38 When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. As the company of prophets was* sitting before him, he said to his servant, Put the large pot on, and make some stew for the company of prophets.* 39One of them went out into the field to gather herbs; he found a wild vine and gathered from it a lapful of wild gourds, and came and cut them up into the pot of stew, not knowing what they were. 40They served some for the men to eat. But while they were eating the stew, they cried out, O man of God, there is death in the pot! They could not eat it. 41He said, Then bring some flour. He threw it into the pot, and said, Serve the people and let them eat. And there was nothing harmful in the pot.
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10 February 2011