7/6/13

From Gary... Precious little additions


When I first saw Walter Vogt's picture, frankly, I was very impressed by it.  The sharp contrast of the colors is very striking indeed.  And as I looked at the raindrops on this beautiful flower (if anyone knows what it is- please e-mail me) I thought about the preceding storm and that after the tumult, something wonderful was left behind. Small drops of nourishment and beauty that almost make you rejoice for the disturbance.  It is to those drops that I would like to focus my attention today and reflect a bit on their importance.  First though, please be kind enough to read the Scripture I chose today for a companion to Walt's picture...

2 Peter, Chapter 1
2 Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord,  3 seeing that his divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and virtue;  4 by which he has granted to us his precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust.  5 Yes, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence; and in moral excellence, knowledge;  6 and in knowledge, self-control; and in self-control patience; and in patience godliness;  7 and in godliness brotherly affection; and in brotherly affection, love.  8 For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful to the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.  

God wants you. God loves you. God is pleased when you obey his Gospel and are added to HIS family.  Now, its time for the newborn spiritual child to grow. Grow, by the power of his word and absorbing the perfect spiritual principles therein to advance toward perfection.  An ever increasing closeness that we understand as we practice things like moral excellence, self-control, patience and love.  These and more are like the nourishing raindrops on that yellow bloom above.  In fact, they come from above- and not from any raindrop either.  This passage from Peter is important- read and read it again- several times; reflect and grow!!!  You will never think about rain quite the same way ever again!!!  Once again, NICE PICTURE - Walt!!!  

From Gary... Bible Reading and Study, July 6


Bible Reading and Study, July 6

July 6
2 Kings 4-6

2Ki 4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant feared Yahweh: and the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves.
2Ki 4:2 Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? tell me; what do you have in the house? She said, Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil.
2Ki 4:3 Then he said, Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few.
2Ki 4:4 You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full.
2Ki 4:5 So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the containers to her, and she poured out.
2Ki 4:6 It happened, when the containers were full, that she said to her son, Bring me another container. He said to her, There isn't another container. The oil stopped flowing.
2Ki 4:7 Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt, and you and your sons live on the rest.
2Ki 4:8 It fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where there was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. So it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.
2Ki 4:9 She said to her husband, See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.
2Ki 4:10 Let us make, Please, a little chamber on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a seat, and a lamp stand: and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there.
2Ki 4:11 It fell on a day, that he came there, and he turned into the chamber and lay there.
2Ki 4:12 He said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. When he had called her, she stood before him.
2Ki 4:13 He said to him, Say now to her, Behold, you have cared for us with all this care; what is to be done for you? would you like to be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the army? She answered, I dwell among my own people.
2Ki 4:14 He said, What then is to be done for her? Gehazi answered, Most certainly she has no son, and her husband is old.
2Ki 4:15 He said, Call her. When he had called her, she stood in the door.
2Ki 4:16 He said, At this season, when the time comes round, you shall embrace a son. She said, No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your handmaid.
2Ki 4:17 The woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came round, as Elisha had said to her.
2Ki 4:18 When the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
2Ki 4:19 He said to his father, My head, my head. He said to his servant, Carry him to his mother.
2Ki 4:20 When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.
2Ki 4:21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door on him, and went out.
2Ki 4:22 She called to her husband, and said, Please send me one of the servants, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
2Ki 4:23 He said, Why would you want go to him today? it is neither new moon nor Sabbath. She said, It shall be well.
2Ki 4:24 Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; don't slacken me the riding, unless I ask you to.
2Ki 4:25 So she went, and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. It happened, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is the Shunammite:
2Ki 4:26 please run now to meet her, and ask her, Is it well with you? is it well with your husband? is it well with the child? She answered, It is well.
2Ki 4:27 When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone: for her soul is troubled within her; and Yahweh has hid it from me, and has not told me.
2Ki 4:28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?
2Ki 4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand, and go your way. If you meet any man, don't greet him; and if anyone greets you, don't answer him again. Then lay my staff on the face of the child."
2Ki 4:30 The mother of the child said, As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. He arose, and followed her.
2Ki 4:31 Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, The child has not awakened.
2Ki 4:32 When Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed.
2Ki 4:33 He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh.
2Ki 4:34 He went up, and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands: and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child grew warm.
2Ki 4:35 Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth; and went up, and stretched himself on him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
2Ki 4:36 He called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. When she was come in to him, he said, Take up your son.
2Ki 4:37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.
2Ki 4:38 Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.
2Ki 4:39 One went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered of it wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of stew; for they didn't recognize them.
2Ki 4:40 So they poured out for the men to eat. It happened, as they were eating of the stew, that they cried out, and said, man of God, there is death in the pot. They could not eat of it.
2Ki 4:41 But he said, Then bring meal. He cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. There was no harm in the pot.
2Ki 4:42 There came a man from Baal Shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. He said, Give to the people, that they may eat.
2Ki 4:43 His servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.
2Ki 4:44 So he set it before them, and they ate, and left of it, according to the word of Yahweh.
2Ki 5:1 Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.
2Ki 5:2 The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman's wife.
2Ki 5:3 She said to her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.
2Ki 5:4 One went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maiden who is of the land of Israel.
2Ki 5:5 The king of Syria said, Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. He departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
2Ki 5:6 He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.
2Ki 5:7 It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man does send to me to recover a man of his leprosy? but consider, please, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.
2Ki 5:8 It was so, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Why have you torn your clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
2Ki 5:9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
2Ki 5:10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean.
2Ki 5:11 But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
2Ki 5:12 Aren't Abanah and Pharpar, the 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.
2Ki 5:13 His servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, My father, if the prophet had asked you do some great thing, wouldn't you have done it? how much rather then, when he says to you, Wash, and be clean?
2Ki 5:14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
2Ki 5:15 He returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he said, See now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, please take a present from your servant.
2Ki 5:16 But he said, As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. He urged him to take it; but he refused.
2Ki 5:17 Naaman said, If not, yet, please let there be given to your servant two mules' burden of earth; for your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to Yahweh.
2Ki 5:18 In this thing Yahweh pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing.
2Ki 5:19 He said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
2Ki 5:20 But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: as Yahweh lives, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.
2Ki 5:21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he alighted from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
2Ki 5:22 He said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there are come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets; please give them a talent of silver, and two changes of clothing.
2Ki 5:23 Naaman said, Be pleased to take two talents. He urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants; and they bore them before him.
2Ki 5:24 When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house; and he let the men go, and they departed.
2Ki 5:25 But he went in, and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, Where do you come from, Gehazi? He said, Your servant went nowhere.
2Ki 5:26 He said to him, Didn't my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive groves and vineyards, and sheep and cattle, and male servants and female servants?
2Ki 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cling to you and to your seed forever. He went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.
2Ki 6:1 The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.
2Ki 6:2 Let us go, please, to the Jordan, and every man a beam from there, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. He answered, Go!
2Ki 6:3 One said, "Please be pleased to go with your servants." He answered, "I will go."
2Ki 6:4 So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down wood.
2Ki 6:5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried, and said, Alas, my master! for it was borrowed.
2Ki 6:6 The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" He showed him the place. He cut down a stick, threw it in there, and made the iron float.
2Ki 6:7 He said, "Take it." So he put out his hand and took it.
2Ki 6:8 Now the king of Syria was warring against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
2Ki 6:9 The man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that you not pass such a place; for there the Syrians are coming down.
2Ki 6:10 The king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he saved himself there, not once nor twice.
2Ki 6:11 The heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said to them, Won't you show me which of us is for the king of Israel?
2Ki 6:12 One of his servants said, No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber.
2Ki 6:13 He said, Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him. It was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
2Ki 6:14 Therefore sent he there horses, and chariots, and a great army: and they came by night, and surrounded the city.
2Ki 6:15 When the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an army with horses and chariots was around the city. His servant said to him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
2Ki 6:16 He answered, Don't be afraid; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.
2Ki 6:17 Elisha prayed, and said, Yahweh, Please open his eyes, that he may see. Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.
2Ki 6:18 When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to Yahweh, and said, Please smite this people with blindness. He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
2Ki 6:19 Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek. He led them to Samaria.
2Ki 6:20 It happened, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Yahweh, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. Yahweh opened their eyes, and they saw; and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
2Ki 6:21 The king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I strike them? shall I strike them?
2Ki 6:22 He answered, You shall not strike them: would you strike those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
2Ki 6:23 He prepared great provision for them; and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. The bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
2Ki 6:24 It happened after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
2Ki 6:25 There was a great famine in Samaria: and behold, they besieged it, until a donkey's head was sold for eightypieces of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver.
2Ki 6:26 As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
2Ki 6:27 He said, If Yahweh doesn't help you, from where could I help you? From of the threshing floor, or from the winepress?
2Ki 6:28 The king said to her, "What ails you?" She answered, "This woman said to me, 'Give your son, that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.'
2Ki 6:29 So we boiled my son, and ate him: and I said to her on the next day, 'Give your son, that we may eat him;' and she has hidden her son."
2Ki 6:30 It happened, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes (now he was passing by on the wall); and the people looked, and behold, he had sackcloth within on his flesh.
2Ki 6:31 Then he said, God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stay on him this day.
2Ki 6:32 But Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? behold, when the messenger comes, shut the door, and hold the door fast against him: isn't the sound of his master's feet behind him?

