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    2 KINGS 4

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      1  Elisha multiplies the widow's oil.
     8  He obtains a son for the good Shunammite.
    18  He restores her son when dead.
    38  At Gilgal he heals the deadly pottage.
    42  He satisfies an hundred men with twenty loaves.
    
    
    VERSE 1
    - A.M. 3110.  B.C. 894.  sons.
       * :38
    - See on ch.
       * 2Ki 2:3,5 1Ki 20:35
    - thy servant did fear.
       * Ge 22:12 1Ki 18:3 Ne 7:2 Ps 103:11,17; 112:1,2; 115:13; 147:11
       * Ec 8:12; 12:13 Mal 3:16; 4:2 Ac 13:26 Re 15:4; 19:5
    - the creditor.
       * Le 25:39,40,48 Ne 5:2-5; 10:31 Jer 34:14 Mt 18:25,30,35
       * Jas 13 2:13
    
    
    VERSE 2 
     - What shall I.
       * 2Ki 2:9; 6:26,27 Mt 15:34 Joh 6:5-7 Ac 3:6 2Co 6:10
    - save a pot of oil.
       * 1Ki 17:12 Jas 5 2:5
    
    
    VERSE 3 
     - empty vessels.
       * 2Ki 3:16 Joh 2:7
    - borrow not a few.  Heb. scant not.
       * 2Ki 13:18,19 Ps 81:10 Joh 16:24
    
    
    VERSE 4 
     - thou shalt shut.
       * :32,33 1Ki 17:19,20 Isa 26:20 Mt 6:6 Mr 5:40 Ac 9:40
    - and shalt pour.
       * Mr 6:37-44; 8:5-9 Joh 2:7-9; 6:11 Eph 3:20
    
    
    VERSE 5 
     - she went.
       * 2Ki 5:11 1Ki 17:15,16 Lu 1:45 Heb 11:7,8
    
    
    VERSE 6 
     - when the vessels.
       * :43,44 Mt 9:29; 13:58; 14:20; 15:37 Lu 6:19 2Ch 6:12,13
    - And the oil.
       * 2Ki 13:19 Jos 5:12 1Ki 17:14 Joh 6:12
    
    
    VERSE 7 
     - pay.
       * Ps 37:21 Ro 12:17 Php 4:8 1Th 2:9,10; 4:12 2Th 3:7-12
    - debt.  or, creditor.
    
    
    VERSE 8 
     - it fell on.  Heb. there was.
       * :11,18
    - Shunem.
      This city was situated in the tribe of Issachar, five miles
      south from mount Tabor, according to Eusebius; and is probably
      the place which he calls Sanim, in Acrabatene, in the
      neighborhood of Samaria or Sebaste.
    
       * :12 Jos 19:18 1Sa 28:4 1Ki 1:3
    - a great woman.
       * 2Sa 19:32 Job 1:3; 32:9 Lu 1:15
    - she constrained him.  Heb. she laid hold on him.
       * Ge 19:3 Jud 19:20 Pr 7:21 Lu 14:23; 24:29 Ac 16:15
    
    
    VERSE 9 
     - she said.
       * Pr 31:10,11 1Pe 3:1
    - this is.
       * Mt 5:16 1Th 2:10 Tit 1:8 2Pe 1:21; 3:2
    - man of God.  See on
       * De 33:1 1Ki 13:1; 17:18,24 1Ti 6:11
    
    
    VERSE 10 
     - Let us.
       * Isa 32:8 Mt 10:41,42; 25:40 Mr 9:41 Lu 8:3 Ro 12:13 Heb 10:24
       * Heb 13:2 1Pe 4:9,10
    - a little chamber.
      An {ƒleeyah,} or {ole„h,} as the Arabs call it; a small back
      house annexed to the principal dwelling, in which the prophet
      could live in a great privacy as in his own house, and to
      which he could retire at pleasure, without breaking in upon
      the private affairs of the family, or being in his turn
      interrupted by them in his devotions.  See the notes on Jud
      20 3:20.
    
