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|Now the wife of one of the sons of the prophets cried to Eli'sha, "Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant feared the LORD, but the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."
||וְאִשָּׁה אַחַת מִנְּשֵׁי בְנֵי־הַנְּבִיאִים צָעֲקָה אֶל־אֱלִישָׁע לֵאמֹר עַבְדְּךָ אִישִׁי מֵת וְאַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ כִּי עַבְדְּךָ הָיָה יָרֵא אֶת־יְהוָה וְהַנֹּשֶׁה בָּא לָקַחַת אֶת־שְׁנֵי יְלָדַי לֹו לַעֲבָדִים׃ ||Elisha & the poor widow. 2Kgs.4.1-7|
|And Eli'sha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?" And she said, "Your maidservant has nothing in the house, except a jar of oil."
||וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה־לָּךְ הַגִּידִי לִי מַה־יֶּשׁ־[כ= לְכִי] [ק= לָךְ] בַּבָּיִת וַתֹּאמֶר אֵין לְשִׁפְחָתְךָ כֹל בַּבַּיִת כִּי אִם־אָסוּךְ שָׁמֶן׃ || |
|Then he said, "Go outside, borrow vessels of all your neighbors, empty vessels and not too few.
||וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי שַׁאֲלִי־לָךְ כֵּלִים מִן־הַחוּץ מֵאֵת כָּל־[כ= שִׁכְנָכֵי] [ק= שְׁכֵנָיִךְ] כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַל־תַּמְעִיטִי׃ || |
|Then go in, and shut the door upon yourself and your sons, and pour into all these vessels; and when one is full, set it aside."
||וּבָאת וְסָגַרְתְּ הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדֵךְ וּבְעַד־בָּנַיִךְ וְיָצַקְתְּ עַל כָּל־הַכֵּלִים הָאֵלֶּה וְהַמָּלֵא תַּסִּיעִי׃ || |
|So she went from him and shut the door upon herself and her sons; and as she poured they brought the vessels to her.
||וַתֵּלֶךְ מֵאִתֹּו וַתִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדָהּ וּבְעַד בָּנֶיהָ הֵם מַגִּשִׁים אֵלֶיהָ וְהִיא [כ= מֵיצָקֶת] [ק= מֹוצָקֶת]׃ || |
|When the vessels were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another vessel." And he said to her, "There is not another." Then the oil stopped flowing.
||וַיְהִי כִּמְלֹאת הַכֵּלִים וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל־בְּנָהּ הַגִּישָׁה אֵלַי עֹוד כֶּלִי וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֵין עֹוד כֶּלִי וַיַּעֲמֹד הַשָּׁמֶן׃ || |
|She came and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest."
||וַתָּבֹא וַתַּגֵּד לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי מִכְרִי אֶת־הַשֶּׁמֶן וְשַׁלְּמִי אֶת־[כ= נִשְׁיֵכִי] [ק= נִשְׁיֵךְ] וְאַתְּ [כ= בְּנֵיכִי] [ק= וּבָנַיִךְ] תִחְיִי בַּנֹּותָר׃ ף || |
|One day Eli'sha went on to Shunem, where a wealthy woman lived, who urged him to eat some food. So whenever he passed that way, he would turn in there to eat food.
||וַיְהִי הַיֹּום וַיַּעֲבֹר אֱלִישָׁע אֶל־שׁוּנֵם וְשָׁם אִשָּׁה גְדֹולָה וַתַּחֲזֶק־בֹּו לֶאֱכָל־לָחֶם וַיְהִי מִדֵּי עָבְרֹו יָסֻר שָׁמָּה לֶאֱכָל־לָחֶם׃ ||Elisha & the rich woman from Shunem. 2Kgs.4.8-37|
|And she said to her husband, "Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who is continually passing our way.
||וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל־אִישָׁהּ הִנֵּה־נָא יָדַעְתִּי כִּי אִישׁ אֱלֹהִים קָדֹושׁ הוּא עֹבֵר עָלֵינוּ תָּמִיד׃ || |
|Let us make a small roof chamber with walls, and put there for him a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp, so that whenever he comes to us, he can go in there."
||נַעֲשֶׂה־נָּא עֲלִיַּת־קִיר קְטַנָּה וְנָשִׂים לֹו שָׁם מִטָּה וְשֻׁלְחָן וְכִסֵּא וּמְנֹורָה וְהָיָה בְּבֹאֹו אֵלֵינוּ יָסוּר שָׁמָּה׃ || |
|One day he came there, and he turned into the chamber and rested there.
