But the man of God sent word
to the king of Israel, saying, 'Be careful that you do not pass this place, because the Arameans are coming down there.'
And the king of Israel sent scouts
to the place about which the man of God had told him; so he warned him, so that he was on his guard there, more than once or twice.
Now the heart of the king of Aram was enraged over this matter; and he called his servants and said to them, 'Will you not tell me which of us is for the king of Israel?'
One of his servants said, 'No, my lord, the king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom.'
So he said, 'Go and see where he is, so that I may send men
and take him.' And it was told to him, saying, 'Behold, he is
So he sent horses and chariots and a substantial army there, and they came by night and surrounded the city.
Now when the attendant of the man of God had risen early and gone out, behold, an army with horses and chariots was circling the city. And his servant said to him, 'This is hopeless, my master! What are we to do?'