2 Kings 4:9
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English Standard Version
And she said to her husband, “Behold now, I know that this is a holy man of God who is continually passing our way.

King James Bible
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

American Standard Version
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passeth by us continually.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And she said to her husband: I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who often passeth by us.

English Revised Version
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.

Webster's Bible Translation
And she said to her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who passeth by us continually.

2 Kings 4:9 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Widow's Cruse of Oil. - A poor widow of the scholars of the prophets complained to Elisha of her distress, namely, that a creditor was about to take her two sons as servants (slaves). The Mosaic law gave a creditor the right to claim the person and children of a debtor who was unable to pay, and they were obliged to serve him as slaves till the year of jubilee, when they were once more set free (Leviticus 25:39-40). When the prophet learned, on inquiry that she had nothing in her house but a small flask of oil (אסוּך, from סוּך, means an anointing flask, a small vessel for the oil necessary for anointing the body), he told her to beg of all her neighbours empty vessels, not a few (אל־תּמעיטי, make not few, sc. to beg), and then to shut herself in with her sons, and to pour from her flask of oil into all these vessels till they were full, and then to sell this oil and pay her debt with the money, and use the rest for the maintenance of herself and her children. She was to close the house-door, that she might not be disturbed in her occupation by other people, and also generally to avoid all needless observation while the miracle was being performed. תּסּיאי המּלא, let that which is filled be put on one side, namely by the sons, who handed her the vessels, according to 2 Kings 4:5 and 2 Kings 4:6, so that she was able to pour without intermission. The form מיצקת is a participle Piel, and is quite appropriate as an emphatic form; the Keri השּׁקת (Hiphil) is an unnecessary alteration, especially as the Hiphil of יצק is הצּיּק. השׁמן ויּעמד, then the oil stood, i.e., it ceased to flow. The asyndeton בניך ואתּ is very harsh, and the Vav copul. has probably dropped out. With the alteration proposed by L. de Dieu, viz., of ואתּ into ואת, "live with thy sons," the verb תּחיי would necessarily stand first (Thenius).

2 Kings 4:9 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

she said

Proverbs 31:10,11 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies...

1 Peter 3:1 Likewise, you wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word...

this is

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1 Thessalonians 2:10 You are witnesses, and God also, how piously and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you that believe:

Titus 1:8 But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;

2 Peter 1:21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

2 Peter 3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets...

man of God

Deuteronomy 33:1 And this is the blessing, with which Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.

1 Kings 13:1 And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD to Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.

1 Kings 17:18,24 And she said to Elijah, What have I to do with you, O you man of God? are you come to me to call my sin to remembrance...

1 Timothy 6:11 But you, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

Cross References
2 Kings 4:7
She came and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts, and you and your sons can live on the rest."

2 Chronicles 25:7
But a man of God came to him and said, "O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the LORD is not with Israel, with all these Ephraimites.

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