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2 Kings 7:1

Overview - 2 Kings 7
Elisha prophesies incredible plenty in Samaria.
Four lepers, venturing on the host of the Syrians, bring tidings of their flight.
12 The king, finding by spies the news to be true, spoils the tents of the Syrians.
17 The lord who would not believe the prophecy of plenty, having the charge of the gate, is trodden to death in the press.
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2 Kings 7:1  (King James Version)
Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.
 


Elisha said
See on ch.
6:33 20:16 1 Kings 22:19 ; Isaiah 1:10 ; Ezekiel 37:4

To-morrow
2 Kings 7:18 2 Kings 7:19 ; Exodus 8:23 ; Exodus 9:5 Exodus 9:6 14:13 16:12 Joshua 3:5 ; 1 Samuel 11:9 ; Psalms 46:5

a measure of fine flour
A {seah} of flour: the {seah} was about two gallons and a half; the shekel 2s
4d. at the lowest computation: a wide difference between this and the price of the ass's head.
6:25 Revelation 6:6

of barley
4:42 John 6:9

in the gate of Samaria
From this it appears that the gates were not only used as courts of judicature, but as market-places
So Mr. Morier observes: "In our rides we usually went out of the town at the {Derwazeh Shah Abdul Azeem,} or the gate leading to the village of Shah Abdul Azeem, where a market was held every morning, particularly of horses, mules, asses, and camels. At about sun-rise, the owners of the animals assemble and exhibit them for sale. But besides, here were sellers of all sorts of goods, in temporary shops and tents: and this, perhaps, will explain the custom alluded to in 2 ; Ki 7:18
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