SEV Biblia, Chapter 3:11 Mas Josafat dijo: Â¿No hay aquí profeta del SEÑOR, para que consultemos al SEÑOR por él? Y uno de los siervos del rey de Israel respondió y dijo: Aquí está Eliseo hijo de Safat, que servía a Elías.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 3:11 Verse 11. Is there not here a prophet of the Lord] The kings of Judah still acknowledged the true God, and him only.
Poured water on the hands of Elijah] That is, was his constant and confidential servant.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 11. But Jehoshaphat said, is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may inquire of the Lord by him ? etc.] This the good king should have done before be set out, but had neglected it; however, it was not too late: and one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said ; who might be one that feared the Lord, and was intimate with Elisha, or however had knowledge of him, as appears by what follows: here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah ; or ministered to him, as the Targum; was his menial servant, waited on him, and assisted him when he washed his hands f31 ; some Jewish writers understand it of his pouring water on the hand of Elijah at Carmel, when the altar and trench were filled with it, and when a miracle was wrought, as they fancy, and the fingers of Elijah became as fountains of water.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 6-19 - The king of Israel laments their distress, and the danger they were in He called these kings together, yet he charges it upon Providence. Thu the foolishness of man perverteth his way, and then his heart frettet against the Lord, Pr 19:3. It was well that Jehoshaphat inquired of the Lord now, but it had been much better if he had done it before he engaged in this war. Good men sometimes neglect their duty, til necessity and affliction drive them to it. Wicked people often fare the better for the friendship and society of the godly. To try their fait and obedience, Elisha bids them make the valley full of pits to receiv water. Those who expect God's blessings, must dig pools for the rain to fill, as in the valley of Baca, and thus make even that a well, P 84:6. We need not inquire whence the water came. God is not tied to second causes. They that sincerely seek for the dew of God's grace shall have it, and by it be made more than conquerors.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 יהושׁפט 3092 האין 369 פה 6311 נביא 5030 ליהוה 3068 ונדרשׁה 1875 את 853 יהוה 3068 מאותו 854 ויען 6030 אחד 259 מעבדי 5650 מלך 4428 ישׂראל 3478 ויאמר 559 פה 6311 אלישׁע 477 בן 1121 שׁפט 8202 אשׁר 834 יצק 3332 מים 4325 על 5921 ידי 3027 אליהו׃ 452