Elisha

Elisha

 
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  • As soon as they had entered Samaria, Elisha prayed, "O LORD, now open their eyes and let them see." And the LORD did, and they discovered that they were in Samaria. - 2 Kings 6:20


  • When the king of Israel saw them, he shouted to Elisha, "My father, should I kill them?" - 2 Kings 6:21


  • "Of course not!" Elisha told him. "Do we kill prisoners of war? Give them food and drink and send them home again to their master." - 2 Kings 6:22


  • "May God kill me if I don't execute Elisha son of Shaphat this very day," the king vowed. - 2 Kings 6:31


  • Elisha was sitting in his house at a meeting with the leaders of Israel when the king sent a messenger to summon him. But before the messenger arrived, Elisha said to the leaders, "A murderer has sent a man to kill me. When he arrives, shut the door and keep him out. His master will soon follow him." - 2 Kings 6:32


  • While Elisha was still saying this, the messenger arrived. And the king* said, "It is the LORD who has brought this trouble on us! Why should I wait any longer for the LORD?"1 - 2 Kings 6:33


  • Elisha replied, "Hear this message from the LORD! This is what the LORD says: By this time tomorrow in the markets of Samaria, five quarts of fine flour will cost only half an ounce of silver,* and ten quarts of barley grain will cost only half an ounce of silver.*"1 - 2 Kings 7:1


  • The officer assisting the king said to the man of God, "That couldn't happen even if the LORD opened the windows of heaven!" But Elisha replied, "You will see it happen, but you won't be able to eat any of it!" - 2 Kings 7:2


  • Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought back to life, "Take your family and move to some other place, for the LORD has called for a famine on Israel that will last for seven years." - 2 Kings 8:1


  • As she came in, the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God. The king had just said, "Tell me some stories about the great things Elisha has done." - 2 Kings 8:4


  • And Gehazi was telling the king about the time Elisha had brought a boy back to life. At that very moment, the mother of the boy walked in to make her appeal to the king. "Look, my lord!" Gehazi exclaimed. "Here is the woman now, and this is her son--the very one Elisha brought back to life!" - 2 Kings 8:5


  • Now Elisha went to Damascus, the capital of Aram, where King Ben-hadad lay sick. Someone told the king that the man of God had come. - 2 Kings 8:7


  • So Hazael loaded down forty camels with the finest products of Damascus as a gift for Elisha. He went in to him and said, "Your servant Ben-hadad, the king of Aram, has sent me to ask you if he will recover." - 2 Kings 8:9


  • And Elisha replied, "Go and tell him, `You will recover.' But the LORD has shown me that he will actually die!" - 2 Kings 8:10


  • Elisha stared at Hazael* with a fixed gaze until Hazael became uneasy. Then the man of God started weeping.1 - 2 Kings 8:11


  • "What's the matter, my lord?" Hazael asked him. Elisha replied, "I know the terrible things you will do to the people of Israel. You will burn their fortified cities, kill their young men, dash their children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women!" - 2 Kings 8:12


  • Then Hazael replied, "How could a nobody like me* ever accomplish such a great feat?" But Elisha answered, "The LORD has shown me that you are going to be the king of Aram."2 - 2 Kings 8:13
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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