Designation of an inhabitant of Shunem.
2. The 'great woman' who provided Elisha with a lodging. She was rewarded with a son, but he died when a lad. She hastened to the prophet, and her faith was such that she could say, "It is well." This was answered by her son being raised to life again. 2Ki 4:8-37.
And they will seek a fair girl in all the bound of Israel, and they will find Abishag the Shunamite, and they will bring her to the king.
And Bath-sheba will go in to the king to the chamber: and the king was very old; and Abishag the Shunamite serving the king.
And he will say, Speak now to Solomon the king, for he will not turn away thy face, and he will give to me Abishag the Shunamite for wife. And Bathsheba will say, Well I will speak for thee to the king. read more. And Bathsheba will go to king Solomon to speak to him for Adonijah. And the king will rise up to her meeting, and worship to her, and he sat upon his throne, and a throne will be set for the king's mother; and she will sit at his right hand. And she will say, One small asking I ask from thee; thou wilt not turn away my face. And the king will say to her, Ask, my mother, for I will not turn away thy face. And she will say, Give Abishag the Shunamite to Adonijah thy brother for wife. And king Solomon will answer, and say to his mother, And wherefore didst thou ask Abishag the Shunamite for Adonijah? And ask for him the kingdom, for he my brother, the great above me; and for him Abiathar the priest., and Joab son of Zeruiah.
And it will be the day, and Elisha will pass through to Shunem, and a great woman there; and she will lay hold on him to eat bread. And it will be as often as he passed by, he will turn aside there to eat bread. And she will say to her husband, Behold now, I knew that he is a holy man of God, passing by us continually. read more. Now we will make a little wall chamber and put for him there a bed and a table, and a throne and a candlestick; and being in his coming to us he will turn aside there. And the day will be and he will come there, and he will turn aside into the chamber, and lie there. And he will say to Gehazi his boy, Call for this Shunamitess. And he will call for her, and she will stand before him. And he will say to him, Say now to her, Behold, thou didst hasten for us all this concern; what to be done for thee? is it to speak for thee to the king, or to the chief of the army? And she will say, In the midst of my people I dwell. And he will say, And what to be done for her? And Gehazi will say. Truly, not a son to her, and her husband an old man. And he will say, Call to her. And he will call to her, and she will stand in the door. And he will say, At this appointment about the time thou living to embrace a son. And she will say, My lord, thou man of God, do not deceive With thy servant And the woman will conceive and bear a son at this appointment about the time of living which Elisha spake to her. And the child will grow; and the day will be and he will go forth to his father to those reaping. And he will say to his father, My head, my head. And he will say to the boy, Lift him up to his mother. And he will lift him up and bring him to his mother, and he will lift him up and bring him to his mother, and he will sit upon her knees till noon, and he will die. And she will go up and lay him down upon the bed of the man of God, and she will shut up after her and go forth. And she will call to her husband and say, Send now to me one of the boys, and one of the she asses, and I will run even to the man of God, and I will turn back And he will say, Wherefore goest thou to him this day? not new moon, and not Sabbath. And she will say, Peace. And she will saddle the ass, and say to her boy, Lead on, and go; thou shalt not hold back for me to ride except I said to thee. And she will go and come to the man of God to mount Carmel. And it will be when the man of God saw her from opposite, and he will say to Gehazi his boy, Behold this Shunamitess. Now run now to her meeting, and say to her, Is peace to thee? and to thy husband? and peace to the child And she will say, Peace. And she will come to the man of God to the mountain, and she will lay hold upon his feet; and Gehazi will come near to push her away; and the man of God will say, Let go to her, for her soul is bitter to her: and Jehovah hid from me and announced not to me. And she will say, Did I ask a son from my lord? said I not, Thou shalt not deceive me? And he will say to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins and take my prop in thy hand, and go: If thou shalt find a man, thou shalt not praise him; and if a man shall praise thee, thou shalt not answer him: and put my prop upon the face of the boy. And the mother of the boy will say, Jehovah lives and thy soul lives, I will not leave thee. And he will rise and go after her. And Gehazi passed over before them, and he will put the prop upon the face of the boy, and no voice and no attention. And he will turn back to meet him; and he will announce to him, saying, The boy awaked not And Elisha will go into the house, and behold, the boy dead, lying upon his bed. And he will go in and shut the door after them two, and he will pray to Jehovah. And he will come up and lie down upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hand; and he will bow himself upon him, and the flesh of the child will be warm. And he will turn back and go into the house, once hence, and once thence; and he will go up, and he will bow himself upon him: and the boy will sneeze, even to seven times; and the boy will open his eyes. And he will call to Gehazi and say, Call to this Shunamitess. And he will call her, and she will come to him, and he will say, Lift up thy son. And she will go in and fall at his feet, and worship him to the earth; and she will lift up her son and go forth.