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Ahaziah dies. Jehoram succeeds him. Elijah's Spirit rests on Elisha said unto him, Thus saith Jehovah, | took his mantle, and wrapped it to Forasmuch as thou hast sent mes gether, and smote the waters, and sengers to inquire of Baal-zebub, the they were divided hither and thither, god of Ekron, is it because there is so that they two went over on dry no God in Israel to inquire of his ground... 9 And it came to pass, word; therefore thou shalt not come when they were gone over, that down from the bed whither thou art Elijah said unto Elisha, Ask what I gone up, but shalt surely die. shall do for thee, before I am taken 17 So he died according to the from thee. And Elisha said, I pray word of Jehovah which Elijah bad thee, let 2 a double portion of thy spoken. And Jehoram began to spirit be upon me. 10 And he said, reign in his stead in the second year Thou hast asked a hard thing: neverof Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat theless, if thou see me when I am king of Judah; because he had no taken from thee, it shall be so unto son. 18 Now the rest of the acts of thee; but if not, it shall not be so. Ahaziah which he did, are they not 11 And it came to pass, as they still written in the book of the chronicles went on, and talked, that, behold, of the kings of Israel?

there appeared 3a chariot of fire, and 2 And it came to pass, when Je- horses of fire, which parted them

hovah would take up Elijah by both asunder; and Elijah went up a whirlwind into heaven, that Elijah by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2 Elisha saw it, and he cried, My And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry father, my father, the 4 chariots of here, I pray thee; for Jehovah hath Israel and the horsemen thereof! sent me as far as Beth-el. And Eli And he saw him no more : and he sha said, As Jehovah liveth, and as took hold of his own clothes, and thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. rent them in two pieces. 13. He So they went down to Beth-el. 3 took up also the mantle of Elijah And the sons of the prophets that that fell from him, and went back, were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha, and stood by the bank of the Jordan. and said unto him, Knowest thou 14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that Jehovah will take away thy that fell from him, and smote the master from thy head to-day? And waters, and said, Where is Jehovah, he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye 5 the God of Elijah ? and when he your peace. 4 And Elijah said unto also had smitten the waters, they him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; were divided hither and thither"; for Jehovah hath sent me to Jericho. and Elisha went over. And he said, As Jehovah liveth, and 15 And when the sons of the as thy soul liveth, I will not leave prophets that were at Jericho over thee. So they came to Jericho. 5 against him saw him, they said, The And the sons of the prophets that spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. Were at Jericho came near to Elisha, And they came to meet him, and and said unto him, Knowest thou bowed themselves to the ground bethat Jehovah will take away thy fore him. 16 And they said unto master from thy head to-day? And him, Behold now, there are with thy he answered, Yea, I know it ; hold servants fifty strong men; let them ye your peace. 6 And Elijah said go, we pray thee, and seek thy unto him, Tarry here, I pray thee ; master, lest the Spirit of Jehovah for Jehovah hath sent me to the Jor- hath taken bim up, and cast him dan. And he said, As Jehovah liv- upon some mountain, or into some eth, and as thy soul liveth, I will valley. And he said, Ye shall not not leave thee. And they two went send. 17 And when they urged him on. 7 And fifty men of the sons of 1 Or, as they went the prophets went, and stood over 2 That is, the portion of the first-born. S against them afar off : and they two

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Elisha's Counsel. Mesha is defeated. The Widow's Oil increased to pass, when the minstrel played, saw that the battle was too sore for that the hand of Jehovah came upon him, he took with him seven hun. him. 16 And he said, Thus saith dred men that drew sword, to break Jehovah, Make this valley full of through unto the king of Edom; trenches

. 17 For thus saith Jeho- but they could not. 27 Then he vah, Ye shall not see wind, neither took his eldest son that should have shall ye see rain; yet that valley reigned in his stead, and offered him shall be filled with water, and ye shall for a burnt-offering upon the wall. drink, both ye and your cattle And there was great wrath against and your beasts. 18 And this is but Israel: and they departed from him, a light thing in the sight of Jeho- and returned to their own land.

