New International Version
"Lift it out," he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.
King James Bible
Therefore said he, Take it up to thee. And he put out his hand, and took it.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Take [it] up to thee. And he put out his hand and took it.
World English Bible
He said, "Take it." So he put out his hand and took it.
Young's Literal Translation
and saith, 'Raise to thee;' and he putteth forth his hand and taketh it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He cut down a stick - This had no natural tendency to raise the iron; it was only a sign or ceremony which the prophet chose to use on the occasion.
The iron did swim - This was a real miracle; for the gravity of the metal must have for ever kept it at the bottom of the water.
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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, …
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2 Kings 6:6
The man of God asked, "Where did it fall?" When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float.
2 Kings 6:8
Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, "I will set up my camp in such and such a place."
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