Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

One of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, has died. You know that your servant feared the Lord. Now the creditor is coming to take my two children as his slaves.”

New American Standard Bible

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, "Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the LORD; and the creditor has come to take my two children to be his slaves."

King James Version

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.

International Standard Version

Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, "My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!"

A Conservative Version

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou know that thy servant feared LORD, and the creditor has come to take my two children to him to be bo

American Standard Version

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear Jehovah: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two children to be bondmen.

Amplified

Now the wife of a son of the prophets cried to Elisha, Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. But the creditor has come to take my two sons to be his slaves.

Bible in Basic English

Now a certain woman, the wife of one of the sons of the prophets, came crying to Elisha and said, Your servant my husband is dead; and to your knowledge he was a worshipper of the Lord; but now, the creditor has come to take my two children as servants in payment of his debt.

Darby Translation

And a woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha saying, Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant feared Jehovah; and the creditor is come to take my two children to be bondmen.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Now a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried unto Elisha, saying, Thy slave, my husband, is dead; and thou knowest that thy slave feared the LORD; and the creditor is come to take my two sons to be his slaves.

Julia Smith Translation

And one woman from the wives of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband died, and thou knewest that thy servant was fearing Jehovah: and the creditor came to take my two children for servants.

King James 2000

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead; and you know that your servant did fear the LORD: and the creditor has come to take unto him my two sons to be slaves.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A certain woman from the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. Now you know that your servant was a fearer of Yahweh, but the creditor came to take two of my children for himself as slaves.

Modern King James verseion

And a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried to Elisha, saying, Your servant my husband is dead. And you know that your servant feared Jehovah. And the lender has come to take my two children to himself for slaves.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And there cried a certain woman of the wives of the children of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, "Thy servant my husband is dead, and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the LORD. And the creditor is come to fetch my two sons, to be his bondmen."

NET Bible

Now a wife of one of the prophets appealed to Elisha for help, saying, "Your servant, my husband is dead. You know that your servant was a loyal follower of the Lord. Now the creditor is coming to take away my two boys to be his servants."

New Heart English Bible

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared the LORD. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves."

The Emphasized Bible

Now, a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets, made outcry unto Elisha, saying - Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and, thou, knowest that, thy servant, was one who revered Yahweh, - now, the creditor, hath come to take my two boys to himself as bondmen.

Webster

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant feared the LORD: and the creditor hath come to take to him my two sons to be bond-men.

World English Bible

Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets to Elisha, saying, "Your servant my husband is dead. You know that your servant feared Yahweh. Now the creditor has come to take for himself my two children to be slaves."

Youngs Literal Translation

And a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets hath cried unto Elisha, saying, 'Thy servant, my husband, is dead, and thou hast known that thy servant was fearing Jehovah, and the lender hath come to take my two children to him for servants.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
צעק 
Tsa`aq 
Usage: 55

אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

of the wives
נשׁים אשּׁה 
'ishshah 
Usage: 780

of the sons

Usage: 0

of the prophets
נביא 
Nabiy' 
Usage: 315

אלישׁע 
'Eliysha` 
Usage: 58

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

my husband
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

is dead
מוּת 
Muwth 
Usage: 839

עבד 
`ebed 
Usage: 800

ירא 
Yare' 
Usage: 43

the Lord

Usage: 0

and the creditor
נשׁה 
Nashah 
Usage: 12

is come

come, bring, ... in, enter, go, carry, ...down, pass, ...out,
Usage: 0

to take
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

unto him my two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

ילד 
Yeled 
Usage: 89

Context Readings

Elisha Answers A Widow's Request

1 One of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, “Your servant, my husband, has died. You know that your servant feared the Lord. Now the creditor is coming to take my two children as his slaves.” 2 Elisha asked her, “What can I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?”She said, “Your servant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.”


Cross References

2 Kings 2:3

Then the sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

Leviticus 25:39-41

“If your brother among you becomes destitute and sells himself to you, you must not force him to do slave labor.

Leviticus 25:48

he has the right of redemption after he has been sold. One of his brothers may redeem him.

Nehemiah 5:2-5

Some were saying, “We, our sons, and our daughters are numerous. Let us get grain so that we can eat and live.”

Matthew 18:25

Since he had no way to pay it back, his master commanded that he, his wife, his children, and everything he had be sold to pay the debt.

Genesis 22:12

Then He said, “Do not lay a hand on the boy or do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your only son from Me.”

1 Samuel 22:2

In addition, every man who was desperate, in debt, or discontented rallied around him, and he became their leader. About 400 men were with him.

1 Kings 18:3

Ahab called for Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. Obadiah was a man who greatly feared the Lord

1 Kings 20:35

One of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow prophet by the word of the Lord, “Strike me!” But the man refused to strike him.

2 Kings 2:5

Then the sons of the prophets who were in Jericho came up to Elisha and said, “Do you know that the Lord will take your master away from you today?”He said, “Yes, I know. Be quiet.”

2 Kings 4:38

When Elisha returned to Gilgal, there was a famine in the land. The sons of the prophets were sitting at his feet. He said to his attendant, “Put on the large pot and make stew for the sons of the prophets.”

Nehemiah 7:2

Then I put my brother Hanani in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, commander of the fortress, because he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.

Nehemiah 10:31

When the surrounding peoples bring merchandise or any kind of grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or a holy day. We will also leave the land uncultivated in the seventh year and will cancel every debt.

Psalm 103:11

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is His faithful love
toward those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:17

But from eternity to eternity
the Lord’s faithful love is toward those who fear Him,
and His righteousness toward the grandchildren

Psalm 112:1-2

Hallelujah!
Happy is the man who fears the Lord,
taking great delight in His commands.

Psalm 115:13

He will bless those who fear the Lord
small and great alike.

Psalm 147:11

The Lord values those who fear Him,
those who put their hope in His faithful love.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Although a sinner commits crime a hundred times and prolongs his life, yet I also know that it will go well with God-fearing people, for they are reverent before Him.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

When all has been heard, the conclusion of the matter is: fear God and keep His commands, because this is for all humanity.

Jeremiah 34:14

At the end of seven years, each of you must free his Hebrew brother who sold himself to you. He may serve you six years, but then you must send him out free from you. But your ancestors did not obey Me or pay any attention.

Malachi 3:16

At that time those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord took notice and listened. So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who feared Yahweh and had high regard for His name.

Malachi 4:2

But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings, and you will go out and playfully jump like calves from the stall.

Matthew 18:30

But he wasn’t willing. On the contrary, he went and threw him into prison until he could pay what was owed.

Matthew 18:35

So My heavenly Father will also do to you if each of you does not forgive his brother from his heart.”

Acts 13:26

“Brothers, sons of Abraham’s race, and those among you who fear God, the message of this salvation has been sent to us.

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to the one who hasn’t shown mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Revelation 15:4

Lord, who will not fear
and glorify Your name?
Because You alone are holy,
for all the nations will come
and worship before You
because Your righteous acts
have been revealed.

Revelation 19:5

A voice came from the throne, saying:Praise our God,
all His slaves, who fear Him,
both small and great!

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