And Hazael said, But what, is your servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD has shown me that you shall be king over Syria.
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George Leo Haydock
A dog. He speaks with indignation, as if he could not be so brutal; (Tirinus) or he could not yet think that he should be king. (Calmet)
He afterwards proved as cruel as the prophet had signified, chap. x. 32., and Amos i. 3. (Calmet)