And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that
Elisha said, Lord, open the eyes of these men, that they may see
So as to know where they were:
and the Lord opened their eyes, and they saw, and, behold, they were in
the midst of Samaria;
the gates being thrown open for them, and they led into the very heart of the city; for, no doubt, Elisha sent his servant before, to acquaint the king of Israel with what he was doing; who got a sufficient number of armed men to enclose them, and fall upon them, when put into his hands, as appears by what follows.