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Bible Commentaries

Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible

2 Kings 7

Verses 1-20

Under these circumstances of famine and the anger of the king the calmness and strength of the prophet were again manifest. It is another revelation of how quiet and strong a man becomes who is in secret fellowship with God. Elisha knew that deliverance was coming, and foretold the end of the siege and the provision of ample food for the needy. All he said was intended to emphasize the importance of faith in God, and in this case we see how in loyalty to this desire he foretold mercy and yet the judgment which was to come on the men who mocked at the possibility of the things he announced.

The incident of the leprous men in this chapter is full of suggestiveness. Their wise decision to take what appeared to be but half a chance of life rather than perish, and their immediate decision to tell the good news and share the benefit which their venture of faith had introduced them to, were wholly excellent.

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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on 2 Kings 7". "Morgan's Exposition on the Bible". 1857-84.