New International Version
She said to her husband, "I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God.
King James Bible
And she said unto her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God, which passeth by us continually.
Darby Bible Translation
And she said to her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us continually.
World English Bible
She said to her husband, "See now, I perceive that this is a holy man of God, that passes by us continually.
Young's Literal Translation
and she saith unto her husband, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have known that a holy man of God he is, passing over by us continually;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
This is a holy man of God - That is, a prophet, as the Chaldee interprets it.
Which passeth by us continually - It probably lay in his way to some school of the prophets that he usually attended.
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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
2 Kings 4:7
She went and told the man of God, and he said, "Go, sell the oil and pay your debts. You and your sons can live on what is left."
2 Chronicles 25:7
But a man of God came to him and said, "Your Majesty, these troops from Israel must not march with you, for the LORD is not with Israel--not with any of the people of Ephraim.
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