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Defeat of the Moabites.


Increase of the widow's oil. of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made B.O. 895. ing, and the sun shone upon the water, Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

and the Moabites saw the water on the 4 And Mesha king of Moab was a sheep- a2 Sa. 8. 2. other side as red as blood: master, and a rendered unto the king of Ps.108.9,10. 23 And they said, This is blood : the kings Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and • Is. 16. 1. are surely B slain, and they have smitten one an hundred thousand rams, with the wool. B destroyed. another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil. 5 Bute it came to pass, when Ahab was

24 And when they came to the camp of dead, that the king of Moab rebelled

cchap. 1.1.

8.20. Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote against the king of Israel. 6 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria Yor, smote in the Moabites, so that they fled before


them: but they y went forward smiting the same time, and numbered all Israel. smiting. the Moabites, even in their country.

7 And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat a Is. 37. 26. 25 And they beat downd the cities, and the king of Judah, saying, The king of e Ge. 26. 15. on every good piece of land cast every Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt

11 Ki. 22. 4.

man his stone, and filled it; and they thou go with me against Moab to battle?

stoppede e all the wells of water, and felled And he said, I will go up: I am as thou & until he left all the

good trees: 8 only in Kir-haraseth art, my people as thy people, and my

the stones

left, they the stones thereof: howbeit, the horses as thy horses.

thereof in

slingers went about it, and smote it. 8 And he said, Which way shall we go


26 And when the king of Moab saw that up? And he answered, The way through , Is

. 16. 7, 11. with him seven hundred men that drew

the battle was too sore for him, he took the wilderness of Edom.

h Mi. 6. 7. 9 So the king of Israel went, and the

swords, to break through even unto the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and Sat their feet, king of Edom: but they could not. they fetched a compass of seven days' jour

Ex. 11. 8.

27 Then he took his eldest son, that ney : and there was no water for the host, i Am. 2. 1. should have reigned in his stead, and and for the cattle Sthat followed them.

k Is. 37. 37.

offered him for a burnt offering upon the 10 And the king of Israel said, Alas! | 11 Ki. 22.7.

wall. And there was great indignation that the LORD hath called these three m1 Ki. 20.35. against Israel: and they departed from kings together, to deliver them into the

him, and k returned to their own land.

n Lu. 22. 26. hand of Moab!

CHAPTER IV. 11 But? Jehoshaphat_said, Is there not

John 13.5, Now there cried a certain woman of

14. here a prophet of the LORD, that we may 1 Ti. 5. 10.

the wives of the song of the prophets inquire of the LORD by him? And one of Le. 25. 39. unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husthe king of Israel's servants answered and Mat. 18. 25. band is dead; and thou knowest that thy said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, r1 Ki. 17. 12. servant did fear the LORD: . and the which poured" water on the hands of Elijah! ? Eze. 14. 3. creditor is come to take unto him my two 12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of "Ju. 10. 14.

sons to be bondmen. the LORD is with him. So the king of

Pr. 1. 28.

2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall

Je. 2. . Israel, and Jehoshaphat, and the king of 1ki. 18. 19. I do for thee? tell me : what hast thou in Edom, went down to him.

t chap. 3.16. the house? And she said, Thine handmaid 13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, Ro. 4. 17. hath not p any thing in the house, save a Whathave I to do with thee? gets thee

pot of oil. scant.

mor, to the prophets of thy father, and to the

3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vesprophets of thy mother. And the king of u chap. 5. 16. sels abroad of all thy neighbours, even

1 Ki. 17.1. Israel said unto him, Nay: for the LORD

empty vessels; n borrow not a few. hath called these three kings together,

v Mar. 6. 37..

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt

44. to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons,

8.5..9. 14 And Elisha said, Asu the LORD of

John 2. 7..

and shalt pour out into all those vessels, hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely,


and thou shalt set aside that which is full. werew it not that I regard the presence of Ep. 3. 20. 5 So she went from him, and shut the door Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would w Ps. 15. 4. upon her and upon her sons, who brought not look toward thee, nor see thee.

