Parallel Verses

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!"

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.

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.”

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 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!" 2 Elisha responded, "What shall I do for you? Tell me what you have in your house." She replied, "Your servant has nothing in the entire house except for a flask of oil."


Cross References

2 Kings 2:3

When the Guild of Prophets who lived in Bethel came out to greet Elisha, they asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor?" "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down."

Leviticus 25:39-41

"If your brother with you becomes so poor that he sells himself to you, you are not to make him serve like a bond slave.

Leviticus 25:48

he has the right to be redeemed after he sells himself. One of his brothers may redeem him.

Nehemiah 5:2-5

because certain of them kept claiming, "Since we have so many sons and daughters, we must get some grain so we can eat and survive."

Matthew 18:25

Because he couldn't pay, his master ordered him, his wife, his children, and everything that he owned to be sold so that payment could be made.

Genesis 22:12

"Don't lay your hand on the youth!" he said. "Don't do anything to him, because I've just demonstrated that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only unique one, from me."

1 Samuel 22:2

Everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was malcontent gathered around him, and he became their leader. There were about 400 men with him.

1 Kings 18:3

Ahab called for Obadiah, his household supervisor. This man, who feared the LORD very much,

1 Kings 20:35

Right about then, one of the members of the guild of prophets told another through a message from the LORD: "Please strike me!" But the man refused to do so,

2 Kings 2:5

The Guild of Prophets who lived in Jericho approached Elisha and asked him, "You are aware, aren't you, that later today the LORD is going to remove your master from being your mentor?" "Of course I'm aware of it," he said. "Calm down."

2 Kings 4:38

Elisha returned to Gilgal during a time of famine in the land. While the Guild of Prophets were having a meal with him, he instructed his attendant, "Put a large pot on the fire and boil some stew for the Guild of Prophets."

Nehemiah 7:2

I appointed my brother Hanani and fortress commander Hananiah to be over Jerusalem, since he was a faithful person who revered God more than many others did.

Nehemiah 10:31

As for the people of the land who bring merchandise or grain to sell on the Sabbath day, we will not buy from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day. We will forego planting crops, and we will cancel debts during every seventh year."

Psalm 103:11

As high as heaven rises above earth, so his gracious love strengthens those who fear him.

Psalm 103:17

Yet the LORD's gracious love remains throughout eternity for those who fear him and his righteous acts extend to their children's children,

Psalm 112:1-2

Hallelujah! How happy is the person who fears the LORD, who truly delights in his commandments.

Psalm 115:13

He will bless those who fear the LORD, both the important and the insignificant together.

Psalm 147:11

But the LORD is pleased with those who fear him, with those who depend on his gracious love.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Even though a sinner does what is wrong a hundred times and still survives, nevertheless I also know that things will go well for those who fear God, who fear in his presence.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Let the conclusion of all of these thoughts be heard: Fear God and obey his commandments, for this is what it means to be human.

Jeremiah 34:14

"At the end of seven years, each of you is to set free your fellow Hebrew who has sold himself to you and has served you for six years. You are to send him out from you with no further obligation." But your ancestors didn't obey me or pay attention.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other. The LORD listened and took note, and a scroll of remembrance was written in his presence about those who fear the LORD and honor His name.

Malachi 4:2

But the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in its light for those who fear my name. You will go out and leap like calves released from their stalls

Matthew 18:30

But he refused and had him thrown into prison until he could repay the debt.

Matthew 18:35

This is how my heavenly Father will treat each one of you unless you forgive your brother from your hearts."

Acts 13:26

"My brothers, descendants of Abraham's family, and those among you who fear God, it is to us that the message of this salvation has been sent.

James 2:13

For the one who has shown no mercy will be judged without mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Revelation 15:4

Lord, who won't fear and praise your name? For you alone are holy, and all the nations will come and worship you because your judgments have been revealed."

Revelation 19:5

A voice came from the throne, saying, "Praise our God, all who serve and fear him, from the least important to the most important."

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