11 And there came a man from Baol.del: may i not wa-hin them, and be clean? shalisha, and brouglit the man of God !read So he turned, and went away in a rage. or the first-fruits, lwenty leaves of barley, and 13 And his servants came near, and spake full ears of corn in the lusk thereof: and be unin liim, and said, My faiber, if the pro said, Give unto the people, that they may eal.plier bad bid thee do some great thing,

13 Aniliis servitor said, What! should I wouldest thou not liave done it low mo sel this before an bundred men: He said railer tien when he said to thee, Ilasing again, Give the people, that they may eat: and be clean? for thuis saith the Lord, Tney shall eat, and 14 Then wen! hic down, and dipped liim. snall leare lheres

self seven times in Jordan, according to the 44 So be set it before them, and tliev did saying of the man of God: and bistleshcame eat, and leti thereof, according to the word again like unto the flesh ol a little child, and of the LORD).

be was clean. CHAP. V.

151 And he returned to the man of God, king of Syria,' was a great man with his before lim: and he said, Behoki, now I know master, and honourable; because hy bim the that there is no God in all live carth but in Lorp liad given deliverance unto Syria: de Israel; new therefore, I pray thee, take a was also a mighty man in valour; hul he was blessing orthy servant. & ieper.

16 But he said, us the Lori liveth, beivre 2'ind the Svrians had gone out big coin- whom | stam, I will receive none. And panies, and had brought away captive out of he irged him to take il: but he refused ibe land of Isracia litile maid; and she wail 17 Aud Naaman said, Shall there not then. ed on Naainan's wife.

I pray thee, he given to th y servanliw mules S And she said uu!o her mistress, Would!biruier of earthi : for thy servant will lience

furth oser neiilar burnt-oTering nor sacrificelic? And lie sliewed him the place., Aud he anto other gods, but !o lhe LORI). cut down a stick, and ca t il in thither; and

18 In this thing the LORD parlou thy ser- the iron did swiin. vant, that when my master goeth into the 7 Therefore said he, Take il np to thee. bonse of Riminou io Worship there, and he And le put on his hand, and took it. eaneth on iny lian), and I bow myself in 8 STheo the king of Syria warred against he house of Rimmon: when I bow down Israel, and took counsel with his servants, myself in the house of Riminon, the LORD saying, In such and sucli a place shall be përdon tl:y servant in this thing.

camp: 19 And he said umo lim, Gv in peace. So 9 And the man of God sent unto tie ling be departed from in a little way. of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not

20. But Gebazi, ille spriant oi' Elisha :he such a place ; for thither the Syrians are man of Cod, saill, Behold, my master hath coine down. pareil Naainan tliis Syrian, in rot receiving 10 And the king of Israel sent to the place ti bis land that which he brougnt; but, which the man of God told hi:n and warned the Lord liveth, i will run after him, and bim of, and saved hiinse!fuere, no! once nor iake somewhat of lim.

twice. | So Gelazi followed after Naaman: and 11 11 Therefore the weart of the king of when Saaman saw him running aller bin, Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and ne ligiited down from ile chariot 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 22 And he said, All is well. My master king of Israel? hath sont ine, saying, Behold, even now 12 And one of liis servants said, Nove, there be coine 10 me from monnt Epliraimi my lord, O king: but Filista, the prophet that {wo young men of the sons of the prophets : is in Israel, telleth the king or' Israel the give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and words that thou speakest in thy bed-chamler. wo changes of garmeuls.

13 And he said, Go and spy where he is, 23 And Naaman said, Be content, take that I may send and feel niin. And it was Iwo laleuts, And le urged lia, and bound told biin, saying, Behold, he is in Dorlian. (wo talents of silver in two hags, with two 14 Therefore sent be thither horses, and planges of garments, and laid them upon chariots, and a great lost: and they caine Two of his servants; and they bare them be- hy night, and compassed the city about lore liin.

151 And when the servant of the man of 21 And when he came to the tower, be God was risen early, and gone forth, behoid, look them from their band, and bestowed an host compassed the city both with horses them in the house; and lie let the men go, and chariots: and his servant said unto tiin, and they departed.

