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2 Kings 7

Introduction

Overview

2 Kings 7:1, Elisha prophesies incredible plenty in Samaria; 2 Kings 7:3, Four lepers, venturing on the host of the Syrians, bring tidings of their flight; 2 Kings 7:12, The king, finding by spies the news to be true, spoils the tents of the Syrians; 2 Kings 7:17, The lord who would not believe the prophecy of plenty, having the charge of the gate, is trodden to death in the press.

Verse 1

Elisha said: See note on 2 Kings 6:33, and see note on 2 Kings 20:16. 1 Kings 22:19, Isaiah 1:10, Ezekiel 37:4

To morrow: 2 Kings 7:18, 2 Kings 7:19, Exodus 8:23, Exodus 9:5, Exodus 9:6, Exodus 14:13, Exodus 16:12, Joshua 3:5, 1 Samuel 11:9, Psalms 46:5

a measure of fine flour: A seah of flour: the seah was about two gallons and a half; the shekel 2s. 4d. at the lowest computation: awide difference between this and the price of the ass's head. 2 Kings 6:25, Revelation 6:6

of barley: 2 Kings 4:42, John 6:9

in the gate of Samaria: From this it appears that the gates were not only used as courts of judicature, but as market-places. So Mr. Morier observes: "In our rides we usually went out of the town at the Derwazeh Shah Abdul Azeem, or the gate leading to the village of Shah Abdul Azeem, where a market was held every morning, particularly of horses, mules, asses, and camels. At about sun-rise, the owners of the animals assemble and exhibit them for sale. But besides, here were sellers of all sorts of goods, in temporary shops and tents, and this, perhaps, will explain the custom alluded to in 2 Kings 7:18.

Reciprocal: Genesis 12:10 - was a Genesis 18:14 - Is Exodus 9:18 - to morrow 1 Kings 17:14 - thus saith 1 Kings 20:13 - Hast thou 2 Kings 7:16 - according to 2 Kings 8:4 - all the great Ecclesiastes 9:14 - There was Matthew 4:4 - but Matthew 6:34 - for

Verse 2

a lord: etc. or, a lord which belonged to the king, leaning on his hand, 2 Kings 5:18

if the Lord: Genesis 18:12-14, Numbers 11:21-23, Psalms 78:19-21, Psalms 78:41

windows: Genesis 7:11, Malachi 3:10

thou shalt see it: 2 Kings 7:17-20, Deuteronomy 3:27, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Isaiah 7:9, Romans 3:3, 2 Timothy 2:13, Hebrews 3:17-19

Reciprocal: Genesis 18:14 - Is Exodus 6:1 - Now shalt Leviticus 25:20 - General Numbers 11:22 - General Numbers 11:23 - thou shalt 2 Kings 7:18 - as the man Job 20:17 - shall not see Psalms 78:23 - opened Isaiah 24:18 - for the Jeremiah 17:6 - and shall Jeremiah 29:32 - behold Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Hosea 9:8 - with Zechariah 8:6 - should Matthew 4:4 - but Matthew 6:34 - for Mark 6:37 - Shall Mark 8:4 - From Mark 10:27 - With men Luke 1:18 - for Luke 1:20 - because Luke 24:11 - idle Romans 4:20 - staggered

Verse 3

four leprous: 2 Kings 5:1, 2 Kings 8:4, Leviticus 13:46, Numbers 5:2-4, Numbers 12:14

Why: 2 Kings 7:4, Jeremiah 8:14, Jeremiah 27:13

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 24:9 - Miriam 2 Kings 7:9 - they said one 2 Kings 15:5 - and dwelt 2 Chronicles 26:21 - dwelt Matthew 8:2 - a leper Mark 1:40 - a leper Luke 5:12 - full Luke 15:18 - will arise Luke 17:12 - which

Verse 4

we will enter: Jeremiah 14:18

let us fall: 1 Chronicles 12:19, Jeremiah 37:13, Jeremiah 37:14

if they save us: Esther 4:16, Jeremiah 8:14, Jonah 3:9, Luke 15:17-19

we shall but die: 2 Samuel 14:14, Hebrews 9:27

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:8 - that we 1 Kings 20:31 - peradventure 2 Kings 6:25 - a great famine 2 Kings 7:3 - Why 2 Kings 7:13 - they are even 1 Chronicles 21:13 - I am in Matthew 8:2 - a leper Luke 15:18 - will arise

Verse 5

in the twilight: 1 Samuel 30:17, Ezekiel 12:6, Ezekiel 12:7, Ezekiel 12:12

behold: Leviticus 27:8, Leviticus 27:26, Deuteronomy 28:7, Deuteronomy 32:25, Deuteronomy 32:30

Verse 6

the Lord: 2 Kings 3:22, 2 Kings 3:23-27, 2 Kings 19:7, 2 Samuel 5:24, Job 15:21, Psalms 14:5, Jeremiah 20:3, Jeremiah 20:4, Ezekiel 10:5, Revelation 6:15, Revelation 6:16, Revelation 9:9

the kingss of the Hittites: 1 Kings 10:29

the kings of the Egyptians: 2 Chronicles 12:2, 2 Chronicles 12:3, Isaiah 31:1, Isaiah 36:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 23:27 - my fear Leviticus 26:36 - I will send Deuteronomy 2:25 - General Joshua 2:9 - your terror Judges 1:26 - the land Judges 4:15 - General Judges 7:14 - into his hand Judges 7:21 - all the host 1 Samuel 14:15 - there was trembling 1 Kings 20:20 - the Syrians 2 Kings 7:9 - this day 2 Kings 7:10 - no man there 1 Chronicles 14:15 - when thou shalt hear 2 Chronicles 14:14 - the fear 2 Chronicles 20:29 - the fear Job 18:11 - to his feet Psalms 33:17 - An horse Psalms 48:5 - were Psalms 53:5 - There Psalms 91:5 - terror Proverbs 28:1 - wicked Isaiah 7:2 - And his heart Isaiah 10:3 - where Isaiah 37:7 - I will Jeremiah 46:5 - fled apace Jeremiah 46:21 - her hired Jeremiah 49:5 - I will Ezekiel 1:24 - as the noise Zechariah 14:14 - and the

