Melakhim Bet 4 – מלכים פרק ד

Va’Yera 1Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the Nevi’im unto Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant did fear  יהוה ; and the creditor is come to take unto him my two children to be servants.” 2And Elisha said unto her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me; what have you in the house?” And she said, “Your handmaid has not anything in the house, save a pot of oil.” 3Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels abroad of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. 4And you shall go in, and shut the door upon you and upon your sons, and pour out into all those vessels; and you shall set aside that which is full.” 5So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons; they 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 Elohim. And he said, “Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt, and live, you and your sons, off the rest.”

8And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where there was a rich woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as often as he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread. 9And she said unto her husband, “Behold now, I perceive that this is a consecrated man of Elohim, that passes by us continually. 10Let us make, I pray, a little chamber on the roof; and let us set for him there a bed, and a table, and a chair, and a menorah; and it shall be, when he comes to us, that he shall turn in there.” 

11And it fell on a day, that he came there, and he turned into the upper chamber and lay there. 12And he said to Gekhazi his servant, “Call this Shunamit.” And when he had called her, she stood before him. 13And he said unto him, “Say now unto her, ‘Behold, you have been careful for us with all this care; what is to be done for you?  Would you be spoken for to HaMelekh, or to the captain of the host?'” And she answered, “I dwell among my own people.” 14And he said, “What then is to be done for her?” And Gekhazi answered, “Truly, she has no son, and her husband is old.” 15And he said, “Call her.” And when he had called her, she stood in the door. 16And he said, “At this season, when the time comes round, you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “Nay, my Adon, you man of Elohim, do not lie unto your handmaid.” 17And the woman conceived, and bore a son at that season, when the time came round, as Elisha had said unto her. 

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 his servant, “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 Elohim, and shut the door upon him, and went out. 22And she called unto her husband, and said, “Send me, I pray, one of the servants, and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of Elohim, and come back.” 23And he said, “Why will you go to him today?  It is neither Khodesh nor Shabbat.” And she said, “It shall be well.” 24Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, “Drive, and go forward; slacken me not the riding, except I bid you.” 

25So she went, and came unto the man of Elohim to Har Karmel. And it came to pass, when the man of Elohim saw her afar off, that he said to Gekhazi his servant, “Behold, yonder is that Shunamit. 26Run, I pray, now to meet her, and say unto her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'” And she answered, “It is well.” 27And when she came to the man of Elohim to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gekhazi came near to thrust her away; but the man of Elohim said, “Let her alone; for her soul is bitter within her; and  יהוה  has hid it from me, and has not told Me.” 28Then she said, “Did I desire a son of my Adon? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me’?” 29Then he said to Gekhazi, “Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, salute him not; and if anyone salutes you, answer him not;  and  lay  my staff upon the face of the child.” 

30And the mother of the child said, “As  יהוה  lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” And he arose, and followed her. 

31And Gekhazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing. Therefore he returned to meet him, and told him, saying, “The child is not awakened.” 32And when Elisha came into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed. 33He went in therefore, and shut the door upon the two, and prayed unto  יהוה . And34 he went up, and laid upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands; and he stretched himself upon him; and the flesh of the child waxed warm. 35Then he returned, and walked in the house once 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 Gekhazi, and said, “Call this Shunamit.” So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, “Take up your son.” 37Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed down to the ground; and she took up her son, and went out. end Va’Yera

38And Elisha came again to Gilgalah; and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the Nevi’im were sitting before him; and he said unto his servant, “Set on the great pot, and seethe pottage for the sons of the Nevi’im.” 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 man of Elohim, 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 it out for the people, that they may eat.” And there was no harm in the pot. 

Tazria 42And there came a man from Ba’al Shalishah, and brought the man of Elohim bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, “Give unto the people, that they may eat.” 43And his servant said, “How should I set this before a hundred men?” But he said, “Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says  יהוה , ‘They shall eat, and shall leave thereof’.” 44So he set it before them, and they did eat, and left thereof, according to the D’var  יהוה .

