SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:35 Volviéndose luego , se paseó por la casa a una parte y a otra, y después subió, y volvió a medirse sobre él; y el niño estornudó siete veces, y abrió sus ojos.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 4:35 Verse 35. The child sneezed seven times] That is, it sneezed abundantly.
When the nervous influence began to act on the muscular system, before the circulation could be in every part restored, particular muscles, if not the whole body, would be thrown into strong contractions and shiverings, and sternutation or sneezing would be a natural consequence; particularly as obstructions must have taken place in the head and its vessels, because of the disorder of which the child died. Most people, as well as philosophers and physicians, have remarked how beneficial sneezings are to the removal of obstructions in the head. Sternutamenta, says Pliny, Hist. Nat., lib. xxviii., cap. 6, gravedinem capitis emendant; "Sneezing relieves disorders of the head."
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 35. Then he returned and walked in the house to and fro , etc.] Left the chamber, and came down to the house where the family chiefly resided, and walked to and fro in deep thought and meditation, and, no doubt, in fervent ejaculations for the wished for blessing to be completed: and went up ; to the chamber again, and up to the bed in it: and stretched himself upon him ; as before: and the child sneezed seven times ; which was a sign of life, and even of health; and hereby his head was cleared, as some observe, of those humours that had caused the pains in it f51 , and had issued in death: and the child opened his eyes ; upon the prophet, another sign of life.
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 וישׁב 7725 וילך 1980 בבית 1004 אחת 259 הנה 2008 ואחת 259 הנה 2008 ויעל 5927 ויגהר 1457 עליו 5921 ויזורר 2237 הנער 5288 עד 5704 שׁבע 7651 פעמים 6471 ויפקח 6491 הנער 5288 את 853 עיניו׃ 5869