Daily Word OT

November 15, 2019

2 KINGS 4:11-29

4:11 Then one day he came there, and he turned aside into the upper room and lay down there.
4:12 And he said to Gehazi his attendant, Call this Shunammite. And he called her, and she stood before him.
4:13 And he said to him, Say to her, You have gone to all this trouble for us; what can be done for you? Should you be spoken of to the king or to the captain of the army? And she said, I dwell in the midst of my people.
4:14 And he said, What then can be done for her? And Gehazi said, Indeed she has no son, and her husband is old.
4:15 Then he said, Call her. And he called her, and she stood at the door.
4:16 And he said, At this time next year you shall embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, O man of God, do not deceive your servant.
4:17 And the woman conceived and bore a son at that time the next year, as Elisha had told her.
4:18 And when the child grew up, one day he went out to his father among the reapers;
4:19 And he said to his father, My head! My head! And he said to his attendant, Carry him to his mother.
4:20 And when he had carried him in and brought him to his mother, the child lay upon her lap until noon, then died.
4:21 And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and she shut the door behind him and went out.
4:22 Then she called her husband and said, Send me one of the attendants and one of the donkeys that I may run to the man of God and return.
4:23 And he said, Why will you go to him today? It is neither the new moon nor the Sabbath. But she said, It will be fine.
4:24 Then she saddled the donkey and said to her attendant, Urge the beast, and do not restrain the ride for me unless I tell you.
4:25 So she went. And she came to the man of God at Mount Carmel. And when the man of God saw her at a distance, he said to Gehazi his attendant, That is the Shunammite over there.
4:26 Run now to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child? And she said, It is well.
4:27 And when she came to the man of God on the mountain, she clung to his feet. And Gehazi approached to push her away, but the man of God said, Leave her alone; for she is bitter in soul, and Jehovah has hidden the matter from me and has not told me about it.
4:28 And she said, Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, Do not mislead me?
4:29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him; and if anyone greets you, do not respond to him. And lay my staff upon the face of the boy.