2 Kings 4:33
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English Standard Version
So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the LORD.

King James Bible
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

American Standard Version
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And going in he shut the door upon him, and upon the child, and prayed to the Lord.

English Revised Version
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them both, and prayed to the LORD.

2 Kings 4:33 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When the prophet saw her מנּגד (from the opposite), that is to say, saw her coming in the distance, and recognised her as the Shunammite, he sent Gehazi to meet her, to ask her about her own health and that of her husband and child. She answered, shalom, i.e., well, that she might not be detained by any further discussion, and came to the prophet and embraced his feet, to pray for the help of the "holy man of God." Gehazi wanted to thrust her away, "because it seemed to him an immodest importunity to wish to urge the prophet in such a way as this, and as it were to compel him" (Seb. Schm.); but the prophet said, "Let her alone, for her soul is troubled, and Jehovah has hidden it from me and has not told me."

(Note: All that we can infer from these last words with regard to the nature of prophecy, is that the donum propheticum did not involve a supernatural revelation of every event.)

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

shut the door

2 Kings 4:4 And when you are come in, you shall shut the door on you and on your sons, and shall pour out into all those vessels...

Matthew 6:6 But you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father which is in secret...

prayed

2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand...

2 Kings 6:17,18,20 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray you, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man...

1 Kings 17:20,21 And he cried to the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, have you also brought evil on the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son...

1 Kings 18:26,27 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying...

John 11:41,42 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father...

Acts 9:40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes...

James 5:13-18 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms...

Cross References
Matthew 6:6
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Luke 8:51
And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child.

2 Kings 4:4
Then go in and shut the door behind yourself and your sons and pour into all these vessels. And when one is full, set it aside."

2 Kings 4:32
When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed.

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