2 Kings 2:17
And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.
And when they urged him until he was ashamed,.... To deny them any longer, being so very pressing and importunate:
he said, Send; lest they should think he had not the respect for his master he should have had; or was so fond of his office, that he did not choose he should be found alive if he could, and return and reassume it:
They sent therefore fifty men; some one way, and some another:
and they sought three days, but found him not; and then returned.