Verse 7

they arose: Job 18:11, Psalms 48:4-6, Psalms 68:12, Proverbs 21:1, Proverbs 28:1, Jeremiah 48:8, Jeremiah 48:9

their horses: Psalms 20:7, Psalms 20:8, Psalms 33:17, Amos 2:14-16

and fled for their life: Numbers 35:11, Numbers 35:12, Proverbs 6:5, Isaiah 2:20, Matthew 24:16-18, Hebrews 6:18

Reciprocal: Leviticus 26:36 - I will send Deuteronomy 2:25 - General Judges 7:14 - into his hand Judges 7:21 - all the host 1 Samuel 14:15 - there was trembling 1 Samuel 17:53 - they spoiled 1 Kings 20:20 - the Syrians 2 Kings 7:10 - no man there 2 Chronicles 14:14 - exceeding Psalms 48:5 - were Psalms 53:5 - There Isaiah 7:2 - And his heart Jeremiah 46:5 - fled apace Jeremiah 49:5 - I will Ezekiel 7:19 - shall cast Amos 4:3 - them into the palace

Verse 8

hid it: 2 Kings 5:24, Joshua 7:21, Jeremiah 41:8, Matthew 13:44, Matthew 25:18

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 14:14 - exceeding Isaiah 33:23 - the lame Ezekiel 7:19 - shall cast Amos 2:16 - flee Amos 4:3 - them into the palace

Verse 9

they said one: 2 Kings 7:3, Haggai 1:4, Haggai 1:5

this day: 2 Kings 7:6, Isaiah 41:27, Isaiah 52:7, Nahum 1:15, Luke 2:10, Philippians 2:4

some mischief will come upon us: Heb. we shall find punishment, 2 Kings 5:26, 2 Kings 5:27, Numbers 32:23, Proverbs 24:16

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 5:4 - and told his lord 2 Chronicles 20:25 - they found John 1:41 - first John 20:17 - Touch James 2:8 - ye do

Verse 10

the porter: 2 Kings 7:11, 2 Samuel 18:26, Psalms 127:1, Mark 13:34, Mark 13:35

no man there: 2 Kings 7:6, 2 Kings 7:7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 8:4 - Gehazi

Verse 11

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 7:10 - the porter

Verse 13

one: 2 Kings 5:13

in the city: Heb. in it

they are even: 2 Kings 7:4, 2 Kings 6:33, Jeremiah 14:18, Lamentations 4:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:8 - that we

Verse 14

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:17 - Take an horseman

Verse 15

vessels: Esther 1:7, Isaiah 22:24

had cast away: Job 2:4, Isaiah 2:20, Isaiah 10:3, Isaiah 31:7, Ezekiel 18:31, Matthew 16:26, Matthew 24:16-18, Philippians 3:7, Philippians 3:8, Hebrews 12:1

Reciprocal: Proverbs 28:1 - wicked Ecclesiastes 3:6 - and a time to cast Ecclesiastes 8:8 - discharge Isaiah 33:4 - your spoil Ezekiel 7:19 - shall cast Amos 4:3 - them into the palace

Verse 16

spoiled the tents: 1 Samuel 17:53, 2 Chronicles 14:12-15, 2 Chronicles 20:25, Job 27:16, Job 27:17, Psalms 68:12, Isaiah 33:1, Isaiah 33:4, Isaiah 33:23

according to: 2 Kings 7:1, Numbers 23:19, Isaiah 44:26, Matthew 24:35

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:42 - of barley 2 Kings 8:4 - all the great 2 Chronicles 14:14 - exceeding

Verse 17

the lord: 2 Kings 7:2

the people trode upon him: 2 Kings 9:33, Judges 20:43, Isaiah 25:10, Micah 7:10, Hebrews 10:29

Reciprocal: Numbers 11:23 - thou shalt 2 Kings 5:18 - and he leaneth Jeremiah 35:4 - a man Luke 12:1 - trode

Verse 18

as the man: 2 Kings 7:1, 2 Kings 7:2, 2 Kings 6:32, Genesis 18:14

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:18 - to morrow

Verse 19

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:11 - windows Exodus 6:1 - Now shalt 2 Kings 7:1 - To morrow Psalms 78:23 - opened Jeremiah 17:6 - and shall Jeremiah 29:32 - behold Hosea 9:8 - with Malachi 3:10 - open Luke 1:20 - because Romans 4:20 - staggered

Verse 20

Numbers 20:12, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Job 20:23, Isaiah 7:9, Jeremiah 17:5, Jeremiah 17:6, Hebrews 3:18, Hebrews 3:19

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 9:33 - and he trode Jeremiah 29:32 - behold

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 7". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/2-kings-7.html.