2 Kings 3:16
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New International Version
and he said, "This is what the LORD says: I will fill this valley with pools of water.

King James Bible
And he said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this valley full of ditches.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Thus saith Jehovah: Make this valley full of ditches.

World English Bible
He said, "Thus says Yahweh, 'Make this valley full of trenches.'

Young's Literal Translation
and he saith, 'Thus said Jehovah, Make this valley ditches -- ditches;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Make this valley full of ditches - The word נחל nachal may be translated brook, as it is by the Vulgate and Septuagint. There probably was a river here, but it was now dry; and the prophet desires that they would enlarge the channel, and cut out various canals from it, and reservoirs, where water might be collected for the refreshment of the army and of the cattle; and these were to be made so wide that the reflection of the sun's rays from this water might be the means of confounding and destroying the Moabites.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Make this valley

2 Kings 4:3 Then he said, Go, borrow you vessels abroad of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Numbers 2:18,16-18 On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim according to their armies...

Sight and Blindness
'Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. 9. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that them pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. 10. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. 11. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Balak's Inquiries Relative to the Service of God, and Balaam's Answer, Briefly Considered.
"Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with, thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my first born for my transgression; the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?--He hath shewed thee, 0 man, what is good: And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?" As mankind are
Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

Cross References
2 Kings 3:15
But now bring me a harpist." While the harpist was playing, the hand of the LORD came on Elisha

2 Kings 3:17
For this is what the LORD says: You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this valley will be filled with water, and you, your cattle and your other animals will drink.

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