       * 1Ki 17:19
    
    VERSE 11
    
    
    VERSE 12 
     - Gehazi.
       * :29-31; 5:20-27; 8:4,5
    - servant.
       * 2Ki 3:11 1Ki 18:43; 19:3 Ac 13:5
    
    
    VERSE 13 
     - thou hast.
       * Mt 10:40-42 Lu 9:3-5 Ro 16:2,6 Php 4:18,19 1Th 5:12,13
       * 2Ti 1:16-18 Heb 6:10
    - to the king.
       * 2Ki 3:15-18; 8:3-6 Ge 14:24 2Sa 19:32-38
    - to the captain.
       * 2Ki 9:5 2Sa 19:13 1Ki 2:32
    - I dwell.
       * 1Ti 6:6-8 Heb 13:5
    - among mine.
       * 2Ki 8:1 Ru 1:1-4 Ps 37:3
    
    
    VERSE 14 
     - she hath no child.
       * Ge 15:2,3; 17:17; 18:10-14; 25:21; 30:1 Jud 13:2 1Sa 1:2,8 Lu 1:7
    
    VERSE 15
    
    
    VERSE 16 
     - About this.
       * Ge 17:21; 18:10,14
    - season.  Heb. set time.  thou shalt.
       * Ge 17:16,17 Lu 1:13,30,31
    - my lord.  See on ch.
       * 2Ki 2:19
    - do not lie.
       * :28; 5:10,11 Ge 18:12-15 1Ki 17:18; 18:9 Ps 116:11 Lu 1:18-20
    
    VERSE 17
        * Ge 21:1 1Sa 1:19,20 Ps 113:9 Lu 1:24,25,36 Heb 11:11
    
    
    VERSE 18 
     - to the reapers.
       * Ru 2:4
    
    
    VERSE 19 
     - My head.
      From this peculiar exclamation, and the season of the year, it
      is probable he was affected by the {coup de soleil,} or stroke
      of the sun, which is by no means uncommon in hot climates, and
      often proves fatal.
    
       * Job 14:1,2 Jer 4:19
    
    
    VERSE 20 
     - his mother.
       * Isa 49:15; 66:13 Lu 7:12
    - and then died.
       * Ge 22:2; 37:3,5 1Ki 17:17 Eze 24:16-18 Lu 2:35 Joh 11:3,5,14
    
    
    VERSE 21 
     - the bed.
       * :10 1Ki 17:19
    
    
    VERSE 22 
     - I may run.
       * :24,26 Joh 11:3 Ac 9:38
    
    
    VERSE 23 
     - new moon.
       * Nu 10:10; 28:11 1Ch 23:31 Isa 1:13-15
    - well.  Heb. peace.
       * :26
    
    
    VERSE 24 
     - Then she.
       * Ex 4:20 1Sa 25:20 1Ki 13:13,23
    - an ass.
      These animals were not anciently, as now, used only by the
      lower classes, but were in general use among the noble and
      chief personages of the East, and it was not unusual for even
      the husband to walk by the side of his wife while thus riding;
      the driver, as was the custom, following.  The Shunammite,
      when she went to the prophet, did not desire so much
      attendance; but only requested her husband to send her an ass
      and its driver.
    
    - Drive.
       * 1Sa 25:19
    - slack not thy riding for me.  Heb. restrain not for me to
      ride.
    
    
    VERSE 25 
     - to mount.
       * 2Ki 2:25 1Ki 18:19,42 Isa 35:2
    
    
    VERSE 26 
     - Run now.
       * Zec 2:4
    - Is it well with thee.
       * Ge 29:6; 37:14 1Sa 17:18 Mt 10:12,13 Ac 15:36
    - It is well.
       * :23 Le 10:3 1Sa 3:18 Job 1:21,22 Ps 39:9
    
    
    VERSE 27 
     - him by the feet.  Heb. by his feet.
       * Mt 28:9 Lu 7:38
    - thrust.
       * Mt 15:23; 20:31 Mr 10:13 Joh 4:27; 12:4-6
    - Let her alone.
       * Mr 14:6 Joh 12:7
    - vexed.  Heb. bitter.
       * 1Sa 1:10 Job 10:1 Pr 14:10; 18:14
    - hid it from me.
       * 2Ki 6:12 Ge 18:17 2Sa 7:3 Am 3:7 Joh 15:15
    
    
    VERSE 28 
     - Did I desire.
       * Ge 30:1
    - Do not.  See on ver.
       * :16
    
    
    VERSE 29 
     - Gird up thy loins.
       * 2Ki 9:1 1Ki 18:46 Eph 6:14 1Pe 1:13
    - take my.
       * 2Ki 2:14 Ex 4:17
    - salute him not.
       * Lu 10:4
    - lay my staff.
       * 2Ki 2:8,14 Ex 7:19,20; 14:16 Jos 6:4,5 Ac 3:16; 19:12
    
    
    VERSE 30 
     - As the Lord.  See on ch.
       * 2Ki 2:2,4
    - I will not.
       * Ex 33:12-16 Ru 1:16-18
    
    
    VERSE 31 
     - neither voice.
       * 1Sa 14:37; 28:6 Eze 14:3 Mt 17:16-21 Mr 9:19-29 Ac 19:13-17
    - hearing.  Heb. attention.
       * 1Ki 18:26,29
    - not awaked.
       * Job 14:12 Da 12:2 Mr 5:39 Joh 11:11,43,44 Eph 5:14
    