* 1 Sa. 10.5. the vessels to her; and she poured out. 15 But now bring me a minstrel.. And it y Eze. 1. 3.

6 And it came to pass, when the vessels

3. 14. came to pass when the minstrel played, that

were full, that she said unto her son, Bring the handy of the LORD came upon him.

8. 1.

me yet a vessel: and he said unto her, There 16 And he said, Thus saith the LORD, chap. 4. 3. is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. Make: this valley full of ditches :

O or, creditor. 7 Then she came and told the man of 17 For thus saith the LORD, Ye shall x there was a God: and he said, Go, sell the oil, and not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; day. pay thy debt, and live thou and thy yet that valley shall be filled with water,

a Jos. 19. 18.

children of the rest. that ye may drink, both ye, and your

8 And kit fell on a day, that Elisha cattle, and your beasts.

1 laid hold on passed to Shunem,a where was a great

him. 18 And this is but a light thing in the

woman; and she a constrained him to eat sight of the LORD: he will deliver the Mat. 5. 16. bread. And so it was, that, as oft as he passMoabites also into your hand.

c De. 20. 19, ed by, he turned in thither to eat bread. 19 And ye shall smite every fenced city,

9 And she said unto her husband, Behold and every choice city, and shall fell every M grieve.

now, I perceiveb that this is an holy man good tree, and stop all wells of water, and a Mat. 10. 41, of God which passeth by us continually. M mar every good piece of land with stones.

42. 10 Leto us make a little chamber, I pray 20 And it came to pass in the morning, Mar. 9. 41. thee, on the wall; and let us set for him when the meat offeringe was offered, that,

He, 13. 2.

there a bed, and a table, a stool, and behold, there came water by the way of

1 Pe. 4. 9.

à candlestick: and it shall be, when he Edom,

and the country was filled with water. e Ex. 29. 39, cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. 21 And when all the Moabites heard


11 And it fell on a day that he came that the kings were come up to fight veere cried thither, and he turned into the chamber, against them, they v gathered all that


and lay there. were able to put on armour, and up- + gird himself 12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, ward, and stood in the border.

with a girdle. Call this Shunammite. And when he had 22 And they rose up early in the morn

called her, she stood before him.


his eyes.

8 peace.

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The Shunammite's son restored. 2 KINGS, V.

Further miracles by Elisha. 13 And he said unto him, Say now unto B.C. 895. door upon them twain, and« prayed unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us

the LORD. with all this care; what is to be done for al Ki. 17. 20, 34 And he went up, and lay upon the thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the 21. child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, king, or to the captain of the host? And she He. 6. 10. and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands

c Ác. 20. 10. answered, I dwell among mine own people.

upon his hands; and c he stretched him14 And he said, What then is to be done Bonce hither, self upon the child, and the flesh of the

and once for her? And Gehazi answered,. Verily

child waxed warm.

thither. she hath no child, and her husband is old.

35 Then he returned, and walked in the 15 And he said, Call her. And when a Ge. 18. 10, house B to and fro; and went up, and he had called her, she stood in the door.

14. stretched himself upon him: and the child

y set time. 16 And he said, Abouta. this y season,

sneezed seven times, and the child opened according to the time of life, thou shalt e verse 28. embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my

Ps. 113. 9.

36 And he called Gehazi, and said,

Lu. 1. 36. lord, thou man of God, doe not lie unto

Call this Shunammite. So he called her.

g He. 11. 35. thine handmaid.

k chap.2.1.

