July 13 (Daily Scripture)

St. Elisha the Prophet,
Tone of the Day: ԱՁ

II Kings 13:14-21
I Corinthians 2:6-10
Luke 4:25-30

II Kings 13:14-21
[14] Now when Eli’sha had fallen sick with the illness of which he was to die, Jo’ash king of Israel went down to him, and wept before him, crying, “My father, my father! The chariots of Israel and its horsemen!”
[15] And Eli’sha said to him, “Take a bow and arrows”; so he took a bow and arrows.
[16] Then he said to the king of Israel, “Draw the bow”; and he drew it. And Eli’sha laid his hands upon the king’s hands.
[17] And he said, “Open the window eastward”; and he opened it. Then Eli’sha said, “Shoot”; and he shot. And he said, “The LORD’s arrow of victory, the arrow of victory over Syria! For you shall fight the Syrians in Aphek until you have made an end of them.”
[18] And he said, “Take the arrows”; and he took them. And he said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground with them”; and he struck three times, and stopped.
[19] Then the man of God was angry with him, and said, “You should have struck five or six times; then you would have struck down Syria until you had made an end of it, but now you will strike down Syria only three times.”
[20] So Eli’sha died, and they buried him. Now bands of Moabites used to invade the land in the spring of the year.
[21] And as a man was being buried, lo, a marauding band was seen and the man was cast into the grave of Eli’sha; and as soon as the man touched the bones of Eli’sha, he revived, and stood on his feet.

I Corinthians 2:6-10
[6] Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away.
[7] But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glorification.
[8] None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
[9] But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard,
nor the heart of man conceived,
what God has prepared for those who love him,”
[10] God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God.

Luke 4:25-30
[25] But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Eli’jah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there came a great famine over all the land;
[26] and Eli’jah was sent to none of them but only to Zar’ephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
[27] And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Eli’sha; and none of them was cleansed, but only Na’aman the Syrian.”
[28] When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath.
[29] And they rose up and put him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, that they might throw him down headlong.
[30] But passing through the midst of them he went away.

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