| 2 Kings 5 - Versions
| 2 Kings 5 Text (WEB)
- Now Naaman, captain of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahweh had given victory to Syria: he was also a mighty man of valor, [but he was] a leper.
- The Syrians had gone out in bands, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maiden; and she waited on Naaman's wife.
- She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy."
- Someone went in, and told his lord, saying, "The maiden who is from the land of Israel said this."
- The king of Syria said, "Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." He departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
- He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy."
- It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But please consider and see how he seeks a quarrel against me."
- It was so, when Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, "Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel."
- So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
- Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall come again to you, and you shall be clean."
- But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, "Behold, I thought, 'He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.'
- Aren't Abanah and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them, and be clean?" So he turned and went away in a rage.
- His servants came near, and spoke to him, and said, "My father, if the prophet had asked you do some great thing, wouldn't you have done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, 'Wash, and be clean?'"
- Then went he down, and dipped [himself] seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
- He returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him; and he said, "See now, I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel. Now therefore, please take a gift from your servant."
- But he said, "As Yahweh lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none." He urged him to take it; but he refused.
- Naaman said, "If not, then, please let there be given to your servant two mules' burden of earth; for your servant will from now on offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but to Yahweh.
- In this thing may Yahweh pardon your servan: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon. When I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, may Yahweh pardon your servant in this thing."
- He said to him, "Go in peace." So he departed from him a little way.
- But Gehazi the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Behold, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought. As Yahweh lives, I will run after him, and take something from him."
- So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he came down from the chariot to meet him, and said, "Is all well?"
- He said, "All is well. My master has sent me, saying, 'Behold, even now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothing.'"
- Naaman said, "Be pleased to take two talents." He urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of clothing, and laid them on two of his servants; and they carried them before him.
- When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand, and stored them in the house. Then he let the men go, and they departed.
- But he went in, and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, "Where did you come from, Gehazi?" He said, "Your servant went nowhere."
- He said to him, "Didn't my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and olive groves and vineyards, and sheep and cattle, and male servants and female servants?
- Therefore the leprosy of Naaman will cling to you and to your seed forever." He went out from his presence a leper, as white as snow.
