2 Kings 8:11
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New International Version
He stared at him with a fixed gaze until Hazael was embarrassed. Then the man of God began to weep.

New Living Translation
Elisha stared at Hazael with a fixed gaze until Hazael became uneasy. Then the man of God started weeping.

English Standard Version
And he fixed his gaze and stared at him, until he was embarrassed. And the man of God wept.

New American Standard Bible
He fixed his gaze steadily on him until he was ashamed, and the man of God wept.

King James Bible
And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Elisha stared steadily at him until Hazael was ashamed. The man of God wept,

International Standard Version
Then Elisha looked steadily at Hazael until Hazael grew ashamed, and then the man of God began to cry.

NET Bible
Elisha just stared at him until Hazael became uncomfortable. Then the prophet started crying.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He stared at him until he became embarrassed. Then the man of God began to cry.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept.

King James 2000 Bible
And he set his countenance and stared, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

American King James Version
And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

American Standard Version
And he settled his countenance stedfastly upon him , until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he stood with him, and was troubled so far as to blush: and the man of God wept.

Darby Bible Translation
And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed; and the man of God wept.

English Revised Version
And he settled his countenance stedfastly upon him, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

World English Bible
He settled his gaze steadfastly [on him], until he was ashamed. Then the man of God wept.

Young's Literal Translation
And he setteth his face, yea, he setteth it till he is ashamed, and the man of God weepeth.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

8:7-15 Among other changes of men's minds by affliction, it often gives other thoughts of God's ministers, and teaches to value the counsels and prayers of those whom they have hated and despised. It was not in Hazael's countenance that Elisha read what he would do, but God revealed it to him, and it fetched tears from his eyes: the more foresight men have, the more grief they are liable to. It is possible for a man, under the convictions and restraints of natural conscience, to express great abhorrence of a sin, yet afterwards to be reconciled to it. Those that are little and low in the world, cannot imagine how strong the temptations of power and prosperity are, which, if ever they arrive at, they will find how deceitful their hearts are, how much worse than they suspected. The devil ruins men, by saying they shall certainly recover and do well, so rocking them asleep in security. Hazael's false account was an injury to the king, who lost the benefit of the prophet's warning to prepare for death, and an injury to Elisha, who would be counted a false prophet. It is not certain that Hazael murdered his master, or if he caused his death it may have been without any design. But he was a dissembler, and afterwards proved a persecutor to Israel.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 11. - And he settled his countenance steadfastly - literally, and he settled his countenance and set it; i.e. Elisha fixed on Hazael a long and meaning look - until he - i.e. Hazael - was ashamed; i.e. until Hazael felt embarrassed, and his eyes fell It may be gathered that the ambitious courtier had already formed a murderous design against his master, and understood by the peculiar gaze which the prophet fixed upon him that his design was penetrated. And the man of God wept. There flashed on the prophet's mind all the long series of calamities which Israel would suffer at the hands of Syria during Hazael's reign, and he could not but weep at the thought of them (see the next verse).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he settled his countenance steadfastly,.... Refrained himself as much as possible, that he might not weep, as some Jewish writers interpret it; or, as others, he turned his face on one side, and covered it with his hands, that Hazael might not see him weep; or rather he set his face on Hazael, and looked at him so wistly:

until he was ashamed; that is, Hazael; the prophet looked him out of countenance:

and the man of God wept; at the thought of what calamities the man before him, he looked on, would be the cause of in Israel, as the following words show.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

11. he settled his countenance stedfastly until he was ashamed—that is, Hazael. The steadfast, penetrating look of the prophet seemed to have convinced Hazael that his secret designs were known. The deep emotions of Elisha were justified by the horrible atrocities which, too common in ancient warfare, that successful usurper committed in Israel (2Ki 10:32; 13:3, 4, 22).

2 Kings 8:11 Additional Commentaries
Context
Hazael Murders Ben-Hadad
10Then Elisha said to him, "Go, say to him, 'You will surely recover,' but the LORD has shown me that he will certainly die." 11He fixed his gaze steadily on him until he was ashamed, and the man of God wept. 12Hazael said, "Why does my lord weep?" Then he answered, "Because I know the evil that you will do to the sons of Israel: their strongholds you will set on fire, and their young men you will kill with the sword, and their little ones you will dash in pieces, and their women with child you will rip up."…
Cross References
Luke 19:41
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it

2 Kings 2:17
But they persisted until he was too embarrassed to refuse. So he said, "Send them." And they sent fifty men, who searched for three days but did not find him.
Treasury of Scripture

And he settled his countenance steadfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.

stedfastly [heb] and set it
wept

Genesis 45:2 And he wept aloud: and the Egyptians and the house of Pharaoh heard.

Psalm 119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they keep not your law.

Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes …

Jeremiah 9:1,18 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Jeremiah 13:17 But if you will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places …

Jeremiah 14:17 Therefore you shall say this word to them; Let my eyes run down with …

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

Acts 20:19,31 Serving the LORD with all humility of mind, and with many tears, …

Romans 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

Philippians 3:18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even …

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