1 Naaman, army commander to the king of Aram, was a man who enjoyed his master's respect and favour, since through him Yahweh had granted victory to the Aramaeans.
Luke 4:27 Num 12:10-12 2Chr 26:19-23 2Cor 12:7 2Kgs 4:8 2Kgs 5:27 2Kgs 7:3
2 But the man suffered from a virulent skin-disease. Now, on one of their raids into Israelite territory, the Aramaeans had carried off a little girl, who became a servant of Naaman's wife.
2Kgs 6:23 2Kgs 13:20 1Sam 13:17-18 Judg 9:34 Ps 123:2
3 She said to her mistress, 'If only my master would approach the prophet of Samaria! He would cure him of his skin-disease.'
1Cor 4:8 2Kgs 5:8 Acts 26:29 Luke 17:12-14 Matt 8:2-3 Matt 11:5 Num 11:29
4 Naaman went and told his master. 'This and this', he reported, 'is what the girl from Israel has said.'
1Cor 1:26-27 2Kgs 7:9-11 John 1:42-46 John 4:28-29 Mark 5:19 Mark 16:9-10
5 'Go by all means,' said the king of Aram, 'I shall send a letter to the king of Israel.' So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold and ten festal robes.
Judg 14:12 2Kgs 8:8-9 1Kgs 13:7 1Kgs 22:3 1Sam 9:7-8 2Kgs 4:42 2Kgs 5:22-23
6 He presented the letter to the king of Israel. It read, 'With this letter, I am sending my servant Naaman to you for you to cure him of his skin-disease.'
7 When the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his clothes. 'Am I a god to give death and life,' he said, 'for him to send a man to me and ask me to cure him of his skin-disease? Listen to this and take note of it and see how he intends to pick a quarrel with me.'
1Sam 2:6 1Kgs 20:7 Gen 30:2 Deut 32:39 Luke 11:54 2Kgs 11:14 2Kgs 18:37-1
8 When Elisha heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent word to the king, 'Why have you torn your clothes? Let him come to me, and he will find there is a prophet in Israel.'
1Kgs 17:24 1Kgs 18:36-37 2Kgs 1:6 2Kgs 5:3 2Kgs 5:7 2Kgs 5:15 2Sam 3:31
9 So Naaman came with his team and chariot and drew up at the door of Elisha's house.
2Kgs 3:12 2Kgs 6:32 Acts 16:29-30 Acts 16:37-39 Isa 60:14
10 And Elisha sent him a messenger to say, 'Go and bathe seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will become clean once more.'
John 9:7 Lev 14:7 Matt 15:23-26 1Cor 6:11 2Kgs 2:21 2Kgs 3:16 2Kgs 4:41
11 But Naaman was indignant and went off, saying, 'Here was I, thinking he would be sure to come out to me, and stand there, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the spot and cure the part that was diseased.
1Cor 1:21-25 1Cor 2:14-16 1Cor 3:18-20 Heb 12:25 Isa 55:8-9 John 4:48 John 6:66-69
12 Surely, Abana and Parpar, the rivers of Damascus, are better than any water in Israel? Could I not bathe in them and become clean?' And he turned round and went off in a rage.
2Kgs 2:8 2Kgs 2:14 2Kgs 5:17 Ezek 47:1-8 Josh 3:15-17 Mark 1:9 Prov 14:17
13 But his servants approached him and said, 'Father, if the prophet had asked you to do something difficult, would you not have done it? All the more reason, then, when he says to you, "Bathe, and you will become clean." '
2Kgs 6:21 2Kgs 2:12 2Kgs 13:14 1Cor 1:21 1Cor 1:27 1Cor 4:15 1Kgs 20:23
14 So he went down and immersed himself seven times in the Jordan, as Elisha had told him to do. And his flesh became clean once more like the flesh of a little child.
Job 33:25 Luke 4:27 2Kgs 5:10 Luke 5:13 Ezek 47:1-9 Zech 14:8 2Chr 20:20
15 Returning to Elisha with his whole escort, he went in and, presenting himself, said, 'Now I know that there is no God anywhere on earth except in Israel. Now, please, accept a present from your servant.'
