25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of (A)Elijah, when heaven was shut three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the [a]land:

26 But unto none of them was Elijah sent, save into Zarephath, a city of Sidon, unto a certain widow.

27 Also many lepers were in Israel, in the time of (B)Elisha the Prophet: yet none of them was made clean, saving Naaman the Syrian.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 4:25 Land of Israel, see Mark 15:38.

25 I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land.(A) 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon.(B) 27 And there were many in Israel with leprosy[a] in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.”(C)

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  1. Luke 4:27 The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.

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