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Gehazi's Sin

This story is the sad end to the story of Naaman. While Elisha and Naaman experienced something beautiful and holy, another man's heart turned the wrong direction.

But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “Behold, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian in not receiving at his hands that which he brought; but, as the LORD lives, I will run after him and take somewhat of him.” So Gehazi followed after Naaman.

And when Naaman saw him running after him, he lighted down from the chariot to meet him and said, “Is all well?”

And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, “Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets. Give them, I pray you, a talent of silver and two changes of garments.”

And Naaman said, “Be content. 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 him.

And when he came to the tower, he took them from their hand and bestowed them in the house; and he let the men go, and they departed.

But he went in and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him, “Whence come you, Gehazi?”

And he said, “Your servant went nowhere.”

And he said unto him, “Went not my heart with you when the man turned again from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money and to receive garments and oliveyards and vineyards and sheep and oxen and menservants and maidservants? The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto you and unto your seed for ever.” And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

(2 Kings 5:20-27)

Words that May be New
bore: (past tense of bear) to carry
behold: to see
bestow: to put something somewhere; it can also mean to give.
chariot: a kind of two wheeled cart used by soldiers
cleave: to stick or cling
depart: to leave
garment: a piece of clothing
leper: person with a bad skin disease called leprosy
light: here it is a verb that means to come down
mount: short for mountain, a very high hill
oxen(oxen): cattle
oliveyard: a place where olives grow
presence: the place where someone is; This word can also mean that someone is nearby in a certain place.
receive: to take. to take something from someone who willing gives it
seed: as used here children, grandchildren, etc.
talent: as used here a unit of measure
tower: a tall building
somewhat: something. (As used here; It can also mean almost.)
vineyard: a place where grapes grow
whence: where

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