אוְאִשָּׁה אַחַת מִנְּשֵׁי בְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים צָעֲקָה אֶל אֱלִישָׁע לֵאמֹר עַבְדְּךָ אִישִׁי מֵת וְאַתָּה יָדַעְתָּ כִּי עַבְדְּךָ הָיָה יָרֵא אֶת יהוה ; וְהַנֹּשֶׁה בָּא לָקַחַת אֶת שְׁנֵי יְלָדַי לוֹ לַעֲבָדִים. בוַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע מָה אֶעֱשֶׂה לָּךְ הַגִּידִי לִי מַה יֶּשׁ לכי (לָךְ) בַּבָּיִת; וַתֹּאמֶר אֵין לְשִׁפְחָתְךָ כֹל בַּבַּיִת כִּי אִם אָסוּךְ שָׁמֶן. גוַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי שַׁאֲלִי לָךְ כֵּלִים מִן הַחוּץ מֵאֵת כָּל שכנכי (שְׁכֵנָיִךְ) כֵּלִים רֵקִים אַל תַּמְעִיטִי. דוּבָאת וְסָגַרְתְּ הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדֵךְ וּבְעַד בָּנַיִךְ וְיָצַקְתְּ עַל כָּל הַכֵּלִים הָאֵלֶּה; וְהַמָּלֵא תַּסִּיעִי. הוַתֵּלֶךְ מֵאִתּוֹ וַתִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בַּעֲדָהּ וּבְעַד בָּנֶיהָ; הֵם מַגִּישִׁים אֵלֶיהָ וְהִיא מיצקת (מוֹצָקֶת). ווַיְהִי כִּמְלֹאת הַכֵּלִים וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל בְּנָהּ הַגִּישָׁה אֵלַי עוֹד כֶּלִי וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ אֵין עוֹד כֶּלִי; וַיַּעֲמֹד הַשָּׁמֶן. זוַתָּבֹא וַתַּגֵּד לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וַיֹּאמֶר לְכִי מִכְרִי אֶת הַשֶּׁמֶן וְשַׁלְּמִי אֶת נשיכי (נִשְׁיֵךְ); וְאַתְּ בניכי (וּבָנַיִךְ) תִּחְיִי בַּנּוֹתָר.

חוַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיַּעֲבֹר אֱלִישָׁע אֶל שׁוּנֵם וְשָׁם אִשָּׁה גְדוֹלָה וַתַּחֲזֶק בּוֹ לֶאֱכָל לָחֶם; וַיְהִי מִדֵּי עָבְרוֹ יָסֻר שָׁמָּה לֶאֱכָל לָחֶם. טוַתֹּאמֶר אֶל אִישָׁהּ הִנֵּה נָא יָדַעְתִּי כִּי אִישׁ אֱלֹהִים קָדוֹשׁ הוּא עֹבֵר עָלֵינוּ תָּמִיד. ינַעֲשֶׂה נָּא עֲלִיַּת קִיר קְטַנָּה וְנָשִׂים לוֹ שָׁם מִטָּה וְשֻׁלְחָן וְכִסֵּא וּמְנוֹרָה; וְהָיָה בְּבֹאוֹ אֵלֵינוּ יָסוּר שָׁמָּה.

יאוַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיָּבֹא שָׁמָּה; וַיָּסַר אֶל הָעֲלִיָּה וַיִּשְׁכַּב שָׁמָּה. יבוַיֹּאמֶר אֶל גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרוֹ קְרָא לַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַזֹּאת; וַיִּקְרָא לָהּ וַתַּעֲמֹד לְפָנָיו. יגוַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אֱמָר נָא אֵלֶיהָ הִנֵּה חָרַדְתְּ אֵלֵינוּ אֶת כָּל הַחֲרָדָה הַזֹּאת מֶה לַעֲשׂוֹת לָךְ הֲיֵשׁ לְדַבֶּר לָךְ אֶל הַמֶּלֶךְ אוֹ אֶל שַׂר הַצָּבָא; וַתֹּאמֶר בְּתוֹךְ עַמִּי אָנֹכִי יֹשָׁבֶת. ידוַיֹּאמֶר וּמֶה לַעֲשׂוֹת לָהּ; וַיֹּאמֶר גֵּיחֲזִי אֲבָל בֵּן אֵין לָהּ וְאִישָׁהּ זָקֵן. טווַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא לָהּ; וַיִּקְרָא לָהּ וַתַּעֲמֹד בַּפָּתַח. טזוַיֹּאמֶר לַמּוֹעֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה אתי (אַתְּ) חֹבֶקֶת בֵּן; וַתֹּאמֶר אַל אֲדֹנִי אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אַל תְּכַזֵּב בְּשִׁפְחָתֶךָ. יזוַתַּהַר הָאִשָּׁה וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן לַמּוֹעֵד הַזֶּה כָּעֵת חַיָּה אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר אֵלֶיהָ אֱלִישָׁע.

