2 Kings 4:14
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New International Version
"What can be done for her?" Elisha asked. Gehazi said, "She has no son, and her husband is old."

King James Bible
And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi said, Verily, she has no son, and her husband is old.

World English Bible
He said, "What then is to be done for her?" Gehazi answered, "Most certainly she has no son, and her husband is old."

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'And what -- to do for her?' and Gehazi saith, 'Verily she hath no son, and her husband is aged.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

What then is to be done for her? - It seems that the woman retired as soon as she had delivered the answer mentioned in the preceding verse.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

she hath no child

Genesis 15:2,3 And Abram said, LORD God, what will you give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus...

Genesis 17:17 Then Abraham fell on his face, and laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born to him that is an hundred years old?...

Genesis 18:10-14 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life; and, see, Sarah your wife shall have a son...

Genesis 25:21 And Isaac entreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was entreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.

Genesis 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Judges 13:2 And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the Danites, whose name was Manoah; and his wife was barren, and bore not.

1 Samuel 1:2,8 And he had two wives; the name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah: and Peninnah had children...

Luke 1:7 And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.

Library
When the Oil Flows
'And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.'--2 KINGS iv. 6. The series of miracles ascribed to Elisha are very unlike most of the wonderful works of even the Old Testament, and still more unlike those of the New. For about a great many of them there seems to have been no special purpose, either doctrinal or otherwise, but simply the relief of trivial and transient distresses.
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

That the Grace of Devotion is Acquired by Humility and Self-Denial
The Voice of the Beloved Thou oughtest to seek earnestly the grace of devotion, to ask it fervently, to wait for it patiently and faithfully, to receive it gratefully, to preserve it humbly, to work with it diligently, and to leave to God the time and manner of heavenly visitation until it come. Chiefly oughtest thou to humble thyself when thou feelest inwardly little or no devotion, yet not to be too much cast down, nor to grieve out of measure. God ofttimes giveth in one short moment what He
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
2 Kings 4:13
Elisha said to him, "Tell her, 'You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?'" She replied, "I have a home among my own people."

2 Kings 4:15
Then Elisha said, "Call her." So he called her, and she stood in the doorway.

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