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of the wives of the shall smite every fortified city, and sons of the prophets unto Elisha, every choice city, and shall fell every saying, Thy servant my husband is good tree, and stop all fountains of dead; and thou knowest that thy water, and mar every good piece of servant did fear Jehovah: and the land with stones. 20 And it came creditor is come to take unto him to pass in the morning, about the my two children to be bondmen. 2 time of offering the oblation, that, And Elisha said unto her, What behold, there came water by the shall I do for thee? tell me; what way of Edom, and the country was hast thou in the house? And she filled with water.

said, Thy handmaid hath not any21 Now when all the Moabites thing in the house, save a pot of oil. heard that the kings were come up 3 Then he said, 'Go, borrow thee to fight against them, they gathered vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, themselves together, all that were even empty vessels ; borrow not a able to 2 put on armor, and upward, few. 4 And thou shalt go in, and and stood on the border. 22 And shut the door upon thee and upon they rose up early in the morning, thy sons, and pour out into all those and the sun shone upon the water, vessels; and thou shalt set aside and the Moabites saw the water that which is full.

5 So she went over against them as red as blood : from him, and shut the door upon 23 and they said, This is blood ; the her and upon her sons; they brought kings 3 are surely destroyed, and the vessels to her, and she poured oụt. they have smitten each man his fel- 6 And it came to pass, when the low: now therefore, Moah, to the vessels were full, that she said unto spoil

. 24 And when they came to her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And the camp of Israel, the Israelites he said unto her, There is not a vesrose up and smote the Moabites, so sel more. And the oil stayed. 7 that they fled before them; and Then she came and told the man of they went forward 4 into the land God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, smiting the Moabites. 25 And they and pay thy debt, and live thou and beat down the cities; and on every thy sons of the rest. good piece of land they cast every 3 And it fell on a day, that Elisha man his stone, and filled it; and passed to Shunem, where was a great they stopped all the fountains of woman; and she constrained him to water, and felled all the good trees, eat bread. And so it was, that as until in Kir-hareseth only they left oft as he passed by, he turned in the stones thereof; howbeit the thither to eat bread. 9 And she slingers went about it, and smote said unto her husband, Behold now, it. 26 And when the king of Moab I perceive that this is a holy man

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Elisha and the Shunammite Woman. He raises the Shunammite's dead Son little chamber lon the wall; and let | and said to her servant, Drive, and us set for him there a bed, and a table, go forward; slacken me not the and a seat, and a candlestick: and riding, except I bid thee. 25 So she otheek it shall be, when he cometh to us, went, and came unto the man of God is ille that he shall turn in thither. 11 And to mount Carmel. it fell on a day, that he came thither, And it came to pass, when the and he turned into the chamber and man of God saw her afar off, that lay there. 12 And he said to Gehazi he said to Gehazi his servant, Behis servant, Call this Shunammite. hold, yonder is the Shunarmite: 26 And when he had called her, she run, I pray thee, now to meet her, stood before him. 13 And he said and say unto her, Is it well with unto him, Say now unto her, Be- thee? is it well with thy husband ? hold, thou hast 2 been careful for us is it well with the child? And she with all this care; what is to be done answered, It is well. 27 And when for thee? wouldest thou be spoken she came to the man of God to the for to the king, or to the captain of hill, she caught hold of his feet. And the host? And she answered, I dwell Gehazi came near to thrust her awar; dod para said, What then is to be done for alone: for her soul is 5 vexed within her? And Gehazi answered, Verily her; and Jehovah hath hid it from she hath no son, and her husband is me, and hath not told me. 28 Then old. 15 And he said, Call her. And she said, Did I desire à son of my when he had called her, she stood in lord? did I not say, Do not deceive the door. 16 And he said, At this me? 29 Then he said to Gehazi, season, when the time '3 cometh Gird up thy loins, and take my staff round, thou shalt embrace a son. in thy hand, and go thy way: if thou And she said, Nay, my lord, thou meet any man, salute him not; and man of God, do not lie unto thy if any salute thee, answer him not handmaid.

