5:8 When Elisha the prophet 1 heard that the king had torn his clothes, he sent this message to the king, “Why did you tear your clothes? Send him 2 to me so he may know there is a prophet in Israel.” 5:9 So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stood in the doorway of Elisha’s house. 5:10 Elisha sent out a messenger who told him, “Go and wash seven times in the Jordan; your skin will be restored 3 and you will be healed.” 5:11 Naaman went away angry. He said, “Look, I thought for sure he would come out, stand there, invoke the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the area, and cure the skin disease. 5:12 The rivers of Damascus, the Abana and Pharpar, are better than any of the waters of Israel! 4 Could I not wash in them and be healed?” So he turned around and went away angry. 5:13 His servants approached and said to him, “O master, 5 if the prophet had told you to do some difficult task, 6 you would have been willing to do it. 7 It seems you should be happy that he simply said, “Wash and you will be healed.” 8 5:14 So he went down and dipped in the Jordan seven times, as the prophet had instructed. 9 His skin became as smooth as a young child’s 10 and he was healed.