Parallel Verses

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."

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.”

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 one of the wives of a man of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha [for help], saying “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant [reverently] feared the Lord; but the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves [in payment for a loan].”

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.

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.

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 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." 2 Elisha said to her, "What shall I do for you? Tell me: what do you have in the house?" She said, "Your handmaid has nothing in the house, except a pot of oil."


Cross References

2 Kings 2:3

The sons of the prophets who were at Bethel came out to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from your head today?" He said, "Yes, I know it; hold your peace."

Leviticus 25:39-41

"'If your brother has grown poor among you, and sells himself to you; you shall not make him to serve as a slave.

Leviticus 25:48

after he is sold he may be redeemed. One of his brothers may redeem him;

Nehemiah 5:2-5

For there were that said, "We, our sons and our daughters, are many. Let us get grain, that we may eat and live."

Matthew 18:25

But because he couldn't pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, with his wife, his children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

Genesis 22:12

He said, "Don't lay your hand on the boy, neither do anything to him. For now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me."

1 Samuel 22:2

Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain over them: and there were with him about four hundred men.

1 Kings 18:3

Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared Yahweh greatly:

1 Kings 20:35

A certain man of the sons of the prophets said to his fellow by the word of Yahweh, "Please strike me!" The man refused to strike him.

2 Kings 2:5

The sons of the prophets who were at Jericho came near to Elisha, and said to him, "Do you know that Yahweh will take away your master from your head today?" He answered, "Yes, I know it. Hold your peace."

2 Kings 4:38

Elisha came again to Gilgal. There was a famine in the land; and the sons of the prophets were sitting before him; and he said to his servant, "Set on the great pot, and boil stew for the sons of the prophets."

Nehemiah 7:2

that I put my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the governor of the castle, in charge of Jerusalem; for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many.

Nehemiah 10:31

and if the peoples of the land bring wares or any grain on the Sabbath day to sell, that we would not buy of them on the Sabbath, or on a holy day; and that we would forego the seventh year, and the exaction of every debt.

Psalm 103:11

For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is his loving kindness toward those who fear him.

Psalm 103:17

But Yahweh's loving kindness is from everlasting to everlasting with those who fear him, his righteousness to children's children;

Psalm 112:1-2

Praise Yah! Blessed is the man who fears Yahweh, who delights greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 115:13

He will bless those who fear Yahweh, both small and great.

Psalm 147:11

Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.

Ecclesiastes 8:12

Though a sinner commits crimes a hundred times, and lives long, yet surely I know that it will be better with those who fear God, who are reverent before him.

Ecclesiastes 12:13

This is the end of the matter. All has been heard. Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man.

Jeremiah 34:14

At the end of seven years you shall let go every man his brother who is a Hebrew, who has been sold to you, and has served you six years, you shall let him go free from you: but your fathers didn't listen to me, neither inclined their ear.

Malachi 3:16

Then those who feared Yahweh spoke one with another; and Yahweh listened, and heard, and a book of memory was written before him, for those who feared Yahweh, and who honored his name.

Malachi 4:2

But to you who fear my name shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in its wings. You will go out, and leap like calves of the stall.

Matthew 18:30

He would not, but went and cast him into prison, until he should pay back that which was due.

Matthew 18:35

So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don't each forgive your brother from your hearts for his misdeeds."

Acts 13:26

Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you.

James 2:13

For judgment is without mercy to him who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.

Revelation 15:4

Who wouldn't fear you, Lord, and glorify your name? For you only are holy. For all the nations will come and worship before you. For your righteous acts have been revealed."

Revelation 19:5

A voice came forth from the throne, saying, "Give praise to our God, all you his servants, you who fear him, the small and the great!"

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