New International Version
The child grew, and one day he went out to his father, who was with the reapers.
King James Bible
And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
Darby Bible Translation
And the child grew, and it came to pass one day, that he went out to his father to the reapers.
World English Bible
When the child was grown, it happened one day that he went out to his father to the reapers.
Young's Literal Translation
And the lad groweth, and the day cometh that he goeth out unto his father, unto the reapers,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the child was grown - We know not of what age he was, very likely four or six, if not more years; for he could go out to the reapers in the harvest field, converse, etc.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
to the reapers
LibraryWhen the Oil Flows
'And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.'--2 KINGS iv. 6. The series of miracles ascribed to Elisha are very unlike most of the wonderful works of even the Old Testament, and still more unlike those of the New. For about a great many of them there seems to have been no special purpose, either doctrinal or otherwise, but simply the relief of trivial and transient distresses. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
That the Grace of Devotion is Acquired by Humility and Self-Denial
2 Kings 4:17
But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.
2 Kings 4:19
He said to his father, "My head! My head!" His father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother."
2 Kings 8:1
Now Elisha had said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, "Go away with your family and stay for a while wherever you can, because the LORD has decreed a famine in the land that will last seven years."
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