King James Bible

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King James Bible KJV

Naaman


"Pleasantness, a Syrian, the commander of the armies of Benhadad" "II. in the time of Joram, king of Israel. He was afflicted with" leprosy; and when the little Hebrew slave-girl that waited on his wife told her of a prophet in Samaria who could cure her "master, he obtained a letter from Benhadad and proceeded with it" to Joram. The king of Israel suspected in this some evil design "against him, and rent his clothes. Elisha the prophet hearing of" "this, sent for Naaman, and the strange interview which took" place is recorded in 2 Kings 5. The narrative contains all that is known of the Syrian commander. He was cured of his leprosy by "dipping himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word" of Elisha. His cure is alluded to by our Lord (Luke 4:27).


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