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 “He wants me to do what?” we can hear Israel’s King Joram shouting in his throne room, as he read the contents of the letter. “King Ben- Hadad is asking that I cure Captain Naaman of his leprosy!” The king tore his clothes, which was the custom when one was very sad or
upset. “Am I God that I can do such a thing? Look! King Ben-Hadad wants to start a war between our countries, and how does he do it? By asking me to heal his highest-ranking general of leprosy!”
The whole thing could have become quite a disaster, but when Elisha heard about it, he quickly sent a message to the royal palace. “Why are you so upset?” he asked the king. “Ask the

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