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以利沙帮助穷寡妇

1有一个先知的妻子哀求以利沙说:“你仆人——我丈夫怎样敬畏耶和华,你是知道的。如今他去世了,债主来取我的两个孩子做奴隶。” 以利沙问她:“我该怎样帮你呢?告诉我,你家里有什么?”妇人答道:“婢女家什么也没有,只有一瓶油。” 以利沙说:“你去向所有的邻居借空器皿,要尽量多借一些。 然后回家关上门,你和你儿子在屋里把那瓶油倒在所有借来的器皿中,装满的放在一边。” 于是,妇人辞别以利沙,回去后把自己和儿子关在屋里,儿子递给她器皿,她就倒油。 器皿都装满了,她对儿子说:“再拿个器皿给我。”儿子说:“已经没有了。”这时,油止住了。 妇人将经过告诉上帝的仆人,上帝的仆人对她说:“你去把油卖了还债,你们母子可以用剩下的钱度日。”

以利沙和书念妇人

一天,以利沙路过书念,那里一位富有的妇人挽留他吃饭。此后以利沙每次路过那里,总到她家里吃饭。 那妇人对丈夫说:“我看常路过我们这里的这位是上帝圣洁的仆人。他常路过我们这里, 10 不如我们在房顶上给他盖一间小屋,里面放床、桌子、椅子和灯。这样,他来我们家时,可以在那里休息。”

11 一天,以利沙又到了那里,便在那间小屋里休息。 12 以利沙吩咐仆人基哈西去请书念的妇人。她来了,站在以利沙面前。 13 以利沙吩咐基哈西说:“你对她说,‘你为我们费了不少心,我们该为你做些什么呢?要不要我们在王或元帅面前为你说些好话呢?’”她答道:“我在本族中安居无事。” 14 以利沙问基哈西:“我们能为她做什么呢?”基哈西说:“她没有儿子,丈夫也已经老了。” 15 以利沙说:“你再去请她来。”她来了,站在门口。 16 以利沙对她说:“明年这时候,你必抱一个儿子。”她说:“上帝的仆人,我主啊,不要骗我。” 17 那妇人果然怀了孕,在第二年的那时候生了一个儿子,应验了以利沙对她说的话。

18 孩子渐渐长大。一天,他到收割的人那里找他父亲。 19 突然,他对他父亲喊道:“我的头啊!我的头啊!”他父亲见状,立刻吩咐仆人抱他到他母亲那里。 20 仆人把他抱起来,送到他母亲那里。孩子坐在母亲的膝上,到中午就死了。 21 他母亲上楼把他放在上帝仆人的床上,关上门出来。 22 她叫来丈夫,对他说:“请你预备一个仆人和一头驴,我好赶快去见上帝的仆人,然后返回来。” 23 她丈夫说:“今天不是朔日[a],也不是安息日,你为什么要去见他?”妇人说:“平安无事。” 24 她骑上驴,对仆人说:“快走吧!我不吩咐你,就不要慢下来。”

25 她就去迦密山见上帝的仆人。上帝的仆人远远望见她,就对仆人基哈西说:“你看,书念的妇人来了! 26 你跑去迎接她,问问她和她的丈夫与孩子都好吗。”

妇人对以利沙的仆人说:“一切都好。”

27 可是,她上山见到上帝的仆人后,就抱住他的脚。基哈西想要推开她,但上帝的仆人说:“由她吧!因为她心里非常痛苦。耶和华没有告诉我发生了什么事。” 28 妇人说:“我何尝向我主求过儿子呢?我不是对你说不要骗我吗?” 29 以利沙吩咐基哈西:“你要束上腰带,拿着我的杖去她家。路上不论遇见谁,都不要问候他。有人问候你,也不要作答。去把我的杖放在孩子脸上。” 30 孩子的母亲说:“我凭永活的耶和华和你的性命起誓,你若不同去,我决不离开你。”于是,以利沙跟她同去。 31 基哈西先赶到,把杖放在孩子脸上,可是孩子一点动静也没有。他就回去找以利沙,路上碰见他,便说:“孩子还没醒过来。”

