The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cling unto you, and unto your descendants forever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.
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Ephrem The Syrian
After Gehazi had come back from his meeting with Naaman, he entered Elisha’s house, and [the prophet] asked him, according to custom, why he had moved away from him. “Where do you come from?” he said to Gehazi. He said this on purpose, so that the justice of the judgment passed on his sin might be evident. If Gehazi repented and swore, he would have been forgiven; but if he denied that he had secretly received money, the leprosy of Naaman would cover him conspicuously. - "On the Second Book of Kings 5.27"
For ever. Not perhaps to those who might be already born, unless they were accomplices in the crime. The leprosy is hereditary. Giezi was punished for simony, in selling the miracle, as well as for lying and disobedience. (Calmet)
He might also have given occasion to Naaman to judge ill of his master; as the false prophets were noted for such avarice, Micheas iii. 11. But Eliseus would probably take care to give him better information. (Tirinus)
He did not require his servant to give up what he had unjustly received, as the general had made over the property to him; and he thought proper to leave it in the hands of Giezi, to indemnify him for past services, and that he might have wherewith to support himself, as he now dismissed him from his company. (Salien, the year before Christ 903.)
Snow, and therefore more incurable. (Tirinus)
See Leviticus xiii. (Calmet)
"All the covetous and misers, together with their riches, possess the leprosy of Giezi: "thesaurum criminum congregarunt....