20 And be sure to say, ‘Your servant(A) Jacob is coming behind us.’” For he thought, “I will pacify him with these gifts(B) I am sending on ahead;(C) later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me.”(D)

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The king said to the man of God, “Come home with me for a meal, and I will give you a gift.”(A)

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Take ten loaves of bread(A) with you, some cakes and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what will happen to the boy.”

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Feeding of a Hundred

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

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“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[a] of silver, six thousand shekels[b] of gold and ten sets of clothing.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 2 Kings 5:5 That is, about 750 pounds or about 340 kilograms
  2. 2 Kings 5:5 That is, about 150 pounds or about 69 kilograms

15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God(A). He stood before him and said, “Now I know(B) that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift(C) from your servant.”

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However, before Jeremiah turned to go,[a] Nebuzaradan added, “Go back to Gedaliah(A) son of Ahikam,(B) the son of Shaphan, whom the king of Babylon has appointed(C) over the towns(D) of Judah, and live with him among the people, or go anywhere else you please.”(E)

Then the commander gave him provisions and a present(F) and let him go.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 40:5 Or Jeremiah answered