Elisha Purifies the Pot of Stew

38 And Elisha returned to (A)Gilgal, and there was a (B)famine in the land. Now the sons of the prophets were (C)sitting before him; and he said to his servant, “Put on the large pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets.” 39 So one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and sliced them into the pot of stew, though they did not know what they were. 40 Then they served it to the men to eat. Now it happened, as they were eating the stew, that they cried out and said, “Man of God, there is (D)death in the pot!” And they could not eat it.

41 So he said, “Then bring some flour.” And (E)he put it into the pot, and said, “Serve it to the people, that they may eat.” And there was nothing harmful in the pot.

Elisha Feeds One Hundred Men(F)

42 Then a man came from (G)Baal Shalisha, (H)and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley bread, and newly ripened grain in his knapsack. And he said, “Give it to the people, that they may eat.”

43 But his servant said, (I)“What? Shall I set this before one hundred men?”

He said again, “Give it to the people, that they may eat; for thus says the Lord: (J)‘They shall eat and have some left over.’ ” 44 So he set it before them; and they ate (K)and had some left over, according to the word of the Lord.

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