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Naaman Is Healed

1 Now aNaaman, captain of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man Iwith his master, and highly respected, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man was also a valiant warrior, [but he was] a leper. 2 Now the Arameans had gone out ain bands and had taken captive a little girl from the land of Israel; and she Iwaited on Naaman’s wife. 3 She said to her mistress, “I wish that my master were Iwith the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy.” 4 INaaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Israel.” 5 Then the king of Aram said, “Go Inow, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” He departed and atook with him ten talents of silver and six thousand [shekels] of gold and ten bchanges of clothes.

[1] ILit before aLk 4:27
[2] ILit was before a2K 6:23; 13:20
[3] ILit before
[4] ILit He
[5] ILit enter a1S 9:7; 2K 4:42 bJg 14:12; 2K 5:22, 23

6 ¶ He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, “And now as this letter comes to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may cure him of his leprosy.” 7 When the king of Israel read the letter, ahe tore his clothes and said, “bAm I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man is sending [word] to me to cure a man of his leprosy? But cconsider now, and see how he is seeking Ia quarrel against me.”

[7] ILit an occasion aGn 37:29 bGn 30:2; 1S 2:6 c1K 20:7; Lk 11:54

8 ¶ It happened when Elisha athe man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent [word] to the king, saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Now let him come to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.” 9 So Naaman came with his horses and his chariots and stood at the doorway of the house of Elisha. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, “aGo and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh will be restored to you and [you will] be clean.” 11 But Naaman was furious and went away and said, “Behold, I Ithought, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over the place and cure the leper.’ 12 Are not IAbanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and awent away in a rage. 13 aThen his servants came near and spoke to him and said, “bMy father, had the prophet told you [to do some] great thing, would you not have done [it]? How much more [then], when he says to you, ‘Wash, and be clean’?” 14 So he went down and dipped [himself] seven times in the Jordan, according to the word of the man of God; and ahis flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and bhe was clean.

[8] a1K 12:22
[10] aJn 9:7
[11] ILit said
[12] IAnother reading is Amanah aPv 14:17; 16:32; 19:11
[13] a1S 28:23 b2K 2:12; 6:21; 8:9
[14] a2K 5:10; Jb 33:25 bLk 4:27; 5:13

Gehazi’s Greed

15 ¶ When he returned to the man of God Iwith all his company, and came and stood before him, he said, “Behold now, aI know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel; so please btake a IIpresent from your servant now.” 16 But he said, “aAs the LORD lives, before whom I stand, bI will take nothing.” And he urged him to take [it], but he refused. 17 Naaman said, “If not, please let your servant at least be given two mules’ load of aearth; for your servant will no longer offer burnt offering nor will he sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD. 18 In this matter may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and ahe leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon your servant in this matter.” 19 He said to him, “aGo in peace.” So he departed from him some distance.

[15] ILit he and IILit blessing aJsh 2:11; 1S 17:46, 47; 2K 5:8 b1S 25:27
[16] a2K 3:14 bGn 14:22, 23; 2K 5:20, 26
[17] aEx 20:24
[18] a2K 7:2, 17
[19] aEx 4:18; 1S 1:17; Mk 5:34

20 ¶ But aGehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, Ithought, “Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Aramean, IIby not receiving from his hands what he brought. bAs the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him.” 21 So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him and said, “Is all well?” 22 He said, “aAll is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Behold, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from bthe hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and ctwo changes of clothes.’” 23 Naaman said, “aBe pleased to take two talents.” And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags with two changes of clothes and gave them to two of his servants; and they carried [them] before him. 24 When he came to the Ihill, he took them from their hand and adeposited them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed. 25 But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said to him, “Where have you been, Gehazi?” And he said, “aYour servant went nowhere.”

[20] ILit said IILit from a2K 4:12, 31, 36 bEx 20:7; 2K 6:31
[22] a2K 4:26 bJsh 24:33 c2K 5:5
[23] a2K 6:3
[24] ILit Ophel aJsh 7:1, 11, 12, 21; 1K 21:16
[25] a2K 5:22

26 ¶ Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go [with you], when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? aIs it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants? 27 Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your Idescendants forever.” So he went out from his presence aa leper [as white] as snow.

[26] a2K 5:16
[27] ILit seed aEx 4:6; Nu 12:10


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Naaman, by the report of a captive maid, is sent to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy.

1 ¶ Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, [but he was] a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3 And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord [were] with the prophet that [is] in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy. 4 And [one] went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that [is] of the land of Israel. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of raiment. 6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have [therewith] sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. 7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, [Am] I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

[1] Ex 11:3; Lv 13:2, 44; Nu 12:10; Dt 2:37; 2S 3:29; 2K 4:8; 5:27; 7:3; 2Ch 26:19; Es 9:4; 10:3; Pv 21:31; Is 10:5; Jr 27:5; Lk 4:27; Jn 19:11; Ro 15:18; 2Co 12:7.
[2] Jg 9:34; 1S 13:17; 2K 6:23; 13:20; Ps 123:2.
[3] Nu 11:29; 2K 5:8; Mt 8:2; 11:5; Lk 17:12; Ac 26:29; 1Co 4:8.
[4] 2K 7:9; Mk 5:19; 16:9; Jn 1:42; 4:28; 1Co 1:26.
[5] Gn 11:3, 7; 45:22; Nu 22:7, 17; 24:11; Jg 14:12; 1S 9:8; 1K 13:7; 22:3; 2K 8:8; Ec 2:1; Is 5:5; Ac 8:18; Jm 4:13; 5:1, 2.
[7] Gn 30:2; Nu 14:6; Dt 32:29; 1S 2:6; 1K 20:7; 2K 11:14; 18:37; 19:1; Jr 36:24; Dn 2:11; Ho 6:1; Mt 26:65; Lk 11:54; Ac 14:14.

