2 Kings 8
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  • Verse 3

    And it came to pass at the seven years' end, that the woman returned out of the land of the Philistines: and she went forth to cry unto the king for her house and for her land.

    A. M. 3119. B.C. 885
    6; 4:13; 6:26; 2 Samuel 14:4; Psalms 82:3,4; Jeremiah 22:16; Luke 18:3-5

  • Verse 4

    And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

    the king
    As it appears not likely that the king would hold conversation with a leprous man; or, that, knowing Gehazi had been dismissed with the highest disgrace from the prophet's service, he would talk with him concerning his late master; some have supposed that this happened before the cleansing of Naaman. But it agrees better with the chronology to consider it as having taken place after that event; the king, probably, having an insatiable curiosity to know the private history of a man who had done such astonishing things. As to the circumstances of Gehazi's disease, he might overlook that, and converse with him, keeping at a reasonable distance, as nothing but actual contact could defile.
    5:20-27; 7:3,10
    Matthew 2:8; Luke 9:9; 23:8; John 9:27; Acts 24:24
    all the great
    2:14,20-22,24; 3:14-16; 4:3-6,16,17; 5:14,27; 6:6,9-12,17-20,32; 7:1,16-20

  • Verse 5

    And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

    he had restored
    behold, the woman
    Ruth 2:3; Esther 5:14; 6:11,12; Proverbs 16:9; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Matthew 10:29,30; Acts 8:27-40; Romans 8:31
    My lord
    6:12,26; 1 Samuel 26:17; Psalms 145:1

  • Verse 6

    And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed unto her a certain officer, saying, Restore all that was hers, and all the fruits of the field since the day that she left the land, even until now.

    or, eunuch.
    9:32; Genesis 37:36; 1 Chronicles 28:1; *margins
    Restore all
    Deuteronomy 22:2; Judges 11:13; 2 Samuel 9:7; Proverbs 16:7; 21:1

  • Verse 7

    And Elisha came to Damascus; and Benhadad the king of Syria was sick; and it was told him, saying, The man of God is come hither.

    Genesis 14:15; 1 Kings 11:24; Isaiah 7:8
    6:24; 1 Kings 15:18; 20:1,34
    The man of God
    1:9,10; 2:15; 6:12; Deuteronomy 33:1; 1 Kings 13:1
    is come
    Judges 16:2; Acts 17:6

  • Verse 8

    And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thine hand, and go, meet the man of God, and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

    1 Kings 19:15
    5:5; 1 Samuel 9:7; 1 Kings 14:3
    1:2,6; 3:11-13; 1 Kings 14:1-4; Luke 13:23; Acts 16:30

  • Verse 9

    So Hazael went to meet him, and took a present with him, even of every good thing of Damascus, forty camels' burden, and came and stood before him, and said, Thy son Benhadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

    1 Kings 19:15
    with him
    Heb. in his hand.
    Thy son Ben-hadad
    6:21; 13:14; 16:7; 1 Samuel 25:8; Philemon 1:14