2Ki 6:33 While he was yet talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of Yahweh; why should I wait for Yahweh any longer? 



The Composite Bible
The World English Bible
Darby's Translation
Young's Literal Translation

The Composite Bible is a effort to understand the Bible by considering it from different perspectives and different levels of literalcy. First, read the World English Bible (the least literal-black text) for comprehension of the text. Next, read both the World English Bible with the Darby Translation (more literal-blue text)to make comparisons and lastly, read all three versions (Young's is the most literal translation- red text) at one time to obtain an overview of the text. Doing this will make you think about whatthe Scriptures are actually saying and avoid reading in a superficial manner.

2 Kings


2 Kings 4 1
Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Your
servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant did fear Yahweh: and the creditor
is come to take to him my two children to be bondservants.
And a woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha saying, Thy servant
my husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant feared Jehovah; and the creditor
is come to take my two children to be bondmen.
And a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets hath cried unto
Elisha, saying, `Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and thou hast known that thy
servant was fearing Jehovah, and the lender hath come to take my two children to
him for servants.`
2 Kings 4 2
Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? tell me; what have you in the house? She said, Your
handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil.
And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for thee? Tell me, what hast thou in the house? And
she said, Thy handmaid has not anything at all in the house but a pot of oil.
And Elisha saith unto her, `What do I do for thee? declare to me, what hast thou in
the house?` and she saith, `Thy maid-servant hath nothing in the house except a
pot of oil.`
2 Kings 4 3
Then he said, Go, borrow you vessels abroad of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not
a few.
And he said, Go, borrow for thyself vessels abroad from all thy neighbours, empty vessels;
let it not be few;
And he saith, `Go, ask for thee vessels from without, from all thy neighbours --
empty vessels -- let [them] not be few;
2 Kings 4 4
You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those vessels;
and you shall set aside that which is full.
and go in, and shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and pour out into all those
vessels, and set aside what is full.
and thou hast entered, and shut the door upon thee, and upon thy sons, and hast
poured out into all these vessels, and the full ones thou dost remove.`
2 Kings 4 5
So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought [the vessels] to
her, and she poured out.
And she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons: they brought [the
vessels] to her, and she poured out.
And she goeth from him, and shutteth the door upon her, and upon her sons; they
are bringing nigh unto her, and she is pouring out,
2 Kings 4 6
It happened, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, Bring me yet a vessel. He said to
her, There isn`t another vessel. The oil stayed.
And it came to pass when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, Bring me yet a
vessel. And he said to her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
and it cometh to pass, at the filling of the vessels, that she saith unto her son,
`Bring nigh unto me a vessel more,` and he saith unto her, `There is not a vessel
more;` and the oil stayeth.
2 Kings 4 7
Then she came and told the man of God. He said, Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt, and live you
and your sons of the rest.
And she came and told the man of God; and he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and
live thou [and] thy sons on the rest.
And she cometh and declareth to the man of God, and he saith, `Go, sell the oil, and
repay thy loan; and thou [and] thy sons do live of the rest.`
2 Kings 4 8
It fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him
to eat bread. So it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.
And it came to pass on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a wealthy woman;
and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, [that] as oft as he passed by, he
turned in thither to eat bread.
And the day cometh that Elisha passeth over unto Shunem, and there [is] a great
woman, and she layeth hold on him to eat bread, and it cometh to pass, at the time
of his passing over, he turneth aside thither to eat bread,
2 Kings 4 9
She said to her husband, See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us
continually.
And she said to her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who
passes by us continually.
and she saith unto her husband, `Lo, I pray thee, I have known that a holy man of
God he is, passing over by us continually;
2 Kings 4 10
Let us make, Please, a little chamber on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table,
and a seat, and a lamp stand: and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there.
Let us make, I pray thee, a small upper chamber with walls, and let us set for him there a
bed, and a table, and a seat, and a lampstand; and it shall be when he cometh to us, he
shall turn in thither.
let us make, I pray thee, a little upper chamber of the wall, and we set for him
there a bed, and a table, and a high seat, and a candlestick; and it hath been, in
his coming in unto us, he doth turn aside thither.`
2 Kings 4 11
It fell on a day, that he came there, and he turned into the chamber and lay there.
And it came to pass on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the upper
chamber, and lay there.
And the day cometh, that he cometh in thither, and turneth aside unto the upper
chamber, and lieth there,
2 Kings 4 12
He said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. When he had called her, she stood before
him.
And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And he called her, and she stood
before him.
and he saith unto Gehazi his young man, `Call for this Shunammite;` and he calleth
for her, and she standeth before him.
2 Kings 4 13
He said to him, Say now to her, Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what is to
be done for you? would you be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? She
answered, I dwell among my own people.
And he said to him, Say now to her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this
care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the
captain of the host? And she said, I dwell among mine own people.
And he saith to him, `Say, I pray thee, unto her, Lo, thou hast troubled thyself
concerning us with all this trouble; what -- to do for thee? is it to speak for thee
unto the king, or unto the head of the host?` and she saith, `In the midst of my
people I am dwelling.`
2 Kings 4 14
He said, What then is to be done for her? Gehazi answered, Most assuredly she has no son, and
her husband is old.
And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi said, Verily, she has no son, and
her husband is old.
And he saith, `And what -- to do for her?` and Gehazi saith, `Verily she hath no son,
and her husband [is] aged.`
2 Kings 4 15
He said, Call her. When he had called her, she stood in the door.
And he said, Call her; and he called her; and she stood in the doorway.
And he saith, `Call for her;` and he calleth for her, and she standeth at the opening,
2 Kings 4 16
He said, At this season, when the time comes round, you shall embrace a son. She said, No, my
lord, you man of God, do not lie to your handmaid.
And he said, At this appointed time, when thy term is come, thou shalt embrace a son.
And she said, No, my lord, man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.
and he saith, `At this season, according to the time of life, thou art embracing a
son;` and she saith, `Nay, my lord, O man of God, do not lie unto thy maid-servant.`
2 Kings 4 17
The woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came round, as Elisha had
