valley of vision, Elisha's trusted servant (2 Kings 4:31; 5:25; 8:4, 5). He appears in connection with the history of the Shunammite (2 Kings 4:14, 31) and of Naaman the Syrian. On this latter occasion he was guilty of duplicity and dishonesty of conduct, causing Elisha to denounce his crime with righteous sternness, and pass on him the terrible doom that the leprosy of Naaman would cleave to him and his for ever (5:20-27). He afterwards appeared before king Joram, to whom he recounted the great deeds of his master (2 Kings 8:1-6).
gehazi fulfilled his commission; but finding no symptoms of life, he returned to inform his master, whom he met on the way.
Then gehazi went from Elisha's presence a leper as white as snow.
And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the feet: but gehazi came near to thrust her away.
But one lie is as easy as another, and gehazi was doubtless an adept at lying.
Then the child opened his eyes and sneezed seven times, and Elisha called to gehazi to summon the mother.
The case of gehazi, the servant of Elisha, appears to be a similar one.
And gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old.
You will find that the eye which saw Achan and gehazi, has read your secrets, and searched out your hidden things.
"Well," answered gehazi; and then had ready his cunning lie.
And gehazi passed on before them, and laid the staff upon the face of the child; but there was neither voice, nor hearing.