And he said unto him
, To Gehazi, before he went to call her:
say now unto her, behold, thou hast been careful for us
with all this
in building a chamber, and furnishing it with proper household goods, and providing food for them from time to time:
what is to be done for thee?
can anything be thought of by thee that will be acceptable, and in my masters power to do for thee, or thy husband?
wouldest thou be spoken for to the king, or to the captain
of the host?
that her husband might be promoted to some post in the court, or in the camp; intimating, that if either of these was agreeable, Elisha would speak on his behalf, having interest in both through his services in Edom:
and she answered, I will dwell among my own
she was content and satisfied with her present state of life, and the situation she was in, and with her friends and neighbours she lived among, and did not care to remove, though it was to a higher rank of life, and to greater dignity and honour; and she had no suit to make to the king or general, nothing to complain of; and she had friends enough to speak for her, should she want any assistance.