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this season, according to the ass, and said to her servant, time of life, thou shalt em- Drive, and go forward; slack brace a fon. And the faid, not thy riding for me, except Nay, my lord, thou man of I bid thee.. God, do not lie unto thine 25 So she went, and came handmaid. . . i unto the man of God to a 17 And the woman con- mount Carmel : and it came ceived, and bare a son at that to pass when the man of God feason that Elisha had faid saw her afar off, that he said unto her, according to the to Gehazi his servant, Betime of life. :

hold, yonder is that Shunam18 7 And when the child mite: was grown, it fell on a day | 26 Run now, I pray thee, that he went out to his father to meet her, and say unto to the reapers.

They Is it well with thee? is 19 And he said unto his it well with thy husband ? is father, My head, my head. it well with the child? And And he laid to a lad, Carry the answered, It is well. , him to his mother.

27 And when the came 20 And when he had taken to the man of God to the him, and brought him to his hill, she caught him by the mother, he sat on her knees feet: but Gehazi came near till noon, and then died. I to thrust her away. And

21 And the went up, and the man of God said, Let laid him on the bed of the her alone, for her soul is man of God, and fhut the vexed within her; and the door upon him, and went out. Lord hath hid it from me,

22 And she called unto and hath not told me. . her husband, and said, Send 28 Then ne faid, Did I me, I pray thee, one of the desire a fon of my lord? - young men, and one of the did not. I say, do not deceive ases, that I may run to the ine? man of God, and come al 29 Then he said to Gegain.

hazi, Gird up thy loins, and 23 And he said, Where-take my staff in thine hand, fore wilt thou go to him to and go thy way: if thou day? it is neither new-moon, meet any man, falute him por fabbath. And the said, not; and if any salute thee, It shall be well.

answer him not again: and 24 Then the faddled an lay my ftaff upon the face

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J and when the was come in 30 And the mother of the unto him, he said, Take up child faid, As the Lord live thy fon. eth, and as thy soul liveth, 37 Then she went in, and I will not leave thee. And I fell at his feet, and bowed he arose, and followed her. - herself to the ground, and

31 And Gehazi passed on took up her son, and went before them, and laid the out. ftaff upon the face of the 38 | And Elitha came child, but there was neither again to Gilgal, and there voice, nor hearing : where I was a dearth in the land, fore he went again to meet and the fons of the prophets him, and told him, saying, were fitting before him; and The child is not awaked. The faid unto his fervant, Set

.22 And when Elisha was on the great pot, and feethe come into the house, behold pottage for the fons of the the child was dead, and laid prophets. upon his bed. i

39 And one went out in23. He went in therefore, to the field to gather herbs. and Thut the door upon them and found a wild vine, and twain, and prayed unto the

and praved unto the gathered thereof wild gourds Lord.'

his lap full, and came and 34 And he went up, and Ihred them into the pot of lay upon the child, and put pottage: for they knew them his mouth upon his mouth, not. and his eyes upon his eyes, 40 So they poured out for and his hands upon his hands, the men to eat : and it came and he stretched himfelf up- to pass as they were eating on the child, and the flesh of of the pottage, that they the child waxed warm. cried out, and said, Othou

35 Then he returned, and man of God, there is death walked in the house to and in the pot: and they could fro, and went up, and not eat thereof. stretched himself upon him: 41 But he said, Then and the child sneezed seven bring meal: and he cast it times, and the child opened into the pot; and he said, his eyes.

Pour out for the people, that 36 And he called Gehazi, they may eat: and there was and said, Call this Shunam- no harm in the pot. mite. So he called her : 42 And there came a

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man from Baal-Ihalisha, and I leprosy. brought the man of God: 4 And one went in, and bread of the first-fruits, told his lord, saying, Thus twenty loaves of barley, and and thus said the maid that full ears of corn in the hulk is of the land of Israel. - :: thereof: and he said, Give 5 And the king of Syria unto the people, that they said, Go to, go, and I will may eat.

fend a letter unto the king 43 And his servitor said, of Israel. And he departed, What, should I set this before and took with him ten tàan hundred men? He said a- lents of silver, and fix thougain, Give the people, that fand pieces of gold, and ten they may eat: for thus faith changes of raiment. the Lord, They shall eat, 1 6 And he brought the letand shall leave thereof. ter to the king of Israel,

44 So he set it before saying, Now when this letthem, and they did eat, and ter is come unto thee, beleft thereof, according to the hold, I have therewith fent, word of the Lord.

