SEV Biblia, Chapter 8:1 Â¶ Y habló Eliseo a aquella mujer a cuyo hijo había hecho vivir, diciendo: Levántate, vete tú y toda tu casa a vivir donde pudieres; porque el SEÑOR ha llamado el hambre, la cual vendrá también sobre la tierra siete años.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - 2 Kings 8:1 Verse 1. Then spake Elisha] As this is the relation of an event far past, the words should be translated, "But Elisha had spoken unto the woman whose son he had restored unto life; and the woman had arisen, and acted according to the saying of the man of God, and had gone with her family, and had sojourned in the land of the Philistines seven years." What is mentioned in these two verses happened several years before the time specified in the third verse. See the observations at the end of the preceding chapter.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 1. Then spoke Elisha unto the woman (whose son he had restored to life) , etc.] His hostess at Shunem, ( 2 Kings 4:8-17) the following he said to her, not after the famine in Samaria, but before it, as some circumstances show: saying, arise, and go thou and thine household, and sojourn wheresoever thou canst sojourn ; with the greatest safety to her person and property, and with the least danger to her moral and religious character: for the Lord hath called for a famine, and it shall also come upon the land seven years : which Jarchi says was the famine that was in the days of Joel; it was, undoubtedly, on account of the idolatry of Israel, and was double the time of that in the days of Elijah.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 1-6 - The kindness of the good Shunammite to Elisha, was rewarded by the car taken of her in famine. It is well to foresee an evil, and wisdom, when we foresee it, to hide ourselves if we lawfully may do so. When the famine was over, she returned out of the land of the Philistines; tha was no proper place for an Israelite, any longer than there wa necessity for it. Time was when she dwelt so securely among her ow people, that she had no occasion to be spoken for to the king; but there is much uncertainty in this life, so that things or persons ma fail us which we most depend upon, and those befriend us which we thin we shall never need. Sometimes events, small in themselves, prove of consequence, as here; for they made the king ready to believe Gehazi' narrative, when thus confirmed. It made him ready to grant her request and to support a life which was given once and again by miracle.
Original Hebrew ואלישׁע 477 דבר 1696 אל 413 האשׁה 802 אשׁר 834 החיה 2421 את 853 בנה 1121 לאמר 559 קומי 6965 ולכי 1980 אתי 859 וביתך 1004 וגורי 1481 באשׁר 834 תגורי 1481 כי 3588 קרא 7121 יהוה 3068 לרעב 7458 וגם 1571 בא 935 אל 413 הארץ 776 שׁבע 7651 שׁנים׃ 8141