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  • "Go and visit the prophet," the king told him. "I will send a letter of introduction for you to carry to the king of Israel." So Naaman started out, taking as gifts 750 pounds of silver, 150 pounds of gold,* and ten sets of clothing.2 - 2 Kings 5:5


  • The letter to the king of Israel said: "With this letter I present my servant Naaman. I want you to heal him of his leprosy." - 2 Kings 5:6


  • When the king of Israel read it, he tore his clothes in dismay and said, "This man sends me a leper to heal! Am I God, that I can kill and give life? He is only trying to find an excuse to invade us again." - 2 Kings 5:7


  • 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


  • Aren't the Abana River and Pharpar River of Damascus better than all the rivers of Israel put together? Why shouldn't I wash in them and be healed?" So Naaman turned and went away in a rage. - 2 Kings 5:12


  • Then Naaman and his entire party went back to find the man of God. They stood before him, and Naaman said, "I know at last that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. Now please accept my gifts." - 2 Kings 5:15


  • When the king of Aram was at war with Israel, he would confer with his officers and say, "We will mobilize our forces at such and such a place." - 2 Kings 6:8


  • But immediately Elisha, the man of God, would warn the king of Israel, "Do not go near that place, for the Arameans are planning to mobilize their troops there." - 2 Kings 6:9


  • So the king of Israel would send word to the place indicated by the man of God, warning the people there to be on their guard. This happened several times. - 2 Kings 6:10


  • The king of Aram became very upset over this. He called in his officers and demanded, "Which of you is the traitor? Who has been informing the king of Israel of my plans?" - 2 Kings 6:11


  • "It's not us, my lord," one of the officers replied. "Elisha, the prophet in Israel, tells the king of Israel even the words you speak in the privacy of your bedroom!" - 2 Kings 6:12


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


  • So the king made a great feast for them and then sent them home to their king. After that, the Aramean raiders stayed away from the land of Israel. - 2 Kings 6:23


  • One day as the king of Israel was walking along the wall of the city, a woman called to him, "Please help me, my lord the king!" - 2 Kings 6:26


  • 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


  • For the Lord had caused the whole army of Aram to hear the clatter of speeding chariots and the galloping of horses and the sounds of a great army approaching. "The king of Israel has hired the Hittites and Egyptians* to attack us!" they cried out.3 - 2 Kings 7:6


  • 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
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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