2 Kings 4:28
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English Standard Version
Then she said, “Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me?’”

King James Bible
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

American Standard Version
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she said to him: Did I ask a son of my lord? did I not say to thee: Do not deceive me?

English Revised Version
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?

Webster's Bible Translation
Then she said, Did I ask a son from my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The mother took the dead child at once up to the chamber built for Elisha, laid it upon the bed of the man of God, and shut the door behind her; she then asked her husband, without telling him of the death of the boy, to send a young man with a she-ass, that she might ride as quickly as possible to the man of God; and when her husband asked her, "Wherefore wilt thou go to him to-day, since it is neither new moon nor Sabbath?"

(Note: From these words, Theod., Kimchi, C. a Lap., Vatabl., and others have drawn the correct conclusion, that the pious in Israel were accustomed to meet together at the prophets' houses for worship and edification, on those days which were appointed in the law (Leviticus 23:3; Numbers 28:11.) for the worship of God; and from this Hertz and Hengstenberg have still further inferred, that in the kingdom of the ten tribes not only were the Sabbath and new moons kept, as is evident from Amos 8:5 also, but the prophets supplied the pious in that kingdom with a substitute for the missing Levitical priesthood.)

she replied, shalom; i.e., either "it is all well," or "never mind." For this word, which is used in reply to a question after one's health (see 2 Kings 4:26), is apparently also used, as Clericus has correctly observed, when the object is to avoid giving a definite answer to any one, and yet at the same time to satisfy him.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Did I desire

Genesis 30:1 And when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister; and said to Jacob, Give me children, or else I die.

Do not

2 Kings 4:16 And he said, About this season, according to the time of life, you shall embrace a son. And she said, No, my lord...

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2 Kings 4:16
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."

2 Kings 4:29
He said to Gehazi, "Tie up your garment and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not reply. And lay my staff on the face of the child."

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