Then he said, God do so and more also to me, if the head of Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand on him this day.
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George Leo Haydock
Day. This was said in a fit of sudden passion, which may give us reason to conclude that the repentance was insincere, or of short duration. (Haydock)
The king supposed that Eliseus could remedy the evil: but God was not moved by his prayers to grant such a favour, till all were convinced that human aid was fruitless. (Calmet)
The prophet might have answered Joram in the words of Elias, 3 Kings xviii. 18. (Menochius)
Probably he had dissuaded the king from making peace. (Tirinus)