Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 3:20 Verse 20. When the meat-offering was offered] This was the first of all offerings, and was generally made at sun-rising.
There came water] This supply was altogether miraculous, for there was neither wind nor rain, nor any other natural means by which it could be supplied.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 20. And it came to pass in the morning, when the meat offering was offered , etc.] At Jerusalem; which always went along with the daily burnt offering of the lamb, which might not indeed be offered before break of day, yet quickly after; for no sacrifice could be offered before that, (see Gill on “ Exodus 29:39”), that, behold, there came water by the way of Edom ; not from the heavens, but it may be out of some rock, rolling along on the earth from the hills and mountains, down into the valleys, where the armies were: and the country was filled with water ; all round about them. Who has not heard of the “thundering” legion, as it was called by the Emperor M.
Aurelius, who, when the army under him was about to engage with the Germans and Sarmatians, and sadly distressed with thirst, fell down on their knees and prayed, upon which a large shower of rain came down to the refreshment of the army, and thunder bolts, which annoyed and put the enemy to flight f33 ? at the battle of the Romans with Jugurtha, a sudden and unexpected shower of rain fell, to the refreshment of the Romans, in intolerable thirst f34 .
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 20-27 - It is a blessing to be favoured with the company of those who have power with God, and can prevail by their prayers. A kingdom may be upheld and prosper, in consequence of the fervent prayers of those wh are dear to God. May we place our highest regard upon such as are mos precious in his account. When sinners are saying Peace, peace destruction comes upon them: despair will follow their mad presumption In Satan's service and at his suggestion, such horrid deeds have bee done, as cause the natural feelings of the heart to shudder; like the king of Moab's sacrificing his son. It is well not to urge the worst of men to extremities; we should rather leave them to the judgment of God __________________________________________________________________
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