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Gehazı smitten with leprosy.


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 v on my hand, and I bow myself in the w Ex.20.5. house of Rimmon: when I bow x 2Ch.30. 18, down w myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon a thy servant in this thing.


19 And he said unto him, Goy in peace. So he departed from him a little 11 way.

B. C. 894.

23 And Naaman said, Be a 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 bare them before him.

y Mark 5.34.

Luke 7.50.

11 piece of
ground, as

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 z somewhat of him.

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, 12 Is all well?

b Jos.7.21.

c Eze.33.31.

or thither,

22 And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Be-14 not hither hold, even now there be 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.

d Pr. 12.19.22.

e Is.59.2,3.

Ho. 10.13.

z Hab.2.9.

1 Ti.6.9,10.

12 Is there

a ch.6.3.

13 or, secret

Nu. 12.10.
(CHAP. 6.)
a ch.4.38.

24 And when he came to the bch.5.23. 13 tower, he took them from their 1 iron. hand, and bestowed b them in the house and he let the men go, and they departed.

25 But he went in, and stood c before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went 14 no whither.

c ch.2.21.

2 or, en-
d 2Ch.20.20.

e Ps.48.4.5.


3 No.

ƒ Am 3.7.

g Ps. 139.1-4.

27 The leprosy therefore e of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he i Ge.37.17. went out from his presence a 4 heavy. leper f as white as snow.


Elisha causeth iron to swim. the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.

2 Let us go, we pray thee, unto 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.

3 And one said, Be b content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go.

4 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood.

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

6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the place. And c he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.

7 Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.

5 or,minister. The army which was sent to Dothan, k 2Ch.16.9. to apprehend Elisha, is smitten with blindness.

32.7,8. Ps.55.18.


said unto Elisha, Behold now,


Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my 2 camp.

9 And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.

26 And he said unto him, Went d
not mine heart with thee, when the
13 And he said, Go and spy
man turned again from his chariot
where he is, that I may send h and
to meet thee? Is it a time to re-
fetch him. And it was told him,
ceive money, and to receive gar-
saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.i
ments, and oliveyards, and vine-
14 Therefore sent he thither
yards, and sheep, and oxen, and h Ps.37.32,33. horses, and chariots, and a great
men-servants, and maid-servants?
host and they came by night, and
compassed the city about.


15 And when the 5 servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

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

11 Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled e for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not show me which of us is for the king of Israel?

12 And one of his servants said. T 3 None, my lord, O king: butƒ Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.g

16 And he answered, Fear not: for they k that be with us are more than they that be with them.

A famine in Samaria.


Zec. 1.8.

6.1-7. Rev.19.11, 14.

m Ge. 19.11.

n 2Sa. 16.18.

6 come ye

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 round about Elisha. 18 And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with m blindness according to the word of Elisha. after me. 19 And Elisha said n unto them, o Lu.24.16, This is not the way, neither is this the city: 6 follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria. 20 And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their o eyes, or, Let not and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.

q ch.5.2.

r Lev.26.26.

the LORD
save thee.

s Ps. 127.1.
Jer. 17.5.
t Lev.26.29.

B. C. 893.

21 And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?


p Pr.25.21,22,

Ro. 12.20.

22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou! smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? Set bread p and water! before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master. 23 And he prepare great provi-u 1Ki.3.26. sion for them: and when they had v 1Ki.21.27. eaten and drunk, he sent them w 1Ki. 19.2. away, and they went to their mas-z Eze.8.1. ter. So the bands q of Syria came 20.1. Lo more into the land of Israel. y IKI.14.6. 24 And it came to pass after this, that Ben-hadad king of Syria z 1Ki. 18. 13, gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. 25 And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged r it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.

14. a Job 1.21.

b Ps.37.7,9.

26 And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there! cred a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.


8 other.

(CHAP. 7.) a ver. 18,19. which belonged to the king, leaning upon his hand, ch.5.18.

Elisha prophesieth of plenty.

we may eat him: and u she hath hid her son.

Lu. 15.17,

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

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

32 But Elisha sat in his house, and r the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but y ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer z hath sent to take away mine 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?

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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 unto the host of the Syrians; if e they save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall but die.

27 And he said, 7 If the LORD s do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barn-floor, or out of the wine-press?

b Ge.7.11. Mal.3.10. c ver. 17,20. 28 And the king said unto her, d Lev.13.46. What aileth thee? And she an-e Es.4.16. swered. This woman said unto me, Give thy son, t that we may eat hum to-day, and we will eat my son f ch. 19.7. to-morrow.

5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man there.

Job 15.21.

6 For the LORD had made the host of the Syrians to hear a noise f of chariots, and a noise of horses,

29 So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on 5 ch.3.22,&c. even the noise of a great host: and g they said one to another, Lo, the


next day, Give thy son that

Tents of the Syrians spoiled.

king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

7 Wherefore they arose i 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.


8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did Lev. 19.18. eat and drink, 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.

