SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:23 Y él dijo: Â¿Para qué has de ir a él hoy? No es nueva luna, ni sábado. Y ella respondió: Paz.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:23 Verse 23. Wherefore wilt thou go] She was a very prudent woman; she would not harass the feelings of her husband by informing him of the death of his son till she had tried the power of the prophet. Though the religion of the true God was not the religion of the state, yet there were no doubt multitudes of the people who continued to worship the true God alone, and were in the habit of going, as is here intimated, on new moons and Sabbaths, to consult the prophet.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 23. And he said, wherefore wilt thou go to him today ? etc.] What reason is there for it? what is the meaning of it? it is neither new moon nor sabbath ; neither the first day of the month, nor the seventh day of the week, times which were religiously observed; so with the Heathens the new moon and the seventh of the week, and so the fourth, were sacred f46 ; which notions they borrowed from the Jews, (see Gill on “ 1 Samuel 20:5”) and when, it seems, it was usual to frequent the house of the prophet, to hear the word of God read and explained, and other religious exercises performed, as praying and singing praise, and receiving some good instructions and advice. Joseph Kimchi gives a different sense of these words: “there is not a month past, no, not a week, since thou sawest him;” why therefore shouldest thou be in such haste to go to him? so the words for new moon and sabbath may signify: and she said, it shall be well ; it was right for her to go, and it would be well for him and her, and the family; or, “peace” f47 , be easy and quiet, farewell: it is much he had no mistrust of the death of the child, or that it was worse, since it went from him ill.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 18-37 - Here is the sudden death of the child. All the mother's tendernes cannot keep alive a child of promise, a child of prayer, one given in love. But how admirably does the prudent, pious mother, guard her lip under this sudden affliction! Not one peevish word escapes from her Such confidence had she of God's goodness, that she was ready to believe that he would restore what he had now taken away. O woman great is thy faith! He that wrought it, would not disappoint it. The sorrowful mother begged leave of her husband to go to the prophet a once. She had not thought it enough to have Elisha's help sometimes in her own family, but, though a woman of rank, attended on publi worship. It well becomes the men of God, to inquire about the welfar of their friends and their families. The answer was, It is well. All well, and yet the child dead in the house! Yes! All is well that God does; all is well with them that are gone, if they are gone to heaven and all well with us that stay behind, if, by the affliction, we ar furthered in our way thither. When any creature-comfort is taken from us, it is well if we can say, through grace, that we did not set ou hearts too much upon it; for if we did, we have reason to fear it wa given in anger, and taken away in wrath. Elisha cried unto God in faith; and the beloved son was restored alive to his mother. Those wh would convey spiritual life to dead souls, must feel deeply for their case, and labour fervently in prayer for them. Though the ministe cannot give Divine life to his fellow-sinners, he must use every means with as much earnestness as if he could do so.
Original Hebrew ויאמר 559 מדוע 4069 אתי 859 הלכתי 1980 אליו 413 היום 3117 לא 3808 חדשׁ 2320 ולא 3808 שׁבת 7676 ותאמר 559 שׁלום׃ 7965