| 2 Kings 5 Text (Hebrew)
- ונעמן שר־צבא מלך־ארם היה איש גדול לפני אדניו ונשא פנים כי־בו נתן־יהוה תשועה לארם והאיש היה גבור חיל מצרע׃
- וארם יצאו גדודים וישבו מארץ ישראל נערה קטנה ותהי לפני אשת נעמן׃
- ותאמר אל־גברתה אחלי אדני לפני הנביא אשר בשמרון אז יאסף אתו מצרעתו׃
- ויבא ויגד לאדניו לאמר כזאת וכזאת דברה הנערה אשר מארץ ישראל׃
- ויאמר מלך־ארם לך־בא ואשלחה ספר אל־מלך ישראל וילך ויקח בידו עשר ככרי־כסף וששת אלפים זהב ועשר חליפות בגדים׃
- ויבא הספר אל־מלך ישראל לאמר ועתה כבוא הספר הזה אליך הנה שלחתי אליך את־נעמן עבדי ואספתו מצרעתו׃
- ויהי כקרא מלך־ישראל את־הספר ויקרע בגדיו ויאמר האלהים אני להמית ולהחיות כי־זה שלח אלי לאסף איש מצרעתו כי אך־דעו־נא וראו כי־מתאנה הוא לי׃
- ויהי כשמע אלישע איש־האלהים כי־קרע מלך־ישראל את־בגדיו וישלח אל־המלך לאמר למה קרעת בגדיך יבא־נא אלי וידע כי יש נביא בישראל׃
- ויבא נעמן וברכבו ויעמד פתח־הבית לאלישע׃
- וישלח אליו אלישע מלאך לאמר הלוך ורחצת שבע־פעמים בירדן וישב בשרך לך וטהר׃
- ויקצף נעמן וילך ויאמר הנה אמרתי אלי יצא יצוא ועמד וקרא בשם־יהוה אלהיו והניף ידו אל־המקום ואסף המצרע׃
- הלא טוב ופרפר נהרות דמשק מכל מימי ישראל הלא־ארחץ בהם וטהרתי ויפן וילך בחמה׃
- ויגשו עבדיו וידברו אליו ויאמרו אבי דבר גדול הנביא דבר אליך הלוא תעשה ואף כי־אמר אליך רחץ וטהר׃
- וירד ויטבל בירדן שבע פעמים כדבר איש האלהים וישב בשרו כבשר נער קטן ויטהר׃
- וישב אל־איש האלהים הוא וכל־מחנהו ויבא ויעמד לפניו ויאמר הנה־נא ידעתי כי אין אלהים בכל־הארץ כי אם־בישראל ועתה קח־נא ברכה מאת עבדך׃
- ויאמר חי־יהוה אשר־עמדתי לפניו אם־אקח ויפצר־בו לקחת וימאן׃
- ויאמר נעמן ולא יתן־נא לעבדך משא צמד־פרדים אדמה כי לוא־יעשה עוד עבדך עלה וזבח לאלהים אחרים כי אם־ליהוה׃
- לדבר הזה יסלח יהוה לעבדך בבוא אדני בית־רמון להשתחות שמה והוא נשען על־ידי והשתחויתי בית רמן בהשתחויתי בית רמן יסלח־ יהוה לעבדך בדבר הזה׃
- ויאמר לו לך לשלום וילך מאתו כברת־ארץ׃ ס
- ויאמר גיחזי נער אלישע איש־האלהים הנה חשך אדני את־נעמן הארמי הזה מקחת מידו את אשר־הביא חי־יהוה כי־אם־רצתי אחריו ולקחתי מאתו מאומה׃
- וירדף גיחזי אחרי נעמן ויראה נעמן רץ אחריו ויפל מעל המרכבה לקראתו ויאמר השלום׃
- ויאמר שלום אדני שלחני לאמר הנה עתה זה באו אלי שני־נערים מהר אפרים מבני הנביאים תנה־נא להם ככר־כסף ושתי חלפות בגדים׃
- ויאמר נעמן הואל קח ככרים ויפרץ־בו ויצר ככרים כסף בשני חרטים ושתי חלפות בגדים ויתן אל־שני נעריו וישאו לפניו׃
- ויבא אל־העפל ויקח מידם ויפקד בבית וישלח את־האנשים וילכו׃
- והוא־בא ויעמד אל־אדניו ויאמר אליו אלישע גחזי ויאמר לא־הלך עבדך אנה ואנה׃
- ויאמר אליו לא־לבי הלך כאשר הפך־איש מעל מרכבתו לקראתך העת לקחת את־הכסף ולקחת בגדים וזיתים וכרמים וצאן ובקר ועבדים ושפחות׃
- וצרעת נעמן תדבק־בך ובזרעך לעולם ויצא מלפניו מצרע כשלג׃ ס
| 2 Kings 5 Text (Latin)
- Naaman princeps militiæ regis Syriæ, erat vir magnus apud dominum suum, et honoratus : per illum enim dedit Dominus salutem Syriæ : erat autem vir fortis et dives, sed leprosus.
- Porro de Syria egressi fuerant latrunculi, et captivam duxerant de terra Israël puellam parvulam, quæ erat in obsequio uxoris Naaman,
- quæ ait ad dominam suam : Utinam fuisset dominus meus ad prophetam, qui est in Samaria : profecto curasset eum a lepra, quam habet.
- Ingressus est itaque Naaman ad dominum suum, et nuntiavit ei, dicens : Sic et sic locuta est puella de terra Israël.
- Dixitque ei rex Syriæ : Vade, et mittam litteras ad regem Israël. Qui cum profectus esset, et tulisset secum decem talenta argenti, et sex millia aureos, et decem mutatoria vestimentorum,
- detulit litteras ad regem Israël, in hæc verba : Cum acceperis epistolam hanc, scito quod miserim ad te Naaman servum meum, ut cures eum a lepra sua.
- Cumque legisset rex Israël litteras, scidit vestimenta sua, et ait : Numquid Deus ego sum, ut occidere possim et vivificare, quia iste misit ad me, ut curem hominem a lepra sua ? Animadvertite, et videte quod occasiones quærat adversum me.
