THE OIL WHICH PAID THE DEBT

 

2 Kings 4:1-7

1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the

prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and

thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor

is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. 2 And Elisha

said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou

in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in

the house, save a pot of oil. 3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee

vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, [even] empty vessels; borrow

not a few. 4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door

upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those

vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. 5 So she

went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who

brought [the vessels] to her; and she poured out. 6 And it came

to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son,

Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, [There is] not a

vessel more. And the oil stayed. 7 Then she came and told the man

of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live

thou and thy children of the rest.


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