New International Version
She left him and shut the door behind her and her sons. They brought the jars to her and she kept pouring.
King James Bible
So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
Darby Bible Translation
And she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons: they brought [the vessels] to her, and she poured out.
World English Bible
So she went from him, and shut the door on her and on her sons; they brought the containers to her, and she poured out.
Young's Literal Translation
And she goeth from him, and shutteth the door upon her, and upon her sons; they are bringing nigh unto her, and she is pouring out,
2 Kings 4:5 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Save a pot of oil - Oil was used as aliment, for anointing the body after bathing, and to anoint the dead. Some think that this pot of oil was what this widow had kept for her burial: see Matthew 26:12.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 4:4
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 4:6
When all the jars were full, she said to her son, "Bring me another one." But he replied, "There is not a jar left." Then the oil stopped flowing.
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