Elisha

The stories of Elisha run the 13 tribes of Israel. There's some interesting correspondence back to Elijah.

Elisha

Tribe Story
Judah Heals water and land

15The company of the prophets from Jericho, who were watching, said, "The spirit of Elijah is resting on Elisha." And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him. 16"Look," they said, "we your servants have fifty able men. Let them go and look for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has picked him up and set him down on some mountain or in some valley."

"No," Elisha replied, "do not send them."

17But they persisted until he was too ashamed to refuse. So he said, "Send them." And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him. 18When they returned to Elisha, who was staying in Jericho, he said to them, "Didn't I tell you not to go?"

19The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, our lord, this town is well situated, as you can see, but the water is bad and the land is unproductive."

20"Bring me a new bowl," he said, "and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.

21Then he went out to the spring and threw the salt into it, saying, "This is what the LORD says: `I have healed this water. Never again will it cause death or make the land unproductive.'" 22And the water has remained wholesome to this day, according to the word Elisha had spoken. (S. Kings 2:15-22 NIV)

15And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed themselves to the ground before him.

16And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain, or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall not send.strong…: Heb. sons of strengthsome mountain: Heb. one of the mountains 17And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not. 18And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at Jericho,) he said unto them, Did I not say unto you, Go not?

19And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.barren: Heb. causing to miscarry 20And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him. 21And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters; there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land. 22So the waters were healed unto this day, according to the saying of Elisha which he spake. (S. Kings 2:15-22 KJV)

15FJThe children of the prophets who came to watch at Jericho saw him and they said, The spirit of Elijah rests on Elisha. They came to meet him and bowed themselves to the ground before him. 16They said to him, Now there are with your servants 50 strong men. Let them go and seek your master, lest perhaps the spirit of Yahvah has taken him up and cast him on 1 of the mountains or into 1 of the valleys.

He said, You will not send.

17They urged him until he was embarrassed and he said, Send. Therefore they sent 50 men and they sought him for 3 days, but did not find him. 18They came back to him while he remained at Jericho and he said to them, Did I not say to you, Do not go?

19The men of the city said to Elisha, The situation of the city is pleasant as our master sees, but the water is bad and the ground is barren.

20He said, Bring me a new cruse and put salt in it. They brought it to him.

21He went forth to the spring of water and cast the salt in there and said, Yahvah says, I have healed these waters. There will not be from there any longer death or barren land. 22The waters were healed to this day according to the saying of Elisha which he spoke. (S. Kings 2:15-22 BRB)

In Elijah's list the Judah story was predicting 3.5 years of famine for lack of rain. Here in Elisha's story for Judah the water and land is healed. This might intended to be seen as a reversal of sorts. Not exactly sure why this is Judah theme, but Jericho as a place probably does go with Judah in an important way given the way the two align in the taking land narrative in Joshua.

Reuben Bears

23From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some youths came out of the town and jeered at him. "Go on up, you baldhead!" they said. "Go on up, you baldhead!" 24He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the LORD. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the youths. 25And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria. (S. Kings 2:23-25 NIV)

23And he went up from thence unto Beth–el: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. 24And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the Lord. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. 25And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria. (S. Kings 2:23-25 KJV)

23FJHe went up from there to Beth El. As he was going up along the way little boys came out of the city and mocked him saying, Go up you bald head. Go up you bald head. 24He turned back and saw them and cursed them in the name of Yahvah and 2 she-bears came out of the forest and tore up 42 of the boys. 25He went from there to the mount of Carmel and from there he returned to Samaria. (S. Kings 2:23-25 BRB)

Gad War with Moab

1Joram son of Ahab became king of Israel in Samaria in the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned twelve years. 2He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, but not as his father and mother had done. He got rid of the sacred stone of Baal that his father had made. 3Nevertheless he clung to the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit; he did not turn away from them.

4Now Mesha king of Moab raised sheep, and he had to supply the king of Israel with a hundred thousand lambs and with the wool of a hundred thousand rams. 5But after Ahab died, the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6So at that time King Joram set out from Samaria and mobilized all Israel. 7He also sent this message to Jehoshaphat king of Judah: "The king of Moab has rebelled against me. Will you go with me to fight against Moab?"

"I will go with you," he replied. "I am as you are, my people as your people, my horses as your horses."

8"By what route shall we attack?" he asked.

"Through the Desert of Edom," he answered.

9So the king of Israel set out with the king of Judah and the king of Edom. After a roundabout march of seven days, the army had no more water for themselves or for the animals with them.

10"What!" exclaimed the king of Israel. "Has the LORD called us three kings together only to hand us over to Moab?"

11But Jehoshaphat asked, "Is there no prophet of the LORD here, that we may inquire of the LORD through him?"

An officer of the king of Israel answered, "Elisha son of Shaphat is here. He used to pour water on the hands of Elijah."

12Jehoshaphat said, "The word of the LORD is with him." So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.

13Elisha said to the king of Israel, "What do we have to do with each other? Go to the prophets of your father and the prophets of your mother."

"No," the king of Israel answered, "because it was the LORD who called us three kings together to hand us over to Moab."

14Elisha said, "As surely as the LORD Almighty lives, whom I serve, if I did not have respect for the presence of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I would not look at you or even notice you. 15But now bring me a harpist."

While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came upon Elisha 16and he said, "This is what the LORD says: Make this valley full of ditches. 17For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink. 18This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also hand Moab over to you. 19You will overthrow every fortified city and every major town. You will cut down every good tree, stop up all the springs, and ruin every good field with stones."

20The next morning, about the time for offering the sacrifice, there it was -- water flowing from the direction of Edom! And the land was filled with water.

21Now all the Moabites had heard that the kings had come to fight against them; so every man, young and old, who could bear arms was called up and stationed on the border. 22When they got up early in the morning, the sun was shining on the water. To the Moabites across the way, the water looked red -- like blood. 23"That's blood!" they said. "Those kings must have fought and slaughtered each other. Now to the plunder, Moab!"

24But when the Moabites came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and fought them until they fled. And the Israelites invaded the land and slaughtered the Moabites. 25They destroyed the towns, and each man threw a stone on every good field until it was covered. They stopped up all the springs and cut down every good tree. Only Kir Hareseth was left with its stones in place, but men armed with slings surrounded it and attacked it as well.

26When the king of Moab saw that the battle had gone against him, he took with him seven hundred swordsmen to break through to the king of Edom, but they failed. 27Then he took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him as king, and offered him as a sacrifice on the city wall. The fury against Israel was great; they withdrew and returned to their own land. (S. Kings 3:1-27 NIV)

1Now Jehoram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the eighteenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned twelve years. 2And he wrought evil in the sight of the Lord; but not like his father, and like his mother: for he put away the image of Baal that his father had made.image: Heb. statue 3Nevertheless he cleaved unto the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which made Israel to sin; he departed not therefrom.