said to her.
And the woman conceived, and bore a son at that appointed time in the next year as
Elisha had said to her.
And the woman conceiveth and beareth a son, at this season, according to the
time of life, that Elisha spake of unto her.
2 Kings 4 18
When the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
And the child grew, and it came to pass one day, that he went out to his father to the
reapers.
And the lad groweth, and the day cometh that he goeth out unto his father, unto
the reapers,
2 Kings 4 19
He said to his father, My head, my head. He said to his servant, Carry him to his mother.
And he said to his father, My head, my head! And he said to the servant, Carry him to his
mother.
and he saith unto his father, `My head, my head;` and he saith unto the young man,
`Bear him unto his mother;`
2 Kings 4 20
When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then
died.
And he carried him, and brought him to his mother; and he sat on her knees till noon,
and died.
and he beareth him, and bringeth him in unto his mother, and he sitteth on her
knees till the noon, and dieth.
2 Kings 4 21
She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut [the door] on him, and went out.
And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut [the door] upon him,
and went out.
And she goeth up, and layeth him on the bed of the man of God, and shutteth [the
door] upon him, and goeth out,
2 Kings 4 22
She called to her husband, and said, Please send me one of the servants, and one of the donkeys,
that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
And she called to her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and
one of the asses, and I will run to the man of God, and come again.
and calleth unto her husband, and saith, `Send, I pray thee, to me, one of the young
men, and one of the asses, and I run unto the man of God, and return.`
2 Kings 4 23
He said, Why will you go to him today? it is neither new moon nor Sabbath. She said, It shall be
well.
And he said, Why wilt thou go to him to-day? It is neither new moon nor sabbath. And she
said, [It is] well.
And he saith, `Wherefore art thou going unto him to-day? -- neither new moon nor
sabbath!` and she saith, `Peace [to thee]!`
2 Kings 4 24
Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; don`t slacken me the
riding, except I bid you.
Then she saddled the ass, and said to her servant, Drive and go forward; slack not the
riding for me, except I bid thee.
And she saddleth the ass, and saith unto her young man, `Lead, and go, do not
restrain riding for me, except I have said [so] to thee.`
2 Kings 4 25
So she went, and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. It happened, when the man of God saw
her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is the Shunammite:
And she went and came to the man of God, to mount Carmel. And it came to pass when the
man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, there is the
Shunammite:
And she goeth, and cometh in unto the man of God, unto the hill of Carmel, and it
cometh to pass, at the man of God`s seeing her from over-against, that he saith
unto Gehazi his young man, `Lo, this Shunammite;
2 Kings 4 26
please run now to meet her, and ask her, Is it well with you? is it well with your husband? is it
well with the child? She answered, It is well.
run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with
thy husband? is it well with the child? And she said, It is well.
now, run, I pray thee, to meet her, and say to her, Is there peace to thee? is there
peace to thy husband? is there peace to the lad?` and she saith, `Peace.`
2 Kings 4 27
When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to
thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone: for her soul is vexed within her; and
Yahweh has hid it from me, and has not told me.
And she came to the man of God to the mountain, and caught him by the feet; and Gehazi
drew near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone, for her soul is
troubled within her, and Jehovah has hidden it from me, and has not told me.
And she cometh in unto the man of God, unto the hill, and layeth hold on his feet,
and Gehazi cometh nigh to thrust her away, and the man of God saith, `Let her
alone, for her soul [is] bitter to her, and Jehovah hath hidden [it] from me, and
hath not declared [it] to me.`
2 Kings 4 28
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn`t I say, Do not deceive me?
And she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
And she saith, `Did I ask a son from my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?`
2 Kings 4 29
Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way: if
you meet any man, Don`t greet him; and if anyone greets you, don`t answer him again: and lay
my staff on the face of the child.
And he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go thy way. If
thou meet any man, salute him not, and if any salute thee, answer him not again; and lay
my staff upon the face of the lad.
And he saith to Gehazi, `Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy hand, and go;
when thou dost meet a man, thou dost not salute him; and when a man doth salute
thee, thou dost not answer him; and thou hast laid my staff on the face of the
youth.`
2 Kings 4 30
The mother of the child said, As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. He
arose, and followed her.
And the mother of the lad said, As Jehovah liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave
thee! And he rose up and followed her.
And the mother of the youth saith, `Jehovah liveth, and thy soul liveth -- if I leave
thee;` and he riseth and goeth after her.
2 Kings 4 31
Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither
voice, nor hearing. Why he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, The child has not
awakened.
And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the lad; but there
was neither voice, nor sign of attention. And he returned to meet him, and told him
saying, The lad is not awaked.
And Gehazi hath passed on before them, and layeth the staff on the face of the
youth, and there is no voice, and there is no attention, and he turneth back to
meet him, and declareth to him, saying, `The youth hath not awaked.`
2 Kings 4 32
When Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed.
And when Elisha came into the house, behold, the child was dead, [and] laid upon his bed.
And Elisha cometh in to the house, and lo, the youth is dead, laid on his bed,
2 Kings 4 33
He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh.
And he went in and shut the door upon them both, and prayed to Jehovah.
and he goeth in and shutteth the door upon them both, and prayeth unto Jehovah.
2 Kings 4 34
He went up, and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and
his hands on his hands: and he stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child grew warm.
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 bent over him; and the flesh of the child
grew warm.
And he goeth up, and lieth down on the lad, and putteth his mouth on his mouth,
and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands, and stretcheth himself upon
him, and the flesh of the lad becometh warm;
2 Kings 4 35
Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth; and went up, and stretched
himself on him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
And he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and bent over him.
And the lad sneezed seven times, and the lad opened his eyes.
and he turneth back and walketh in the house, once hither and once thither, and
goeth up and stretcheth himself upon him, and the youth sneezeth till seven
times, and the youth openeth his eyes.
2 Kings 4 36
He called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. When she was come in to him,
he said, Take up your son.
And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. And he called her; and she came to
him. And he said, Take up thy son.
And he calleth unto Gehazi, and saith, `Call unto this Shunammite;` and he calleth
her, and she cometh in unto him, and he saith, `Lift up thy son.`
2 Kings 4 37
Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son,
and went out.
