Daily Word OT

November 16, 2019

2 KINGS 4:30-44

4:30 And the mother of the boy said, As Jehovah lives and as your soul lives, I will not leave you. And he rose up and followed her.
4:31 And Gehazi passed on before them and set the staff upon the boy’s face, but there was no sound or reaction. Therefore he returned to meet him and told him, saying, The boy has not awakened.
4:32 And when Elisha went into the house, there was the dead boy, laid out on his bed.
4:33 And he went in and shut the door behind the two of them, and he prayed to Jehovah.
4:34 Then he got up and lay on the child, and he put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his palms on his palms; and he stretched himself over him, and the flesh of the child became warm.
4:35 And he got down and walked about in the house once to and fro. Then he got up and stretched himself over him, and the boy sneezed seven times. Then the boy opened his eyes.
4:36 And he called Gehazi and said, Call that Shunammite. So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, Take up your son.
4:37 And she came and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground. And she took up her son and went out.
4:38 Then Elisha returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. And the sons of the prophets sat before him. And he said to his attendant, Put on the big pot, and boil some stew for the sons of the prophets.
4:39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs. And he found a wild vine and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds. And he came and cut them up into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were.
4:40 And they poured out the stew for the men to eat. And while they were eating some of the stew, they cried out and said, O man of God, there is poison in the pot. And they were not able to eat it.
4:41 And he said, Then bring some flour. And he threw it into the pot and said, Pour it out for the people that they may eat. And there was nothing harmful in the pot.
4:42 Then a man came from Baal-shalishah and brought to the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And Elisha said, Give it to the people that they may eat.
4:43 And his servant said, How can I set this before a hundred people? And he said, Give it to the people that they may eat; for thus says Jehovah, They shall eat and have some left.
4:44 So he set it before them; and they ate, and there was some left, according to the word of Jehovah.

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.

Daily Word OT

November 14, 2019

2 KINGS 3:20 – 4:10

3:21 Now when all Moab heard that the kings had come up to fight against them, any of those old enough to strap on armor and upward were called out; and they stationed themselves at the border.
3:22 And when they rose up early in the morning, the sun shone on the water; and the Moabites saw the water before them as red as blood.
3:23 And they said, This is blood; the kings have no doubt fought against themselves, and each has struck down his companion. Now therefore to the spoil, O Moab!
3:24 And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and struck the Moabites, so that they fled before them. And they went among them and struck down the Moabites.
3:25 And they overturned the cities, and on every fine portion of land each man threw his stone and filled it up, and every spring of water they stopped, and every good tree they felled. Only at Kir-hareseth did they leave stones standing, but the slingers encircled it and struck it.
3:26 And when the king of Moab saw that the battle went hard against him, he took with him seven hundred men who drew the sword, in order to break through to the king of Edom; but they were not able to do it.
3:27 So he took his firstborn son, who was to reign in his place, and offered him up as a burnt offering upon the wall. And great wrath came upon Israel, and they departed from him and returned to their land.

4:1 Now a certain woman from among the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared Jehovah. And the creditor has come to take my two children to himself as servants.
4:2 And Elisha said to her, What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in your house? And she said, Your servant has nothing at all in the house, except a jar of oil.
4:3 And he said, Go and borrow vessels outside, from all your neighbors, empty vessels, and not just a few.
4:4 Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and each one you fill set aside.
4:5 So she went away from him and shut the door behind herself and her sons; and they brought the vessels to her, and she poured out into them.
4:6 And when she had filled the vessels, she said to her son, Bring me another vessel. But he said to her, There is no other vessel. And the oil stopped.
4:7 And she went and told the man of God. And he said, Go and sell the oil, and pay your debt; and you and your sons can live off the rest.
4:8 And one day Elisha was passing through Shunem; and there was a wealthy woman there, who compelled him to have a meal. So whenever he passed through, he would turn aside and have a meal there.
4:9 And she said to her husband, Now I know that this man who continually passes through unto us is a holy man of God.
4:10 Let us make a little walled upper room and put a bed and a table and a chair and a lamp for him; and when he comes to us, he can turn aside there.

