THE PROPHET PROMISES A BIRTH

 

 2 Kings 4:8-17

8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where [was]

a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And [so] it

was, [that] as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat

bread. 9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive

that this [is] an holy man of God, which passeth by us

continually. 10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the

wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a

stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us,

that he shall turn in thither. 11 And it fell on a day, that he

came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there. 12

And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when

he had called her, she stood before him. 13 And he said unto him,

Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all

this care; what [is] to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken

for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered,

I dwell among mine own people. 14 And he said, What then [is] to

be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child,

and her husband is old. 15 And he said, Call her. And when he had

called her, she stood in the door. 16 And he said, About this

season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son.

And she said, Nay, my lord, [thou] man of God, do not lie unto

thine handmaid. 17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son at

that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time

of life.


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