Attention!
Partner with StudyLight.org as God uses us to make a difference for those displaced by Russia's war on Ukraine.
Click to donate today!

Bible Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Kings 5

Overview

2 Kings 5:1, Naaman, by the report of a captive maid, is sent to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy; 2 Kings 5:8, Elisha, sending him to Jordan cures him; 2 Kings 5:15, He refusing Naaman’s gifts grants him some of the earth; 2 Kings 5:20, Gehazi, abusing his master’s name unto Naaman, is smitten with leprosy.

Verse 1

am 3110, bc 894

Naaman: Luke 4:27

a great: 2 Kings 4:8, Exodus 11:3, Esther 9:4, Esther 10:3

with: Heb. before

honourable: or, gracious, Heb. lifted up, or accepted in countenance

by him: Proverbs 21:31, Isaiah 10:5, Isaiah 10:6, Jeremiah 27:5, Jeremiah 27:6, Deuteronomy 2:37, John 19:11, Romans 15:18

deliverance: or, victory

a leper: 2 Kings 5:27, 2 Kings 7:3, Leviticus 13:2, Leviticus 13:3, Leviticus 13:44-46, Numbers 12:10-12, 2 Samuel 3:29, 2 Chronicles 26:19-23, 2 Corinthians 12:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:19 - honourable Numbers 24:23 - when God Joshua 8:7 - for the Lord Judges 3:12 - and the Lord Judges 11:1 - a mighty 2 Samuel 23:10 - the Lord 1 Kings 8:41 - cometh out 2 Kings 14:27 - he saved 1 Chronicles 11:14 - and the Lord 2 Chronicles 13:15 - God smote Psalms 144:10 - that giveth Proverbs 6:35 - regard Daniel 2:48 - a great Matthew 8:2 - a leper Luke 5:12 - full Acts 7:25 - God 1 Corinthians 15:57 - giveth

Verse 2

by companies: 2 Kings 6:23, 2 Kings 13:20, Judges 9:34, 1 Samuel 13:17, 1 Samuel 13:18

waited on: Heb. was before, Psalms 123:2

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 4:2 - captains 2 Chronicles 26:11 - went out Proverbs 27:18 - so Luke 7:2 - who Ephesians 6:7 - good 1 Timothy 6:1 - count

Verse 3

Would God: Numbers 11:29, Acts 26:29, 1 Corinthians 4:8

with: Heb. before

he would: 2 Kings 5:8, Matthew 8:2, Matthew 8:3, Matthew 11:5, Luke 17:12-14

recover him of: Heb. gather in

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:3 - be healed 2 Kings 5:13 - his servants 2 Kings 6:12 - Elisha 2 Kings 10:1 - in Samaria 2 Chronicles 6:32 - is come Proverbs 27:18 - so Luke 7:2 - who Luke 23:8 - and he 2 Corinthians 11:1 - Would Ephesians 6:7 - good 1 Timothy 6:1 - count

Verse 4

and told his lord: 2 Kings 7:9-11, Mark 5:19, Mark 16:9, Mark 16:10, John 1:42-46, John 4:28, John 4:29, 1 Corinthians 1:26, 1 Corinthians 1:27

Verse 5

go: Genesis 11:3, Genesis 11:7, Ecclesiastes 2:1, Isaiah 5:5, James 4:13, James 5:1

and took: 2 Kings 8:8, 2 Kings 8:9, Numbers 22:7, Numbers 22:17, Numbers 22:18, Numbers 24:11-13, 1 Samuel 9:8, 1 Kings 13:7, 1 Kings 22:3, Acts 8:18-20

with him: Heb. in his hand

ten talents of silver: This, at 353. 11s. 10+d. the talent, would amount to 3,535. 18s. 9d.

six thousand: If shekels are meant, as the Arabic reads, then this, at 1. 16s. 5d. each, will amount to 10,925.; and the whole to 14,464. 18s. 9d.: besides the value of the ten changes of raiment.

ten changes: Genesis 45:22, Judges 14:12, James 5:2, James 5:3

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 9:7 - what shall 1 Kings 10:2 - a very great train 1 Kings 14:3 - And take 2 Kings 5:22 - a talent Jeremiah 18:11 - go to Mark 1:40 - a leper

