2 Kings 4 ©
Elisha multiplieth a poor widow's oil in order to pay her debts. He is hospitably entertained by a Shunammite woman, and in repayment obtaineth a son for her. The child dieth, and is restored to life at Elisha's prayer. He healeth the deadly pottage at Gilgal. He miraculously satisfieth an hundred men with twenty barley loaves.
NOW there cried a certain woman of the wives of the asons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did bfear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to cbe bondmen.
And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been scareful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for tto the king, or to uthe captain of the host? And she answered, I vdwell among mine own people.
And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
And he said, xAbout this 5season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
¶And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
And she went up, and laid him con the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
And when she came to the man of God to ithe hill, she caught him 8by the feet: but Gehazi came near to jthrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is 9*vexed within her: and the LORD hath khid it from me, and hath not told me.
Then she said, lDid I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
Then he said to Gehazi, m*Gird up thy loins, and take nmy staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, osalute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and play my staff upon the face of the child.
And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
¶And Elisha zcame again to Gilgal: and there was a adearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were bsitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and *seethe *pottage for the csons of the prophets.
¶And there came a man from hBaal-shalisha, and ibrought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and jfull ears of corn in 13the husk thereof. And he said, kGive unto the people, that they may eat.
So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD.