2 Kings Chapter 7 (1611 Bible)
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1 Then Elisha said, Heare yee the word of the Lord, Thus saith the Lord, To morrowe about this time shal a measure of fine flower be sold for a shekell, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
2 Then a lord on whose hand the king leaned, answered the man of God, and said, Behold, if the Lord would make windowes in heauen, might this thing bee? and he saide, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eies, but shalt not eate thereof.
4 If we say, We will enter into the citie, then the famine is in the citie, and wee shall die there: and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let vs fall vnto the host of the Syrians: if they saue vs aliue, we shall liue; and if they kill vs, we shall but die.
6 For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to heare a noise of charets, and a noise of horses, euen the noise of a great host: and they said one to another, Loe, the king of Israel hath hired against vs the kings of the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come vpon vs.
8 And when these lepers came to the vttermost part of the campe, they went into one tent, and did eate, and drinke, and carried thence siluer, and gold, and raiment, and went and hid it, and came againe, and entred into another tent, and carried thence also, and went and hid it.
9 Then they said one to another, We doe not well: this day is a day of good tydings, and we hold our peace: if we tarie till the morning light, some mischiefe will come vpon vs: nowe therefore come, that we may goe, and tell the kings houshold.
10 So they came, and called vnto the porter of the citie: and they told them, saying; We came to the campe of the Syrians, and behold, there was no man there, neither voice of man, but horses tyed, and asses tyed, and the tents as they were.
12 ¶ And the king arose in the night, and said vnto his seruants, I will now shew you what the Syrians haue done to vs: They know that we be hungrie, therefore are they gone out of the camp, to hide themselues in the field, saying; When they come out of the citie, we shal catch them aliue, and get into the citie.
13 And one of his seruants answered, and said, Let some take, I pray thee, fiue of the horses that remaine, which are left in the citie: (behold, they are as all the multitude of Israel that are left in it: behold, I say, they are euen as all the multitude of the Israelites that are consumed) and let vs send, and see.
17 ¶ And the king appointed the lord on whose hand he leaned, to haue the charge of the gate: and the people trode vpon him in the gate, and he died, as the man of God had said, who spake when the king came downe to him.
18 And it came to passe, as the man of God had spoken to the king, saying, Two measures of barley for a shekel, and a measure of fine flowre for a shekel, shalbe to morrow about this time, in the gate of Samaria:
19 And that lord answered the man of God, and said, Now behold, if the Lord should make windowes in heauen, might such a thing be? And he said, Behold, thou shalt see it with thine eyes, but shalt not eate thereof.
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Mrammba leonard thoya's 2 Kings Chapter 7 comment on 2/27/2013, 6:26am...
Everybody is a product of his previous decisions. In life, we need to make risky decisions in order to succeed. For instance the 4 lepers risked their lives by going to the Syrian camp. Little did they know that their decision could rescue the whole of Samaria! So God can use anybody or situation to save his people. Christian should not despise themselves because God uses those willing to go for a mission. More over God respect positive decisions.
RALPH M. WATERS's 2 Kings Chapter 7 comment on 4/09/2012, 9:30am...
THIS CHAPTER MAKES ME FOCUS ON "sin of omission and sin of commission.
IN THIS CASE "SIN OF OMISSION". THE LEPERS KNEW WHAT TO DO THAT WAS RIGHT, AND DID IT. OTHERWISE, THEY KNEW - FOR TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IS RIGHT AND NOT TO DO IT, IT IS SIN. THEREBY, A SIN OF OMISSION COULD EASILY BE TURNED INTO A SIN OF COMMISSION.
THE KING COULD HAVE LATER FOUND OUT OF THEIR GOOD FORTUNE AND ACCUSED THEM OF STEALING FROM HIM. FOR THE ENTIRE LAND IN HIS EYES, WAS HIS.
WE AS CHRISTIANS, MUST REALIZE, IF WE KNOW WHAT TO DO, AND DON'T DO IT, OUR CONSCIENCE WILL EITHER ACCUSE OF OR EXCUSE US. I PRAY, WHEN YOU FELL TO LOVE SOMEONE, YOUR CONSCIENCE, (OUR CONSCIENCES) CONVICT US.
LBT's 2 Kings Chapter 7 comment on 6/12/2011, 7:37pm...
God's Word is always true, and the things that His prophets foretold always came to pass - 100%! Problem is most people, and sometimes professing Christians doubt its veracity, to our own detriment
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