Chapter 5: Naaman the Commander of the Syrian Army: A Young Israylite Girl Tells Naaman’s Wife that There is a Prophet in Samaria that Can Heal
1 Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master because by him Yah had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor but a leper. 2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Ysrayl. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria (Samariyah)! For he would heal him of this leprosy”. 4 And Naaman went in and told his master saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Ysrayl”.
The King of Ysrayl Tears His Clothes Because He Does Not Know How Naaman Can Be Healed and He Is Afraid That There Will Be War
5 Then the king of Syria said, “Go now and I will send a letter to the king of Ysrayl”. So he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten changes of clothing. 6 Then he brought the letter to the king of Ysrayl, which said: Now be advised, when this letter come to you, that I have sent Naaman my servant to you that you may heal him of his leprosy. 7 And it happened when the king of Ysrayl read the letter, that he tore his clothes and said, “Am I Yah, to kill and make alive, that this man sends a man to me to heal him of his leprosy? Therefore, please consider and see how he seeks a quarrel with me”.
Ylishua Inquires About Why the King Has Torn His Clothes and Sends For the Man: Ylishua Tells Naaman Without Even Coming Outside to Meet Him to Bathe in the Yordan Seven Times but Naaman Has No Belief Because Ylishua Did Not Put On a Great Show
8 So it was, when Ylishua the man of Yah heard that the king of Ysrayl had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king saying, “Why have you torn your clothes? Please let him come to me and he shall know that there is a prophet in Ysrayl” 9 Then Naaman went with his horses and chariots and he stood at the door of Ylishua’s house. 10 And Ylishua sent a messenger to him saying, “Go and wash in the Yordan seven times and your flesh shall be restored to you and you shall be clean”. 11 But Naaman became furious and went away and said, “Indeed, I said to myself, ‘He will surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of Yah his Almighty and wave his hand over the place and heal the leprosy’. 12 Are not the Abanah (or Amanah) and the Pharpar the rivers of Dasmascus better than all the waters of Ysrayl? Could I not wash in them and be clean?” So he turned and went away in a rage.
Naaman Did Not Realize that the Yordan River is Not a Regular River Yah Was Always Troubling the Waters of the Yordan: Naaman’s Servants Convince Him to Do as Ylishua Said: Naaman is Healed of Leprosy in the Yordan River
13 And his servants came near and spoke to him and said, “My master, if the prophet had told you to do something great, would you not have done it? How much more than, when he says to you, ‘Wash and be clean’.” 14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Yordan according to the saying of the man of Yah and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child and he was clean.
Ylishua Does Not Accept Gifts or Payments For Healing: Healing is Free and a Gift to You From Yah: Naaman Asks Yah For Mercy When He Returns to His Land
15 And he returned to the man of Yah, he and all his aides and came and stood before him and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no Power in all the earth, except in Ysrayl. Now therefore, please take a gift from your servant”. 16 But he said, “As Yah lives, before whom I stand, I will receive nothing”. And he urged him to take it but he refused. 17 So Naaman said, “Then, if not, please let your servant be given two donkey loads of earth. For your servant will no longer offer either burnt offerings or sacrifice to the gods, but to Yah. 18 Yet in this thing may Yah pardon your servant: When my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there and he leans on my hand and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may Yah please pardon your servant in this thing”. 19 Then he said to him, “Go in peace”. So he departed from him a short distance.
Gehazi Lies on Ylishua and is Greedy For Money and Clothes
20 But Gehazi, the servant of Ylishua the man of Yah said, “Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought but as Yah lives, I will run after him and take something from him”. 21 So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him and said, “Is all well”? 22 And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me saying, ‘Indeed just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments’.” 23 So Naaman said, “Please, take two talents”. And he urged him and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments and handed them to two of his servants and they carried them on ahead of him. 24 When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand and stored them away in the house. Then he let the men go and they departed.
Gehazi Lies to Ylishua: Ylishua Places a Curse of Leprosy on Gehazi and His Descendants
25 Now he went in and stood before his master. Ylishua said to him, “Where did you go, Gehazi”? And he said, “Your servant did not go anywhere”. 26 Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive grooves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? 27 Therefore, the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever”. And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow.
*Gehazi was greedy for money like Judas
*Read what Yahoshua said about Ylishua healing Lepers in Luke 4:27.
*Mattithyah 8:5-13, the centurion’s servant was healed because the centurion believed Yahoshua and did not need a great show, opposite of Naaman.
*Read the story of the 10 Lepers in Luke 17:11-19, only one leper thanked Yah for sending Yahoshua to heal him.
