Gehazi's Greed and Punishment
Then he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and he came and stood before him. And he said, "Behold, I know that z there is no God in all the earth but in Israel; so a accept now a present from your servant."
But he said, b "As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, c I will receive none." And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
Then Naaman said, "If not, please let there be given to your servant two mules' load of earth, for from now on your servant will not offer burnt offering or sacrifice to any god but the Lord.
In this matter may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of d Rimmon to worship there, e leaning on my arm, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon your servant in this matter."
He said to him, f "Go in peace." But when Naaman had gone from him a short distance,
g Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "See, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not accepting from his hand what he brought. h As the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him."
So Gehazi followed Naaman. And when Naaman saw someone running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him and said, i "Is all well?"
And he said, "All is well. My master has sent me to say, 'There have just now come to me from j the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Please give them a talent of silver and k two changes of clothing.'"
And Naaman said, l "Be pleased to accept two talents." And he urged him and tied up 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 Gehazi.
And when he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and put them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed.
He went in and stood before his master, and Elisha said to him, "Where have you been, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant went nowhere."
But he said to him, "Did not my heart go when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money and garments, olive orchards and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male servants and female servants?
Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and to your descendants forever." So he went out from his presence m a leper, like snow.
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The king answered and said to Daniel, "Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery.
Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that speaks anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins, for there is no other god who is able to rescue in this way.
Daniel 6:26 - 27
I make a decree, that in all my royal dominion people are to tremble and fear before the God of Daniel, for he is the living God, enduring forever; his kingdom shall never be destroyed, and his dominion shall be to the end.
Please accept my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." Thus he urged him, and he took it.
2 Kings 3:14
And Elisha said, "As the Lord of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I have regard for Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would neither look at you nor see you.
1 Kings 17:1
Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, "As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.
That I would not take a thread or a sandal strap or anything that is yours, lest you should say, 'I have made Abram rich.
1 Kings 15:18
Then Asa took all the silver and the gold that were left in the treasures of the house of the Lord and the treasures of the king's house and gave them into the hands of his servants. And King Asa sent them to Ben-hadad the son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, king of Syria, who lived in Damascus, saying.
On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadad-rimmon in the plain of Megiddo.
2 Kings 7:2
Then the captain on whose hand the king leaned said to the man of God, "If the Lord himself should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?" But he said, "You shall see it with your own eyes, but you shall not eat of it.
2 Kings 7:17
Now the king had appointed the captain on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate. And the people trampled him in the gate, so that he died, as the man of God had said when the king came down to him.
1 Samuel 1:17
Then Eli answered, "Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.
2 Kings 4:12
And he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." When he had called her, she stood before him.
Remain tonight, and in the morning, if he will redeem you, good; let him do it. But if he is not willing to redeem you, then, as the Lord lives, I will redeem you. Lie down until the morning.
2 Kings 9:11
When Jehu came out to the servants of his master, they said to him, "Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?" And he said to them, "You know the fellow and his talk.
And Eleazar the son of Aaron died, and they buried him at Gibeah, the town of Phinehas his son, which had been given him in the hill country of Ephraim.
2 Kings 5:5
And the king of Syria said, "Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." So he went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing.
2 Kings 6:3
Then one of them said, "Be pleased to go with your servants." And he answered, "I will go.
Again, the Lord said to him, "Put your hand inside your cloak." And he put his hand inside his cloak, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous like snow.
When the cloud removed from over the tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, like snow. And Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.
2 Kings 15:5
And the Lord touched the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and he lived in a separate house. And Jotham the king's son was over the household, governing the people of the land.