32 以利沙进了屋子,看见孩子死了,躺在床上, 33 就关上门,向耶和华祈祷。 34 祷告后,他上床伏在孩子身上,口对口,眼对眼,手对手,孩子的身体渐渐变暖了。 35 然后,以利沙起来在房内来回走了一趟,又上床伏在孩子身上。孩子打了七个喷嚏,便睁开了眼睛。 36 以利沙叫基哈西请那妇人来。妇人来了,以利沙对她说:“把你儿子抱走吧。” 37 妇人进来,在以利沙脚前下拜,然后抱起儿子出去了。

用面粉解毒

38 以利沙回到吉甲,那里正闹饥荒。一群先知坐在他面前,他吩咐仆人把一口大锅放在火上给他们煮汤。 39 有个先知到田间摘野菜,看见一棵野瓜藤,便摘了一兜野瓜回来,切碎了放进锅里,却不知道那是什么瓜。 40 汤煮好后倒出来给众人喝,他们刚喝了一点,就叫道:“上帝的仆人啊,汤里有毒!”他们都不敢喝了。 41 以利沙说:“拿点面粉来。”他把面粉撒在锅里,说:“倒出来给众人喝吧。”于是,汤里没有毒了。

用二十个饼喂饱百人

42 从巴力·沙利沙来了一个人,他带了二十个用初熟大麦做的饼和一些麦穗送给上帝的仆人。上帝的仆人说:“分给众人吃吧。” 43 仆人说:“这些怎么够一百人吃呢?”以利沙说:“你只管分给众人吃。因为耶和华说,‘众人都能吃饱,并且还会剩下。’” 44 于是,仆人将食物摆在众人面前,他们都吃饱了,果然还有剩余,正如耶和华所言。

Notas al pie

  1. 4:23 朔日”即每月初一。

New Living Translation

2 Kings 4

Elisha Helps a Poor Widow

1One day the widow of a member of the group of prophets came to Elisha and cried out, “My husband who served you is dead, and you know how he feared the Lord. But now a creditor has come, threatening to take my two sons as slaves.”

“What can I do to help you?” Elisha asked. “Tell me, what do you have in the house?”

“Nothing at all, except a flask of olive oil,” she replied.

And Elisha said, “Borrow as many empty jars as you can from your friends and neighbors. Then go into your house with your sons and shut the door behind you. Pour olive oil from your flask into the jars, setting each one aside when it is filled.”

So she did as she was told. Her sons kept bringing jars to her, and she filled one after another. Soon every container was full to the brim!

“Bring me another jar,” she said to one of her sons.

“There aren’t any more!” he told her. And then the olive oil stopped flowing.

When she told the man of God what had happened, he said to her, “Now sell the olive oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on what is left over.”

Elisha and the Woman from Shunem

One day Elisha went to the town of Shunem. A wealthy woman lived there, and she urged him to come to her home for a meal. After that, whenever he passed that way, he would stop there for something to eat.

She said to her husband, “I am sure this man who stops in from time to time is a holy man of God. 10 Let’s build a small room for him on the roof and furnish it with a bed, a table, a chair, and a lamp. Then he will have a place to stay whenever he comes by.”

11 One day Elisha returned to Shunem, and he went up to this upper room to rest. 12 He said to his servant Gehazi, “Tell the woman from Shunem I want to speak to her.” When she appeared, 13 Elisha said to Gehazi, “Tell her, ‘We appreciate the kind concern you have shown us. What can we do for you? Can we put in a good word for you to the king or to the commander of the army?’”

“No,” she replied, “my family takes good care of me.”

14 Later Elisha asked Gehazi, “What can we do for her?”

Gehazi replied, “She doesn’t have a son, and her husband is an old man.”

15 “Call her back again,” Elisha told him. When the woman returned, Elisha said to her as she stood in the doorway, 16 “Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!”

