New International Version
The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there."
King James Bible
And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.
Darby Bible Translation
And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place, for thither the Syrians are come down.
World English Bible
The man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, "Beware that you not pass such a place; for the Syrians are coming down there."
Young's Literal Translation
And the man of God sendeth unto the king of Israel, saying, 'Take heed of passing by this place, for thither are the Aramaeans coming down;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Beware that thou pass not such a place - Elisha must have had this information by immediate revelation from heaven.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
thither the Syrians
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
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Letter xix (A. D. 1127) to Suger, Abbot of S. Denis
2 Kings 4:1
The wife of a man from the company of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that he revered the LORD. But now his creditor is coming to take my two boys as his slaves."
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 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."
2 Kings 6:10
So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places.
2 Kings 6:12
"None of us, my lord the king," said one of his officers, "but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom."
Because the LORD revealed their plot to me, I knew it, for at that time he showed me what they were doing.
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