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Chapter Summary: 2 Kings Chapter 6 Summary

 

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2 Kings Chapter 6 Summary

Chapter six of second Kings begins with the sons of the prophets. They desired for Elisha the prophet hangout with them, and he concurred. While gathering or hanging out, Elisha performed some miracles for the young prophets.

The vital part of the chapter comes with a war between Syria and Israel in Samaria. The miracles Elisha was able to perform to help the king of Israel were the highlight. The Syrian king kept chasing the king of Samaria, but Elisha kept warning the king of Israel where the Syrians would attack from.

Thus the king of Samaria would avoid the ambush. The Syrian king did not understand how the king of Israel kept eluding him. He thought he had a “snitch” in his camp, until he was told about Elisha. The king of Syria decided to capture Elisha, to put an end to this. He surrounded his house.

A Mountain Full of Horses & Chariots

He was surrounded but Elisha did not fret, he knew God had the Syrians surrounded as well. Elisha even had God open the eyes of his worried servant. His servant saw the mountain full of horses and chariots of fire (angels), surrounding Elisha.

Elisha then prayed to God to blind Syria, and while they were blinded, he led them right to Samaria’s host. Elisha ordered Samaria to treat Syria as if they were captives; give them bread and water and let them go back to their master.

… eating their own children…?

The chapter ends with the story of a famine in Samaria and one Benhadad, king of Syria, came to take Samaria. Syria took Samaria. The famine was so bad, women were killing and eating their own children.

The king was so upset with Elisha, he promised to kill him. Elisha wasn’t worried, even when the king’s messenger came in with the forceful message from the king. And this is the summary of 2 Kings chapter 6.

Selah

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