    
    VERSE 32 
     - the child.
       * 1Ki 17:17 Lu 8:52,53 Joh 11:17
    
    
    VERSE 33 
     - shut the door.
       * :4 Mt 6:6
    - prayed.
       * 2Ki 5:11; 6:17,18,20 1Ki 17:20,21; 18:26,27 Joh 11:41,42 Ac 9:40
       * Jas 13 5:13-18
    
    VERSE 34
        * 1Ki 17:21 Ac 20:10
    
    
    VERSE 35 
     - to and fro.  Heb. once hither and once thither.  and the
      child opened.
       * 2Ki 8:1,5; 13:21 1Ki 17:22 Lu 7:14,15; 8:55 Joh 11:43,44 Ac 9:40
    
    
    VERSE 36 
     - Call this Shunammite.
       * :12
    - Take up.
       * 1Ki 17:23 Lu 7:15 Heb 11:35
    
    
    VERSE 37 
     - fell at his feet.
       * :27; 2:15 1Ki 17:24
    
    
    VERSE 38 
     - Elisha.
       * 2Ki 2:1 1Sa 7:16,17 Ac 10:38; 15:36
    - a dearth.
       * 2Ki 8:1 Le 26:26 De 28:22-24,38-40 2Sa 21:1 Jer 14:1-6 Eze 14:13
       * Lu 4:25
    - the sons.
       * 2Ki 2:3 1Sa 19:20
    - were sitting.
       * Pr 8:34 Lu 2:46; 8:35,38; 10:39 Ac 22:3
    - Set on the great pot.
       * Mr 6:37; 8:2-6 Lu 9:13 Joh 21:5,9
    
    
    VERSE 39 
     - a wild vine.
       * Isa 5:4 Jer 2:21 Mt 15:13 Heb 12:15
    - wild gourds.
      The word {pakk"th,} from {peka,} in Chaldee, to burst, and in
      Syriac, to crack, thunder, is generally supposed to be the
      fruits of the coloquintida, or colocynth; whose leaves are
      large, placed alternately, very much like those of the vine,
      whence it might be called a wild vine:  the flowers are white,
      and the fruit of the gourd kind, of the size of a large apple,
      and when ripe, of a yellow color, and a pleasant and inviting
      appearance.  It ranks among vegetable poisons, as all intense
      bitters do; but, judiciously employed, it is of considerable
      use in medicine.  It is said that the fruit, when ripe, is so
      full of wind that it bursts, and throws its liquor and seeds
      to a great distance:  and if touched, before it breaks of
      itself, it flies open with an explosion, and discharges its
      foetid contents in the face of him who touched it.
    
    
    VERSE 40 
     - O thou.
       * :9; 1:9,11,13 De 33:1 1Ki 17:18
    - death.
       * Ex 10:17; 15:23 Mr 16:18
    
    
    VERSE 41 
     - he cast.
       * 2Ki 2:21; 5:10; 6:6 Ex 15:25 Joh 9:6 1Co 1:25
    - there.
       * Ac 28:5
    - harm.  Heb. evil thing.
    
    
    VERSE 42 
     - Baal-shalisha.
       * 1Sa 9:4,7
    - bread.
       * :38 Ex 23:16 De 12:6; 26:2-10 1Sa 9:7 2Ch 11:13,14 Pr 3:9,10
       * 1Co 9:11 Ga 6:6
    - of barley.
       * 2Ki 7:1,16-18 De 8:8; 32:14 Joh 6:9,13
    - the husk thereof.  or, his scrip, or garment.
      Note:  Parched corn, or corn to be parched; full ears before
      they are ripe, parched on the fire:  a very frequent food in
      the East.  The loaves were probably extremely small, as their
      loaves of bread still are in eastern countries.  But small as
      this may appear, it would be a considerable present in the
      time of famine; though very inadequate to the number of
      persons.  Baal-shalisha, of which the person who made this
      seasonable present was an inhabitant, was situated, according
      to Eusebius and Jerome, fifteen miles north of Diospolis, or
      Lydda.
    
    
    VERSE 43 
     - his servitor.  See on ver.
       * :12
    - What.
       * Mt 14:16,17; 15:33,34 Mr 6:37-39; 8:4 Lu 9:13 Joh 6:9
    - They shall eat.
       * Mt 14:20; 15:37; 16:8-10 Mr 6:42,43; 8:20 Lu 9:17 Joh 6:11-13
    
    VERSE 44
        * :44
    
    
    
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