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John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:5

So she went from him ,.... And did as he advised her, borrowed many empty vessels of her neighbours, having faith in what the prophet had said to her: and shut the door upon her, and upon her sons ; and then went to work as she was directed, with her sons: who brought the vessels to her ; the empty ones she had borrowed: and she poured out; the oil out of her pot into them. read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:6

And it came to pass when the vessels were full ,.... For the oil being miraculously increased as it was poured forth, there was enough to fill all the vessels; Ben Gersom and Abarbinel say, that when the pot was emptied, all the air that entered it was turned into oil: that she said to her son, bring me yet a vessel ; as she had two sons, one it is probable was employed in setting aside the full vessels, as she poured into them, and the other in bringing to her the empty vessels, and to... read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:7

Then she came and told the man of God ,.... Elisha the prophet, what had been done, what a quantity of oil she had, and advised with him what was to be done with it: and he said, go, sell thy oil, and pay thy debt ; what was thus miraculously produced was no doubt very good and excellent, and would fetch a good price; and she is therefore bid to turn it into money, and pay her debts with it; she was not to keep it all for her own use, and indulge to luxury with it, but first pay her just... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:8

And it fell on a day ,.... Or so it was at a certain time: that Elisha passed to Shunem ; a city in the tribe of Issachar; of which see Joshua 19:18 , where was a great woman ; of great wealth and riches, of great benevolence and hospitality, and of great grace and piety; that feared sin, as the Targum paraphrases it; a woman of great credit and reputation on all accounts. The Jews say F21 T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 57. 2. she was the sister of Abishag the Shunammite, and the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:9

And she said unto her husband ,.... Not being willing to do any thing without his leave and consent: behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God which passeth by us continually : and calls here frequently: this she perceived by his discourse and conversation; and by his carriage and behaviour he appeared to be a prophet, and one very eminent for holiness and religion. read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:10

Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, on the wall ,.... Either of the city, to which their house might join, or of their garden, a little distance from the house; though the Jewish writers commonly understand it of a little edifice built up of walls of stone or bricks, and not one with reeds, or stud and mud: let us set for him there a bed ; that he may stay all night when he pleases: and a table ; not only to eat his food, but to write on, and lay his books on he reads. Of the... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:11

And it fell on a day that he came thither ,.... As he had been wont to do: and he turned into the chamber ; built for him, and to which he was directed: and lay there ; all night, and which no doubt was frequently repeated by him, he accepting of the kindness of his host. read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:12

And he said to Gehazi his servant ,.... Who attended him wherever he went, and ministered to him, and lay very probably in the same chamber with him; he might be one of the sons of the prophets: call this Shunammite ; tell her I desire to speak with her: and when he had called her, she stood before him ; at the door of the chamber, in great reverence of him, and with much humility, waiting to hear what he had to say to her: this must be understood after what had further passed... read more

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John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:13

And he said unto him ,...., To Gehazi, before he went to call her: say now unto her, behold, thou hast been careful for us with all this care ; in building a chamber, and furnishing it with proper household goods, and providing food for them from time to time: what is to be done for thee ? can anything be thought of by thee that will be acceptable, and in my masters power to do for thee, or thy husband? wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain of the host ? that... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:14

And he said ,.... That is, Elisha to Gehazi, when he returned to him, and told him what the Shunammite said: what then is to be done for her ? something he thought should be done in gratitude, the favours they had received, and advises with his servant what could be thought of, he being one about the house: and Gehazi answered, verily she hath no child, and her husband is old ; and so not likely to have any by him; as children were always very desirable by women, and especially in... read more

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