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2 Kings 5 - AMP

2 The Syrians had gone out in bands and had brought away captive out of the land of Israel a little maid, and she waited on Naaman's wife. 3 She said to her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy. 4 went in and told his king, Thus and thus said the maid from Israel. 5 And the king of Syria said, Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel. And he departed and took with him ten talents of silver, 6,000 shekels of gold, and ten changes of raiment. 6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel. It said, When this letter comes to you, I will with it have sent to you my servant Naaman, that you may cure him of leprosy. 7 When the king of Israel read the letter, he rent his clothes and said, Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? Just consider and see how he is seeking a quarrel with me. 8 When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, he sent to the king, asking, Why have you rent your clothes? Let Naaman come now to me and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel. 9 So Naaman came with his horses and chariots and stopped at Elisha's door. 10 Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored and you shall be clean. 11 But Naaman was angry and went away and said, Behold, I thought he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, and wave his hand over the place and heal the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the 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. 13 And his servants came near and said to him, My father, if the prophet had bid you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much rather, then, when he says to you, Wash and be clean? 14 Then he went down and dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, as the man of God had said, and his flesh was restored like that of a little child, and he was clean. 15 Then Naaman returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and stood before him. He said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth but in Israel. So now accept a gift from your servant. 16 Elisha said, As the Lord lives, before Whom I stand, I will accept none. He urged him to take it, but Elisha refused. 17 Naaman said, Then, I pray you, let there be given to me, your servant, two mules' burden of earth. For your servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice to other gods, but only to the Lord. 18 In this thing may the Lord pardon your servant: when my master goes into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leans on my hand and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon, when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, may the Lord pardon your servant in this thing. 19 Elisha said to him, Go in peace. So Naaman departed from him a little way. 20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not receiving from his hands what he brought. But as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him. 21 So Gehazi followed after Naaman. When Naaman saw one running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him and said, Is all well? 22 And he said, All is well. My master has sent me to say, There have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. I pray you, give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments. 23 And Naaman said, Be pleased to 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 bore them before Gehazi. 24 When he came to the hill, he took them from their hands and put them in the house; and he sent the men away, and they left. 25 He went in and stood before his master. Elisha said, Where have you been, Gehazi? He said, Your servant went nowhere. 26 Elisha said to him, Did not my spirit go with you when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Was it a time to accept money, garments, olive orchards, vineyards, sheep, oxen, menservants, and maidservants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cleave to you and to your offspring forever. And Gehazi went from his presence a leper as white as snow.



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Ed Vasicek avatar
The Leprosy Exchange
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Jan, 2017
Summary: When we humble ourselves, we can draw near to God and be blessed by Him. When we elevate ourselves or self-interest, we are driven from Him and under his discipline.
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 35
Tim Richards avatar
Only God Knows Her Name
Shared by: Tim Richards on Oct, 2016
Summary: A sermon based upon the little Jewish servant girl who told Naaman where he could find help for his leprosy and the events of the story.
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 464
John Gaston avatar
WHEN GOD SAYS SEVEN, SIX WON’T DO
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2016
Summary: It wasn’t until Naaman went down in obedience the 7th and last time that the miracle occurred. Some of you are looking for a miracle, but it will not occur until you meet the requirements God is telling your heart!
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,818
Jay Tigner avatar
Pride Prevents Revival
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: God opposes the proud.
Series: Stand Alone
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 235
David Owens avatar
The Perils of a Servant
Shared by: David Owens on Mar, 2016
Summary: This sermon is based on Charles Swindoll's book "Improving Your Serve" chapter 10. The sermon uses Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the prophet, as an example of the perils that servants face.
Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1-5:27
Views: 542
Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. avatar
IS EVERYTHING ALRIGHT?
Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
Summary: Many People Have Had Divine Opportunities That They Have Blown. Either they did not realize the significance of what they had or they knew but took it for granted. Gehazi the servant of Elisha is one of such examples. He trampled on a divine opportunity.
Gregory Thomas avatar
Something Great is Coming Out of This
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2016
Summary: Great things come out of your obedience and faith
Gregory Thomas avatar
Dying On The ob With No Help
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2016
Summary: Naaman has great qualities but his qualities are not suffice as it relates to his real problem.