Alas, my master! how shall we do? 25 But he went in, and stood before his 16 And he answeredt, Fear not: for they master: and Elisha said unto bim, Whence that be with us are inore than they ihat be :omest thor, Ciebiazi? And lie said, Thy with them. iervant went no whither.

17 And Elisha prayed, and said, Lorn, 6 and he said unto him, Went not mine I pray thiep, open liis eyes, that he may sce. grart with thee, when the man turned again and the Lord opened the eyes of the young from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to man; and lie saw: and, behold, the moun Peceive inoney, and to receive garments, and liain was full of horses and chariots of fire pliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and round about Elixia. Oxen, and inen-ervanis, and maid-servants? 15 11 And when they came down to him,

27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall Elisha prayed unto ile LORD, and said, cleave 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 emote them with blindness, is white as soow.

according to the word of Elisha. CHAP. VÌ.

19 And Elisha said unto them, This is not ND the sons of the prophets said unto the way; neither is this the city; follow me, we dwell with thee is too strait for us. seek. But le led them to Samaria.

? Let us go, we pray thee, unto jordan, 20 And it came to pass, when they were and take thence every man a beain, and let come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, his 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 one said, Be content, I pray tbee, they saw; and, behold, they were in the and go with thy servants. And he answered, midst of Samaria.

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

5 But as one was selling a heam, the axe 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smile head fell into the water: and he cried, and then . wouldest thou smile those whom thou çaid, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. hası taken captive with tiny sword and with si and the man of God said, Where felilthy now? Set bread and water before them,

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

host of the Syrians: if they save us alise, we 23 And he prepared great provision for shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die thein: and wlicn they had eaten and drunk, 5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go he sent thein away, and they went to their unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they master. So the bands 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 And it came to pass after this, that 6 For the Lord had made the host of the Ben-lacad king of Syria gathered all lis 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 Iittites, and the kings of the Egyp ver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's tians, ic come upon us. dung for five pieces or silver.

7 1 herefore ihey arose, and red in the 26 11 And as the king of Israel was pass- twilight, and left their tells, and their horses, ng by upon the wall, there cried a woman and their asses, even the camp as it was, and unto liim, saying, Help, my lorci, O king! fied for their life.

7 And he sail, If the LORD do not lielp And when these Inpers came to the ulterthee, whence shall I help thee? out of the most part of the camp, they went into one hari-fluor, or vut of the wine-preso? tent, and did cat and drink,and carried thence

23 And the king said unto hier, Wlbal ailetlı silver, and gold, and rainent, and went and thee? And sie answered, This woman said hid it; ancame again, and entererlinto an. unto ine, Give tiy son, that we may eat hint ouler teni, and carried thence also, and to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow, went and hid it.

29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: 9 Then they said one to another, le do and I said unto hier on the next day, Give not weil: this day is a day of good tidings, thy son, thai we may eat bin; and she hath and we hold our peace; if we carry til: ilic hid her son.

inorning-liglie, soine inischief will come up30 11 An it came to pass, when the king on us: now therefore come, that we may go beard the words of the woman, that be rent and tell the king's household. his clothes ; and be passed by upon the wall, 10 So they came, and called unto the por and the people looked, and, behold, he had ter of the ciiy; and they told thein, saying, sackclouhı within upon !iis flesli.

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

the tents as they were. 32 But Elisha sat in liis house, and the el 11 And he called the porters, and they told ders sat with him; and the king sent a man it to the king's house within. from before liin: but, ere the messenger came 12 I And the king arose in the niglit, and to him, he said to the elders, See ye low this said unto his servants, I will now sliew you, son of a murderer hauhi 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 ai 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 wbile he yet talked with them, be 13 And one of his servants answered arid hold, the messenger came down unto lim; said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD horses that remain, which are left in the city, wliat shouid 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, Viey are Lord); Thus saith the Lord, To-mor- are consuined, and let us send and see. row, about this time, shall a measure of fine 14 They took therefore two chariot horses; Aour be sold for a shekel, and iwo measures and the king sent after the host of ilie 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 Jordan; leaned, answered the man of God, and said, and, lo, all the way was full of garments and Behold, if the LORD would make windows vessels, vich the Syrians bad cast away in heaven, mighiehistling be? And he said, in their haste: and the messengers returned, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but and told the king. shal: not eat thereof.

