And when she came to where the man of God was on the hill, she put her hands round his feet; and Gehazi came near with the purpose of pushing her away; but the man of God said, Let her be, for her soul is bitter in her; and the Lord has kept it secret from me, and has not given me word of it.
And Nathan said to the king, Go and do whatever is in your heart; for the Lord is with you.
So she went, and came to Mount Carmel, to the man of God. And when the man of God saw her coming in his direction, he said to Gehazi, his servant, See, there is the Shunammite;
And one of them said, Not one of us, my lord king; but Elisha, the prophet in Israel, gives the king of Israel news of the words you say even in your bedroom.
My soul is tired of life; I will let my sad thoughts go free in words; my soul will make a bitter outcry.
No one has knowledge of a man's grief but himself; and a strange person has no part in his joy.
The spirit of a man will be his support when he is ill; but how may a broken spirit be lifted up?
Certainly the Lord will do nothing without making clear his secret to his servants, the prophets.
But he gave her no answer. And his disciples came and said to him, Send her away, for she is crying after us.
And the people gave them orders to be quiet; but they went on crying even louder, Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us.
And on the way, Jesus came to them, saying, Be glad. And they came and put their hands on his feet, and gave him worship.
And they took to him little children, so that he might put his hands on them: and the disciples said sharp words to them.
And went in and took her place at the back of him, near his feet, weeping, so that his feet were washed with the drops from her eyes, and with her hair she made them dry, and kissing his feet she put the perfume on them.
At that point the disciples came back, and they were surprised to see him talking to a woman; but not one of them said to him, What is your purpose? or, Why are you talking to her?
But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot (who was to give him up), said,
No longer do I give you the name of servants; because a servant is without knowledge of what his master is doing: I give you the name of friends, because I have given you knowledge of all the things which my Father has said to me.