Gehazi's Greed and Punishment
And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, "Indeed, now I know that there is j no God in all the earth, except in Israel; now therefore, please take k a gift from your servant."
But he said, l "As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, m I will receive nothing." And he urged him to take it, but he refused.
So Naaman said, "Then, if not, please let your servant be given two mule-loads of earth; for your servant will no longer offer either burnt offering or sacrifice to other gods, but to the LORD.
"Yet in this thing may the LORD pardon your servant: when my master goes into the temple of Rimmon to worship there, and n he leans on my hand, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon - when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the LORD please pardon your servant in this thing."
Then he said to him, "Go in peace." So he departed from him a short distance.
But o Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the LORD lives, I will run after him and take something from him."
So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him, and said, "Is all well?"
And he said, "All is p well. My master has sent me, saying, 'Indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.' "
So Naaman said, "Please, take two talents." And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and handed them to two of his servants; and they carried them on ahead of him.
When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand, and stored them away in the house; then he let the men go, and they departed.
Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, "Where did you go, Gehazi?" And he said, "Your servant did not go anywhere."
Then he said to him, "Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it q time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants?
"Therefore the leprosy of Naaman r shall cling to you and your descendants forever." And he went out from his presence s leprous, as white as snow.
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The king answered Daniel, and said, "Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.
"Therefore I make a decree that any people, nation, or language which speaks anything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and AbedNego' shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made an ash heap; because there is no other God who can deliver like this."
I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel. For He is the living God, And steadfast forever; His kingdom is the one which shall not be destroyed, And His dominion shall endure to the end.
He delivers and rescues, And He works signs and wonders In heaven and on earth, Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
Please, take my blessing that is brought to you, because God has dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough." So he urged him, and he took it.
2 Kings 3:14
And Elisha said, " As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you, nor see you.
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2 Kings 7:2
So an officer on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God and said, "Look, if the LORD would make windows in heaven, could this thing be?" And he said, "In fact, you shall see it with your eyes, but you shall not eat of it.
2 Kings 7:17
Now the king had appointed the officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate. But the people trampled him in the gate, and he died, just as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.
2 Kings 4:12
Then he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite woman." When he had called her, she stood before him.
2 Kings 8:4
Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, "Tell me, please, all the great things Elisha has done.
2 Kings 8:5
Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.
2 Kings 4:26
"Please run now to meet her, and say to her, ' Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?' " And she answered, " It is well."
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away.
1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Furthermore the LORD said to him, "Now put your hand in your bosom." And he put his hand in his bosom, and when he took it out, behold, his hand was leprous, like snow.
And when the cloud departed from above the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous, as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward Miriam, and there she was, a leper.
2 Kings 15:5
Then the LORD struck the king, so that he was a leper until the day of his death; so he dwelt in an isolated house. And Jotham the king's son was over the royal house, judging the people of the land.