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2 Kings 1:

Chapter 1:18 Verses

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12-1:1††††† Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

12-1:2††††† And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said to them, Go, inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, whether I shall recover from this disease.

12-1:3††††† But the angel of the LORD said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say to them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron?

12-1:4††††† Now therefore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.

12-1:5††††† And when the messengers turned back to him, he said to them, Why have ye now returned?

12-1:6††††† And they said to him, There came up a man to meet us, and said to us, Go, turn again to the king that sent you, and say to him, Thus saith the LORD, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that thou sendest to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

12-1:7††††† And he said to them, What manner of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words?

12-1:8††††† And they answered him, He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins. And he said, It is Elijah the Tishbite.

12-1:9††††† Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and behold, he sat on the top of a hill. And he spoke to him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down.

12-1:10†††† And Elijah answered and said to the captain of fifty, If I am a man of God, then let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And there came down fire from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

12-1:11†††† Again also he sent to him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said to him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

12-1:12†††† And Elijah answered and said to them, If I am a man of God, let fire come down from heaven, and consume thee and thy fifty. And the fire of God came down from heaven, and consumed him and his fifty.

12-1:13†††† And he sent again a captain of the third fifty with his fifty. And the third captain of fifty went up, and came and fell on his knees before Elijah, and besought him, and said to him, O man of God, I pray thee, let my life, and the life of these fifty thy servants, be precious in thy sight.

12-1:14†††† Behold, there came fire down from heaven, and burnt up the two captains of the former fifties with their fifties: therefore let my life now be precious in thy sight.

12-1:15†††† And the angel of the LORD said to Elijah, Go down with him: be not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him to the king.

12-1:16†††† And he said to him, Thus saith the LORD, Forasmuch as thou hast sent messengers to inquire of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron, is it not because there is no God in Israel to inquire of his word? therefore thou shalt not come down off that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die.

12-1:17†††† So he died according to the word of the LORD which Elijah had spoken. And Jehoram reigned in his stead in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had no son.

12-1:18†††† Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel?

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2 Kings 2:

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12-2:1††††† And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.

12-2:2††††† And Elijah said to Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Beth-el. And Elisha said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Beth-el.

12-2:3††††† And the sons of the prophets that were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and said to him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to-day? And he said, Yes, I know it; hold ye your peace.

12-2:4††††† And Elijah said to him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.

12-2:5††††† And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha, and said to him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy master from thy head to-day? And he answered, Yes, I know it; hold ye your peace.

12-2:6††††† And Elijah said to him, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.

12-2:7††††† And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

12-2:8††††† And Elijah took his mantle, and wrapped it together, and smote the waters, and they were divided hither and thither, so that they two went over on dry ground.

12-2:9††††† And it came to pass, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I am taken away from thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

12-2:10†††† And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou shalt see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so to thee; but if not, it shall not be so.

12-2:11†††† And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

12-2:12†††† And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

12-2:13†††† He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;

12-2:14†††† And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? And when he also had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha went over.

12-2:15†††† And when the sons of the prophets who were to view at Jericho, saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

12-2:16†††† And they said to him, Behold now, there are with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest perhaps the Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.

12-2:17†††† And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

12-2:18†††† And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said to them, Did I not say to you, Go not?

12-2:19†††† And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is bad, and the ground barren.

12-2:20†††† And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.

12-2:21†††† And he went forth to the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the LORD, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.

12-2:22†††† So the waters were healed to this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke.

12-2:23†††† And he went up from thence to Beth-el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said to him, Go up, thou bald-head; go up, thou bald-head.

12-2:24†††† And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tore forty and two children of them.

12-2:25†††† And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

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2 Kings 3:

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12-3:1††††† Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

12-3:2††††† And he wrought evil in the sight of the LORD; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.

12-3:3††††† Nevertheless, he cleaved to the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

12-3:4††††† And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep-master, and rendered to the king of Israel a hundred thousand lambs, and a hundred thousand rams, with the wool.

12-3:5††††† But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

12-3:6††††† And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel.

12-3:7††††† And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go: I am as thou art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses.

12-3:8††††† And he said, which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom.

12-3:9††††† So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the army, and for the cattle that followed them.

12-3:10†††† And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!

12-3:11†††† But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the LORD, that we may inquire of the LORD by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, who poured water on the hands of Elijah.

12-3:12†††† And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the LORD is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

12-3:13†††† And Elisha said to the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him, No: for the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

12-3:14†††† And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look towards thee, nor see thee.

12-3:15†††† But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the LORD came upon him.

12-3:16†††† And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches.

12-3:17†††† For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.

12-3:18†††† And this is but a light thing in the sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand.

12-3:19†††† And ye shall smite every fortified city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.

12-3:20†††† And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat-offering was offered, that behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.

12-3:21†††† And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on armor, and upward, and stood in the border.

12-3:22†††† And they rose early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood:

12-3:23†††† And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.

12-3:24†††† And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them: but they went forward smiting the Moabites, even in their country.

12-3:25†††† And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kirhara-seth they left the stones of it; but the slingers went about it, and smote it.

12-3:26†††† And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too severe for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through to the king of Edom: but they could not.

12-3:27†††† Then he took his eldest son that was to reign in his stead, and offered him for a burnt-offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: And they departed from him, and returned to their own land.

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2 Kings 4:

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12-4:1††††† Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant feared the LORD: and the creditor hath come to take to him my two sons to be bond-men.

