Unfortunately, it can take us some time too before we finally humble ourselves before God’s word.

BibleGateway: 2 Kings 5:8-19

ESV Text: 2 Kings 5:8-19



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:24 and ends at about 3:57

8 And it was so, when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel.

     9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, 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 spake unto him, and said, My father, if the prophet had bid thee do some great thing, wouldest thou not have done it? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

     15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant. 16 But he said, As the LORD liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And he urged him to take it; but he refused. 17 And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth? for thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the LORD. 18 In this thing the LORD pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth on my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the LORD pardon thy servant in this thing. 19 And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 291:
Lamp of our Feet Whereby We Trace

— Organ Audio


1. Lamp of our feet whereby we trace 
Our path when wont to stray; 
Stream from the fount of heavenly grace, 
Brook by the traveler’s way. 

2. Bread of our souls whereon we feed, 
True manna from on high; 
Our guide and chart wherein we read 
Of realms beyond the sky; 

3. Pillar of fire, through watches dark, 
Or radiant cloud by day; 
When waves would break our tossing bark, 
Our anchor and our stay; 

4. Word of the ever-living God, 
Will of His glorious Son; 
Without thee, how could earth be trod 
Or heaven itself be won? 

5. Lord, grant us all aright to learn 
The wisdom it imparts 
And to its heavenly teaching turn 
With simple, childlike hearts. 


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