And when she was come in unto him, he 17 And the woman conceived, I and bare

i chap. 8.1.

said, Take up thy son. a son at that season that Elisha had said k chap. 2.3. 37 Then she went in, and fell at his unto her, according to the time of life. i Lu. 10. 39. feet, and bowed herself to the ground,

18 And when the child was grown, it Ac. 22. 3. and took up her son, and went out. fell on a day, that he went out to his fa- m Is. 5. 4. 38 And Elisha came again toh Gilgal : ther to the reapers,

Mat. 15. 13. and there was a dearthi in the land ;' and 19 And he said unto his father, My

He. 12. 15. the sons of the prophets were sitting behead, my head! And he said to a lad,

n Nu. 28. 11. fore him: and he said unto his servant,

o chap. 2.21. Carry him to his mother.

Ex. 15. 25.

Set on the great pot, and seethe pottago 20. And when he had taken him, and John 9. 6.

for the sons of the prophets. brought him to his mother, he sat on her

39 And one went out into the field to knees till noon, and then died.

Śrestrain not

gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and 21 And she went up, and laid him on

for me to

gathered thereof wild m gourds his lap the bed of the man of God, and shut the


full, and came and shred them into the door upon him, and went out.

evil thing.

pot of pottage: for they knew them not. 22 And she called unto her husband, and

40 So they poured out for the men to eat: said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the 218a. 9. 4,7. and it came to pass, as they were eating young men, and one of the asses, that I may 91 Co. 9. 11. of the pottage, that they cried out, and

Ga. 6. 6. run to the man of God, and come again.

said, O thou man of God, there is death in 23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou

r chap. 2. 25.
Is. 35. 2.

the pot. And they could not eat thereof. to him to day? it is neither new moon" nor

41 But he said, Then bring meal. And sabbath. And she said, It shall be & well.

O or, in his

he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour 24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to

scrip, or,
gur ment.

out for the people, that they may eat. her servant, Drive, and go forward ; Š slack

And there was no n harm in the pot. not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

& Lu. 9. 17.

42 And there came a man from Baal25 So she went, and came unto the man John 6. 11.. shalisha,” and brought the man of God

13. of God to mount Carmel." And it came to

t Le. 10. 3.

bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of pass, when the man of God saw her afar

Job 1.21, 22. barley, and full ears of corn in the husk off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Ps. 39. 9.

thereof. And he said, Give unto the peoBehold, yonder is that Shunammite; u Mat. 14. 20. ple, that they may eat.

26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her; 15. 37. 43. And his servitor said, What,' should and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is k by his feet, I set this before an hundred men? He it well with thy husband? is it well with Nat. 28. 9. said again, Give the people, that they the child? And she answered, It ist well. r Mat. 20.31. may, eat: for thus saith the LORD, « They 27 And when she came to the man of

1 bitter,

shall eat, and shall leave thereof. God to the hill, she caught him * by the 1 Sa. 1. 10. 44 So he set it before them, and they feet: but Gehazi çame near to thrust w Ge. 18. 17. did eat, and left thereof, according to the her away. And the man of God said,

* Lu. 4. 27.

word of the LORD. Let her alone; for her soul is a vexed

CHAPTER V. within her: and the LORD hath hid w it

vlifted up,


Naaman, ,* captain of the host of from me, and hath not told me.

or, accepted the king of Syria, was a great man with 28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my in counte- his master, and v honourable,, because by lord? did I not say, y Do not deceive me? nance, or, him the LORD had given & deliverance

29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird- up gracious. unto Syria: he was also a mighty man thy loins, and take my staff in thine y verse 16. in valour; but he was a leper. hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any & or, victory. 2 And the Syrians had gone out by man, salutea him not; and if any salute

z chap. 9.1.

companies, and had brought away captive thee answer him not again.: and lay my a Lu. 10. 4.

out of the land of Israel a little maid; staffb upon the face of the child.

6 Ex. 7. 19.

and she I waited on Naaman's wife. 30_And the mother of the child said, As Ac. 19. 12. 3 And she said unto her mistress, the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, as was before. Would God my lord were p with the proI will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

pbefore. phet that is in Samaria! for he would 31 And Gehazi passed on before them,

o gather in.

o recover him of his leprosy.