Verse 6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 10:2 - as soon

Verse 7

that he rent: 2 Kings 11:14, 2 Kings 18:37, 2 Kings 19:1, Numbers 14:6, Jeremiah 36:24, Matthew 26:65, Acts 14:14

Amos I God: Genesis 30:2, Deuteronomy 32:29, 1 Samuel 2:6, Daniel 2:11, Hosea 6:1

see how: 1 Kings 20:7, Luke 11:54

Reciprocal: Genesis 50:19 - for am I Exodus 4:8 - that they Leviticus 14:3 - be healed Deuteronomy 32:39 - I kill 1 Samuel 28:9 - wherefore 2 Kings 5:8 - rent his clothes 2 Kings 6:30 - he rent his clothes Ecclesiastes 3:7 - time to rend Isaiah 36:22 - with their Joel 2:13 - your garments Matthew 8:4 - for Matthew 11:5 - the lepers Mark 1:40 - if thou John 5:21 - as

Verse 8

rent his clothes: 2 Kings 5:7, 2 Samuel 3:31

let him come: 2 Kings 5:3, 2 Kings 5:15, 2 Kings 1:6, 1 Kings 17:24, 1 Kings 18:36, 1 Kings 18:37

and he shall: Exodus 11:8, Romans 11:13, Ezekiel 2:5, Hosea 12:13

Reciprocal: Leviticus 14:3 - be healed 2 Kings 1:3 - it 2 Kings 3:12 - Israel 2 Kings 6:12 - Elisha 2 Chronicles 6:32 - is come Ezekiel 33:33 - shall Matthew 8:4 - for Matthew 9:33 - It Luke 9:41 - Bring

Verse 9

2 Kings 3:12, 2 Kings 6:32, Isaiah 60:14, Acts 16:29, Acts 16:30, Acts 16:37-39

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 10:2 - a very great train Acts 8:31 - And he

Verse 10

sent a messenger: Matthew 15:23-26

wash: 2 Kings 2:21, 2 Kings 3:16, 2 Kings 4:41, John 9:7, 1 Corinthians 6:11

seven times: Leviticus 14:7, Leviticus 14:16, Leviticus 14:51, Leviticus 16:14, Leviticus 16:19, Numbers 19:4, Numbers 19:19, Joshua 6:4, Joshua 6:13-16

thy flesh: 2 Kings 5:14, Exodus 4:6, Exodus 4:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - clean Leviticus 13:58 - be washed 2 Kings 4:16 - do not lie 2 Kings 5:13 - Wash 2 Kings 13:17 - Open 1 Chronicles 21:19 - went up Luke 5:5 - nevertheless Luke 5:13 - I will John 2:7 - Fill John 5:4 - was made John 13:5 - to wash

Verse 11

Naaman: Proverbs 13:10, Matthew 8:8, Matthew 15:27, Luke 14:11

went away: Proverbs 1:32, Matthew 19:22, John 6:66-69, John 13:20, Hebrews 12:25

Behold: Proverbs 3:7, Isaiah 55:8, Isaiah 55:9, John 4:48, 1 Corinthians 1:21-25, 1 Corinthians 2:14-16, 1 Corinthians 3:18-20

I thought: etc. Heb. I said, etc. or, I said with myself, He will surely come out, etc. strike. Heb. move up and down.

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:18 - General Genesis 20:7 - pray Genesis 31:36 - was wroth 2 Kings 4:5 - she went 2 Kings 4:16 - do not lie 2 Kings 4:33 - prayed Matthew 1:24 - did Matthew 8:3 - put Matthew 9:18 - come Mark 5:23 - lay thy hands Luke 23:8 - and he James 5:14 - pray

Verse 12

Abana and Pharpar: or, Amana, This river is evidently the Barrada, or Barda, as the Arabic renders, the Chrysorrhoas of the Greeks, which taking its rise in Antilibanus, runs eastward towards Damascus, where it is divided into three streams, one of which passes through the city, and the other two through the gardens; which reuniting at the east of the city, forms a lake about five or six leagues to the south-east, called Behairat el Marj, or, Lake of the Meadow. Pharpar was probably one of the branches.

