Thematic Bible




2 Kings 4:1 (show verse)

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves."

2 Kings 4:2 (show verse)

Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil."

2 Kings 4:3 (show verse)

Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few.

2 Kings 4:4 (show verse)

You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full."

2 Kings 4:5 (show verse)

So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the containers to her, and she poured out.

2 Kings 4:6 (show verse)

It happened, when the containers were full, that she said to her son, "Bring me another container." He said to her, "There isn't another container." The oil stopped flowing.

2 Kings 4:7 (show verse)

Then she came and told the man of God. He said, "Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest."

2 Kings 4:8 (show verse)

It fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where there was a prominent woman; and she persuaded him to eat bread. So it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.

2 Kings 4:9 (show verse)

She said to her husband, "See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.

2 Kings 4:10 (show verse)

Please let us make a little room on the wall. Let us set for him there a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp stand. It shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there."

2 Kings 4:11 (show verse)

One day he came there, and he turned into the room and lay there.

2 Kings 4:12 (show verse)

He said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." When he had called her, she stood before him.

2 Kings 4:13 (show verse)

He said to him, "Say now to her, 'Behold, you have cared for us with all this care. What is to be done for you? Would you like to be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the army?'" She answered, "I dwell among my own people."

2 Kings 4:14 (show verse)

He said, "What then is to be done for her?" Gehazi answered, "Most certainly she has no son, and her husband is old."

2 Kings 4:15 (show verse)

He said, "Call her." When he had called her, she stood in the door.

2 Kings 4:16 (show verse)

He said, "At this season, when the time comes around, you will embrace a son." She said, "No, my lord, you man of God, do not lie to your handmaid."

2 Kings 4:17 (show verse)

The woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came around, as Elisha had said to her.

2 Kings 4:18 (show verse)

When the child was grown, it happened one day that he went out to his father to the reapers.

2 Kings 4:19 (show verse)

He said to his father, "My head! My head!" He said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother."

2 Kings 4:20 (show verse)

When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.

2 Kings 4:21 (show verse)

She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door on him, and went out.

2 Kings 4:22 (show verse)

She called to her husband, and said, "Please send me one of the servants, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God, and come again."

2 Kings 4:23 (show verse)

He said, "Why would you want go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath." She said, "It's alright."

2 Kings 4:24 (show verse)

Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, "Drive, and go forward! Don't slow down for me, unless I ask you to."

2 Kings 4:25 (show verse)

So she went, and came to the man of God to Mount Carmel. It happened, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, "Behold, there is the Shunammite.

2 Kings 4:26 (show verse)

Please run now to meet her, and ask her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" She answered, "It is well."

2 Kings 4:27 (show verse)

When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. Gehazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of God said, "Leave her alone; for her soul is troubled within her; and Yahweh has hidden it from me, and has not told me."

2 Kings 4:28 (show verse)

Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?"

2 Kings 4:29 (show verse)

Then he said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand, and go your way. If you meet any man, don't greet him; and if anyone greets you, don't answer him again. Then lay my staff on the face of the child."

2 Kings 4:30 (show verse)

The mother of the child said, "As Yahweh lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you." He arose, and followed her.

2 Kings 4:31 (show verse)

Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff on the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, "The child has not awakened."

2 Kings 4:32 (show verse)

When Elisha had come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid on his bed.

2 Kings 4:33 (show verse)

He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh.

2 Kings 4:34 (show verse)

He went up, and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, and his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands. He stretched himself on him; and the flesh of the child grew warm.

2 Kings 4:35 (show verse)

Then he returned, and walked in the house once back and forth; and went up, and stretched himself on him. Then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

2 Kings 4:36 (show verse)

He called Gehazi, and said, "Call this Shunammite!" So he called her. When she had come in to him, he said, "Take up your son."

2 Kings 4:37 (show verse)

Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out.

2 Kings 4:38 (show verse)

Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, "Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."

2 Kings 4:39 (show verse)

One went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered of it wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of stew; for they didn't recognize them.

2 Kings 4:40 (show verse)

So they poured out for the men to eat. It happened, as they were eating of the stew, that they cried out, and said, "Man of God, there is death in the pot!" They could not eat of it.

2 Kings 4:41 (show verse)

But he said, "Then bring meal." He cast it into the pot; and he said, "Pour out for the people, that they may eat." There was no harm in the pot.

2 Kings 4:42 (show verse)

A man from Baal Shalishah came, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. He said, "Give to the people, that they may eat."

2 Kings 4:43 (show verse)

His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'"

2 Kings 4:44 (show verse)

So he set it before them, and they ate, and left some of it, according to the word of Yahweh.