2 Kings 8:4
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English Standard Version
Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me all the great things that Elisha has done.”

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king talked with Giezi, the servant of the man of God, saying: Tell me all the great things that Eliseus hath done.

English Revised Version
Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the returning messengers reported this, the people went out and plundered the camp of the Syrians, and this was followed by the consequent cheapness of provisions predicted by Elisha. As the people streamed out, the unbelieving aide-de-camp, whom the king had ordered to take the oversight at the gate (הפקיד, to deliver the oversight) for the purpose of preserving order in the crowding of the starving multitude, was trodden down by the people, so that he died, whereby this prediction of Elisha was fulfilled. The exact fulfilment of this prediction appeared so memorable to the historian, that he repeats this prophecy in 2 Kings 7:18-20 along with the event which occasioned it, and refers again to its fulfilment.

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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.

Gehazi

2 Kings 5:20-27 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, Behold, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian...

2 Kings 7:3,10 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...

Tell

Matthew 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when you have found him, bring me word again...

Luke 9:9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

Luke 23:8 And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season...

John 9:27 He answered them, I have told you already, and you did not hear: why would you hear it again? will you also be his disciples?

Acts 24:24 And after certain days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, which was a Jewess, he sent for Paul...

all the great

2 Kings 2:14,20-22,24 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah...

2 Kings 3:14-16 And Elisha said, As the LORD of hosts lives, before whom I stand, surely...

2 Kings 4:3-6,16,17 Then he said, Go, borrow you vessels abroad of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few...

2 Kings 5:14,27 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God...

2 Kings 6:6,9-12,17-20,32 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither...

2 Kings 7:1,16-20 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD...

Cross References
2 Kings 4:12
And he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." When he had called her, she stood before him.

2 Kings 5:20
Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, "See, my master has spared this Naaman the Syrian, in not accepting from his hand what he brought. As the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him."

2 Kings 8:3
And at the end of the seven years, when the woman returned from the land of the Philistines, she went to appeal to the king for her house and her land.

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