25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.x 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.y 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosyg in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”z
The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.
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