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4:1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant did fear Yahweh: and the creditor is come to take to him my two children to be bondservants.
4:3 Then he said, Go, borrow you vessels abroad of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4:5 So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought [the vessels] to her, and she poured out.
4:9 She said to her husband, See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.
4:10 Let us make, Please, a little chamber on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a seat, and a lamp stand: and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there.
4:11 It fell on a day, that he came there, and he turned into the chamber and lay there.
4:12 He said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. When he had called her, she stood before him.
4:13 He said to him, Say now to her, Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for you? would you be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? She answered, I dwell among my own people.
4:14 He said, What then is to be done for her? Gehazi answered, Most assuredly she has no son, and her husband is old.
4:15 He said, Call her. When he had called her, she stood in the door.
4:20 When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.
4:22 She called to her husband, and said, Please send me one of the servants, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
4:23 He said, Why will you go to him today? it is neither new moon nor Sabbath. She said, It shall be well.
4:26 please run now to meet her, and ask her, Is it well with you? is it well with your husband? is it well with the child? She answered, It is well.
4:27 When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, Let her alone: for her soul is vexed within her; and Yahweh has hid it from me, and has not told me.
4:28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn`t I say, Do not deceive me?
4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way: if you meet any man, Don`t greet him; and if anyone greets you, don`t answer him again: and lay my staff on the face of the child.
4:30 The mother of the child said, As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. He arose, and followed her.
4:31 Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Why he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, The child has not awakened.
4:33 He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh.
4:36 He called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. When she was come in to him, he said, Take up your son.
4:38 Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.
4:42 There came a man from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. He said, Give to the people, that they may eat.
4:43 His servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.
4:44 So he set it before them, and they ate, and left of it, according to the word of Yahweh.