And she came and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her
son, and went out.
And she goeth in, and falleth at his feet, and boweth herself to the earth, and
lifteth up her son, and goeth out.
2 Kings 4 38
Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were
sitting before him; and he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of
the prophets.
And Elisha came again to Gilgal. And there was a famine in the land; and the sons of the
prophets were sitting before him. And he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and
boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.
And Elisha hath turned back to Gilgal, and the famine [is] in the land, and the sons
of the prophets are sitting before him, and he saith to his young man, `Set on the
great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets.`
2 Kings 4 39
One went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered of it wild
gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of stew; for they didn`t recognize
Then one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered
from it his lap full of wild colocynths, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage;
for they did not know them.
And one goeth out unto the field to gather herbs, and findeth a vine of the field,
and gathereth of it gourds of the field -- the fulness of his garment -- and cometh
in and splitteth [them] into the pot of pottage, for they knew [them] not;
2 Kings 4 40
So they poured out for the men to eat. It happened, as they were eating of the stew, that they
cried out, and said, man of God, there is death in the pot. They could not eat of it.
And 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, Man of God, there is death in the pot! And they
could not eat [it].
and they pour out for the men to eat, and it cometh to pass at their eating of the
pottage, that they have cried out, and say, `Death [is] in the pot, O man of God!`
and they have not been able to eat.
2 Kings 4 41
But he said, Then bring meal. He cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that
they may eat. There was no harm in the pot.
And he said, Then bring meal. And he cast [it] into the pot, and said, Pour out for the
people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.
And he saith, `Then bring ye meal;` and he casteth into the pot, and saith, `Pour
out for the people, and they eat;` and there was no evil thing in the pot.
2 Kings 4 42
There came a man from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first-fruits,
twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. He said, Give to the people, that they
may eat.
And there came a man from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the
first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of corn in his sack. And he said, Give
to the people that they may eat.
And a man hath come from Baal-Shalishah, and bringeth in to the man of God
bread of first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in its husk, and
he saith, `Give to the people, and they eat.`
2 Kings 4 43
His servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give the people, that
they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.
And his attendant said, How shall I set this before a hundred men? And he said, Give the
people that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah: They shall eat, and shall have to spare.
And his minister saith, `What -- do I give this before a hundred men?` and he
saith, `Give to the people, and they eat, for thus said Jehovah, Eat and leave;`
2 Kings 4 44
So he set it before them, and they ate, and left of it, according to the word of Yahweh.
And he set [it] before them, and they ate and left [thereof], according to the word of
Jehovah.
and he giveth before them, and they eat and leave, according to the word of
Jehovah.
2 Kings 5 1
Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and
honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor,
[but he was] a leper.
And Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man before his master,
and honourable, for by him Jehovah had given deliverance to Syria; and he was a mighty
man of valour, [but] a leper.
And Naaman, head of the host of the king of Aram, was a great man before his lord,
and accepted of face, for by him had Jehovah given salvation to Aram, and the man
was mighty in valour -- leprous.
2 Kings 5 2
The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little
maiden; and she waited on Naaman`s wife.
And the Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of
Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman`s wife.
And the Aramaeans have gone out [by] troops, and they take captive out of the
land of Israel a little damsel, and she is before the wife of Naaman,
2 Kings 5 3
She said to her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! then
would he recover him of his leprosy.
And she said to her mistress, Oh, would that my lord were before the prophet that is in
Samaria! then he would cure him of his leprosy.
and she saith unto her mistress, `O that my lord [were] before the prophet who [is]
in Samaria; then he doth recover him from his leprosy.`
2 Kings 5 4
One went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maiden who is of the land of Israel.
And he went and told his lord saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of
Israel.
And [one] goeth in and declareth to his lord, saying, `Thus and thus she hath
spoken, the damsel who [is] from the land of Israel.`
2 Kings 5 5
The king of Syria said, Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. He departed, and
took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of
And the king of Syria said, Well! go, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he
departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [shekels] of gold, and
ten changes of raiment.
And the king of Aram saith, `Go thou, enter, and I send a letter unto the king of
Israel;` and he goeth and taketh in his hand ten talents of silver, and six thousand
[pieces] of gold, and ten changes of garments.
2 Kings 5 6
He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come to you, behold, I
have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may recover him of his leprosy.
And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, And now, when this letter comes
to thee, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest cure him of his
leprosy.
And he bringeth in the letter unto the king of Israel, saying, `And now, at the
coming in of this letter unto thee, lo, I have sent unto thee Naaman my servant,
and thou hast recovered him from his leprosy.`
2 Kings 5 7
It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, Am I
God, to kill and to make alive, that this man does send to me to recover a man of his leprosy? but
consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.
And it came to pass when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his
garments, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to cure
a man of his leprosy? Wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks an occasion
against me.
And it cometh to pass, at the king of Israel`s reading the letter, that he rendeth
his garments, and saith, `Am I God, to put to death and to keep alive, that this
[one] is sending unto me to recover a man from his leprosy? for surely know, I
pray you, and see, for he is presenting himself to me.`
2 Kings 5 8
It was so, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he
sent to the king, saying, Why have you torn your clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall
know that there is a prophet in Israel.
And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his
garments, that he sent to the king, saying, Why hast thou rent thy garments? let him
come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
And it cometh to pass, at Elisha the man of God`s hearing that the king of Israel
hath rent his garments, that he sendeth unto the king, saying, `Why hast thou
rent thy garments? let him come, I pray thee, unto me, and he doth know that
there is a prophet in Israel.`
2 Kings 5 9
So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of
Elisha.
And Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the doorway of the