1 Es.4.14.

B. C. 892.

A lord trodden to death. So a measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, according to h 1Ki. 10.29. the word o of the LORD.

17 And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, p who spake when the king came down to him.


11 And he called the porters; and they told it to the king's house within.

i Ps. 14.5.

18 And it came to pass q as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flour for a shekel, shall be to-morrow about this time in the gate of Sa


9 Then they said one to another, We k do not well: this day is a day

19 And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now, behold,

of good tidings, and we hold our m 2Sa. 18.26. if the LORD should make windows peace: If we tarry till the morning-light, 2 some mischief will come upon us now therefore, come, that we may go and tell the king's household.

in heaven, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with the eyes, but shalt r not eat thereof.

48.4-6. 68.12. Pr.21.1.


14 They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.

15 And they went after them unto Jordan: and, lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.

16 And the people went out, and n spoiled the tents of the Syrians.

2 we shall
find pu-

3 in it.

10 So they came and called unto the porter m of the city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied, and the tents as they o ver. 1.

n Ps.68.12.

HEN spake Elisha unto the restored to life,) saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn for the LORD hath called b for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven c years.

12 And the king arose in the 9 Ge. 18.14.
night, and said unto his servants, I
will now show you what the
Syrians have done to us. They
know that we be hungry, therefore Nu.20.12.
are they gone out of the camp to
hide themselves in the field, say-
ing, When they come out of the
city we shall catch them alive, and
get into the city.


2 And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years.

(CHAP. 8.)

3 And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman re

13 And one of his servants answered and said, Let some take, I a ch.4.18,&c. turned out of the land of the Philispray thee, five of the horses that remain, which are left 3 in the city, (behold they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say they are even as the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed :) and let us send and

tines and she went forth to crv unto the king for her house and for her land.

c Gen.41.27.

p ver.2.

b Ps. 105.16.

e Mat.2.8.

Lu.9.9. 23.8. Jno.9.27.

d ch.5.20,27. done.

f ch.4.35.

20 And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.

1 or, eunuch.


1 The Shunammite, for Elisha's miracle's sake, hath her land restored by the king. 16 Jehoram's wicked reign in Judah.

4 And the king talked with Gehazi d the servant of the man of God, saying, Telle me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath

5 And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life,f that, be hold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, my lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain 1 offi

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7 And Elisha came to Damas-i cus; and Ben-hadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither.

10 And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest k certainly recover: howbeit the LORD hath showed me that he shall surely die.l

I ver. 15.

3 and set it.
m Lu. 19.41.
n ch. 10.32.

8 And the king said unto Hazael,
9 Take a present h in thine hand,
and go, meet the man of God, and
inquirei of the LORD by him, say-
ing, Shall I recover of this disease?
9 So Hazael went to meet him,
and took a present 2 with him, even
of every good thing of Damascus,
forty camels' burden, and came
and stood before him, and said, Thy
son Ben-hadad king of Syria hath q 1Sa. 17.43.
sent me to thee, saying, Shall I re-r 1Ki, 19.15.
cover of this disease?

12.17. 13.3,7. o Ps. 137.8,9. Am. 1.3-5. ch. 15. 16. Ho. 13.16. Am. 1. 13.


s ver. 10.

u 2Ch.21.5,

4 reigned.

v IKI.22.52,


11 And he settled his countenance 3 stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.m

12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth
my lord? And he answered, Be-
cause I know the evil n that thou
wilt do unto the children of Israel: y 2Sa.7.13.
their strong holds wilt thou set on
fire, and their young men wilt thou
slay with the sword, and o wilt dash
their children, and rip upp their
women with child.

Ps. 132.17.

w ver.26.

x Je.33.25,26.
Ho, 11.9.

Ahaziah's wicked reign.

sake, as he promised y him to give
him alway a 5 light, and to his
20 In his days Edom revolted z
from under the hand of Judah, and
made a king a over themselves.

21 So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him: and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots and the people fled into their tents.

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f ch.9.16.
10 wounded.
(CHAP. 9.)

22 Yet b Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah c revolted at the same time.

23 And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah?

24 And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and 6 Ahaziah his d son reigned in his stead.


In the twelfth year of Joram, the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign.

5 candle, or,

z Ge.27.40.

13 And Hazael said. But what! is thy servant a dog, q that he should a 1Ki.22.47. do this great thing? And Elisha an- b ver.20. swered,The LORD hath showed merc that thou shalt be king over Syria.

14 So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest s surely recover.

6 called
and Jehoa-


ver. 18.