4And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool. 5But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

6And king Jehoram went out of Samaria the same time, and numbered all Israel. 7And he went and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath rebelled against me: wilt thou go with me against Moab to battle? And he said, I will go up: I am as thou art, my people as thy people, and my horses as thy horses. 8And he said, Which way shall we go up? And he answered, The way through the wilderness of Edom. 9So the king of Israel went, and the king of Judah, and the king of Edom: and they fetched a compass of seven days' journey: and there was no water for the host, and for the cattle that followed them.that…: Heb. at their feet 10And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab! 11But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah. 12And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him. 13And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab. 14And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. 15But now bring me a minstrel. And it came to pass, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him. 16And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. 17For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. 18And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand. 19And ye shall smite every fenced city, and every choice city, and shall fell every good tree, and stop all wells of water, and mar every good piece of land with stones.mar: Heb. grieve

20And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered, that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom, and the country was filled with water.

21And when all the Moabites heard that the kings were come up to fight against them, they gathered all that were able to put on armour, and upward, and stood in the border.gathered: Heb. were cried togetherput on…: Heb. gird himself with a girdle 22And they rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone upon the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood: 23And they said, This is blood: the kings are surely slain, and they have smitten one another: now therefore, Moab, to the spoil.slain: Heb. destroyed 24And when they came to the camp of Israel, the Israelites rose up and smote the Moabites, so that they fled before them: but they went forward smiting the Moabites, even in their country.they went…: or, they smote in it even smiting 25And they beat down the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone, and filled it; and they stopped all the wells of water, and felled all the good trees: only in Kir–haraseth left they the stones thereof; howbeit the slingers went about it, and smote it.only in…: Heb. until he left its stones in Kir–haraseth

26And when the king of Moab saw that the battle was too sore for him, he took with him seven hundred men that drew swords, to break through even unto the king of Edom: but they could not. 27Then he took his eldest son that should have reigned in his stead, and offered him for a burnt offering upon the wall. And there was great indignation against Israel: and they departed from him, and returned to their own land. (S. Kings 3:1-27 KJV)

1Joram the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria in the 18th year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and he reigned 12 years. 2FXHe did evil in the sight of Yahvah but not like his father nor like his mother for he put away the statue of the lord which his father had made. 3However he clung to the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat who made Israel sin, he did not turn aside from them.

4Mesha, king of Moab, was a sheepmaster, and he used to bring up to the king of Israel 100,000 fat lambs and 100,000 rams, with their wool. 5But it came to pass when Ahab was dead the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel. 6King Joram went out of Samaria at the same time and numbered all Israel. 7He went on and sent to Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, saying, The king of Moab has rebelled against me; come with me, let us go to war against Moab.

Jehoshaphat said, I will go up as you go, my people as your people and my horses as your horses.

8He said to him, Which way will we go up?

He answered, By the way of the wilderness of Adam.

9The king of Israel went with the king of Judah and the king of Adam, and traveled 7 days' journey; and there was no water for the army and for the people who were with them.

10The king of Israel said, Alas, truly for this Yahvah has called these 3 kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

11But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of Yahvah that we may inquire of Yahvah by him?

One of the king of Israel's servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat who used to pour water on the hands of Elijah.

12Jehoshaphat said, The word of Yahvah is with him. The king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Adam went down to him.

13Elisha said to the king of Israel, What have I to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother.

The king of Israel said to him, Truly for this Yahvah has called these 3 kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.

14Elisha said, As Yahvah of hosts lives, before whom I stand, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, I would not look toward you nor see you. 15But now bring me a minstrel.

It came to pass when the minstrel played the hand of Yahvah came on him. 16He said, Yahvah says, Let this valley be made full of cisterns. 17For Yahvah says, You will not see wind, nor will you see rain; yet this valley will be filled with water, that you may drink, both you and your cattle and your animals. 18This is but a small thing in the sight of Yahvah; he will also deliver the Moabites into your hands. 19You will destroy every fortified city and every choice city, and will fell every good tree and pollute all the springs of water and mar every good piece of land with stones.

20It came to pass in the morning, when the sacrifice was offered that water came by the way of Adam, and the land was covered with water.

21All the Moabites saw that the kings came up to fight against them and they called out all that were able to gird themselves with the sword and stood on the border. 22They rose up early in the morning, and the sun shone on the water, and the Moabites saw the water on the other side as red as blood; 23and they said, This is blood of the slain; the kings are surely slain, and they have killed each other; now Moab, to the spoil.

24They came to the camp of Israel and the Israelites rose up and struck the Moabites so that they fled before them, but they continued attacking them and they devastated Moab. 25They destroyed the cities, and on every good piece of land cast every man his stone and filled it; and they polluted every spring of water and felled all the good trees, until the stones in the walls of the capital city were left demolished; and the slingers surrounded it and destroyed it.

26The king of Moab saw that the battle was too severe for him and he took with him 700 men who drew swords to break through to the king of Adam, but he could not. 27He took his eldest son who was to reign in his place and offered him as a burnt offering on the wall. There was great indignation against Israel; and the kings departed from Moab and returned to their own country. (S. Kings 3:1-27 BRB)

Asher Widow's oil

1The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves."

2Elisha replied to her, "How can I help you? Tell me, what do you have in your house?"

"Your servant has nothing there at all," she said, "except a little oil."

3Elisha said, "Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don't ask for just a few. 4Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side."

5She left him and afterward shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring. 6When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one."

But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing.

7She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left." (S. Kings 4:1-7 NIV)

1Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen. 2And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil. 3Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.borrow not…: or, scant not 4And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full. 5So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out. 6And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed. 7Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.debt: or, creditor (S. Kings 4:1-7 KJV)

1A certain woman of the wives of the children of the prophets cried to Elisha and said, Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahvah and the creditor has come to take my 2 sons to be his bondmen.

2Elisha said to her, What should I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?

She said, Your servant has nothing in the house except a pot of oil.

3He said to her, Go borrow for yourself vessels from the houses of all your neighbors, even empty vessels. Do not borrow a few. 4Go in and shut the door on you and on your sons and pour out into all these vessels and the vessel which is full bring up to me.

5She went from him and entered her house and shut the door on herself and on her sons who brought the vessels to her and she poured out. 6When the vessels were full she said to her son, Bring me more vessels.

Her son said to her, There are no more vessels. The oil stopped.

7She came and told the prophet of god. He said, Go sell the oil and pay your debt and live, you and your sons, on what is left over. (S. Kings 4:1-7 BRB)

Oil basically always goes with Asher. The widow's oil story in Elijah's list also went with Asher as it does here.

Naphtali Woman's son

8One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. 9She said to her husband, "I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 10Let's make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can stay there whenever he comes to us."

11One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there. 12He said to his servant Gehazi, "Call the Shunammite." So he called her, and she stood before him. 13Elisha said to him, "Tell her, `You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?'"

