2 Kings 4:16
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English Standard Version
And he said, “At this season, about this time next year, you shall embrace a son.” And she said, “No, my lord, O man of God; do not lie to your servant.”

King James Bible
And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.

American Standard Version
And he said, At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thy handmaid.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He said to her: At this time, and this same hour, if life accompany, thou shalt have a son in thy womb. But she answered: Do not, I beseech thee, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.

English Revised Version
And he said, At this season, when the time cometh round, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine handmaid.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie to thy handmaid.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The woman then asked her husband to build a small upper chamber for this holy man of God, and to furnish it with the necessary articles of furniture (viz., bed, table, seat, and lamp), that he might always turn in at their house. עליּת־קיר is either a walled upper chamber, i.e., one built with brick and not with wooden walls (Cler., Then.), or an upper chamber built upon the wall of the house (Ges.).

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Genesis 17:21 But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear to you at this set time in the next year.

Genesis 18:10,14 And he said, I will certainly return to you according to the time of life; and, see, Sarah your wife shall have a son...

season [heb] set time
thou shalt

Genesis 17:16,17 And I will bless her, and give you a son also of her: yes, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations...

Luke 1:13,30,31 But the angel said to him, Fear not, Zacharias: for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elisabeth shall bear you a son...

my lord

2 Kings 2:19 And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, I pray you, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees...

do not lie

2 Kings 18:9 And it came to pass in the fourth year of king Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea son of Elah king of Israel...

Psalm 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

Luke 1:18-20 And Zacharias said to the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years...

Cross References
Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son."

2 Kings 4:15
He said, "Call her." And when he had called her, she stood in the doorway.

2 Kings 4:17
But the woman conceived, and she bore a son about that time the following spring, as Elisha had said to her.

2 Kings 4:28
Then she said, "Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, 'Do not deceive me?'"

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