4. And one went in, and told his lord, and laid the staff upon the face of the attention. child; but there was neither voice nor

saying, Thus and thus said the maid that c Mar. 5. 39. is of the land of Israel.

Jonn li.11. hearing: wherefore, he went again to

d ch.8.8, 9.

5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, meet him, and told him, saying, The

1 Sa. 9.8.

and I will send a letter unto the king of child is not awaked.c

Israel. Anda he departed, and took $ with 32 And when Elisha was come into the p in his hand. him ten talents of silver, and six thousand house, behold, the child was dead, and everse 4. pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment. laid upon his bed.

Mat. 6. 6. 6_And he brought the letter to the king 33 He went in therefore, and shute the

of Israel, saying, Now, when this letter is


Oure of Naaman's leprosy.

2 KINGS, VI. Gehazi's sin and punishment. come unto thee, behold, I have therewith B. C. 894. him, he lighted down from the chariot to sent Naaman my servant to thee, that

meet him, and said, B Is all well? thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. BIs there

22 And he said, All is well. My master 7 And it came to pass, whena the king of peace? hath sent me, saying. Behold, even now Israel had read the letter, that he rent his a Is. 37. 14. there be come to me from mount Ephraim clothes, and said, Am Ib God, to killc and Ge. 30. 2.

two young men of the sons of the proto make alive, that this man doth send un

c De. 32. 39.

phets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of

1 Sa. 2. 6. to me to recover a man of his leprosy?

silver, and two changes of garments. Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see

d chap. 6. 3.
el K. 20. 7.

23 And Naaman said, Bed content, take how he seekethe a quarrel against me.

Lu. 11. 54.

two talents. And he urged him, and 8 And it was so, when Elisha the man

bound two talents of silver in two bags, of God had heard that the king of Israel yor, secret

with two changes of garments, and laid had rent his clothes, that he sent to the


them upon two of his servants; and they king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent 11 Ki. 18.36, bare them before him.

37. thy clothes ? let him come now to me, and

24 And when he came to the y tower,

Eze. 2. 5. he shall know that there is a prophet in

33. 33.

he took them from their hand, and be. Israel.

g Jos. 7. 21. stowed a them in the house: and he let 9 So Naaman came with his horses and

Is. 29. 15. the men go, and they departed. with his chariot, and stood at the door of * Eze. 33. 31. 25 But he went in, and stoodh before the house of Elisha.

& not hither

his master. And Elisha said unto him, 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto

or thither.

Whence comest thou, Gehazi ? And he him, saying, Go and washi in Jordan John 9.7. said, Thy servant went : no whither. seven times, and thy flesh shall come < Pr.12.19,22. 26 And he said unto him, Wentk not again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 1 Jos.6.4..16. mine heart with thee, when the man 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went

Ś said, or,

turned again from his chariot to meet away, and said, Behold, I Śthought, Hem

thee? Is it a time to receive money, and

said with will surely come out to me, and stand

myself. to receive garments, and oliveyards, and and call on the name of the LORD his m John 4. 49. vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menGod, and n strike his hand over the place,

servants, and maidservants ? and recover the leper.

n move up 27 The leprosy thereforen of Naaman

and down. 12 Are not @ Abåna and Pharpar, rivers of

shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed

n Is. 59. 2, 3. Damascus, better than all the waters of Is

for ever.

And he went out from his pre

Ho. 10. 13. rael? may I not wash in them, and be clean?

sence a lepero as white as snow. So he turned, and went away in a rage.

O or, Amana.

CHAPTER VI. 13 And his servants came near, and ochap15.6. AND the song of the prophets said un

Nu. 12. 10. spake unto him, and said, My father,

to Elisha, Behold now, the place where if the prophet had bid thee do some great r chap. 4.38. we dwell with thee is too strait for us. thing, wouldest thou not have done it?

a chap. 2.12.

