New Living Translation
Fifty men from the group of prophets also went and watched from a distance as Elijah and Elisha stopped beside the Jordan River.
King James Bible
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.
Darby Bible Translation
And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went and stood opposite afar off; and they two stood by the Jordan.
World English Bible
Fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood opposite them at a distance; and they both stood by the Jordan.
Young's Literal Translation
-- and fifty men of the sons of the prophets have gone on, and stand over-against afar off -- and both of them have stood by the Jordan.
2 Kings 2:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:7 To view - To observe this great event, Elijah's translation to heaven, which they expected every moment: and whereof they desired to be spectators, not to satisfy their own curiosity, but that they might be witnesses of it to others.
We read, that this city was not only wasted by Joshua with fire and sword, but cursed also. "Cursed be he before the Lord, who shall rise up and build that city Jericho," Joshua 6:26. "Nor was another city to be built (says the Talmudists), which was to be called by the name of Jericho: nor was Jericho itself to be built, although to be called by another name." And yet I know not by what chance this city crept out of dust and rubbish, lived again, and flourished, and became the second city to Jerusalem. …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Consolations against the Fear of Death.
The Healing of the Waters
The Country of Jericho, and the Situation of the City.
2 Kings 2:15
When the group of prophets from Jericho saw from a distance what happened, they exclaimed, "Elijah's spirit rests upon Elisha!" And they went to meet him and bowed to the ground before him.
2 Kings 2:16
"Sir," they said, "just say the word and fifty of our strongest men will search the wilderness for your master. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has left him on some mountain or in some valley." "No," Elisha said, "don't send them."
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