New International Version
He went in, shut the door on the two of them and prayed to the LORD.
King James Bible
He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And he went in and shut the door upon them both, and prayed to Jehovah.
World English Bible
He went in therefore, and shut the door on them both, and prayed to Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
and he goeth in and shutteth the door upon them both, and prayeth unto Jehovah.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Prayed unto the Lord - He had no power of his own by which he could restore the child.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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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
But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child's father and mother.
2 Kings 4:4
Then go inside and shut the door behind you and your sons. Pour oil into all the jars, and as each is filled, put it to one side."
2 Kings 4:32
When Elisha reached the house, there was the boy lying dead on his couch.
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