Ge. 41. 43. 2. Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, how much rather then, when he saith r100.1.21,27 and take thence every man a beam, and to thee, Wash, and be clean ?

8 Eze.47.1.9. let us make us a place there, where we 14 Then went he down, and dipped Zec. 13. 1. may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. himself seven times in Jordan, according 14. 8. 3 And one said, Bet content, I pray to the saying of the man of God: and tchap. 5. 23. thee, and go with thy servants. And he his flesh came again like u unto the flesh u Job 33. 25. answered, I will go. of a little child, and he was clean."

v Lu. 4. 27.

4 So he went with them. And when 15 And he returned to the man of God, Kiron. they

came to Jordan, they cut down wood. he and all his company, and came and w Da. 2. 47. 5 But as one was felling a beam, the k axe stood before him: and he said, Behold, 3. 29. head fell into the water: and he cried, and now I know that there is no God in all 6. 26, 27. said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I *Ge. 33. 11. 6 And the man of God said, Where pray thee, take a blessing* of thy servant. y chap. 3. 14. fell it? And he shewed him the place. 16 But he said, Asy the LORD liveth,

2 chap. 2. 21. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in before whom I stand, I will receive none. a

a Ge. 14. 23. thither; and the iron did swim.

Mat. 10. 8. And he urged him to take it; but he


7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. refused.

And he put out his hand, and took it. 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not 1 or, en. 8 Then the king of Syria warred against then, I pray thee, be given to thy ser


Israel, and took counsel with his servants, vant two mules' burden of earth? for bi Th. 1. 9.

saying, In such and such a place shall be thy servant will henceforth offer neither 42 Ch: 20.20. my à camp, burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other

e Ex. 20. 5.

9 And the man of God sent unto the gods, buto unto the LORD.

r 2 Ch. 30. 18, king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy

19. pass not such a place ; for thither the servant, that when my master goeth into 9 Mar. 5. 34. Syrians are come down. the house of Rimmon to worship there, and Lu. 7. 50. 10 And the king of Israel sent to the he leaneth on my hand, and I bow my- h Ps. 48.4, 5. place which the man of God told him self in the house of Rimmon; when I bow Mat.2.3,&c. and warned him of, and d saved himself down' myself in the house of Rimmon, the a piece of there, not once nor twice. LORD pardons thy servant in this thing. ground, as 11 Therefore the heart of the king of

19 And he said unto him, Gos in peace. Ge. 35. 16. Syria was sore troubledk for this thing; So he departed from him a little u way.

v No.

and he called his servants, and said unto 20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the

i Am. 3. 7.

them, Will ye not shew me which of us man of God, said, Behold, my master & Hab. 2. 9. is for the king of Israel ? hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not 1 Ti.6.9, 10.

12 And one of his servants "said, None, receiving at his hands that which he 1 Ps. 139.1..4. my lord, o king: buti Elisha, the probrought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will Je. 23. 24. phet that is in Israel, telleth the king of run after him, and takes somewhat of m Ps.37.32,33. Israel the words that thou speakest in him.

Je. 36. 26. thy bedchamber.? 21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. Ac.23.12..27

13. And he said, Go and spy, where he And when Naaman saw him running after

is, that I may send m and fetch him. And


LORD any


ter me.

The Syrians ensnared.

Famine in Samaria. it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in B. C. 893. 32 But Elisha sat in his house, and a the Dothan.

elders sat with him; and the king sent a 14 Therefore sent he thither horses, and a Eze. 8. 1. man from before him: butc ere the mes

20. 1. chariots, and a B great host: and they came

senger came to him, he said to the elders, by night, and compassed the city about. 6 Ge. 37. 17. See ye how this son of a murdererd hath

15 And when the y servant of the man of c1 Ki. 14. 6. sent to take away mine head? look, when God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, Bheavy. the messenger cometh, shut the door, and an host compassed the city both with horses 21 Ki. 18.13, of his master's feet behind him?

hold him fast at the door: is not the sound and chariots. And his servant said unto

14. him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

33 And while he yet talked with them, 16 And he answered, Fear not; for yor, minister. behold, the messenger came down unio theye that be with us are more than they e2 Ch. 16. 9. him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of that be with them.