She replied, "I have a home among my own people."

14"What can be done for her?" Elisha asked.

Gehazi said, "Well, she has no son and her husband is old."

15Then Elisha said, "Call her." So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. 16"About this time next year," Elisha said, "you will hold a son in your arms."

"No, my lord," she objected. "Don't mislead your servant, O man of God!"

17But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.

18The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers. 19"My head! My head!" he said to his father.

His father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother." 20After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died. 21She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.

22She called her husband and said, "Please send me one of the servants and a donkey so I can go to the man of God quickly and return."

23"Why go to him today?" he asked. "It's not the New Moon or the Sabbath."

"It's all right," she said.

24She saddled the donkey and said to her servant, "Lead on; don't slow down for me unless I tell you." 25So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.

When he saw her in the distance, the man of God said to his servant Gehazi, "Look! There's the Shunammite! 26Run to meet her and ask her, `Are you all right? Is your husband all right? Is your child all right?'"

"Everything is all right," she said.

27When she reached the man of God at the mountain, she took hold of his feet. Gehazi came over to push her away, but the man of God said, "Leave her alone! She is in bitter distress, but the LORD has hidden it from me and has not told me why."

28"Did I ask you for a son, my lord?" she said. "Didn't I tell you, `Don't raise my hopes'?"

29Elisha said to Gehazi, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take my staff in your hand and run. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not answer. Lay my staff on the boy's face."

30But the child's mother said, "As surely as the LORD lives and as you live, I will not leave you." So he got up and followed her.

31Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the boy's face, but there was no sound or response. So Gehazi went back to meet Elisha and told him, "The boy has not awakened."

32When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch. 33He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD. 34Then he got on the bed and lay upon the boy, mouth to mouth, eyes to eyes, hands to hands. As he stretched himself out upon him, the boy's body grew warm. 35Elisha turned away and walked back and forth in the room and then got on the bed and stretched out upon him once more. The boy sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.

36Elisha summoned Gehazi and said, "Call the Shunammite." And he did. When she came, he said, "Take your son." 37She came in, fell at his feet and bowed to the ground. Then she took her son and went out. (S. Kings 4:8-37 NIV)

8And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.it fell on a day: Heb. there was a dayconstrained him: Heb. laid hold on him 9And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually. 10Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither. 11And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there. 12And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him. 13And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people. 14And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. 15And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. 16And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.season: Heb. set time 17And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.

18And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. 19And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. 20And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. 21And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out. 22And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again. 23And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.well: Heb. peace 24Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.slack…: Heb. restrain not for me to ride 25So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite: 26Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well. 27And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the Lord hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.him…: Heb. by his feetvexed: Heb. bitter 28Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me? 29Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child. 30And the mother of the child said, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her. 31And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.hearing: Heb. attention 32And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. 33He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the Lord. 34And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and he stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. 35Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.to and fro: Heb. once hither and once thither 36And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son. 37Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out. (S. Kings 4:8-37 KJV)

8It came to pass on the next day Elisha went and came to Shiloh where a wealthy woman was. She constrained him to eat food so that whenever he passed by he turned in there to eat food. 9She said to her husband, Now I perceive that the prophet of god is a holy man who passes by us continually. 10Let us make for him a little upper room and let us set for him there a bed and a table and a chair and a candlestick so that when he comes to us he will turn in there. A Acts 16:15

11It happened on a certain day he came there and he turned into the upper room and lay there. 12He said to Gehazi his disciple, Call this Shunammite woman. He called her and she stood before him. 13He said to her, You have shown us all this respect. What is to be done for you? FXIs there anything to be spoken on your behalf to the king or to the commander of the army?

She answered, I live among my own people quite well.

14He said, What will I do for her?

Gehazi said to him, Assuredly she has no son and her husband is old.

15He said, Call her. He called her and she stood in the door. 16He said to her, About this season you will be pregnant and will embrace a son.

She said, No my master, prophet of god, do not lie to your servant.

17The woman conceived and bore a son at the season that Elisha had said to her.

18The child had grown and he went out on a certain day to his father who was with the reapers. 19He said to his father, My head, my head.

His father said to a servant, Take him up and carry him to his mother. 20He had taken him and brought him to his mother and he sat on her knees until noon and then died. 21She went up and laid him on the bed of the prophet of god and shut the door on him and went out. M First Kings 17:19

22She called to her husband and said, Send me 1 of the servants and one of the donkeys that I may go hastily to the prophet of god.

23He said to her, Why will you go to him today? It is not the new month nor sabbath.

But the Shunammite gave orders.

24They saddled a donkey for her and she said to the servant, Drive fast. Do not stop to dismount me unless I tell you. 25She went to the prophet of god to the mount of Carmel.

When the prophet of god saw her far away he said to Gehazi his disciple, There is the Shunammite. 26Now run to meet her and say to her, Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?

She answered, It is well.

27She came to the prophet of god to the mountain and she caught hold of his feet and Gehazi came near to remove her. The prophet of god said to him, Let her alone for her soul is in bitter anguish and Yahvah has hidden it from me and has not told me.

28She said, Did I ask a son of my master? Did I not say to you, Do not ask a son for me?

29He said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet any man do not salute him and if any man salutes you do not answer him and lay my staff on the face of the child.

30The mother of the child said, As Yahvah lives and as your soul lives I will not leave you. He arose and followed her.

31Gehazi went on before them and laid the staff on the face of the child and there was neither voice nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet Elisha and told him saying, The child is not awake.

32Elisha came into the house and the child was dead and lying on his bed. 33He went in therefore and shut the door on the 2 of them and prayed to Yahvah. 34He went up and lay on the child and put his mouth on his mouth and his eyes on his eyes and his hands on his hands and he stretched himself on him and the flesh of the child became warm. 35He returned and walked to and fro in the house and went up and stretched himself on him and the child sneezed 7 times and the child opened his eyes.

36Elisha called Gehazi and said to him, Call this Shunammite. He called her and when she came to him he said to her, Take up your son. 37She went in and fell at his feet and bowed herself to the ground and took up her son and went out. (S. Kings 4:8-37 BRB)

In Elijah's series the Naphtali story was raising the dead son, here in Elisha's series it's the same kind of story again.

Manasseh 100 prophets fed

38Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in that region. While the company of the prophets was meeting with him, he said to his servant, "Put on the large pot and cook some stew for these men."

39One of them went out into the fields to gather herbs and found a wild vine. He gathered some of its gourds and filled the fold of his cloak. When he returned, he cut them up into the pot of stew, though no one knew what they were. 40The stew was poured out for the men, but as they began to eat it, they cried out, "O man of God, there is death in the pot!" And they could not eat it.

41Elisha said, "Get some flour." He put it into the pot and said, "Serve it to the people to eat." And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

42A man came from Baal Shalishah, bringing the man of God twenty loaves of barley bread baked from the first ripe grain, along with some heads of new grain. "Give it to the people to eat," Elisha said.

