SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:31 El entonces se levantó, y la siguió. Y Giezi había ido delante de ellos, y había puesto el bordón sobre el rostro del niño, mas ni tenía voz ni sentido; y así se había vuelto para encontrar a Eliseo; y se lo declaró, diciendo: El niño no despierta.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 31. And Gehazi passed on before them , etc.] The prophet and the Shunammite: and laid the staff upon the face of the child ; as he was ordered: but there was neither voice nor hearing : it seems as if he spoke when he laid the staff on the child, but it heard and answered him not, so that there was no sign of life in it: wherefore he went again to meet him ; upon the road between Carmel and Shunem: and told him, saying, the child is not awaked ; by which he expresses its being dead; or, if he knew nothing of its death, he supposed it fast asleep, which was the reason of its not hearing and answering, though the former seems best.
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 וגחזי 1522 עבר 5674 לפניהם 6440 וישׂם 7760 את 853 המשׁענת 4938 על 5921 פני 6440 הנער 5288 ואין 369 קול 6963 ואין 369 קשׁב 7182 וישׁב 7725 לקראתו 7125 ויגד 5046 לו לאמר 559 לא 3808 הקיץ 6974 הנער׃ 5288