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2 Kings 5:5–14

And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and ctook with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten dchanges of raiment. And he brought the letter to ethe 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. And it came to pass, when ethe king of Israel had read the letter, that fhe rent his clothes, and said, gAm I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore hconsider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me. And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that ethe 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. 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 iwash 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 kDamascus, 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, lMy 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 mhis flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and nhe was clean.

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Heb. in his hand. ch. 8:8, 9.

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ver. 22, 23. See Judg. 14:12.

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See ch. 2:21. Comp. John 9:7.

Heb. [I] said.

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Or, I said with myself, He will surely come out, &c.

Heb. move up and down. Comp. Job 31:21. Isai. 11:15 in the Heb.

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Or, Amana. As Cant. 4:8?

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ch. 6:21. & 8:9. Judg. 17:10.

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ver. 10. So Job 33:25.

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