Ian Humphrey avatar
Naaman
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Naaman
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 338
Ian Humphrey avatar
"It Pays To Obey"
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: "It Pays To Obey"
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 534
Ian Humphrey avatar
NAAMAN
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: NAAMAN
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-19
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 119
Ian Humphrey avatar
Wash and be Clean
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Wash and be Clean
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-15
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 236
Ian Humphrey avatar
Naaman's Cure
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Naaman's Cure
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-19
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 214
Mark Adams avatar
Wash and be Clean
Shared by: Mark Adams on Oct, 2015
Summary: Third of a series on Elisha. Naaman's story of cleansing has incredible parallels for what it means to become a Christian. There is no path to God that does not involve humility.
Craig Condon avatar
God, the Supernatural Healer
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: How do we respond to people who come to us for help? Do we ignore them? Do we listen to them and then send them on their way instead of helping them? Do we just throw money at the problem by making a donation or do we lower ourselves like Naaman did?
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-15
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 369
Andrew Drury avatar
Living in a counter-culture
Shared by: Andrew Drury on Mar, 2015
Summary: It describes how the life of Elisha is applicable to us
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-19
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,186
Andrew Drury avatar
When sin clings
Shared by: Andrew Drury on Mar, 2015
Summary: It describes how the life of Elisha is applicable to us
Rick Stacy avatar
Obedient
Shared by: Rick Stacy on Dec, 2014
Summary: Obedience is like being pregnant. In the same way that it is impossible to be kind of pregnant, it is impossible to be kind of obedient.
Series: Satisfied
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Views: 491
james ( Jim ) highland avatar
Learning from Life's Setbacks
Shared by: james ( Jim ) highland on Aug, 2014
Summary: Lessons can be learned from Life's Setbacks; Receiving Healing God's Way; When human power isn't enough;
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 861
Jerry Flury avatar
Transformed
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Jul, 2014
Summary: Naaman’s story is one not only of physical healing but it is the story of salvation illustrating the spiritual healing that man finds and the transformation that takes place only in and through the Lord Jesus Christ.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,235
Kevin Barron avatar
Seven Steps Down
Shared by: Kevin Barron on Nov, 2013
Summary: A look at the steps Naaman had to take to be healed
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-15
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 2,053
Daren Mitchell avatar
story of Naaman - God is in control
Shared by: Daren Mitchell on Oct, 2013
Summary: God is in control. He does what He does, when He does it for His glory.
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-19
Views: 1,520
Larry Turner avatar
The Peril of Pride
Shared by: Larry Turner on Sep, 2013
Summary: Lessons learned from men, angels, and animals about foolish pride.
Damian Phillips avatar
Seven Times Down
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Sep, 2013
Summary: Naaman had preconceived ideas of how God was supposed to work in his life, which limited his obedience to God. This message touches on the topic of obedience to the Lord’s commands, and of choosing to follow God’s expectations over our own.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,616
John Lowe avatar
A Most Unlikely Evangelist
Shared by: John Lowe on Sep, 2013
Summary: If I were to ask you, “What kind of Christian does God use?”—I believe that it’s possible that every one here would have a different answer.We tend to believe that God only uses the “perfect person,” but we have discovered a wonderful truth in the Bible;
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,020
Rick Crandall avatar
Be a Christian Who Cares
Shared by: Rick Crandall on Aug, 2013
Summary: How can we be Christians who care? 1. Go beyond what's familiar. 2. Go beyond what's fair. 3. Go beyond putting ourselves first. 4. Go beyond our fears. 5. Go beyond by faith.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,280
Manny Salva Cruz avatar
Overcoming Greed
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jul, 2013
Summary: Every Biblical character is a unique personality and has been written for us to learn something. We will be warned of Gehazi's downward pull due to the sin of GREED. We will learn lessons from the life of Elisha on how he maintained his INTEGRITY.
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:16-26
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 3,139
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The drawing of Naaman the Outsider
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Jul, 2013
Summary: It is a mark of true leadership to be able to take advice from those whom we lead
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Views: 1,274
Howard Strickland avatar
The Before Principle
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Apr, 2013
Summary: What would you do for a healing, an answer, or maybe peace in you or your family? THis message helped many in our local body.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:14
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,120
Billy  Ricks avatar
A Life of Faith
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Nov, 2012
Summary: God desires us to live by faith. The only way to please God is to live by faith. Faith is not a blind leap of faith it is instead a walk in the light.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 429