43"How can I set this before a hundred men?" his servant asked.

But Elisha answered, "Give it to the people to eat. For this is what the LORD says: `They will eat and have some left over.'" 44Then he set it before them, and they ate and had some left over, according to the word of the LORD. (S. Kings 4:38-44 NIV)

38And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets. 39And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not. 40So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof. 41But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.harm: Heb. evil thing

42And there came a man from Baal–shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.the husk…: or, his scrip, or, garment 43And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the Lord, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof. 44So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the Lord. (S. Kings 4:38-44 KJV)

38Elisha returned to Gilgal and there was a famine in the land and the children of the prophets were sitting before him and he said to his boy, Set on the great pot and cook pottage for the children of the prophets.

391 of them went out into the field to gather herbs and found a wild vine in the field and gathered from it his lap full of wild gourds and came and put them into the pot of pottage, for he did not know what they were. 40He poured out for the men to eat and as they were eating of the pottage they cried out and said, Prophet of god there is death in the pot. They could not eat of it.

41He said, Take meal and cast it into the pot. He said, Pour out for the people that they may eat. There was no harm in the pot.

42A certain man came from Lord Shalishah and brought the prophet of god bread of the firstfruits, 20 loaves of barley and new wheat rubbed from the ears in a cloth. He said, Give them to the people that they may eat.

43His servant said, What? Should I set this before 100 men?

Elisha said to him again, Give them to the people that they may eat, for Yahvah says, They will eat and will leave some. 44He set it before them and they ate and left some according to the word of Yahvah. M Matthew 14:20 M Matthew 15:37 M Mark 6:42-43 M Mark 8:8 M Luke 9:17 M John 6:13 (S. Kings 4:38-44 BRB)

In Elijah's list the passage that matches Manasseh includes the time when Obadiah fed 100 prophets, 50 each in 2 caves, with bread and water. Here in Elisha's list the story that goes with Manasseh is the miraculous feeding of 100 prophets.

Simeon Naman's leprosy

1Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.with: Heb. beforehonourable: or, gracious: Heb. lifted up, or, accepted in countenancedeliverance: or, victory 2And the Syrians had gone out by companies, and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid; and she waited on Naaman's wife.waited…: Heb. was before 3And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.with: Heb. beforerecover: Heb. gather in 4And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel. 5And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand pieces of gold, and ten changes of raiment.with…: Heb. in his hand 6And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. 7And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me.

8And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

9So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.I thought: Heb. I saidI thought…: or, I said with myself, He will surely come out, etc: Heb. I saidstrike: Heb. move up and down 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage.Abana: or, Amana 13And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

15And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. 16But he said, As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused. 17And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules' burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the Lord. 18In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing. 19And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.a little…: Heb. a little piece of ground

20But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master hath spared Naaman this Syrian, in not receiving at his hands that which he brought: but, as the Lord liveth, I will run after him, and take somewhat of him. 21So Gehazi followed after Naaman. And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him, and said, Is all well?Is…: Heb. Is there peace? 22And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments. 23And Naaman said, Be content, take two talents. And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and laid them upon two of his servants; and they bare them before him. 24And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand, and bestowed them in the house: and he let the men go, and they departed.tower: or, secret place 25But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.no whither: Heb. not hither or thither 26And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants? 27The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow. (S. Kings 5:1-27 KJV)

1Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.

2Now bands from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman's wife. 3She said to her mistress, "If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy."

4Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. 5"By all means, go," the king of Aram replied. "I will 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 sets of clothing. 6The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: "With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy."

7As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, "Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!"

8When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: "Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel." 9So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha's house. 10Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, "Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed."

11But Naaman went away angry and said, "I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them and be cleansed?" So he turned and went off in a rage.

13Naaman's servants went to him and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, `Wash and be cleansed'!" 14So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.

15Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, "Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. Please accept now a gift from your servant."

16The prophet answered, "As surely as the LORD lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing." And even though Naaman urged him, he refused.

17"If you will not," said Naaman, "please let me, your servant, be given as much earth as a pair of mules can carry, for your servant will never again make burnt offerings and sacrifices to any other god but the LORD. 18But may the LORD forgive your servant for this one thing: When my master enters the temple of Rimmon to bow down and he is leaning on my arm and I bow there also -- when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the LORD forgive your servant for this."

19"Go in peace," Elisha said.

After Naaman had traveled some distance, 20Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, "My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him."

21So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running toward him, he got down from the chariot to meet him. "Is everything all right?" he asked.

22"Everything is all right," Gehazi answered. "My master sent me to say, `Two young men from the company of the prophets have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two sets of clothing.'"

23"By all means, take two talents," said Naaman. He urged Gehazi to accept them, and then tied up the two talents of silver in two bags, with two sets of clothing. He gave them to two of his servants, and they carried them ahead of Gehazi. 24When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left. 25Then he went in and stood before his master Elisha.

"Where have you been, Gehazi?" Elisha asked.

"Your servant didn't go anywhere," Gehazi answered.

26But Elisha said to him, "Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money, or to accept clothes, olive groves, vineyards, flocks, herds, or menservants and maidservants? 27Naaman's leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever." Then Gehazi went from Elisha's presence and he was leprous, as white as snow. (S. Kings 5:1-27 NIV)

1Naaman, general of the army of the king of Adam, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him Yahvah had given deliverance to Adam, and Naaman was a valiant man, but he was a leper. H Luke 4:27

2The Adamites had gone out raiding and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3She said to her mistress, My master would be blessed if he would go to the prophetFX who is in Samaria, for he would immediately cure him of his leprosy.

4They went in and told her master saying, Such and such said the maid who is from the land of Israel. 5FXThe king of Adam said to him, Come, go, I will send a letter to the king of Israel. He departed and took with him 10 talents of silver and 6,000 pieces of gold and 10 changes of garments. 6He brought the letter to the king of Israel and this was written in it, In the hour when this letter reaches you, I have sent to you Naaman my servant, that you may heal him of his leprosy.

7When the king of Israel had read the letter, he tore his clothes and said, Am I god, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends me a man to heal him of his leprosy, therefore consider and see how he is seeking to pick a quarrel with me.

8When Elisha the prophet of god had heard that the king of Israel had torn his clothes, he sent to the king, saying, Why have you torn your clothes, let him come to me now, and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel. 9Naaman came with his horses and with his chariots and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10Elisha sentFX a king to him saying, Go and wash in the Jordan 7 times and your flesh will come again to you and you will be clean.

11Naaman was angry and went away and said, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of Yahvah his god and wave his hand over the place, and I would recover from the leprosy. 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel, I will go and wash in them and be clean, so he turned and went away in a rage.

