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2Ki 6:8  Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel
with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.
2Ki
6:9  And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware
that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.

2Ki 6:10  And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of
God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor
twice.
2Ki 6:11  Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore
troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto
them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?
2Ki 6:12  And one of his servants said, None,
my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the
king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

2Ki
6:13  And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch
him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.
2Ki
6:14  Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host:
and they came by night, and compassed the city about.
2Ki 6:15 
And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth,
behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And
his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?
2Ki 6:16  And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
2Ki 6:17  And
Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may
see. And the LORD 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.

2Ki 6:18  And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
2Ki
6:19  And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this
the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But
he led them to Samaria.
2Ki 6:20  And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
2Ki 6:21  And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
2Ki
6:22  And he answered, 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.
2Ki 6:23  And he prepared great provision for them:
and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to
their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
2Ki 6:24  And it came to pass after this, that Benhadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria.
2Ki 6:25  And there was a great famine in Samaria:
and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass’s head was sold for
fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove’s dung
for five pieces of silver.
2Ki 6:26  And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king.
2Ki 6:27  And he said, If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?
2Ki
6:28  And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered,
This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and
we will eat my son to morrow.
2Ki 6:29  So we boiled my son, and
did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we
may eat him: and she hath hid her son.
2Ki 6:30  And it came to
pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his
clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and,
behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh.
2Ki 6:31  Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.
2Ki
6:32  But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the
king sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to him, he
said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take
away mine head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and
hold him fast at the door: is not the sound of his master’s feet behind
him?
2Ki 6:33  And while he yet talked with them, behold, the
messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the
LORD; what should I wait for the LORD any longer?
2Ki 7:1  Then Elisha said, Hear
ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time
shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of
barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.

2Ki 7:2  Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, Behold,
if the LORD would make windows in heaven, might this thing be? And he
said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eat
thereof.

2Ki 7:3  And there were four leprous men at the
entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here
until we die?
2Ki 7:4  If we say, We will enter into the city,
then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and if we sit
still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the
host of the Syrians: if they save us alive, we shall live; and if they
kill us, we shall but die.
2Ki 7:5  And they rose up in the
twilight, to go unto the camp of the Syrians: and when they were come
to the uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was no man
there.
2Ki 7:6  For the Lord had made the
host of the Syrians to hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses,
even the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Lo, the
king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of the Hittites, and the
kings of the Egyptians, to come upon us.

2Ki 7:7  Wherefore
they arose and fled in the twilight, and left their tents, and their
horses, and their asses, even the camp as it was, and fled for their
life.

2Ki 7:8  And when these lepers came to the uttermost
part of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and drink, and
carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it; and
came again, and entered into another tent, and carried thence also, and
went and hid it.
2Ki 7:9  Then they said one to another, We do not
well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our peace: if we
tarry till the morning light, some mischief will come upon us: now
therefore come, that we may go and tell the king’s household.
2Ki
7:10  So they came and called unto the porter of the city: and they
told them, saying, We came to the camp of the Syrians, and, behold,
there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tied, and
asses tied, and the tents as they were.
2Ki 7:11  And he called the porters; and they told it to the king’s house within.
2Ki
7:12  And the king arose in the night, and said unto his servants, I
will now shew you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we
be hungry; therefore are they gone out of the camp to hide themselves
in the field, saying, When they come out of the city, we shall catch
them alive, and get into the city.
2Ki 7:13  And one of his
servants answered and said, Let some take, I pray thee, five of the
horses that remain, which are left in the city, (behold, they are as
all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they
are even as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed:) and
let us send and see.
2Ki 7:14  They took therefore two chariot horses; and the king sent after the host of the Syrians, saying, Go and see.
2Ki
7:15  And they went after them unto Jordan: and, lo, all the way was
full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their
haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king.
2Ki 7:16 
And the people went out, and spoiled the tents of the Syrians. So a
measure of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley
for a shekel, according to the word of the LORD.
2Ki 7:17  And
the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned to have the charge
of the gate: and the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died, as
the man of God had said, who spake when the king came down to him.

2Ki
7:18  And it came to pass as the man of God had spoken to the king,
saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine
flour for a shekel, shall be to morrow about this time in the gate of
Samaria:
2Ki 7:19  And that lord answered the man of God, and
said, Now, behold, if the LORD should make windows in heaven, might
such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine
eyes, but shalt not eat thereof.
2Ki 7:20  And so it fell out unto him: for the people trode upon him in the gate, and he died.
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