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Naaman goes to Samaria

5:1 NOW Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
had given deliverance to Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper.

5:2 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 Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
‘s wife.

5:3 And she said to her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
5:4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, So and so said the maid that is of the land of Israel.
5:5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents The Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.
5:6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have therewith sent Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
my servant to you, that you may recover him of his leprosy.

5:7 And it happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man does send to me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me.

Naaman is cured of leprosy

5:8 And it was so, when Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore have you rent your clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

5:9 So Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
.

5:10 And Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean.

5:11 But Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
was angry, and went away, and said, Look, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

5:12 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.
5:13 And his servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid you do some great thing, would you not have done it? how much rather then, when he says to you, Wash, and be clean?
5:14 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 the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
5:15 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: Please now therefore, take a blessing of your servant.
5:16 But he said, As YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.

5:17 And Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
said, Please, Shall there not then, be given to your servant two mules’ burden of earth? for your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
.

5:18 In this thing YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
pardon your servant, that when my master goes to the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
pardon your servant in this thing.

5:19 And he said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.

Gehazi’s extreme greed

5:20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
lives, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.

5:21 So Gehazi followed after Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
. And when Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?

5:22 And he said, All is well. My master has sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: Please give them, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.
5:23 And Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
said, Be content, take two talents The Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs. And he urged him, and bound two talents The Biblical weight of a talent is equal to approximately 34 kilograms or 74.96lbs of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.

5:24 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.
5:25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elishaאֱלִישָׁע‎
/əˈlaɪʃə/; Modern: ʼElīšaʻ, Tiberian: ʼĔlīšāʻ, “My God is salvation” or “God is my salvation”, Greek: Ἐλισ[σ]αῖος, Elis[s]aîos or Ἐλισαιέ, Elisaié, Latin: Eliseus) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a prophet and a wonder-worker. His name is commonly transliterated into English as Elisha via Hebrew, Eliseus via Greek and Latin, or Alyasa via Arabic, and Elyasa or Elyesa
said to him, Where did you come from, Gehazi? And he said, your servant went no whither.

5:26 And he said to him, Went not my heart with you, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

Gehazi becomes leprous

5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naamanנַעֲמָן
Naʿămān, “pleasantness”)
shall cleave to you, and to your seed forever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

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