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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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LibraryWhen 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
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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