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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 waxed warm.

35 Then he returned and walked in the House to and fro, and went up, and stretched himself upon him : and the Child neered seven times, and the Child opened his Eyes.

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 up her Son, and went out.

38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal, and there was a Dearth in the Land, and the Sons of the Prophets were fitting 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 Gourds his Lapful, and came and shred them into the Pot of Pot

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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 thereof. .

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.

42 And there came a Man from Baal-fhalisha, and brought the Man of God Bread of the First-fruits, twenty Loaves of Barley, and full Ears of Corn in the Husk thereof : and he said, Give unto the People, that they may eat.

43 And bis Servitor said, What should I set this before an hundred Men? He said again, Give the People, that they may eat : for thus faith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof according to the Word of the LORD.

CHA P. V. | Naaman by the Report of a Captive Maid, is sent to Sama

ria to be cured of his Leprosy. 8 Elima sending him to Jor dan, cureth him : 15 He refusing Naaman's Gifts, grantab

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the Prophet : and none of them was Host of the King of Syria, cleansed, saving Naaman the Sr was a great Man with his Rian. Master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given Deliverance unto Syria : he was also a mighty Man in Valour, but he was a LEPER.

2 And the Syrians had gone out by Companies, and had brought away Captive out of the Land of Israel, a little

Maid, and me waited on Naaman’s Wife. . 3 And she said unto her Mistress, Would God my Lord - were with the Prophet that is in Samaria : for he would recover him of his Leprosy.

4. And one went in, and told his Lord, saying, Thus and thus faid the Maid that is of the Land of Israel.

5 And the King of Syria said, Go, and I will send a Letter unto the King of Israel. 'And he departed, and took with him ten Talents of Silver, and fix thousand pieces of Gold, and ten Changes of Raiment.

6 And he brought the Letter to the King of Israel, faying, Now when this Letter is come unto thee, behold,' I have therewith sent Naaman my Servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his Leprosy.

7 And it came to pass when the King of Israel had read the Letter, that he rent his Cloaths, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this Man doth send unto me to recover a Man of his Leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a Quarrel against me.

8 And when Elisha heard that the King of Israel had rent his Cloaths, he sent to the King, saying, Wherefore haft thou rent thy Cloaths ? let him come now to me, and he shall know, that there is a PROPHET in Israel.

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 in Jordan seven times, and thy Flesh shall come again unto thee, and thou shalt be clean.

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Stand, and call on the Name of the Lord his God, and strike his Hand over the Place, and recover the Leper.

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.

13 And his Servants came near, and spake unto 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 faith to thee, Wath and be clean?

14 Then 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 unto the Flesh of a little Child, and he was clean.

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 Blefing of thy Servant.

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.

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 unto the LORD. . 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..

19 And he said unto him, Go in Peace. So he departed from him a little way.

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 fomewhat of him. :21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman : and when Nasman faw him running after hiin, he lighted down from the Chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well ?

22 And he said, All is well: my Master hath sent me, faying, Behold, even now there be come to me from Mount

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Ephraim two young Men of the Sons of the Prophets :' give them, I pray thee, a Talent of Silver, and two Changes of Garments.

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 Garmen's, and laid them upon two of his Servants, and they bare them before him.

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. : 25 But he went in, and stood before his Master : And Elisha said unto him, Whence comett.thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy Servant went no whither.

26 And he said unto him, Went not mine 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-fervants, and Maid-servants?

27 The Leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy Seed for ever. And he went out from his Presence a Leper as white as Snow.

C H A P. VI. · Elisha giving Leave to the young Prophets to enlarge their

Dwellings, causeth Iron to swim : 8 He discloseth the King of Syria's Counsel. 13 The Army which was sent to Dothan to apprehend Elisa, is smitten with Blindness : 19 Being brought into Samaria, they are dismissed in Peace. 24. The Famine in Samaria causeth Women to eat their own Children. 30 The King sendeth to pay Elipa.

Ver. 1 AND the Sons of the Prophets said unto Elisha, . A Behold now, 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 faid, Be 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. But as one was felling a Beam, the Ax-head fell into

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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 shewed him the Place. And he cut down a Stick, and caft 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.

& 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.

9 And the Man of God sent unto the King of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a Place ; for thitber the Syrians are come down.

10 And the King of Israel sent to the Place which the Man of God told him, and warned him of, and saved him. self there, not once nor twice.

1 Therefore the Heart of the King of Syria was sore troubled for this Thing, and he called his Servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the King of Israel?

12 And one of his Servants faid, 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.

13 And he said, Go, and spy where he is that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold he is in Dothan.

14 Therefore sent he thither Horses, and Chariots, and a great Host : and they came by Night, and compassed the City about.

15 And when the 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?

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

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SPIRITS, sent forth to minister for and he saw : and behold, the TION. Mountain was full of Horses, and Chariots of Fire round about ELISHA.

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