New International Version
After the servant had lifted him up and carried him to his mother, the boy sat on her lap until noon, and then he died.
King James Bible
And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died.
Darby Bible Translation
And he carried him, and brought him to his mother; and he sat on her knees till noon, and died.
World English Bible
When he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees until noon, and then died.
Young's Literal Translation
and he beareth him, and bringeth him in unto his mother, and he sitteth on her knees till the noon, and dieth.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My head, my head - Probably affected by the coup de soleil, or sun stroke, which might, in so young a subject, soon occasion death, especially in that hot country.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
and then died
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 4:19
He said to his father, "My head! My head!" His father told a servant, "Carry him to his mother."
2 Kings 4:21
She went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, then shut the door and went out.
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