32.7, 8. the LORD; what's should I wait for the 17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD,

Ps. 55. 18.

longer ? I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may

Ro. 8. 31.

CHAPTER VII. see. And the LORD opened the eyes of Job 1. 21.

THEN Elisha said, Hear ye the word the young man; and he saw: and, behold, Ps. 37. 7, 9. of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To the mountain was full of horsesh and h chap. 2. 11. morrow, about this time, shall a measure chariots of fire round about Elisha.

Ps. 34. 7. of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two 18 And when they came down to him, 68. 17. measures of barley for a shekel, in the Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Zec. 1. 8. gate of Samaria.

6. 1..7. Smite this people, I pray thee, with blind

2 Then a lord, son whose hand the king And he smote them withi blind- Re.19.11,14. leaned, answered the man of God, and ness, according to the word of Elisha. i ver. 18, 19. said, Behold, if the LORD would make

19 And Elisha said unto them. This is not which be- windows in heaven, might this thing be? the way.

longed to And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with me, I will bring you to the man whom

the king,

thine eyes, but m shalt not eat thereof. ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. leaning up, 3 And there were four leprous men at 20 And it came to pass, when they were

on his hand, the entering in of the gate :" and they come into Samaria, that Elisha said,

chap. 5. 18. said one to another, Why sit we here LORD, open the eyes of these men, that ; Ge. 19. 11. until we die ? they may see. And the LORD opened k Ge. 7. 11.

Mal. 3. 10. then the famine is in the city, and we shall their' eyes, and they saw; and, behold,

4 If we say, We will enter into the city, they were in the midst of Samaria.

12 Sa. 16. 18. die there : and if we sit still here, we die 21 And the king of Israel said unto Eli- Scome ye af. also. Now therefore come, and let us fall sha, when he saw them, My father, shall

unto the host of the Syrians; ifr they I smite them? shall I smite them?

m ver. 17, 20.

save us alive, we shall live; and if they 22 And he answered, Thou shalt not

kill n Le. 13. 46.

us, we shall but die. smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy

5 And they rose up in the twilight, to o Lu.24.16,31

go unto the camp of the Syrians : and sword and with thy bow? Set bread 9 and P Es. 4. 16. water before them, that they may eat and

when they were come to the uttermost Lu.15.17,18.

part of the camp of Syria, behold, there drink, and go to their master.

2 Pr.25.21,22.

was no man there.

Ro. 12. 20. 23 And he prepared great provision for

6 For the Lord had made the host of them and when they had eaten and chap. 19,7 the Syrians to hear a noiser of chariots, and

2 . drunk, he sent them away, and they went

a noise of horses, even the noise of a great to their master. So the bands of Syria . ch.3.22, &c. the king of Israel hath hired against us

Job 15. 21. host: and they said one to another, Lo, came no more into the land of Israel.

tchap. 5.2. 24 And it came to pass after this, that

24.2. the kings of the Hittites, and the kings Ben-hadad king of Syria gathered all his

u1 Ki. 10. 29.

of the Egyptians, to come upon us. host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.

v Ps. 14. 5.