||וַיְהִי הַיֹּום וַיָּבֹא שָׁמָּה וַיָּסַר אֶל־הָעֲלִיָּה וַיִּשְׁכַּב־שָׁמָּה׃ || |
|And he said to Geha'zi his servant, "Call this Shu'nammite." When he had called her, she stood before him.
||וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־גֵּחֲזִי נַעֲרֹו קְרָא לַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַזֹּאת וַיִּקְרָא־לָהּ וַתַּעֲמֹד לְפָנָיו׃ || |
|And he said to him, "Say now to her, See, you have taken all this trouble for us; what is to be done for you? Would you have a word spoken on your behalf to the king or to the commander of the army?" She answered, "I dwell among my own people."
||וַיֹּאמֶר לֹו אֱמָר־נָא אֵלֶיהָ הִנֵּה חָרַדְתְּ אֵלֵינוּ אֶת־כָּל־הַחֲרָדָה הַזֹּאת מֶה לַעֲשֹׂות לָךְ הֲיֵשׁ לְדַבֶּר־לָךְ אֶל־הַמֶּלֶךְ אֹו אֶל־שַׂר הַצָּבָא וַתֹּאמֶר בְּתֹוךְ עַמִּי אָנֹכִי יֹשָׁבֶת׃ || |
|And he said, "What then is to be done for her?" Geha'zi answered, "Well, she has no son, and her husband is old."
||וַיֹּאמֶר וּמֶה לַעֲשֹׂות לָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר גֵּיחֲזִי אֲבָל בֵּן אֵין־לָהּ וְאִישָׁהּ זָקֵן׃ || |
|He said, "Call her." And when he had called her, she stood in the doorway.
||וַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא־לָהּ וַיִּקְרָא־לָהּ וַתַּעֲמֹד בַּפָּתַח׃ || |
|And he said, "At this season, when the time comes round, you shall embrace a son." And she said, "No, my lord, O man of God; do not lie to your maidservant."
||וַיֹּאמֶר לַמֹּועֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה [כ= אַתִּי] [ק= אַתְּ] חֹבֶקֶת בֵּן וַתֹּאמֶר אַל־אֲדֹנִי אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אַל־תְּכַזֵּב בְּשִׁפְחָתֶךָ׃ || |
|But the woman conceived, and she bore a son about that time the following spring, as Eli'sha had said to her.
||וַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן לַמֹּועֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה אֲשֶׁר־דִּבֶּר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע׃ || |
|When the child had grown, he went out one day to his father among the reapers.
||וַיִּגְדַּל הַיָּלֶד וַיְהִי הַיֹּום וַיֵּצֵא אֶל־אָבִיו אֶל־הַקֹּצְרִים׃ || |
|And he said to his father, "Oh, my head, my head!" The father said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother."
||וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־אָבִיו רֹאשִׁי רֹאשִׁי וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־הַנַּעַר שָׂאֵהוּ אֶל־אִמֹּו׃ || |
|And when he had lifted him, and brought him to his mother, the child sat on her lap till noon, and then he died.
||וַיִּשָּׂאֵהוּ וַיְבִיאֵהוּ אֶל־אִמֹּו וַיֵּשֶׁב עַל־בִּרְכֶּיהָ עַד־הַצָּהֳרַיִם וַיָּמֹת׃ || |
|And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
||וַתַּעַל וַתַּשְׁכִּבֵהוּ עַל־מִטַּת אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וַתִּסְגֹּר בַּעֲדֹו וַתֵּצֵא׃ || |
|Then she called to her husband, and said, "Send me one of the servants and one of the asses, that I may quickly go to the man of God, and come back again."
||וַתִּקְרָא אֶל־אִישָׁהּ וַתֹּאמֶר שִׁלְחָה נָא לִי אֶחָד מִן־הַנְּעָרִים וְאַחַת הָאֲתֹנֹות וְאָרוּצָה עַד־אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וְאָשׁוּבָה׃ || |
|And he said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath." She said, "It will be well."
||וַיֹּאמֶר מַדּוּעַ [כ= אַתִּי] [ק= אַתְּ] [כ= הֹלַכְתִּי] [ק= הֹלֶכֶת] אֵלָיו הַיֹּום לֹא־חֹדֶשׁ וְלֹא שַׁבָּת וַתֹּאמֶר שָׁלֹום׃ || |
|Then she saddled the ass, and she said to her servant, "Urge the beast on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you."
||וַתַּחֲבֹשׁ הָאָתֹון וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל־נַעֲרָהּ נְהַג וָלֵךְ אַל־תַּעֲצָר־לִי לִרְכֹּב כִּי אִם־אָמַרְתִּי לָךְ׃ || |
|So she set out, and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.
