8 Now there came a day when Elisha passed over to Shunem, where there was a [a]prominent woman, and she persuaded him to eat [b]food. And so it was, as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat [c]food.9 She said to her husband, “Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God passing by us continually.10 Please, let us make a little walled upper chamber and let us set a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he can turn in there.”
11 [d]One day he came there and turned in to the upper chamber and [e]rested.12 Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite.” And when he had called her, she stood before him.13 He said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Behold, you have been [f]careful for us with all this [g]care; what can I do for you? Would you be spoken for to the king or to the captain of the army?’” And she [h]answered, “I live among my own people.”14 So he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gehazi [i]answered, “Truly she has no son and her husband is old.”15 He said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway.16 Then he said, “At this season [j]next year you will embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God, do not lie to your maidservant.”
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