12-4:2††††† And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thy handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.

12-4:3††††† Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

12-4:4††††† And when thou hast come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.

12-4:5††††† So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.

12-4:6††††† And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said to her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.

12-4:7††††† Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children on the remainder.

12-4:8††††† And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a distinguished woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.

12-4:9††††† And she said to her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who passeth by us continually.

12-4:10†††† Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

12-4:11†††† And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.

12-4:12†††† And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunamite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.

12-4:13†††† And he said to him, Say now to her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldst thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among my own people.

12-4:14†††† And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

12-4:15†††† And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.

12-4:16†††† And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.

12-4:17†††† And the woman conceived, and bore a son at that season that Elisha had said to her, according to the time of life.

12-4:18†††† And when the child was grown, it happened on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

12-4:19†††† And he said to his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.

12-4:20†††† And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.

12-4:21†††† And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.

12-4:22†††† And she called to her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.

12-4:23†††† And he said, Why wilt thou go to him to-day? it is neither new-moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.

12-4:24†††† Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

12-4:25†††† So she went and came to the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunamite:

12-4:26†††† Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband? Is it well with the child? and she answered, It is well.

12-4:27†††† And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is sorrowful within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me?

12-4:28†††† Then she said, Did I ask a son from my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me.

12-4:29†††† Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way: and if thou shalt meet any man, salute him not; and if any shall salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.

12-4:30†††† And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

12-4:31†††† And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.

12-4:32†††† And when Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.

12-4:33†††† He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them both, and prayed to the LORD.

12-4:34†††† And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child became warm.

12-4:35†††† Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

12-4:36†††† And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunamite. So he called her. And when she had come in to him, he said, Take up thy son.

12-4:37†††† Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

12-4:38†††† And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.

12-4:39†††† And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.

12-4:40†††† So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat of it.

12-4:41†††† But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.

12-4:42†††† And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in its husk. And he said, Give to the people, that they may eat.

12-4:43†††† And his servitor said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.

12-4:44†††† So he set it before them, and they ate, and left of it, according to the word of the LORD.

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2 Kings 5:

Chapter 5:27 Verses

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12-5:1††††† Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance to Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper.

12-5:2††††† And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.

12-5:3††††† And she said to her mistress, I would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

12-5:4††††† And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.

12-5:5††††† And the king of Syria said, Come, go, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.

12-5:6††††† And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter hath come to thee, behold, I have with this sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.

12-5:7††††† And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send to me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

12-5:8††††† And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Why hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

12-5:9††††† So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

12-5:10†††† And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.

12-5:11†††† But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

12-5:12†††† Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.

12-5:13†††† And his servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldst thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

12-5:14†††† Then he went down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

12-5:15†††† And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing from thy servant.

12-5:16†††† But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

12-5:17†††† And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt-offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.

12-5:18†††† In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.

12-5:19†††† And he said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

12-5:20†††† But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat from him.

12-5:21†††† So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

12-5:22†††† And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there have come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

12-5:23†††† And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bore them before him.

12-5:24†††† And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.

12-5:25†††† But he went in, and stood before his master: and Elisha said to him, Whence comest thou Gehazi? and he said, Thy servant went no whither.

12-5:26†††† And he said to him, Went not my heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive-yards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and men-servants, and maid-servants?

12-5:27†††† The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave to thee, and to thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

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2 Kings 6:

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12-6:1††††† And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too narrow for us.

12-6:2††††† Let us go, we pray thee, to Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye.

12-6:3††††† And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.

12-6:4††††† So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

12-6:5††††† But as one was felling a beam, the ax head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.

12-6:6††††† And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron floated.

12-6:7††††† Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.

12-6:8††††† Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.

12-6:9††††† And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians have come down.

12-6:10†††† And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.

12-6:11†††† Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said to them, Will ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?

12-6:12†††† And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bed-chamber.

12-6:13†††† And he said, Go, and spy where he is, that I may send and bring him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

12-6:14†††† Therefore he sent thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and encompassed the city.

12-6:15†††† And when the servant of the man of God had risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

12-6:16†††† And he answered, Fear not: for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.

12-6:17†††† And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.

12-6:18†††† And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

12-6:19†††† And Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.

12-6:20†††† And it came to pass, when they had come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

12-6:21†††† And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?

12-6:22†††† And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldst thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.

12-6:23†††† And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drank, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.

12-6:24†††† And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

12-6:25†††† And there was a great famine in Samaria: and behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for eighty pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.

12-6:26†††† And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.

12-6:27†††† And he said, If the LORD doth not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barn-floor, or out of the wine-press?

12-6:28†††† And the king said to her, What aileth thee? and she answered, This woman said to me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.

12-6:29†††† So we boiled my son, and ate him: and I said to her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.

12-6:30†††† And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.

12-6:31†††† Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

12-6:32†††† But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away my head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door: is not the sound of his master's feet behind him?

12-6:33†††† And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him: and he said, Behold, this evil is from the LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?

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12-7:1††††† Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To-morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

12-7:2††††† Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thy eyes, but shalt not eat of it.

12-7:3††††† And there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

12-7:4††††† If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall to the army of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

12-7:5††††† And they rose in the twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians: and when they had come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.

12-7:6††††† For the Lord had made the army of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even the noise of a great army: and they said one to another, Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

12-7:7††††† Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.

12-7:8††††† And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and ate and drank, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.

12-7:9††††† Then they said one to another, We do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we tarry till