Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

And he serving will say, What I shall I give this before a hundred men? and he will say, Give to the people, and they shall eat; for thus said Jehovah, Eating, and they leave.

New American Standard Bible

His attendant said, “What, will I set this before a hundred men?” But he said, “Give them to the people that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left over.’”

King James Version

And his servitor said, What, should I set this before an hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

Holman Bible

But Elisha’s attendant asked, “What? Am I to set 20 loaves before 100 men?”

“Give it to the people to eat,” Elisha said, “for this is what the Lord says: ‘They will eat, and they will have some left over.’”

International Standard Version

Elisha's attendant asked, "What? Will this serve 100 men?"

A Conservative Version

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give to the people that they may eat, for thus says LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.

American Standard Version

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? But he said, Give the people, that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah, They shall eat, and shall leave thereof.

Amplified

His servant said, “How am I to set [only] this before a hundred [hungry] men?” He said, “Give it to the people so that they may eat, for thus says the Lord, ‘They shall eat and have some left.’”

Bible in Basic English

But his servant said, How am I to put this before a hundred men? But he said, Give it to the people for food; for the Lord says, There will be food for them and some over.

Darby Translation

And his attendant said, How shall I set this before a hundred men? And he said, Give the people that they may eat; for thus saith Jehovah: They shall eat, and shall have to spare.

King James 2000

And his servant said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus says the LORD, They shall eat, and shall have some left.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then his servant said, "How can I set this before a hundred men?" He said, "Give it to the people and let them eat, for thus Yahweh says, 'They shall eat and have some left over.'"

Modern King James verseion

And his servant said, What? Should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give to the people so that they may eat, for so says Jehovah, They shall eat and shall leave some.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

"What should I set this before a hundred men?" And he said, "Set it before the people and let them eat. For thus sayeth the LORD, 'They shall eat and leave.'"

NET Bible

But his attendant said, "How can I feed a hundred men with this?" He replied, "Set it before the people so they may eat, for this is what the Lord says, 'They will eat and have some left over.'"

New Heart English Bible

His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says the LORD, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'"

The Emphasized Bible

But his attendant said - How can I set this before a hundred men? And he said - Give to the people, that they may eat, for, Thus, saith Yahweh, They are about to eat and to leave remaining.

Webster

And his servitor said, What, should I set this before a hundred men? He said again, Give the people, that they may eat: for thus saith the LORD, They shall eat, and shall leave of it.

World English Bible

His servant said, "What, should I set this before a hundred men?" But he said, "Give the people, that they may eat; for thus says Yahweh, 'They will eat, and will have some left over.'"

Youngs Literal Translation

And his minister saith, 'What -- do I give this before a hundred men?' and he saith, 'Give to the people, and they eat, for thus said Jehovah, Eat and leave;'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁרת 
Sharath 
Usage: 99

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

an hundred
מאיה מאה 
me'ah 
Usage: 581

men
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

the people
עם 
`am 
Usage: 1867

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

the Lord

Usage: 0

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

References

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Context Readings

Elisha Secures The Food

42 And a man came from the lord of three, and he will bring to the man of God bread of the first-fruits, twenty of bread of barley, and garden fruits in his sack; and he will say, Give to the people, and they shall eat 43 And he serving will say, What I shall I give this before a hundred men? and he will say, Give to the people, and they shall eat; for thus said Jehovah, Eating, and they leave. 44 And he will give before them, and they will eat and leave, according. to the word of Jehovah.



Cross References

Luke 9:13

And he said to them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, There are no more to us than five loaves and two fishes; except having gone we buy food for all this people.

Matthew 14:20

And they all ate, and were satisfied; and they took up the remaining of fragments, twelve baskets full.

John 6:9

There is one little boy here, who has five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are these among so many?

Matthew 14:16-17

But Jesus said to them, They have no need to depart; give ye them to eat.

Matthew 15:33-34

And his disciples say to him, Whence to us, in a lonely place, so many loaves, to satisfy such a crowd I

Matthew 15:37

And all ate, and were satisfied: and they took up that remaining of the fragments seven wicker baskets full.

Matthew 16:8-10

And Jesus having known, said to them, Why reason ye among yourselves, O ye of little faith, because ye have taken no loaves

Mark 6:37-39

And having answered, he said to them, Give ye them to eat. And they say to him, Having gone, should we buy loaves of two hundred drachmas, and give them to eat?

Mark 6:42-43

And they all ate, and were satisfied.

Mark 8:4

And his disciples answered him, Whence might anyone be able to satisfy these with loaves here in the lonely place?

Mark 8:20

And when the seven to four thousand, the fillings of how many baskets of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

Luke 9:17

And they all ate, and were satisfied: and that over and above having remained to them was taken up, twelve baskets of fragments.

John 6:11-13

And Jesus took the loaves; and having given thanks, distributed to his disciples, and the disciples to the reclining; and likewise of the small fishes, as many as they wished.

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