Wherefore they arose," and fled in 25 And there was a great famine in Sa- 48. 4..6. the twilight, and left their tents, and their maria : and, þehold, they besiegedw it, 68. 12. horses, and their asses, even the camp as until an ass's head was sold for fourscore Pr. 21.1. it was, and fled for their life. pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a 20 Le. 26. 26. 8 And when these lepers came to the cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver. Je. 52. 6. uttermost part of the camp, they went into 26 And as the king of Israel was passing

Eze. 4. 16. one tent, and did eat and drink, and carby upon the wall, there cried a woman nor, Let not ried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king! the LORD and went and hid it, and came again, 27 And he said, n If the LORD* do not save thee,

and entered into another tent, and carhelp thee, whence shall I help thee? out of « Ps.127.1. ried thence also, and went and hid it. the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?

146.3.5. 9 Then they said one to another, Wey do 28 And the king said unto her, What Je. 17. 5. not well: this day is a day of good tidings, aileth thee? And she answered, This wo- y Le. 19. 18. and we hold our peace: if: we tarry till the man said unto me, Give thy son, that we Pr. 11. 26. morning light, o some mischief will come may eat him to day, and we will eat my - Es. 4. 14. upon us : now, therefore, come, that we son to morrow.

may go and tell the king's household. 29 So we boiled my son, and did eat

O we shall

10 So they came, and called unto the him: and I said unto her on the next find punish


porter of the city; and they told them, day, Give thy son, that we may eat him;

saying, We came to the camp of the and she hath hid her son.

a Le.26.29Syrians, and, behold, there was no man 30 And it came to pass, when the king


there, neither voice of man, but horses heard the words of the woman, that he

Is. 49. 15.

tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they rent d his clothes; and he passed by upon Kother. the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, 62 Sa. 18.26. 11 And he called the porters; and they he had sackcloth within upon his flesh. cl Ki. 3. 26. told it to the king's house within.

31 Then he said, Gode do so and more 11 ki. 21. 27. 12 And the king arose in the night, and also to me, if the head of Elisha the son el Ki. 19. 2. said unto his servants, I will now shew of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.

you what the Syrians have done to us;



Samaria plentifully supplied. 2 KINGS, VIII. Hazael's barbarity predicted. They know that we be hungry, therefore B. C. 892. field since the day that she left the land, are they gone out of the camp to hide

even until now. themselves in the field, saying,. When Bin it. 7 And Elisha came to Damascus; and they come out of the city, we shall catch a 1 Ki. 19. 15. Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick

13 And one of his servants answered and 01 Ki. 14. 3. and it was told him, saying, The man of said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the echap. 1.2,6.

8 And the king said unto Hazael,a Take a horses that remain, which are left B in yin his hand. present in thine hand, and go, meet the man the city, (behold, they are as all the mul. 41 Ki. 22.15. of God, and inquirec of the LORD by him, titude of Israel that are left in it; behold,

saying, Shall I recover of this disease? I say, they are even as all the multitude e Ps. 68. 12.


9 So Hazael went to meet him, and took of the Israelites that are consumed,) and

a present y with him, even of every good let us send and see.

s verse 15.

thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, 14 They took therefore two chariots and set it. and came and stood before him, and said, horses; and the king sent after the host , Lu. 19. 41. Thy son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.

sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover

hverse 1. 15 And they went after them unto Jor

of this disease? dan; and, lo, all the way was full of

ich. 10. 32. 10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say ments and vessels, which the Syrians had

12. 17.

unto him, Thou mayesta certainly recocast away in their haste: and the messen

13.3, 7.

ver: howbeit the LORD hath shewed me

k verse 2 gers returned, and told the king.

that he shall surely die.s 16 And the people went out, ande spoiled ? Ps. 137.8, 9.

11 And he settled his countenance the tents of the Syrians. So a measure of Am. 1.3..5. stedfastly, until he was ashamed : and fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two m Ge. 18. 14. the man of God wept.9 measures of barley for a shekel, accord

Nu. 11. 23.

12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my ing to the wordk of the LORD.