again : and lay my staff upon the 17 And the woman conceived, and face of the child. 30 And the mother bare a son at that season, when the of the child said, As Jehovah liveth, time came round, as Elisha had said and as thy soul liveth, I will not unto her: 18 And when the child | leave thee. And he arose, and fol. was grown, it fell on a day, that he lowed her. 31 And Gehazi passed went out to his father to the reapers. on before them, and laid the staff 19 And he said unto his father, My upon the face of the child; but head, my head. And he said to his there was neither voice, nor 6 hearservant, Carry him to his mother. ing. Wherefore he returned to meet 20 And when he had taken him, and him, and told him, saying, The child brought him to his mother, he sat is not awaked. on her knees till noon, and then died. 32 And when Elisha was 21 And she went up and laid him on into the house, behold, the child the bed of the man of God, and shut was dead, and laid upon his bed. the door upon him, and went out. 22 33 He went in therefore, and shut And she called unto her husband, the door upon them twain, and and said, Send me, I pray thee, one prayed unto Jehovah. 34 And he of the servants, and one of the asses, went up, and lay upon the child, that I may run to the man of God, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and come again. 23 And he said, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his Wherefore wilt thou go to him to- hands upon his hands: and he day? it is neither new moon nor 7 stretched himself upon him; and sabbath. And she said, "It shall be the flesh of the child waxed warm. well. 24 Then she saddled an ass, 35 Then he returned, and walked in

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The poisonous Pottage. Loaves and Grain multiplied up, and 1 stretched himself upon honorable, because by him Jehovah him: and the child sneezed seven had given 7 victory unto Syria : he times, and the

child opened his eyes. was also a mighty man of valor, but 36 And he called Gehazi, and said, he was a leper. 2 And the Syrians Call this Shunammite, So he called had gone out in bands, and had her. And when she was come in brought away captive out of the unto him, he said, Take up thy son. land of Israel a little maiden; and 37 Then she went in, and fell at his she 8 waited on Naaman's wife. 3 feet, and bowed herself to the And she said unto her mistress, ground; and she took up her son, Would that my lord were 6 with the and went out.

prophet that is in Samaria! then 38 And Elisha came again to Gil. would he recover him of his leprosy. gal. And there was a dearth in the 4 And one went in, and told his land; and the sons of the prophets lord, saying, Thus and thus said the were sitting before him; and he said maiden that is of the land of Israel. unto his servant, Set on the great 5 And the king of Syria said, GO pot, and boil pottage for the sons of now, and I will send a letter unto the prophets. 39 And one went out the king of Israel. And he deinto the field to gather herbs, and parted, and took with him ten talfound a wild vine, and gathered ents of silver, and six thousand thereof wild gourds his lap full, and 10 pieces of gold, and ten changes of came and shred them into the pot raiment, 6 And he_brought the of pottage; for they knew them not. letter to the king of Israel, saying, 40 So they poured out for the men And now when this letter is come to eat. And it came to pass, as they unto thee, behold, I have sent Naawere eating of the pottage, that they man my servant to thee, that thou cried out, and said, O man of God, mayest recover him of his leprosy. there is death in the pot. And they 7 And it came to pass, when the could not eat thereof. 41 But he king of Israel had read the letter, said

, Then bring meal. And he cast that he rent his clothes, and said, it into the pot; and he said, Pour Am I God, to kill and to make alive, out for the people, that they may that this man doth send unto me to eat. And there was no 3 harm in recover a man of his leprosy? but

consider, I pray you, and see how 42 And there came a man from he seeketh fa quarrel against me. Baal-shalishah, and brotight the 8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God bread of the first-fruits, man of God heard that the king of twenty loaves of barley, and fresh Israel had rent his clothes, that he ears of grain in his sack. And he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore said

, Give unto the people, that they hast thou rent thy clothes ? let him may eat. 43 And his 5 servant said, come now to me, and he shall know What, should I set this before a that there is a prophet in Israel, 9 hundred men? But he said, Give So Naaman came with his horses the people, that they may eat; for and with his chariots, and stood at thus şaith Jehovah, They shall eat, the door of the house of Elisha. 10 and shall leave thereof. 44 So he And Elisha sent a messenger unto set it before them, and they did eat, him, saying, Go and wash in the and left thereof, according to the Jordan seven times, and thy flesh word of Jehovah.

shall come again to thee, and 12 thou 5 Now Naaman, captain of the shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was

host of the king of Syria, was wroth, and went away, and said, a great man with his master, and Behold, I thought, He will surely

come out to me, and stand, and call 10r, bowed himself 2 Or, and embraced the child 3 Heb. evil thing.

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12 Heb. be thou clean.

5 Or, minister
6 Heb. before.


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