13His servants came near and spoke to him and said, Our father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, you would have done it, but he has told you to do a small thing, go and wash and be clean. 14He went down and washed 7 times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the prophet of god, and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

15He returned to the prophet of god, he and all his company, and came and stood before him and said to him, Now I know that there is no god in all the land but in IsraelFX. Now take this blessing from your servant.

16Elisha said, As Yahvah lives, before whom I stand, I will not receive any, and he urged him to take it, but he refused.

17Naaman said, Will there not then be given to your servant 2 mules' burden of land, from now on your servant will offer neither burnt offerings nor sacrifices to any other god but Yahvah. 18In this matter may Yahvah forgive your servant, when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to bow there, I am the king's aide, and I also bow in the house of Rimmon, and when I bow in the house of Rimmon, Yahvah pardon your servant in this matter.

19He said to him, Go in peace.

He departed from himFX a little way. 20Gehazi the disciple of Elisha the prophet of god said, My master has spared Naaman the Adamite in not accepting from him what he brought, but as Yahvah lives I will run after him and take something from him.

21Gehazi ran after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him he alighted from his chariot to meet him and said to him, Is all well?

22He said, All is well. My master has sent me saying, There have just now come to me from the mount of Ephraim 2 men of the children of the prophets, give them a talent of silver and 2 changes of garments.

23Naaman said, I am willing, take 2 talents, and he urged him and bound 2 talents of silver in 2 pieces of cloth, with 2 changes of garments, and he gave them to 2 of his servants, and they carried them before him. 24They came to a secret place and he took them from their hand and put them in the house and he sent the men away and they departed. 25He went in and stood before his master.

Elisha said to him, Where have you been Gehazi?

He said, Your servant went nowhere.

26He said to him, My heart told me when the man alighted from his chariot to meet you. Is it a time to gain silver and to gain garments and oliveyards and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male servants and female servants? 27Therefore the leprosy of Naaman will cling to you and to your seed forever. He went out from his presence a leper as white as snow. (S. Kings 5:1-27 BRB)

The seven times probably tells us where we are in the tribal list. Also, washing in water goes with Simeon, whose tabernacle item is the basin of water. Also, Naman is counseled to wash, and when he does not want to, his servants give him further counsel to just go ahead and do it. Counsel is a Simeon theme. This washing probably goes along with Simeon's rain cloud from Elijah's list. Combining the two we're being told that the rain storm was washing something, like leprosy, away.

Levi Axhead floats

1The company of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us. 2Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to live."

And he said, "Go."

3Then one of them said, "Won't you please come with your servants?"

"I will," Elisha replied. 4And he went with them.

They went to the Jordan and began to cut down trees. 5As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron axhead fell into the water. "Oh, my lord," he cried out, "it was borrowed!"

6The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 7"Lift it out," he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it. (S. Kings 6:1-7 NIV)

1And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us. 2Let us go, we pray thee, unto Jordan, and take thence every man a beam, and let us make us a place there, where we may dwell. And he answered, Go ye. 3And one said, Be content, I pray thee, and go with thy servants. And he answered, I will go. 4So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood. 5But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.axe head: Heb. iron 6And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim. 7Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it. (S. Kings 6:1-7 KJV)

1The children of the prophets said to Elisha, Now this place in which we live with you is too small for us. 2Let us go to the Jordan and cut from there every man a beam and let us make a place for us to live there.

He said, Go.

31 of them answered and said, If you please go with your servants.

He answered, I will go. 4He went with them.

When they came to the Jordan they cut down trees. 5As 1 of them was felling a beam the axehead fell into the water and he cried and said, I beg you, my master, it was borrowed by your servant.

6The prophet of god said to him, Where did it fall? He showed him the place. He cut off a tree and thrust it in there and it stuck in the hole of the axehead. 7He said, Take it up to you. He put out his hand and took it. (S. Kings 6:1-7 BRB)

Issachar Battle with Aram

8Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, "I will set up my camp in such and such a place."

9The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there." 10So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.

11This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, "Will you not tell me which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?"

12"None of us, my lord the king," said one of his officers, "but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom."

13"Go, find out where he is," the king ordered, "so I can send men and capture him." The report came back: "He is in Dothan." 14Then he sent horses and chariots and a strong force there. They went by night and surrounded the city.

15When the servant of the man of God got up and went out early the next morning, an army with horses and chariots had surrounded the city. "Oh, my lord, what shall we do?" the servant asked.

16"Don't be afraid," the prophet answered. "Those who are with us are more than those who are with them."

17And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.

18As the enemy came down toward him, Elisha prayed to the LORD, "Strike these people with blindness." So he struck them with blindness, as Elisha had asked.

19Elisha told them, "This is not the road and this is not the city. Follow me, and I will lead you to the man you are looking for." And he led them to Samaria.

20After they entered the city, Elisha said, "LORD, open the eyes of these men so they can see." Then the LORD opened their eyes and they looked, and there they were, inside Samaria.

21When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, "Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?"

22"Do not kill them," he answered. "Would you kill men you have captured with your own sword or bow? Set food and water before them so that they may eat and drink and then go back to their master." 23So he prepared a great feast for them, and after they had finished eating and drinking, he sent them away, and they returned to their master. So the bands from Aram stopped raiding Israel's territory. (S. Kings 6:8-23 NIV)

8Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.camp: or, encamping 9And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. 10And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. 11Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? 12And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.None: Heb. No

13And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. 14Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about.great: Heb. heavy 15And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?the servant: or, the minister 16And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them. 17And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. 18And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

19And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek. But he led them to Samaria.follow…: Heb. come ye after me 20And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. And the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria. 21And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them? 22And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master. 23And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel. (S. Kings 6:8-23 KJV)

8FXThe king of Adam warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants saying, In such and such a place we will lie in wait.

9The prophet of god sent to the king of Israel saying, Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Adamites are lying in wait. 10The king of Israel sent to the place of which the prophet of god told him and warned him about it, not once nor twice.

11Therefore the heart of the king of Adam was severely 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?

12One of his servants answered, and said, None of us, my master the king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the thing that you plan in your bedroom.

13He said, Go and see where he is, that I may send and take him. It was told him saying, He is in Dothan. 14Therefore he sent there horsemen and chariots and a great army; and they came by night and surrounded the city.

15The servant of the prophet of god arose early and went out and an army surrounded the city both with horses and chariots. His servant said to him, Alas, my master, what will we do?

16He said to him, Do not fear; for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.

17Elisha prayed to Yahvah and said, Yahvah, open his eyes that he may see. Yahvah opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw; and the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha.

18They came down to him and Elisha prayed to Yahvah and said, Strike this people with dimness of vision. He struck them with dimness according to the word of Elisha.

19Elisha said to them, This is not the way, nor is this the city; follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom you seek. But he led them to Samaria.

20When they came into Samaria, Elisha said, Yahvah, open the eyes of these men, that they may see. Yahvah opened their eyes, and they saw and they were in the middle of Samaria.

21The king of Israel said to Elisha when he saw them, My father, should I slay them? Should I slay them?