house of Elisha.
And Naaman cometh, with his horses and with his chariot, and standeth at the
opening of the house for Elisha;
2 Kings 5 10
Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh
shall come again to you, and you shall be clean.
And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and
thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
and Elisha sendeth unto him a messenger, saying, `Go, and thou hast washed seven
times in Jordan, and thy flesh doth turn back to thee -- and be thou clean.
2 Kings 5 11
But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to
me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and
recover the leper.
And Naaman was wroth, and went away and said, Behold, I thought, He will certainly
come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Jehovah his God, and wave his hand
over the place, and cure the leper.
And Naaman is wroth, and goeth on, and saith, `Lo, I said, Unto me he doth
certainly come out, and hath stood and called in the name of Jehovah his God, and
waved his hand over the place, and recovered the leper.
2 Kings 5 12
Aren`t Abanah and Pharpar, the 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.
Are not the Abanah and the Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of
Israel? may I not wash in them and be clean? And he turned and went away in a rage.
Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of
Israel? do I not wash in them and I have been clean?` and he turneth and goeth on
in fury.
2 Kings 5 13
His servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid you do
some great thing, wouldn`t you have done it? how much rather then, when he says to you, Wash,
and be clean?
And his servants drew near, and spoke to him and said, My father, [if] the prophet had
bidden thee [do some] great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather
then, when he says to thee, Wash and be clean?
And his servants come nigh, and speak unto him, and say, `My father, a great
thing had the prophet spoken unto thee -- dost thou not do [it]? and surely, when
he hath said unto thee, Wash, and be clean.`
2 Kings 5 14
Then went he down, and dipped [himself] seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of
the man of God; and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
Then he went down, and plunged himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the
saying of the man of God. And his flesh became again like the flesh of a little child, and he
was clean.
And he goeth down and dippeth in Jordan seven times, according to the word of
the man of God, and his flesh doth turn back as the flesh of a little youth, and is
clean.
2 Kings 5 15
He returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he
said, See now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, please
take a present from your servant.
And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came and stood before
him; and he said, Behold, I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel; and
now, I pray thee, take a present of thy servant.
And he turneth back unto the man of God, he and all his camp, and cometh in, and
standeth before him, and saith, `Lo, I pray thee, I have known that there is not a
God in all the earth except in Israel; and now, take, I pray thee, a blessing from
thy servant.`
2 Kings 5 16
But he said, As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. He urged him to take it;
but he refused.
But he said, As Jehovah liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none! And he urged
him to take it; but he refused.
And he saith, `Jehovah liveth, before whom I have stood -- if I take [it];` and he
presseth on him to take, and he refuseth.
2 Kings 5 17
Naaman said, If not, yet, please let there be given to your servant two mules` burden of earth; for
your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to
Yahweh.
And Naaman said, If not, then let there, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules`
burden of [this] earth; for thy servant will no more offer burnt-offering and sacrifice to
other gods, but to Jehovah.
And Naaman saith, `If not -- let be given, I pray thee, to thy servant, a couple of
mules` burden of earth, for thy servant doth make no more burnt-offering and
sacrifice to other gods, but to Jehovah.
2 Kings 5 18
In this thing Yahweh pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to
worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow
myself in the house of Rimmon, Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing.
In this thing Jehovah pardon thy servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon
to bow down there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow down myself in the house of
Rimmon -- when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, Jehovah pardon thy servant, I
pray thee, in this thing.
For this thing Jehovah be propitious to thy servant, in the coming in of my lord
into the house of Rimmon to bow himself there, and he was supported by my hand,
and I bowed myself [in] the house of Rimmon; for my bowing myself in the house of
Rimmon Jehovah be propitious, I pray thee, to thy servant in this thing.`
2 Kings 5 19
He said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
And he said to him, Go in peace. And he departed from him a little way.
And he saith to him, `Go in peace.` And he goeth from him a kibrath of land,
2 Kings 5 20
But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared this Naaman
the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: as Yahweh lives, I will run after
him, and take somewhat of him.
And Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared
Naaman, this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought; but as Jehovah
liveth, I will run after him and take somewhat of him.
And Gehazi, servant of Elisha the man of God, saith, `Lo, my lord hath spared
Naaman this Aramaean, not to receive from his hand that which he brought;
Jehovah liveth; surely if I have run after him, then I have taken from him
something.`
2 Kings 5 21
So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he alighted from the
chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
And Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he
sprang down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
And Gehazi pursueth after Naaman, and Naaman seeth one running after him, and
alighteth from off the chariot to meet him, and saith, `Is there peace?`
2 Kings 5 22
He said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there are come to me from
the hill-country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets; please give them a talent
of silver, and two changes of clothing.
And he said, All is well. My master has sent me saying, Behold, even now there are 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 raiment.
And he saith, `Peace; my lord hath sent me, saying, Lo, now, this, come unto me
have two young men from the hill-country of Ephraim, of the sons of the prophets;
give, I pray thee, to them, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.`
2 Kings 5 23
Naaman said, Be pleased to take two talents. He urged him, and bound two talents of silver in
two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants; and they bore them
before him.
And Naaman said, Consent to take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents
of silver in two bags, with two changes of raiment, and laid them upon two of his young
men; and they bore them before him.
And Naaman saith, `Be pleased, take two talents;` and he urgeth on him, and
bindeth two talents of silver in two purses, and two changes of garments, and
giveth unto two of his young men, and they bear before him;
2 Kings 5 24
When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house; and he
let the men go, and they departed.
And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and stowed them in the
house; and he let the men go, and they departed.
and he cometh in unto the high place, and taketh out of their hand, and layeth up
in the house, and sendeth away the men, and they go.
2 Kings 5 25
But he went in, and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, Whence come you, Gehazi? He
said, Your servant went no where.