better: 2 Kings 5:17, 2 Kings 2:8, 2 Kings 2:14, Joshua 3:15-17, Ezekiel 47:1-8, Zechariah 13:1, Zechariah 14:8, Mark 1:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 19:18 - General Genesis 35:2 - clean

Verse 13

his servants: 2 Kings 5:3, 1 Samuel 25:14-17, 1 Kings 20:23, 1 Kings 20:31, Job 32:8, Job 32:9, Jeremiah 38:7-10

My father: 2 Kings 2:12, 2 Kings 6:21, 2 Kings 13:14, Genesis 41:43, Malachi 1:6, Matthew 23:9, 1 Corinthians 4:15

how much rather: 1 Corinthians 1:21, 1 Corinthians 1:27

Wash: 2 Kings 5:10, Psalms 51:2, Psalms 51:7, Isaiah 1:16, John 13:8, Acts 22:16, Ephesians 5:26, Ephesians 5:27, Titus 3:5, Hebrews 10:22, 1 Peter 3:21, Revelation 7:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 35:2 - clean Ruth 2:8 - my daughter 1 Samuel 9:10 - Well said 1 Samuel 24:11 - my father 1 Samuel 25:17 - that a man 2 Kings 6:12 - Elisha 2 Kings 7:13 - one 1 Corinthians 9:11 - a great 2 Corinthians 11:15 - no Ephesians 6:7 - good 1 Timothy 6:1 - count

Verse 14

went he down: Job 31:13, Proverbs 9:9, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12, Ezekiel 47:1-9, Zechariah 13:1, Zechariah 14:8

according to: 2 Chronicles 20:20, John 2:5, Hebrews 11:7, Hebrews 11:8

his flesh: 2 Kings 5:10, Job 33:25

and he was clean: Luke 4:27, Luke 5:13, Titus 2:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 4:7 - it was turned Leviticus 13:58 - be washed Leviticus 14:3 - be healed Leviticus 14:7 - seven times 1 Samuel 9:10 - Well said 1 Samuel 25:17 - that a man 2 Kings 6:10 - sent to the place 2 Kings 8:4 - all the great Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Hosea 9:8 - with Matthew 8:3 - immediately Matthew 11:5 - the lepers Luke 17:14 - as

Verse 15

he returned: Luke 17:15-18

now I know: 2 Kings 5:8, Joshua 2:9-11, Joshua 9:9, Joshua 9:24, 1 Samuel 17:46, 1 Samuel 17:47, 1 Kings 18:36, Isaiah 43:10, Isaiah 43:11, Isaiah 44:6, Isaiah 44:8, Isaiah 45:6, Jeremiah 10:10, Jeremiah 10:11, Jeremiah 16:19-21, Daniel 2:47, Daniel 3:29, Daniel 4:34, Daniel 6:26, Daniel 6:27, Romans 10:10

a blessing: Genesis 33:11, 1 Samuel 25:27, 2 Corinthians 9:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:11 - Now I Joshua 4:24 - all the people 1 Samuel 30:26 - present 1 Kings 13:7 - I will give 1 Kings 14:3 - And take 2 Kings 1:3 - it 2 Kings 3:12 - Israel 2 Kings 19:15 - thou art the God 2 Chronicles 6:32 - is come Isaiah 36:16 - Make an agreement with me by a present Isaiah 37:16 - thou art Matthew 10:8 - freely ye Acts 8:18 - he offered Acts 8:20 - thou 2 Corinthians 8:4 - that 3 John 1:7 - taking

Verse 16

As the Lord: 2 Kings 3:14, 1 Kings 17:1, 1 Kings 18:15

I will receive: 2 Kings 5:20, 2 Kings 5:26, Genesis 14:22, Genesis 14:23, 1 Kings 13:8, Daniel 5:17, Matthew 10:8, Acts 8:18-20, Acts 20:33-35, 1 Corinthians 6:12, 1 Corinthians 10:32, 1 Corinthians 10:33, 2 Corinthians 11:9, 2 Corinthians 11:10, 2 Corinthians 12:14

