Elisha Purifies the Deadly Stew
And Elisha returned to v Gilgal, and there was a w famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were x sitting before him; and he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."
So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were.
Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, "Man of God, there is y death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.
So he said, "Then bring some flour." And z he put it into the pot, and said, "Serve it to the people, that they may eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot.
Then a man came from a Baal Shalisha, b and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, "Give it to the people, that they may eat."
But his servant said, c "What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?" He said again, "Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the LORD: d 'They shall eat and have some left over.' "
So he set it before them; and they ate e and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD.
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2 Kings 2:1
And it came to pass, when the LORD was about to take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 Kings 8:1
Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, "Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the LORD has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.
And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus' feet and heard His word.
I am indeed a Jew, born in Tarsus of Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the strictness of our fathers' law, and was zealous toward God as you all are today.
"Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and entreat the LORD your God, that He may take away from me this death only."
So he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He tested them.
2 Kings 2:21
Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, "Thus says the LORD: 'I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.'
1 Samuel 9:4
So he passed through the mountains of Ephraim and through the land of Shalisha, but they did not find them. Then they passed through the land of Shaalim, and they were not there. Then he passed through the land of the Benjamites, but they did not find them.
1 Samuel 9:7
Then Saul said to his servant, "But look, if we go, what shall we bring the man? For the bread in our vessels is all gone, and there is no present to bring to the man of God. What do we have?
1 Corinthians 9:11
If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things?
Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.
But He said to them, "You give them something to eat." And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless we go and buy food for all these people.
"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?"
So they all ate and were filled, and twelve baskets of the leftover fragments were taken up by them.
And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples, and the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted.
So they all ate and were filled, and they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments that remained.
So they all ate and were filled, and they took up seven large baskets full of the fragments that were left.
Therefore they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves which were left over by those who had eaten.