SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:1 Â¶ Naamán, general del ejército del rey de Siria, era gran varón delante de su señor, y en alta estima, porque el SEÑOR había dado salud a la Siria por él. Era este hombre valeroso de virtud, pero leproso.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 5:1 Verse 1. Naaman, captain of the host] Of Naaman we know nothing more than is related here. Jarchi and some others say that he was the man who drew the bow at a venture, as we term it, and slew Ahab: see 1 Kings xxii. 34, and the notes there. He is not mentioned by Josephus, nor has he any reference to this history; which is very strange, as it exists in the Chaldee, Septuagint, and Syriac.
King of Syria] The Hebrew is µra ûlm melech Aram, king of Aram; which is followed by the Chaldee and Arabic. The Syriac has (Syriac) Adom; but as the Syriac (Syriac) dolath is the same element as the Syriac (Syriac) rish, differing only in the position of the diacritic point, it may have been originally Aram. The Septuagint and Vulgate have Syria, and this is a common meaning of the term in Scripture. If the king of Syria be meant, it must be Ben-hadad; and the contemporary king of Israel was Jehoram.
A great man] He was held in the highest esteem.
And honourable] Had the peculiar favour and confidence of his master; and was promoted to the highest trusts.
Had given deliverance unto Syria] That is, as the rabbins state, by his slaying Ahab, king of Israel; in consequence of which the Syrians got the victory.
A mighty man in valor] He was a giant, and very strong, according to the Arabic. He had, in a word, all the qualifications of an able general.
But he was a leper.] Here was a heavy tax upon his grandeur; he was afflicted with a disorder the most loathsome and the most humiliating that could possibly disgrace a human being. God often, in the course of his providence, permits great defects to be associated with great eminence, that he may hide pride from man; and cause him to think soberly of himself and his acquirements.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria , etc.] The general of Benhadad’s army; for he was now king of Syria, though some think Hazael his successor was: was a great man with his master ; high in his favour and esteem: and honourable ; not only acceptable to the king, and loaded with honours by him, but greatly respected by all ranks and degrees among the people: because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria ; out of the hands of their enemies, and victory over them, and particularly in the last battle with Israel, in which Ahab was slain, and, as the Jews suppose, by the hands of Naaman, (see Gill on “ 1 Kings 22:34”) however, when any salvation was wrought, or victory obtained, even by Heathens, and by them over Israel, the people of God, it was of the Lord: he was also a mighty man in valour ; a very courageous valiant man: but he was a leper ; was stricken with the leprosy, which had deformed and disgraced his person, and weakened his strength, and dispirited him; all his grandeur and honour could not protect him from this loathsome disease.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-8 - Though the Syrians were idolaters, and oppressed God's people, yet the deliverance of which Naaman had been the means, is here ascribed to the Lord. Such is the correct language of Scripture, while those who writ common history, plainly show that God is not in all their thoughts. N man's greatness, or honour, can place him our of the reach of the sorest calamities of human life: there is many a sickly, crazy bod under rich and gay clothing. Every man has some but or other, somethin that blemishes and diminishes him, some allay to his grandeur, some damp to his joy. This little maid, though only a girl, could give a account of the famous prophet the Israelites had among them. Children should be early told of the wondrous works of God, that, wherever the go, they may talk of them. As became a good servant, she desired the health and welfare of her master, though she was a captive, a servan by force; much more should servants by choice, seek their masters good. Servants may be blessings to the families where they are, by telling what they know of the glory of God, and the honour of his prophets. Naaman did not despise what she told, because of he meanness. It would be well if men were as sensible of the burden of sin as they are of bodily disease. And when they seek the blessings whic the Lord sends in answer to the prayers of his faithful people, the will find nothing can be had, except they come as beggars for a fre gift, not as lords to demand or purchase.
Original Hebrew ונעמן 5283 שׂר 8269 צבא 6635 מלך 4428 ארם 758 היה 1961 אישׁ 376 גדול 1419 לפני 6440 אדניו 113 ונשׂא 5375 פנים 6440 כי 3588 בו נתן 5414 יהוה 3068 תשׁועה 8668 לארם 758 והאישׁ 376 היה 1961 גבור 1368 חיל 2428 מצרע׃ 6879