And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, “Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy.” Bible

“the king of Israel.” Jehoram was reigning over Israel at this time (cp. 2 Kings 3:6).

“saying.” It was the letter that was “saying,” but the text assumes the reader understands that.

Commentary for: 2 Kings 5:6