And he entered in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, Whence [comest
thou], Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.
And he hath come in, and doth stand by his lord, and Elisha saith unto him,
`Whence -- Gehazi?` and he saith, `Thy servant went not hither or thither.`
2 Kings 5 26
He said to him, Didn`t my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you?
Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive groves and vineyards, and
sheep and oxen, and men-servants and maid-servants?
And he said to him, Did not my heart go, when the man turned again from his chariot to
meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and
vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and bondmen, and bondwomen?
And he saith unto him, `My heart went not when the man turned from off his
chariot to meet thee; is it a time to take silver, and to take garments, and olives,
and vines, and flock, and herd, and men-servants, and maid-servants?
2 Kings 5 27
The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave to you, and to your seed forever. He went out from
his presence a leper [as white] as snow.
But the leprosy of Naaman shall fasten upon thee, and upon thy seed for ever. And he went
out from his presence leprous, as snow.
yea, the leprosy of Naaman doth cleave to thee, and to thy seed, -- to the age;` and
he goeth out from before him -- leprous as snow.
2 Kings 6 1
The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, See now, the place where we dwell before you is too strait
for us.
And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before
thee is too strait for us.
And sons of the prophet say unto Elisha, `Lo, we pray thee, the place where we are
dwelling before thee is too strait for us;
2 Kings 6 2
Let us go, we pray you, to the Jordan, and take there every man a beam, and let us make us a place
there, where we may dwell. He answered, Go you.
Let us go, we pray thee, to the Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make
us a place there, where we may dwell. And he said, Go.
let us go, we pray thee, unto the Jordan, and we take thence each one beam, and we
make for ourselves there a place to dwell there;` and he saith, `Go.`
2 Kings 6 3
One said, Be pleased, I pray you, to go with your servants. He answered, I will go.
And one said, Consent, I pray thee, to go with thy servants. And he said, I will go.
And the one saith, `Be pleased, I pray thee, and go with thy servants;` and he saith,
`I -- I go.`
2 Kings 6 4
So he went with them. When they came to the Jordan, they cut down wood.
And he went with them. And they came to the Jordan and cut down the trees.
And he goeth with them, and they come in to the Jordan, and cut down the trees,
2 Kings 6 5
But as one was felling a beam, the ax-head fell into the water; and he cried, and said, Alas, my
master! for it was borrowed.
And it came to pass as one was felling a beam, that the iron fell into the water; and he
cried and said, Alas, master, and it was borrowed!
and it cometh to pass, the one is felling the beam, and the iron hath fallen into the
water, and he crieth and saith, `Alas! my lord, and it asked!`
2 Kings 6 6
The man of God said, Where fell it? He showed him the place. He cut down a stick, and cast it in
there, and made the iron to swim.
And the man of God said, Where did it fall? And he shewed him the place. And he cut
down a stick, and cast it in thither, and made the iron to swim.
And the man of God saith, `Whither hath it fallen?` and he sheweth him the place,
and he cutteth a stick, and casteth thither, and causeth the iron to swim,
2 Kings 6 7
He said, Take it up to you. So he put out his hand, and took it.
And he said, Take [it] up to thee. And he put out his hand and took it.
and saith, `Raise to thee;` and he putteth forth his hand and taketh it.
2 Kings 6 8
Now the king of Syria was warring against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants, saying,
In such and such a place shall be my camp.
And the king of Syria warred against Israel; and he took counsel with his servants,
saying, In such and such a place [shall be] my camp.
And the king of Aram hath been fighting against Israel, and taketh counsel with
his servants, saying, `At such and such a place [is] my encamping.`
2 Kings 6 9
The man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that you not pass such a place; for there
the Syrians are coming down.
And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a
place, for thither the Syrians are come down.
And the man of God sendeth unto the king of Israel, saying, `Take heed of passing
by this place, for thither are the Aramaeans coming down;
2 Kings 6 10
The king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of; and he
saved himself there, not once nor twice.
And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of,
and he was on his guard there. [That took place] not once, nor twice.
and the king of Israel sendeth unto the place of which the man of God spake to
him, and warned him, and he is preserved there not once nor twice.
2 Kings 6 11
The heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and
said to them, Won`t you show me which of us is for the king of Israel?
And the heart of the king of Syria was troubled because of this thing; and he called his
servants, and said to them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?
And the heart of the king of Aram is tossed about concerning this thing, and he
calleth unto his servants, and saith unto them, `Do ye not declare to me who of us
[is] for the king of Israel?`
2 Kings 6 12
One of his servants said, No, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the
king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedchamber.
And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet that is in
Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.
And one of his servants saith, `Nay, my lord, O king, for Elisha the prophet, who
[is] in Israel, declareth to the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in the
inner part of thy bed-chamber.`
2 Kings 6 13
He said, Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him. It was told him, saying, Behold, he
is in Dothan.
And he said, Go and see where he is, and I will send and fetch him. And it was told him
saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
And he saith, `Go ye and see where he [is], and I send and take him;` and it is
declared to him, saying, `Lo -- in Dothan.`
2 Kings 6 14
Therefore sent he there horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and
surrounded the city.
And he sent thither horses and chariots, and a great host, and they came by night and
surrounded the city.
And he sendeth thither horses and chariot, and a heavy force, and they come in by
night, and go round against the city.
2 Kings 6 15
When the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, a host with horses
and chariots was round about the city. His servant said to him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
And when the attendant of the man of God rose early and went forth, behold, an army
surrounded the city, with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, Alas, my
master! how shall we do?
And the servant of the man of God riseth early, and goeth out, and lo, a force is
surrounding the city, and horse and chariot, and his young man saith unto him,
`Alas! my lord, how do we do?`
2 Kings 6 16
He answered, Don`t be afraid; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.
And he said, Fear not, for they that are with us are more than they that are with them.
And he saith, `Fear not, for more [are] they who [are] with us than they who [are]
with them.`
2 Kings 6 17
Elisha prayed, and said, Yahweh, Please open his eyes, that he may see. Yahweh 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.
And Elisha prayed and said, Jehovah, I pray thee, open his eyes that he may see. And
Jehovah 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.
And Elisha prayeth, and saith, `Jehovah, open, I pray Thee, his eyes, and he doth
see;` and Jehovah openeth the eyes of the young man, and he seeth, and lo, the hill
is full of horses and chariots of fire, round about Elisha.
2 Kings 6 18
When they came down to him, Elisha prayed to Yahweh, and said, Please smite this people with
