2 Kings 1:7
New International Version
The king asked them, "What kind of man was it who came to meet you and told you this?"

New Living Translation
“What sort of man was he?” the king demanded. “What did he look like?”

English Standard Version
He said to them, “What kind of man was he who came to meet you and told you these things?”

Berean Study Bible
The king asked them, “What sort of man came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?”

King James Bible
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

New King James Version
Then he said to them, “What kind of man was it who came up to meet you and told you these words?”

New American Standard Bible
Then he said to them, “What did the man look like, who came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?”

NASB 1995
He said to them, "What kind of man was he who came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?"

NASB 1977
And he said to them, “What kind of man was he who came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?”

Amplified Bible
The king asked them, “What was the appearance of the man who came up to meet you and said these things to you?”

Christian Standard Bible
The king asked them, “What sort of man came up to meet you and spoke those words to you? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king asked them, "What sort of man came up to meet you and spoke those words to you?"

American Standard Version
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he that came up to meet you, and told you these words?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
So they returned and reported to the king as Eliu said: and he said to them, What was the manner of the man who went up to mid you, and spoke to you these words?

Contemporary English Version
"What did the man look like?" Ahaziah asked.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: What manner of man was he who met you, and spoke these words?

English Revised Version
And he said unto them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

Good News Translation
"What did the man look like?" the king asked.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king asked them, "What was the man like who told you this?"

International Standard Version
He told them, "Describe the man who met you and told you these things."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he said unto them: 'What manner of man was he that came up to meet you, and told you these words?'

Literal Standard Version
And he says to them, “What [is] the fashion of the man who has come up to meet you, and speaks these words to you?”

NET Bible
The king asked them, "Describe the appearance of this man who came up to meet you and told you these things."

New Heart English Bible
He said to them, "What kind of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words?"

World English Bible
He said to them, "What kind of man was he who came up to meet you, and told you these words?"

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith unto them, 'What is the fashion of the man who hath come up to meet you, and speaketh unto you these words?'

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Elijah Denounces Ahaziah
6They replied, “A man came up to meet us and said, ‘Go back to the king who sent you and tell him that this is what the LORD says: Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending these men to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not get up from the bed on which you are lying. You will surely die.’ ” 7The king asked them, “What sort of man came up to meet you and spoke these words to you?” 8“He was a hairy man,” they answered, “with a leather belt around his waist.” “It was Elijah the Tishbite,” said the king.…

Cross References
2 Kings 1:6
They replied, "A man came up to meet us and said, 'Go back to the king who sent you and tell him that this is what the LORD says: Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending these men to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you will not get up from the bed on which you are lying. You will surely die.'"

2 Kings 1:8
"He was a hairy man," they answered, "with a leather belt around his waist." "It was Elijah the Tishbite," said the king.


Treasury of Scripture

And he said to them, What manner of man was he which came up to meet you, and told you these words?

Judges 8:18
Then said he unto Zebah and Zalmunna, What manner of men were they whom ye slew at Tabor? And they answered, As thou art, so were they; each one resembled the children of a king.

1 Samuel 28:14
And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.









(7) He said.--Spake. (See Note on 2Kings 1:3.)

What manner of man?--See margin. The word mishpat here denotes the external characteristics and visible peculiarities by which a man is distinguished (sh?phat) from his fellows. (Comp. our expressions "sort," "fashion," "style," and the Vulgate, "Cujus figurae et habitus est vir ille?" LXX., ? ??????. Syriac, "appearance," "look." Targum, ?????.)

Verse 7. - What manner of man was he? literally, what was the manner of the man? What was his appearance? Were there any marks about him by which he might be recognized and known? Ahaziah may have already suspected that the man who had denounced woe on him would be the same who had denounced woe on his father (see 1 Kings 21:20-22).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
The king asked them,
וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

“What
מֶ֚ה (meh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

sort
מִשְׁפַּ֣ט (miš·paṭ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

of man
הָאִ֔ישׁ (hā·’îš)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

came up
עָלָ֖ה (‘ā·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to meet
לִקְרַאתְכֶ֑ם (liq·raṯ·ḵem)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7125: Against he come, help, meet, seek, to, in the way

you and spoke
וַיְדַבֵּ֣ר (way·ḏab·bêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

these
הָאֵֽלֶּה׃ (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those

words
הַדְּבָרִ֖ים (had·də·ḇā·rîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to you?”
אֲלֵיכֶ֔ם (’ă·lê·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to


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