Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
5:8 Why have you torn your clothes. Elisha scolds the king for reacting to the Syrian request with such alarm and not believing that God could help him.
he may know that there is a prophet in Israel. See 3:11; 8:7, 8; 1 Kin. 17:24; 18:36. Elisha responds affirmatively to the Syrian gesture (v. 3).