יחוַיִּגְדַּל הַיָּלֶד; וַיְהִי הַיּוֹם וַיֵּצֵא אֶל אָבִיו אֶל הַקֹּצְרִים. יטוַיֹּאמֶר אֶל אָבִיו רֹאשִׁי רֹאשִׁי; וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל הַנַּעַר שָׂאֵהוּ אֶל אִמּוֹ. כוַיִּשָּׂאֵהוּ וַיְבִיאֵהוּ אֶל אִמּוֹ; וַיֵּשֶׁב עַל בִּרְכֶּיהָ עַד הַצָּהֳרַיִם וַיָּמֹת. כאוַתַּעַל וַתַּשְׁכִּבֵהוּ עַל מִטַּת אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים; וַתִּסְגֹּר בַּעֲדוֹ וַתֵּצֵא. כבוַתִּקְרָא אֶל אִישָׁהּ וַתֹּאמֶר שִׁלְחָה נָא לִי אֶחָד מִן הַנְּעָרִים וְאַחַת הָאֲתֹנוֹת; וְאָרוּצָה עַד אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וְאָשׁוּבָה. כגוַיֹּאמֶר מַדּוּעַ אתי (אַתְּ) הלכתי (הֹלֶכֶת) אֵלָיו הַיּוֹם לֹא חֹדֶשׁ וְלֹא שַׁבָּת; וַתֹּאמֶר שָׁלוֹם. כדוַתַּחֲבֹשׁ הָאָתוֹן וַתֹּאמֶר אֶל נַעֲרָהּ נְהַג וָלֵךְ; אַל תַּעֲצָר לִי לִרְכֹּב כִּי אִם אָמַרְתִּי לָךְ. 

כהוַתֵּלֶךְ וַתָּבֹא אֶל אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל הַר הַכַּרְמֶל; וַיְהִי כִּרְאוֹת אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֹתָהּ מִנֶּגֶד וַיֹּאמֶר אֶל גֵּיחֲזִי נַעֲרוֹ הִנֵּה הַשּׁוּנַמִּית הַלָּז. כועַתָּה רוּץ נָא לִקְרָאתָהּ וֶאֱמָר לָהּ הֲשָׁלוֹם לָךְ הֲשָׁלוֹם לְאִישֵׁךְ הֲשָׁלוֹם לַיָּלֶד; וַתֹּאמֶר שָׁלוֹם. כזוַתָּבֹא אֶל אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים אֶל הָהָר וַתַּחֲזֵק בְּרַגְלָיו; וַיִּגַּשׁ גֵּיחֲזִי לְהָדְפָהּ וַיֹּאמֶר אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים הַרְפֵּה לָהּ כִּי נַפְשָׁהּ מָרָה לָהּ וַיהוה הֶעְלִים מִמֶּנִּי וְלֹא הִגִּיד לִי. כחוַתֹּאמֶר הֲשָׁאַלְתִּי בֵן מֵאֵת אֲדֹנִי; הֲלֹא אָמַרְתִּי לֹא תַשְׁלֶה אֹתִי.  כטוַיֹּאמֶר לְגֵיחֲזִי חֲגֹר מָתְנֶיךָ וְקַח מִשְׁעַנְתִּי בְיָדְךָ וָלֵךְ כִּי תִמְצָא אִישׁ לֹא תְבָרְכֶנּוּ וְכִי יְבָרֶכְךָ אִישׁ לֹא תַעֲנֶנּוּ; וְשַׂמְתָּ מִשְׁעַנְתִּי עַל פְּנֵי הַנָּעַר. לוַתֹּאמֶר אֵם הַנַּעַר חַי יהוה וְחֵי נַפְשְׁךָ אִם אֶעֶזְבֶךָּ; וַיָּקָם וַיֵּלֶךְ אַחֲרֶיהָ. 