Daily Word OT

November 13, 2019

2 KINGS 3:1-20

3:1 Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, and he reigned twelve years.
3:2 And he did what was evil in the sight of Jehovah, but not as his father and his mother had done, for he put away the pillar of Baal, which his father had made.
3:3 Yet he clung to the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, by which he caused Israel to sin; he did not turn away from them.
3:4 Now Mesha the king of Moab was a sheep breeder, who would pay as tribute to the king of Israel one hundred thousand lambs and the wool of one hundred thousand rams.
3:5 And when Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.
3:6 And King Jehoram went forth from Samaria on that day and mustered all Israel.
3:7 And he went and sent word to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to Moab to fight? And he said, I will go up: I will be as you are; my people will be as your people; my horses, as your horses.
3:8 And he said, By which way shall we go up? And he said, By the way of the wilderness of Edom.
3:9 So the king of Israel and the king of Judah and the king of Edom set out, and they circled about on a journey of seven days. And there was no water for the army or for the animals that followed them.
3:10 And the king of Israel said, Alas! Jehovah has called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.
3:11 But Jehoshaphat said, Is there no prophet of Jehovah here, by whom we may inquire of Jehovah? And one of the servants of the king of Israel answered and said, Elisha the son of Shaphat is here, who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.
3:12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of Jehovah is with him. And the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
3:13 And Elisha said to the king of Israel, What do I have in this that concerns you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother. And the king of Israel said to him, No; for Jehovah has called these three kings together to deliver them into the hand of Moab.
3:14 And Elisha said, As Jehovah of hosts, before whom I stand, lives, were it not that I regard Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not even look at you or see you.
3:15 But now bring me a musician. And as the musician played, the hand of Jehovah came upon him.
3:16 And he said, Thus says Jehovah, Make this valley trenches, all trenches!
3:17 For thus says Jehovah, You will not see wind, nor will you see rain; but that valley will be filled with water, and you will drink, as will your cattle and your animals.
3:18 And this is but a small thing in the sight of Jehovah, for He will deliver Moab into your hand.
3:19 And you will strike every fortified city and every choice city, and every good tree you will fell, and all the springs of water you will stop, and every fine portion of land you will mar with stones.
3:20 And in the morning, at about the time of the offering up of the meal offering, there came water from the direction of Edom, and the land was filled with water.

Daily Word OT

November 12, 2019

2 KINGS 2:10-25

2:10 And he said, You have asked a hard thing. If you see me when I am taken from you, so will it be to you; but if not, it will not be so.
2:11 And as they went on and talked, suddenly a chariot of fire and horses of fire appeared; and they separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
2:12 And Elisha saw it and cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and its horsemen! And he did not see him anymore. And he grasped his clothes and tore them in two pieces.
2:13 And he picked up Elijah’s mantle, which had fallen from him, and returned and stood by the bank of the Jordan.
2:14 And he took Elijah’s mantle, which had fallen from him, and struck the water and said, Where is Jehovah, the God of Elijah? And when he also struck the water, it parted to this side and that, and Elisha crossed over.
2:15 And when the sons of the prophets who were at Jericho opposite him saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. And they came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him.
2:16 And they said to him, Here with your servants are fifty strong men; let them go and seek your master, lest the Spirit of Jehovah has taken him up and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley. And he said, You shall not send them.
2:17 But when they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, Send them. So they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.
2:18 And they returned to him while he stayed at Jericho; and he said to them, Did I not say to you, Do not go?
2:19 And the men of the city said to Elisha, The location of the city is good, as my lord can see; but the water is bad, and the land is barren.
2:20 And he said, Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him.
2:21 And he went out to the source of the water and threw salt there; and he said, Thus says Jehovah, I have healed this water; there will not be any more death or barrenness from there.
2:22 So the water has been healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha, which he spoke.
2:23 And he went up from there to Bethel. And as he was going up on the way, some little boys came out from the city and mocked him and said to him, Go up, baldhead; go up, baldhead.
2:24 And he turned around and looked at them and cursed them in the name of Jehovah. Then two female bears came out of the woods and tore up forty-two children among them.
2:25 And he went from there to Mount Carmel, and from there he returned to Samaria.