2K 4:1Now a certain woman from among the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared Jehovah. And the creditor has come to take my two children to himself as servants.

2K 4:2And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in your house? And she said, Your servant has nothing at all in the house, except a jar of oil.

2K 4:3And he said, Go and borrow vessels outside, from all your neighbors, empty vessels, and not just a few.

2K 4:4Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and each one you fill set aside.

2K 4:5So she went away from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons; and they brought the vessels to her, and she poured out into them.

2K 4:6And when she had filled the vessels, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. But he said to her, There is no other vessel. And the oil stopped.

2K 4:7And she went and told the man of God. And he said, Go and sell the oil, and pay your debt; and you and your sons can live off the rest.

2K 4:8And one day Elisha was passing through Shunem; and there was a wealthy woman there, who compelled him to have a meal. So whenever he passed through, he would turn aside and have a meal there.

2K 4:9And she said to her husband, Now I know that this man who continually passes through unto us is a holy man of God.

2K 4:10Let us make a little walled upper room and put a bed and a table and a chair and a lamp for him; and when he comes to us, he can turn aside there.

2K 4:11Then one day he came there, and he turned aside into the upper room and lay down there.

2K 4:12And he said to Gehazi his attendant, Call this Shunammite. And he called her, and she stood before him.

2K 4:13And he said to him, Say to her, You have gone to all this trouble for us; what can be done for you? Should you be spoken of to the king or to the captain of the army? And she said, I dwell in the midst of my people.

2K 4:14And he said, What then can be done for her? And Gehazi said, Indeed she has no son, and her husband is old.

2K 4:15Then he said, Call her. And he called her, and she stood at the door.

2K 4:16And he said, At this time next year you shall embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, O man of God, do not deceive your servant.

2K 4:17And the woman conceived and bore a son at that time the next year, as Elisha had told her.

2K 4:18And when the child grew up, one day he went out to his father among the reapers;

2K 4:19And he said to his father, My head! My head! And he said to his attendant, Carry him to his mother.

2K 4:20And when he had carried him in and brought him to his mother, the child lay upon her lap until noon, then died.

2K 4:21And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and she shut the door behind him and went out.

2K 4:22Then she called her husband and said, Send me one of the attendants and one of the donkeys that I may run to the man of God and return.

2K 4:23And he said, Why will you go to him today? It is neither the new moon nor the Sabbath. But she said, It will be fine.

2K 4:24Then she saddled the donkey and said to her attendant, Urge the beast, and do not restrain the ride for me unless I tell you.

2K 4:25So she went. And she came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. And when the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his attendant, That is the Shunammite over there.

2K 4:26Run now to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child? And she said, It is well.

2K 4:27And when she came to the man of God on the mountain, she clung to his feet. And Gehazi approached to push her away, but the man of God said, Leave her alone; for she is bitter in soul, and Jehovah has hidden the matter from me and has not told me about it.

2K 4:28And she said, Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, Do not mislead me?

2K 4:29Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him; and if anyone greets you, do not respond to him. And lay my staff upon the face of the boy.

2K 4:30And the mother of the boy said, As Jehovah lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. And he rose up and followed her.

2K 4:31And Gehazi passed on before them and set the staff upon the boy’s face, but there was no sound or reaction. Therefore he returned to meet him and told him, saying, The boy has not awakened.

2K 4:32And when Elisha went into the house, there was the dead boy, laid out on his bed.

2K 4:33And he went in and shut the door behind the two of them, and he prayed to Jehovah.

2K 4:34Then he got up and lay on the child, and he put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his palms on his palms; and he stretched himself over him, and the flesh of the child became warm.

2K 4:35And he got down and walked about in the house once to and fro. Then he got up and stretched himself over him, and the boy sneezed seven times. Then the boy opened his eyes.

2K 4:36And he called Gehazi and said, Call that Shunammite. So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, Take up your son.

2K 4:37And she came and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground. And she took up her son and went out.

2K 4:38Then Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. And the sons of the prophets sat before him. And he said to his attendant, Put on the big pot, and boil some stew for the sons of the prophets.

2K 4:39And one went out into the field to gather herbs. And he found a wild vine and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds. And he came and cut them up into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were.

2K 4:40And they poured out the stew for the men to eat. And while they were eating some of the stew, they cried out and said, O man of God, there is death in the pot. And they were not able to eat it.

2K 4:41And he said, Then bring some flour. And he threw it into the pot and said, Pour it out for the people that they may eat. And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

2K 4:42Then a man came from Baal-shalishah and brought to the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And Elisha said, Give it to the people that they may eat.

2K 4:43And his servant said, How can I set this before a hundred people? And he said, Give it to the people that they may eat; for thus says Jehovah, They shall eat and have some left.

2K 4:44So he set it before them; and they ate, and there was some left, according to the word of Jehovah.

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