Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 5:4

Naaman went in and told his master, saying, "Thus and thus spoke the girl who is from the land of Israel."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Children;   Elisha;   Joram;   Miracles;   Naaman;   Readings, Select;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Home;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Prophets;   Servants;  
Dictionaries:
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Elisha;   Syria;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Earth, Land;   Elisha;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Damascus;   Naaman;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Naaman ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Abana;   Naaman;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elisha;   Gehazi;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Eli'sha;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Maid;   Naaman;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Thus and thus said the maid - So well had this little pious maid conducted herself, that her words are credited; and credited so fully, that an embassy from the king of Syria to the king of Israel is founded upon them!

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-5.html. 1832.

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

One went in - Rather, “he went in,” i. e. Naaman went and told his lord, the king of Syria.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". "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 one went in and told his lord,.... What the girl had said to her mistress; one of the servants of the house that overheard it; or rather, Naaman went and told his lord the king of Syria; for as this was said to his wife, no doubt she told it to her husband, and not a servant; and the following words require this sense, and is the sense of most Jewish commentators:

saying, thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel; who for her wit and beauty might be well known at court by the name of the Israelitish girl.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-5.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And c [one] went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that [is] of the land of Israel.

(c) That is, Naaman told it to the king of Syria.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-5.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 5:4 And [one] went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that [is] of the land of Israel.

Ver. 4. And one went and told his lord.] Told the king of Syria, who thereupon sent to the king of Israel, out of his love to Naaman, whom he slighted not, though a leper; nor the wench’s words, though a captive.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". 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

One of Naaman’s servants hearing this, went in and told it to Naaman, and he to the king of Syria, which is implied. Or,

And he went in, & c., i.e. Naaman, mentioned 2 Kings 5:1, hearing this from his wife, told it to the king of Syria, as the next words intimate.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-5.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

2 Kings 5:4. And one went in and told his lord — One of Naaman’s servants, hearing this, told it to Naaman, and he to the king of Syria, begging his leave to go to the prophet in Israel. For though he neither loved nor honoured the Jewish nation, yet if one of that nation can but heal him of his leprosy, he will gladly and thankfully accept the cure. And he hopes that one can, from the intelligence he has received, which he does not despise because of the meanness of her that gave it. O that they who are spiritually diseased would hearken thus readily to the tidings brought them of the great Physician!

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/2-kings-5.html. 1857.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(4) And one went in.—And he (i.e., Naaman) went in: scil., into the palace. Some MSS.: “and she went in and told.”

Thus and thus.—To avoid repetition of her actual words.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-5.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And one went in, and told his lord, saying, Thus and thus said the maid that is of the land of Israel.
and told his lord
7:9-11; Mark 5:19; 16:9,10; John 1:42-46; 4:28,29; 1 Corinthians 1:26,27
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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 5:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-5.html.