2 Kings 4:19
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New International Version
He said to his father, "My head! My head!" His father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother."

King James Bible
And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said to his father, My head, my head! And he said to the servant, Carry him to his mother.

World English Bible
He said to his father, "My head! My head!" He said to his servant, "Carry him to his mother."

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith unto his father, 'My head, my head;' and he saith unto the young man, 'Bear him unto his mother;'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My head, my head - Probably affected by the coup de soleil, or sun stroke, which might, in so young a subject, soon occasion death, especially in that hot country.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

My head From this peculiar exclamation, and the season of the year, it is probable he was affected by the {coup de soleil}, or stroke of the sun, which is by no means uncommon in hot climates, and often proves fatal.

Job 14:1,2 Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble...

Jeremiah 4:19 My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart; my heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard...

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 4:18
The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers.

2 Kings 4:20
After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.

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