When the man of God saw her coming, he said to Geha'zi his servant, "Look, yonder is the Shu'nammite;
|וַתֵּלֶךְ וַתָּבֹוא אֶל־אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל־הַר הַכַּרְמֶל וַיְהִי כִּרְאֹות אִישׁ־הָאֱלֹהִים אֹתָהּ מִנֶּגֶד וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל־גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרֹו הִנֵּה הַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַלָּז׃ || |
|run at once 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 answered, "It is well."
||עַתָּה רוּץ־נָא לִקְרָאתָהּ וֶאֱמָר־לָהּ הֲשָׁלֹום לָךְ הֲשָׁלֹום לְאִישֵׁךְ הֲשָׁלֹום לַיָּלֶד וַתֹּאמֶר שָׁלֹום׃ || |
|And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Geha'zi came to thrust her away. But the man of God said, "Let her alone, for she is in bitter distress; and the LORD has hidden it from me, and has not told me."
||וַתָּבֹא אֶל־אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל־הָהָר וַתַּחֲזֵק בְּרַגְלָיו וַיִּגַּשׁ גֵּיחֲזִי לְהָדְפָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים הַרְפֵּה־לָהּ כִּי־נַפְשָׁהּ מָרָה־לָהּ וַיהוָה הֶעְלִים מִמֶּנִּי וְלֹא הִגִּיד לִי׃ || |
|Then she said, "Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, Do not deceive me?"
||וַתֹּאמֶר הֲשָׁאַלְתִּי בֵן מֵאֵת אֲדֹנִי הֲלֹא אָמַרְתִּי לֹא תַשְׁלֶה אֹתִי׃ || |
|He said to Geha'zi, "Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go. If you meet any one, do not salute him; and if any one salutes you, do not reply; and lay my staff upon the face of the child."
||וַיֹּאמֶר לְגֵיחֲזִי חֲגֹר מָתְנֶיךָ וְקַח מִשְׁעַנְתִּי בְיָדְךָ וָלֵךְ כִּי־תִמְצָא אִישׁ לֹא תְבָרְכֶנּוּ וְכִי־יְבָרֶךְךָ אִישׁ לֹא תַעֲנֶנּוּ וְשַׂמְתָּ מִשְׁעַנְתִּי עַל־פְּנֵי הַנָּעַר׃ || |
|Then the mother of the child said, "As the LORD lives, and as you yourself live, I will not leave you." So he arose and followed her.
||וַתֹּאמֶר אֵם הַנַּעַר חַי־יְהוָה וְחֵי־נַפְשְׁךָ אִם־אֶעֶזְבֶךָּ וַיָּקָם וַיֵּלֶךְ אַחֲרֶיהָ׃ || |
|Geha'zi went on ahead and laid the staff upon the face of the child, but there was no sound or sign of life. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, "The child has not awaked."
||וְגֵחֲזִי עָבַר לִפְנֵיהֶם וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת־הַמִּשְׁעֶנֶת עַל־פְּנֵי הַנַּעַר וְאֵין קֹול וְאֵין קָשֶׁב וַיָּשָׁב לִקְרָאתֹו וַיַּגֶּד־לֹו לֵאמֹר לֹא הֵקִיץ הַנָּעַר׃ || |
|When Eli'sha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed.
||וַיָּבֹא אֱלִישָׁע הַבָּיְתָה וְהִנֵּה הַנַּעַר מֵת מֻשְׁכָּב עַל־מִטָּתֹו׃ || |
|So he went in and shut the door upon the two of them, and prayed to the LORD.
||וַיָּבֹא וַיִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בְּעַד שְׁנֵיהֶם וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל אֶל־יְהוָה׃ || |
|Then he went up and lay upon the child, putting his mouth upon his mouth, his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands; and as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm.
