2 Kings 5:3

“And she said unto her mistress, Would God my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for 2 Kings 5:3

And shee saide vnto her mistresse, Would God my lord were with the Prophet that is in Samaria, for hee would recouer him of his leprosie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

She said to her mistress, "I wish that my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would cure him of his leprosy."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And she said unto her mistress, Would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And she said to her master's wife, If only my lord would go to the prophet in Samaria, he would make him well.
- Basic English Bible

And she said to her mistress, Oh, would that my lord were before the prophet that is in Samaria! then he would cure him of his leprosy.
- Darby Bible

And she said to her mistress, I would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! for he would recover him of his leprosy.
- Webster's Bible

She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy."
- World English Bible

and she saith unto her mistress, `O that my lord [were] before the prophet who [is] in Samaria; then he doth recover him from his leprosy.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And she said unto her mistress: 'Would that my lord were with the prophet that is in Samaria! then would he recover him of his leprosy.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for 2 Kings 5:3

Wesley's Notes for 2 Kings 5:3


5:5 Go to, &c. - It was very natural for a king to suppose, that the king of Israel could do more than any of his subjects.


Discussion for 2 Kings 5:3

  • Bro Colt Vaughn on 2 Kings 5:3
    This story provides much edification for the believer today. As others have already pointed out, the maiden of Israel was mightily used by God. Though she was oppressed in a land not her own, she remembered the God of her people. When she saw the ailing of her master, she did not rejoice in his suffering but rather took pity. She shared with her mistress, her earnest desire for Naaman to be healed. She knew that the merciful almighty God of Israel would work through his man to restore Naaman if he were with him in Samaria.

    Also, we see the simplicity of salvation pictured in the heathen Naaman and his instructions to be made whole of leprosy. The healing power was not in the waters of Jordan but in the power of almighty God that rewarded Naaman's faithful obedience to wash seven times in Jordan. God's only requirement of man for salvation is obedience to the gospel call. Notice this in Romans 10:9-13. This is also lovingly displayed in the story of the thief on the cross. Ephesians 2:8-9 reinforces that salvation is by grace through faith. The faith isn't even something we drum up in ourselves but rather is cultivation of the Word of God in our heart by the Holy Spirit. Salvation is of the Lord. Faith is of the Lord. He simply requires that man repent (take sides with God against yourself) and call upon him to be saved.

    Notice how the pride and anger of Naaman nearly cost him his healing. Also, he longed for religious showmanship from the prophet. He wanted to see him do a mighty work and tantalize his flesh. This is not unlike the people of our world today that seek religious entertainment instead of sound doctrine and edification from the Lord. Thankfully, Naaman yielded to the humble entreaties of his servants and obeyed the man of God.

    I would also draw attention to Gehazi and how he seeks to increase his personal wealth and to afflict Naaman. There are many that walk in Gehazi's spirit in the church world today, preying upon the flock of God.
  • BSP on 2 Kings 5:3
    I really admire the courage this little girl had to stand up and express her faith in Jehovah. She must have heard about all the past miracles of Jehovah and this helped to strengthen her faith.
  • Gray Mnunkha on 2 Kings 5:3
    Faith of the young girl and courage though in foreign land she could not keep quit of Her God of Israel


 

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