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    1 Elisha prophesies incredible plenty in Samaria. 3 Four lepers, venturing on the host of the Syrians, bring tidings of their flight. 12 The king, finding by spies the news to be true, spoils the tents of the Syrians. 17 The lord who would not believe the prophecy of plenty, having the charge of the gate, is trodden to death in the press. VERSE 1 - Elisha said. See on ch. * 2Ki 6:33; 20:16 1Ki 22:19 Isa 1:10 Eze 37:4 - To-morrow. * :18,19 Ex 8:23; 9:5,6; 14:13; 16:12 Jos 3:5 1Sa 11:9 Ps 46:5 - a measure of fine flour. A {seah} of flour: the {seah} was about two gallons and a half; the shekel 2s. 4d. at the lowest computation: a wide difference between this and the price of the ass's head. * 2Ki 6:25 Re 6:6 - of barley. * 2Ki 4:42 Joh 6:9 - in the gate of Samaria. From this it appears that the gates were not only used as courts of judicature, but as market-places. So Mr. Morier observes: "In our rides we usually went out of the town at the {Derwazeh Shah Abdul Azeem,} or the gate leading to the village of Shah Abdul Azeem, where a market was held every morning, particularly of horses, mules, asses, and camels. At about sun-rise, the owners of the animals assemble and exhibit them for sale. But besides, here were sellers of all sorts of goods, in temporary shops and tents: and this, perhaps, will explain the custom alluded to in 2 Ki 18 7:18." VERSE 2 - a lord, etc. or, a lord which belonged to the king, leaning on his hand. * 2Ki 5:18 - if the Lord. * Ge 18:12-14 Nu 11:21-23 Ps 78:19-21,41 - windows. * Ge 7:11 Mal 3:10 - thou shalt see it. * :17-20 De 3:27 2Ch 20:20 Isa 7:9 Ro 3:3 2Ti 2:13 Heb 3:17-19 VERSE 3 - four leprous. See on ch. * 2Ki 5:1; 8:4 Le 13:46 Nu 5:2-4; 12:14 - Why. * :4 Jer 8:14; 27:13 VERSE 4 - we will enter. * Jer 14:18 - let us fall. * 1Ch 12:19 Jer 37:13,14 - if they save us. * Es 4:16 Jer 8:14 Jon 3:9 Lu 15:17-19 - we shall but die. * 2Sa 14:14 Heb 9:27 VERSE 5 - in the twilight. * 1Sa 30:17 Eze 12:6,7,12 - behold. * Le 27:8,26 De 28:7; 32:25,30 VERSE 6 - the Lord. * 2Ki 3:22,23-27; 19:7 2Sa 5:24 Job 15:21 Ps 14:5 Jer 20:3,4 * Eze 10:5 Re 6:15,16; 9:9 - the kings of the Hittites. * 1Ki 10:29 - the kings of the Egyptians. * 2Ch 12:2,3 Isa 31:1; 36:9 VERSE 7 - they arose. * Job 18:11 Ps 48:4-6; 68:12 Pr 21:1; 28:1 Jer 48:8,9 - their horses. * Ps 20:7,8; 33:17 Am 2:14-16 - and fled for their life. * Nu 35:11,12 Pr 6:5 Isa 2:20 Mt 24:16-18 Heb 6:18 VERSE 8 - hid it. * 2Ki 5:24 Jos 7:21 Jer 41:8 Mt 13:44; 25:18 VERSE 9 - they said one. * :3 Hag 1:4,5 - this day. * :6 Isa 41:27; 52:7 Na 1:15 Lu 2:10 Php 2:4 - some mischief will come upon us. Heb. we shall find punishment. * 2Ki 5:26,27 Nu 32:23 Pr 24:16 VERSE 10 - the porter. * :11 2Sa 18:26 Ps 127:1 Mr 13:34,35 - no man there. See on ver. * :6,7 VERSE 11 - unto his servants. * 2Ki 6:8 Ge 20:8; 41:38 1Ki 20:7,23 - I will now. * :1; 5:7 - They know that we be hungry. This was a very natural conclusion; and, in history of the revolt of Ali Bey, we have an account of a stratagem very similar to that supposed to have been practised by the Syrians. The pasha of Damascus having approached the Sea of Tiberias, found sheik Daher encamped there; but the sheik, deferring the engagement till the next morning, during the night divided his army into three parts, and left the camp with great fires blazing, all sorts of provisions, and a large quantity of spiritous liquors. In the middle of the night, the pasha, thinking to surprise the sheik, marched in silence to the camp, which, to his astonishment, he found entirely abandoned; and imagining the sheik had fled with so much precipitation that he could not carry off his baggage and stores, he stopped in the camp to refresh his soldiers. They soon fell to plunder, and drank so freely of the spirits, that, overcome with its fumes, they sunk into a deep lethargy. At that time, two sheiks came silently to the camp, and being rejoined by Daher, rushed upon the sleeping foe, 8,000 of whom were slain; the pasha and a few soldiers barely escaping with their lives. * 2Ki 6:25-29 - hide themselves. * Jos 8:4-12 Jud 20:29-37 VERSE 12 VERSE 13 - one. See on ch. * 2Ki 5:13 - in the city. Heb. in it. they are even. * :4; 6:33 Jer 14:18 La 4:9 VERSE 14 VERSE 15 - vessels. * Es 1:7 Isa 22:24 - had cast away. * Job 2:4 Isa 2:20; 10:3; 31:7 Eze 18:31 Mt 16:26; 24:16-18 * Php 3:7,8 Heb 12:1 VERSE 16 - spoiled the tents. * 1Sa 17:53 2Ch 14:12-15; 20:25 Job 27:16,17 Ps 68:12 * Isa 33:1,4,23 - according to. * :1 Nu 23:19 Isa 44:26 Mt 24:35 VERSE 17 - the lord. See on ver. * :2 - the people trode upon him. * 2Ki 9:33 Jud 20:43 Isa 25:10 Mic 7:10 Heb 10:29 VERSE 18 - as the man. See on ver. * :1,2; 6:32 Ge 18:14 VERSE 19 * :19 VERSE 20 * Nu 20:12 2Ch 20:20 Job 20:23 Isa 7:9 Jer 17:5,6 Heb 3:18,19 GOTO NEXT CHAPTER - TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE INDEX

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