New International Version
The company of the prophets said to Elisha, "Look, the place where we meet with you is too small for us.
King James Bible
And the sons of the prophets said unto Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell with thee is too strait for us.
Darby Bible Translation
And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, Behold now, the place where we dwell before thee is too strait for us.
World English Bible
The sons of the prophets said to Elisha, "See now, the place where we dwell before you is too small for us.
Young's Literal Translation
And sons of the prophet say unto Elisha, 'Lo, we pray thee, the place where we are dwelling before thee is too strait for us;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The place - is too strait for us - Notwithstanding the general profligacy of Israel, the schools of the prophets increased. This was no doubt owing to the influence of Elisha.
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LibraryYoung Man! a Prayer for You
THIS YOUNG MAN waited upon a prophet: he could not have had a more instructive occupation; yet his eyes needed to be opened. He was well disposed towards good things, for the tone of his language to his master shows that he was heartily at one with him; but his eyes were not yet half opened. Being in great alarm for his master's safety, he ran to him to warn him: good servants should be their master's best friends. In return, his believing master prays for him. If we desire the good of our servants, …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 37: 1891
The Absolute Godhood of God is Seen in Administration
Meditations for the Morning.
Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.
2 Kings 2:3
The company of the prophets at Bethel came out to Elisha and asked, "Do you know that the LORD is going to take your master from you today?" "Yes, I know," Elisha replied, "so be quiet."
2 Kings 6:2
Let us go to the Jordan, where each of us can get a pole; and let us build a place there for us to meet." And he said, "Go."
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