And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha
Or the disciples of the prophets, as the Targum:
behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us:
their numbers were so increased, that there was not room enough for them in the house they dwelt in with the prophet; which increase was owing, the Jews F26 say, to the departure of Gehazi last mentioned, who was a bad man, and used the disciples so ill, that they could not stay in the college; but, when he was gone, they flocked in great numbers; but rather it was owing to the very instructive ministry and wonderful miracles of Elisha: the place where the prophet and his disciples now dwelt seems to be Gilgal, ( 2 Kings 4:38 ) .
F26 T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 107. 2.