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B. C. 896.

Death of Ahaziah.

he sat on the top of an hill.) And]
he spake unto him, Thou man of
God, the king hath said,Come down.
10 And Elijah answered and said
to the captain of fifty, If I be a man
of God, then let fire h come down
from heaven, and consume thee
and thy fifty. And there came i
down fire from heaven, and k con-
sumed him and his fifty.

k ch.2.24.
Acts 5.5,9.

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

3 bowed.

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

7 Is.66.2.

12 And Elijah answered and said
unto them, If I be a man of God, let m 1Sa.26.21.
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 n ver. 10,12.


4 And Elijah said unto 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.

o ver.6.

5 And the sons of the prophets

13 And he sent again a captain
of the third fifty with his fifty. And 4 The second that were at Jericho came to Eli-
the third captain of fifty went up,
and came and 3 fell on his knees
before Elijah, and besought him,
and said unto him, O man of God,
1 pray thee, let my life, and the
hfe of these fifty thy servants, be
precious m in thy sight.

year that
was Pro-

sha, and said unto him, Knowest
thou that the LORD will take away
thy master from thy head to-day?
And he answered, Yea, I know it;
hold ye your peace.

rex, and the
of Jehosha-

14 Behold, there came n 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.

15 And the angel of the LORD said unto Elijah, Go down with him: beb 1Ki. 19.21. not afraid of him. And he arose, and went down with him unto the c Jer.4.2. king.

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

1Sa. 1.26.

16 And he said unto him, Thus d ver.4.6.
saith the LORD, Forasmuch o as
thou hast sent messengers to in-
quire of Baal-zebub the god of Ek-
9 And it came to pass, when
ron, (is it not because there is no e ver,5.7,15. they were gone over, that Elijah
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 1

ch.4. 1,38.

said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall
do for thee, before I be taken away
from thee. And Elisha said, I pray
thee, let h a double portion of thy
spirit be upon me.

in sight,


or, over

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

h Nu. 16.35.
Luk 9.54.

i 1Ki. 18.24.

(CHAP. 2.)

a Ge.5.24.


17 So he died, according to the word of the LORD, which Elijah had spoken. And 4 Jehoram reign- f 1Ki. 19.13, ed in his stead, in the second year of Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah; because he had nog ver. 14. Ex. 14.21. Jos.3.14-17.


18 Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the chroni-h Nu.27.20. cles of the kings of Israel?


2 done hard

in asking.

Elijah taken up to heaven. Elijah went with b Elisha from Gilgal.

9 Elijah is taken up by a fiery chariot

into heaven. 23 Bears destroy thei ch.6.17. children that mocked Elisha.


AND it came to pass, when the

LORD would take a up Elijah k ch.13.14. into heaven by a whirlwind, that

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

6 And Elijahi said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; 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.

7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood 1 to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot i of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijahwent up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried k 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.

13 He took up also the mantle of

Elisha's mockers destroyed.

Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the 3 bank of Jordan;

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3 lip.

14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote I ver.8. 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.

15 And when the sons of the prophets which were to view m at Je-! richo 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.

16 And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the n Spirit of the LORD hath taken him up,) and cast him upon 5 some mountain, or into some valley.

said, Ye shall not send.

m ver.7.

4 sons of

n Ki. 18.12.
Acts 8.39.

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

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Mark 9.50.

p ch.4.41.
Ex. 15.25.

And he 9 Ps.107.33,


17 And when they urged him tillr Job 19.18. he was ashamed, he said, Send.

30. 1,8,&c.

6 And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel.

They sent therefore fifty men; and
they sought three days, but found & Mat.27.29,


hini not.

18 And when they came again to t Ge.9.25. him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he Ju.9.20.57. said unto them, Did I not say unto Lam.3.65. you, Go not?

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 up: g 1em as thou art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses.

8 And he said, Which way shall

19 And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee," the situation of this city is pleasant, (CHAP. 3.) we go up? And he answered, The as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground 6 barren.

a ch.1.17.

way through the wilderness of Edom.

1 statue.

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

blki. 16.32.

21 And he went forth unto the c 1Ki.12.28spring of the waters, and cast the salt o in there, and said, Thus saith d 25.8.2. the LORD, I have phealed these, Ps. 108.9,10. waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren qe Is.16.1. land.

22 So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake.

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

f ch.1.1.


g 1Ki.22.4.
2 at their
Ex. 11.8.

h 1Ki,22.7.

i Lu.22.26.
Jno, 13.5, 14.
1 Ti.5.10.

