Spiritual Food Vs. Junk Food

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II Kings 4: 1-7

Elisha and the Widow’s Oil

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زيت الأرملة

وَصَرَخَتْ إِلَى أَلِيشَعَ ٱمْرَأَةٌ مِنْ نِسَاءِ بَنِي ٱلْأَنْبِيَاءِ قَائِلَةً: «إِنَّ عَبْدَكَ زَوْجِي قَدْ مَاتَ، وَأَنْتَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ عَبْدَكَ كَانَ يَخَافُ ٱلرَّبَّ. فَأَتَى ٱلْمُرَابِي لِيَأْخُذَ وَلَدَيَّ لَهُ عَبْدَيْنِ»
فَقَالَ لَهَا أَلِيشَعُ: «مَاذَا أَصْنَعُ لَكِ؟ أَخْبِرِينِي مَاذَا لَكِ فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ؟». فَقَالَتْ: «لَيْسَ لِجَارِيَتِكَ شَيْءٌ فِي ٱلْبَيْتِ إِلَّا دُهْنَةَ زَيْتٍ»
فَقَالَ: «ٱذْهَبِي ٱسْتَعِيرِي لِنَفْسِكِ أَوْعِيَةً مِنْ خَارِجٍ، مِنْ عِنْدِ جَمِيعِ جِيرَانِكِ، أَوْعِيَةً فَارِغَةً. لَا تُقَلِّلِي
ثُمَّ ٱدْخُلِي وَأَغْلِقِي ٱلْبَابَ عَلَى نَفْسِكِ وَعَلَى بَنِيكِ، وَصُبِّي فِي جَمِيعِ هَذِهِ ٱلْأَوْعِيَةِ، وَمَا ٱمْتَلَأَ ٱنْقُلِيهِ»
فَذَهَبَتْ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ وَأَغْلَقَتِ ٱلْبَابَ عَلَى نَفْسِهَا وَعَلَى بَنِيهَا. فَكَانُوا هُمْ يُقَدِّمُونَ لَهَا ٱلْأَوْعِيَةَ وَهِيَ تَصُبُّ
وَلَمَّا ٱمْتَلَأَتِ ٱلْأَوْعِيَةُ قَالَتْ لِٱبْنِهَا: «قَدِّمْ لِي أَيْضًا وِعَاءً». فَقَالَ لَهَا: «لَا يُوجَدُ بَعْدُ وِعَاءٌ». فَوَقَفَ ٱلزَّيْتُ
فَأَتَتْ وَأَخْبَرَتْ رَجُلَ ٱللهِ فَقَالَ: «ٱذْهَبِي بِيعِي ٱلزَّيْتَ وَأَوْفِي دَيْنَكِ، وَعِيشِي أَنْتِ وَبَنُوكِ بِمَا بَقِيَ»
 
Elisha and the Widow’s Oil
1) A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.”
2) So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.”
3) Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors—empty vessels; do not gather just a few.
4) And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.”
5) So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured itout. 
6) Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased. 
7) Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you andyour sons live on the rest.”

 

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