1 H477 Then Elisha H559 [H8799] said H8085 [H8798] , Hear H1697 ye the word H3068 of the LORD H559 [H8804] ; Thus saith H3068 the LORD H4279 , To morrow H6256 about this time H5429 shall a measure H5560 of fine flour H8255 be sold for a shekel H5429 , and two measures H8184 of barley H8255 for a shekel H8179 , in the gate H8111 of Samaria.
2 H7991 Then a lord H3027 on whose hand H4428 the king H8172 [H8737] leaned H6030 [H8799] answered H376 the man H430 of God H559 [H8799] , and said H3068 , Behold, if the LORD H6213 [H8802] would make H699 windows H8064 in heaven H1697 , might this thing H559 [H8799] be? And he said H7200 [H8802] , Behold, thou shalt see H5869 it with thy eyes H398 [H8799] , but shalt not eat of it.
3 H702 And there were four H6879 [H8794] leprous H582 men H6607 at the entrance H8179 of the gate H559 [H8799] : and they said H376 one H7453 to another H3427 [H8802] , Why sit H4191 [H8804] we here until we die?
4 H559 [H8804] If we say H935 [H8799] , We will enter H5892 into the city H7458 , then the famine H5892 is in the city H4191 [H8804] , and we shall die H3427 [H8804] there: and if we sit still H4191 [H8804] here, we die H3212 [H8798] also. Now therefore come H5307 [H8799] , and let us fall H4264 to the army H758 of the Syrians H2421 [H8762] : if they save us alive H2421 [H8799] , we shall live H4191 [H8686] ; and if they kill H4191 [H8804] us, we shall but die.
5 H6965 [H8799] And they rose H5399 in the twilight H935 [H8800] , to go H4264 to the camp H758 of the Syrians H935 [H8799] : and when they had come H7097 to the edge H4264 of the camp H758 of Syria H376 , behold, there was no man there.
6 H136 For the Lord H4264 had made the army H758 of the Syrians H8085 [H8689] to hear H6963 a noise H7393 of chariots H6963 , and a noise H5483 of horses H6963 , even the noise H1419 of a great H2428 army H559 [H8799] : and they said H376 one H251 to another H4428 , Lo, the king H3478 of Israel H7936 [H8804] hath hired H4428 against us the kings H2850 of the Hittites H4428 , and the kings H4714 of the Egyptians H935 [H8800] , to come upon us.
7 H6965 [H8799] Therefore they arose H5127 [H8799] and fled H5399 in the twilight H5800 [H8799] , and left H168 their tents H5483 , and their horses H2543 , and their donkeys H4264 , even the camp H5127 [H8799] as it was, and fled H5315 for their life.
8 H6879 [H8794] And when these lepers H935 [H8799] came H7097 to the edge H4264 of the camp H935 [H8799] , they went H259 into one H168 tent H398 [H8799] , and ate H8354 [H8799] and drank H5375 [H8799] , and carried H3701 from there silver H2091 , and gold H899 , and raiment H3212 [H8799] , and went H2934 [H8686] and hid H7725 [H8799] it; and came again H935 [H8799] , and entered H312 into another H168 tent H5375 [H8799] , and carried H3212 [H8799] from there also, and went H2934 [H8686] and hid it.
9 H559 [H8799] Then they said H376 one H7453 to another H6213 [H8802] , We do H3117 not well: this day H3117 is a day H1309 of good tidings H2814 [H8688] , and we hold our peace H2442 [H8765] : if we tarry H1242 till the morning H216 light H5771 , some mischief H4672 [H8804] will come H3212 [H8798] upon us: now therefore come H935 [H8799] , that we may go H5046 [H8686] and tell H4428 the king's H1004 household.
10 H935 [H8799] So they came H7121 [H8799] and called H7778 to the porter H5892 of the city H5046 [H8686] : and they told H559 [H8800] him, saying H935 [H8804] , We came H4264 to the camp H758 of the Syrians H376 , and, behold, there was no man H6963 there, neither voice H120 of man H5483 , but horses H631 [H8803] tied H2543 , and donkeys H631 [H8803] tied H168 , and the tents as they were.
11 H7121 [H8799] And he called H7778 the porters H5046 [H8686] ; and they told H4428 it to the king's H1004 house H6441 within.
12 H4428 And the king H6965 [H8799] arose H3915 in the night H559 [H8799] , and said H5650 to his servants H5046 [H8686] , I will now show H758 you what the Syrians H6213 [H8804] have done H3045 [H8804] to us. They know H7457 that we are hungry H3318 [H8799] ; therefore they have gone out H4264 of the camp H2247 [H8736] to hide H7704 themselves in the field H559 [H8800] , saying H3318 [H8799] , When they come out H5892 of the city H8610 [H8799] , we shall take H2416 them alive H935 [H8799] , and get H5892 into the city.
13 H259 And one H5650 of his servants H6030 [H8799] answered H559 [H8799] and said H3947 [H8799] , Let some take H2568 , I pray thee, five H5483 of the horses H7604 [H8737] that remain H7604 [H8738] , which are left H1995 in the city, (behold, they are as all the multitude H3478 of Israel H7604 [H8738] that are left H1995 in it: behold, I say, they are even as all the multitude H3478 of the Israelites H8552 [H8804] that are consumed H7971 [H8799] :) and let us send H7200 [H8799] and see.
14 H3947 [H8799] They took H8147 therefore two H7393 chariot H5483 horses H4428 ; and the king H7971 [H8799] sent H310 after H4264 the host H758 of the Syrians H559 [H8800] , saying H3212 [H8798] , Go H7200 [H8798] and see.
15 H3212 [H8799] And they went H310 after H3383 them to Jordan H1870 : and, lo, all the way H4392 was full H899 of garments H3627 and vessels H758 , which the Syrians H7993 [H8689] had cast away H2648 [H8800] in their haste H4397 . And the messengers H7725 [H8799] returned H5046 [H8686] , and told H4428 the king.
16 H5971 And the people H3318 [H8799] went out H962 [H8799] , and plundered H4264 the tents H758 of the Syrians H5429 . So a measure H5560 of fine flour H8255 was sold for a shekel H5429 , and two measures H8184 of barley H8255 for a shekel H1697 , according to the word H3068 of the LORD.
17 H4428 And the king H6485 [H8689] appointed H7991 the lord H3027 on whose hand H8172 [H8737] he leaned H8179 to have the charge of the gate H5971 : and the people H7429 [H8799] trod H8179 upon him in the gate H4191 [H8799] , and he died H376 , as the man H430 of God H1696 [H8765] had said H1696 [H8765] , who spoke H4428 when the king H3381 [H8800] came down to him.
18 H376 And it came to pass as the man H430 of God H1696 [H8763] had spoken H4428 to the king H559 [H8800] , saying H5429 , Two measures H8184 of barley H8255 for a shekel H5429 , and a measure H5560 of fine flour H8255 for a shekel H4279 , shall be to morrow H6256 about this time H8179 in the gate H8111 of Samaria:
19 H7991 And that lord H6030 [H8799] answered H376 the man H430 of God H559 [H8799] , and said H3068 , Now, behold, if the LORD H6213 [H8802] should make H699 windows H8064 in heaven H1697 , might such a thing H559 [H8799] be? And he said H7200 [H8802] , Behold, thou shalt see H5869 it with thy eyes H398 [H8799] , but shalt not eat of it.