2 Kings 5:19

“And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 5:19

And he said vnto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him, a litle way.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He said to him, "Go in peace. So he departed from him some distance."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said unto him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to him, Go in peace. And he went from him some distance.
- Basic English Bible

And he said to him, Go in peace. And he departed from him a little way.
- Darby Bible

And he said to him, Go in peace. So he departed from him a little way.
- Webster's Bible

He said to him, "Go in peace." So he departed from him a little way.
- World English Bible

And he saith to him, `Go in peace.' And he goeth from him a kibrath of land,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he said unto him: 'Go in peace.' So he departed from him some way.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 5:19

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 5:19


5:17 Two mules burden of earth - So he seems to farm the money which he brought with him, to express how little value he now set upon it. Ten talents (above three thousand five hundred pounds) in silver, with six thousand pieces of gold, (beside ten changes of raiment) were a burden for several mules. Shall I not give this to thy servant, Gehazi, if thou thyself will accept of nothing? This seems a more probable interpretation than the common one, that he wanted to build an altar therewith. For what altar could be built of the earth which two mules could carry into Syria? Unless they were as large and as strong as Elephants.

5:18 Rimmon - A Syrian idol, called here by the LXX, Remman, and #Acts 7:43|, Remphan. My hand - Or, arm, upon which, the king leaned, either for state, or for support.

5:20 Gehazi - One would expect Elisha's servant should have been a saint: but we find him far otherwise. The best men, the best ministers, have often had those about them, that were their grief and shame. This Syrian - A stranger, and one of that nation who are the implacable enemies of God's people. As the Lord - He swears, that he might have some pretence for the action to which he had bound himself by his oath; not considering, that to swear to do any wicked action, is so far from excusing it, that it makes it much worse.


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