22He answered, Do not slay them; would you slay those whom you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master. 23He prepared a great banquet for them; and when they had eaten and drunk, they went to their master, so the raiders of Adam did not come across the border of Israel any longer. (S. Kings 6:8-23 BRB)

Elisha tips the king off not once or twice about the location of Aram's army. This is the same thing the unnamed prophet did three times for the king of Israel in the story matching Issachar in Elijah's list. Here we're also told that this unnamed prophet is actually Elisha, which means the unnamed prophet doing the same things in Elijah's list is actually Elijah.

Zebulun Seige

24Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria. 25There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey's head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.

26As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall, a woman cried to him, "Help me, my lord the king!"

27The king replied, "If the LORD does not help you, where can I get help for you? From the threshing floor? From the winepress?" 28Then he asked her, "What's the matter?"

She answered, "This woman said to me, `Give up your son so we may eat him today, and tomorrow we'll eat my son.' 29So we cooked my son and ate him. The next day I said to her, `Give up your son so we may eat him,' but she had hidden him."

30When the king heard the woman's words, he tore his robes. As he went along the wall, the people looked, and there, underneath, he had sackcloth on his body. 31He said, "May God deal with me, be it ever so severely, if the head of Elisha son of Shaphat remains on his shoulders today!"

32Now Elisha was sitting in his house, and the elders were sitting with him. The king sent a messenger ahead, but before he arrived, Elisha said to the elders, "Don't you see how this murderer is sending someone to cut off my head? Look, when the messenger comes, shut the door and hold it shut against him. Is not the sound of his master's footsteps behind him?"

33While he was still talking to them, the messenger came down to him. And the king said, "This disaster is from the LORD. Why should I wait for the LORD any longer?" (S. Kings 6:24-53 NIV)

24And it came to pass after this, that Ben–hadad king of Syria gathered all his host, and went up, and besieged Samaria. 25And there was a great famine in Samaria: and, behold, they besieged it, until an ass's head was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, and the fourth part of a cab of dove's dung for five pieces of silver. 26And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king. 27And he said, If the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?If…: or, Let not the Lord save thee 28And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. 29So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son.next: Heb. other

30And it came to pass, when the king heard the words of the woman, that he rent his clothes; and he passed by upon the wall, and the people looked, and, behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh. 31Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day. 32But Elisha sat in his house, and the elders sat with him; and the king sent a man from before him: but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, See ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away mine head? look, when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door: is not the sound of his master's feet behind him? 33And while he yet talked with them, behold, the messenger came down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the Lord; what should I wait for the Lord any longer? (S. Kings 6:24-53 KJV)

24FXIt came to pass after this that Bar Hadad king of Adam gathered all his army and went up and besieged Samaria and fought against it. 25There was a great famine in Samaria as they besieged it until a donkey's head was sold for 80 pieces of silver and a 4th of a cab of dove's dung for 5 pieces of silver.

26As the king of Israel was passing by on the wall there cried a woman to him saying, Help me my master the king.

27He said to her, Let Yahvah help you. Where will I help you from? Out of the threshing floor or out of the winepress? 28The king said to her, What troubles you?

She said to him, This woman said to me, Give your son that we may eat him today, and we will eat my son tomorrow. 29We cooked my son and ate him, and I said to her on the next day, Give your son that we may eat him, but she had hidden her son.

30When the king heard the words of the woman he tore his clothes as he walked on the wall, and the people looked and saw he was wearing sackcloth inside on his flesh. 31He said, May god do so and also more to me if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat will remain on him this day.

32But Elisha was sitting in his house and the elders were sitting with him and the king sent a king, but before the king came to him he said to the elders, Do you see how this son of a killer has sent to take away my head? When the king comes shut the door and push him outside, because the sound of his master's feet is behind him.

33While he was still speaking with them the king came to him and he said, This evil is from Yahvah; why should I wait for Yahvah any longer? (S. Kings 6:24-53 BRB)

Earlier the story for Zebulun was Jezebel having Naboth killed so Ahab could take Naboth's vineyard. Here there's a famine and some woman complains such that the king wants to hold Elisha responsible and kill him. In both accounts there's a woman and the king who does not have what he wants, either because it does not belong to him or because there's a famine. In this story, related to Zebulun, is the temptation to steal the plunder. Stealing is a Zebulun theme, his commandment being do not steal. Also, at the end of the story, the king's aid is trampled under foot and dies. On the body of Christ Zebulun is one of the feet.

Joseph Inheritance

1Then spake Elisha unto the woman, whose son he had restored to life, saying, Arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for the Lord hath called for a famine; and it shall also come upon the land seven years. 2And the woman arose, and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her household, and sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years. 3And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land. 4And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done. 5And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried 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. 6And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.officer: or, eunuch (S. Kings 8:1-6 KJV)

1Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the LORD has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years." 2The woman proceeded to do as the man of God said. She and her family went away and stayed in the land of the Philistines seven years.

3At the end of the seven years she came back from the land of the Philistines and went to the king to beg for her house and land. 4The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, "Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done." 5Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land.

Gehazi said, "This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life." 6The king asked the woman about it, and she told him.

Then he assigned an official to her case and said to him, "Give back everything that belonged to her, including all the income from her land from the day she left the country until now." (S. Kings 8:1-6 NIV)

1FXElisha said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, Arise and go, you and your house, and stay wherever you can, for Yahvah has called for a famine and it will come on the land for 7 years. 2The woman arose and did according to the word of the prophet of god, and she went with her house and stayed in the land of the Philistines 7 years.

3At the end of the 7 years when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines she went forth to cry to the king for her house and for her field. 4The king talked with Gehazi the young man of the prophet of god saying, Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done. 5While he was telling the king how Elisha had restored a dead body to life the woman whose son he had restored to life cried to the king for her house and for her field.

Gehazi said, My master the king this is the woman and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life. 6The king asked the woman and she told him.

The king appointed to her a certain officer and said to him, Restore all that was hers and all the produce of her field from the day that she left the land even until now. (S. Kings 8:1-6 BRB)

Benjamin Sick

7Elisha went to Damascus, and Ben-Hadad king of Aram was ill. When the king was told, "The man of God has come all the way up here," 8he said to Hazael, "Take a gift with you and go to meet the man of God. Consult the LORD through him; ask him, `Will I recover from this illness?'"

9Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him as a gift forty camel-loads of all the finest wares of Damascus. He went in and stood before him, and said, "Your son Ben-Hadad king of Aram has sent me to ask, `Will I recover from this illness?'"

10Elisha answered, "Go and say to him, `You will certainly recover'; but the LORD has revealed to me that he will in fact die." 11He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael felt ashamed. Then the man of God began to weep.

12"Why is my lord weeping?" asked Hazael.

"Because I know the harm you will do to the Israelites," he answered. "You will set fire to their fortified places, kill their young men with the sword, dash their little children to the ground, and rip open their pregnant women."

