New American Standard Bible
He said, "Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it." So they brought it to him.
King James Bible
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to him.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt in it. And they brought it to him.
World English Bible
He said, "Bring me a new jar, and put salt in it." They brought it to him.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Bring to me a new dish, and place there salt;' and they bring it unto him,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The "new cruse" and the "salt" are evidently chosen from a regard to symbolizm. The foul stream represents sin, and to cleanse it emblems of purity must he taken. Hence, the clean "new" dish previously unused, and thus untainted; and the salt, a common Scriptural symbol of incorruption (see Leviticus 2:13; Ezekiel 43:24; Matthew 5:13, etc.).
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'And it came to pass, when the Lord would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal. 2. And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the Lord hath sent me to Beth-el. And Elisha said unto him, As the Lord liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. 80 they went down to Beth-el 3, And the sons of the prophets that were at Beth-el came forth to Elisha and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Lord will take away thy master from thy head …
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2 Kings 2:19
Then the men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful."
2 Kings 2:21
He went out to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, "Thus says the LORD, 'I have purified these waters; there shall not be from there death or unfruitfulness any longer.'"
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