1 Mulier autem quaedam de uxoribus filiorum prophetarum clamabat ad Eliseum dicens: "Servus tuus vir meus mortuus est, et tu nosti quia servus tuus fuit timens Dominum; et ecce creditor venit, ut tollat duos filios meos ad serviendum sibi".
2 Cui dixit Eliseus: "Quid vis, ut faciam tibi? Dic mihi: Quid habes in domo tua?". At illa respondit: "Non habeo ancilla tua quidquam in domo mea, nisi vasculum olei".
3 Cui ait: "Vade, pete mutuo ab omnibus vicinis tuis vasa vacua non pauca;
4 et ingredere et claude ostium, cum intrinsecus fueris tu et filii tui, et mitte inde in omnia vasa haec et, cum plena fuerint, tolles".
5 Ivit itaque mulier et clausit ostium super se et super filios suos; illi offerebant vasa, et illa infundebat.
6 Cumque plena fuissent vasa, dixit ad filium suum: "Affer mihi adhuc vas". Et ille respondit: "Non habeo". Stetitque oleum.
7 Venit autem illa et indicavit homini Dei. Et ille: "Vade, inquit, vende oleum et redde creditori tuo; tu autem et filii tui vivite de reliquo".
8 Facta est autem quaedam dies, et transibat Eliseus per Sunam. Erat autem ibi mulier magna, quae tenuit eum, ut comederet panem. Quotiescumque inde transibat, divertebat ad eam, ut comederet panem.
9 Quae dixit ad virum suum: "Animadverto quod vir Dei sanctus est iste, qui transit per nos frequenter.
10 Faciamus ergo cenaculum muratum parvum et ponamus ei in eo lectulum et mensam et sellam et candelabrum, ut, cum venerit ad nos, maneat ibi".
11 Facta est ergo dies quaedam, et veniens divertit in cenaculum et requievit ibi.
12 Dixitque ad Giezi puerum suum: "Voca Sunamitin istam". Qui cum vocasset eam, et illa stetisset coram eo,
13 dixit ad puerum: "Loquere ad eam: Ecce sedule in omnibus ministrasti nobis; quid vis, ut faciam tibi? Numquid habes negotium et vis, ut loquar regi sive principi militiae?". Quae respondit: "In medio populi mei habito".
14 Et ait: "Quid ergo vult, ut faciam ei?". Dixitque Giezi: "Ne quaeras; filium enim non habet, et vir eius senex est".
15 Praecepit itaque, ut vocaret eam; quae cum vocata fuisset et stetisset ad ostium,
16 dixit ad eam: "In tempore isto, in anno altero, amplexaberis filium". At illa respondit: "Noli, quaeso, domine mi, vir Dei, noli mentiri ancillae tuae".
17 Et concepit mulier et peperit filium in tempore isto anni alterius, quo dixerat Eliseus.
18 Crevit autem puer et, cum esset quaedam dies, et egressus isset ad patrem suum, ad messores,
19 ait patri suo: "Caput meum, caput meum!". At ille dixit servo: "Tolle et duc eum ad matrem suam".
20 Qui cum tulisset et adduxisset eum ad matrem suam, posuit eum illa super genua sua usque ad meridiem, et mortuus est.
21 Ascendit autem et collocavit eum super lectulum hominis Dei et clausit ostium; et egressa
22 vocavit virum suum et ait: "Mitte mecum, obsecro, unum de pueris et asinam, ut excurram usque ad hominem Dei et revertar".
23 Qui ait illi: "Quam ob causam vadis ad eum hodie? Non sunt calendae neque sabbatum". Quae respondit: "Vale".
24 Stravitque asinam et praecepit puero: "Mina et propera, ne mihi moram facias in eundo, nisi praecepero tibi".
25 Profecta est igitur et venit ad virum Dei in montem Carmeli. Cumque vidisset eam vir Dei de contra, ait ad Giezi puerum suum: "Ecce Sunamitis illa.
26 Vade cito in occursum eius et dic ei: Rectene agitur circa te et circa virum tuum et circa filium tuum?". Quae respondit: "Recte".
27 Cumque venisset ad virum Dei in monte, apprehendit pedes eius; et accessit Giezi, ut amoveret eam, et ait homo Dei: "Dimitte illam; anima enim eius in amaritudine est, et Dominus celavit me et non indicavit mihi".
28 Quae dixit illi: "Numquid petivi filium a domino meo? Numquid non dixi tibi: Ne illudas me?".
29 Et ille ait ad Giezi: "Accinge lumbos tuos et tolle baculum meum in manu tua et vade. Si occurrerit tibi homo, non salutes eum et, si salutaverit te quispiam, non respondeas illi. Et pones baculum meum super faciem pueri".
30 Porro mater pueri ait: "Vivit Dominus, et vivit anima tua, non dimittam te". Surrexit ergo et secutus est eam.
31 Giezi autem praecesserat eos et posuerat baculum super faciem pueri, et non erat vox neque sensus reversusque est in occursum eius et nuntiavit ei dicens: "Non evigilavit puer".
32 Ingressus est ergo Eliseus domum, et ecce puer mortuus iacebat in lectulo eius;
33 ingressusque clausit ostium super se et puerum et oravit ad Dominum.
34 Et ascendit et incubuit super puerum posuitque os suum super os eius et oculos suos super oculos eius et manus suas super manus eius et incurvavit se super eum, et calefacta est caro pueri.
35 At ille reversus deambulavit in domo semel huc et illuc et ascendit et incubuit super eum, et sternutavit puer septies aperuitque oculos.
36 Et ille vocavit Giezi et dixit ei: "Voca Sunamitin hanc". Quae vocata ingressa est ad eum. Qui ait: "Tolle filium tuum".
37 Venit illa et corruit ad pedes eius et adoravit super terram; tulitque filium suum et egressa est.
38 Et Eliseus reversus est in Galgala. Erat autem fames in terra, et filii prophetarum habitabant coram eo. Dixitque puero suo: "Pone ollam grandem et coque pulmentum filiis prophetarum".
39 Et egressus est unus in agrum, ut colligeret herbas agrestes; invenitque quasi vitem silvestrem et collegit ex ea colocynthidas agri. Et implevit pallium suum et reversus concidit in ollam pulmenti; nesciebat enim quid esset.
40 Infuderunt ergo sociis, ut comederent. Cumque gustassent de coctione, exclamaverunt dicentes: "Mors in olla, vir Dei!". Et non potuerunt comedere.
41 At ille: "Afferte, inquit, farinam". Cumque tulissent, misit in ollam et ait: "Infunde turbae, et comedat". Et non fuit amplius quidquam amaritudinis in olla.
42 Vir autem quidam venit de Baalsalisa deferens viro Dei panes primitiarum, viginti panes hordeaceos et frumentum novum in pera sua. At ille dixit: "Da populo, ut comedat".
43 Responditque ei minister eius: "Quantum est hoc, ut apponam coram centum viris?". Rursum ille dixit: "Da populo, ut comedat. Haec enim dicit Dominus: "Comedent, et supererit" ".
44 Posuit itaque coram eis, qui comederunt, et superfuit iuxta verbum Domini.
King James Version
1 Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
8 ¶ And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
9 And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
11 And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
12 And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13 And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14 And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
15 And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17 And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
18 ¶ And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19 And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
22 And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
24 Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
25 So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
26 Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well.
27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
28 Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
30 And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.
31 And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.
32 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.
37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.
38 ¶ And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
39 And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.
40 So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof.
41 But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.
42 ¶ And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.
43 And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
44 So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD.