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