New International Version
He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael was embarrassed. Then the man of God began to weep.
King James Bible
And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
Darby Bible Translation
And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept.
World English Bible
He settled his gaze steadfastly [on him], until he was ashamed. Then the man of God wept.
Young's Literal Translation
And he setteth his face, yea, he setteth it till he is ashamed, and the man of God weepeth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He settled his countenance steadfastly - Of whom does the author speak? Of Hazael, or of Elisha? Several apply this action to the prophet: he had a murderer before him and he saw the bloody acts he was about to commit, and was greatly distressed; but he endeavored to conceal his feelings: at last his face reddened with anguish, his feelings overcame him, and he burst out and wept.
The Septuagint, as it stands in the Complutensian and Antwerp Polyglots, makes the text very plain: Και ἑστη Αζαηλ κατα πρωσοπον αυτου, και παρεθηκεν ενωπιον αυτου δωρα, ἑως ῃσχυνετο· και εκλαυσεν ὁ ανθρωπος του Θεου, And Hazael stood before his face, and he presented before him gifts till he was ashamed; and the man of God wept.
The Codex Vaticanus, and the Codex Alexandrinus, are nearly as the Hebrew. The Aldine edition agrees in some respects with the Complutensian; but all the versions follow the Hebrew.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
stedfastly [heb] and set it
LibraryThe Story of Hazael
'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 Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this disease? 10. And Elisha said unto him, Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certainly recover: howbeit the Lord hath shewed me that he shall surely die. 11. And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept. 12. And Hazael said, …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Assyrian Revival and the Struggle for Syria
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
2 Kings 2:17
But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. So he said, "Send them." And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.
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