Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

The men who lived in the city addressed Elisha. "Look now," they said, "our city's location is good, as you have been observing, but the water springs here are bad and the land isn't sustaining crops."

New American Standard Bible

Then the men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold now, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad and the land is unfruitful."

King James Version

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is naught, and the ground barren.

Holman Bible

Then the men of the city said to Elisha, “Even though our lord can see that the city’s location is good, the water is bad and the land unfruitful.”

A Conservative Version

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees, but the water is bad, and the ground barren.

American Standard Version

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, we pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is bad, and the land miscarrieth.

Amplified

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, inhabiting of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees, but the water is bad and the locality causes miscarriage and barrenness [in all animals].

Bible in Basic English

Now the men of the town said to Elisha, You see that the position of this town is good; but the water is bad, causing the young of the cattle to come to birth dead.

Darby Translation

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold now, the situation of the city is good, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land is barren.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, the seat of this city is good, as my lord sees, but the water is evil, and the ground barren.

Julia Smith Translation

And the men of the city will say to Elisha, Behold the situation of the city good, as my lord sees: and the waters evil and the land barren.

King James 2000

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Behold, I pray you, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees: but the water is bad, and the ground barren.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The men of the city said to Elisha, "Please now, the location of the city [is] good, as my master can see, but the water [is] bad and the land unproductive."

Modern King James verseion

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, please, the location of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees. But the waters are bad, and the ground is barren.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Then the men of Jericho said to Elisha, "Behold, the city standeth pleasantly as my lord seeth, but the water is nought and the ground barren."

NET Bible

The men of the city said to Elisha, "Look, the city has a good location, as our master can see. But the water is bad and the land doesn't produce crops."

New Heart English Bible

The men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold, please, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land miscarries."

The Emphasized Bible

And the men of the city said unto Elisha, Lo! we pray thee, the situation of the city, is good, as, my lord, seeth, - but, the waters, are bad, and, the land, apt to miscarry.

Webster

And the men of the city said to Elisha, Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord seeth: but the water is bad, and the ground barren.

World English Bible

The men of the city said to Elisha, "Behold, please, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the land miscarries."

Youngs Literal Translation

And the men of the city say unto Elisha, 'Lo, we pray thee, the site of the city is good, as my lord seeth, and the waters are bad, and the earth sterile.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the men
אנושׁ 
'enowsh 
Usage: 42

of the city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

of this city
עיר ער עיר 
`iyr 
Usage: 1094

as my lord
אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

but the water
מים 
Mayim 
Usage: 581

and the ground
ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Elisha Begins His Ministry

18 By the time they returned, Elisha was living in Jericho. Then Elisha asked them, "Didn't I tell you not to go?" 19 The men who lived in the city addressed Elisha. "Look now," they said, "our city's location is good, as you have been observing, but the water springs here are bad and the land isn't sustaining crops." 20 Elisha ordered them, "Bring me a new bowl and put some salt in it." So they brought him what he had requested.



Cross References

Exodus 7:19

The LORD also told Moses, "Tell Aaron, "Take your staff and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their Nile River, over their ponds, and over their reservoirs, and they'll become blood. There will be blood throughout the land of Egypt, even in their wood and stone containers.'"

Exodus 15:23

When they came to Marah, they could not drink the water at Marah because it was bitter. (That is why it's called Marah.)

Exodus 23:26

No woman will miscarry or be barren in your land, and I'll make every day of your life complete.

Numbers 12:11

Aaron begged Moses, "I pray my lord, please don't hold this sin against us, since we've acted foolishlyand sinned in doing so.

Deuteronomy 28:2-4

Moreover, all these blessings will come upon you in abundance, if you obey the LORD your God:

Deuteronomy 28:11

"The LORD will show his abundant goodness with respect to your children, the offspring of your animals, and the produce of your farmland that he promised your ancestors he would give you.

Deuteronomy 28:15-18

"But if you don't obey the LORD your God and faithfully carry out all his commands and statutes that I'm giving you today, then all these curses will come upon you and overwhelm you:

Joshua 6:17

The city along with everything in it is to be turned over to the LORD for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone who is with her in her house may live, because she hid the scouts we sent.

Joshua 6:26

Then Joshua made everyone take the following oath at that time. He said: "Cursed in the presence of the LORD is the man who restores and rebuilds this city of Jericho! He will lay its foundation at the cost of his firstborn, and at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates."

1 Kings 16:34

It was during Ahab's reign that Hiel the Bethelite rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations just as his firstborn son Abiram was dying, and he erected its gates while his youngest son Segub was dying, thus fulfilling the message that the LORD delivered through Nun's son Joshua.

1 Kings 18:7

While Obadiah was on the road, Elijah met him. Obadiah recognized him and bowed down with his face to the ground. "It's you, isn't it, my master Elijah?"

1 Kings 18:13

Hasn't anyone told you, my master, what I did when Jezebel was killing the LORD's prophets? I hid 100 of the LORD's prophets by fifties in a cave and provided food and water for them.

Hosea 9:14

Give them, LORD What will you give? You will give them a womb that miscarries and dry breasts.

1 Timothy 5:17

Elders who handle their duties well should be considered worthy of double compensation, especially those who work hard at preaching and teaching.

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