2 Kings – Chapter 7: The Siege Lifted

It may be a new year, but we are still digging through 2 Kings. The title of today’s chapter indicates peace, but it’s the Bible, so any possible peace will be short.

“Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, ‘Why stay here until we die? If we say, ‘We’ll go into the city’—the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.’” – 2 Kings 7:3-4

Um…sure. Whatever.

“The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp, entered one of the tents and ate and drank. Then they took silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also.” – 2 Kings 7:8

Okay, why the focus on men with leprosy?

“Then the people went out and plundered the camp of the Arameans. So a seah of the finest flour sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley sold for a shekel, as the Lord had said.” – 2 Kings 7:16

This story is freaking stupid.

“Now the king had put the officer on whose arm he leaned in charge of the gate, and the people trampled him in the gateway, and he died, just as the man of God had foretold when the king came down to his house.” – 2 Kings 7:17

Oh for fuck’s sake.

Okay, this chapter was fucking stupid. First of all there are four men with leprosy. Why do they have leprosy? No explanation is offered. Then there is a story about why the price of shit is what it is and it is all God’s will apparently. Dear make believe god!

Coming Soon: 2 Kings – Chapter 8: The Shunammite’s Land Restored


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