23. 19. lord ? . And he answered, Because I know 17 And the king appointed the lord on

the evili that thou wilt do unto the childwhose hand he leaned to have the charge

Ho. 13. 16.

ren of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou of the gate: and the people trode upon Am. 1. 13. set on fire, and their young men wilt thou him in the gate, and he died, as the man

slay with the sword, and I wilt dash their of God had said, who spake when the 1 Sa. 17.43. children, and rip upn their women with king came down to him.

p1 Ki. 19.15. child. 18 And it came to pass, m as the man of a verse 10. 13 And Hazael said, But what! is thy God had spoken to the king, saying, Two - Mi. 2. 1. servant a dog,' that he should do this measures of barley for a shekel, and a • Nu. 20. 12. great thing? And Elisha answered, The measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be Je. 17. 5, 6. LORD hath shewed mer that thou shalt to morrow, about this time, in the gate of He. 3. 19. be king over Syria. Samaria:

t2 Ch. 21. 5,

14 So he departed from Elisha, and came 19 And that lord answered the man of


to his master; who said to him, What said God, and said, Now, behold, if the LORD

uch.4.18, &c.

Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told should make windows in heaven, might

me that thou shouldest ? surely recover. such a thing be? And he said, Behold, Sreigned. 15 And it came to pass on the morrow, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but v Ps. 105. 16. that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in shalt: not eat thereof.

Hag. 1. 11. water, and spread it on his face, so that he 20 And so it fell out unto him: for the peo

w Ge. 41. 27. died; and Hazael reigned in his stead. ple trode upon him in the gate, and he died.

16 'And in the fifth year of Joram, the CHAPTER VIII.

• 1 Ki. 22. 52, son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat THEN spake Elisha unto the woman


being then king of Judah, Jehoram, the

y verse 26. whose son à he had restored to life, say

son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, Ś began ing, Arise, and go thou and thine house- 2 Je.33.25,26. to reign. hold, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst

Ho. 11.9.

17 Thirty and two years old was he sojourn: for the LORD hath called for a 2 Sa. 7. 13. when he began to reign; and he reigned a famine; and it shall also come upon 1 Ki. 11.36. eight years in Jerusalem. the land seven w years.

15. 4. 18 Ånd he walked in the way of the 2 And the woman arose, and did after Ps. 132. 17. kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab; the saying of the man of God: and she

n candle, or, for the y daughter of Ahab was his wife: went with her household, and sojourned 'lamp. and he did evil in the sight of the LORD. in the land of the Philistines seven years.

b Ge. 27. 40.

19 Yet: the LORD would not destroy 3 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of ane 1 Ki. 22.

47. Judah, for David his servant's sakerras

la him to give him alway a land of the Philistines: and she went 1 ch.5.20, 27. " light, and to his children. forth to cry, unto the king for her house e Mat. 2.8. 20 In his days Edom revolted b from and for her land.

Lu. 9. 9. under the band of Judah, and made a 4 And the king talked with Gehazi, a

23. 8. king over themselves.

John 9. 27. the servant of the man of God, saying,

21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the Telle me, I pray thee, all the great things Iverse 20. chariots with him: and he rose by night, that Elisha hath done. 5 And it came to pass, as he was tell - 9 chap. 4. 35. and smote the Edomites which compassed

h Jos. 21. 13.

him about, and the captains of the chaing the king how he had restored a dead

riots : and the people fled into their tents.

eunuch. body to life,u that, behold, the woman,

22 Yets Edom revolted from under the whose son he had restored to life, cried called hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libto the king for her house and for her Azariah, nahk revolted at the same time. land. And Gebazi said, My lord, O king, 2 Ch. 22. 6. 23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and this is the woman, and this is her son,

and Jeho

all that he did, are they not written in the whom Elisha restored to life.


book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Ch.21.17. 6 And when the king asked the woman,

24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and

25. 23. she told him. So the king appointed unto

was buried with his fathers in the city of her a certain officer, saying, Restore all i 2Ch.22.1,&c David: and « Ahaziah bisi son reigned that was her's, and all the fruits of the

in his stead.

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