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25 And he went from thence to Mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.

CH A P. III. Fehoram's Reign. 4 Mesa rebelleth. 6 Jehoram, with Jehosaphat and the King of Edom, being distressed for want of Water, by Elisa obtaineth Water and Promise of Victory. 21 The Moabites deceived by the Colour of the water, coming to spoil, are overcome. 26 The King of Moab, by fa

crificing the King of Edom's Son, raiseth the Siege. Ver. I N OW Jehoram the Son of Ahab began to reign

W over Israel in Samaria, the eighteenth Year of Jehofhaphat King of Judah, and reigned twelve Years. • 2 And he wrought Evil in the fight of the LORD, but

not like his Father, and like his Mother; for he put away the Image of Baal that his Father had made.

3 Nevertheless, he cleaved unto the Sins of Jeroboam the Son of Nebat, which made Israel to fin; he departed not therefrom.

4 And Mesha King of Moab was a Sheep-master, and rendred unto the King of Israel an hundred thousand Lambs, and an hundred thousand Rams, with the Wool.

5 But it came to pass when Ahab was dead, that the King of Moab rebelled against the King of Israel.

6 And King Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbred all Ifrael.

7 And he sent to Jehoshaphat the King of Judah, say. ing, The King of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to Battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou art, my People as thy People, and my Horses as thy Horses.

8 And he said, Which Way shall we go up? And he answered, The Way through the Wilderness of Edom.

9 So the King of Israel went, and the King of Judah,

ven Days Journey: and there was no Water for the Host, and for the Cattle that followed them.

10 And the King of Israel said, Alas, that the Lord hath called these three Kings together, to deliver them into the Hand of Moab,

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u But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a Prophet of the LORD, that we may enquire of the LORD by him? And one of the King of Israel's Servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the Son of Shaphat; which poured Water on the Hands of Elijah.

12 And Jeholhaphat said, The Word of the LORD is with him. So the King of Israel, and Jehoshaphat, and the King of Edom, went down to him.

13 And Elisha said unto the King of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the Prophets of thy Father, and to the Prophets of thy Mother. And the King of Ilrael said unto him, Nay: for the Lord hath called these three Kings together, to deliver them into the Hand of Moab.

14 And Elisha faid, As the LORD of Hofts liveth, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the Presence of Jehoshaphat the King of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee.

15 But now bring me a Minstrel. And it came to pass when the Minstrel played, that the Hand of the LORD came upon him.

16 And he said, Thus faith the LORD, Make this Val

17 For thus faith the LORD, Ye shall not see Wind, neither shall ye see Rain; yet that Valley shall be filled with Water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your Cattle, and

War Beasts:nis is but a bites also young and liver the Mimite le every good

18 And this is but a light Thing in the fight of the LORD: he will deliver the Moabites also into your Hand.

19 And ye shall smite every fenced City, and every choice City, and shall fell every good Tree, and stop all Wells of Water, and marr every good piece of Land with Stones.

20 And it came to pass in the Morning when the Meatoffering was offered, that behold, there came Water by the way of Edom, and the Countrey was filled with Water.

21 And when all the Moabites heard that the Kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on Armour, and stood in the Border.

22 And they rose up early in the Morning, and the Sun Thone upon the Water, and the Moabites saw the Water on the other Gde as red as Blood :

23 And they said, This is Blood : the Kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another : now therefore, Moab, to the Spoil.

24 And when they came to the Camp of Israel, the Ifraelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them: but they went forward smiting the Moabites even in their Countrey. .

25 And they beat down the Cities, and on every good piece of Land cast every Man his Stone, and filled it, and they stopped all the Wells of Water, and felled all the good,


26-And when the King of Moab saw that the Battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred Men that drew Swords, to break through even unto the King of Edom : but they could not.

27 Then he took his eldest Son, that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a Burnt-offering upon the Wall : and there was great Indignation against Israel : and they departed from him, and returned to their own Land.

CH A P. IV. - i Elisa multiplieth the Widow's Oyl: 8 He giveth a Son to

the good Shunammite : 18 He raiseth again her dead Son: 38 At Gilgal be healeth the deadly Pottage : - 42 He satis

fieth an hundred Men with twenty Loaves. Ver. I N OW there cried a certain Woman of the Wives

TV of the Sons of the Prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy Servant my Husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy Servant did fear the LORD: and the Creditor is come to take unto him my two Sons to be Bondmen.

2 And Elisha faid unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what haft thou in the House? And she said, Thine andmaid hath not any thing in the House save a Pot of


. 3. Then he said, Go borrow thee Vessels abroad of all my Neighbours, even empty Vessels, borrow not a few.

4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the Door pon thee, and upon thy Sons, and shalt pour out into all

e Vellels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. 3. So the went from him, and shut the Door upon her, and upon her Sons: who brought the Veliels to her,

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6 And it came to pass when the Vessels were full, that she said unto her Son, Bring me yet a Vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a Veffel more. And the Oyi stayed.

7 Then she came and told the Man of God: and he said, Go, sell the Oyl, and pay thy Debt, and live thou and thy Children of the rest.

8 And it fell on a Day that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great Woman; and the constrained him to eat Bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat Bread.

9 And she said unto her Husband, Behold, now, I perceive that this is an holy Man of God, which palleth by us continually.

10 Let us make a little Chamber, I pray thee, on the Wall, and let us set for him there a Bed, and a Table, and a Stool, and a Candlestick : and it shall be when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.

11 And it fell on a Day that he came thither, and he turned into the Chamber, and lay there.

12 And he said to Gehazi his Servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.

13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this Care; what is to be done for thee? wouldst thou he spoken for to the King, or to the Captain of the Host ? And she answered, I dwell among mine own People.

14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no Child, and her Huf band is old.

15 And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, The stood in the Door.

16 And he said, About this Season, according to the time of Life, thou shalt embrace a Son. And The said, Nay, my Lord, thou Man of God, do not lie unto thine Handmaid.

17 And the Woman conceived, and bare a Son at that Season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of Life.

18 And when the Child was grown, it fell on a Day, that he went out to his Father to the Reapers.

19 And he said unto his Father, My Head, my Head. And he said to a Lad, Carry him to his Mother.

23. And her to the Manor Men, and on

20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his Mother, he sat on her Knees till Noon, and then died.

21 And she went up, and laid him on the Bed of the Man of God, and shut the Door upon him, and went out.

22 And she called unto her Husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young Men, and one of the Afles, that I may run to the Man of God, and come again.

23. And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him To-day? it is neither New-moon, nor Sabbath. And she said, It shall be well. .

24 Then she saddled an Ass, and said to her Servant, Drive, and go forward; Nack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.

25 So she went, and came unto the Man of God to Mount Carmel : and it came to pass when the Man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his Servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:

26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy Husband? is it well with the Child? And The answered, It is well.

27 And when she came to the Man of God to the Hill, she caught him by the Feet : but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the Man of God said, Let her alone, for her Soul is vexed within her: and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.

28 Then she said, Did I desire a Son of my Lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy Loyns, and take my Staff in thine Hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any Man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again : and lay my Staff upon the Face of the Child.

30 And the Mother of the Child said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy Soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose and followed her.

3! And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the Staff upon the Face of the Child, but there was neither Voice nor hearing : wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The Child is not awaked.

32 And when Elisha was come into the House, behold, the Child was dead, and laid upon his Bed.

33 He went in therefore, and shut the Door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

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