Elisha

Elisha

 
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  • One day Elisha returned to Shunem, and he went up to his room to rest. - 2 Kings 4:11


  • Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tell her that we appreciate the kind concern she has shown us. Now ask her what we can do for her. Does she want me to put in a good word for her to the king or to the commander of the army?" "No," she replied, "my family takes good care of me." - 2 Kings 4:13


  • Later Elisha asked Gehazi, "What do you think we can do for her?" He suggested, "She doesn't have a son, and her husband is an old man." - 2 Kings 4:14


  • "Call her back again," Elisha told him. When the woman returned, Elisha said to her as she stood in the doorway, - 2 Kings 4:15


  • But sure enough, the woman soon became pregnant. And at that time the following year she had a son, just as Elisha had said. - 2 Kings 4:17


  • As she approached the man of God at Mount Carmel, Elisha saw her in the distance. He said to Gehazi, "Look, the woman from Shunem is coming. - 2 Kings 4:25


  • Then Elisha said to Gehazi, "Get ready to travel; take my staff and go! Don't talk to anyone along the way. Go quickly and lay the staff on the child's face." - 2 Kings 4:29


  • But the boy's mother said, "As surely as the LORD lives and you yourself live, I won't go home unless you go with me." So Elisha returned with her. - 2 Kings 4:30


  • Gehazi hurried on ahead and laid the staff on the child's face, but nothing happened. There was no sign of life. He returned to meet Elisha and told him, "The child is still dead." - 2 Kings 4:31


  • When Elisha arrived, the child was indeed dead, lying there on the prophet's bed. - 2 Kings 4:32


  • Elisha got up and walked back and forth in the room a few times. Then he stretched himself out again on the child. This time the boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes! - 2 Kings 4:35


  • Then Elisha summoned Gehazi. "Call the child's mother!" he said. And when she came in, Elisha said, "Here, take your son!" - 2 Kings 4:36


  • Elisha now returned to Gilgal, but there was a famine in the land. One day as the group of prophets was seated before him, he said to his servant, "Put on a large kettle and make some stew for these men." - 2 Kings 4:38


  • Elisha said, "Bring me some flour." Then he threw it into the kettle and said, "Now it's all right; go ahead and eat." And then it did not harm them! - 2 Kings 4:41


  • One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, "Give it to the group of prophets* so they can eat."1 - 2 Kings 4:42


  • "What?" his servant exclaimed. "Feed one hundred people with only this?" But Elisha repeated, "Give it to the group of prophets so they can eat, for the LORD says there will be plenty for all. There will even be some left over!" - 2 Kings 4:43


  • But when Elisha, the man of God, heard about the king's reaction, he sent this message to him: "Why are you so upset? Send Naaman to me, and he will learn that there is a true prophet here in Israel." - 2 Kings 5:8
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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