2 Kings 5:1-7 NIV

Naaman Healed of Leprosy

1 Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram.1 He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.a2

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    • a 5:1 - The Hebrew word was used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy; also in verses 3, 6, 7, 11 and 27.
      2 Now bands3 from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman's wife.

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      3 She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet4 who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy."

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      4 Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said.
      5 "By all means, go," the king of Aram replied. "I will send a letter to the king of Israel." So Naaman left, taking with him ten talentsb of silver, six thousand shekelsc of gold and ten sets of clothing.5

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        • b 5:5 - That is, about 750 pounds (about 340 kilograms)
        • c 5:5 - That is, about 150 pounds (about 70 kilograms)
          6 The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: "With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy."
          7 As soon as the king of Israel read the letter,6 he tore his robes and said, "Am I God?7 Can I kill and bring back to life?8 Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel9 with me!"

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