71 Elisha replied, "Hear the word of the Lord. This is what the Lord says: About this time tomorrow, a seah[1] of the finest flour will sell for a shekel[2] and two seahs[3] of barley for a shekel at the gate of Samaria." 2 The officer on whose arm the king was leaning said to the man of God, "Look, even if the Lord should open the floodgates of the heavens, could this happen?" "You will see it with your own eyes," answered Elisha, "but you will not eat any of it!"

Matthew Henry's Commentary on 2 Kings 7:1-2

Commentary on 2 Kings 7:1-2

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Man's extremity is God's opportunity of making his own power to be glorious: his time to appear for his people is when their strength is gone. Unbelief is a sin by which men greatly dishonour and displease God, and deprive themselves of the favours he designed for them. Such will be the portion of those that believe not the promise of eternal life; they shall see it at a distance, but shall never taste of it. But no temporal deliverances and mercies will in the end profit sinners, unless they are led to repentance by the goodness of God.