When Elisha arrived at the house, there was 1 the child lying dead on his bed.
His lightning bolts light up the world; the earth sees and trembles.
Does an ax exalt itself over the one who wields it, or a saw magnify itself over the one who cuts with it? 1 As if a scepter should brandish the one who raises it, or a staff should lift up what is not made of wood!
He brought me to the entrance of the court, and as I watched, I noticed a hole in the wall.
where your ancestors challenged my authority, 1 and tried my patience, even though they had seen my work.
Then I looked and realized a hand was stretched out to me, and in it was a written scroll.
When I had returned, I noticed 1 a vast number of trees on the banks of the river, on both sides.
They said to one other, 1 “Surely we’re being punished 2 because of our brother, because we saw how distressed he was 3 when he cried to us for mercy, but we refused to listen. That is why this distress 4 has come on us!”
When Moses’ father-in-law saw all that he was doing for the people, he said, “What is this 1 that you are doing for the people? 2 Why are you sitting by yourself, and all the people stand around you from morning until evening?”
Then they presented the Israelites with a discouraging 1 report of the land they had investigated, saying, “The land that we passed through 2 to investigate is a land that devours 3 its inhabitants. 4 All the people we saw there 5 are of great stature.
When the king of Ai saw Israel, he and his whole army quickly got up the next day and went out to fight Israel at the meeting place near the Arabah. 1 But he did not realize 2 men were hiding behind the city. 3
Then Elisha prayed, “O Lord, open his eyes so he can see.” The Lord opened the servant’s eyes and he saw that 1 the hill was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
When King Ahaziah of Judah saw what happened, he took off 1 up the road to Beth Haggan. Jehu chased him and ordered, “Shoot him too.” They shot him while he was driving his chariot up the ascent of Gur near Ibleam. 2 He fled to Megiddo 3 and died there.
She also saw 1 that I gave wayward Israel her divorce papers and sent her away because of her adulterous worship of other gods. 2 Even after her unfaithful sister Judah had seen this, 3 she still was not afraid, and she too went and gave herself like a prostitute to other gods. 4
A wind 1 lifted me up and brought me to the east gate of the Lord’s temple that faces the east. There, at the entrance of the gate, I noticed twenty-five men. Among them I saw Jaazaniah son of Azzur and Pelatiah son of Benaiah, officials of the people. 2