Chapter 7: Ylishua Prophesies that flour will Arrive in Samaria the Next Day But the King’s Officer Shall Not Eat Because He Doubted Yah
1 Then Ylishua said, “Hear the word of Yah. Thus says Yah: ‘Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour shall be sold for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel, at the gate of Samaria’.” 2 So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of Yah and said, “Look, if Yah would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” And he said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes but you shall not eat of it.
The Four Lepers at the City Gates: Yah Causes the Syrians to Flee for Their Lives in an Awesome Way
3 Now there were four leprous men at the entrance of the gate and they said to one another, “Why are we sitting here until we die”? 4 If we say, ‘We will enter the city’ the famine is in the city and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live and if they kill us, we shall only die.”5 And they rose at twilight to go to the camp of the Syrians and when they had come to the outskirts of the Syrian camp, to their surprise no one was there. 6 For Yah had caused the army of the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots and the noise of horses, the noise of a great army. So they said to one another, “Look, the king of Ysrayl has hired against us the kings of the Hittites and the kings of the Egyptians to attack us”! 7 Therefore, they arose and fled at twilight and left the camp intact, their tents, their horses and their donkeys and they fled for their lives. 8 And when these lepers came to the outskirts of the camp, they went into one tent and ate and drank and carried from it silver and gold and clothing and went and hid them. Then they came back and entered another tent and carried some from there also and went and hid it.
The Lepers Knew that They Must Report the Good News Before Morning or Be Punished: The Lepers Notify the Gatekeepers Then the King’s Household
9 Then they said to one another, “We are not doing right. This day is a day of good news and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household”. 10 So they went and called to the gatekeepers of the city and told them saying, “We went to the Syrian camp and surprisingly no one was there, not a human sound, only horses and donkeys tied and the tents intact”. 11 And the gatekeepers called out and they told it to the king’s household inside.
The King of Ysrayl Thinks the Syrians Have Set Up An Ambush: The King Sends Men to Investigate: The Word of Yah Comes to Pass
12 So the king arose in the night and said to his servants, “Let me now tell you what the Syrians have done to us. They know that we are hungry, therefore, they have gone out of the camp to hide themselves in the field saying, ‘When they come out of the city, we shall catch them and get into the city’.” 13 And one of his servants answered and said, “Please, let several men take five of the remaining horses which are left in the city. Look, they may either become like all the multitude of Ysrayl that are left in it. Or indeed, I say, they may become like all the multitude of Ysrayl left from those who are consumed. So let us send them and see”. 14 Therefore, they took two chariots with horses and the king sent them in the direction of the Syrian army saying, “Go and see”. 15 And they went after them to the Yordan and indeed all the road was full of garments and weapons which the Syrians had thrown away in their haste. So the messengers returned and told the king. 16 Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of Yah. (See verse 1)
The Children of Ysrayl Trample the King’s Officer at the Gate Just as Ylishua Spoke You Shall See it But Not Eat It
17 Now the king had appointed the officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate. But the people trampled him in the gate and he died, just as the man of Yah had said, who spoke when the king came down to him. (See verse 2). 18 So it happened just as the man of Yah had spoken to the king saying, “Two seahs of barley for a shekel and a seah of fine flour for a shekel, shall be sold tomorrow about this time in the gate of Samaria”. 19 Then that officer had answered the man of Yah and said, “Now look, if Yah would make windows in heaven, could such a thing be”? And he had said, “In fact, you shall see it with your eyes but you shall not eat it”. 20 And so it happened to him, for the people trampled him in the gate and he died.
Chapter 8: Ylishua Prophesies a Seven Year Drought and Warns the Shunammite Woman: Gehazi Tells the King of the Great Deeds of Ylishua: The Woman From Shunem is Given Back Her Land
1 Then Ylishua spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life saying, “Arise and go, you and your household and stay wherever you can, for Yah has called for a famine and furthermore it will come upon the land for seven years. 2 So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of Yah and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3 It came to pass, at the end of seven years, that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land. 4 Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of Yah saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things Ylishua has done”. 5 Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My master, O king, this is the woman and this is her son whom Ylishua restored to life”. 6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed a certain officer for her saying, “Restore all that was hers and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now”.
Ylishua Visits Ben-Hadad of Syria: Ylishua Weeps For Ysrayl: Yah Tells Ylishua that Ben-Hadad Will Recover From His Illness But Hazael Will Murder Him and Become King of Syria
7 Then Ylishua went to Damascus and Ben-Hadad king of Syria was sick and it was told him saying, “The man of Yah has come here”. 8 And the king said to Hazael, “Take a present in your hand and go to meet the man of Yah and inquire of Yah by him saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease’?” 9 So Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him, of every good thing of Damascus, forty camel-loads and he came and stood before him and said, “Your son Ben-Hadad king of Syria has sent me to you saying, ‘Shall I recover from this disease’?” 10 And Ylishua said to him, “Go say to him, ‘You shall certainly recover’. However, Yah has shown me that he will really die”. 11 Then he set his countenance in a stare until he was ashamed and the man of Yah wept. 12 And Hazael said, “Why is my master weeping?” He answered, “Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Ysrayl: Their strongholds you will set on fire and their young men you will kill with the sword and you will dash their children and rip open their women with child”. 13 So Hazael said, “But what is your servant, a dog that he should do this gross thing?” And Ylishua answered, “Yah has shown me that you will become king over Syria”. 14 Then he departed from Ylishua and came to his master, who said to him, “What did Ylishua say to you”? And he answered, “He told me you would surely recover”. 15 But it happened on the next day that he took a thick cloth and dipped it in water and spread it over his face so that he died and Hazael reigned in his place.
Yahoram Reigns in Yahudah
16 Now in the fifth year of Yahram the son of Ahab, king of Ysrayl, Yahoshaphat having been king of Yahudah, Yahoram the son of Yahoshaphat began to reign as king of Yahudah. 17 He was thirty-two years old when he became king and he reigned eight years in Yahrushalim. 18 And he walked in the way of the kings of Ysrayl, just as the house of Ahab had done, for the daughter of Ahab was his wife and he did evil in the sight of Yah. 19 Yet Yah would not destroy Yahudah, for the sake of His servant David as He promised him to give a lamp to him and his sons forever. 20 In his days, Edom revolted against Yahudah’s authority and made a king over themselves. 21 So Yahoram went to Zair and all his chariots with him. Then he arose by night and attacked the Edomites who had surrounded him and the captains of the chariots and the troops fled to their tents. 22 Thus Edom has been in revolt against Yahudah’s authority to this day. And Libnah revolted at that time. 23 Now the rest of the acts of Yahoram and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Yahudah? 24 So Yahoram rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the City of David. Then Ahaziyah his son reigned in his place.
Ahaziyah Reigns in Yahudah: Ahaziyah of Yahudah and Yahram of Ysrayl Go to War Against Hazael of Syria
25 In the twelfth year of Yahram the son of Ahab, king of Ysrayl, Ahaziyah the son of Yahoram, king of Yahudah, began to reign. 26 Ahaziyah was twenty-two years old when he became king and he reigned one year in Yahrushalim. His mother’s name was Athaliyah the grand-daughter of Omri, king of Ysrayl. 27 And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab and did evil in the sight of Yah, like the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab. 28 Now he went with Yahram the son of Ahab to war against Hazael king of Syria at Ramoth Gilead and the Syrains wounded Yahram. 29 Then King Yahram went back to Yezreyl to recover from the wounds which the Syrians had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziyah the son of Yahoram, king of Yahudah, went down to see Yahram the son of Ahab in Yezreyl because he was sick.