|Overview - 2 Kings 6|
|1||Elisha, giving leave to the young prophets to enlarge their dwellings, causes iron to swim.|
|8||He discloses the king of Syria's counsel.|
|13||The army which was sent to Dothan to apprehend Elisha, is smitten with blindness.|
|19||Being brought into Samaria, they are dismissed in peace.|
|24||The famine in Samaria causes women to eat their own children.|
|30||The king sends to slay Elisha.|
2 Kings 6:6 (King James Version)
And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.
- he cut down
- This could have no natural tendency to raise the iron and cause it to swim: it was only a sign, or ceremony, which the prophet chose to employ on the occasion.
- 2:21 4:41 Exodus 15:25 ; Mark 7:33 Mark 7:34 ; 8:23-25 John 9:6 John 9:7
- the iron
- This was the real miracle; for the gravity of the metal must otherwise still have kept it at the bottom of the river.