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:11 - urged him 1 Kings 1:29 - As the 1 Kings 8:41 - cometh out 2 Kings 5:23 - And he urged him Acts 8:20 - thou 2 Corinthians 8:4 - that 2 Corinthians 12:17 - General Philippians 4:15 - in the 3 John 1:7 - taking

Verse 17

of earth: 2 Kings 5:12, Romans 14:1

will henceforth: Acts 26:18, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, 1 Peter 4:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 28:21 - then 1 Kings 8:41 - cometh out Jonah 1:16 - offered Romans 6:6 - that henceforth 2 Corinthians 5:15 - henceforth

Verse 18

and he leaneth: This verse should probably, as many learned men have supposed, be read in the past, and not in the future tense: "In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master went into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaned on my hand, and I worshipped in the house of Rimmon; in that I have worshipped in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing." Rimmon is supposed by Selden to the same with Elion, a god of the Phoenicians, borrowed undoubtedly from the Elyon of the Hebrews, one of the names of God. 2 Kings 7:2, 2 Kings 7:17

and I bow: 2 Kings 17:35, Exodus 20:5, 1 Kings 19:18

the Lord pardon: 2 Chronicles 30:18, 2 Chronicles 30:19, Jeremiah 50:20

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 6:77 - Rimmon

Verse 19

he said: Matthew 9:16, Matthew 9:17, John 16:12, 1 Corinthians 3:2, Hebrews 5:13, Hebrews 5:14

Go in peace: Exodus 4:18, 1 Samuel 1:17, 1 Samuel 25:35, Mark 5:34, Luke 7:50, Luke 8:48

little way: Heb. a little piece of ground, Genesis 35:16, *marg.

Reciprocal: Acts 16:36 - and go

Verse 20

Gehazi: 2 Kings 4:12, 2 Kings 4:31, 2 Kings 4:36, Matthew 10:4, John 6:70, John 12:6, John 13:2, Acts 8:18, Acts 8:19

my master: Proverbs 26:16, Luke 16:8, John 12:5, John 12:6, Acts 5:2

as the Lord liveth: 2 Kings 6:31, Exodus 20:7, 1 Samuel 14:39

and take: Exodus 20:17, Psalms 10:3, Jeremiah 22:17, Habakkuk 2:9, Luke 12:15, 1 Timothy 6:9-11, 2 Timothy 4:10, Titus 1:7, 1 Peter 5:2, 2 Peter 2:14, 2 Peter 2:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 14:23 - That I Genesis 21:26 - I wot Joshua 7:21 - I coveted 1 Kings 1:29 - As the 2 Kings 5:16 - I will receive 2 Kings 6:15 - servant 2 Kings 8:4 - Gehazi Proverbs 1:19 - every Proverbs 28:20 - but Ecclesiastes 1:16 - communed Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Zephaniah 1:9 - which Matthew 10:8 - freely ye Matthew 13:22 - the care Matthew 26:9 - General Luke 7:39 - he spake Acts 1:18 - with 2 Corinthians 12:17 - General Philippians 4:15 - in the 1 Timothy 3:3 - not covetous 1 Timothy 6:5 - supposing 1 Timothy 6:11 - O man Titus 2:10 - purloining 3 John 1:7 - taking

Verse 21

he lighted: Luke 7:6, Luke 7:7, Acts 8:31, Acts 10:25, Acts 10:26

Is all well: Heb. Is there peace, 2 Kings 4:26, 2 Kings 9:17-22

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 1:16 - on which thou art gone up 2 Kings 9:11 - Is all well Acts 5:2 - kept

Verse 22

My master: 1 Kings 13:18, Isaiah 59:3, Jeremiah 9:3, Jeremiah 9:5, John 8:44, Acts 5:3, Acts 5:4, Revelation 21:8

the sons: 2 Kings 2:3, 1 Kings 20:35

give them: 2 Corinthians 12:16-18

a talent: 2 Kings 5:5, Exodus 38:24-28, 1 Kings 20:39

Reciprocal: Genesis 45:22 - each Judges 14:12 - change 2 Samuel 20:21 - a man 2 Kings 5:25 - Thy servant

