1 H1121 And the sons H5030 of the prophets H559 said [H8799] H6440 unto H477 Elisha H4725 , Behold now, the place H3427 where we dwell [H8802] H6862 with thee is too strait for us.
2 H3212 Let us go [H8799] H3383 , we pray thee, unto Jordan H3947 , and take [H8799] H376 thence every man H259 a H6982 beam H6213 , and let us make [H8799] H4725 us a place H3427 there, where we may dwell [H8800] H559 . And he answered [H8799] H3212 , Go [H8798] ye.
3 H259 And one H559 said [H8799] H2974 , Be content [H8685] H3212 , I pray thee, and go [H8798] H5650 with thy servants H559 . And he answered [H8799] H3212 , I will go [H8799] .
4 H3212 So he went [H8799] H935 with them. And when they came [H8799] H3383 to Jordan H1504 , they cut down [H8799] H6086 wood.
5 H259 But as one H5307 was felling [H8688] H6982 a beam H1270 , the axe head H5307 fell [H8804] H4325 into the water H6817 : and he cried [H8799] H559 , and said [H8799] H162 , Alas H113 , master H7592 ! for it was borrowed [H8803] .
6 H376 And the man H430 of God H559 said [H8799] H575 , Where H5307 fell [H8804] H7200 it? And he shewed [H8686] H4725 him the place H7094 . And he cut down [H8799] H6086 a stick H7993 , and cast [H8686] H1270 it in thither; and the iron H6687 did swim [H8686] .
7 H559 Therefore said [H8799] H7311 he, Take it up [H8685] H7971 to thee. And he put out [H8799] H3027 his hand H3947 , and took [H8799] it.
8 H4428 Then the king H758 of Syria H3898 warred [H8737] H3478 against Israel H3289 , and took counsel [H8735] H5650 with his servants H559 , saying [H8800] H6423 , In such H492 and such H4725 a place H8466 shall be my camp.
9 H376 And the man H430 of God H7971 sent [H8799] H4428 unto the king H3478 of Israel H559 , saying [H8800] H8104 , Beware [H8734] H5674 that thou pass [H8800] H2088 not such H4725 a place H758 ; for thither the Syrians H5185 are come down.
10 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H7971 sent [H8799] H4725 to the place H376 which the man H430 of God H559 told [H8804] H2094 him and warned [H8689] H8104 him of, and saved [H8738] H259 himself there, not once H8147 nor twice.
11 H3820 Therefore the heart H4428 of the king H758 of Syria H5590 was sore troubled [H8735] H1697 for this thing H7121 ; and he called [H8799] H5650 his servants H559 , and said [H8799] H5046 unto them, Will ye not shew [H8686] H4428 me which of us is for the king H3478 of Israel?
12 H259 And one H5650 of his servants H559 said [H8799] H113 , None, my lord H4428 , O king H477 : but Elisha H5030 , the prophet H3478 that is in Israel H5046 , telleth [H8686] H4428 the king H3478 of Israel H1697 the words H1696 that thou speakest [H8762] H2315 in thy bedchamber H4904 .
13 H559 And he said [H8799] H3212 , Go [H8798] H7200 and spy [H8798] H351 where H7971 he is, that I may send [H8799] H3947 and fetch [H8799] H5046 him. And it was told [H8714] H559 him, saying [H8800] H1886 , Behold, he is in Dothan.
14 H7971 Therefore sent [H8799] H5483 he thither horses H7393 , and chariots H3515 , and a great H2428 host H935 : and they came [H8799] H3915 by night H5362 , and compassed H5892 the city H5362 about [H8686] .
15 H8334 And when the servant [H8764] H376 of the man H430 of God H6965 was risen [H8800] H7925 early [H8686] H3318 , and gone forth [H8799] H2428 , behold, an host H5437 compassed [H8802] H5892 the city H5483 both with horses H7393 and chariots H5288 . And his servant H559 said [H8799] H162 unto him, Alas H113 , my master H6213 ! how shall we do [H8799] ?
16 H559 And he answered [H8799] H3372 , Fear [H8799] H7227 not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
17 H477 And Elisha H6419 prayed [H8691] H559 , and said [H8799] H3068 , LORD H6491 , I pray thee, open [H8798] H5869 his eyes H7200 , that he may see [H8799] H3068 . And the LORD H6491 opened [H8799] H5869 the eyes H5288 of the young man H7200 ; and he saw [H8799] H2022 : and, behold, the mountain H4390 was full [H8804] H5483 of horses H7393 and chariots H784 of fire H5439 round about H477 Elisha.
18 H3381 And when they came down [H8799] H477 to him, Elisha H6419 prayed [H8691] H3068 unto the LORD H559 , and said [H8799] H5221 , Smite [H8685] H1471 this people H5575 , I pray thee, with blindness H5221 . And he smote [H8686] H5575 them with blindness H1697 according to the word H477 of Elisha.