Naaman my servant to thee,

that thou mayest recover Chap. V.

him of his leprosy. " TATOW Naaman captain 7 And it came to pass IV of the host of the king when the king of Israel had of Syria, was a great man read the letter, that he rent. with his master, and honour- his clothes, and said, Am I able, because by him the God, to kill, and to make Lord had given deliverance alive, that this man doth unto Syria : he was also a fend unto me to recover a mighty man in valour, but man of his leprosy? wherehe was a leper. . . fore consider, I pray you,

2 And the Syrians, had and see how he seeketh a gone out by companies, and quarrel againit me.. brought away captive out of 89 And it was so, when the land of Israel a little Elisha the man of God had maid, and she waited on Naa- heard that the king of Israel man's wife.

' had rent his clothes, that he 3 And she said unto her sent to the king, saying, mistress, Would God my Wherefore "halt thou rent lord were with the prophet thy clothes ? let him come that is in Samaria : for he now to me, and he thall would recover him of his know that there is a pro

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la little child, and he was 9 So Naaman came with clean. his horses, and with his cha- 15 . And he returned to riot, and stood at the door of the man of God, he and all the house of Elitha., his company, and came and

10 And Elisha sent a mel- {tood before him; and he senger unto him, saying, Go laid, Behold, now I know and wash in Jordan seven that there is no God in all times, and thy flesh shall the earth, but in Israel : now come again unto thee, and therefore, I pray thee, take thou shalt be clean. 1 a blessing of thy servant. "

u But Naaman was 10*16 But: he said, As the wroth, and went away, and Lord liveth, before whom I faid, Behold, I thought, He stand, I will receive none, will surely come out to me, And he urged him to take and stand, and call on the it, but he refused. name of the Lord his God; 17 And Naaman said, and strike his hand over Shall there not then, I pray the place, and recover the thee, be given to thy ferleper.

vant two mules burden of 12 Are not Abana and earth? for thy servant will Pharpar rivers of Damascus, henceforth offer neither better than all the waters of burnt-offering, nor facrifice Israel? may I not wash in unto other gods, but unto them and be clean? So he the Lord: turned, and went away in a 18 In this thing the Lord rage.

. . pardon thy servant, that when 13 And his fervants came my master goeth into the near, and spake unto him, house of Rimmon to worand said, My father, if the ship there, and he leaneth prophet had bid thee do fome on my hand, and I bow iny great thing, wouldest thou self in the house of Rimnot have done it? how much mon: when I bow down rather then, when he faith myself in the house of Rimto thee, Wash and be clean? |mon, the Lord pardon thy

14 Then went he down, servant in this thing. and dipped himself seven 19 And he said unto him, times in Jordan, according Go in peace. So he departed to the saying of the man of from him a little way. God: and his feln cainel. 20 . But Gehazi the feragain like unto the flesh of vant of Elisha the man of

God God said, Behold, my maf- vants, and they bare them ter hath spared Naaman this before him. Syrian, in not receiving at 24 And when he came his hands that which he to the tower, he took them brought : but as the Lord from their hand, and beliveth, I will run after him, Itowed them in the house; and take somewhat of him. and he let the men go, and ' 21 So Gehazi followed they departed. after Naaman: and when 1 25 But he went in, and Naaman saw him running Itood before his master : and after him, he lighted dowa Elisha said unto him, Whence from the chariot to meet comest thou, Gehazi ? And him, and said, Is all well? he laid, Thy fervant went

22 And he faids AD is no whither. well: my master bath sent 26 And he said unto him, me, saying, Behold, even Went not mine heart with now there be come to me thee, when the man turned from mount Ephraim two again from his chariot to young men of the fons of meet thee? is it a time to the prophets : give them, I receive money, and to repray theé, a talent of silver, ceive garments, and oliveand two changes of gar- yards, and vineyards, and ments.

|iheep, and oxen, and men23 And Naaman said, Be fervants, and maid-fervants? content, take two talents. | 27. The leprosy therefore And he urged him, and of Naaman shall cleave unto bound two talents of silver thee, and unto thy feed for in two bags, with two chan ever. And he went out ges of garments, and laid from his presence a leper as them upon two of his fer-| white as snow.

The Book of Jo B.

CHAP. I.

1 2 And there were born THERE was a man in unto him feven sons and

1 the land of Uz whose three daughters. name was Job; and that 3 His substance also was man was perfect and up- seven thousand sheep, and right, and one that feared three thousand camels, and God, and eschewed evil. five hundred yoke of oxen,

and

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