The Holy Bible - The Second Book of the Kings, Chapter 4 (Latin)
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1Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
8And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.
9And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
10Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick: and it shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in thither.
11And it fell on a day, that he came thither, and he turned into the chamber, and lay there.
12And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
13And he said unto him, Say now unto her, Behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host? And she answered, I dwell among mine own people.
14And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
15And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door.
16And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.
17And the woman conceived, and bare a son at that season that Elisha had said unto her, according to the time of life.
18And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
19And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.
20And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
21And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of God, and shut the door upon him, and went out.
22And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of God, and come again.
23And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
24Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee.
25So she went and came unto the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant, Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:
26Run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? is it well with thy husband? is it well with the child? And she answered, It is well:
27And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let her alone; for her soul is vexed within her: and the LORD hath hid it from me, and hath not told me.
28Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
29Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man, salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
30And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.
31And Gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Wherefore he went again to meet him, and told him, saying, The child is not awaked.
32And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.
33He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
34And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.
35Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.
36And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.
37Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.
38And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him: and he said unto his servant, Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the prophets.
39And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.
40So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot. And they could not eat thereof.
41But he said, Then bring meal. And he cast it into the pot; and he said, Pour out for the people, that they may eat. And there was no harm in the pot.
42And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.
43And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.
44So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the word of the LORD.
1mulier autem quaedam de uxoribus prophetarum clamabat ad Heliseum dicens servus tuus vir meus mortuus est et tu nosti quia servus tuus fuit timens Dominum et ecce creditor venit ut tollat duos filios meos ad serviendum sibi
2cui dixit Heliseus quid vis ut faciam tibi dic mihi quid habes in domo tua at illa respondit non habeo ancilla tua quicquam in domo mea nisi parum olei quo unguear
3cui ait vade pete mutuo ab omnibus vicinis tuis vasa vacua non pauca
4et ingredere et claude ostium cum intrinsecus fueris tu et filii tui et mitte inde in omnia vasa haec et cum plena fuerint tolles
5ivit itaque mulier et clusit ostium super se et super filios suos illi offerebant vasa et illa infundebat
6cumque plena fuissent vasa dixit ad filium suum adfer mihi adhuc vas et ille respondit non habeo stetitque oleum
7venit autem illa et indicavit homini Dei et ille vade inquit vende oleum et redde creditori tuo tu autem et filii tui vivite de reliquo
8facta est autem quaedam dies et transiebat Heliseus per Sunam erat autem ibi mulier magna quae tenuit eum ut comederet panem cumque frequenter inde transiret devertebat ad eam ut comederet panem
9quae dixit ad virum suum animadverto quod vir Dei sanctus est iste qui transit per nos frequenter
10faciamus ergo cenaculum parvum et ponamus ei in eo lectulum et mensam et sellam et candelabrum ut cum venerit ad nos maneat ibi
11facta est igitur dies quaedam et veniens devertit in cenaculum et requievit ibi
12dixitque ad Giezi puerum suum voca Sunamitin istam qui cum vocasset eam et illa stetisset coram eo
13dixit ad puerum loquere ad eam ecce sedule in omnibus ministrasti nobis quid vis ut faciam tibi numquid habes negotium et vis ut loquar regi sive principi militiae quae respondit in medio populi mei habito
14et ait quid ergo vult ut faciam ei dixitque Giezi ne quaeras filium enim non habet et vir eius senex est
15praecepit itaque ut vocaret eam quae cum vocata fuisset et stetisset ad ostium
16dixit ad eam in tempore isto et in hac eadem hora si vita comes fuerit habebis in utero filium at illa respondit noli quaeso domine mi vir Dei noli mentiri ancillae tuae
17et concepit mulier et peperit filium in tempore et in hora eadem quam dixerat Heliseus
18crevit autem puer et cum esset quaedam dies et egressus isset ad patrem suum ad messores
19ait patri suo caput meum caput meum at ille dixit puero tolle et duc eum ad matrem suam
20qui cum tulisset et adduxisset eum ad matrem suam posuit eum illa super genua sua usque ad meridiem et mortuus est
21ascendit autem et conlocavit eum super lectulum hominis Dei et clusit ostium et egressa
22vocavit virum suum et ait mitte mecum obsecro unum de pueris et asinam ut excurram usque ad hominem Dei et revertar
23qui ait illi quam ob causam vadis ad eum hodie non sunt kalendae neque sabbatum quae respondit vale
24stravitque asinam et praecepit puero mina et propera ne mihi moram facias in eundo et hoc age quod praecipio tibi
25profecta est igitur et venit ad virum Dei in montem Carmeli cumque vidisset eam vir Dei de contra ait ad Giezi puerum suum ecce Sunamitis illa
26vade ergo in occursum eius et dic ei rectene agitur circa te et circa virum tuum et circa filium tuum quae respondit recte
27cumque venisset ad virum Dei in monte adprehendit pedes eius et accessit Giezi ut amoveret eam et ait homo Dei dimitte illam anima enim eius in amaritudine est et Dominus celavit me et non indicavit mihi
28quae dixit illi numquid petivi filium a domino meo numquid non dixi tibi ne inludas me
29et ille ait ad Giezi accinge lumbos tuos et tolle baculum meum in manu tua et vade si occurrerit tibi homo non salutes eum et si salutaverit te quispiam non respondeas illi et pones baculum meum super faciem pueri
30porro mater pueri ait vivit Dominus et vivit anima tua non dimittam te surrexit ergo et secutus est eam
31Giezi autem praecesserat eos et posuerat baculum super faciem pueri et non erat vox neque sensus reversusque est in occursum eius et nuntiavit ei dicens non surrexit puer
32ingressus est ergo Heliseus domum et ecce puer mortuus iacebat in lectulo eius
33ingressusque clusit ostium super se et puerum et oravit ad Dominum
34et ascendit et incubuit super puerum posuitque os suum super os eius et oculos suos super oculos eius et manus suas super manus eius et incurvavit se super eum et calefacta est caro pueri
35at ille reversus deambulavit in domo semel huc et illuc et ascendit et incubuit super eum et oscitavit puer septies aperuitque oculos
36et ille vocavit Giezi et dixit ei voca Sunamitin hanc quae vocata ingressa est ad eum qui ait tolle filium tuum
37venit illa et corruit ad pedes eius et adoravit super terram tulitque filium suum et egressa est
38et Heliseus reversus est in Galgala erat autem fames in terra et filii prophetarum habitabant coram eo dixitque uni de pueris suis pone ollam grandem et coque pulmentum filiis prophetarum
39et egressus est unus in agrum ut colligeret herbas agrestes invenitque quasi vitem silvestrem et collegit ex ea colocyntidas agri et implevit pallium suum et reversus concidit in ollam pulmenti nesciebat enim quid esset
40infuderunt ergo sociis ut comederent cumque gustassent de coctione exclamaverunt dicentes mors in olla vir Dei et non potuerunt comedere
41at ille adferte inquit farinam et misit in ollam et ait infunde turbae et comedat et non fuit amplius quicquam amaritudinis in olla
42vir autem quidam venit de Balsalisa deferens viro Dei panes primitiarum et viginti panes hordiacios et frumentum novum in pera sua at ille dixit da populo ut comedat
43responditque ei minister eius quantum est hoc ut adponam coram centum viris rursum ille da ait populo ut comedat haec enim dicit Dominus comedent et supererit
44posuit itaque coram eis qui comederunt et superfuit iuxta verbum Domini