Elisha, sending him to Jordan, cureth him.

8 ¶ And it was [so], when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel. 9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12 [Are] not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, [if] the prophet had bid thee [do some] great thing, wouldest thou not have done [it]? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

[8] Ex 11:8; 2S 3:31; 1K 17:24; 18:36; 2K 1:6; 5:3, 7, 15; Ezk 2:5; Ho 12:13; Ro 11:13.
[9] 2K 3:12; 6:32; Is 60:14; Ac 16:29, 37.
[10] Ex 4:6; Lv 14:7, 16, 51; 16:14, 19; Nu 19:4, 19; Jsh 6:4, 13; 2K 2:21; 3:16; 4:41; 5:14; Mt 15:23; Jn 9:7; 1Co 6:11.
[11] Pv 1:32; 3:7; 13:10; Is 55:8; Mt 8:8; 15:27; 19:22; Lk 14:11; Jn 4:48; 6:66; 13:20; 1Co 1:21; 2:14; 3:18; He 12:25.
[12] Jsh 3:15; 2K 2:8, 14; 5:17; Ezk 47:1; Zc 13:1; 14:8; Mk 1:9.
[13] Gn 41:43; 1S 25:14; 1K 20:23, 31; 2K 2:12; 5:3, 10; 6:21; 13:14; Jb 32:8; Ps 51:2, 7; Is 1:16; Jr 38:7; Mal 1:6; Mt 23:9; Jn 13:8; Ac 22:16; 1Co 1:21, 27; 4:15; Ep 5:26; Tit 3:5; He 10:22; 1P 3:21; Rv 7:14.
[14] 2K 5:10; 2Ch 20:20; Jb 31:13; 33:25; Pv 9:9; 25:11; Ezk 47:1; Zc 13:1; 14:8; Lk 4:27; 5:13; Jn 2:5; Tit 2:14; He 11:7.

He refusing Naaman's gifts granted him some of the earth.

15 ¶ And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that [there is] no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. 16 But he said, [As] the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take [it]; but he refused. 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD. 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, [that] when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing. 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

[15] Gn 33:11; Jsh 2:9; 9:9, 24; 1S 17:46; 25:27; 1K 18:36; 2K 5:8; Is 43:10; 44:6, 8; 45:6; Jr 10:10; 16:19; Dn 2:47; 3:29; 4:34; 6:26; Lk 17:15; Ro 10:10; 2Co 9:5.
[16] Gn 14:22; 1K 13:8; 17:1; 18:15; 2K 3:14; 5:20, 26; Dn 5:17; Mt 10:8; Ac 8:18; 20:33; 1Co 6:12; 10:32; 2Co 11:9; 12:14.
[17] 2K 5:12; Ac 26:18; Ro 14:1; 1Th 1:9; 1P 4:3.
[18] Ex 20:5; 1K 19:18; 2K 7:2, 17; 17:35; 2Ch 30:18; Jr 50:20.
[19] Gn 35:16; Ex 4:18; 1S 1:17; 25:35; Mt 9:16; Mk 5:34; Lk 7:50; 8:48; Jn 16:12; 1Co 3:2; He 5:13.

Gehazi, abusing his master's name unto Naaman, is smitten with leprosy.

20 ¶ But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, [as] the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. 21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw [him] running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, [Is] all well? 22 And he said, All [is] well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments. 23 And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid [them] upon two of his servants; and they bare [them] before him. 24 And when he came to the tower, he took [them] from their hand, and bestowed [them] in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed. 25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence [comest thou], Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither. 26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart [with thee], when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? [Is it] a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? 27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper [as white] as snow.

[20] Ex 20:7, 17; 1S 14:39; 2K 4:12, 31, 36; 6:31; Ps 10:3; Pv 26:16; Jr 22:17; Hab 2:9; Mt 10:4; Lk 12:15; 16:8; Jn 6:70; 12:5, 6; 13:2; Ac 5:2; 8:18; 1Ti 6:9; 2Ti 4:10; Tit 1:7; 1P 5:2; 2P 2:14.
[21] 2K 4:26; 9:17; Lk 7:6; Ac 8:31; 10:25.
[22] Ex 38:24; 1K 13:18; 20:35, 39; 2K 2:3; 5:5; Is 59:3; Jr 9:3, 5; Jn 8:44; Ac 5:3; 2Co 12:16; Rv 21:8.
[23] 1K 20:7; 2K 2:17; 5:16; 12:10; Is 30:6; Lk 11:54.
[24] Jsh 7:1, 11, 21; 1K 21:16; Is 29:15; Hab 2:6; Zc 5:3.
[25] Gn 3:8; 4:9; 16:8; 2K 5:22; 20:14; Pv 30:20; Ezk 33:31; Mt 26:15, 21; Jn 13:2, 26; Ac 5:3.
[26] Gn 14:23; 2K 5:16; 6:12; Ps 63:11; Pv 12:19, 22; Ec 3:1; Mt 10:8; Ac 5:9; 20:33, 35; 1Co 5:3; 9:11; 2Co 11:8; Col 2:5; 2Th 3:8.
[27] Ex 4:6; Nu 12:10; Jsh 7:25; 1S 2:30; 2S 3:29; 2K 5:1; 15:5; Is 59:2; Ho 10:13; Mal 2:3, 8; Mt 27:3; Ac 5:5, 10; 8:20; 1Ti 6:10; 2P 2:3.


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