16 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 to another, Why sit we here until we die? measures of barley for a shekel, according

4. If wesay, We will enter into the city, then to t'ie word of the LORD. die famine is in the city, and we shall die 17 And the king appointed the loru, on liicre : and if we sit still here, we die also./ wse land be leaned. to have the charge or

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he gate: and the people trude rupun bim in 12 And Uazael said, Why weepeth my die gate, and lie died, as the man of God lord? And be answered, Because I know lhe bail sail, who spake wisen the king came evil that thou will do tiv ihe children of Isdown to him.

rael: their strong holds wilt llou set con fire, 18 And it came to pass, as the man of God and their young men wilt thou slay with the had spoken to the king, saying, Two nen sword, and wili da-li teir children, and rip sires of barley for a shekel, and a measure up their women witli child. of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to-inorrow, 13 And Hazael said, But what! is thy serabout this time, in ihe gate of Samaria : came a dom, liat de slould do this great thing? VIP,

19 And that lord answered the man of God, And Elislia answered, The Lorii batu slies and said, Now, behold, if the Lord should led me that thou shall be king over Syria.

42 make wildows in heaven, might such a thing 14 So he departed from Elisha, and came se? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it in his master; who said to him, What said nith thine eyes, but shalt not car thereof. Elisha io thee? And he answered, He told

20 And so it fell out unto him; for the peo- me that thou shouldest surely recover. ple urode upon hiin in the gate, and he died. 15 And it caine to pass on the morrow, CHAP. VIII.

that lie took a thick cloth, and dipped it in whose son lie bad restored to life, say-dicu: and Hazael reigned in lis stead.

, he ing, Arise, and go thou and thine household, 16 ! And in die filth year of Joram the and sojourn whicresoever thou canst sojourn: Son of Ahab king of Israel, Jeliosłaphial befor the Lord hail cailed for a famine; and ing then king of Judah, Jelioram the son of t shall also come upon the land seven years. Jelioshiaphat king of Judali began to reign.

2 And the woman arose, and did after the 17 Thirty and two years old was he wlien
aying of the man of God; and she went with he began io reign; and lie reigned eigha
er household, and sojourned in the land of ycars in Jerusalein.
e Philistines seven years.

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

of And the king talked with Gehazi, thie for David bis servant's sake, as lie promised servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, him to give hiin always a liglit, and to liis ! pray thee, all the great things that Elisha children. haib done.

20 $ In liis days Edom revolted from us 5 and it came to pass, as l.e was telling the der the land of Judali, and made a king king how lie had restored a dead body to over themselves. life, that, behold, the woman, whose soji lic) A So Joram went over to Zair, and all had restored to life, cried to the king for her the chariots with hinı; a nd le rose by nigli, Jiouse, and for her land. And Gelazi said, and smote the Idomiles which compassed My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this him about, and the captains of the chariots : is hier son, whom Elisha restored to life. and the people Aed into their tents.

6 And when the king asked the woman, she 12 let Edom revolted from under tie told him. So the king appointed unto her a land of Judah unto inis day. Then Libnah certain officer, saying, Restore all that was revolted at the same tine. bers, and all ile fruits of the field, since the 23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and day that she leli the land, even until now. all that he dic, are iney not written in the

Í l And Elisha came to Damascus; and booli of the Cironic.es of the kings of Judalı? Ben-hadad the king of Syria vas sick : and 24 And Joram slept with his lathers, and it was told liim, saying, I le man of God is was buried wanasters in the city of Datome biller.

vid: and Alaziai vis son reigned in his stead. 3 And the king sail unto Ilazael, Take a 5 ! In the twelfth year of Joram the so:1 present in thine liand, and 60, meet the map of slal king of Israel, did Ahazial, the son of God, and enquire of the Lord by him, of Jeboram king of Jucah begin :o reign. saying, Shail I recover of this disease? 20 Two ang twenty year's wii was Aliazi.

