2 Kings 7:15

15 And they went after them to the Jordan; and indeed all the road was full of garments and weapons which the Syrians had thrown away in their haste. So the messengers returned and told the king.

2 Kings 7:15 Meaning and Commentary

2 Kings 7:15

And they went after them unto Jordan
Not finding them in the camp, and knowing the rout they would take to their own land, they went as far as Jordan, over which they must pass:

and, lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels which the Syrians
had cast away in their haste;
in their fright and flight, such of their clothes as hindered them in running; and their armour, as Josephus F3 seems rightly to understand the word used, these they threw away for quicker dispatch:

and the messengers returned and told the king:
that it was as the lepers said, and what they themselves had seen.


FOOTNOTES:

F3 Ut supra. (Antiqu. l. 9. c. 4. sect. 5.)

2 Kings 7:15 In-Context

13 And one of his servants answered and said, "Please, let several men take five of the remaining horses which are left in the city. Look, they may either become like all the multitude of Israel that are left in it; or indeed, I say, they may become like all the multitude of Israel left from those who are consumed; so let us send them and see."
14 Therefore they took two chariots with horses; and the king sent them in the direction of the Syrian army, saying, "Go and see."
15 And they went after them to the Jordan; and indeed all the road was full of garments and weapons which the Syrians had thrown away in their haste. So the messengers returned and told the king.
16 Then the people went out and plundered the tents of the Syrians. So a seah of fine flour was sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, according to the word of the Lord.
17 Now the king had appointed the officer on whose hand he leaned to have charge of the gate. But the people trampled him in the gate, and he died, just as the man of God had said, who spoke when the king came down to him.