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2 Kings 4

NIV 1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves." NIV 1 The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves." NIV 2 Elisha replied to her, "How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?" "Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil." NIV 2 Elisha replied to her, "How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?" "Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil." NIV 3 Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. NIV 3 Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. NIV 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side." NIV 4 Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side." NIV 5 She left him and afterward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. NIV 5 She left him and afterward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. NIV 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing. NIV 6 When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing. NIV 7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left." NIV 7 She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left." NIV 8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. NIV 8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. NIV 9 She said to her husband, "I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. NIV 9 She said to her husband, "I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. NIV 10 Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us." NIV 10 Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us." NIV 11 One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there. NIV 11 One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there. NIV 12 He said to his servant Gehazi, "Call the Shunammite." So he called her, and she stood before him. NIV 12 He said to his servant Gehazi, "Call the Shunammite." So he called her, and she stood before him. NIV 13 Elisha said to him, "Tell her, 'You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?' " She replied, "I have a home among my own people." NIV 13 Elisha said to him, "Tell her, 'You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?' " She replied, "I have a home among my own people." NIV 14 "What can be done for her?" Elisha asked. Gehazi said, "Well, she has no son and her husband is old." NIV 14 "What can be done for her?" Elisha asked. Gehazi said, "Well, she has no son and her husband is old." NIV 15 Then Elisha said, "Call her." So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. NIV 15 Then Elisha said, "Call her." So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. NIV 16 "About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord," she objected. "Don't mislead your servant, O man of God!" NIV 16 "About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms." "No, my lord," she objected. "Don't mislead your servant, O man of God!" NIV 17 But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her. NIV 17 But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her. NIV 18 The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. NIV 18 The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. NIV 19 "My head! My head!" he said to his father. His father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother." NIV 19 "My head! My head!" he said to his father. His father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother." NIV 20 After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. NIV 20 After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. NIV 21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out. NIV 21 She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out. NIV 22 She called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return." NIV 22 She called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return." NIV 23 "Why go to him today?" he asked. "It's not the New Moon or the Sabbath." "It's all right," she said. NIV 23 "Why go to him today?" he asked. "It's not the New Moon or the Sabbath." "It's all right," she said. NIV 24 She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Lead on; don't slow down for me unless I tell you." NIV 24 She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Lead on; don't slow down for me unless I tell you." NIV 25 So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, "Look! There's the Shunammite! NIV 25 So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, "Look! There's the Shunammite! NIV 26 Run to meet her and ask her, 'Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?' " "Everything is all right," she said. NIV 26 Run to meet her and ask her, 'Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?' " "Everything is all right," she said. NIV 27 When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, "Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me why." NIV 27 When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, "Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me why." NIV 28 "Did I ask you for a son, my lord?" she said. "Didn't I tell you, 'Don't raise my hopes'?" NIV 28 "Did I ask you for a son, my lord?" she said. "Didn't I tell you, 'Don't raise my hopes'?" NIV 29 Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy's face." NIV 29 Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy's face." NIV 30 But the child's mother said, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her. NIV 30 But the child's mother said, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her. NIV 31 Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the boy's face, but there was no sound or response. So Gehazi went back to meet Elisha and told him, "The boy has not awakened." NIV 31 Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the boy's face, but there was no sound or response. So Gehazi went back to meet Elisha and told him, "The boy has not awakened." NIV 32 When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. NIV 32 When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. NIV 33 He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. NIV 33 He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. NIV 34 Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm. NIV 34 Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm. NIV 35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. NIV 35 Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes. NIV 36 Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite." And he did. When she came, he said, "Take your son." NIV 36 Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite." And he did. When she came, he said, "Take your son." NIV 37 She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out. NIV 37 She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out. NIV 38 Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these men." NIV 38 Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these men." NIV 39 One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild vine. He gathered some of its gourds and filled the fold of his cloak. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were. NIV 39 One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild vine. He gathered some of its gourds and filled the fold of his cloak. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were. NIV 40 The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, "O man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it. NIV 40 The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, "O man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it. NIV 41 Elisha said, "Get some flour." He put it into the pot and said, "Serve it to the people to eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot. NIV 41 Elisha said, "Get some flour." He put it into the pot and said, "Serve it to the people to eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot. NIV 42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," Elisha said. NIV 42 A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," Elisha said. NIV 43 "How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked. But Elisha answered, "Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the LORD says: 'They will eat and have some left over.' " NIV 43 "How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked. But Elisha answered, "Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the LORD says: 'They will eat and have some left over.' " NIV 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD. NIV 44 Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.