2 Kings 4:42
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English Standard Version
A man came from Baal-shalishah, bringing the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And Elisha said, “Give to the men, that they may eat.”

King James Bible
And there came a man from Baalshalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

American Standard Version
And there came a man from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the first-fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of grain in his sack. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And a certain man came from Baalsalisa bringing to the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty leaves of barley, and new corn in his scrip. And he said: Give to the people, that they may eat.

English Revised Version
And there came a man from Baal-shalishah, and brought the man of God bread of the firstfruits, twenty loaves of barley, and fresh ears of corn in his sack. And he said, Give unto the people, that they may eat.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came a man from Baal-shalisha, and brought the man of God bread of the first fruits, twenty loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in its husk. And he said, Give to the people, that they may eat.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

After the restoration of the boy to life, Elisha had his mother called and gave her back her son, for which she fell at his feet with thanksgiving.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Baal-shalisha

1 Samuel 9:4,7 And he passed through mount Ephraim, and passed through the land of Shalisha, but they found them not...

bread

2 Kings 4:38 And Elisha came again to Gilgal: and there was a dearth in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him...

Exodus 23:16 And the feast of harvest, the first fruits of your labors, which you have sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering...

Deuteronomy 12:6 And thither you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows...

Deuteronomy 26:2-10 That you shall take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which you shall bring of your land that the LORD your God gives you...

1 Samuel 9:7 Then said Saul to his servant, But, behold, if we go, what shall we bring the man? for the bread is spent in our vessels...

2 Chronicles 11:13,14 And the priests and the Levites that were in all Israel resorted to him out of all their coasts...

Proverbs 3:9,10 Honor the LORD with your substance, and with the first fruits of all your increase...

1 Corinthians 9:11 If we have sown to you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

Galatians 6:6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate to him that teaches in all good things.

of barley

2 Kings 7:1,16-18 Then Elisha said, Hear you the word of the LORD; Thus said the LORD...

Deuteronomy 8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of cows, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat...

John 6:9,13 There is a lad here, which has five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many...

the husk thereof. or, his scrip, or garment. Note: Parched corn, or corn to be parched; full ears before they are ripe, parched on the fire: a very frequent food in the East. The loaves were probably extremely small, as their loaves of bread still are in eastern countries. But small as this may appear, it would be a considerable present in the time of famine; though very inadequate to the number of persons.

Baal-shalisha, of which the person who made this seasonable present was an inhabitant, was situated, according to Eusebius and Jerome, fifteen miles north of Diospolis, or Lydda.

Cross References
Matthew 14:16
But Jesus said, "They need not go away; you give them something to eat."

Matthew 15:32
Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the crowd because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And I am unwilling to send them away hungry, lest they faint on the way."

1 Samuel 9:4
And he passed through the hill country of Ephraim and passed through the land of Shalishah, but they did not find them. And they passed through the land of Shaalim, but they were not there. Then they passed through the land of Benjamin, but did not find them.

1 Kings 14:3
Take with you ten loaves, some cakes, and a jar of honey, and go to him. He will tell you what shall happen to the child."

2 Kings 5:5
And the king of Syria said, "Go now, and I will send a letter to the king of Israel." So he went, taking with him ten talents of silver, six thousand shekels of gold, and ten changes of clothing.

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