SEV Biblia, Chapter 6:32 Y Eliseo sentado en su casa, y con él estaban sentados los ancianos; y el rey envió a él un varón. Mas antes que el mensajero viniese a él, dijo él a los ancianos: Â¿No habéis visto como este hijo del homicida me envía a quitar la cabeza? Mirad, pues, y cuando viniere el mensajero, cerrad la puerta, e impedidle la entrada; Â¿no viene tras él el estruendo de los pies de su amo?
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 6:32 Verse 32. This son of a murderer] Jehoram, the son of Ahab and Jezebel.
But Ahab is called a murderer because of the murder of Naboth.
Shut the door] He was obliged to make use of this method for his personal safety, as the king was highly incensed.
The sound of his master's feet behind him?] That is, King Jehoram is following his messenger, that he may see him take off my head.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 32. And Elisha sat in his house , etc.] In Samaria: and the elders sat with him ; not the elders of the city, or the magistrates thereof, but his disciples, as Josephus says f89 , the eldest of them, whom he admitted to greater familiarity and converse with him: and the king sent a man from before him ; to execute what he had sworn should be done that day to the prophet: but ere the messenger came to him, he said to the elders, see ye how this son of a murderer hath sent to take away mine head ? which he knew by a spirit of prophecy, and spoke of it before the executioner came; he calls Joram the son of a murderer, because of his mother Jezebel, who killed Naboth, and the prophets of the Lord, and to which his father Ahab also consented, and therefore might be so called too; and he intimates hereby that he was of the same temper and disposition, and as the above oath, and his orders, showed: look when the messenger cometh, shut the door, and hold him fast at the door ; and not suffer him to come in: is not the sound of his master’s feet behind him ? that is, of Joram king of Israel, who followed the messenger, either to listen and hear what the prophet would say unto him; or repenting of his order, as Josephus f90 thinks, he followed him to prevent the execution.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 24-33 - Learn to value plenty, and to be thankful for it; see how contemptibl money is, when in time of famine it is so freely parted with for an thing that is eatable! The language of Jehoram to the woman may be the language of despair. See the word of God fulfilled; among the threatenings of God's judgments upon Israel for their sins, this wa one, that they should eat the flesh of their own children, De 28:53-57 The truth and the awful justice of God were displayed in this horribl transaction. Alas! what miseries sin has brought upon the world! But the foolishness of man perverts his way, and then his heart fret against the Lord. The king swears the death of Elisha. Wicked men wil blame any one as the cause of their troubles, rather than themselves and will not leave their sins. If rending the clothes, without a broke and contrite heart, would avail, if wearing sackcloth, without being renewed in the spirit of their mind, would serve, they would not stan out against the Lord. May the whole word of God increase in us reveren fear and holy hope, that we may be stedfast and immovable, alway abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labour is not in vain in the Lord __________________________________________________________________
Original Hebrew ואלישׁע 477 ישׁב 3427 בביתו 1004 והזקנים 2205 ישׁבים 3427 אתו 854 וישׁלח 7971 אישׁ 376 מלפניו 6440 בטרם 2962 יבא 935 המלאך 4397 אליו 413 והוא 1931 אמר 559 אל 413 הזקנים 2205 הראיתם 7200 כי 3588 שׁלח 7971 בן 1121 המרצח 7523 הזה 2088 להסיר 5493 את 853 ראשׁי 7218 ראו 7200 כבא 935 המלאך 4397 סגרו 5462 הדלת 1817 ולחצתם 3905 אתו 853 בדלת 1817 הלוא 3808 קול 6963 רגלי 7272 אדניו 113 אחריו׃ 310