Bible: 2 Kings 6:8-14
Elisha Defeats an Army
6:8 Now the king of Syria was at war with Israel. He consulted his advisers, who said, “Invade 1 at such and such 2 a place.” 6:9 But the prophet sent this message to the king of Israel, “Make sure you don’t pass through this place because Syria is invading there.” 6:10 So the king of Israel sent a message to the place the prophet had pointed out, warning it 3 to be on its guard. This happened on several occasions. 4 6:11 This made the king of Syria upset. 5 So he summoned his advisers 6 and said to them, “One of us must be helping the king of Israel.” 7 6:12 One of his advisers said, “No, my master, O king. The prophet Elisha who lives in Israel keeps telling the king of Israel the things you say in your bedroom.” 6:13 The king 8 ordered, “Go, find out where he is, so I can send some men to capture him.” 9 The king was told, “He is in Dothan.” 6:14 So he sent horses and chariots there, along with a good-sized army. 10 They arrived during the night and surrounded the city.