- Quod cum audisset Eliseus vir Dei, scidisse videlicet regem Israël vestimenta sua, misit ad eum, dicens : Quare scidisti vestimenta tua ? veniat ad me, et sciat esse prophetam in Israël.
- Venit ergo Naaman cum equis, et curribus, et stetit ad ostium domus Elisei :
- misitque ad eum Eliseus nuntium, dicens : Vade, et lavare septies in Jordane, et recipiet sanitatem caro tua, atque mundaberis.
- Iratus Naaman recedebat, dicens : Putabam quod egrederetur ad me, et stans invocaret nomen Domini Dei sui, et tangeret manu sua locum lepræ, et curaret me.
- Numquid non meliores sunt Abana, et Pharphar, fluvii Damasci, omnibus aquis Israël, ut laver in eis, et munder ? Cum ergo vertisset se, et abiret indignans,
- accesserunt ad eum servi sui, et locuti sunt ei : Pater, etsi rem grandem dixisset tibi propheta, certe facere debueras : quanto magis quia nunc dixit tibi : Lavare, et mundaberis ?
- Descendit, et lavit in Jordane septies jxta sermonem viri Dei, et restituta est caro ejus, sicut caro pueri parvuli, et mundatus est.
- Reversusque ad virum Dei cum universo comitatu suo, venit, et stetit coram eo, et ait : Vere scio quod non sit alius Deus in universa terra, nisi tantum in Israël. Obsecro itaque ut accipias benedictionem a servo tuo.
- At ille respondit : Vivit Dominus, ante quem sto, quia non accipiam. Cumque vim faceret, penitus non acquievit.
- Dixitque Naaman : Ut vis : sed, obsecro, concede mihi servo tuo ut tollam onus duorum burdonum de terra : non enim faciet ultra servus tuus holocaustum, aut victimam diis alienis, nisi Domino.
- Hoc autem solum est, de quo depreceris Dominum pro servo tuo, quando ingredietur dominus meus templum Remmon, ut adoret : et illo innitente super manum meam, si adoravero in templo Remmon, adorante eo in eodem loco, ut ignoscat mihi Dominus servo tuo pro hac re.
- Qui dixit ei : Vade in pace. Abiit ergo ab eo electo terræ tempore.
- Dixitque Giezi puer viri Dei : Pepercit dominus meus Naaman Syro isti, ut non acciperet ab eo quæ attulit : vivit Dominus, quia curram post eum, et accipiam ab eo aliquid.
- Et secutus est Giezi post tergum Naaman : quem cum vidisset ille currentem ad se, desiliit de curru in occursum ejus, et ait : Rectene sunt omnia ?
- Et ille ait : Recte. Dominus meus misit me ad te dicens : Modo venerunt ad me duo adolescentes de monte Ephraim, ex filiis prophetarum : da eis talentum argenti, et vestes mutatorias duplices.
- Dixitque Naaman : Melius est ut accipias duo talenta. Et coëgit eum, ligavitque duo talenta argenti in duobus saccis, et duplicia vestimenta, et imposuit duobus pueris suis, qui et portaverunt coram eo.
- Cumque venisset jam vesperi, tulit de manu eorum, et reposuit in domo, dimisitque viros, et abierunt.
- Ipse autem ingressus, stetit coram domino suo. Et dixit Eliseus : Unde venis Giezi ? Qui respondit : Non ivit servus tuus quoquam.
- At ille ait : Nonne cor meum in præsenti erat, quando reversus est homo de curru suo in occursum tui ? Nunc igitur accepisti argentum, et accepisti vestes ut emas oliveta, et vineas, et oves, et boves, et servos, et ancillas.
- Sed et lepra Naaman adhærebit tibi, et semini tuo, usque in sempiternum. Et egressus est ab eo leprosus quasi nix.
| 2 Kings 5 Text (KJV)
- Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the LORD had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.
- And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.
- And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
- And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.
- And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.
- And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy.
- And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.
- And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.
- So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
- And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
- But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.
- Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.
- And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean?
- Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.
- And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.
- But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused.
- And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD.
- In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing.
- And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
- But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the LORD liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him.
- So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?
- And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.
- And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him.
- And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.
- But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.
- And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
- The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.