2 Kings 7
3 ¶ And there were four leprous men at the entering
in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we
here until we die?
4 If we say, We will enter into the city, then the
famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and
if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come,
and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians: if they
save us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we
shall but die.
5 And they rose up in the twilight, to go unto the
camp of the Syrians: and when they were come to the
uttermost part of the camp of Syria, behold, there was
no man there.
6 For the Lord had made the host of the Syrians to
hear a noise of chariots, and a noise of horses, even
the noise of a great host: and they said one to another,
Lo, the king of Israel hath hired against us the kings of
the Hittites, and the kings of the Egyptians, to come
7 Wherefore they arose and fled in the twilight,
and left their tents, and their horses, and their asses,
even the camp as it was, and fled for their life.
8 And when these lepers came to the uttermost part
of the camp, they went into one tent, and did eat and
drink, and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment,
and went and hid it; and came again, and entered
into another tent, and carried thence also, and
went and hid it.
9 Then they said one to another, We do not well:
this day is a day of good tidings, and we hold our
peace: if we tarry till the morning light, some mischief
will come upon us: now therefore come, that we may go and
tell the king's household.
10 So they came and called unto the porter of the
city: and they told them, saying, We came to the camp of
the Syrians, and, behold, there was no man there,
neither voice of man, but horses tied, and asses tied,
and the tents as they were.
11 And he called the porters; and they told it
to the king's house within.