Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

But they persisted until he was frustrated, so he said, "Send them out!" So they sent out the 50 men, and they looked around for three days but did not find Elijah.

New American Standard Bible

But when they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, "Send." They sent therefore fifty men; and they searched three days but did not find him.

King James Version

And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

Holman Bible

However, they urged him to the point of embarrassment, so he said, “Send them.” They sent 50 men, who looked for three days but did not find him.

A Conservative Version

And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. Therefore they sent fifty men. And they sought three days, but did not find him.

American Standard Version

And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

Amplified

But when they urged him till he was embarrassed, he said, Send. So they sent fifty men, who sought for three days but did not find him.

Bible in Basic English

But when they kept on requesting him, he was shamed and said, Send, then. So they sent fifty men; but after searching for three days, they came back without having seen him.

Darby Translation

And they pressed him till he was ashamed, and he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men, and they sought three days, but did not find him.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But when they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men, and they sought him three days, but did not find him.

Julia Smith Translation

And they will press upon him till he was ashamed, and he will say, Send. And they will send fifty men; and they will seek three days, and they found not

King James 2000

And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send them. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

Lexham Expanded Bible

But they urged him until embarrassing [him], so he said, "Send them." So they sent fifty men, and they looked for three days, but they could not find him.

Modern King James verseion

And they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, Send. And they sent fifty men. And they looked for three days, but did not find him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Nevertheless yet they lay upon him, till he was ashamed, and said, "Send." And they sent fifty men which sought him three days and three nights, but found him not.

NET Bible

But they were so insistent, he became embarrassed. So he said, "Send them out." They sent the fifty men out and they looked for three days, but could not find Elijah.

New Heart English Bible

When they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, "Send them." They sent therefore fifty men; and they searched for three days, but did not find him.

The Emphasized Bible

But, when they urged him until he was ashamed, he said - Send. So they sent fifty men, and made search three days, but found him not.

Webster

And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men; and they sought three days, but found him not.

World English Bible

When they urged him until he was ashamed, he said, "Send them." They sent therefore fifty men; and they searched for three days, but didn't find him.

Youngs Literal Translation

And they press upon him, till he is ashamed, and he saith, 'Send ye;' and they send fifty men, and they seek three days, and have not found him;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
פּצר 
Patsar 
Usage: 7

בּוּשׁ 
Buwsh 
Usage: 119

he said

Usage: 0

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

שׁלח 
Shalach 
Usage: 848

חמשּׁים 
Chamishshiym 
Usage: 163

men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

שׁלשׁה שׁלושׁה שׁלשׁ שׁלושׁ 
Shalowsh 
Usage: 430

יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

but found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

References

Context Readings

Elisha Begins His Ministry

16 Then they asked Elisha, "Look! We have 50 valiant men here with your servant! Please let them go out and search for your master Elijah. Perhaps the Spirit of the LORD has taken him up on a mountain or into a valley." Elisha responded, "Don't bother searching." 17 But they persisted until he was frustrated, so he said, "Send them out!" So they sent out the 50 men, and they looked around for three days but did not find Elijah. 18 By the time they returned, Elisha was living in Jericho. Then Elisha asked them, "Didn't I tell you not to go?"



Cross References

2 Kings 8:11

Then Elisha looked steadily at Hazael until Hazael grew ashamed, and then the man of God began to cry.

2 Samuel 18:22-23

"Please," Zadok's son Ahimaaz continued, "No matter what happens, let me follow the Ethiopian!" Joab asked him, "Why this request to run, my son? There's no reward in it for you."

Luke 11:8

I tell you, even though that man doesn't want to get up and give him anything because he is his friend, he will get up and give him whatever he needs because of his persistence.

Romans 10:2

For I can testify on their behalf that they have a zeal for God, but it is not in keeping with full knowledge.

Hebrews 11:5

By faith Enoch was taken away without experiencing death. He could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he won approval as one who pleased God.

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