blindness. He struck them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
And they came down to him; and Elisha prayed to Jehovah and said, Smite this nation, I
pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of
Elisha.
And they come down unto it, and Elisha prayeth unto Jehovah, and saith, `Smite, I
pray Thee, this nation with blindness;` and He smiteth them with blindness,
according to the word of Elisha.
2 Kings 6 19
Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you
to the man whom you seek. He led them to Samaria.
And Elisha said to them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will
bring you to the man whom ye seek. And he led them to Samaria.
And Elisha saith unto them, `This [is] not the way, nor [is] this the city; come after
me, and I lead you unto the man whom ye seek;` and he leadeth them to Samaria.
2 Kings 6 20
It happened, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Yahweh, open the eyes of these
men, that they may see. Yahweh opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the
midst of Samaria.
And it came to pass when they entered into Samaria, that Elisha said, Jehovah, open the
eyes of these [men] that they may see. And Jehovah opened their eyes, and they saw, and
behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
And it cometh to pass, at their coming in to Samaria, that Elisha saith, `Jehovah,
open the eyes of these, and they see;` and Jehovah openeth their eyes, and they see,
and lo, in the midst of Samaria!
2 Kings 6 21
The king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I strike them? shall I strike
them?
And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite? shall I
smite [them]?
And the king of Israel saith unto Elisha, at his seeing them, `Do I smite -- do I
smite -- my father?`
2 Kings 6 22
He answered, You shall not strike them: would you strike those whom you have taken captive
with your sword and with your bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and
drink, and go to their master.
And he said, Thou shalt not smite [them]: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast
taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? Set bread and water before them, that
they may eat and drink, and go to their master.
And he saith, `Thou dost not smite; those whom thou hast taken captive with thy
sword and with thy bow art thou smiting? set bread and water before them, and
they eat, and drink, and go unto their lord.`
2 Kings 6 23
He prepared great provision for them; and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away,
and they went to their master. The bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
And he prepared a great repast for them, and they ate and drank; and he sent them away,
and they went to their master. And the bands of Syria came no more into the land of
Israel.
And he prepareth for them great provision, and they eat and drink, and he
sendeth them away, and they go unto their lord: and troops of Aram have not
added any more to come in to the land of Israel.
2 Kings 6 24
It happened after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and
besieged Samaria.
And it came to pass after this that Ben-Hadad king of Syria gathered all his army, and
went up and besieged Samaria.
And it cometh to pass afterwards, that Ben-Hadad king of Aram gathereth all his
camp, and goeth up, and layeth siege to Samaria,
2 Kings 6 25
There was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until a donkey`s head was
sold for eighty [pieces] of silver, and the fourth part of a kab of dove`s dung for five [pieces] of
silver.
And there was a great famine in Samaria; and behold, they besieged it, until an ass`s
head was worth eighty silver-pieces, and the fourth part of a cab of dove`s dung five
silver-pieces.
and there is a great famine in Samaria, and lo, they are laying siege to it, till the
head of an ass is at eighty silverlings, and a forth of the cab of dovesdung at five
silverlings.
2 Kings 6 26
As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, there cried a woman to him, saying, Help, my
lord, O king.
And it came to pass as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a
woman to him saying, Help, my lord O king!
And it cometh to pass, the king of Israel is passing by on the wall, and a woman
hath cried unto him, saying, `Save, my lord, O king.`
2 Kings 6 27
He said, If Yahweh doesn`t help you, whence shall I help you? out of the threshing floor, or out of
the winepress?
And he said, If Jehovah do not help thee, whence should I help thee? Out of the threshing-
floor, or out of the winepress?
And he saith, `Jehovah doth not save thee -- whence do I save thee? out of the
threshing-floor, or out of the wine-vat?`
2 Kings 6 28
The king said to her, What ails you? She answered, This woman said to me, Give your son, that we
may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow.
And the king said to her, What aileth thee? And she said, This woman said to me, Give thy
son, that we may eat him to-day, and we will eat my son to-morrow.
And the king saith to her, `What -- to thee?` and she saith, `This woman said unto
me, Give thy son, and we eat him to-day, and my son we eat to-morrow;
2 Kings 6 29
So we boiled my son, and ate him: and I said to her on the next day, Give your son, that we may
eat him; and she has hid her son.
And we boiled my son, and ate him: and I said to her on the next day, Give thy son, that we
may eat him; and she has hidden her son.
and we boil my son and eat him, and I say unto her on the next day, Give thy son,
and we eat him; and she hideth her son.`
2 Kings 6 30
It happened, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes (now he was
passing by on the wall); and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within on his flesh.
And it came to pass when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his
garments; and he was passing by upon the wall, and the people looked, and behold, he had
sackcloth within upon his flesh.
And it cometh to pass, at the king`s hearing the words of the woman, that he
rendeth his garments, and he is passing by on the wall, and the people see, and lo,
the sackcloth [is] on his flesh within.
2 Kings 6 31
Then he said, God do so to me, and more also, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand
on him this day.
And he said, God do so, and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall
remain on him this day!
And he saith, `Thus doth God do to me, and thus He doth add -- if it remain -- the
head of Elisha son of Shaphat -- upon him this day.`
2 Kings 6 32
But Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him; and [the king] sent a
man from before him: but before the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See you how
this son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? behold, when the messenger comes, shut
the door, and hold the door fast against him: isn`t the sound of his master`s feet behind him?
And Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him. And [the king] sent a man before
him. Before the messenger came to him, he himself said to the elders, Do ye see how this
son of a murderer has sent to take away my head? See, when the messenger comes; shut
the door, and keep him off with the door: is not the sound of his master`s feet behind him?
And Elisha is sitting in his house, and the elders are sitting with him, and [the
king] sendeth a man from before him; before the messenger doth come unto him,
even he himself said unto the elders, `Have ye seen that this son of the murderer
hath sent to turn aside my head? see, at the coming in of the messenger, shut the
door, and ye have held him fast at the door, is not the sound of the feet of his lord
behind him?`
2 Kings 6 33
While he was yet talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him: and he said,
Behold, this evil is of Yahweh; why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?
And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. And [the
king] said, Behold, this evil is of Jehovah: why should I wait for Jehovah any longer?
He is yet speaking with them, and lo, the messenger is coming down unto him,
and he saith, `Lo, this [is] the evil from Jehovah: what -- do I wait for Jehovah any