15 And it came to pass on the td 2Ch.22.1,
morrow, that he took a thick cloth,
and dipped it in water, and spread 7 or, grand-
it on his face, so that he died: and
Hazael reigned in his stead.
16 And in the fifth year of Jo-e
ram the son of Ahab king of Israel,
Jehoshaphat being then king of Ju-
dah, Jehoram, u the son of Jehosha-
phat king of Judah 4 began to reign.


8 wherewith

the Sy-
rians had


Ramoth, A

17 Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18 And he walked in the way v of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for thew daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the LORD.

a 1Ki.20.35.

b ch.4.29.
Jer. 1. 17.

19 Yet r the LORD would not de-c ch.8.28. stroy Judah for David his servant's

26 Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the LORD, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the sonin-law of the house of Ahab.

28 T And e he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramothgilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram.

29 And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds 8 which the Syrians had given him at 9 Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went f down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was 10 sick.

CHAPTER IX. Elisha sendeth a young prophet with instructions to anoint Jehu at Ramoth-gilead.

ND Elisha the a prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird b up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramothgilead: c

2 And when thon comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from

Jehu made king.

among d his brethren, and carry him to an 1 inner chamber;

3 Then e take the box of oil, fand pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

4 So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramoth-gilead.

B. C. 885.

d ver.5.11.

1 chamber

in a cham


e 1Ki. 19.16.

f 1Sam. 10.1.
g 2Ch. 22.7.
h Ps.75.6.
5. 0,21.
i Lu. 18.7.8.
Re.6.9, 10.
k 1Ki. 18.4.

5 And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain.

6 And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus 7 saith the LORD God of Israel, Ih1Ki. 14.10. have anointed thee king over the m De.32.36. people of the LORD, even over Israel. n Ki.15.29. 7 And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may 11. avenge the blood of my servants k the prophets, and the blood of all Pver 35,36. the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.

o Iki. 16.5,


q Jer.29.26.
Jno. 10.20.
Acts 26.24.

8 For the whole house of Ahab, shall perish and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up m and left in Israel.

r ver.6.

2 reigneth.

9 And I will make the house of s Mat.21.7. Ahab like the house of Jeroboamnt 2Sam. 15.10. the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha o the son of Ahijah: 10 And p the dogs shall eat Jeze- 3 Jehoram. bel in the portion of Jezreel, and u ch.8.25,29. there shall be none to bury her. And 4 smote. he opened the door, and fled.

5 let no es-
caper go.

Jehu killeth Jehoram. none go forth nor escape out of the city to go to tell it in Jezreel.

16 So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; (for Joram lay there.) And Ahaziah, king of Judah was come down to see Joram. 17 And there stood a watchman v on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say. Is it peace? w

18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? Turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again.

2 Re.2.20-23.
10 filled his
hand with
a bow.

11 bowed.

a lKi.21.29.
12 bloods.


19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to them, and said, Thus saith the king. Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What hast thou to do with peace? Turn thee behind me.

20 And the watchman told, saying, He came even unto them, and cometh not again: and the 6 driving is like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he driveth 7 furiously.

21 And Joram said, 8 Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel, and Ahaziah king of Judah, went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and 9 met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

22 And it came to pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that he said, Is it peace, Jehu? And he answered, What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebelz and her witchcrafts are so many? 23 And Joram turned his hands, and fled, and said to Ahaziah, There is treachery, O Ahaziah! 24 And Jehu 10 drew a bow with his full strength, and smote Jehoram between his arms, and the arrow went out at his heart, and he 11 sunk down in his chariot.

11 Then Jehu came forth to the servan's of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? Wherefore came this mad q fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know v 2Sa. 18.24. the man, and his communication. Is.21.6.&c.

12 And they said, It is false; tell w 1Sa. 16.4. us now. And he said, Thus r and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith the LORD, I have anointed thee king over Israel.

17.22. IKI.2.13. 6 or, marching. 13 Then they hasted, and took in madness. every man his garment, s and put x Hab. 1.6. it under him on the top of the 8 Bind. stairs, and blew t with trumpets, saying, Jehu 2 is king. 14 So Jehu the son of Jehosha-y Is.48.22. phat the son of Nimshi conspired against Joram. (Now Joram had kept Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel, because of Hazael king of Syria.

9 found.

15 But king 3 Joram was returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians 4 had given him, when he fought with Hazael king of Syria.) And Jehu 13 or, portion. the plat of ground, according to said, If it be your minds, then 5 let!

the word of the LORD.

25 Then said Jehu to Bidkar his captain, Take up, and cast him in the portion of the fiel of Naboth the Jezreelite: for remember how that, when I and thou rode together after Ahab his father, the LORD laid this burden upon him; a

25 Surely I have seen yesterday 12the blood of Naboth, and the blood of his sons, saith the LORD; and b I will requite thee in this 13 plat, saith the LORD. therefore take and cast him into


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