9 So Hazael went to meet liim, and took a alı when he began to reign; and he reigned present with him, even of every good thing of one year in Jerusalem: and his mother's Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came name rrus Athaliah, the daughter of Omri and stood before him, and said, Thy sou king of Israel. Ben-hadad king of Syria liath sent ine lo 27 And he waica ia ine way of the louse thee, saying, sliall I recover of this disease? of Alab), ann ca evil in the sight of the

10 And Elisha said unto bin, Go, çay LURD, as did the liouse of Abab: for he was auto him, Thou mayest certainly recover; ue son-in-law of the house of Ahab. howbed the LORD bath shewed ine diay be 28 % And ne went with Joram the son of shall surely die.

Ahab w the war against Hazael king of 11 And he sculed liis countenance sted Syria in Ramoth-gilead; and the Syriaris fasuly, until he was ashamed, and the man wounded Joram. or God wept.

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edia Jezreei of the womads wricht.e Syri-, be your minds, then let none go forti nor es ans had given him at Ramall, when he cape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel. fouglit against Hazael king of Syria: and 16 So Jebu roile in a chariot, and went lu 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 Judaliwas coine down to see Joram. Jezreel, because he was sick.

17 And there stood a watclimai on the CUP. IX.

tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company cluildren of the propiets, and said unto pany. And Jorani said, Take an horseman, him, gid up thin luins, and take this box of and send to meet them, and let him say, ls oil in Ume liand, and goic Ramot-gilead : it peace?

And when thou comest thither, look out 18 So there went one on liorseback to meet toere Jeliu ue son of Jehosliaphai, the son of him, and said, Thus saith the king,Isit peace? Nimshi, and go..), and make lim arise up And Jelu said, What last thou to do with from among his brezoren, and carry him to peace: tunitiee behind me. And the mattire an inner clamber;

man told, saying, The messenger came to 3 Then take the box of oil, und pour it on them, but he cometh not again. liis lead, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I 19 Then be sent out a second on liorseback diave anointed iiee king over Israel. then which came to them, and said, Thus saith the open the door, and fee, 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 prophee, wen 10 Ramcıb-gilead.

behind me. 5 And when he came, behold, the captains 20 And the watchiman told, saying, le of the liost were situing i and lie said, I have came even unto them, and cometh not again : an errand 10 thee, captain. And Jehu and the driving is like the driving of Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And hie suid, To the son of Nimsbi; for be driveth furiously. thee, O captain.

21 Aud Joram said, Make ready. And bis 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 Ahaziah king of Judali, went unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of Is-out, each in his chariot, and they went out rael, I have anointed thee king over the against Jelin, 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 Jeliu, iliat he said, Is it peace, Jehu ? And my servants the propliets, and the blood on he answered, Whiat peace, so long as the all the servants of the Lori, at the land of whoredbins of thy moilier Jezebel, and lier Jezebel.

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

21 And Jehu drew a bow with his full 9 And I will make the house of Aliab like strength, and smote Joram between his the house of Jeroboam the son of Neat, and arms, and the arrow went out at lois heart, like the house o? Baasha the son of Abijah. 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 10 Take up, and cast him in the portion of the bury her. And he opened the door, and tied. field of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember

11 i Then Jehu came forth to the servants how that, when I and thou rode together alof his lord: and one said unto him, Is all ter Alab liis father, the LORD laid this bur well ? wlierefore came this mad fellow to den upon him ; thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the 20 Surely I have 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 therefore take and casi taying, Thus saith the Lord, I have anoint-him into the plat of ground, according to the ed thee king over Israel.

word of the Lorn. 13 Then they basted, and lock every man; 27 1 But when Abaziali the king of Judah bis garment, and put it under him on the top isaw this, lie fled by the way of the garden of the stairs, and blew witli trumpets, say- house: and Jehu followediafier bin,and said, ing, Jehu is king:

Smile him also in the chariot. And they did 14 So Jehu the son of Seltoshapliat, the son so at the going up to Gur, which is by lbof Nimsli, conspired against Joram : (now leam: and he fled to Megiddo, and died ibere. Joram had kepe Ramoth-gilead, he and al 28. And his servants carried him in a cha. Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria : riot lo Jerusalem, and buried him in his se

15 But king Joram was returned to be pulchre 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 him, when he fought with son of Abab began Ahaziab to reign over Hazael king of Syria :) and Jelu said, If it Judah,

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