13Hazael said, "How could your servant, a mere dog, accomplish such a feat?"

"The LORD has shown me that you will become king of Aram," answered Elisha.

14Then Hazael left Elisha and returned to his master. When Ben-Hadad asked, "What did Elisha say to you?" Hazael replied, "He told me that you would certainly recover." 15But the next day he took a thick cloth, soaked it in water and spread it over the king's face, so that he died. Then Hazael succeeded him as king.

16In the fifth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, when Jehoshaphat was king of Judah, Jehoram son of Jehoshaphat began his reign as king of Judah. 17He was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. 18He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the LORD. 19Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.

20In the time of Jehoram, Edom rebelled against Judah and set up its own king. 21So Jehoram went to Zair with all his chariots. The Edomites surrounded him and his chariot commanders, but he rose up and broke through by night; his army, however, fled back home. 22To this day Edom has been in rebellion against Judah. Libnah revolted at the same time.

23As for the other events of Jehoram's reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? 24Jehoram rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the City of David. And Ahaziah his son succeeded him as king.

25In the twelfth year of Joram son of Ahab king of Israel, Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah began to reign. 26Ahaziah was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem one year. His mother's name was Athaliah, a granddaughter of Omri king of Israel. 27He walked in the ways of the house of Ahab and did evil in the eyes of the LORD, as the house of Ahab had done, for he was related by marriage to Ahab's family.

28Ahaziah went with Joram son of Ahab to war against Hazael king of Aram at Ramoth Gilead. The Arameans wounded Joram; 29so King Joram returned to Jezreel to recover from the wounds the Arameans had inflicted on him at Ramoth in his battle with Hazael king of Aram.

Then Ahaziah son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to Jezreel to see Joram son of Ahab, because he had been wounded. (S. Kings 8:7-29 NIV)

7And Elisha came to Damascus; and Ben–hadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither. 8And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and enquire of the Lord by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 9So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Ben–hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?with…: Heb. in his hand 10And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surely die. 11And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.stedfastly: Heb. and set it 12And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child. 13And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The Lord hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria. 14So he departed from Elisha, and came to his master; who said to him, What said Elisha to thee? And he answered, He told me that thou shouldest surely recover. 15And it came to pass on the morrow, that he took a thick cloth, and dipped it in water, and spread it on his face, so that he died: and Hazael reigned in his stead.

16And in the fifth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel, Jehoshaphat being then king of Judah, Jehoram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign.began…: Heb. reigned 17Thirty and two years old was he when he began to reign; and he reigned eight years in Jerusalem. 18And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab: for the daughter of Ahab was his wife: and he did evil in the sight of the Lord. 19Yet the Lord would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake, as he promised him to give him alway a light, and to his children.light: Heb. candle, or, lamp

20In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves. 21So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him: and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into their tents. 22Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time. 23And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Judah? 24And Joram slept with his fathers, and was buried with his fathers in the city of David: and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead.Ahaziah: also called, Azariah, and Jehoahaz

25In the twelfth year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel did Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah begin to reign. 26Two and twenty years old was Ahaziah when he began to reign; and he reigned one year in Jerusalem. And his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri king of Israel.daughter: or, granddaughter 27And he walked in the way of the house of Ahab, and did evil in the sight of the Lord, as did the house of Ahab: for he was the son in law of the house of Ahab.

28And he went with Joram the son of Ahab to the war against Hazael king of Syria in Ramoth–gilead; and the Syrians wounded Joram. 29And king Joram went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Syrians had given him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Syria. And Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.which…: Heb. wherewith the Syrians had woundedRamah: called Ramothsick: Heb. wounded (S. Kings 8:7-29 KJV)

7Elisha came to Damascus and Bar Hadad the king of Adam was sick and it was told him saying, The prophet of god has come here. 8The king said to Hazael, Take a present with you and go to meet the prophet of god and inquire of Yahvah by him saying, Will I recover from this disease?

9Hazael went to meet him and took a present with him even of every good thing of Damascus, 40 camels' burden, and came and stood before him and said to him, Your son Bar Hadad king of Adam has sent me to you saying, Will I recover from this disease?

10Elisha said to him, Go say to him, You will surely recover. Yahvah has shown me that he will surely die. 11The prophet of god wept.

12Hazael said, Why does my master weep?

Elisha said to him, Because I know the evil that you will do to the children of Israel. Their strongholds you will set on fire and their young men you will kill with the sword and you will dash their infants against the ground and rip up their pregnant women.

13Hazael said, What? Is your servant a dog that he should do this terrible thing?

Elisha answered, Yahvah has shown me that you will be king over Adam.

14Hazael departed from Elisha and came to his master and his master said to him, What did Elisha say to you? He answered, Thus he said to me, You will surely recover. 15On the next day Hazael took a thick cloth and dipped it in water and spread it over his face and he died and Hazael reigned after him.

16In the 5th year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel Joram the son of Jehoshaphat king of Judah began to reign. 17He was 32 years old when he began to reign and he reigned 8 years in Jerusalem. 18He walked in the way of the kings of Israel, as did the house of Ahab, for the sister of Ahab was his wife, and he did evil in the sight of Yahvah. 19Yet Yahvah would not destroy Judah for David his servant's sake as he promised to him that he would give an heir to his sons all the days.

20FXIn his days Adam revolted from under the hand of Judah and set up a king over themselves. 21Joram went over to Zair and all the chariots with him and he rose by night to strike the Adamites who had surrounded him and his commanders with chariots, but the people fled to their tents. 22Adam revolted from under the hand of Judah even to this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

23FEThe rest of the words of Joram and all that he did are they not written in the scroll of the words of the days of the kings of Judah? 24Joram slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David and Ahaziah his son reigned after him.

25In the 11th year of Joram the son of Ahab king of Israel Ahaziah the son of Joram king of Judah began to reign. 26Ahaziah was 22 years old when he began to reign, and he reigned 1 year in Jerusalem, and his mother's name was Athaliah, the daughter of Omri, king of Israel. 27He walked in the way of the house of AhabFX and did evil in the sight of Yahvah, as did the house of Ahab, for he was the son-in-law of the house of Ahab.

28He went with Joram the son of Ahab to war against Hazael the king of Adam at Ramoth Gilead and the Adamites wounded Joram. 29Joram the son of Ahab went back to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Adamites had inflicted on him at Ramoth when he fought against Hazael king of Adam.

Ahaziah the son of Joram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick. (S. Kings 8:7-29 BRB)

In the Benjamin story in the Elijah list the issue is whether someone is going to recover from their sickness. So some details are repeating here again.

Dan Anointing of Jehu

1And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil in thine hand, and go to Ramoth–gilead: 2And when thou comest thither, look out there Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat the son of Nimshi, and go in, and make him arise up from among his brethren, and carry him to an inner chamber;inner…: Heb. chamber in a chamber 3Then take the box of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. Then open the door, and flee, and tarry not.

