New Living Translation
Then she said, "Did I ask you for a son, my lord? And didn't I say, 'Don't deceive me and get my hopes up'?"
King James Bible
Then she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
Darby Bible Translation
And she said, Did I desire a son of my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?
World English Bible
Then she said, "Did I desire a son of my lord? Didn't I say, Do not deceive me?"
Young's Literal Translation
And she saith, 'Did I ask a son from my lord? did I not say, Do not deceive me?'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:28 She said - This child was not given to me upon my immoderate desire, for which I might have justly been thus chastised, but was freely promised by thee in God's name, and from his special favour. Deceive me - With vain hopes of a comfort that I should never have. And I had been much happier if I had never had it, than to lose it so quickly.
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2 Kings 4:16
"Next year at this time you will be holding a son in your arms!" "No, my lord!" she cried. "O man of God, don't deceive me and get my hopes up like that."
2 Kings 4:29
Then Elisha said to Gehazi, "Get ready to travel; take my staff and go! Don't talk to anyone along the way. Go quickly and lay the staff on the child's face."
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