New International Version
When the king of Israel saw them, he asked Elisha, "Shall I kill them, my father? Shall I kill them?"
King James Bible
And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them? shall I smite them?
Darby Bible Translation
And the king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite? shall I smite [them]?
World English Bible
The king of Israel said to Elisha, when he saw them, "My father, shall I strike them? Shall I strike them?"
Young's Literal Translation
And the king of Israel saith unto Elisha, at his seeing them, 'Do I smite -- do I smite -- my father?'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
My father, shall I smite - This was dastardly; the utmost he could have done with these men, when thus brought into his hand, was to make them prisoners of war.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My father This was dastardly: the utmost he ought to have done with these men, when thus brought into his hand, was to make them prisoners of war.
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
2 Kings 2:12
Elisha saw this and cried out, "My father! My father! The chariots and horsemen of Israel!" And Elisha saw him no more. Then he took hold of his garment and tore it in two.
2 Kings 5:13
Naaman's servants went to him and said, "My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, 'Wash and be cleansed'!"
2 Kings 8:9
Hazael went to meet Elisha, taking with him as a gift forty camel-loads of all the finest wares of Damascus. He went in and stood before him, and said, "Your son Ben-Hadad king of Aram has sent me to ask, 'Will I recover from this illness?'"
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