2 Kings 4:12

“And he said to Gehazi his seruant, Call this Shunammite. And when hee had called her, she stood before him.”

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And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
- King James Version

Then he said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to Gehazi, his servant, Send for this Shunammite. So in answer to his voice she came before him.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunammite. And he called her, and she stood before him.
- Darby Bible

And he said to Gehazi his servant, Call this Shunamite. And when he had called her, she stood before him.
- Webster's Bible

He said to Gehazi his servant, "Call this Shunammite." When he had called her, she stood before him.
- World English Bible

and he saith unto Gehazi his young man, `Call for this Shunammite;' and he calleth for her, and she standeth before him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said to Gehazi his servant: 'Call this Shunammite.' And when he had called her, she stood before him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 4:12


4:12 She stood - The relation seems to be a little perplexed, but may be thus conceived. It is in this verse recorded in the general, that the prophet sent Gehazi to call her, and that she came to him upon that call: then follows a particular description of the whole business, with all the circumstances, first, of the message with which Gehazi was sent when he went to call her, and of her answer to that message, ver.#13|, and of Gehazi's conjecture thereupon, ver.#14|, and then of her coming to the prophet at his call: which is there repeated to make way for the following passages.


Discussion for 2 Kings 4

  • Elder Mary Green
    When you operate in your gift others around you will reap the benefits. Notice, the prophet spent time studying the Word of God. He had a relationship with God. It was a direct line to hear what God had to say and execute.
  • Gift E
    he shunamite woman positive confession of faith brought he needed miracle of life o her dead child. Men of God are meant o be problem solvers like Elisha. His life brought joy to the widow the indebted husband, joy to the barren and joy to the sons of the prophet by taking death from the pot. Always put your faith in God and you will never be disappointed
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    God is manifesting Himself through Elisha who has received double portion of his master Elijah's anointing.
  • God is faithful to give us not only the desires of the heart but also supplies o
    I love this lesson because once had no children and I told the lord I wanted children like all my friends and the prophet told me I would be the mother of many children. They told me I would have a son and it would not be long from now. They said soon will go to the doctor and he might just tell you that you are pregnant right now. I went to the doctor and he confirmed I was indeed pregnant.
  • SAINT
    CommentThe woman exercised faith by runing to the prophet and answering him that all was well while it was not so. and Gpd raised her son acording to her pronoucement. God of Elija is great.
  • Kirianki
    We should be faithful before the lord always

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