Bible: 2 Kings 8:1-6

Elisha Again Helps the Shunammite Woman

8:1 Now Elisha advised the woman whose son he had brought back to life, “You and your family should go and live somewhere else for a while, 1  for the Lord has decreed that a famine will overtake the land for seven years.” 8:2 So the woman did as the prophet said. 2  She and her family went and lived in the land of the Philistines for seven years. 8:3 After seven years the woman returned from the land of the Philistines and went to ask the king to give her back her house and field. 3  8:4 Now the king was talking to Gehazi, the prophet’s 4  servant, and said, “Tell me all the great things which Elisha has done.” 8:5 While Gehazi 5  was telling the king how Elisha 6  had brought the dead back to life, the woman whose son he had brought back to life came to ask the king for her house and field. 7  Gehazi said, “My master, O king, this is the very woman and this is her son whom Elisha brought back to life! 8:6 The king asked the woman about it, and she gave him the details. 8  The king assigned a eunuch to take care of her request and ordered him, 9  “Give her back everything she owns, as well as the amount of crops her field produced from the day she left the land until now.”

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