2 Kings 6:13
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English Standard Version
And he said, “Go and see where he is, that I may send and seize him.” It was told him, “Behold, he is in Dothan.”

King James Bible
And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

American Standard Version
And he said, Go and see where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said to them: Go, and see where he is: that I may send, and take him. And they told him, saying: Behold he is in Dothan.

English Revised Version
And he said, Go and see where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Go, and spy where he is, that I may send and bring him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

When he showed Elisha, in answer to his inquiry, the place where it had fallen, the latter cut off a stick and threw it thither (into the water) and made the iron flow, i.e., float (יצף from צוּף, to flow, as in Deuteronomy 11:4); whereupon the prophets' pupil picked the axe out of the water with his hand. The object of the miracle was similar to that of the stater in the fish's mouth (Matthew 17:27), or of the miraculous feeding, namely, to show how the Lord could relieve earthly want through the medium of His prophet. The natural interpretation of the miracle, which is repeated by Thenius, namely, that "Elisha struck the eye of the axe with the long stick which he thrust into the river, so that the iron was lifted by the wood," needs no refutation, since the raising of an iron axe by a long stick, so as to make it float in the water, is impossible according to the laws of gravitation.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

spy where

1 Samuel 23:22,23 Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and know and see his place where his haunt is, and who has seen him there...

Psalm 10:8-10 He sits in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places does he murder the innocent...

Psalm 37:12-14,32,33 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth...

Jeremiah 36:26 But the king commanded Jerahmeel the son of Hammelech, and Seraiah the son of Azriel, and Shelemiah the son of Abdeel...

Matthew 2:4-8 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born...

John 11:47-53 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man does many miracles...

Acts 23:12-27 And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and bound themselves under a curse...

Dothan This is supposed to be the same place where Joseph was sold by his brethren; and it is placed by Eusebius

12 miles north of Samaria.

Genesis 37:17 And the man said, They are departed hence; for I heard them say, Let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brothers...

Cross References
Genesis 37:17
And the man said, "They have gone away, for I heard them say, 'Let us go to Dothan.'" So Joseph went after his brothers and found them at Dothan.

2 Kings 1:9
Then the king sent to him a captain of fifty men with his fifty. He went up to Elijah, who was sitting on the top of a hill, and said to him, "O man of God, the king says, 'Come down.'"

2 Kings 6:12
And one of his servants said, "None, my lord, O king; but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the words that you speak in your bedroom."

2 Kings 6:14
So he sent there horses and chariots and a great army, and they came by night and surrounded the city.

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