4:1 sons of the prophets. See notes on I Samuel 10:10; 19:20; II Kings 2:3.
4:1 to be bondmen. The Mosaic system permitted creditors to require service for a period by those who were otherwise unable to pay legitimate debts (Exodus 21:2-4; Deuteronomy 15:12).
4:6 vessels were full. This was a miracle of creation, requiring the unique creative power of God Himself, superseding the universal physical law of mass conservation.