||וַיַּעַל וַיִּשְׁכַּב עַל־הַיֶּלֶד וַיָּשֶׂם פִּיו עַל־פִּיו וְעֵינָיו עַל־עֵינָיו וְכַפָּיו עַל־[כ= כַּפֹּו] [ק= כַּפָּיו] וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו וַיָּחָם בְּשַׂר הַיָּלֶד׃ || |
|Then he got up again, and walked once to and fro in the house, and went up, and stretched himself upon him; the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
||וַיָּשָׁב וַיֵּלֶךְ בַּבַּיִת אַחַת הֵנָּה וְאַחַת הֵנָּה וַיַּעַל וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו וַיְזֹורֵר הַנַּעַר עַד־שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וַיִּפְקַח הַנַּעַר אֶת־עֵינָיו׃ || |
|Then he summoned Geha'zi and said, "Call this Shu'nammite." So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, "Take up your son."
||וַיִּקְרָא אֶל־גֵּיחֲזִי וַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא אֶל־הַשֻּׁנַמִּית הַזֹּאת וַיִּקְרָאֶהָ וַתָּבֹוא אֵלָיו וַיֹּאמֶר שְׂאִי בְנֵךְ׃ || |
|She came and fell at his feet, bowing to the ground; then she took up her son and went out.
||וַתָּבֹא וַתִּפֹּל עַל־רַגְלָיו וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ אָרְצָה וַתִּשָּׂא אֶת־בְּנָהּ וַתֵּצֵא׃ ף || |
|And Eli'sha came again to Gilgal when there was a famine in the land. And as the sons of the prophets were sitting before him, he said to his servant, "Set on the great pot, and boil pottage for the sons of the prophets."
||וֶאֱלִישָׁע שָׁב הַגִּלְגָּלָה וְהָרָעָב בָּאָרֶץ וּבְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים יֹשְׁבִים לְפָנָיו וַיֹּאמֶר לְנַעֲרֹו שְׁפֹת הַסִּיר הַגְּדֹולָה וּבַשֵּׁל נָזִיד לִבְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים׃ ||Elisha - a lesson for the prophets. 2Kgs.4.38-41|
|One of them went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds, and came and cut them up into the pot of pottage, not knowing what they were.
||וַיֵּצֵא אֶחָד אֶל־הַשָּׂדֶה לְלַקֵּט אֹרֹת וַיִּמְצָא גֶּפֶן שָׂדֶה וַיְלַקֵּט מִמֶּנּוּ פַּקֻּעֹת שָׂדֶה מְלֹא בִגְדֹו וַיָּבֹא וַיְפַלַּח אֶל־סִיר הַנָּזִיד כִּי־לֹא יָדָעוּ׃ || |
|And they poured out for the men to eat. But while they were eating of the pottage, they cried out, "O man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.
||וַיִּצְקוּ לַאֲנָשִׁים לֶאֱכֹול וַיְהִי כְּאָכְלָם מֵהַנָּזִיד וְהֵמָּה צָעָקוּ וַיֹּאמְרוּ מָוֶת בַּסִּיר אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לֶאֱכֹל׃ || |
|He said, "Then bring meal." And he threw it into the pot, and said, "Pour out for the men, that they may eat." And there was no harm in the pot.
||וַיֹּאמֶר וּקְחוּ־קֶמַח וַיַּשְׁלֵךְ אֶל־הַסִּיר וַיֹּאמֶר צַק לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ וְלֹא הָיָה דָּבָר רָע בַּסִּיר׃ ס || |
|A man came from Ba'al-shal'ishah, bringing the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And Eli'sha said, "Give to the men, that they may eat."
||וְאִישׁ בָּא מִבַּעַל שָׁלִשָׁה וַיָּבֵא לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים לֶחֶם בִּכּוּרִים עֶשְׂרִים־לֶחֶם שְׂעֹרִים וְכַרְמֶל בְּצִקְלֹנֹו וַיֹּאמֶר תֵּן לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ׃ ||Elisha and the barley loaves. 2Kgs.4.42-44|
|But his servant said, "How am I to set this before a hundred men?" So he repeated, "Give them to the men, that they may eat, for thus says the LORD, 'They shall eat and have some left.'"
||וַיֹּאמֶר מְשָׁרְתֹו מָה אֶתֵּן זֶה לִפְנֵי מֵאָה אִישׁ וַיֹּאמֶר תֵּן לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ כִּי כֹה אָמַר יְהוָה אָכֹל וְהֹותֵר׃ || |
|So he set it before them. And they ate, and had some left, according to the word of the Lord.
||וַיִּתֵּן לִפְנֵיהֶם וַיֹּאכְלוּ וַיֹּותִרוּ כִּדְבַר יְהוָה׃ ף || |
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