And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying
The contents of which were, so far as it concerned Naaman and his case, which are only observed, these:
now when this letter is come unto thee;
was received by him:
behold, I have therewith sent Naaman my servant unto thee;
the bearer of it:
that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy;
meaning not he himself, but that he would recommend him to the care of a proper person, his prophet, and enjoin him to do the best he could for him; but the king of Israel mistook his meaning, as appears by what follows.