Parallel Verses

World English Bible

Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few.

New American Standard Bible

Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels at large for yourself from all your neighbors, even empty vessels; do not get a few.

King James Version

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Holman Bible

Then he said, “Go and borrow empty containers from everyone—from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few.

International Standard Version

He told her, "Go out to all of your neighbors in the surrounding streets and borrow lots of pots from them. Don't get just a few empty vessels, either.

A Conservative Version

Then he said, Go, borrow for thee vessels abroad from all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

American Standard Version

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Amplified

Then he said, “Go, borrow containers from all your neighbors, empty containers—and not just a few.

Bible in Basic English

Then he said, Go out to all your neighbours and get vessels, a very great number of them.

Darby Translation

And he said, Go, borrow for thyself vessels abroad from all thy neighbours, empty vessels; let it not be few;

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say, Go ask for thyself vessels from without from all thine dwelling near; empty vessels; thou shalt not be little.

King James 2000

Then he said, Go, borrow you vessels outside of all your neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then he said to her, "Go, ask for yourself [some] containers from the streets, from all your neighbors. {You must collect as many empty containers as you can}!

Modern King James verseion

And he said, Go, borrow vessels for yourself from outside, from your neighbors, empty vessels. Do not let them be few.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And he said, "Go and borrow thee in other places, of all thy neighbours, empty vessels - and that not a few.

NET Bible

He said, "Go and ask all your neighbors for empty containers. Get as many as you can.

New Heart English Bible

Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Do not borrow just a few.

The Emphasized Bible

And he said - Go, ask thee vessels, from without, of all thy neighbours, - empty vessels, let them not be few.

Webster

Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.

Youngs Literal Translation

And he saith, 'Go, ask for thee vessels from without, from all thy neighbours -- empty vessels -- let them not be few;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Go
ילך 
Yalak 
Usage: 0

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

שׁכן 
Shaken 
Usage: 20

רק ריק 
Reyq 
Usage: 14

References

American

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Prayers for 2 Kings 4:3

Context Readings

Elisha Answers A Widow's Request

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." 3 Then he said, "Go, borrow containers from of all your neighbors, even empty containers. Don't borrow just a few. 4 You shall go in, and shut the door on you and on your sons, and pour out into all those containers; and you shall set aside that which is full."


Cross References

2 Kings 3:16

He said, "Thus says Yahweh, 'Make this valley full of trenches.'

2 Kings 13:18-19

He said, "Take the arrows;" and he took them. He said to the king of Israel, "Strike the ground;" and he struck three times, and stopped.

Psalm 81:10

I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

John 2:7

Jesus said to them, "Fill the water pots with water." They filled them up to the brim.

John 16:24

Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full.

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