Bible: 2 Kings 4:38-41

Elisha Makes a Meal Edible

4:38 Now Elisha went back to Gilgal, while there was famine in the land. Some of the prophets were visiting him 1  and he told his servant, “Put the big pot on the fire 2  and boil some stew for the prophets.” 3  4:39 Someone went out to the field to gather some herbs and found a wild vine. 4  He picked some of its fruit, 5  enough to fill up the fold of his robe. He came back, cut it up, and threw the slices 6  into the stew pot, not knowing they were harmful. 7  4:40 The stew was poured out 8  for the men to eat. When they ate some of the stew, they cried out, “Death is in the pot, O prophet!” They could not eat it. 4:41 He said, “Get some flour.” Then he threw it into the pot and said, “Now pour some out for the men so they may eat.” 9  There was no longer anything harmful in the pot.

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