2 Kings 5

MLV(i) 1 Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master and honorable, because by him Jehovah had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but he was a leper.
2 And the Syrians had gone out in bands and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3 And she said to her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy.
4 And a man went in and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maiden who is of the land of Israel. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go now and I will send a letter to the King of Israel. And he departed and took with him ten talants of silver and six thousand pieces of gold and ten changes of garments. 6 And he brought the letter to the King of Israel, saying, And now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you that you may heal him of his leprosy.
7 And it happened, when the King of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, I beseech you* and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.
8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God heard that the King of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.
9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times and your flesh will come again to you and you will be clean.
11 But Naaman was angry and went away and said, Behold, I thought he will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of Jehovah his God and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper. 12 Are not Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? May I not wash in them and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
13 And his servants came near and spoke to him and said, My father, if the prophet had bid you do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, Wash and be clean? 14 Then went he down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God. And his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.
15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company and came and stood before him. And he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel. Now therefore, I beseech you, take a present from your servant. 16 But he said, As Jehovah lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
17 And Naaman said, If not, yet, I beseech you, let there be given to your servant two mules' burden of dirt, for your servant will hereafter offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to Jehovah.
18 In this thing Jehovah pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, Jehovah pardon your servant in this thing. 19 And he said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
20 But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands what he brought. As Jehovah lives, I will run after him and take something from him.
21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he alighted from the chariot to meet him and said, Is all well? 22 And he said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there come to me from the hill-country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. I beseech you, give them a talant of silver and two changes of garments.
23 And Naaman said, Be pleased to take two talants. And he urged him and bound two talants of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments and laid them upon two of his servants and they bore them before him. 24 And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and bestowed them in the house and he let the men go and they departed.
25 But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, From where did you come, Gehazi? And he said, Your servant went nowhere. 26 And he said to him, Did not my heart go with you when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money and to receive garments and olive-groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and men-servants and maidservants? 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman will cling to you and to your seed everlasting. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.