Understanding the Scriptures
|Host (v. 1)||Army|
|Deliverance (v. 1)||Victory over enemies|
|Valour (v. 1)||Courage|
|Leper, leprosy (vv. 1, 3, 6–7, 27)||Infectious, contagious disease (see Bible Dictionary, “leprosy,” p. 724)|
|Waited on (v. 2)||Was a servant to|
|Would God (v. 3)||I wish|
|Raiment (v. 5)||Clothing|
|Rent (vv. 7–8)||Tore (as a sign of being upset)|
|Wroth (v. 11)||Angry|
|Rage (v. 12)||Angry feeling|
|Bid (v. 13)||Command|
|Blessing (v. 15)||Some payment or present|
|Two mules’ burden of earth (v. 17)||The amount of dirt that two mules can carry|
|Pardon (v. 18)||Forgive|
|Spared (v. 20)||Saved him the embarrassment for having his gift rejected|
|Bestowed them (v. 24)||Put them away|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study 2 Kings 5.
Little People, Large Faith
Sometimes we think that what we do and say doesn’t really make a difference because we are not very important. There seem to be two such heroes in the story of Naaman. One is the little maid and the other is Naaman’s servant. We do not know the names of either of these people, but their faith blessed Naaman’s life.
Compare the faith of the little maid, who was in a foreign land, to the faith of the king of Israel.
Compare Naaman’s reaction to Elisha with the counsel of his servant.
Write about a time when someone of little importance helped you in a big way, or explain how the story of Naaman is an example of the principle found in Alma 37:6–7, 46.
Name two things our modern prophets have asked us to do that could be considered little, and explain how they really can make a big difference.
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