Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

2 Kings 8:5

As he was relating to the king how he had restored to life the one who was dead, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life appealed to the king for her house and for her field. And Gehazi said, "My lord, O king, this is the woman and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life."
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Elisha;   Gehazi;   Joram;   Judge;   King;   Land;   Property;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Gehazi;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Shunem;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Court Systems;   Gehazi;   Kings, 1 and 2;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Gehazi;   Poverty;   Shunem;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Gehazi ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Ramothgilead;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Elisha;   Gehazi;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Geha'zi;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Kingdom of Israel;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Body;   Daniel, Book of;   Gehazi;   Jehoahaz;   Relationships, Family;   Shunammite;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Etiquette;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

This is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life - This was a very providential occurrence in behalf of the Shunammite. The relation given by Gehazi was now corroborated by the woman herself; the king was duly affected, and gave immediate orders for the restoration of her land.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/2-kings-8.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life,.... Which was the Shunammite's son:

that, behold, the woman whose son he had restored to life cried to the king for her house, and for her land; came and presented her petition to the king at that very instant:

and Gehazi said, my lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life; the very person I am speaking of.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/2-kings-8.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And it came to pass, as he was telling c the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this [is] the woman, and this [is] her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

(c) God's wonderful providence appears in this, that he caused the king to desire to hear him, whom before he contemned and also hereby prepared an entrance to the poor widows suit.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/2-kings-8.html. 1599-1645.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

2 Kings 8:5 And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this [is] the woman, and this [is] her son, whom Elisha restored to life.

Ver. 5. And it came to pass, as he was telling the king.] This telling the king the praises of his severe master so truly, is some argument that he had now repented of that dearly bought lie he once told to Elisha. God maketh our very sins subservient to our salvation; and the horrible sting of Satan to be like a pearl pin to pin upon us the long white robe of Christ, and to dress us with the garment of gladness, as one speaketh.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/2-kings-8.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The woman was by God’s wonderful and gracious providence brought thither in the most advantageous season.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/2-kings-8.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

restored a dead body. Compare 2 Kings 4:35.

behold. Figure of speech Asterismos.

for . . . for. Hebrew. "al = for [to call attention to].

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/2-kings-8.html. 1909-1922.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(5) A dead body.—The dead.

Cried.—Was crying. Literally, the Hebrew runs, And it came to pass, he (emphatic) was telling . . . and behold the woman was crying, &c. The woman came in, and began her prayer to the king, while he was talking with Gehazi about her and her son.

This is her son.—Who was now grown up, and came as his mother’s escort.

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Ellicott, Charles John. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/2-kings-8.html. 1905.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And it came to pass, as he was telling the king how he had restored a dead body to life, that, behold, the woman, whose son he had restored to life, cried to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son, whom Elisha restored to life.
he had restored
4:35
behold, the woman
Ruth 2:3; Esther 5:14; 6:11,12; Proverbs 16:9; Ecclesiastes 9:11; Matthew 10:29,30; Acts 8:27-40; Romans 8:31
My lord
6:12,26; 1 Samuel 26:17; Psalms 145:1
Reciprocal: 2 Kings 4:12 - Gehazi

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on 2 Kings 8:5". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/2-kings-8.html.