Jehoram's reign.

1 Jehoram's reign. 4 Mesha rebelleth.

a Jehoram the son

began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years.

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 1 image of b Baal that his father had made.

3 Nevertheless he cleaved unto the e sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.


And Mesha the king of Moab was a sheep-master, and d rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, e and an hundred thousand rams with the wool. 5 But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

k Eze. 14.3.

7 Ju. 10.14.

Pr. 1.28.

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 host, and for the cattle 2 that followed them.

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!

11 Buth 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, which poured a water on the hands of Elijah.

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.

13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What k have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets m

25 And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he m 1Ki. 18.19. of thy father, and to the prophets

returned to Samaria.

of thy mother. And the king of Is

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The Moabites overcome.

rael said unto him, Nay: for the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

14 And Elisha said, Asn the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I o Ps. 15.4. stand, surely, were o it not that I'p 1Sa. 10.5. regard the presence of Jehoshaq Eze. 1.3. phat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

3.14. .8. 1.

15 But now bring me a minstrel. p And it came to pass when the minstrel played, that the hand q of the LORD caine upon him. 16 And he said. Thus saith the LORD, Maker this valley full of ditches.

ye see rain: yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts.

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

n ch.5.16.
1Ki. 17.1.

r ch.4.3.

s De.20.19,20.

3 grieve.

t Ex.29.39,40.

4 were cried


1 Elisha multiplieth the widow's oil. 18 He raiseth again her dead son. cried a certain wo


17 For thus

shall notes saith the LORD; All 5 gird him- N man of the wives of the sous


self with a
or, smote in

it, even

u Is.37.26.

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19 And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree,s and stop all wells of water, and 3 mar every good piece of land with stones.

until he left

the stones
thereof in

y Am.2.1. 21 And when all the Moabites z Is. 37.37. heard that the kings were come (CHAP. 4.) up to fight against them, they 4 gathered all that were able to put on armour, and upward, and b Le.25.39. stood in the border.

a 1Ki.20.35.

Mat. 18.25.

22 And they rose up early in the c Ki.17.12. morning, and the sun shone upon d ch.3.16. the water, and the Moabites saw Rom.4.17. the water on the other side as red 1 or, scant. as blood:

23 And they said, This is blood: e Mar.6.37the kings are surely 6 slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.


row not a few.

20 And it came to pass in the w Is. 16.7,11.bours, even empty vessels; 1 bormorning, when the meat-offering t was offered, that, behold, there, came water by the way of Edom, x Mi. 6. 7. and the country was filled with

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



24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose


and smote the Moabites, so that 3 there was
they fled before them: but they a day.
7 went forward smiting the Moab-f Jos. 19.18.
ites, even in their country.

14 laid hold
on him.

25 And they beat down the cities,
and on every good piece of landi
cast every man his stone, and filled g Mat. 5.16.
t; and they stopped & all the wells h Mat. 10.41.
of water, and felled all the good
trees: only in Kir-haraseth left w
they the stones thereof; howbeit,
the slingers went about it, and
smote it.


The widow's oil increased.

26 T And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through even unto the king of Edom: but they could not.

He. 13.2.

1 Pe.4.9.

27 Then he took his eldest son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burntoffering y upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and z returned to their own land.

of the prophets unto Elisha, say-
ing, Thy servant my husband is
dead; and thou knowest that thy
servant did fear the LORD: and
the b creditor is come to take unto
him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What
shall I do for thee? tell me, what
hast thou in the house? And she
said, Thine handmaid hath not c
any thing in the house, save a pot
of oil.

3 Then he said, Go, d borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neigh

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.

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

7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy 2 debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

8 And 3 it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shuneni,f where was a great woman; and she 4 constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that, as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread. 9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive g that this is an holy man of God which passeth by us continually.

10 Let h 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

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13 And he said unto him. Say now unto her. Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care what is to be done for thee! n Nu.28.11. wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.

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.

15 And he said. Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.

17 And the woman conceived, m and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.

18 And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.

19 And he said unto his father, My head, my head! And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.

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

i He.6.10.

À Ge. 18.10,14.

23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to-day? it is neither new moon n nor sabbath. And she said, it shall be 6 well.

m Ps. 113.9. Lu. 1.36.

16 And he said, About k this 5 season, according to the time of life. thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.