Verse 23

Be content: 1 Kings 20:7, Luke 11:54

And he urged him: 2 Kings 5:16, 2 Kings 2:17

bound: 2 Kings 12:10, *marg.

and they bare: Isaiah 30:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:11 - urged him Genesis 45:22 - each 2 Kings 6:3 - Be content Micah 6:10 - the treasures

Verse 24

tower: or, secret place

and bestowed: Joshua 7:1, Joshua 7:11, Joshua 7:12, Joshua 7:21, 1 Kings 21:16, Isaiah 29:15, Habakkuk 2:6, Zechariah 5:3, Zechariah 5:4

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 7:8 - hid it Proverbs 9:17 - eaten in secret Micah 6:10 - the treasures

Verse 25

stood before: Proverbs 30:20, Ezekiel 33:31, Matthew 26:15, Matthew 26:16, Matthew 26:21-25, John 13:2, John 13:26-30

Whence: 2 Kings 20:14, Genesis 3:8, Genesis 3:9, Genesis 4:9, Genesis 16:8

Thy servant: 2 Kings 5:22, Acts 5:3, Acts 5:4

no whither: Heb. not hither or thither

Reciprocal: Joshua 1:1 - Moses' minister Joshua 7:11 - dissembled Joshua 7:21 - they are hid 1 Samuel 10:14 - no where 1 Samuel 13:11 - What hast 2 Samuel 1:3 - From 2 Kings 8:14 - He told me Job 1:7 - Whence Proverbs 27:18 - so Matthew 26:25 - Judas

Verse 26

he said: Psalms 63:11, Proverbs 12:19, Proverbs 12:22, Acts 5:9

Went: 2 Kings 6:12, 1 Corinthians 5:3, Colossians 2:5

Is it a time: 2 Kings 5:16, Genesis 14:23, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Matthew 10:8, Acts 20:33, Acts 20:35, 1 Corinthians 9:11, 1 Corinthians 9:12, 2 Corinthians 11:8-12, 2 Thessalonians 3:8, 2 Thessalonians 3:9

Reciprocal: Joshua 7:11 - dissembled 1 Kings 13:8 - go 1 Kings 21:17 - General 2 Kings 6:32 - ere the messenger 2 Kings 7:9 - some mischief will come upon us 2 Kings 20:14 - What said Psalms 101:7 - He that worketh Proverbs 10:22 - he Ecclesiastes 3:6 - time to get Jeremiah 35:9 - General Jeremiah 45:5 - seekest Daniel 5:17 - Let Matthew 24:48 - say Mark 14:11 - and promised John 4:19 - I perceive Acts 8:20 - Thy Acts 8:31 - And he 1 Thessalonians 2:17 - in presence

Verse 27

leprosy: 2 Kings 5:1, Joshua 7:25, Isaiah 59:2, Isaiah 59:3, Hosea 10:13, Malachi 2:3, Malachi 2:4, Malachi 2:8, Malachi 2:9, Matthew 27:3-5, Acts 5:5, Acts 5:10, Acts 8:20, 1 Timothy 6:10, 2 Peter 2:3

unto thy seed: 1 Samuel 2:30-36, 2 Samuel 3:29

a leper: 2 Kings 15:5, Exodus 4:6, Numbers 12:10

Reciprocal: Leviticus 13:2 - the plague of leprosy Leviticus 13:10 - shall see him 1 Kings 2:33 - return upon 1 Kings 13:8 - go 2 Kings 6:15 - servant 2 Kings 7:9 - some mischief will come upon us 2 Kings 8:4 - all the great 2 Chronicles 26:19 - even Psalms 101:7 - He that worketh Psalms 109:10 - General Proverbs 10:22 - he Proverbs 15:27 - He that is Proverbs 27:18 - so Ecclesiastes 5:17 - much Jeremiah 29:32 - punish Hosea 9:8 - with Matthew 8:2 - a leper Mark 1:40 - a leper Luke 5:12 - full Luke 17:12 - which

Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.
Text Courtesy of BibleSupport.com. Used by Permission.
Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-kings-5.html.