2 Kings 4:20
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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.

2 Kings 4:20 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke'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

his mother

Isaiah 49:15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yes, they may forget...

Isaiah 66:13 As one whom his mother comforts, so will I comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

Luke 7:12 Now when he came near to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother...

and then died

Genesis 22:2 And he said, Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and get you into the land of Moriah...

Genesis 37:3,5 Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors...

1 Kings 17:17 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore...

Ezekiel 24:16-18 Son of man, behold, I take away from you the desire of your eyes with a stroke: yet neither shall you mourn nor weep...

Luke 2:35 (Yes, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

John 11:3,5,14 Therefore his sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom you love is sick...

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When 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
The Voice of the Beloved Thou oughtest to seek earnestly the grace of devotion, to ask it fervently, to wait for it patiently and faithfully, to receive it gratefully, to preserve it humbly, to work with it diligently, and to leave to God the time and manner of heavenly visitation until it come. Chiefly oughtest thou to humble thyself when thou feelest inwardly little or no devotion, yet not to be too much cast down, nor to grieve out of measure. God ofttimes giveth in one short moment what He
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ

Cross References
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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