לאוְגֵחֲזִי עָבַר לִפְנֵיהֶם וַיָּשֶׂם אֶת הַמִּשְׁעֶנֶת עַל פְּנֵי הַנַּעַר וְאֵין קוֹל וְאֵין קָשֶׁב; וַיָּשָׁב לִקְרָאתוֹ וַיַּגֶּד לוֹ לֵאמֹר לֹא הֵקִיץ הַנָּעַר. לבוַיָּבֹא אֱלִישָׁע הַבָּיְתָה; וְהִנֵּה הַנַּעַר מֵת מֻשְׁכָּב עַל מִטָּתוֹ. לגוַיָּבֹא וַיִּסְגֹּר הַדֶּלֶת בְּעַד שְׁנֵיהֶם; וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל אֶל יהוה . לדוַיַּעַל וַיִּשְׁכַּב עַל הַיֶּלֶד וַיָּשֶׂם פִּיו עַל פִּיו וְעֵינָיו עַל עֵינָיו וְכַפָּיו עַל כַּפָּו וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו; וַיָּחָם בְּשַׂר הַיָּלֶד. להוַיָּשָׁב וַיֵּלֶךְ בַּבַּיִת אַחַת הֵנָּה וְאַחַת הֵנָּה וַיַּעַל וַיִּגְהַר עָלָיו; וַיְזוֹרֵר הַנַּעַר עַד שֶׁבַע פְּעָמִים וַיִּפְקַח הַנַּעַר אֶת עֵינָיו. לווַיִּקְרָא אֶל גֵּיחֲזִי וַיֹּאמֶר קְרָא אֶל הַשֻּׁנַמִּית הַזֹּאת וַיִּקְרָאֶהָ וַתָּבֹא אֵלָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר שְׂאִי בְנֵךְ. לזוַתָּבֹא וַתִּפֹּל עַל רַגְלָיו וַתִּשְׁתַּחוּ אָרְצָה; וַתִּשָּׂא אֶת בְּנָהּ וַתֵּצֵא.

לחוֶאֱלִישָׁע שָׁב הַגִּלְגָּלָה וְהָרָעָב בָּאָרֶץ וּבְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים יֹשְׁבִים לְפָנָיו; וַיֹּאמֶר לְנַעֲרוֹ שְׁפֹת הַסִּיר הַגְּדוֹלָה וּבַשֵּׁל נָזִיד לִבְנֵי הַנְּבִיאִים. לטוַיֵּצֵא אֶחָד אֶל הַשָּׂדֶה לְלַקֵּט אֹרֹת וַיִּמְצָא גֶּפֶן שָׂדֶה וַיְלַקֵּט מִמֶּנּוּ פַּקֻּעֹת שָׂדֶה מְלֹא בִגְדוֹ; וַיָּבֹא וַיְפַלַּח אֶל סִיר הַנָּזִיד כִּי לֹא יָדָעוּ. מוַיִּצְקוּ לַאֲנָשִׁים לֶאֱכוֹל; וַיְהִי כְּאָכְלָם מֵהַנָּזִיד וְהֵמָּה צָעָקוּ וַיֹּאמְרוּ מָוֶת בַּסִּיר אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים וְלֹא יָכְלוּ לֶאֱכֹל. מאוַיֹּאמֶר וּקְחוּ קֶמַח וַיַּשְׁלֵךְ אֶל הַסִּיר; וַיֹּאמֶר צַק לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ וְלֹא הָיָה דָּבָר רָע בַּסִּיר.

מבוְאִישׁ בָּא מִבַּעַל שָׁלִשָׁה וַיָּבֵא לְאִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים לֶחֶם בִּכּוּרִים עֶשְׂרִים לֶחֶם שְׂעֹרִים וְכַרְמֶל בְּצִקְלֹנוֹ; וַיֹּאמֶר תֵּן לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ. מגוַיֹּאמֶר מְשָׁרְתוֹ מָה אֶתֵּן זֶה לִפְנֵי מֵאָה אִישׁ; וַיֹּאמֶר תֵּן לָעָם וְיֹאכֵלוּ כִּי כֹה אָמַר יהוה אָכֹל וְהוֹתֵר. מדוַיִּתֵּן לִפְנֵיהֶם וַיֹּאכְלוּ וַיּוֹתִרוּ כִּדְבַר יהוה .