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2 Kings 5:22

He said, "All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Behold, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of clothes.'"
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Falsehood;   Gehazi;   Joram;   Naaman;   Servant;   Worldliness;   Thompson Chain Reference - Deception;   Ephraim, Mount;   Lying, Examples of;   Mountains;   Silver;   Truth-Falsehood;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Covetousness;   Garments;   Lying;   Money;   Servants;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gehazi;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Covetousness;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Changes of Raiment;   Prophet;   Weights;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Elisha;   Festal Garments, Festal Robes;   Gehazi;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Damascus;   Lie, Lying;   Naaman;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gehazi ;   Moth,;   Naaman ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Naaman;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Elisha;   Gehazi;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Eli'sha;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Covetousness;   Elisha;   Gehazi;   Lie;   Naaman;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Gifts;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

And he said - שלום shalom . It is peace; all is right. This was a common mode of address and answer.

There be come to me from mount Ephraim - There was probably a school of the prophets at this mount.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-5.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

From mount Ephraim - Bethel and Gilgal 2 Kings 2:1, at both of which there were “schools of the prophets,” were situated on Mount Ephraim.

A talent of silver - A large demand in respect of the pretended occasion; but small compared with the amount which Naaman had pressed on the prophet 2 Kings 5:4. Gehazi had to balance between his own avarice, on the one hand, and the fear of raising suspicion on the other.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/2-kings-5.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he said, all is well,.... He need give himself no uneasiness at the coming and sight of him:

my master hath sent me, saying, behold, even now there be come to me; just then, since he departed from him:

from Mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: where perhaps was a school of them:

give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments: which, as it was a downright lie, so highly improbable that Elisha should ask so large a sum of money, with two changes of raiment, for two young scholars, see 2 Kings 5:5 and which Naaman, with a little reflection, might have seen through; but his heart was so filled with gratitude for the benefit received, that he was glad of an opportunity, at any rate, of showing respect to the prophet.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-5.html. 1999.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 5:22 And he said, All [is] well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.

Ver. 22. My master hath sent me.] This was all false and forged. Little conscience is made of lying by covetous cormorants, so they may get by it.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-5.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

This was a very unlikely story; but Naaman was not willing to question it, but glad of the opportunity of showing his gratitude to the prophet.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-5.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

mount Ephraim. There were two schools of the prophets there: Beth-el and Gilgal. Compare 2 Kings 2:1; 2 Kings 2:3.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-5.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) Even now.—Or, this moment, just.

Mount Ephraim.—The hill-country of Ephraim,or highlands of Ephraim, where Gilgal and Bethel were situate.

Changes of garments.—The same phrase as in 2 Kings 5:5.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-5.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he said, All is well. My master hath sent me, saying, Behold, even now there be come to me from mount Ephraim two young men of the sons of the prophets: give them, I pray thee, a talent of silver, and two changes of garments.
My master
1 Kings 13:18; Isaiah 59:3; Jeremiah 9:3,5; John 8:44; Acts 5:3,4; Revelation 21:8
the sons
2:3; 1 Kings 20:35
give them
2 Corinthians 12:16-18
a talent
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

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-5.html.