Chapter 6: Ylishua Makes a Borrowed Ax Head Float: The Esteem of Yah is Seen
1 And the sons of the prophets said to Ylishua, “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. 2 Please, let us go to the Yordan and let every man take a beam from there and let us make there a place where we may dwell”. So he answered, “Go”. 3 Then one said, “Please consent to go with your servant”. And he answered, “I will go”. 4 So he went with them. And when they came to the Yordan they cut down trees. 5 But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water and he cried out and said, “Alas, master! For it was borrowed”. 6 So the man of Yah said, “Where did it fall”? And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick and threw it in there and he made the iron float. 7 Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself”. So he reached out his hand and took it.
Ylishua Knows the Words and Plans of the King of Syria and Warns the King of Ysrayl: The King of Syria Thinks One of His Men Has Told of His Plans
8 Now the king of Syria was making war against Ysrayl and he consulted with his servants saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place”. 9 And the man of Yah sent to the king of Ysrayl saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there”. 10 Then the king of Ysrayl sent someone to the place of which the man of Yah had told him. Thus he warned him and he was watchful there, not just once or twice. 11 Therefore, the heart of the king of Syria was greatly troubled by this thing and he called his servants and said to them, “Will you not show me which of us is for the king of Ysrayl”? 12 And one of his servants said, “None, my master, O king but Ylishua, the prophet who is in Ysrayl tells the king of Ysrayl the words that you speak in your bedroom”.
Ylishua Asks Yah to Blind the Syrians
13 So he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and get him”. And it was told him saying, “Surely he is in Dothan”. 14 Therefore, he sent horses and chariots and a great army there and they came by night and surrounded the city. 15 And when the servant of the man of Yah arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servants said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do”? 16 So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them”. 17 And Ylishua prayed and said, “Master, I pray, open his eyes that he may see”. Then Yah opened the eyes of the young man and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Ylishua. 18 So when the Syrians came down to him, Ylishua prayed to Yah and said, “Strike this people, I pray with blindness”. And He struck them with blindness according to the word of Ylishua.
Ylishua Leads the Blind Syrians into Samaria Then Asks Yah to Open Their Eyes: The Israylites Feed Their Enemy According to the Word of Yah
19 Now Ylishua said to them, “This is not the way nor is this the city. Follow me and I will bring you to the man whom you seek”. But he led them to Samaria. 20 So it was, when they had come to Samaria, that Ylishua said, “Master, open their eyes and they saw and there they were, inside Samaria! 21 Now, when the king of Ysrayl saw them, he said to Ylishua, “My Father, shall I kill them? Shall I kill them”? 22 But he answered, “You shall not kill them. Would you kill those whom you have taken captive with your sword and your bow? Set food and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master”. 23 Then he prepared a great feast for them and after they ate and drank, he sent them away and they went to their master. So the bans of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Ysrayl.
Ben-Hadad of Syria Besieges Samaria in Famine: Two Evil Women Agree to Eat their Sons but One Woman Hides Her Son When It Was Time to Eat Him
24 And it happened after this that Ben-Hadad king of Syria gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria. 25 And there was a great famine in Samaria and indeed they besieged it until a donkey’s head was sold for eighty shekels of silver and one-fourth of a kab of dove droppings for five shekels of silver. 26 Then, as the king of Ysrayl was passing by on the wall, a woman cried out to him saying, “Help, my master, O king”! 27 And he said, “If Yah does not help you, where can I find help for you? From the threshing floor or from the winepress?” 28 Then the king said to her, “What is troubling you”? And she answered, “This woman said to me, ‘Give your son that we may eat him today and we will eat my son tomorrow’. 29 So we boiled my son and ate him. And I said to her on the next day, ‘Give your son, that we may eat him’ but she has hidden her son”.
The King of Ysrayl Blames Ylishua For the Women Eating or Planning to Eat their Children: Yah Tells Ylishua that the Messenger and King and His Men are on the Way to Kill Him
30 Now it happened, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he tore his clothes and as he passed by on the wall, the people looked and there underneath he had sackcloth on his body. 31 Then he said, “Yah do so to me and more also, if the head of Ylisha the son of Shaphat remains on him today”! 32 But Ylishua was sitting in his house and the zahkin were sitting with him. And the king sent a man ahead of him but before the messenger came to him, he said to the zahkin, “Do you see how this son of a murderer has sent someone to take away my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold him fast at the door. Is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him”? 33 And while he was still talking with them, there was the messenger, coming down to him and then the king said, “Surely this calamity is from Yah. Why should I wait for Yah any longer”?