2 Kings 7:1-7 NIV

1 Elisha said, "Hear the word of the LORD. This is what the LORD says: About this time tomorrow, a seaha of flour will sell for a shekelb and two seahsc of barley for a shekel1 at the gate of Samaria."

References for 2 Kings 7:1

    • 1 7:1 - ver 16
    • a 7:1 - That is, probably about 7 quarts (about 7.3 liters); also in verses 16 and 18
    • b 7:1 - That is, about 2/5 ounce (about 11 grams); also in verses 16 and 18
    • c 7:1 - That is, probably about 13 quarts (about 15 liters); also in verses 16 and 18
      2 The officer on whose arm the king was leaning2 said to the man of God, "Look, even if the LORD should open the floodgates3 of the heavens, could this happen?" "You will see it with your own eyes," answered Elisha, "but you will not eat4 any of it!"

      References for 2 Kings 7:2

          The Siege Lifted

          3 Now there were four men with leprosyd5 at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, "Why stay here until we die?

          References for 2 Kings 7:3

            • d 7:3 - The Hebrew word is used for various diseases affecting the skin--not necessarily leprosy; also in verse 8.
              4 If we say, 'We'll go into the city'--the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let's go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die."
              5 At dusk they got up and went to the camp of the Arameans. When they reached the edge of the camp, not a man was there,
              6 for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound6 of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has hired7 the Hittite8 and Egyptian kings to attack us!"

              References for 2 Kings 7:6

              7 So they got up and fled9 in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives.

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