4So the young man, even the young man the prophet, went to Ramoth–gilead. 5And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain. And Jehu said, Unto which of all us? And he said, To thee, O captain. 6And he arose, and went into the house; and he poured the oil on his head, and said unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over Israel. 7And thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the Lord, at the hand of Jezebel. 8For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel: 9And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah: 10And the dogs shall eat Jezebel in the portion of Jezreel, and there shall be none to bury her. And he opened the door, and fled.

11Then Jehu came forth to the servants of his lord: and one said unto him, Is all well? wherefore came this mad fellow to thee? And he said unto them, Ye know the man, and his communication. 12And they said, It is false; tell us now. And he said, Thus and thus spake he to me, saying, Thus saith the Lord, I have anointed thee king over Israel. 13Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.is king: Heb. reigneth (S. Kings 9:1-13 KJV)

1Elisha the prophet called 1 of the children of the prophets and said to him, Gird up your loins and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth Gilead, 2and when you get there look for Jehu the son of JehoshaphatFX the son of Nimshi and go in and make him rise up from among his brothers and bring him into an inner chamber. 3Take the flask of oil and pour it on his head and say to him, Yahvah says, I have anointed you king over my people Israel. Then open the door and flee and do not tarry.

4The young prophet went to Ramoth Gilead. 5He came in and the commanders of the army were sitting and he said, I have an errand to you commander.

Jehu said, To which of us?

He said to him, To you commander.

6He arose and went into an inner chamber and he poured the oil on his head and said to him, Yahvah god of Israel says, I have anointed you king over the people of Yahvah over Israel. 7FXYou will strike the house of Ahab your master that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets and the blood of all the servants of Yahvah at the hand of Jezebel, 8for I will destroy the whole house of Ahab and I will cut off from Ahab every male and everyone in authority in Israel. 9I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah. 10Dogs will eat Jezebel in the inheritance of Naboth in Jezreel and there will not be anyone to bury her. He opened the door and fled.

11Jehu came forth to the servants of his master and they said to him, Is all well? Why did this mad fellow come to you?

He said to them, You know the man and his folly.

12They said to him, You are lying. Tell us now.

He said to them, Such and such he spoke to me saying, Yahvah says, I have anointed you king over Israel.

13They hurried and took every man his garment and put it under him on the top of the stairs and blew with trumpets saying, Jehu is king. (S. Kings 9:1-13 BRB)

1The prophet Elisha summoned a man from the company of the prophets and said to him, "Tuck your cloak into your belt, take this flask of oil with you and go to Ramoth Gilead. 2When you get there, look for Jehu son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi. Go to him, get him away from his companions and take him into an inner room. 3Then take the flask and pour the oil on his head and declare, `This is what the LORD says: I anoint you king over Israel.' Then open the door and run; don't delay!"

4So the young man, the prophet, went to Ramoth Gilead. 5When he arrived, he found the army officers sitting together. "I have a message for you, commander," he said.

"For which of us?" asked Jehu.

"For you, commander," he replied.

6Jehu got up and went into the house. Then the prophet poured the oil on Jehu's head and declared, "This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: `I anoint you king over the LORD's people Israel. 7You are to destroy the house of Ahab your master, and I will avenge the blood of my servants the prophets and the blood of all the LORD's servants shed by Jezebel. 8The whole house of Ahab will perish. I will cut off from Ahab every last male in Israel -- slave or free. 9I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam son of Nebat and like the house of Baasha son of Ahijah. 10As for Jezebel, dogs will devour her on the plot of ground at Jezreel, and no one will bury her.'" Then he opened the door and ran.

11When Jehu went out to his fellow officers, one of them asked him, "Is everything all right? Why did this madman come to you?"

"You know the man and the sort of things he says," Jehu replied.

12"That's not true!" they said. "Tell us."

Jehu said, "Here is what he told me: `This is what the LORD says: I anoint you king over Israel.'"

13They hurried and took their cloaks and spread them under him on the bare steps. Then they blew the trumpet and shouted, "Jehu is king!" (S. Kings 9:1-13 NIV)

In the previous list Elisha received Elijah's mantel when the narrative arrived at the tribe of Dan. Here it's the anointing of Jehu. Why exactly this goes with Dan is not clear to me, but the similarities of the two passages are obvious and the earlier passage included the crossing of the Jordan which is a clear Dan theme.

Notes

On the whole these two lists are great, but further study is needed to flesh out some of the meaning and implications of the matches.

There's a later mention of Elisha, when he's about to die, that apparently does not go with this tribal series...

14Now Elisha was suffering from the illness from which he died. Jehoash king of Israel went down to see him and wept over him. "My father! My father!" he cried. "The chariots and horsemen of Israel!"

15Elisha said, "Get a bow and some arrows," and he did so. 16"Take the bow in your hands," he said to the king of Israel. When he had taken it, Elisha put his hands on the king's hands.

17"Open the east window," he said, and he opened it. "Shoot!" Elisha said, and he shot. "The LORD's arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Aram!" Elisha declared. "You will completely destroy the Arameans at Aphek."

18Then he said, "Take the arrows," and the king took them. Elisha told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and stopped. 19The man of God was angry with him and said, "You should have struck the ground five or six times; then you would have defeated Aram and completely destroyed it. But now you will defeat it only three times."

20Elisha died and was buried.

Now Moabite raiders used to enter the country every spring. 21Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man's body into Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet. (S. Kings 13:14-21 NIV)

14Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. 15And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. 16And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands.Put thine…: Heb. Make thine hand to ride 17And he said, Open the window eastward. And he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. And he shot. And he said, The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them. 18And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed. 19And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.

20And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year. 21And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.was…: Heb. went down (S. Kings 13:14-21 KJV)

14FEElisha was fallen ill of the sickness of which he was to die and Jehoash king of Israel came down to him and wept in his presence and said, My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen.

15Elisha said to him, Take a bow and arrows. He took a bow and arrows. 16He said to the king of Israel, Put your hand on the bow. He put his hand on it and Elisha put his hands on the king's hands.

17He said, Open the window to the east. He opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot. He shot. He said, The arrow of Yahvah's deliverance and the arrow of the deliverance in Adam,FE for you will strike the Adamites in Aphek until you have consumed them.

18He said to him, Take an arrow. He took it. He said, Strike on the ground. He struck 3 times and stopped. 19The prophet of god was angry with him and said, You should have struck 5 or 6 times. Then you would have struck the Adamites until you would have consumed them while now you will strike Adam only 3 times.

20Elisha died and they buried him.

Bands of the Moabites invaded the land that very year. 21It came to pass as they were burying a man a band of raiders was seen and they cast the man into the sepulcher of Elisha and when the man was let down and touched the bones of Elisha he revived and stood up on his feet. (S. Kings 13:14-21 BRB)