26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well

peace. restrain not for me to ride.

o ch.2.25.


p Le. 10.3. Job 1,21,22. Ps.39.9.

by his feet, Mat.25.9.

q Mat.20.31.

9 bitter.

J Sain. 1.10.

r Ge. 18.17.

s ver. 16.

t ch.9.1.

u Lu. 10.4.

v Ex.7.19.

Acts 19. 12. 10 attention.

21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and x ver.4. shut the door upon him, and went



w Mar.5.39.

Jno. 11.11.

11 once hither, and once thi ther.


22 And she called unto her hus- y 1Ki. 17.20, band, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and z Acts 20.10. his eyes. one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.

a He.11.35.

b ch.2.1.

e ch.8.1.

24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; 7 slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

d ch.2.3.

25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. oe Lu. 10.39. And it came to pass, when the man, of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, Is.5.4. yonder is that Shunammite:

Acts 22.3.

Heb. 12.15.

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29 Then he said to Gehazi, Girl! up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute u him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again and lay my staffe upon the face of the child.

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.

31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice nor 10 hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not

32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. 33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and y prayed unto the LORD. 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 z he stretched himself upon the child, and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

35 Then he returned, and walked in the house 11 to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the chuld sneezed seven times, and the child opened

36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son 37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took a up her son, and

went out.

38 And Elisha came again to b Gilgal: and there was a dearth c in the land; d and the sons of the prophets were e sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets. 39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild/

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is cured of his leprosy.

Ex. 15.25.

that he rent his clothes, and said, Am Id God, to kill e and to make alive, that this man doth send unto 40 So they poured out for the men me to recover a man of his leprosy? to eat. And it came to pass, as 12 evil thing. and see how he seeketh a quarrel Wherefore consider, I pray you, 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 thereof.

against me.

h 18a.9.4,7.
i ICor.9.11.


13 or in his
scrip, or,

41 But he said. Then bring meal. g
And he cast it into the pot; and hek Lu.9.17.
said, Pour out for the people, that
they may eat. And there was no
12 harm in the pot.

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, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know g that there is a prophet in Israel.


42 And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, h and brought the man of God bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn 13 in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

43 And his servitor said, What, k should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the peo-3 ple, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

41 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD. CHAPTER V.

Naaman is sent to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy.


TOW Naaman, a captain of the d Ge.30.2. host of the king of Syria, wase De.32.39. a great man 1 with his master, and ISam.2.6. honourable, because by him the fi.20.7. LORD had given 3 deliverance unto Lu. 11.54. Syria: he was also a mighty man g 1Ki. 18.36, 37. in valour; but he was a leper. Eze.2.5. 33.33.

2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought h Jno.9.7. away captive out of the land of Is-i Jos.6.4-16. rael a little maid; and she 4 waited on Naaman's wife.

Naaman, sent to Samaria,

gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.

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3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were 5 with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.

g ch.2.21.

13. I Mat. 14.20.


(CHAP. 5.)
a Luke 4.27.
1 before.
2 lifted up,

or, accept-
ed in coun-

or, gra-

or, victory.
was before.
6 gather in.
b ch.8.8.9.


7 in his

c Is.37.14.


said, or,
said with

move up

and down.
100r, Amana.
1 ch.2.12.
m 1 Cor. 1.21,

14 Then n went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like o unto the flesh of a litthe child, and he was clean.p

15 T And he returned to the man 4 And one went in, and told his of God, he and all his company, lord, saying, Thus and thus said the and came and stood before him: maid that is of the land of Israel. and he said, Behold, now I know q 5 And the king of Syria said, Gon Eze.47.1-9. that there is no God in all the earth, to, go, and I will send a letter unto Zec. 13.1. but in Israel: now therefore, I the king of Israel. And b he de14.8. pray thee, take a blessing r of thy parted, and took 7 with him ten o Job 33.25. servant. talents of silver, and six thousand p Lu.4.27. pieces of gold, and ten changes of 9 Dan.2.47.



r Ge.33.11.
$ ch.3.14.


6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now, when this letter is come unto thee, bet hold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou Acts 20.33mayest recover him of his leprosy. 7 And it came to pass, when c the u 1Th. 1.9. king of Israel had read the letter,

Mat. 10.8.


9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.

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

11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I 8 thought, Hek will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and 9 strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

12 Are not 10 Abaia and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So The turned, and went away in a


13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My l father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how m much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?

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

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 unto other gods, but u unto the LORD.

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