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2 Kings 8:4

    2 Kings 8:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the king talked with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray you, all the great things that Elisha has done.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now the king was talking with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, Now, give me an account of all the great things Elisha has done.

    Webster's Revision

    Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

    World English Bible

    Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, "Please tell me all the great things that Elisha has done."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now the king was talking with Gehazi the servant of the man of God, saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the great things that Elisha hath done.

    Definitions for 2 Kings 8:4

    Tell - To number; count.

    Clarke's Commentary on 2 Kings 8:4

    The king talked with Gehazi - This is supposed to have happened before the cleansing of Naaman, for is it likely that the king would hold conversation with a leprous man; or that, knowing Gehazi had been dismissed with the highest disgrace from the prophet's service, he could hold any conversation with him concerning his late master, relative to whom he could not expect him to give either a true or impartial account?

    Some think that this conversation might have taken place after Gehazi became leprous; the king having an insatiable curiosity to know the private history of a man who had done such astonishing things: and from whom could he get this information, except from the prophet's own confidential servant? It agrees better with the chronology to consider what is here related as having taken place after the cure of Naaman. As to the circumstance of Gehazi's disease, he might overlook that, and converse with him, keeping at a reasonable distance, as nothing but actual contact could defile.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Kings 8:4

    8:4 Gehazi the servant - Formerly his servant. The law did not forbid conversing with lepers, but only dwelling with them.