more?`

Study Questions

What was done for the Shunamite woman? 4:17

Was there death in the pot? 4:38-41

Naaman was a _______________? 5:1

How was Naaman to be cured? 5:10

After Naaman was cured, what did he come to know? 5:15

Gehazi's greed resulted in him becoming a ________? 5:21-27

What did Elisha see? 6:17

Why did the Syriams flee? 7:6-7


Jul. 6, 7
Acts 6

Act 6:1 Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, a complaint arose from the Hellenists against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily service.
Act 6:2 The twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, "It is not appropriate for us to forsake the word of God and serve tables.
Act 6:3 Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Act 6:4 But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word."
Act 6:5 These words pleased the whole multitude. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch;
Act 6:6 whom they set before the apostles. When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
Act 6:7 The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly. A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Act 6:8 Stephen, full of faith and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
Act 6:9 But some of those who were of the synagogue called "The Libertines," and of the Cyrenians, of the Alexandrians, and of those of Cilicia and Asia arose, disputing with Stephen.
Act 6:10 They weren't able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.
Act 6:11 Then they secretly induced men to say, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God."
Act 6:12 They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes, and came against him and seized him, and brought him in to the council,
Act 6:13 and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against this holy place and the law.
Act 6:14 For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place, and will change the customs which Moses delivered to us."

Act 6:15 All who sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face like it was the face of an angel. 



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Acts


Acts 6 1
Now in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplying, there arose a grumbling
of the Grecian Jews against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily
But in those days, the disciples multiplying in number, there arose a murmuring of the
Hellenists against the Hebrews because their widows were overlooked in the daily
ministration.
And in these days, the disciples multiplying, there came a murmuring of the
Hellenists at the Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the
daily ministration,
Acts 6 2
The twelve called the multitude of the disciples to them and said, "It is not appropriate for us to
forsake the word of God and serve tables.
And the twelve, having called the multitude of the disciples to [them], said, It is not
right that we, leaving the word of God, should serve tables.
and the twelve, having called near the multitude of the disciples, said, `It is not
pleasing that we, having left the word of God, do minister at tables;
Acts 6 3
Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and
of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Look out therefore, brethren, from among yourselves seven men, well reported of, full of
[the] [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we will establish over this business:
look out, therefore, brethren, seven men of you who are well testified of, full of the
Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may set over this necessity,
Acts 6 4
But we will continue steadfastly in prayer and in the ministry of the word."
but *we* will give ourselves up to prayer and the ministry of the word.
and we to prayer, and to the ministration of the word, will give ourselves
continually.`
Acts 6 5
These words pleased the whole multitude. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy
Spirit, Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch;
And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith
and [the] Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas,
and Nicolas, a proselyte of Antioch,
And the thing was pleasing before all the multitude, and they did choose Stephen,
a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor,
and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch,
Acts 6 6
whom they set before the apostles. When they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
whom they set before the apostles; and, having prayed, they laid their hands on them.
whom they did set before the apostles, and they, having prayed, laid on them
[their] hands.
Acts 6 7
The word of God increased and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem exceedingly.
A great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem was very
greatly multiplied, and a great crowd of the priests obeyed the faith.
And the word of God did increase, and the number of the disciples did multiply in
Jerusalem exceedingly; a great multitude also of the priests were obedient to the
faith.
Acts 6 8
Stephen, full of faith and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
And Stephen, full of grace and power, wrought wonders and great signs among the
people.
And Stephen, full of faith and power, was doing great wonders and signs among
the people,
Acts 6 9
But some of those who were of the synagogue called "The Libertines," and of the Cyrenians, of
the Alexandrians, and of those of Cilicia and Asia arose, disputing with Stephen.
And there arose up certain of those of the synagogue called of freedmen, and of
Cyrenians, and of Alexandrians, and of those of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.
and there arose certain of those of the synagogue, called of the Libertines, and
Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia, and Asia, disputing with
Stephen,
Acts 6 10
They weren`t able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.
And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the Spirit with which he spoke.
and they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he was
speaking;
Acts 6 11
Then they secretly induced men who said, "We have heard him speak blasphemous words against
Moses and God."
Then they suborned men, saying, We have heard him speaking blasphemous words
against Moses and God.
then they suborned men, saying -- `We have heard him speaking evil sayings in
regard to Moses and God.`
Acts 6 12
They stirred up the people, the elders, and the scribes, and came on him and seized him, and
brought him in to the council,
And they roused the people, and the elders, and the scribes. And coming upon [him] they
seized him and brought [him] to the council.
They did stir up also the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and having come
upon [him], they caught him, and brought [him] to the sanhedrim;
Acts 6 13
and set up false witnesses who said, "This man never stops speaking blasphemous words against
this holy place and the law.
And they set false witnesses, saying, This man does not cease speaking words against the
holy place and the law;
they set up also false witnesses, saying, `This one doth not cease to speak evil
sayings against this holy place and the law,
Acts 6 14
For we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place, and will change
the customs which Moses delivered to us."
for we have heard him saying, This Jesus the Nazaraean shall destroy this place, and
change the customs which Moses taught us.
for we have heard him saying, That this Jesus the Nazarean shall overthrow this
place, and shall change the customs that Moses delivered to us;`
Acts 6 15
All who sat in the council, fastening their eyes on him, saw his face like it was the face of an
angel.
And all who sat in the council, looking fixedly on him, saw his face as [the] face of an
angel.
and gazing at him, all those sitting in the sanhedrim saw his face as it were the

face of a messenger.


Study Questions

Who was performing great wonders and signs? 6:8