Dan 2:47 1Sam 25:27 1Sam 17:46-47 2Kgs 5:8 Dan 3:29 Dan 6:26-27 Gen 33:11
16 But Elisha replied, 'As Yahweh lives, whom I serve, I will accept nothing.' Naaman pressed him to accept, but he refused.
2Kgs 3:14 2Kgs 5:20 2Kgs 5:26 1Kgs 17:1 Dan 5:17 Gen 14:22-23 1Cor 6:12
17 Then Naaman said, 'Since your answer is "No," allow your servant to be given as much earth as two mules may carry, since your servant will no longer make burnt offerings or sacrifice to any god except Yahweh.
1Pet 4:3 1Thess 1:9 2Kgs 5:12 Acts 26:18 Exod 20:24 Rom 14:1
18 Only -- and may Yahweh forgive your servant for this -- when my master goes to the temple of Rimmon to worship there, he leans on my arm, and I bow down in the temple of Rimmon when he does; may Yahweh forgive your servant for doing this!'
2Kgs 7:2 1Kgs 19:18 2Chr 30:18-19 2Kgs 7:17 2Kgs 17:35 Exod 20:5 Jer 50:20
19 'Go in peace,' Elisha replied.
1Sam 1:17 Exod 4:18 Mark 5:34 1Cor 3:2 1Sam 25:35 Gen 35:16 Heb 5:13-14
20 Naaman had gone a small distance, when Gehazi, Elisha's servant, said to himself, 'My master has let this Aramaean Naaman off lightly, by not accepting what he offered. As Yahweh lives, I will run after him and get something out of him.'
2Kgs 4:12 Exod 20:7 2Kgs 4:31 2Kgs 4:36 2Kgs 6:31 1Pet 5:2 1Sam 14:39
21 So Gehazi set off in pursuit of Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he jumped down from his chariot to meet him. 'Is all well?' he asked.
2Kgs 4:26 2Kgs 9:17-22 Acts 8:31 Acts 10:25-26 Luke 7:6-7
22 'All is well,' he said. 'My master has sent me to say, "This very moment two young men of the prophetic brotherhood have arrived from the highlands of Ephraim. Be kind enough to give them a talent of silver and two festal robes." '
2Kgs 5:5 1Kgs 13:18 1Kgs 20:35 1Kgs 20:39 2Cor 12:16-18 2Kgs 2:3 Acts 5:3-4
23 'Please accept two talents,' Naaman replied, and pressed him, tying up the two talents of silver in two bags with the two festal robes and consigning them to two of his servants who carried them ahead of Gehazi.
1Kgs 20:7 2Kgs 2:17 2Kgs 5:16 2Kgs 6:3 2Kgs 12:10 Isa 30:6 Luke 11:54
24 When he reached Ophel, he took these from them and put them away in the house. He then dismissed the men, who went away.
1Kgs 21:16 Josh 7:1 Josh 7:11-12 Josh 7:21 Hab 2:6 Isa 29:15 Zech 5:3-4
25 He, for his part, went and presented himself to his master. Elisha said, 'Gehazi, where have you been?' 'Your servant has not been anywhere,' he replied.
2Kgs 5:22 2Kgs 20:14 Acts 5:3-4 Ezek 33:31 Gen 3:8-9 Gen 4:9 Gen 16:8
26 But Elisha said to him, 'Was not my heart present there when someone left his chariot to meet you? Now you have taken the money, you can buy gardens with it, and olive groves, sheep and oxen, male and female slaves.
2Kgs 5:16 1Cor 5:3 Col 2:5 1Cor 9:11-12 2Cor 11:8-12 2Kgs 6:12 2Thess 3:8-9
27 But Naaman's disease of the skin will cling to you and your descendants for ever.' And Gehazi left his presence white as snow from skin-disease.
Exod 4:6 Num 12:10 2Kgs 15:5 1Sam 2:30-36 1Tim 6:10 2Kgs 5:1 2Pet 2:3