“No, my lord!” she cried. “O man of God, don’t deceive me and get my hopes up like that.”

17 But sure enough, the woman soon became pregnant. And at that time the following year she had a son, just as Elisha had said.

18 One day when her child was older, he went out to help his father, who was working with the harvesters. 19 Suddenly he cried out, “My head hurts! My head hurts!”

His father said to one of the servants, “Carry him home to his mother.”

20 So the servant took him home, and his mother held him on her lap. But around noontime he died. 21 She carried him up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and left him there. 22 She sent a message to her husband: “Send one of the servants and a donkey so that I can hurry to the man of God and come right back.”

23 “Why go today?” he asked. “It is neither a new moon festival nor a Sabbath.”

But she said, “It will be all right.”

24 So she saddled the donkey and said to the servant, “Hurry! Don’t slow down unless I tell you to.”

25 As she approached the man of God at Mount Carmel, Elisha saw her in the distance. He said to Gehazi, “Look, the woman from Shunem is coming. 26 Run out to meet her and ask her, ‘Is everything all right with you, your husband, and your child?’”

“Yes,” the woman told Gehazi, “everything is fine.”

27 But when she came to the man of God at the mountain, she fell to the ground before him and caught hold of his feet. Gehazi began to push her away, but the man of God said, “Leave her alone. She is deeply troubled, but the Lord has not told me what it is.”

28 Then she said, “Did I ask you for a son, my lord? And didn’t I say, ‘Don’t deceive me and get my hopes up’?”

29 Then Elisha said to Gehazi, “Get ready to travel[a]; take my staff and go! Don’t talk to anyone along the way. Go quickly and lay the staff on the child’s face.”

30 But the boy’s mother said, “As surely as the Lord lives and you yourself live, I won’t go home unless you go with me.” So Elisha returned with her.

31 Gehazi hurried on ahead and laid the staff on the child’s face, but nothing happened. There was no sign of life. He returned to meet Elisha and told him, “The child is still dead.”

32 When Elisha arrived, the child was indeed dead, lying there on the prophet’s bed. 33 He went in alone and shut the door behind him and prayed to the Lord. 34 Then he lay down on the child’s body, placing his mouth on the child’s mouth, his eyes on the child’s eyes, and his hands on the child’s hands. And as he stretched out on him, the child’s body began to grow warm again! 35 Elisha got up, walked back and forth across the room once, and then stretched himself out again on the child. This time the boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes!

36 Then Elisha summoned Gehazi. “Call the child’s mother!” he said. And when she came in, Elisha said, “Here, take your son!” 37 She fell at his feet and bowed before him, overwhelmed with gratitude. Then she took her son in her arms and carried him downstairs.

Miracles during a Famine

38 Elisha now returned to Gilgal, and there was a famine in the land. One day as the group of prophets was seated before him, he said to his servant, “Put a large pot on the fire, and make some stew for the rest of the group.”

39 One of the young men went out into the field to gather herbs and came back with a pocketful of wild gourds. He shredded them and put them into the pot without realizing they were poisonous. 40 Some of the stew was served to the men. But after they had eaten a bite or two they cried out, “Man of God, there’s poison in this stew!” So they would not eat it.

41 Elisha said, “Bring me some flour.” Then he threw it into the pot and said, “Now it’s all right; go ahead and eat.” And then it did not harm them.

42 One day a man from Baal-shalishah brought the man of God a sack of fresh grain and twenty loaves of barley bread made from the first grain of his harvest. Elisha said, “Give it to the people so they can eat.”

43 “What?” his servant exclaimed. “Feed a hundred people with only this?”

But Elisha repeated, “Give it to the people so they can eat, for this is what the Lord says: Everyone will eat, and there will even be some left over!” 44 And when they gave it to the people, there was plenty for all and some left over, just as the Lord had promised.

Notas al pie

  1. 4:29 Hebrew Bind up your loins.