19 H477 And Elisha H559 said [H8799] H1870 unto them, This is not the way H2090 , neither is this H5892 the city H3212 : follow [H8798] H310 H3212 me, and I will bring [H8686] H376 you to the man H1245 whom ye seek [H8762] H3212 . But he led [H8686] H8111 them to Samaria.
20 H935 And it came to pass, when they were come [H8800] H8111 into Samaria H477 , that Elisha H559 said [H8799] H3068 , LORD H6491 , open [H8798] H5869 the eyes H7200 of these men, that they may see [H8799] H3068 . And the LORD H6491 opened [H8799] H5869 their eyes H7200 , and they saw [H8799] H8432 ; and, behold, they were in the midst H8111 of Samaria.
21 H4428 And the king H3478 of Israel H559 said [H8799] H477 unto Elisha H7200 , when he saw [H8800] H1 them, My father H5221 , shall I smite [H8686] H5221 them ? shall I smite [H8686] them ?
22 H559 And he answered [H8799] H5221 , Thou shalt not smite [H8686] H5221 them : wouldest thou smite [H8688] H7617 those whom thou hast taken captive [H8804] H2719 with thy sword H7198 and with thy bow H7760 ? set [H8798] H3899 bread H4325 and water H6440 before H398 them, that they may eat [H8799] H8354 and drink [H8799] H3212 , and go [H8799] H113 to their master.
23 H3739 And he prepared [H8799] H1419 great H3740 provision H398 for them: and when they had eaten [H8799] H8354 and drunk [H8799] H7971 , he sent them away [H8762] H3212 , and they went [H8799] H113 to their master H1416 . So the bands H758 of Syria H935 came [H8800] H3254 no more [H8804] H776 into the land H3478 of Israel.
24 H310 And it came to pass after this H1130 , that Benhadad H4428 king H758 of Syria H6908 gathered [H8799] H4264 all his host H5927 , and went up [H8799] H6696 , and besieged [H8799] H8111 Samaria.
25 H1419 And there was a great H7458 famine H8111 in Samaria H6696 : and, behold, they besieged [H8802] H2543 it, until an ass's H7218 head H8084 was sold for fourscore H3701 pieces of silver H7255 , and the fourth part H6894 of a cab H1686 of dove's dung [H8675] H3123 H2755 H2568 for five H3701 pieces of silver.
26 H4428 And as the king H3478 of Israel H5674 was passing by [H8802] H2346 upon the wall H6817 , there cried [H8804] H802 a woman H559 unto him, saying [H8800] H3467 , Help [H8685] H113 , my lord H4428 , O king.
27 H559 And he said [H8799] H3068 , If the LORD H3467 do not help [H8686] H370 thee, whence H3467 shall I help [H8686] H1637 thee? out of the barnfloor H3342 , or out of the winepress?
28 H4428 And the king H559 said [H8799] H559 unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered [H8799] H802 , This woman H559 said [H8804] H5414 unto me, Give [H8798] H1121 thy son H398 , that we may eat [H8799] H3117 him to day H398 , and we will eat [H8799] H1121 my son H4279 to morrow.
29 H1310 So we boiled [H8762] H1121 my son H398 , and did eat [H8799] H559 him: and I said [H8799] H312 unto her on the next H3117 day H5414 , Give [H8798] H1121 thy son H398 , that we may eat [H8799] H2244 him: and she hath hid [H8686] H1121 her son.
30 H4428 And it came to pass, when the king H8085 heard [H8800] H1697 the words H802 of the woman H7167 , that he rent [H8799] H899 his clothes H5674 ; and he passed by [H8802] H2346 upon the wall H5971 , and the people H7200 looked [H8799] H8242 , and, behold, he had sackcloth H1004 within H1320 upon his flesh.
31 H559 Then he said [H8799] H430 , God H6213 do [H8799] H3254 so and more [H8686] H7218 also to me, if the head H477 of Elisha H1121 the son H8202 of Shaphat H5975 shall stand [H8799] H3117 on him this day.
32 H477 But Elisha H3427 sat [H8802] H1004 in his house H2205 , and the elders H3427 sat [H8802] H7971 with him; and the king sent [H8799] H376 a man H6440 from before H4397 him: but ere the messenger H935 came [H8799] H559 to him, he said [H8804] H2205 to the elders H7200 , See [H8804] H1121 ye how this son H7523 of a murderer [H8764] H7971 hath sent [H8804] H5493 to take away [H8687] H7218 mine head H7200 ? look [H8798] H4397 , when the messenger H935 cometh [H8800] H5462 , shut [H8798] H1817 the door H3905 , and hold him fast [H8804] H1817 at the door H6963 : is not the sound H113 of his master's H7272 feet H310 behind him?