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Commentaries for 2 Kings Chapter 4

Elisha multiplies the widow's oil.

Elisha's miracles were acts of real charity: Christ's were so; not only great wonders, but great favours to those for whom they were wrought...
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The Shunammite obtains a son.

Elisha was well thought of by the king of Israel for his late services; a good man can take as much pleasure in serving others, as in raising himself...
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The Shunammite's son restored to life.

Here is the sudden death of the child...
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The miracle of healing the pottage, and of feeding the sons of the prophets.

There was a famine of bread, but not of hearing the word of God, for Elisha had the sons of the prophets sitting before him, to hear his wisdom...
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