Horses and Chariots of Fire
Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, "At such and such a place shall be my camp."
But the man of God sent word to the king of Israel, "Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are going down there."
And the king of Israel sent to the place about which the man of God told him. Thus he used to warn him, so that he saved himself there more than once or twice.
And the mind of the king of Syria was greatly troubled because of this thing, and he called his servants and said to them, "Will you not show me who of us is for the king of Israel?"
And one of his servants said, "None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."
And he said, "Go and see where he is, that I may send and seize him." It was told him, "Behold, he is in p Dothan."
So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
When the servant of the man of God rose early in the morning and went out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was all around the city. And the servant said, "Alas, my master! What shall we do?"
He said, "Do not be afraid, q for those who are with us are more than those who are with them."
Then Elisha prayed and said, "O Lord, please r open his eyes that he may see." So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of s horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
And when the Syrians came down against him, Elisha prayed to the Lord and said, "Please strike this people with blindness." t So he struck them with blindness in accordance with the prayer of Elisha.
And Elisha said to them, "This is not the way, and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek." And he led them to Samaria.
As soon as they entered Samaria, Elisha said, "O Lord, r open the eyes of these men, that they may see." So the Lord opened their eyes and they saw, and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
As soon as the king of Israel saw them, he said to Elisha, u "My father, shall I strike them down? Shall I strike them down?"
He answered, "You shall not strike them down. Would you strike down those whom you have taken captive v with your sword and with your bow? w Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master."
So he prepared for them a great feast, and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. And the Syrians did not come again x on raids into the land of Israel.
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And the man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.
2 Chronicles 32:7
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed before the king of Assyria and all the horde that is with him, for there are more with us than with him.
He redeems my soul in safety from the battle that I wage, for many are arrayed against me.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
2 Kings 6:20
As soon as they entered Samaria, Elisha said, "O Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see." So the Lord opened their eyes and they saw, and behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.
2 Kings 2:11
And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
The chariots of God are twice ten thousand, thousands upon thousands; the Lord is among them; Sinai is now in the sanctuary.
Zechariah 1:8 - 10
I saw in the night, and behold, a man riding on a red horse! He was standing among the myrtle trees in the glen, and behind him were red, sorrel, and white horses.
Zechariah 6:1 - 7
Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze.
And they struck with blindness the men who were at the entrance of the house, both small and great, so that they wore themselves out groping for the door.
2 Kings 6:17
Then Elisha prayed and said, "O Lord, please open his eyes that he may see." So the Lord opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw, and behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.
2 Kings 5:13
But his servants came near and said to him, "My father, it is a great word the prophet has spoken to you; will you not do it? Has he actually said to you, 'Wash, and be clean'?
2 Kings 8:9
So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, all kinds of goods of Damascus, forty camel loads. When he came and stood before him, he said, "Your son Ben-hadad king of Syria has sent me to you, saying, 'Shall I recover from this sickness?'
And Micah said to him, "Stay with me, and be to me a father and a priest, and I will give you ten pieces of silver a year and a suit of clothes and your living." And the Levite went in.
Moreover, I have given to you rather than to your brothers one mountain slope that I took from the hand of the Amorites with my sword and with my bow.
To the contrary, "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.
2 Kings 6:8 - 9
Once when the king of Syria was warring against Israel, he took counsel with his servants, saying, "At such and such a place shall be my camp.
2 Kings 5:2
Now the Syrians on one of their raids had carried off a little girl from the land of Israel, and she worked in the service of Naaman's wife.
2 Kings 24:2
And the Lord sent against him bands of the Chaldeans and bands of the Syrians and bands of the Moabites and bands of the Ammonites, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the Lord that he spoke by his servants the prophets.