1 Naaman princeps militiae regis Syriae erat vir magnus apud dominum suum et honoratus; per illum enim dedit Dominus salutem Syriae. Erat autem vir fortis leprosus.
2 Porro de Syria egressa fuerat turma et captivam duxerat de terra Israel puellam parvulam, quae erat in obsequio uxoris Naaman.
3 Quae ait ad dominam suam: "Utinam esset dominus meus ad prophetam, qui est in Samaria! Profecto curaret eum a lepra, quam habet".
4 Ingressus est itaque Naaman ad dominum suum et nuntiavit ei dicens: "Sic et sic locuta est puella de terra Israel".
5 Dixitque ei rex Syriae: "Vade, et mittam litteras ad regem Israel". Qui cum profectus esset et tulisset secum decem talenta argenti et sex milia siclorum auri et decem mutatoria vestimentorum,
6 detulit litteras ad regem Israel in haec verba: "Cum acceperis epistulam hanc, scito quod miserim ad te Naaman servum meum, ut cures eum a lepra sua".
7 Cumque legisset rex Israel litteras, scidit vestimenta sua et ait: "Numquid Deus sum, ut occidere possim et vivificare, quia iste mittit ad me, ut curem hominem a lepra sua? Animadvertite et videte quod occasiones quaerat adversum me".
8 Quod cum audisset Eliseus vir Dei, scidisse videlicet regem Israel vestimenta sua, misit ad eum dicens: "Quare scidisti vestimenta tua? Veniat ad me et sciat esse prophetam in Israel".
9 Venit ergo Naaman cum equis et curribus et stetit ad ostium domus Elisei.
10 Misitque ad eum Eliseus nuntium dicens: "Vade et lavare septies in Iordane; et recipiet sanitatem caro tua, atque mundaberis".
11 Iratus Naaman recedebat dicens: "Putabam quod egrederetur ad me et stans invocaret nomen Domini Dei sui et tangeret manu sua locum leprae et curaret me.
12 Numquid non meliores sunt Abana et Pharphar, fluvii Damasci, omnibus aquis Israel, ut laver in eis et munder?". Cum ergo vertisset se et abiret indignans,
13 accesserunt ad eum servi sui et locuti sunt ei: "Si rem grandem dixisset tibi propheta, certe faceres; quanto magis quia nunc dixit tibi: "Lavare et mundaberis!" ".
14 Descendit et intinxit se in Iordane septies iuxta sermonem viri Dei, et restituta est caro eius sicut caro pueri parvuli, et mundatus est.
15 Reversusque ad virum Dei cum universo comitatu suo venit et stetit coram eo et ait: "Vere scio quod non sit Deus in universa terra, nisi tantum in Israel! Obsecro itaque, ut accipias benedictionem a servo tuo".
16 At ille respondit: "Vivit Dominus, ante quem sto, non accipiam". Cumque vim faceret, penitus non acquievit.
17 Dixitque Naaman: "Ut vis. Sed, obsecro, concedatur mihi servo tuo tantum terrae quantum onus duorum burdonum; non enim faciet ultra servus tuus holocaustum aut victimam diis alienis, nisi Domino.
18 Hoc autem solum ignoscat Dominus servo tuo, quando ingreditur dominus meus templum Remmon, ut adoret ibi, 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".
19 Qui dixit ei: "Vade in pace". Abiit ergo ab eo viam modicam.
20 Dixitque Giezi puer viri Dei: "Pepercit dominus meus Naaman Syro isti, ut non acciperet ab eo, quae attulit; vivit Dominus, curram post eum et accipiam ab eo aliquid".
21 Et secutus est Giezi post tergum Naaman. Quem cum vidisset ille currentem ad se, desiluit de curru in occursum eius et ait: "Rectene sunt omnia?".
22 Et ille ait: "Recte. Dominus meus misit me dicens: "Modo venerunt ad me duo adulescentes de monte Ephraim ex filiis prophetarum. Da eis talentum argenti et vestes mutatorias duplices" ".
23 Dixitque Naaman: "Melius est, ut accipias duo talenta". Et coegit eum ligavitque duo talenta argenti in duobus saccis et duplicia vestimenta et imposuit duobus pueris suis, qui et portaverunt coram eo.
24 Cumque venisset ad collem, tulit de manu eorum et reposuit in domo; dimisitque viros et abierunt.
25 Ipse autem ingressus stetit coram domino suo. Et dixit Eliseus: "Unde venis, Giezi?". Qui respondit: "Non ivit servus tuus quoquam".
26 At ille: "Nonne, ait, cor meum in praesenti erat, quando reversus est homo de curru suo in occursum tui? Estne tempus accipere argentum et accipere vestes et oliveta et vineta et oves et boves et servos et ancillas?
27 Sed et lepra Naaman adhaerebit tibi et semini tuo in sempiternum". Et egressus est ab eo leprosus quasi nix.
King James Version
1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 ¶ 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.
9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha.
10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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?
14 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.
15 ¶ 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 the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.
16 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.
17 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.
18 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.
19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
20 ¶ 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.
21 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?
22 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.
23 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.
24 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.
25 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.
26 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?
27 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.