New American Standard Bible
When the messengers returned to him he said to them, "Why have you returned?"
King James Bible
And when the messengers turned back unto him, he said unto them, Why are ye now turned back?
Darby Bible Translation
And the messengers returned to him; and he said to them, Why have ye returned?
World English Bible
The messengers returned to him, and he said to them, "Why is it that you have returned?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the messengers turn back unto him, and he saith unto them, 'What is this -- ye have turned back!'
2 Kings 1:5 Parallel
LibraryAnswer to the Jewish Rabby's Letter.
WE Are now come to the letter of Mr. W's Jewish Rabby, whom Mr. W. calls his friend, and says his letter consists of calm and sedate reasoning, p. 55. I on the other hand can see no reason in it. But the reader than not need to rely upon my judgment. Therefore I will transcribe some parts of it, and then make some remarks. The argument of the letter is, that the story of Lazarus's being raised is an imposture; or else the Jews could not have been so wicked, as to be on that account provoked against …
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles
2 Kings 1:4
"Now therefore thus says the LORD, 'You shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but you shall surely die.'" Then Elijah departed.
2 Kings 1:6
They said to him, "A man came up to meet us and said to us, 'Go, return to the king who sent you and say to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Is it because there is no God in Israel that you are sending to inquire of Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron? Therefore you shall not come down from the bed where you have gone up, but shall surely die.'"'"
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