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2 Kings 2–7
Bible Central Chapter Guides
- Verse of the Day: 1 Kings 2:11
- Video: Jasmin Gimenez Rappleye, Elijah Ascends to Heaven (2 Kings 2)
- Scripture: 2 Kings 2:1–25
- Verse of the Day: 1 Kings 22:8
- Video: John Hilton III, The Prophet Micaiah Prophesies (1 Kings 22)
- Scripture: 2 Kings 3:1–27
- Verse of the Day: 2 Kings 4:9
- Video: Lynne Hilton Wilson, The Miracles of Elisha (2 Kings 4–5)
- Scripture: 2 Kings 4:1–17
- Verse of the Day: 2 Kings 4:30
Quote: "Industry, thrift, self-reliance continue as guiding principles of this effort. As a people, we should avoid unreasonable debt. In a message which Elder Ezra Taft Benson delivered at a general conference more than thirty years ago, he instructed: “In the book of Kings we read about a woman who came weeping to … the prophet [of the Lord]. Her husband had died, and she owed a debt that she could not pay; and the creditor was on his way to take her two sons and sell them as slaves.
“By a miracle, [the prophet] enabled her to acquire a goodly supply of oil. And he said to her:
“‘Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live.’” [see 2 Kgs. 4:1–7] (In Conference Report, Apr. 1957, p. 53.).
“Pay thy debt, and live” (2 Kgs. 4:7). What wise counsel for us today! Remember, the wisdom of God may appear as foolishness to men, but the greatest single lesson we can learn in mortality is that when God speaks and a man obeys, that man will always be right.
Thomas S. Monson, “Goal beyond Victory,” October 1988 General Conference.
- Scripture: 2 Kings 4:18–44
- Verse of the Day: 2 Kings 5:13
- Video: Casey Paul Griffiths, Naaman is Healed of Leprosy (2 Kings 5)
- Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1–27
- Verse of the Day: 2 Kings 6:16–17
- Video: Marianna Richardson, The Prophet Elisha and an Army of Angels (2 Kings 6)
- Scripture: 2 Kings 6:1–22
- Verse of the Day: 2 Kings 7:1
- Video: Taylor Halverson, God's Chosen Prophet Elisha (2 Kings 7)
- Scripture: 2 Kings 7:1–20
2 Kings 2
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “Is the Spirit of Elijah a Healing Power in Addition to Being a Sealing Power?” Interpreter Foundation, 6 August 2018.
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “What Should We Make of the Story of Elisha and the Bears?” Interpreter Foundation, 7 August 2018.
Franklin D. Day, “Elijah: LDS Sources” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 1:450–451.
Mary Finlayson, “Elijah, Spirit of,” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 1:452.
E. Dale LeBaron, “Elijah’s Mission: His Keys, Powers, and Blessings from the Old Testament to the Latter Days,” in Sperry Symposium Classics: The Old Testament, ed. Paul Y. Hoskisson (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2005), 283–97.
R. J. Zvi Werblowski, “Elijah: Ancient Sources” in Encyclopedia of Mormonism, 4 vols., ed. Daniel H. Ludlow (New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992), 1:451–452.
Fred E. Woods, “Elisha and the Children: The Question of Accepting Prophetic Succession,” in BYU Studies Quarterly 32 no. 3 (1992): 47–58.
2 Kings 5
Jeffrey M. Bradshaw, “What Is the Significance of the Unusual Symbolism in Elisha’s Healings?” Interpreter Foundation, 9 August 2018.